People moves: Mineral Resource Authority, Association of Superannuation Funds, Australia-PNG Business Council

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A new Chairman of the Mineral Resource Authority, a new executive of the revived Association of Superannuation Funds, and two new board members of the Australia-PNG Business Council

Policy flexibility needed for maturing mining industry says Nautilus Minerals CEO

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Mineral deposits are becoming increasingly difficult to develop and the mining industry is looking to the Papua New Guinean Government to deliver flexible policies that will benefit a maturing industry, Nautilus Minerals Chief Executive Officer, Mike Johnston tells Business Advantage PNG.

In brief: Maru wants Papua New Guinea-Fiji trade dispute resolved by October, and other business stories

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Trade Minister Richard Maru wants trade issues with Fiji resolved this month, UBS buys into Kina Securities, and ANZ offers debit cards in PNG.

In brief: Government to discuss future of Bougainville shares and other business stories

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National Executive Council to discuss future of Bougainville shares, gold production at Lihir up and Bougainville government launches a new tourism initiative. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

PanAust looks for ‘social licence’ to operate Frieda River mine in Papua New Guinea

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Frieda River, a wholly owned PNG subsidiary of PanAust, has lodged a Special Mining Lease application to Papua New Guinea’s Mineral Resources Authority to develop the Frieda River Copper-Gold Project. Glen Connell, PanAust’s General Manager, Government and Community Relations, tells Business Advantage PNG that developing a ‘social licence’ to operate is just as crucial to the success of the project.

Papua New Guinea’s economy under pressure but fighting back

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Global and domestic factors have combined to slow Papua New Guinea’s economy. However, as Andrew Wilkins discovers, the Pacific nation’s business leaders are still confident about its future prospects.

Papua New Guinea business getting serious about eliminating gender violence

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There has been a significant change in attitude towards how Papua New Guinea businesses can contribute towards eliminating gender violence in the country in the past year. Business Advantage PNG looks at the innovative program being run by one of country’s leading landowner companies, Anitua.

In brief: Hope that SABLs leases will be return to landowners soon, and other business stories

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Chief Secretary indicates SABL leases will be returned soon, and Woodside CEO says Oil Search bid his ‘full price’. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

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

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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.

In brief: Port Moresby Chamber backs Northern Australia development for Papua New Guinea, and other business stories

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Port Moresby Chamber applauds development of Northern Australia, Papua New Guinea well-placed on global LNG stage, and SP Brewery launches new brew. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.