In brief: Australia aims to build undersea cables to Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands, and other business stories

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Australia undermines Chinese bid to build undersea cables, gas-fired power project approved by NEC, and Frieda River gold project to start in 2019. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

Turning security guards into role models in Papua New Guinea

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A new initiative aimed at improving standards across Papua New Guinea’s security industry is being welcomed as a significant step forward.

In brief: Maru wants Papua New Guinea-Fiji trade dispute resolved by October, and other business stories

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Trade Minister Richard Maru wants trade issues with Fiji resolved this month, UBS buys into Kina Securities, and ANZ offers debit cards in PNG.

In brief: Papua New Guinea Power fast-tracks extra machines to stabilise power in Port Moresby, and other business stories

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Port Moresby load shedding after shortfall in generation capacity, NRL rights deal kicks Telikom’s purchase of EMTV into touch, Eastern Highlands coffee producers may switch to robusta. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

Profiles: Laba Holdings and Hides Gas Development Company

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The PNG LNG Project has led to the creation of new landowner companies. During the construction phase the Hides Gas Development Company (HGDC) (upstream in the Southern Highlands), and Laba Holdings (downstream in the area around the processing plant close to Port Moresby), have exclusive rights to carry out certain key activities such as labour hire, […]