Papua New Guinean young guns (part 1)

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Lisa Smyth meets four young Papua New Guineans who are working to transform their communities with their dynamic business ideas. In part one of this story, meet the man behind apparel brand Barata and the woman who’s building solar-powered walk-in fridges.

Papua New Guinea in lockdown: what it means for you and your business

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After the coronavirus (COVID-19) arrived in Papua New Guinea this weekend, Prime Minister James Marape acted swiftly to shut the country down for 14 days – but what does that mean in practice?

Chamber of Commerce President on what 2020 holds for Lae, Papua New Guinea’s second city [opinion]

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Papua New Guinea’s industrial hub has a lot going for it as it enters the new year, says a quietly confident President of the Lae Chamber of Commerce and Industry, John Byrne.

Technology the key to Papua New Guinea ports’ improved efficiency

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Papua New Guinea’s major ports of Port Moresby and Lae have achieved significant efficiencies. In this exclusive interview with Business Advantage PNG, ICTSI Chief Executive Officer Anil Singh outlines the opportunities to grow both ports.

A tale of two cities: why successful investment in Lae is a boost for Port Moresby

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Lae, Papua New Guinea’s second-largest city, is again emerging as a key location for investment. Far from drawing investors away from capital Port Moresby, a buoyant Lae could actually be good for both cities, say representatives from the two cities’ business chambers.

IFC’s ambitious plan to improve agribusiness in the Markham and Ramu valleys

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The International Finance Corporation is undertaking a scoping study of the Markham and Ramu valleys to assess agricultural opportunities in Papua New Guinea. The results will help to develop a win-win business model for agri-investors and customary landowners.

In brief: Oil and Gas Act to be amended and other business stories

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Changes to the Oil and Gas Act, Prime Minister James Marape has announced that he wants to get the Wafi-Golpu gold mine ‘operational at the soonest’, and opposition leader Patrick Pruaitch has presented a case to challenge Marape’s election as prime minister. Your weekly digest of business news.

Lae to become city of innovation and growth, says the President of LCCI

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John Byrne, President of the Lae Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), tells Business Advantage PNG that despite foreign exchange shortages and poor roads, there is an upward trend in the city.

Morobe Province: Papua New Guinea Business Guide

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Morobe is Papua New Guinea’s most populous province and the gateway to the interior of the country.

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MOU signed for Wafi-Golpu copper-gold mine in Papua New Guinea

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Developers Newcrest Mining and Harmony Gold have signed a memorandum of understanding with the Papua New Guinea Government for the development of the Wafi-Golpu copper-gold mine in PNG’s Morobe Province. While the MOU indicates negotiations are proceeding well, there is still plenty of work to be done before the project gets a green light from government, local communities and investors.