In brief: State-owned enterprises told to lift performance and other business stories

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Papua New Guinea’s state-owned enterprises given pep-talk by Minister, new Credit Guarantee Corporation to be established and Ramu NiCo sales fall. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

In brief: US$8 billion Frieda River feasibility study released and other business stories

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Feasibility study for Frieda River mine in Sepik Province reveals expanded project, government accounts close this Friday and Pacific nations look to extended their exclusive economic zones. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

In brief: Ramu NiCo announces K4.8b expansion plans, and other business news

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Ramu NiCo announces expansion, Kina Bank celebrates innovation award, and Frieda River Project Accord signed. A weekly digest of the latest business news.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.