In brief: Russia and PNG to set up mutual embassies, and other business news

Russia plans to open an embassy in Port Moresby, the Australian Prime Minister announces relaxed visa rules for Pacific nations, and Crystal Kewe, the young app developer, wins a major APEC award.

More choice for Papua New Guinea beer drinkers as Vitis starts brewery

Traditionally a producer of beverages, spirits, liquors, juices and coffee, Vitis Industries is now producing its own range of beers. Already two are on the market, with another five about to go on sale.

‘The new PNG cyberspace’: ecommerce set to take off in Papua New Guinea

With Papua New Guinea’s soon-to-be-completed National Transmission Network likely to bring improved internet speeds and reliability by the end of the year more PNG companies are expected to explore the possibility of selling goods and services online. Andrew Wilkins looks at the potential for ecommerce.