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Monday, 25 August 2014

Modest sales for plant vendors

2014-08-25 PLANT vendors reported modest sales during the recent Durian Fair and Fruit Festival, as the influx of visitors hardly translates to sales.Participating vendors interviewed by The Brunei Times said most of the visitors were more interested in...

Focusing on the heart of the business

2014-08-25 THE growth of your business depends on four things: learning about communication, learning the state of your heart, to be always cautious in your endeavours and asking a lot of questions about the business. Learning about communication is about...

Policies needed to narrow ASEAN skills gap

2014-08-25 GAPS in national qualification frameworks in some ASEAN countries can be narrowed by drawing on experiences of Brunei and other more developed economies, according to a study. The study from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and International Labour...

Psychology of spending, part 4: Irrational Spending

2014-08-25 THIS is the fourth in a series of articles on the psychology of spending prepared by BIBD wealth management experts to help you understand your spending patterns. After touching on the four psychologies of spending; behavioural (habitual),...

‘IP can become an asset for the company’

2014-08-25 THE road towards better awareness of intellectual property (IP) in Brunei has been a long and hard one particularly when the country initially had a slow start. Following a number of initiatives from authorities, the IP landscape has been making...

Online bookstore offers personalised service

2014-08-25 NOLLYBOOK.COM is the first online-only bookstore in Brunei. The company was established in 2010 by Tajudeen Odubitan who at the time had difficulty looking for books that he needed while studying for his MBA. “We have also heard others complain...

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Selling corn part time to bulk up savings

2014-08-23 SELLING barbecued corn at the Pantai Jerudong twice a week, Helmi Hj Tami says this “part time” business has helped him supplement his income and even bulk up his savings.The 31-year-old vendor says that he goes to the Jerudong beach on his off...

DAA mulls introduction of cheaper, lighter plastic bottles

2014-08-23 THE Agriculture and Agrifood Department (DAA) is planning to introduce new packaging bottle for sauces and seasonings made out of polyethylene (PET) plastic as it is cheaper and lighter than using glass.   Speaking at the Fruits Festival held in...

Friday, 22 August 2014

Local vendors keen to join again

2014-08-22 ‘Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy merchandise good for brand awareness’ OFFICIAL Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy (HBT) products offer good exposure for local vendors due to the cup being a regional tournament, said the coordinator for merchandising. “Basically,...

Brunei sees rise in intellectual property patents

2014-08-22 NEW patent applications for the year so far has already outnumbered entries for the last two years, indicating a positive growth for the country’s intellectual property (IP) landscape. According to data from the Brunei Intellectual Property Office...

Jindo on the look out for more shrimps to export

2014-08-22 JINDO Sdn Bhd, a local and South Korean joint venture (JV) company, is in talks with several buyers for export of shrimps to South Korea as the firm looks to diversify its client base, a representative of the company said. In a telephone interview...

Food vendors: Moderate sale at Fruits Festival

2014-08-22 SMALL scale enterprises enjoyedmodest sales at the Durian Fair and Fruit Festival selling their home-based food product.The festival, which was held at the Bio Innovation Corridor Zone A in Tungku, also featured other businesses like food vendors...

Thursday, 21 August 2014

RTB urged to deliver content via mobile devices

2014-08-21 STATE broadcaster Radio Televisyen Brunei (RTB) will need to focus more on delivering content through mobile devices or risk losing interest of the younger generation of viewers. According to Salman Zafar, senior project manager of IT consultancy...

Thailand mulls furniture exports to Brunei

2014-08-21 THAILAND-made furniture could potentially be the next product to be introduced to the Sultanate as part of efforts to expand the variety of Thai products in the country, according to its Ambassador to Brunei. In an interview, Apichart...

BHC magazine gets new publisher, new direction

2014-08-21 LOCAL creative firm Mixmediaworx is giving Brunei's first complimentary home improvement and lifestyle magazine Butra Home Concept (BHC) a fresh look for its upcoming new issues after having acquired publishing rights for the magazine. In an...

‘Cloud’ computing can cut broadcasters’ equipment cost

2014-08-21 CLOUD computing can help broadcasters refocus their spending to improve their operations and business model by cutting cost spent on equipment, a visiting expert said.According to David Cao, vice president of sales at Benchmark Broadcast Systems (S...

Brunei, Bangladesh to draft agri pact

2014-08-21 BRUNEI and Bangladesh are finalising an agreement to cooperate in the primary resources sector, a top envoy here said yesterday.The agreement, which is expected to be finalised next year, will involve training and technology transfer as well as...

Seasonal demand boost fruit vendors’ sales

2014-08-21 FRUIT sellers are enjoying good business thanks to high demand for the seasonal tropical fruits like durian and rambutan among Bruneians and residents in the Sultanate.       Vendors interviewed by The Brunei Times said that most of the fruit...

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Link trade and investment patterns with Asia, study says

2014-08-20 COUNTRIES outside the mega-regional trade agreements should link their trade and investment patterns to the Asia-Pacific region sooner rather than later, a report by the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Agenda Council on Trade and Foreign Direct...

Chinese tourist arrivals up 10% in 2013

2014-08-20 THE number of Chinese tourists to Brunei has increased by 10 per cent on year in 2013, Brunei Tourism said yesterday.In a press statement, Brunei Tourism said 30,471 Chinese visited the Sultanate in 2013, higher than the 27,710 travelers recorded...

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