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Monday, 20 October 2014

Is your company bankable?

2014-10-20 This is the first of a three-part series on starting your own business prepared by Standard Chartered Bank. Is your company bankable? Would a bank lend money to your business? Let’s take a look at what goes through a typical banker’s head when he/...

Belait offers opportunities to banking sector

2014-10-20 THE Belait district has historically been the home of the oil and gas sector. It is the second largest district in terms of population, with around 60,000 persons living there in 2011. The district, with its roots in the energy sector and its...

Creative agency leads digital advertising

2014-10-20 AS ADVERTISING moves towards a more digital platform, a local creative agency is hoping to drive that migration in Brunei. Early this year, the digital division of Mixmediaworx started pushing their own screen called 'Mixel', a high-definition...

More customers using debit card

2014-10-20 VISA Paywave, a debit card that allows for touch-and-go payment, is enjoying good response and will likely to expand its clientele in Brunei, the CEO of Baiduri Bank said. In August, Baiduri Bank became the first bank in the country to launch the...

Singapore firm keen to bring in coating that can cut CO2 emissions

2014-10-20 SINGAPORE-based Kho Industries Pte Ltd, sole distributor of Solcoat in Southeast Asia, is keen to bring in Brunei a type of coating that can used in furnaces to reduce carbon emissions.“In this region, so far we only introduced it in Singapore and...

Business is a performance art

2014-10-20 LIFE, you would say is a performance art, so is in the field business. Do understand that as a performer, you have the responsibility to work to the best of your ability, to perform to your audience or your clients. You connect with them through...

Listening ‘right’ can boost work productivity: expert

2014-10-20 LISTENING skills are underdeveloped in the workplace, according to the CEO of a human resource training company from Malaysia. “One of the biggest challenges is that people are not trained to listen,” said Santhakumaran Atmalingam, founder and CEO...

Savvy satay seller knows how to earn more

2014-10-20 FOR Lenah Mudin, there are so many ways to earn more as a satay vendor. Apart from managing her own stall at Pasarneka Mulaut, she also set up stalls in bazaars during special occasions and also caters for personal parties. As a caterer, Lena goes...

Showcasing Sarawak’s tourism potential

2014-10-20 THE tourism industry in Sarawak is in the spotlight as sporting events and cultural festivals are being showcased as part of the wider Visit Malaysia (VMY) 2014 tourism campaign. However momentum must be continued beyond this year’s festivities in...

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Broiler production farm shifts from conventional method

2014-10-18 A LOCAL broiler production farm keen to have a share of the growing halal chicken meat processing industry is shifting away from the conventional domestication method. Haji Emran Agricultural Farm, which started its operations under new...

CCCT provides computing training courses to enhance employability of students

2014-10-18 KNOWLEDGE and competencies in the use of computers have now become necessities in the workplace, thus, students need to learn the necessary computing skills to enhance their value as future employees in the Digital Age. Realising the importance of...

AITI, IDA Int’l to develop ICT White Paper

2014-10-18     THE Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI) engages IDA International Pte Ltd (IDA International) to develop a National ICT White Paper for Brunei Darussalam that will provide a strong foundation for...

Royal Brunei revives flights to Ho Chi Minh City

2014-10-18 THE national carrier has reinstated flights to Ho Chi Minh City starting yesterday as part of plans to expand its flight network and increase passenger numbers. Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) now operates four direct flights a week to the Vietnamese...

Brunei should capitalise on its strength to help ASEAN grow

2014-10-18 BRUNEI should capitalise on the strengths of its leading industries so that the country can play a major role in driving regional growth, a senior bank official said. In an interview, Vishal Shah (pic), Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) regional head...

Friday, 17 October 2014

JUST IN: Royal Brunei revives flights to Ho Chi Minh City

2014-10-17 NATIONAL carrier Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) has reinstated flights to Ho Chi Minh City starting today. The first flight bound for the Vietnamese city took off earlier this evening at 6.45pm. RB now operates four direct flights a week to Ho Chi...

Go beyond Brunei, businesses told

2014-10-17 THE private sector was yesterday urged to help Brunei meet its Wawasan 2035 economic targets by expanding abroad to stimulate economic growth. “Otherwise, our economy will be stagnant,” said Dato Paduka Hj Ali Hj Apong, deputy minister at the...

MARA: Malaysian food products can be easily accepted in Brunei market

2014-10-17 MALAYSIA’s entrepreneurial development agency Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) wants to push more food product into Brunei following its recent working visit to the Sultanate.There is “strong potential” for Malaysian food producers to export their...

‘Capitalise on growing demand in broadcasting, digital media’

2014-10-17 IN ORDER for the local creative industry to become one of the main sources of economic growth in Brunei, industry players need to develop the right set of skills and knowledge.Speaking at the “Ideas to Screen” workshop yesterday, Chief Executive of...

Thursday, 16 October 2014

More people needed in the Islamic finance sector

2014-10-16 THE Islamic finance industry need to get more professionals to meet the growing demand of the global market, the head of the country’s finance training institution said yesterday. Makhtar Abdullah, CEO of the Centre for Islamic Banking, Finance...

Financing remains a challenge for young entrepreneurs

2014-10-16 AWARENESS on how to get financing for business remains one of the major challenges for young Bruneian entrepreneurs. “When you start a business, you will need some support in terms of financing and for the young entrepreneurs they do not...

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