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Monday, 23 May 2016

Family biz seeks projects beyond oil and gas

2016-05-23 LOCAL oilfield services company Syarikat Hj Idris Kalong dan Anak-Anak (Shika) is planning to bid for government projects more aggressively after recently upgrading its contracting class to undertake state projects up to $500,000. Shika's chairman...

Wayback Burgers eyes three more outlets within the year

2016-05-23 AMERICAN burger franchise Wayback Burgers has made its debut in Brunei with plans to open up more outlets. In an interview with The Brunei Times, Managing Director of JonRidge (B) Sdn Bhd, master franchisee for Southeast Asia, said that as part of...

Mr Baker: A story of business resilience

2016-05-23 ERIC Pui knows what it feels like to struggle during the early days of business. In the first two years of opening Mr Baker, the company made consistent losses which forced him to think about his business. At that time, the health conscious...

Developing good work attitude is vital in ICT

2016-05-23 GROWING the ICT industry is one of the goals set out by the government to diversify the economy. There had been many challenges along the way, most recently the National ICT White Paper highlighted a number of concerns, including limited past...

Shop like a seasoned traveller

2016-05-23 SHOPPING and travelling seem to go hand in hand and in fact, some travelers get to explore the culture of a country through shopping, especially in markets and bazaars. Shopping in a foreign country can be exciting and rewarding but can be...

Saturday, 21 May 2016

BAG Networks IT solutions improve tax filing time, ease of doing business

2016-05-21 BAG Networks, a joint venture between the government and Accenture, revealed that its IT solutions have improved tax filing hours by 30 per cent as well as improved the ease of doing business in the sultanate. In a press release, the company said...

Dotroot app soon in the Philippines

2016-05-21 A LOCAL startup company is planning to release its food ordering app for the Philippine market next month, a senior company official said. In an interview, Md Khairul Anwar Sabir, co-founder and chief operating officer of Dotroot Technologies,...

Cultivating a healthy credit lifestyle

2016-05-21 THE concept of cultivating a healthy credit lifestyle is a fundamental aspect for a stable financial well-being. Credit plays an instrumental role in everyone’s life where it provides a convenient and flexible financial tool to assist your daily...

Avail ASEAN ICT fund, regulator tells entrepreneurs

2016-05-21 THE Authority for Info-Communication Technology Industry (AITI) is actively encouraging entrepreneurs to expand their businesses by taking advantage of the ASEAN ICT fund. In a press statement, the regulator noted that ASEAN ministers had approved...

MPRT seeks development of tourism apps

2016-05-21 THE Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism (MPRT) has urged mobile application developers to create apps that will guide foreign visitors about key tourist destinations in the sultanate. Permanent Secretary at MPRT Dr Hj Abdul Manaf Hj Metussin...

Friday, 20 May 2016

Foreign hires for freezed positions possible but with condition

2016-05-20 BUSINESSES can hire foreign workers despite employment ‘freezes’ provided they give proof that efforts have first been made to hire locals. This includes evidence that they had placed out advertisement for locals, have done interviews, and...

BIBD has smartest branches in region

2016-05-20 BANK Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD) has been awarded by The Asian Banker (TAB) for having the best ‘smart branches’ in the region. BIBD received the Best Smart Branch Project award during the tenth TAB Technology Innovation Awards 2016 in Vietnam...

AMBD issues $20m sukuk

2016-05-20 THE Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD) has issued a $20 million-sukuk (Islamic bonds) at a rental rate of 0.9375 per cent. In a statement issued yesterday, the sultanate’s central bank said that its 131st sukuk issuance was made on May 19...

Bajoo Boutique launches new line in Kuala Lumpur

2016-05-20 BAJOO Boutique, a homegrown designer boutique, recently launched its new collection of children’s apparel at a fashion show in Kuala Lumpur. The firm’s general manager Jacqueline Cheong said that the launch of its SugarSugar line in Malaysia...

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Quality local workforce starts with change in attitude

2016-05-19 A POSITIVE work attitude needs to be instilled at every stage in order to improve the quality of the Bruneian workforce. In an interview with The Brunei Times, a senior government official from the Ministry of Home Affairs acknowledged that...

50 per cent of Aman Hills commercial space sold

2016-05-19 MORE than half of the commercial area in the Aman Hills mixed-development project have been sold, according to the firm marketing the property. In an interview with The Brunei Times, Davis Ho, project manager at Proland Realty, said that around 50...

‘Food Fest’ themed 18th Consumer Fair seen to attract huge crowd

2016-05-19 THE upcoming 18th edition of the Consumer Fair, themed “Food Fest”, is expected to bring in a high number of visitors. In an interview with The Brunei Times, event management executive of D’Sunlit Sdn Bhd Wendy Chok said that they decided to go...

Students learn value of seed funding

2016-05-19 FIVE teams of secondary students yesterday received seed money to help kickstart their business proposals after competing against 16 secondary schools in Brunei-Muara district at the government-led 4th Bigstart competition. Each winning team...

SCB offers deals to bank switchers

2016-05-19 STANDARD Chartered Bank Brunei (SCB Brunei) is offering promotional rates for three months for those looking to move their credit card, personal loan and mortgage loan balances from their current bank. In a press release yesterday, SCB Brunei said...

BIBD hosts dialogue with UAE’s Commercial Bank International

2016-05-19 BANK Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD) yesterday held a dialogue session with delegates from the United Arab Emirates’ Commercial Bank International (CBI) at its headquarters in Bandar Seri Begawan. Led by CBI’s Chief Operating Officer James Nelson...

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