Boardroom briefing: micro-credentials, economic theories need a reboot, and remote working in paradise

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A look at ‘micro-credentials’, what economic theory is going to get us out of this mess and, and one tropical island gets creative in its search for visitors. Readings from around the world on business, leadership and management.

Boardroom briefing: coronavirus impacts, health tips and top business trends

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How the coronavirus is affecting business in Papua New Guinea, how to protect your business from it and business trends for 2020. Readings from around the world on business, leadership and management.

In brief: Papua New Guinea to issue visas on arrival from next year for Australian tourists, but not business people, and other business stories

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Visas on arrival to be available for Australian tourists, Morobe Governor to suspend trading licences for shops using street vendors, and corruption cases net K25 million for government coffers. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

Papua New Guinea ban on visas on arrival for Australians starts 1 March

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The ban on visas on arrival for Australians entering Papua New Guinea comes into effect on Saturday 1 March, making it harder for Australians to enter PNG now than for many other countries.

Banning visas on arrival to Papua New Guinea will affect business, says poll

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The O’Neill Government’s recent decision to cease visas on arrival for Australian citizens entering Papua New Guinea will have an impact on business, according to a Business Advantage PNG poll.

Cautious reaction to proposed ban on visas on arrival

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Business groups have reacted cautiously to the O’Neill government’s plans to scrap visas on arrival for Australian citizens.

In brief: Four new mining projects in the offing, Corruption Commission next year and other stories

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Four new mines to come on stream within 10 years, Corruption Commission next year and other local and regional stories.

Papua New Guineas can now apply for Aussie visas online

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Papua New Guinea citizens can now apply for visas to visit Australia online, part of a slow but steady improvement in immigration procedures between the two countries.

Online visa applications ‘in a number of weeks’: Gillard

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Papua New Guinea citizens will soon find it easier to travel to Australia, after Prime Minister Julia Gillard said PNG would join its online visa scheme and the process for obtaining five-year multiple entry visas would be eased. Gillard visited Papua New Guinea last week, meeting with PNG’s Government, the Opposition Leader Belden Namah and […]

Around the world: Sri Lanka praises PNG/Visa talks with Gillard/3rd palm oil investor/Takeover Oil Search/Disruptive technologies

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Sri Lanka praises PNG for not criticising CHOGM venue, PNG’s PM to raise visa issue with Gillard later this week, a 3rd Malaysian company considers investing in PNG’s palm oil industry, a call for Woodside to take over Oil Search and what on earth are ‘disruptive technologies’?