People moves: ANZ Bank, PNG Government, MiBank, Newcrest, Melanesian Spearhead Group

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ANZ appoints Pacific Regional Executive, new Government Ministers, a new board member at MiBank, Newcrest appoints a new External General Manager and a new Director-General at the Melanesian Spearhead Group.

In brief: 25 billion kina of mining investment in Papua New Guinea and other business stories

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Over 25 billion kina of mining investments over next decade expected, and New Britain Palm Oil hit by kina’s value. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

PNG and Fiji formalise closer business ties

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If foreign investors have generally been wary of investing in Fiji since the 2006 coup, Papua New Guinea has been the exception. Most notably, in 2009, PNG’s Bank of South Pacific lived up to its name by acquiring Fiji’s Colonial Banking Group and has subsequently invested heavily to strengthen its local presence. A year earlier, […]

Papua New Guinea’s trade treaties

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Papua New Guinea is party to a number of advantageous trade agreements that give its exports preferential access to markets all over the world. Here’s a brief summary. Papua New Guinea–European Union Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) PNG signed an interim EPA with the EU in 2009, which was ratified by the EU in early 2011 […]