Around the world: Sri Lanka praises PNG/Visa talks with Gillard/3rd palm oil investor/Takeover Oil Search/Disruptive technologies

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Sri Lanka praises PNG for not criticising CHOGM venue, PNG’s PM to raise visa issue with Gillard later this week, a 3rd Malaysian company considers investing in PNG’s palm oil industry, a call for Woodside to take over Oil Search and what on earth are ‘disruptive technologies’?

How climate change will affect Papua New Guinea

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Bob Hansen, MD of major agribusiness Mainland Holdings, considers the threats and opportunities to Papua New Guinea from climate change.

Interview: James Lau, Managing Director, Rimbunan Hijau (PNG) Group.

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The Rimbunan Hijau (PNG) Group optimistic MD, James Lau, tells Business Advantage why the group is expanding its horizons.

New Britain Palm Oil’s award: what does it mean?

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Papua New Guinea’s New Britain Palm Oil Ltd (NBPOL) has been to be ranked as Sector Leader in Agricultural Products in the 2012 Forest Footprint Disclosure (FFD) Annual Review. The award places NBPOL alongside major international companies such as British Airways, L’Oreal, Marks and Spencer and Sainsbury’s Supermarkets, which are named as leaders in their […]

Spotlight: Focus on palm oil

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Palm oil production has the potential to play a major role in economic development of Papua New Guinea. Industry development now underway in PNG shows that the returns on investment for local communities involved in palm oil plantations or smallholder systems can be high. This is particularly important for PNG, where over 80% of the […]

Interview: Taking PNG sustainable palm oil to the world

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Palm oil, sugar and beef producer, New Britain Palm Oil Limited, is Papua New Guinea’s leading agribusiness, with almost 100,000 hectares under its management across several provinces. Made in PNG asked Jamie Graham, General Manager of NBPOL subsidiary Ramu Agri Industries, about the next steps for this PNG success story. NBPOL’s recent growth has been […]

Agribusiness [sector profile]

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Papua New Guinea’s agricultural sector has a number of competitive advantages, including high seasonal rainfall, good quality soil and low-intensity methods. The absence of pesticides and artificial fertilisers presents opportunities for PNG to position itself as a leading organic producer. Palm oil, coffee and cocoa are Papua New Guinea’s three most valuable agricultural commodities, together […]

BSP leads Papua New Guinea’s charge into the Solomons

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Papua New Guinea firms are playing a key role in the Solomon Islands as investment floods in. The opening of a landmark new head office building in central Honiara marks the final stage of the takeover by Bank South Pacific (BSP) of the former National Bank of Solomon Islands (NBSI). It also symbolizes the pivotal […]