People moves: Transparency International Papua New Guinea, Pacific Community, National Capital District Governor

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Transparency International Papua New Guinea announces new Chairman and members of the Board, Pacific Community elects a new Director-General and the National Capital District Governor welcomes two Commissioners.

National Capital District: Papua New Guinea Business Guide

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The National Capital District (NCD) is Port Moresby. It is both a city and a district and the gateway to Papua New Guinea – the nation’s capital, centre of politics, trade and commerce. The city, which has become a growing and bustling metropolitan area, is dry, dusty and brown duringthe winter months, but is wet, humid and overgrown in summer. It is located on the southern coast of the country, surrounded by part of Fairfax Harbour.

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In brief: Papua LNG project to put Papua New Guinea as leading LNG exporter, and other business stories

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Forex turnover more than K4b in October, call for joint PNG-Australia coastguard initiative, and one kina chocolate bar on sale locally. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

In Brief: Borrowing from China to upgrade roads, and other business stories

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Negotiating to upgrade roads, using aid for development, and refunds to domestic fishing companies. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

People moves: CPL Group, National Capital District, Hilton Hotels and Resorts

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A new City Manager for the NCD, a new General Manager for Hilton, and CPL MD returns

A tale of two cities: reflections on 10 years in Port Moresby and Lae

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Papua New Guinea’s two major cities, Port Moresby and Lae, are the heartbeat of the economy. David Conn, Chief Executive of the Port Moresby Chamber of Commerce and Industry (POMCCI) and Alan McLay, President of the Lae Chamber of Commerce (LCCI) reflect on the changes that have occurred in their respective cities over the last decade.

Port Moresby 2018 APEC Summit to deliver significant opportunities for Papua New Guinea business

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Papua New Guinea’s APEC 2018 Coordination Authority is on track to deliver its budget for the 2018 event later this year, with interim CEO Christopher Hawkins saying it will highlight the opportunities the business sector can capitalise on.

In brief: Moves to reduce internet charges and other business stories

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New technology may reduce internet charges, Vanuatu assesses cyclone damage and Newcrest buys Wamum gold project. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

Prepare for a ‘tsunami’ of development projects: Independent Public Business Corporation chair

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The Chairman of Papua New Guinea’s Independent Public Business Corporation (IPBC), Paul Nerau, has flagged a ‘tsunami’ of government-backed development projects worth billions of kina, including the relocation of Port Moresby’s port and gas-generated electricity.

The quotable 2014 Papua New Guinea Advantage Investment & Infrastructure Summit

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The Papua New Guinea Advantage Investment and Infrastructure Summit was held in Port Moresby this week. Over two days, delegates heard about Port Moresby becoming ‘the Dubai of the Pacific’, tax incentives in the 2015 Budget and how to develop relationships with Chinese business. Here are some highlights.