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Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Poultry farm to open halal abbatoir

2014-10-28 A LOCAL poultry grower is keen to open its own slaughterhouse, encouraged by growing demand for services of halal abbatoirs According to Pg Hj Haris Pg Hj Duraman, managing director of trading and management firm Riza Group, the limited number of...

‘Improper classification of trademarks can cause delays’

2014-10-28 CLASSIFYING trademarks must be done objectively to ensure that applications are examined in accordance with guidelines and minimise delays, a senior official from the Japan Patent Office (JPO) said yesterday. Sunao Sato, director of JPO’s...

AMBD issues $100 million Islamic bonds

2014-10-28 THE Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD) yesterday announced the successful pricing of its 111th issuance of sukuk, or Islamic bonds, worth $100 million, at a rental rate of 0.19 per cent. The 101st issuance was made on October 16, 2014....

Luminox adventure watches arrive in Brunei

2014-10-28 THE leading independent watch distributor for luxury watch brand Luminox in the region has introduced a new Swiss made line of adventure watches in the Sultanate. Singapore-based distributor Crystal Time (S) Pte Ltd has brought the new line to the...

BMW car sales decline on lack of financing

2014-10-28 BMW BRUNEI saw slight decrease in sales as most consumers have limited access to car financing schemes. In an interview with The Brunei Times, Hj Mohd Fitzila Hj Mohd Yunus, acting sales manager, said the lack of financing has kept most Bruneians...

Monday, 27 October 2014

Leadership and your company

2014-10-27 This is the last a three-part series on starting your own business prepared by Standard Chartered Bank. AS AN entrepreneur starting up a company, leadership is probably something that you didn’t seriously consider while you juggle every ball in...

Trade mission strengthens ties between Indonesia and Brunei

2014-10-27 A RECENT trade mission to Indonesia was organised by the Indonesian Embassy in Brunei earlier this month and saw the participation of 74 Bruneian entrepreneurs. In a recent interview with The Brunei Times, Rudhito Widagdo, minister counsellor at...

Keropok manufacturer eyes export market

2014-10-27 FOR Shamada Food Enterprise, a local cracker manufacturer, venturing overseas is the surefire way to scale the business. The company actively joins trade expos abroad, with the aim of getting possible distributors in other countries, such as...

Demand rises for high quality electronic products

2014-10-27 MORE Bruneians are investing on high quality consumer electronics products that offer value for money. Retailers and distributors interviewed by The Brunei Times said most consumers don’t mind paying more as long as they can be assured of the...

Profiting from pillow biz

2014-10-27 HJ MD NORLAILAN HJ MD DAUD started making his own cotton pillows because he wanted to sleep comfortably – something that he couldn’t do with commercially available pillows filled with polyester. That was more than three years ago. This time, he is...

Artisanal food gives unique touch to local bistro

2014-10-27 A LOCAL chef adds a unique touch to his restaurant by making nearly everything by hand, including much of its wooden furniture. Louis Wong is the co-owner and chef of Din’s Bistro, a family business that opened up a year ago in a quiet corner in...

24 patents filed in Aug, Sept

2014-10-27 A TOTAL of 24 patents have been filed with the Brunei Patent Office in August and September this year, according to the office’s latest patent journals. The patent applications were filed by pharmaceuticals, energy technology, chemicals, oil and...

Brunei businesses need to branch out

2014-10-27 BRUNEIAN businesses have to branch out overseas markets so that they can help boost the local economy, a senior Indonesian diplomat said.According to Rudhito Widagdo, minister counsellor of economy at the Indonesian embassy, Brunei must also...

‘Cybersecurity challenges race against time’

2014-10-27 OVERCOMING cyber security challenges continue to be a race against time before a new exploit is taken advantage of.According to Adil Wahid, security specialist for the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre, companies have to overcome three global...

Saturday, 25 October 2014

M’sian company sees opportunity in Brunei

2014-10-25 MALAYSIA-BASED SMI Electric Automation Sdn Bhd, a system integrator for electrical and instrument, is keen to seek for business partners in the Sultanate to push its explosion proof solutions for the oil and gas industry. In an interview with The...

Make use of the Internet, ASEAN economies advised

2014-10-25 ASEAN can quickly realise its goal to become a single market economy by utilising the Internet, where businesses and customers connect without concern for borders, said a visiting expert recently. “What the Internet (can do is to) let people know...

Local fish demand remains high

2014-10-25 INCREASED consumption of fresh fish in the Sultanate is driving up demand, noted local fishermen participating at the Fisheries Department mini carnival yesterday. According to one of the business owners taking part in the carnival, Hj Zaini Hj...

Friday, 24 October 2014

Regional SMME financing options not favourable for growth: Report

2014-10-24 FINANCING solutions provided by institutions are no longer sufficient to support growth of small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) in the region, APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) and SME finance forum said in a report. Therefore, there is...

BCFA Nanning office to open soon

2014-10-24 THE Brunei business liaison office in China is slated to be operational soon following six months of renovation works, the vice president of the Brunei-China Friendship Association (BCFA) said. According to Dr Md Firdaus Abdul Rahman, the...

New technology poses security risks for buyers

2014-10-24 UNPROTECTED smart devices such as home automation systems can pose safety and security risks, said a security specialist from the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre, the region’s internet registry. Adil Wahid, a security specialist for APNIC...

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