In Brief: Government to review resource laws next year, and other business stories

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Review of Mining Act next year, acting Tax Commissioner warns of criminal action against companies not forwarding taxes to government and wholesale internet prices may drop by two-thirds. Your weekly digest of business news.

Pacific Towing: to succeed in the Pacific think regionally, act locally

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Pacific Towing is mirroring its business model in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands in Fiji. The company expects to continue its expansion in the Pacific region and is betting in developing local talent to provide solutions for the industry. Sarah Byrne explores.

Digital solutions to transform shipping in Papua New Guinea

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Digitisation and automation of the shipping sector will have a big impact on bringing industry in Papua New Guinea into the 21st century, Swire Shipping Country Manager Alistair Skingley tells Business Advantage PNG.

In brief: Oil Search fends off takeover offer after Woodside shelves bid, and other business stories

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Woodside drops takeover bid for Oil Search, coffee pulper machine installed for smallholders in Jiwaka Province, and market conditions force Hides Gas Development Company to cut workforce. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

In brief: Court refuses to hear Ok Tedi claim, and other business stories

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International court refuses to hear claim about government takeover of Ok Tedi mine, five percent aid cut to PNG and trial export of fresh vegetables to Fiji. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.   The International Court for the Settlement of Investment Disputes has declined to hear PNG Sustainable Development Program’s claims against the Government […]

Interview: Geoff Cundle, Steamships

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One of PNG’s largest and most diversified companies has a new Managing Director. We caught up with Steamships’ Geoff Cundle (pictured below) a few weeks into his new job. Business Advantage PNG (BAPNG): This isn’t your first time working in PNG …? Geoff Cundle (GC): I was here about 20 years ago, again with Steamships, […]