Six questions for Vic Lynch, owner of Kwila Coffee Roasters

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Vic Lynch is a Papua New Guinean cafe owner and barista who has built up a thriving business in Sydney, Australia, where PNG coffee is catching on.

Papua New Guinea’s coffee industry should focus on more profitable niches

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The coffee industry in Papua New Guinea is dealing with unusually low prices and poor production levels but there are significant opportunities, especially in commodity and speciality coffees. That was the view of speakers at the 2019 National Coffee Industry Symposium in Port Moresby.

In Brief: Huawei added to US trade blacklist and other business stories

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The telecom giant Huawei has been blacklisted by the United States, the South Pacific Tourism Organisation has released a positive tourism report for the Pacific region and Papua New Guinea’s Minister for Agriculture introduced the Agriculture Park project to Eastern and Western Highlands provinces. Your weekly digest of business news.

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

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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.

Entrepreneur: Sydney-based Papua New Guinea coffee roaster seeks better deal for farmers

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A Sydney-based company is looking to provide a ‘better deal’ for Papua New Guinea coffee farmers, and hopes to develop markets in Australia, the US and China. But to do that, says Principal Pana Wiya, he needs a capital backer.

In brief: Fiji lifts ban on import of Papua New Guinea food products, and other business stories

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Fiji’s trade Minister lifts ban on PNG food products, K65 million sought to contain coffee berry borer, and O’Neill warns of crackdown on companies not paying taxes. Your weekly digest of the latest business news

In brief: Government to buy 20 per cent shareholding in Port Moresby hotel complex, and other business stories

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Government to spend K300 million buying into Star Mountain Plaza project, Bougainville President supports new-look BCL, and Trade Minister seeks ban on Fiji imports. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

People moves: Kumul Telikom, Coca-Cola Amatil, PNG Coffee Industry Corporation, Compass Works PNG, public service

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Board appointments at new Kumul Telikom, a new Chairman at Coca-Cola Amatil, PNG Coffee Industry Corporation appoints woman to top regulatory position, new General Manager at Compass Works PNG

Papua New Guinea must take advantage of growing global coffee consumption, say leading exporters

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Papua New Guinea’s coffee industry needs to capitalise on the growing global demand for coffee, industry exporters and promoters tell Business Advantage PNG. They believe production improvements are essential to ensuring consistent quality.

In brief: Newcrest sells Hidden Valley stake to Harmony and other business news

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Newcrest Mining sells its Hidden Valley stake to Harmony Gold, group marketing of coffee exports to South Korea and an agreement to ban harmful fisheries subsidies. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.