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Friday, 29 August 2014

Maybank looks to boost Brunei presence

2014-08-29 THE local branch of a prominent Malaysian bank is seeking to boost brand visibility ahead of plans for increased revenue, its newly appointed country executive said yesterday.In an interview, Maybank country head and general manager of Brunei...

DSTIncomm to lure more customers with new store layout

2014-08-29 IN A bid to boost business revenue, DST Intergrated Communications Sdn Bhd (DSTIncomm) is now be focusing on distributing top selling Samsung and Apple brands at its newly revamped store in Gadong. The establishment, an authorised distributor of...

Boustead confirms no recalls for Suzuki in Brunei

2014-08-29 BOUSTEAD Sdn Bhd, sole distributor of Suzuki, yesterday said that the current recall made by Suzuki Motor in the United States will not affect the Brunei market. The Japanese automaker recalled more than 19,000 of its 2010 - 2013 Kizashi sedan...

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Standardised qualifications for ASEAN land surveyors mulled

2014-08-28 ESTABLISHING the ASEAN Framework Agreement on Mutual Recognition of Surveying Qualification (MRA) will enable licensed Bruneian land surveyors to practice abroad, the acting surveyor general said yesterday. The same arrangement applies to foreign...

Local firm promotes new security camera technology

2014-08-28 A LOCAL security and electronics company is promoting a more advanced security camera technology to both businesses and household as a more efficient way to tackle thefts. The security camera system, made by Taiwanese based company Avtech, allows...

Kampung cuisine attracts tourists

2014-08-28 BINTUDOH Green Spring Resort, a local eco-tourism resort, is using kampung food to attract more visitors and promote traditional cuisine to both foreign and local tourists. The resort also employed local youth to cook kampung food that’s being...

iCentre to promote youth entrepreneurship

2014-08-28 THE iCentre is looking to promote entrepreneurship as a viable career option to the youth in its plans next year. In an interview with The Brunei Times, Brian Koh, director of KR consulting, said the company which manages the iCentre business...

Ar-Rahnu finances small businesses

2014-08-28 RAISING capital by pawning gold through the Ar-Rahnu service remains one of the more popular ways for small enterprises to finance their businesses.Ar-Rahnu is an Islamic and Syariah-based pawn broking service which provides customers with...

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

BEDB to launch overseas placement programme for startups

2014-08-27 THE Brunei Economic Development Board (BEDB) is planning to launch an extended overseas placement programme which can help more local companies expand abroad. BEDB CEO Dr Hj Abdul Manaf Hj Metussin said the board is building on past experiences...

iCentre launches 7th Ignite awards

2014-08-27 ENTREPRENEURIAL skill development remains a key focus of the Ignite Entrepreneurship Challenge as competitors gear up to try and win the lion share of a $57,000 prize pool. “This Ignite Challenge journey is more important than the final...

Brunei ‘centre of excellence’ in Islamic banking

2014-08-27 BANGLADESH will send its financial industry officials to train in Islamic finance in Brunei, noting that the Sultanate is “one the centres of excellence” in Islamic banking.Bangladesh High Commissioner Mohammed Abdul Hye said while there are...

Malaysia video firm keen on RTB

2014-08-27 CREATIVE Studio Technology (CST) Brunei, the local arm of a Malaysian wedding and corporate event video production company, is keen to provide content to state broadcaster Radio Televisyen Brunei (RTB).In an interview with The Brunei Times, Khalid...

Fashion biz grows via social media

2014-08-27 USING social media is helping young fashion entrepreneurs to market and grow their small business.Entrepreneurs interviewed by The Brunei Times said they chose social media to market their products because using these networks is the fastest and...

Asia Inc Forum supportive of HoB

2014-08-27 LOCAL events management and publishing house, Asia Inc Forum is supportive of the Heart of Borneo (HoB) initiative and has lauded the tri-lateral environmental conservation effort.“The HoB project is a laudable project on environmental conservation...

Villages can be developed as tourist sites, expert says

2014-08-27 SMALL village offerings that are part of tourism packages will need to gain traction locally before they can be marketed as an international product, a tourism expert said yesterday. In an interview, Yeong Hyeon Hwang, professor on international...

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Satellite communications key to becoming a regional telco hub

2014-08-26 SATELLITE communications is important to help Brunei realise its vision of becoming a telecommunications hub in the region. In an interview with The Brunei Times, Md Yamin Abd Hamid, business development officer for satellite communication...

ADB to fund HoB review

2014-08-26 THE Asian Development Bank (ADB) has allocated a “substantive” amount of fund to finance consultancy cost of a proposed review of the Heart of Borneo (HoB) initiative, said the CEO of the HoB centre yesterday.“We are doing now the review of the HoB...

Banks to get back-up support

2014-08-26 SATELLITE communications provider Network Integrity Assurance Technologies Sdn Bhd (NiAT) is aiming to provide back-up communication links to the banking sector. In an interview with The Brunei Times, Md Yamin Abd Hamid, NiAT’s business...

Users unaware of recent Internet disruption

2014-08-26 INTERNET users in the Sultanate hardly noticed the recent nationwide Internet disruption, saying that they were accustomed to occasional disruptions and slow Internet connection speed.The Internet service was briefly interrupted nationwide last...

Brother International eyes bigger share of ASEAN market

2014-08-26 JAPANESE electronics and equipment company Brother International is planning to expand its share in the ASEAN market by focusing on its printing products targeted at the region’s government and corporate sectors.Shinji Tada, managing director of...

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