Papua New Guinean Kina

Papua New Guinean Kina

Papua New Guinean Kina overview

The kina (ISO 4217 currency code: PGK, the currency symbol: K) is the currency of Papua New Guinea. It is divided into 100 toea. The kina was introduced on 19 April 1975, and circulated along with the Australian dollar until 1 January 1976, when the dollar ceased to be legal tender. The name kina is derived from Kuanua language of the Tolai region, referring to a callable pearl shell used widely for trading in both the Coastal and Highlands areas of the country.

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Papua New Guinean Kina news

Aid to assess climate change impact
Aid to assess climate change impact

Papua New Guinea will receive aid to assess climate change impact and create a more resilient future for its people, thanks to a new partnership brokered by the United States Agency for International Development.

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Papua New Guinea PM's firm won $32m contract despite 'serious irregularities'

Exclusive: report says Peter O’Neill’s firm may have violated anti-corruption guidelines

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'Not a magic pill': readers in PNG respond to the Apec summit
'Not a magic pill': readers in PNG respond to the Apec summit

As the country prepares itself for the arrival of thousands of people including world leaders, we asked locals what they think

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'We are suffering here': PNG rolling out APEC red carpet but locals living in poverty

In a country where poverty is rife, medication shortages are biting and there's just been a polio outbreak, some Papua New Guineans are struggling to square their day-to-day lives with the money being spent on the APEC summit.

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Coke's coffers crammed with kina as dollar crunch hits Papua New...

Coca-Cola has mastered the business of getting its sweet, fizzy drinks into even the most isolated of Papua New Guinea's far-flung tropical islands and mountain villages.

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Coke's coffers crammed with kina as dollar crunch hits Papua New...

Coca-Cola has mastered the business of getting its sweet, fizzy drinks into even the most isolated of Papua New Guinea's far-flung tropical islands and mountain villages.

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In brief: Government plans five new highways and other business stories
In brief: Government plans five new highways and other business stories

Government plans to build and open five new highways, Milbank launches women-only credit card, and PNG Power to upgrade two projects in Eastern Highlands and East New Britain. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

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Five questions for: Papua New Guinea’s Ambassador to APEC, Ivan Pomaleu
Five questions for: Papua New Guinea’s Ambassador to APEC, Ivan Pomaleu

APEC’s 21 Leaders gather in Port Moresby next week, the culmination of 10 months of officials' meetings. Papua New Guinea’s APEC Ambassador, Ivan Pomaleu, tells Business Advantage PNG that making APEC useful for the country will require a long-term commitment.

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Tkachenko condemns Aust politician’s statement
Tkachenko condemns Aust politician’s statement

Minister Responsible for APEC, Justin Tkatchenko, has condemned the statement by Australia’s politician regarding the purchase of 40 Maserati vehicles by the PNG Government.

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