In brief: Possible rice agreement with the Philippines, and other business stories

A possible rice deal with the Philippines; developments in gas sales; and landowner issues. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

In brief: Bougainville referendum on the agenda, and other business stories

Bougainville referendum on agenda, Irish potatoes harvested in trial, and Mining Minister reassures landowners. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

In brief: Telikom PNG in pre-APEC upgrade, and other business stories

Telikom PNG in pre-APEC upgrade, strong result for Highlands Pacific, PM in Davos, Oil Search’s successful 2017, poor roads leading to food wastage, IFC sells BSP shares to Fiji fund, Nautilus trials on track, push to  return artefacts

In brief: Construction phase of Panguna mine to cost US$4-6 billion, and other business stories

Bougainville Copper Ltd says Panguna mine could be operational by 2025-26, Foreign exchange injection this week, and Tolukuma gold mine may restart by year’s end. Your weekly digest of the latest business news. 

In brief: BSP proposed ASX listing postponed, and other business stories

Bank South Pacific postpones its proposed listing on the ASX, Asian Development Bank Director predicts growth to rise in 2018, and K20 million to help fight coffee borer. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

In brief: Chinese companies win bid to build Ramu 2 power project, and other business stories

Two Chinese companies to build Ramu 2 power project, 95 per cent of logs sent to China, and Lae business leaders welcome ADB loan for key roads. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

In brief: Sir Mekere Morauta offers 3-step solution to K2 billion PNGSDP dispute, and other business stories

Sir Mekere Morauta calls for ‘genuine government effort’ to resolve K2 billion dispute, IFC approves credit facility and Manus business leaders want to be treated as a ‘special case’, if detention camps close. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

In brief: Total SA to start construction of LNG plant in 2018 and other business stories

Total SA Chairman says company is planning to commence construction of LNG plant in 2018, Ramu NiCo ordered to stop operating nickel mine and Harmony Gold reports ‘continuing exploration success.’ Your weekly digest of the latest business news. The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of oil and gas company Total SA, Patrick Pouyanné, says the company is planning to […]

In brief: PNG LNG project makes a significant contribution to landowner companies, and other business stories.

Local landowner companies benefit from PNG LNG project, PNG Government takes Woodlark stake, and Buka Airport disrupted by shut down. Your weekly digest of the latest regional business news.

In brief: Bougainville mining law passed, giving licensing regime to Autonomous Government, and other business news

Bougainville’s Autonomous Government moves closer to issuing mining licences, tuna stocks down to 16% of original size and foreign shareholding of NNBPOL won’t exceed 49 per cent. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.