In brief: Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister appoints twelve Vice-Ministers and other business stories

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Prime Minister James Marape has announced the names of his new Vice-Ministers, Air Niugini to take up the Cairns-Hong Kong route via Port Moresby and SP Brewery opens a cassava plant. Your weekly digest of business news.

In brief: Total expects new Papua New Guinea Government to honour gas agreement, and other business stories

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Total expects new PNG Government to honour gas agreement, SP Brewery signs a MoU to turn brewing waste into fertiliser and Air Niugini may take over one of Cathay Pacific’s routes. Your weekly digest of business news.

SP Brewery MD sees better future for manufacturers in Papua New Guinea

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Being a manufacturer in Papua New Guinea means managing its economic cycles, says Stan Joyce, Managing Director of SP Brewery, Papua New Guinea’s largest brewer. He tells Business Advantage PNG the economy is starting to turn in the manufacturing sector’s favour.

Economic update: major projects will be crucial for Papua New Guinea’s economy

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The fate of some major projects will be critical for the future of the Papua New Guinea economy over the next decade. In the second of a two-part series, Andrew Wilkins discusses the implications.

Take the long-term view to investing in Papua New Guinea, says brewer

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The secrets to a successful business operation in Papua New Guinea are to form partnerships, stay ahead of the game and be the best in your field. But the key, says Stan Joyce, Managing Director of SP Brewery, is to take the long-term view.

Papua New Guinea Investment Conference ‘a resounding success’

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The Business Advantage Papua New Guinea Investment Conference was held last week in Sydney, successfully showcasing the nation’s potential as an investment destination and canvassing different views from the business community about the opportunities and challenges. A clear picture of the country’s—and the Pacific region’s—great untapped potential emerged.

Brand poll shows that well-established companies dominate in Papua New Guinea

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A new online survey by Business Advantage PNG to identify Papua New Guinea’s most recognisable local brands suggests that there are four stand out companies. So, what makes brands ‘stick’ with consumers?

In brief: Government to discuss future of Bougainville shares and other business stories

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National Executive Council to discuss future of Bougainville shares, gold production at Lihir up and Bougainville government launches a new tourism initiative. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

Manufacturers survey: adapting to tougher economic conditions

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Papua New Guinea’s manufacturers experienced difficult conditions in 2015 and many are concerned that things will get worse before they get better. David James talks to some of the key figures from the sector to find out how they are coping with the tough market conditions.