Business literacy skills and access to markets essential if Papua New Guinea SMEs are to develop, say business leaders

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Boosting business literacy skills and opening up access to markets are at the heart of a successful SMEs policy for PNG, two influential business leaders tell Business Advantage PNG.

In brief: promise to complete key highway within 30 months and other business stories

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PM promises to upgrade Gulf-Southern Highlands Highway, a ban on foreigners buying land, and a possible chocolate factory for East Sepik. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

Five questions for … Lesieli Taviri, winner of the 2014 Westpac Oustanding Women Award

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Earlier this month,Westpac Bank declared the General Manager of Origin Energy PNG, Lesieli Taviri, as this year’s winner of the Westpac Outstanding Women Award in Papua New Guinea. Business Advantage PNG spoke to Taviri about her career and aspirations.

Involving women in business makes good economic sense, says Lesieli Taviri

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Ending violence, positive discrimination policies, promotion of women and expanding opportunities for women are the four key ways to get more women into business, according to Lesieli Taviri, Chair of the newly-formed Business Coalition for Women.