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PNG, Newcrest eye Wafi-Golpu deal after Sydney meet

Heads of Newcrest, Harmony, and the Papua New Guinean government met in Sydney, Australia, on Sunday, ahead of the 16th PNG Mining and Petroleum Investment conference, to continue negotiations on the delayed Wafi-Golpu gold-project.

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“It’s taking longer, I think it’s fair to say, than we all would have wanted,” Newcrest CEO Sandeep Biwas said.

While the talks did not reach a stage where a deal could be announced, Newcrest CEO Sandeep Biwas and PNG PM James Marape separately indicated in speeches at the conference on Monday that they intend

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