In brief: Russia and PNG to set up mutual embassies, and other business news

Russia plans to open an embassy in Port Moresby, the Australian Prime Minister announces relaxed visa rules for Pacific nations, and Crystal Kewe, the young app developer, wins a major APEC award.

In brief: PNG Power’s APEC commitment, and other business stories

Oil Search’s strong result, PNG Power promises, and a loan agreement for Crater Gold Mining. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

In brief: Air Niugini launches new direct routes, and other business news

Air Niugini launches new direct route, Total wins contract for Lihir Gold Mine, and a new state-owned-enterprise is formed. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

In brief: Mayur Resources granted environmental permit, and other business news

Mayur granted coal permit, Papua New Guinea signs up to China’s Belt and Road initiative and Newcrest settles insurance claim. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

People moves: Newcrest, Duffy, MSG, NZ parliament,

Newcrest appoints a new Mine Manager at Lihir, new Operations Manager at Duffy’s, Melanesian Spearhead Group appoints new Deputy Director General, former NZ Pacific Ambassador in new NZ parliament

In brief: Papua New Guinea government seeks K974 million loan from ADB and other business stories

Papua New Guinea’s government is seeking K974 million from the Asian Development Bank, Australia to earn negligible royalties from its oil and gas assets, and Newcrest describes conditions as ‘tough’ in PNG. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

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

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: Papua New Guinea government ‘committed’ to resolving royalty dispute at PNG LNG site, and other business stories

Blockade of PNG LNG site now its second week, Trade Minister threatens Fiji over refusal to import PNG products, and fears of job losses if rice import quotas introduced. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.