In brief: Papua New Guinea aims to strengthen business relationship with United Kingdom, and other business stories

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O’Neill wants PNG to take advantage of global business opportunities, Australia provides additional development funds, and Air Niugini outsources Lihir airport services. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

In brief: Crime and violence affects 80% of Papua New Guinea businesses, and other business stories

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Crime and violence slowing business growth, Robusta coffee production to be boosted, and women’s bank launched

Papua New Guinea, Timor Leste stand out in slowing Pacific economy

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Growth across the Pacific region is expected to slow slightly during 2013, with Timor Leste, Papua New Guinea and Nauru the outstanding performers, according to a mid-year review by the Asian Development Bank.