In brief: Wafi-Golpu closes in on environmental permit and other business stories

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Wafi-Golpu close to environmental permit, Kina Bank to launch capital fund for SMEs and PNG LNG delivers its highest production moment yet despite the COVID-19 pandemic. The business news you need to kickstart your week.

Package delivered: government gives first K$100m to help Papua New Guinea SMEs

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The first half of the Papua New Government Government’s promised K200 million funding for small and medium-sized enterprises has been handed over to Bank South Pacific. The money will be used to provide subsidised business loans.

Appetite for change: best practice tips for Papua New Guinea ecommerce

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Small businesses could be up and running with an ecommerce site in as little as a month, if they follow the advice of Robert Webber and Kaye Iling, the brains behind Food Pro PNG’s recent ecommerce launch.

Boardroom briefing: innovative SME advice, starting up sales online and PNG business people honoured

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The reason most startups fail, how to succeed in ecommerce, and PNG business people honoured. Readings from around the world on business, leadership and management.

New way to pay: NiuPay drives online payments in Papua New Guinea

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Fintech company NiuPay is making headlines with its e-government solutions and a recent partnership with Kina Bank. Business Advantage PNG meets its Director, James Inglis, to learn more about the business.

Connecting Papua New Guinea’s SMEs to advice they can afford

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Getting the right advice can be critical when you run your own business in Papua New Guinea, but it can be hard to find at an affordable price. That’s where Business Link Pacific comes in.

Invest in Me: crowdfunding site encourages Papua New Guinean success

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Invest In Me is the first crowdfunding platform developed by Papua New Guineans exclusively for Papua New Guineans.

Sustainable Papua New Guinea: PM links progress to UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

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COVID-19 may have impacted the progress of Papua New Guinea’s rollout of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, but Prime Minister James Marape has made it clear that sustainability and progress go hand in hand, and business must play a role.

The great unknown: survey suggests uncertainty the biggest threat to Papua New Guinean businesses

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Over two-thirds of Papua New Guinean businesses have experienced a ‘very negative’ impact from the COVID-19 crisis, according to a recent survey. Uncertainty over the duration of the crisis is considered to be the greatest challenge.

In brief: tariffs, fees and levies hurting agriculture and other business stories

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NBPOL claims tariffs, fees and levies are hurting agriculture, SMEs to benefit from government’s stimulus and government owes over K1 billion to businesses. The business news you need to kickstart your week.