In brief: Papua New Guinea team in Singapore to discuss Papua LNG and other business stories

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Minister for Petroleum Kerenga Kua is in Singapore to discuss the Papua LNG agreement, Papua New Guinea’s Kumul Consolidated Holdings announces its profits for the first half of 2019, and the United Nations Development Program Pacific Office opens the first Accelerator Lab in the region. Your weekly digest of business news.

In brief: Prime Minister James Marape asks China for free trade deal and other business stories

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Prime Minister Marape asks China to consider a Free Trade Agreement with Pacific island countries; Kumul Consolidated Holding reveals construction plans for Port Moresby, and an agreement has been reached to recommence the Carbon Trading Project in East Sepik Province. Your weekly digest of business news.

Papua New Guinea’s state-owned enterprises reveal mixed financial results

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Kumul Consolidated Holdings has released the 2018—and 2019 first quarter—financial results for Papua New Guinea’s state-owned enterprises. Business Advantage PNG investigates.

‘Fundamental change’ needed with Papua New Guinea state-owned enterprises

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Kumul Consolidated Holdings, the holding company for Papua New Guinea’s state-owned enterprises (SOEs), has released its Year in Review. It says that 2018 has been ‘particularly difficult and challenging’ for the country’s SOEs and that a fundamental change is necessary if the enterprises are to expand.

People moves: Kumul Consolidated Holdings, Waghi Mek (Coffee) Plantation, Terrain Tamer

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Chairman and Director of Kumul Consolidated Holdings removed, an Acting Managing Director at Waghi Mek (Coffee) Plantation, and a new General Manager at Terrain Tamer

People Moves: Solar Solutions, Kumul Agriculture Limited

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A new Chairman for Solar Solutions, and a new board for KAL

People moves: Steamships, Air Niugini, Kumul Consolidated Holdings, PNG Post, PNG Power

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New director at Steamships, changes at Air Niugini, Kumul Consolidated Holdings, PNG Post, PNG Power

Five questions for PNG Power’s new Acting MD Carolyn Blacklock

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Carolyn Blacklock has been appointed the new acting Managing Director of PNG Power. Business Advantage PNG talks to her about where the utility is headed.

People moves: Fimali, Rawson Oil and Gas, Kumul Consolidated Holdings

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A new National Sales Manager at Fimali, an acting company secretary at Rawson, and a chief operating officer at KCH.

What can Papua New Guinea business look forward to in 2018?

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As Papua New Guinea business gets back to work, Business Advantage PNG’s Andrew Wilkins looks at some of the issues coming up in 2018. With APEC coming to Port Moresby and a second LNG project in the offing, this is a year when PNG is going to be the subject of international attention.