Five questions for Jay Bartlett, Chairman of the Solomon Islands’ Chamber of Commerce

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Neighbouring Solomon Islands has strong business ties with Papua New Guinea. Jay Bartlett, Chairman of the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry, tells Business Advantage PNG that the country has some positive prospects, especially with its new undersea telecommunications cable.

People moves: Nambawan Super, WorleyParsons, Solomon Islands government

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Chief Investment Officer leaves Nambawan Super, a new board member for WorleyParsons, Solomon Islands Prime Minister voted out 

‘Good, steady growth’ in Solomon Islands, says Bank South Pacific country manager

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Bank South Pacific purchased the National Bank of the Solomon Islands 10 years ago this year. David Anderson, BSP’s country manager in the Solomon Islands, shares a 2017 overview of the country’s economy with Business Advantage PNG.

In brief: Ok Tedi mine reopens and other Papua New Guinea business stories

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Ok Tedi mine reopens after drought causes suspension, Kumul Petroleum renegotiates UBS loan for Oil Search shares and Steamships announces 11% profit increase. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

In brief: Papua New Guinea preparing to refinance Oil Search share loan, and other business stories

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Banks vie to renew government’s loan for shares in Oil Search, structural faults in Phase One of new Lae port, OK Tedi to resume operations next month. Your weekly roundup of the latest business news.

In brief: Tolukuma gold mine sale to lead to restart of operations, and other business stories

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Singapore company aims to recapitalise and restart Tolukuma gold mine, NPCP to contribute K450 million to Supplementary Budget, and PNG Defence Force ventures into business. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

In brief: Redundancies at Petromin Papua New Guinea after oil price slump, and other business news.

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Redundancies at Petromin Holdings ahead of restructure, LNG price slump may go further, and Santos confident its share price will rise. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

Sharp rise in Papua New Guinea visitor arrivals expected: TPA

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Papua New Guinean tourism operators flew the flag in Australia last weekend at the South Pacific Tourism Exchange at Melbourne’s Convention and Exhibition Centre. Robert Upe reports visitor arrivals are expected to rise, due in part to cruise ships improving tourists’ perceptions of PNG.

In brief: Salini-Impregilo to develop Papua New Guinea’s biggest hydro project, and other business stories

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Italian firm to construct giant Chimbo hydro dam, SOEs’ assets valued at K20 billion, and development concept for Elk-Antelope expected by mid-year. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

Solomon Islands businesses counting the cost of devastating flood

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While businesses are open again in the centre of Honiara, Solomon Islands, after last week’s devastating floods, transport appears to be the main problem facing business owners.