In brief: Papua New Guinea businesses owed two billion kina in GST refunds and other business stories

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Business owed K2 billion in GST refunds, Internal Revenue Commission to launch online tax payments and new Twinza Oil chairman to travel to Papua New Guinea. Your digest of the latest business news.

In brief: Freeport to acquire assets in Papua New Guinea and other business stories

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Potential new owner for the Yandera copper project, proposed levy for balsa wood and BSP Financial Group halts trading on the ASX amidst accusations of breaches to anti-money laundering laws. The business news in brief.

People moves: Kumul Telikom Holdings

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Kumul Telikom Holdings Limited (KTHL) names an Acting Chief Executive Officer for bmobile.

People moves: K92 Mining, Telikom PNG, NCSL

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K92 Mining welcomes a new board member, Telikom PNG appoints a new Acting CEO and NCSL’s Board of Directors gets a Deputy Chairman.

Cashless conversion: Papua New Guinea gets ready for an ecommerce revolution

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The Coral Sea Cable has landed and the pandemic has forced more businesses to go online, so has ecommerce’s time finally come in PNG? Business Advantage PNG’s latest business briefing asks some of the experts.

Privatisation on the agenda for Papua New Guinea’s state-owned enterprises?

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Minister for State Enterprises Sasindran Muthuvel has revealed his plans to reform Papua New Guinean’s under-capitalised state utilities and telecommunications businesses. The future could involve partial privatisation, he says.

Reasons why superannuation is critical to building a strong organisational culture in Papua New Guinea

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Six Papua New Guinean companies discuss the benefits of superannuation contributions and share with Business Advantage PNG why it can help companies reduce attendance problems and increase loyalty through super.

In brief: Possible rice agreement with the Philippines, and other business stories

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A possible rice deal with the Philippines; developments in gas sales; and landowner issues. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

In brief: Telikom PNG in pre-APEC upgrade, and other business stories

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Telikom PNG in pre-APEC upgrade, strong result for Highlands Pacific, PM in Davos, Oil Search’s successful 2017, poor roads leading to food wastage, IFC sells BSP shares to Fiji fund, Nautilus trials on track, push to  return artefacts

In brief: More than just a Supplementary Budget needed says UN Country Manager, and other business stories

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Roy Trivedy says Supplementary Budget is essential but not enough, Telikom and bmobile merger approved, visas for SME workers on hold.