Indonesia’s long relationship with Freeport at crossroads

Two Mountains have now become Two Valleys in West Papua
By Asian Correspondent Staff | 16th March 2017 AMERICAN mining giant Freeport-McRoRan Copper & Gold may soon pull out of Indonesia after more than four decades due to prolonged conflict with the government. The company, which is the country’s oldest international investor and largest taxpayer, has been embroiled in a battle... more →
Posted in: West Papua

The $100bn gold mine and the West Papuans who say they are counting the cost

West Papua and West Papuans got nothing more than Destruction and Death
West Papua‘s Aikwa river In 1936, Dutch geologist Jean Jacques Dozy climbed the world’s highest island peak: the forbidding Mount Carstensz, a snow-covered silver crag on what was then known as Dutch New Guinea. During the 4,800-metre ascent, Dozy noticed an unusual rock outcrop veined with green streaks. Samples he brought... more →
Posted in: West Papua

NZ Business Council focuses on Melanesia

New Zealand has been traditionally and culturally aligned more closely to Polynesian states than Melanesian countries. The country’s interest in building business ties with Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu is relatively recent when compared to the historic links that Australia has had with Melanesia. In the past... more →
Posted in: Solomon Islands

French Polynesia business lending slows

French Polynesia, Papeete waterfront Photo: RNZ
Banks in French Polynesia are reporting a business slowdown after a promising beginning of the year. The IEOM, which issues the French Pacific franc, says lending to businesses in the second quarter has seen a decrease by five percent. It says this is the lowest level in four years. The territory’s economy has suffered a contraction... more →
Posted in: Polynesia

Magazine To Bring Business News About Melanesia (HARD TALK)

Compiled by RANOBA BAOA, Fiji Sun Online Welcome to Hard Talk, where we pose questions to both top executives and budding entrepreneurs on some of the major issues involving business. The newest magazine on shelf is fast turning heads with common A-B-C journalism questions on ‘what, why who, where and how’ the magazine emerged. Business... more →
Posted in: Fiji

Five Rules for Reaching Indonesian Shoppers

Source: https://www.kantarworldpanel.com” Until recently, most consumer product companies paid relatively little attention to Indonesia. Today, many consider it a must-win market. Why? As many emerging markets enter a period of slower growth, Indonesia may be reaching an inflection point. It’s not only attractive in its own... more →
Posted in: Asia Oceania
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