Newcrest approves Lihir mine expansion in Papua New Guinea

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Newcrest Mining has approved a A$280 million (K696 million) expansion of its Lihir mine, following board endorsement of its Phase 14A feasibility study. The decision is set to deliver higher gold production and may extend mine-life.

In brief: Morobe government to revisit Hidden Valley agreement and other stories

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The Morobe government to revisit Hidden Valley agreement, PNG DataCo still repairing the cables broken in the September earthquake and the Investment Promotion Authority to get a new online registry before the year ends. Business news in summary.

In brief: New Porgera Limited close to applying for special mining lease and other stories

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Barrick executives visit Papua New Guinea for talks about a Special Mining Lease for Porgera, PNG welcomes back cruise ships, and Department of Trade and Investment to become a ‘one-stop shop’ for foreign investments. Your business news in a nutshell.

In brief: Wafi-Golpu agreement to contain risk funding provisions and other business stories

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Morobe Governor says Wafi-Golpu agreement will contain risk funding provisions, internet cable breakages set to take months to fix, and superannuation fund puts pressure on government over rent arrears. The business news you need today.

In brief: Barrick’s boss visits Papua New Guinea to talk about Porgera and other business stories

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Barrick says ‘all we need is for a shareholders agreement’ to restart Porgera, Air Niugini outperforms Australian airlines, and Harmony Gold indicates Wafi-Golpu’s negotiations continue to progress. The business news you need.

In brief: Wafi-Golpu mine negotiations reach ‘final leg’ and other business news

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MRA head says Wafi-Golpu mine negotiations are in their ‘final leg’, fuel prices expected to increase and coffee prices expected to drop. The business news you need this morning.

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.