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Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Muslim woman achiever from S’pore

2016-02-02 A TAIPEI-BORN Muslim woman has been featured by the World Story Today website for her achievements in the academe. The website presents Jackie Y Ying as an example of a Muslim achiever who dispels the notion that “women get less attention and...

Setia Kenangan II’s unique approach to draw customers

2016-02-02 BUSINESS owners in the Setia Kenangan II area, one of the most exciting up and coming commercial areas in the country, are leveraging on unique products and concepts to attract customers. Entrepreneurs interviewed by The Brunei Times said that...

Oil price may rise to US$40-$60: Standard Chartered

2016-02-02 GLOBAL oil price is expected to recover to between US$40 (approximately $56) and $60 per barrel this year with the current supply glut anticipated to shrink, according to global bank Standard Chartered. Fundamentally, the current price of US$30...

Battle Pro registers over 200 entrepreneurs into database

2016-02-02 LOCAL events management firm Battle Pro Marketing Services has registered over 200 entrepreneurs into its database up to date, within startups seen to be hungry for business opportunities. “Now entrepreneurs are hungry for opportunities....

Alternative financing options for PPP projects sought

2016-02-02 THE government is exploring ways to tap into alternative financing to help fund public-private partnerships (PPP) infrastructure projects under the Bandar Seri Begawan Development Masterplan, a senior government official said yesterday. In his...

Monday, 1 February 2016

Money-saving tips for your next overseas vacation

2016-02-01 GOING on holidays can be quite an expensive affair but it does not have to be. The best kind of holidays are all about planning ahead and knowing how to look for deals. This involves a combination of budgeting and a certain skill in scouring the...

Building a business around passion for fashion

2016-02-01 CONTINUOUS support from her husband and family members gave entrepreneur Ainal M Abu Bakar the courage she needed to pursue her passion in business and fashion. Although her academic degree prepared her for a world away from business, taking up a...

How to make a successful tourism mobile app

2016-02-01 MOBILE tourism applications are a handy tool for the modern traveler, ranging from pointing out the closest restaurant from where you are standing to schedules, maps and other relevant information for anyone wanting to maximise the value of their...

Norway technology company to supply equipment to local waste management firm

2016-02-01 LOCAL waste management company CIC Environmental Services Sdn Bhd (CIC) signed an agreement with a Norwegian technology firm Thermtech AS for the supply of environmental treatment equipment for use in the local oil and gas industry. In a statement...

Private sector to help in SME dev’t

2016-02-01 THE upcoming centre to help facilitate operations of local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) needs to include the private sector so that the centre remains effective in driving SME growth. Federation of Brunei Malay Entrepreneurs (PPPMB)...

Using social media sites can attract more Gen Y tourists

2016-02-01 SOCIAL media plays a strong role in attracting ‘Generation Y’ tourists.According to Richard Lim Chew Lee, marketing manager for Malaysia and Brunei at the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), this is the reason why the agency has been actively...

Software can help promote business transparency

2016-02-01 SMALL and medium enterprises (SMEs) can use Microsoft’s Skype for Business to promote transparency in their business dealings. Wan Md Azwan (pictured), account manager for public sector at Microsoft Brunei, said companies these days are required...

New veterinary clinic caters to growing demand in Belait

2016-02-01 AFTER attending to house calls in Belait through mobile clinics for the past two years, DZ Veterinary Clinic has finally opened a branch in Kuala Belait to meet demand for animal medical care in the district.Located in a bungalow along Jalan Jaya...

Progresif eyeing to open branch in Temburong

2016-02-01 MOBILE network provider Progresif Cellular Sdn Bhd is eyeing to open a branch in Temburong in line with its plan to expand its operations. Progresif’s Chief Sales Officer Bob Gill said the company is focused on providing convenience and...

Saturday, 30 January 2016

China-based technology company opens Brunei office

2016-01-30 SESAME World Technology (B) Sdn Bhd, a Brunei-China technology company, has officially opened its office at the Design and Technology Building, Anggerek Desa Technology Park yesterday.The company, which had chosen to base its main research centre...

Automation to speed up business registration

2016-01-30 THE Registry of Companies and Business Names (ROCBN) looks to improve the approval process for company and business names reservations through automated approval. In an interview session with The Brunei Times, ROCBN Financial Officers Dk Asmaa...

Consumer Fair offers variety, value

2016-01-30 HEALTHY competition among vendors at the ongoing 17th Consumer Fair are benefiting consumers who can avail a wide variety of products and services at more attractive prices. Visitors and exhibitors interviewed by The Brunei Times said this year’s...

Friday, 29 January 2016

New firm offers maintenance services

2016-01-29 NEW joint venture firm Helynas Maintenance and Service Energy Brunei Darussalam has set its sights on offering its building maintenance services nationwide, and not only to select markets.According to Sharinah Abdullah, Group CEO of Helynas Group...

Employees need to know more skills to build a career

2016-01-29 EMPLOYEES become more valuable to companies once they have accumulated other skill sets other than what they’re specialising. Hans-Jurgen Reitzig, senior economic adviser to the Department of Economic Planning and Development, said a more rounded...

AMBD issues $100 million Islamic bonds

2016-01-29 THE Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD) has issued a $100 million sukuk (Islamic bonds) at a rental rate of 0.98 per cent.In a statement issued yesterday, the sultanate’s central bank said the 126th sukuk issuance was made on January 28,...

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