People moves: PanAust, Mineral Resources Authority, KPMG, Ok Tedi Mining, Judicial appointments

Board and senior management changes at PanAust, a new Managing Director at the Mineral Resources Authority, a new Tax Partner at KPMG, Ok Tedi’s first female Mine Manager and judicial appointments for the National and Supreme Courts.

Independent mining consultant questions Papua New Guinea government role as both shareholder and regulator

To remain impartial, the Papua New Guinea Government should not be a shareholder, but only maintain regulatory oversight of mining projects, according to geologist and mining consultant, Jerry Nombri Garry. He tells Business Advantage PNG, there are other ways for the country to derive healthy revenues from mining projects.

Earthquake to have ‘huge impact’ on Papua New Guinea economy, says Prime Minister

Last month’s earthquake in Papua New Guinea will have a ‘huge impact’ on the economy, says Prime Minister Peter O’Neill. The death toll is rising, the extent of the destruction and disruption to services and businesses is still being assessed, and the damage to the PNG LNG project is expected to affect government revenues.

Stronger copper price a boost for Ok Tedi but further rises needed for rest of the sector

The copper price has increased by about a quarter in 2017, although it is still below its 2013 highs. Stephen Howes, Director of the Development Policy Centre at ANU tells Business Advantage PNG that the  boost in the copper price is important for Papua New Guinea, in particular, Ok Tedi.

In brief: Highlands Highway re-opens after a month-long blockade, and other business stories

Normal services along the Highlands Highways resume, coffee exports steady but expected to fall next year, and China approves loan for PMIZ. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

People moves: Ok Tedi Mining, Digicel, Media Council

Three women appointed to senior roles at Ok Tedi Mining,  a new CEO at Digicel, a new executive at the Media Council Ok Tedi Mining has appointed three women to managerial roles. Hillary Turnamur has been appointed Manager, Kiunga Operations, Beverley Pasen as Manager, ICT, and Chantel Christensen as Manager, Contracts and Compliance. *** Digicel PNG […]

In brief: Government seeking Budget support of US$500 million, and other business stories

Government seeking Budget support from World Bank, LNG partners seek huge savings by co-operating, Ok Tedi performing well after seven months. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

In Brief: Election campaign period to last eight weeks, and other business stories

Electoral Commissioner says campaign period will last eight weeks, Ombudsman suspends release of development funds until after the election and cocoa production back to average levels before borer struck. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

‘Unshackled’ Bougainville Copper reveals strategy for re-opening Panguna mine on Bougainville

If the giant Panguna copper mine on Bougainville is ever to re-open, many complex problems must be solved, including the status of the former miner, Bougainville Copper Limited (BCL). In this exclusive interview with Business Advantage PNG, BCL Chairman Rob Burns outlines its strategy to return to mining.

Sticking points in Mining Act yet to be resolved, says Mining Minister Byron Chan

The Minister for Mining, Byron Chan, says that the amendments to Papua New Guinea’s Mining Act are ‘complete’. But he tells Business Advantage PNG that there are some contentious issues.