Papua New Guinea can boost economy through better use of human resources, says study

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A survey of human resources in Papua New Guinea has found that the country could make big gains by using its people better. But there are significant skill shortages, especially in management and the professions.

In brief: Government to buy 20 per cent shareholding in Port Moresby hotel complex, and other business stories

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Government to spend K300 million buying into Star Mountain Plaza project, Bougainville President supports new-look BCL, and Trade Minister seeks ban on Fiji imports. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

In brief: Inflation expected to be 6 per cent, UNDP claims ‘timely’ expenditure reporting and POMSoX trading down 43 per cent

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In brief: Inflation expected to hit 6 per cent, UNDP claims ‘timely’ expenditure reporting and POMSoX trading down 43 per cent

The race to develop Papua New Guinea: 50 years of the United Nations Development Programme

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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has been operating in PNG for 50 years. Roy Trivedy, the UNDP Resident Representative in Papua New Guinea, reflects on the country’s economic and social development and why working together—’Yumi Wok Wantaim’—is vital.

In brief: O’Neill declares PNG moving towards a new regime of ‘managed economic growth’ and other business stories.

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A new approach to managing PNG’s economy, Manus Island detention centre to be ‘wound down’, and PNG cricketers turning professional. Your weekly digest of the latest regional business news.