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PNG puts Barrick, Zijin on notice over Porgera gold mine negotiations

19 Aug 2019

SYDNEY Papua New Guinea plans to take a larger share of the Porgera gold mine as part of lease-renewal talks, diluting the ownership of joint venture partners Barrick Gold Corp and Zijin Mining Group, the country's commerce minister told Reuters on Monday.

CORRECTED-UPDATE 2-PNG puts Barrick, Zijin on notice over Porgera gold mine negotiations

19 Aug 2019

SYDNEY, Aug 19 Papua New Guinea plans to take a larger share of the Porgera gold mine as part of lease-renewal talks, diluting the ownership of joint venture partners Barrick Gold Corp and Zijin Mining Group, the country's commerce minister told Reuters on Monday.

PNG aims to retain 30% of exported gold, may change currency pegs

19 Aug 2019

SYDNEY, Aug 19 Papua New Guinea wants to retain at least 30% of the gold it currently exports as it transforms its economy under a new government leadership, the country's commerce minister said on Monday.

Not-so-golden fleece: Australian wool prices plunge amid Sino-U.S. trade war

16 Aug 2019

SYDNEY The price of Australian wool favored by Chinese clothing makers has dropped as much as 20% in the last fortnight, sales reports show, with would-be bidders shunning auctions as the Sino-U.S trade war ramped up.

Australian wool prices a casualty in U.S.-China trade war

15 Aug 2019

YENNORA, Australia Wool prices in the world's dominant exporter, Australia, are plunging after Chinese mills closed their order books, with buyers citing an escalation in the U.S.-Sino trade war.

Judo helps Japan get to grips with China's expansion in Pacific

08 Aug 2019

APIA, Samoa In a large church hall near the Samoan parliament, 175-kg (386-lb) judo practitioner Derek Sua is being thrown to the mat by his Japanese coach, a black-belt who is just a third his size. | Video

Sink or swim: Chinese port plans put Pacific back in play

07 Aug 2019

ASAU, Samoa Early in the morning, before sunrise, low tide on the Samoan island of Savai'i reveals the remnants of an old American airstrip, washed away by decades of erosion, cyclones and tsunamis. | Video

Papua New Guinea seeks Chinese help to refinance debt, boost trade

07 Aug 2019

SYDNEY/WELLINGTON Papua New Guinea's new leader has asked China to refinance its entire 27 billion kina ($7.8 billion) government debt and enter into free trading arrangements with Pacific island nations, even as competition for influence in the region intensifies between Beijing and Washington.

UPDATE 1-PNG seeks Chinese help to refinance debt, boost trade

07 Aug 2019

SYDNEY/WELLINGTON, Aug 7 Papua New Guinea's new leader has asked China to refinance its entire 27 billion kina ($7.8 billion) government debt and enter into free trading arrangements with Pacific island nations, even as competition for influence in the region intensifies between Beijing and Washington.

PNG seeks Chinese help to refinance debt, boost trade

07 Aug 2019

SYDNEY/WELLINGTON, Aug 7 Papua New Guinea's new leader has asked China to refinance its entire 27 billion kina ($7.8 billion) government debt and enter into free trading arrangements with Pacific island nations, even as competition for influence in the region intensifies between Beijing and Washington.

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