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Friday, 21 November 2014

Entrepreneurship can help women break cultural barriers

2014-11-21 ENTREPRENEURSHIP can help women overcome cultural barriers and give them more freedom to grow both economically and professionally, a senior official from a multinational technology company said. Astrid S Tuminez (pic), Regional Director of Legal...

Indonesian firms keen on local tie-ups

2014-11-21 INDONESIAN boutique and clothing entrepreneurs are keen to seek local partnerships to market their handmade products due to cultural similarities between their country and Brunei.Speaking to The Brunei Times they said that there was potential in...

Prices of goods, services decline in October

2014-11-21 PRICES of goods and services in Brunei in October decreased by 0.4 per cent compared to September on the back of lower clothing and footwear prices, the Department of Economic Planning and Development (JPKE) yesterday. The clothing and footwear...

Visas, lack of flights block ASEAN aviation integration

2014-11-21 VISA-FREE travel and limited supply of services to certain destinations within ASEAN remain some of the challenges of fully integrating the aviation sector of the regional bloc, according to a recent regional report. Integration remains a work in...

Thursday, 20 November 2014

BIMP-EAGA ministers tackle connectivity issues to boost trade

2014-11-20 MINISTERS of the Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) have tasked their respective officials to assist the sub-region’s private sector in dealing with connectivity issues to ease trade activities. Following a...

Youth need support to tap markets locally and overseas

2014-11-20 BRUNEI should support its young entrepreneurs to access local and international markets, said the director of the Commonweath Youth Division. “The entrepreneurship culture (in Brunei) is still emerging, it is still a fledgling sector. However you...

Commonwealth to use Asia for global network of entrepreneurs

2014-11-20 THE Commonwealth is looking to build a global alliance of young entrepreneurs, using a regional model from Asia, said the director of the Commonwealth Youth Division. Speaking to The Brunei Times, Katherine Ellis, director of the Youth Division,...

Brunei needs more attractions, better pricing to attract Indonesian visitors

2014-11-20 BRUNEI needs to expand its tourism options and apply more competitive pricing to attract more tourists from Indonesia, a senior official from the embassy said yesterday.Rudhito Widagdo, Minister Counsellor and Economic Coordinator at the Indonesian...

Brunei’s spending power draws Indonesian firms

2014-11-20 BRUNEI’S high purchasing power is attracting Indonesian businesses to establish themselves in the country, a senior economic official from the embassy said yesterday. Speaking at the BIMP-EAGA (Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-The Philippines...

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Brunei key in new US Internet link

2014-11-19 BRUNEI will be a key point in establishing a new direct Internet route between the United States and Southeast Asia. This follows the signing of an agreement between Brunei International Gateway Sdn Bhd (BIG) and BEST Cable Corporation Pte Ltd at...

Gov’ts urged to use innovation to boost socially responsible business

2014-11-19 GOVERNMENTS should help promote socially responsible businesses through innovation, said a youth-led entrepreneurship alliance from Commonwealth-Asia. A statement issued by the Commonwealth-Asia Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs (CAAYE), which...

Brunei startup accelerator offers links with investors

2014-11-19 A BRUNEI startup accelerator and incubator is looking to connect its future clients with its existing network of investors, said the senior officials of the company on Monday. The Start Up Hub BIMP-EAGA (SUHBE Co) has a pool of angel investors...

Efforts needed to boost women entrepreneurship

2014-11-19 MORE efforts are needed to increase entrepreneurship among women despite global developments made in the last few years, the Attorney-General said yesterday. In her speech at the ‘Women in Entrepreneurship’ workshop, YB Datin Seri Paduka Hjh...

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Room for more business between Brunei, Indonesia

2014-11-18 THE Indonesian Ambassador to Brunei yesterday called for more development and growth in the field of economics between Brunei and Indonesia following a business meeting. The meet - held at the Indonesian Embassy in Jalan Kebangsaan - was part of...

‘Huge potential for this year’s Ignite business plans’

2014-11-18 ENTRIES for the Ignite Entrpreneurship Challenge are becoming more technically competent, said one of the judges for the competition yesterday. Head of the Institutional Banking Division of BIBD Minorhadi Mirhasan, said that the standards are...

Consumers prefer businesses with a conscience

2014-11-18 BUSINESSES that lack social responsibility will experience a decline in sales in a time where consumers are more likely to support companies that run sustainably. In an interview, the President of the Commonwealth Asia Alliance of Young...

CSR a form of investment, young entrepreneurs told

2014-11-18 YOUNG entrepreneurs yesterday were told to see social responsibility as an investment that can contribute towards business profits and maintain sustainable growth. During the Third Commonwealth Asia Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs (CAAYE) 2014...

Takaful beneficial for local businesses

2014-11-18 THE business community in Brunei will benefit if takaful (Islamic insurance) or general insurance subscription is made mandatory on their business or assets, said Chairman of the Brunei Insurance and Takaful Association (BITA) yesterday. “It would...

‘Take advantage of spin-off possibilities’

2014-11-18 YOUNG entrepreneurs will have opportunities to create spin-off industries from large multinationals setting up in the BioInnovation Corridor (BIC), an industrial park for foreign direct investments set up by the government. At the Commonwealth...

Monday, 17 November 2014

PUJA needs to expand beyond construction sector

2014-11-17 THE Brunei Association of Surveyors, Engineers and Architects (PUJA Brunei) has rooted itself and is now synonymous with the country’s construction industry. However, according to one of its former presidents, more needs to be done to expand PUJA’s...

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