Business » National

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Business matching programmes to help SMEs flourish

2014-04-15 THE Brunei Industrial Development Authority (BINA) is encouraging small businesses to work with established local companies for potential business opportunities. Hj Metassan Hj Abd Salim, the acting director of BINA said that it wants to connect...

Monday, 14 April 2014

Industry experts remain optimistic

2014-04-14 ‘Standards and Poor’s rating for Brunei not all negative’ THE recent rating from international credit agency Standard & Poor (S&P), which gave Brunei a BB+ credit rating for commercial banks operating in Brunei, does not necessarily mean...

Increased shipping activities pose threat to marine culture

2014-04-14 INCREASING shipping activities in the region is a detriment to marine biodiversity and must be addressed to prevent consequent economic losses in marine culture and deleterious effects on threatened marine habitats. Dr Argo Chandrashekar Anil,...

Hype builds up for local military contractors

2014-04-14 CREATING facilities and infrastructure to meet modern technological and training requirements for the Royal Brunei Armed Forces is neither a small nor easy task.Thus, it speaks very highly of local consultants and architects who are able to secure...

Healthy ambition driving force for Mochi frozen yoghurt founders

2014-04-14 A FEW years ago, when someone wanted to get their frozen yoghurt fix, it meant freezing your store bought yoghurt at home, or purchasing a fancy machine to make frozen yoghurt in your kitchen. In 2011, all that changed when a group of friends...

Benefitting from a smoother information system for skilled labour

2014-04-14 RECENTLY, the Department of Economic Planning and Development signed a cooperation agreement with the International Labour Organisation to look into developing a labour market information system. The Labour Market Information System promises to...

Taking time to understand yourself, make your business grow

2014-04-14 LIFE itself is not a sprint, it is a marathon. The same applies to your business. There is no quick fix in business, you have to know the start and end process of success, just like the process of looking for right type of plants and trees to grow...

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Retiree rediscovers and masters the art of making parang

2014-04-12 “SINCE it is something that I like to do, I do it now even though I should have learned about it many years ago before during my younger days.”These words were spoken by Basir Jimin whose interest in making parang , the local machete, has resulted...

S&P assigns BBB+ to Baiduri Bank

2014-04-12 GLOBAL credit rating firm Standard & Poor’s (S&P) gave Baiduri Bank Bhd a BBB+/A-2 rating, surpassing the rating that S&P assigned to Brunei’s commercial banking industry. S&P assigned BBB+ long-term and A-2 short-term issuer...

Startups to pitch business ideas in S’pore

2014-04-12 THREE local technology startups from the iCentre will be showcasing its products and prototypes at a conference in Singapore next week. DotRoot Technologies, Hoco Creative and Zestberry, have been selected by the iCentre to attend InnovFest 2014....

OBG sees big potential for Brunei in BIMP-EAGA region

2014-04-12 WITH the latest issue of the Oxford Business Group Report for Brunei currently underway, one of the focus the analytical team sees for the nation is Brunei’s role in the BIMP-EAGA (Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East Asian Growth...

Friday, 11 April 2014

Recent Toyota recall affects 300 vehicles nationwide

2014-04-11 THE latest global Toyota recall now affects approximately 300 Toyota models in Brunei, but its local distributor, NBT (B) Sdn Bhd, is yet to identify which which models are specifically affected. “We are in the process of calling the owners of the...

Omani trade delegates enticed by Brunei’s tax incentives

2014-04-11 COMPANIES from Oman may be interested in using Brunei as a regional platform to access ASEAN markets due to corporate tax rates and tax incentives, according to a member of a senior trade delegation from Oman.In an interview with The Brunei Times,...

Brunei Halal products can be readily sold in Malaysia

2014-04-11 BRUNEI Halal brand products don’t need to undergo the Malaysian halal accreditation process thanks to the MABIMS (Religious Ministries of Brunei Indonesia Malaysia and Singapore Association) agreement which would allow halal accredited products...

MIPR officers participate in intra-preneurship programme

2014-04-11 THE recently-held intra-preneurship empowering programme for officers under the Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources (MIPR) concluded yesterday with participants competing for the best business plan presentations. The competition, which was...

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Brunei and ILO sign cooperation agreement

2014-04-10 AN INFORMATION system giving comprehensive understanding of the Brunei Labour Market is now in the works following a cooperation agreement between the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the government, through the Department of Economic...

Microsoft’s Partner Network aims to help SMEs

2014-04-10 MICROSOFT Brunei wants local solution providers to be their partners through its Microsoft Partner Network initiative as it aims to support local business development in the Sultanate. The Microsoft Partner Network is designed for businesses whose...

JPKE plan new labour force survey

2014-04-10 A NEW survey of the labour force is expected this year as part of a new project that will pave the way for a comprehensive national labour market information system. The government, through the Department of Economic Planning and Development (JPKE...

Brunei’s fishing industry calls out for new blood

2014-04-10 FISHING entrepreneurs are calling for the new generation of Bruneians to dive into the fishing business to help build a thriving industry. Speaking at a dialogue session with undergraduates of higher learning institutions at the Universiti Brunei...

March car sales up by 14%:BATA

2014-04-10 PASSENGER vehicle sales for March went up by around 14 per cent compared to February’s figures, according to the Brunei Automobile Traders Association (BATA) report. The BATA report said that March sales rose to 1,421 units or 175 units more than...

Pages


Feel free to comment on this article using your Facebook account. By submitting your comment, you agree to the Terms and Conditions for the use of this comments feature, as stated here.