The Marape Manifesto: Prime Minister announces bold new course for Papua New Guinea

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Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister, James Marape, has issued The Marape Manifesto, a blueprint outlining his priorities in government. It flags some big changes, especially in the resource sector. David James explores.

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Discover Niunet, Papua New Guinea’s exciting education startup

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Niunet is a startup company aiming to disrupt the education sector of Papua New Guinea. In an exclusive interview with Business Advantage PNG, Chief Technical Officer David Valentine, talks about his plans after winning in Seedstars, the startup competition for emerging markets.

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SMEs in Papua New Guinea need to develop sound business practices, says Fusion Foundation

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Small and medium enterprises (SME) in Papua New Guinea need to hone their business models and proposals to get investors. Business Advantage PNG looks at some of the ideas that the Fusion Foundation, a non-profit entity that supports entrepreneurs, proposes to help SMEs thrive.

Expanding SME sector critical to Papua New Guinea’s future, says MD of SME Corporation

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Papua New Guinea will have to dramatically expand its small and medium enterprise (SME) sector if it is to achieve middle income status by 2030, according to Steven Maken, Managing Director of the Small and Medium Enterprises Corporation of Papua New Guinea. That will involve dealing with some key constraints.

People moves: SME Corporation board appointments, Link PNG, Prime Minister’s office, Chamber of Mines and Petroleum

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The government announces the board of the new SME Corporation, a new General Manager at Link PNG, a new chief of staff for the PM, and two new board members at the PNG Chamber of Mines and Petroleum

In brief: new Bougainville Mining Act creates ‘uncertainty’ over Bougainville Copper’s rights, and other business stories

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Bougainville Copper to seek formal acknowledgment of Bougainville mining rights, Post PNG pays first dividend, and low-cost ‘squatter’ housing project in Fiji. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

In brief: Moves to reduce internet charges and other business stories

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New technology may reduce internet charges, Vanuatu assesses cyclone damage and Newcrest buys Wamum gold project. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

Interview: Papua New Guineans need to become active participants in the economy, says Sir Nagora Bogan

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More than 400 delegates attended the inaugural SME Summit in Madang earlier this month. PNG’s Indigenous Business Council President Sir Nagora Bogan explains what will be required to encourage more Papua New Guineans to start their own small and medium-size enterprises.