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Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Online system to speed up processing of import/export permit

2015-02-25 The Royal Brunei Customs and Excise Department (RBCE) is targetting to have at least 15 government agencies on board for the Brunei Darussalam National Single Window (BDNSW), one-stop online resource for customs declaration, before the end of the...

January CPI down 1.6 per cent

2015-02-25 THE consumer price index for January has decreased by 1.6 per cent compared with last month, according to data issued by the Department of Economic Planning and Development (JPKE). The JPKE reported yesterday that prices for the national shopping...

Brunei can be base for distributing coffee brand in East Malaysia

2015-02-25 LOCAL cooperative Koperasi Berkat Kerjakaras Semua Sanang (BKSS) is open to the possibility of serving as the base for the distribution of Ranggi coffee brand to Sabah and Sarawak. BKSS Chairman Md Salleh Mohiddin said the cooperative “could...

Consumers eyeing value-for-money phones

2015-02-25 APPLE and Samsung continue to dominate the mobile phone market in Brunei, but other lower-priced brands are starting to get noticed by consumers. Retailers interviewed by The Brunei Times said most of their customers are loyal to their brand of...

NORI LifeStyle branches out to Malaysia and Indonesia

2015-02-25 LOCAL accessories shop NORI LifeStyle is making a foray into the Southeast Asian market, with plans to open shop in East Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore. The homegrown brand, which opened its store in Mabohai Shopping Complex a few weeks ago, is...

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

AirAsia Pass to boost Brunei’s tourism: exec

2015-02-24 BRUNEI will be one of the "biggest beneficiaries" of the AirAsia ASEAN Pass as the latest product from the budget airline is expected to open up least popular destinations in Southeast Asia. Brunei is “not on top of the travel list”, according to...

Technology used to promote bank’s CSR

2015-02-24 BANK Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD), the Sultanate’s biggest bank, is using various platforms to encourage its clients to take part in its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives. BIBD’s CSR Head, Nurul Akmar Jaafar, said the bank is...

BKSS co-op eyes $10,000 monthly sales from coffee retail business

2015-02-24 LOCAL cooperative Koperasi Berkat Kerjakaras Semua Sanang (BKSS) is targeting $10,000 in monthly sales as an exclusive distributor of Malaysian coffee brand Ranggi Coffee. BKSS Chairman Md Salleh Mohiddin said the sales target serves as a starting...

‘Change management’ needed to adapt to new IT sytems

2015-02-24 CHANGE management is necessary for institutes which need to adapt to new technology, according to experts from BAG Networks, Brunei’s largest ICT company. BAG (Brunei Accenture Group) had over the years implemented several large scale ICT projects...

National Day celebration boosts local businesses

2015-02-24 LOCALS and foreign tourists swarmed the capital yesterday to witness the country’s 31st National Day, boosting sales of local restaurants and stalls. Restaurant managers interviewed by The Brunei Times said they have taken part in previous...

Monday, 23 February 2015

Pursue success, take time to review your ‘business canvas’

2015-02-23 WHEN it comes to starting or running a business there are no books that will ensure the success of the venture by the entrepreneur. Nevertheless, the main rules of business still apply with aspects such as proper accounting and revenue models...

Is lunch time spending putting a dent in your savings?

2015-02-23 AS LUNCH break gets shorter, more employees are eating out out of convenience, rather than going through the trouble of travelling home. This decision, however, might strain your wallet in the long run. For example, spending $10 for lunch for the...

‘Practice professionalism if you want to earn double income’

2015-02-23 HOLDING a day job should not stop a person from starting a small business and earn some side income. For a hardworking 30-year-old, who only wishes to be known as Hj Faz, good time management and the ability to maintain professionalism at work are...

Event Loop app has great potential, developers say

2015-02-23 EVENT Loop, a marketing tool that uses social media successfully debuted at the recent edition of Consumer Fair this year. Its developers, DotRoot Technologies, said that users were quick to learn and adapt to the uses of the application. Event...

Inside scoop on how to make simple business ideas work

2015-02-23 A SIMPLE business model can achieve success with dedication and continuous effort. Aisbreadcream, a local business selling ice cream wrapped in bread, has grown in popularity since it started in late 2013. Its owner, Hj Khairul Ariffin Hj Abd Aji...

Brunei Foodies app to offer service for free

2015-02-23 BRUNEI Foodies, a mobile application created by a local food guide group, aims to serve as a free platform for online food retailers to promote their products. According to Kamarul Dzaman Ajimain, creator of Brunei Foodies app, online vendors can...

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Hotels in BSB fully-booked for the long weekend

2015-02-21 HOTELS located at the heart of the capital reported an increase in room reservations as the National Day celebration on Monday spurred most families to go for a long weekend holiday. Hoteliers interviewed by The Brunei Times disclosed their hotels...

JPCC hikes food court rental rates

2015-02-21 THE Jerudong Park Country Club (JPCC) has increased the rental price of its stalls at the food court to the dismay of its current vendors. JPCC Marketing Officer Ak Danny Pg Tajuddin said raising rental prices will bring the monthly rental fee at...

Invest on skills training to cut labour cost

2015-02-21 BRUNEIAN companies must consider hiring more locals and invest in their training to mitigate the risks of paying higher remuneration cost for foreign workers following a new minimum wage set for Filipino migrant workers. Nur Judy Abdullah, vice...

Friday, 20 February 2015

Foodie app creators seek more advertisers

2015-02-20 A LOCAL food guide group is targeting to get 10 advertisers by the end of 2015 to be featured in its new mobile application. In an interview with The Brunei Times, Kamarul Dzaman Ajimain, who is better known as Marul, said the ‘Brunei Foodies’ app...

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