COVID-19 hits Papua New Guinea’s mining sector

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COVID-19 has reached Papua New Guinea’s mining sector, with its two major mines announcing cases. Meanwhile, new measures are being introduced in response to the growing numbers of infections.

In brief: Nadzab Airport redevelopment project officially launched and other business stories

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Nadzab airport set to get a major facelift, PNG Ports says only three ports are profitable, and SIM card registration deadline extended. The business news you need to kickstart your week.

Papua New Guinea loses 12 places in World Bank’s doing business 2020 rankings

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Papua New Guinea slipped 12 places in the World Bank’s ranking of ease of doing business, but are there any positive signs? David James analyses the report.

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.

Opinion: Papua New Guinea needs more competition in telecommunications

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Sundar Ramamurthy, Managing Director of Invoc Pty Ltd and former CEO of Bmobile Vodafone and DataNets, explains lower prices are critical if the Coral Sea Cable Network is to be a game changer for internet users in PNG.

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