Court challenge: Marape forced to rethink Porgera decision by courts

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The decision by the Marape-Steven government not to extend the Special Mining Lease on the Porgera gold mine is headed for the courts after the National Court of Justice at Waigani ordered both parties to have discussions to resolve the matter.

In brief: Oil Search still keen on P’nyang gas project and other business stories

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S&P Global Rating lowers Papua New Guinea’s sovereign credit rating, Zijing Mining sends letter to Prime Minister Marape and PNG DataCo lands the Kumul Submarine Cable in Kavieng. The business news you need to kickstart your week.

More dialogue and an amicable outcome needed on Porgera mine [opinion]

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The Executive Director of Institute of National Affairs, Paul Barker, considers the repercussions from the Papua New Guinea government’s decision not to renew the special mining lease on the Porgera gold mine.

Porgera fallout: Prime Minister moves to reassure Papua New Guinea’s miners

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Prime Minister James Marape moves to allays concerns among Papua New Guinea’s mining companies following the decision not to renew the special mining lease for the Porgera gold mine. Meanwhile, the mine’s temporary closure is already affecting local business.

‘Nationalisation without due process’? Barrick Gold to take on Papua New Guinea government over Porgera decision

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The Papua New Guinea Government has announced that it will not renew the existing Special Mining Lease at the Porgera gold mine, which is operated by Barrick Gold. Barrick is set to challenge the decision.

In brief: lease extension for Papua New Guinea’s Porgera mine refused and other business stories

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Papua New Guinea to take over Porgera Mine, Mining Minister is looking to restart Wafi-Golpu discussions and Shadow Treasurer urges the introduction of a supplementary budget. The business news you need to kickstart you week.

In brief: Kavieng Airport in New Ireland Province set for an upgrade and other business stories

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The National Airport Corporation signs an agreement to upgrade Kavieng Airport, NKW Fresh signs a deal to support farmers in Morobe Province and Air Niugini turns around K133 million loss in 2018 to a profit. The news you need to kickstart your week.

In brief: Porgera Landowners Association presents a petition to renew mining lease and other business stories

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The future could look bright for Porgera gold mine, Western Province announces its position on P’nyang, and Papua New Guinea’s Treasurer says non-resource growth for 2020 is projected at 3.3 per cent. The business news you need to kick-start your week.

Transparency report shines light on Papua New Guinea’s extractive sector

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Although the extractive sector continues to be responsible for the bulk of Papua New Guinea’s exports, the latest Papua New Guinea Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative report has found that revenues to government remain comparatively small. Here’s what you need to know.

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.