In brief: Landowners and the ABG agree to reopen Panguna and other business stories

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The Panguna Mine Landowner Clan Chiefs and the Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG) agree to create a new entity to redevelop the Panguna mine, Telstra’s acquisition of Digicel PNG on track, and Papua New Guinea launches its National Employment Policy. The business news you need today.

In brief: Porgera gold mine inching closer to reopening and other business stories

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Papua New Guinea’s State Negotiation Team Chairman says Porgera mine could open in April and confirm the Team is also working on Wafi-Golpu, Air Niugini resumes in-flight catering and the Japanese Government donate funds for infrastructure projects. The news you need today.

Newcrest Mining’s PNG head on Lihir, Wafi Golpu and its operations in Papua New Guinea

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Newcrest’s Chief Operating Officer PNG, Craig Jones, talks with Business Advantage PNG about the future of Lihir gold mine and Wafi-Golpu, and the impact COVID-19 has had on its operations.

2022: what can Papua New Guinea business expect from the year ahead?

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Business Advantage PNG looks to the year ahead and considers what Papua New Guinea-focused businesses can expect in the coming 12 months.

In brief: Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister talks about Wafi-Golpu and other business stories

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Air Niugini announces restrictions to travel to Sydney, Prime Minister Marape says Wafi-Golpu could be expected in December and Twinza Oil gets an ultimatum. The business new you need today.

ExxonMobil and Papua New Guinea to restart P’nyang gas project negotiations

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After the stalling of previous talks, ExxonMobil and the Papua New Guinea government have announced negotiations are recommencing for the P’nyang gas project.

Forum hears of challenging business conditions in Papua New Guinea

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The Australia–Papua New Guinea Business Council is holding its 36th business forum and trade expo this week in Brisbane. Business Advantage PNG reports from the event, which is both a physical and online event this year.

In brief: Ok Tedi Mining suspends flights to Australia and other business stories

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Ok Tedi Mining suspends flight to Australia after three miners tested positive to COVID-19, Papua New Guinea continues to battle surge in COVID cases and National Fisheries Authority signs agreement for Daru fishery.

Papua New Guinea falls in mining investment rankings

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Papua New Guinea is ranked as the tenth worst destination for investment in mining, according to the Fraser Institute’s Survey of Mining Companies 2020. Infrastructure and security were nominated as areas of particular concern.

New laws, new projects, new power: Kumul Petroleum’s MD on Papua New Guinea’s petroleum and gas future

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In this exclusive interview, Wapu Sonk, Managing Director of Kumul Petroleum Holdings, looks ahead to the next decade of Papua New Guinea’s petroleum and gas sector.