In Brief: Concern about changes to investment laws and other business stories

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Business concern about Papua New Guinea’s new foreign investment laws, a new strategy to develop the financial sector and Oil Search CEO receives award. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

In brief: Visas-on-arrival suspensions for November, and other business news

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Visa suspensions to hit tourism, rice imports slammed, and a coal power plant proposed for Lae. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

In brief: Abel to present on economic integration, and other business news

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Abel on economic integration, renewable energy transition by 2050 and a K2m commitment to revive Goilala coffee. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

In brief: Mayur Resources granted environmental permit, and other business news

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Mayur granted coal permit, Papua New Guinea signs up to China’s Belt and Road initiative and Newcrest settles insurance claim. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

In brief: Tourism brings in only US$105 million in the first half of 2017, and other business stories

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Tourism brings in only US$105 million in the first half of 2017, Lae businesses downturn about 30 per cent, says business leader, and SP Hunters win. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

In brief: More than just a Supplementary Budget needed says UN Country Manager, and other business stories

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Roy Trivedy says Supplementary Budget is essential but not enough, Telikom and bmobile merger approved, visas for SME workers on hold.

Sufficient coal in Papua New Guinea to supply a 50-megawatt power station for 30 years, says Mayur Resources

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A drilling campaign covering 1.5 km in the Gulf region has revealed there is enough high quality coal to run a 50-megawatt power station for 30 years, according to Paul Mulder, CEO of Brisbane-based unlisted miner, Mayur Resources.

People moves: Water PNG, World Bank, Mayur Resources, Air Niugini

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A new Chief Operating officer at Water PNG, a new Country Manager for the World Bank and a new Managing Director for Mayur Resources