People Moves: Nasfund, Newcrest Mining, ANZ Bank, NAC, Vodafone, East West Transport, BAPNG, PNG Air

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New CEOs for Nasfund and ANZ Bank, Newcrest CEO retires, changes at National Airports Corporation, new GM for East West Transport and new marketing head at Vodafone PNG and

Papua New Guinea has ‘enormous potential’ to increase exports, Eslake tells conference

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Delegates to last week’s 2022 Business Advantage Papua New Guinea Investment Conference received an overview of the plans of the new Marape government, as well as detailed economic updates and a range of briefings on opportunities across the country’s key economic sectors.

In brief: China to support Papua New Guinea’s Ihu Special Economic Zone and other business news

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China reaffirms its commitment to supporting the development of the Ihu Special Economic Zone, Vanimo Airport officially reopens, and Ok Tedi Mining to open a museum to highlight its history and legacy. The business news you need this week.

Vodafone’s K3 billion investment to expand Papua New Guinea’s telco market

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Papua New Guinea finally has a third telecommunications player, following the launch of Vodafone PNG last week. Talking exclusively to Business Advantage PNG, Vodafone’s Regional CEO Pradeep Lal outlines the telco’s ambitious plans.

In brief: new telecommunications project for Papua New Guinea and other business stories

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The Asian Development Bank and ATH partner to develop a new mobile broadband telecommunications network in Papua New Guinea, the National Airports Corporations partners with the Fly River Provincial Government and PNG to redevelop the meat industry. The business news in brief.

Phone wars: Bmobile ready to take on the competition, says CEO

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With lower prices, and more investment in customer service and infrastructure, state-owned telco Bmobile says it is ‘competition ready’ in the face of a dominant existing market leader and a new competitor due later this year.

In brief: InterOil considers appeal after ExxonMobil takeover rejected, and other business stories

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Canadian court upholds appeal against ExxonMobil takeover bid for InterOil, BSP CEO says 2017 Budget reflects prevailing conditions, and Sepik Plains holds high potential for beef industry. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

Agreement with Vodafone UK will allow bmobile to expand and compete, says Ramamurthy

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Papua New Guinea’s third telecommunications operator, bmobile, has signed a partnership arrangement with the global giant, Vodafone UK. Chief Executive Officer Sundar Ramamurthy tells Business Advantage PNG what the agreement means for the company’s operations in PNG and Solomon Islands.

Around the world: Channel Seven defends corruption claims, and other international stories

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Corruption and money laundering claims continue to dominate headlines, as NZ politicians favour immunity for Fiji’s current coup leaders.

BeMobile in talks with Vodafone UK

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The Independent Public Business Corporation says it is now talking directly with Vodafone UK to bring the global telecommunications giant to run BeMobile PNG.