Boardroom briefing: overlooked SME marketing tool, cheaper power on the way and networking done right

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LinkedIn could be the tool you need for your SME marketing, Australia set to announce investment in Papua New Guinea power infrastructure and how to ace a networking event. Readings from around the world on business, leadership and management.

In brief: Asian Development Bank to invest in Kina and other business stories

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Kina and the Asian Development Bank join forces, the Bank of Papua New Guinea launches its ‘regulatory sandpit’, and PNG’s first rooftop solar power trial begins. This is your weekly digest of business news.

Bank South Pacific’s CEO gives his predictions for 2020

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In this exclusive interview, Bank South Pacific’s Chief Executive Officer, Robin Fleming, speaks with Business Advantage PNG about the real impact of Papua LNG and P’nyang, how power cuts are affecting mobile banking and the prospects for business in 2020.

Papua New Guinea loses 12 places in World Bank’s doing business 2020 rankings

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Papua New Guinea slipped 12 places in the World Bank’s ranking of ease of doing business, but are there any positive signs? David James analyses the report.

In brief: Kingston to get full ownership of Misima gold project and other business stories

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Kingston Resources Ltd reaches an agreement to buy Pan Pacific Copper out of Misima gold project, Papua New Guinea’s new Minister for Environment and Conservation refutes previous investigations on Ramu Nico’s slurry spillage to the Basamuk, and PNG DataCo predicts a 42 per cent slash in internet prices. Your weekly digest of business news.

How changes to Western financial aid strategies will affect Papua New Guinea

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The creation of a one-stop shop US development bank will see a doubling of available infrastructure funding for Asia-Pacific projects, and is expected to boost the PNG Electrification Partnership. It comes as the US, Australia and Japan have unveiled the Blue Dot Network, an initiative designed to compete with China’s Belt and Road Initiative in the Pacific region. 

A change of leadership at PNG Power: what next?

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Acting Managing Director Carolyn Blacklock has resigned from state-owned utility, PNG Power. The announcement comes with the state-owned utility on the cusp of launching a new ‘reform agenda’.

Analysis: Electricity, partners and politics in Papua New Guinea

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A big plan to connect 70 per cent of Papua New Guinea to power by 2030 grabbed headlines. Delivering is the true challenge, explains Shane McLeod, research associate working with the Lowy Institute’s Australia-PNG Network.

In Brief: Papua New Guinea reaffirms its commitment to the development of the petroleum and energy sectors and other business stories

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In Brief: Papua New Guinea’s government reaffirms its commitment to the development of the petroleum and energy sectors and other business stories

Electrification Partnership beginning of new era for PNG Power

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Carolyn Blacklock, the acting Managing Director of PNG Power, says the money that will come from the Papua New Guinea Electrification Partnership established at APEC will greatly assist the roll out of electricity. She says PNG Power has sharply increased the number of connections it is making and is aiming to concentrate on hydropower.