In Brief: More than 3000 candidates vie for parliament, and other business stories

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Over three thousand nominate for 2017 national elections, the moratorium on mining exploration in Bougainville is lifted, and cocoa farmers receive grants. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

New affordable houses project in Port Moresby a model for elsewhere in Papua New Guinea

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The construction of 100 affordable houses in Port Moresby will be the launchpad for similar projects elsewhere in Papua New Guinea, predicts Joe Webb, the Managing Director of Australian joint venture partner Amode.

Business backs Buk bilong Pikinini

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Papua New Guinea’s business community has rallied round Buk bilong Pikinini (BbP), a charity dedicated to bringing literacy to children through libraries.