Join us in Sydney: Thomas, Pesce headline outstanding line-up for 2-in-1 investment conference

We are really excited about the program we have put together for our first investment conference in two years, which includes two heavyweight keynote speakers plus an impressive cross-section of PNG and international business leaders.

Young Bitcoin entrepreneur brings Silicon Valley to Papua New Guinea

A young Papua New Guinean entrepreneur is bringing Silicon Valley to PNG to help boost financial inclusion in the country. Day One Investments’ Shane Ninai tells Business Advantage PNG of his plans to encourage the use of the virtual currency, Bitcoin.

Entrepreneur: ICT specialist and Kumul GameChangers finalist, Panu Kasar

Perseverance and execution are the keys to being a successful businessperson, according to Panu Kasar, one of the 12 finalists in the Kumul Gamechangers Competition, which is designed to ‘bring to life’ ideas from the private sector. He explains his ideas to Business Advantage PNG.

Papua New Guinea entrepreneurs trial digital technology for cancer diagnosis

Trials have begun of a way to use the internet to improve the diagnosis of cancer biopsies. It is another PNG innovation that has grown out of the KumulGamechangers Competition, as entrant co-founder, Dr Rodney Itaki, explains to Business Advantage PNG.

Entrepreneur: Roberta Morlin, women’s health app developer

Roberta Morlin is developing an app that will be able to provide direct medical consultation for women in remote PNG. She explains to Business Advantage PNG how it would work and the challenges of being a young entrepreneur in PNG.

In brief: Papua New Guinea’s Bank of South Pacific completes purchase of three Westpac Pacific operations, and other business news

Bank of South Pacific finalises purchase of Westpac’s Tonga, Samoa and Cook Islands banks; Special Economic Zone agreement in East Sepik and Santos reportedly buying into P’nyang gas field. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

Six things we learned at Australia–Papua New Guinea Business Forum in Lae

Trade Minister Richard Maru has urged Australian and Papua New Guinean business leaders to look seriously at diversifying their areas of investments.

In brief: Conn says Port Moresby businesses have ‘lost hope’ in security in Papua New Guinea, and other business stories

Violence takes a toll on businesses in Papua New Guinea, Anglo American and Highlands Pacific form joint venture, and Sime Darby extends takeover deadline for NBPOL. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.