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Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Russian firms want to do business in Brunei

2016-04-26 RUSSIAN companies could be establishing their businesses in the sultanate soon after gaining a stronger understanding of Brunei’s business environment following their recent visit, a Russian business representative said. In an interview, Viktor...

Helynas eyes branching out to Singapore

2016-04-26 LOCAL marketing and consultancy firm Helynas Group of Companies is seeking to open a branch in Singapore in the third quarter of 2016 as part of plans to extend its network into the island city-state. Sharinah Abdullah, CEO of Helynas Group of...

Portable cabins economical solution for home owners

2016-04-26 PORTABLE cabins are making a wave among home owners looking to expand their homes as setting up one on your own property do not require additional government permissions, according to a sales representative from local construction firm LSL Metal...

Monday, 25 April 2016

Clear your clutter and earn some money on the side

2016-04-25 YOU have just bought a new home, and it's time to move out of your old place. After a quick review of the various things you have bought and collected over the years, you ended up with a fairly large list. You tallied everything that you own and...

Creating a meaningful business

2016-04-25 MEANING to each individual is unique. You cannot borrow someone else’ sense of meaning and make it your own. The secret to your business success is really about being passionate and doing your own thing, in a disciplined, consistent and creative...

Passion for health and wellness creates day spa business

2016-04-25 M IMAGE Beauty Studio has been in business since the year 2000 and for the next decade, it has changed ownership twice. In 2011, Camellia Abdullah resigned from her government job and bought the long standing beauty salon and day spa in Kiulap. “I...

Bajoo Boutique files trademark for children’s wear

2016-04-25 LOCAL shop Bajoo Boutique has recently filed an application to trademark its signature children’s attire Tutu Kurungs to protect the boutique’s unique design. Bajoo Boutique’s General Manager Jacqueline Cheong said the company has to trademark its...

‘Look for opportunities to connect with the right people’

2016-04-25 MAXIMISING one’s contacts is an essential part of marketing, as when it is done correctly, it can be the most effective way to boost sales. In an entrepreneurship talk entitled ‘21st Century Opportunities’ held in the capital recently,...

New venue offers space for small, niche events

2016-04-25 LOCAL creative agency The Collective Arts and Events is seeking to claim a share in the market for corporate events by offering its new MakerSpace venue as a site for niche events. Shinny Chia, the company’s creative director, said MakerSpace can...

‘Rice farmers should become entrepreneurs’

2016-04-25 BRUNEI needs to provide marketing support for rice farmers to encourage them to become more entrepreneurial. According to Dr Amin Mugera, an agribusiness specialist at the University of Western Australia’s Institute of Agriculture, the government...

Saturday, 23 April 2016

TelBru to provide one of the best services in the region

2016-04-23 CUSTOMERS want seamless connectivity to the Internet anytime and anywhere, said the Chief Executive Officer of Telekom Brunei Berhad (TelBru), highlighting the telco’s goal to provide customers with services that are ranked among the best in the...

Showcase for new Johor Bahru development

2016-04-23 A NEW real estate development project in Johor Bahru, Malaysia is being showcased to Bruneian property investors at Radisson Hotel over the weekend. Branded as the ‘The M Lifestyle’, the 21.7 acre project is currently being developed by Macrolink...

BIBD accounts for 40% of property financing market

2016-04-23 BANK Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD) holds between 30 to 40 per cent of the share in the property financing market, with most of demand coming from younger working customers. In an interview with the media on the sidelines of the 8th BIBD Home...

Roti Bakaq Teloq Meleleh expands to Brunei

2016-04-23 MALAYSIAN food franchise Roti Bakaq Teloq Meleleh (RBTM) has expanded its operations into Brunei, with its first kiosk launched in Pasar Malam yesterday.In an interview with The Brunei Times, local franchise holder Erwanshah Hj Habolashah said as...

Friday, 22 April 2016

TelBru can help Brunei become a ‘smart nation’

2016-04-22 TELEKOM Brunei Berhad (TelBru) can provide the infrastructure to help Brunei transform into a smart nation. TelBru’s Chief Marketing Officer of TelBru Lim Ming Soon said the Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) infrastructure needs to be in place so that the...

Promote interest in agriculture among youth

2016-04-22 THE government should encourage the youth to be more interested in agriculture as this will help Brunei tap into the emerging opportunities in food and agribusiness. Dr Amin Mugera (pictured), an agribusiness specialist at the University of...

SCB holds seminars on market outlook

2016-04-22 STANDARD Chartered Bank Brunei (SCB Brunei) recently held two seminars on market outlook for its clients in Brunei-Muara and Kuala Belait. In a press release issued yesterday, SCB Brunei said the seminar entitled ‘Positioning for Volatility’ was...

AEC opens up new opportunities to Russian companies

2016-04-22 THE creation of the ASEAN Economic Community is good news for Russian businesses, said the Russian Deputy Minister of Economic Development. In an email interview with The Brunei Times, Deputy Minister Alexey Vedev said AEC’s goal to create a...

Brunei-Guangxi Economic Corridor supports Vision 2035

2016-04-22 CHINA’S Foreign Minister Wang Yi said projects under the Brunei-Guangxi Economic Corridor need to deliver results soon to strengthen bilateral trade and contribute to the sultanate’s aim to diversify its economy. In a press conference held...

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Malaysia firm eyes Brunei defense textile market

2016-04-21 MALAYSIAN firm Jakel Defence System Sdn Bhd is eyeing the textile market for Brunei’s defence industry. Jakel Defence’s Director of Business Development Saiful Izhar Senawi said apart from military apparel, the company is planning to supply...

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