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Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Cafes mull on new broadband plans

2015-01-27 RESTAURANTS and cafes offering free Internet services to patrons at their premises are still unsure of which broadband plans to take on when the new TelBru rates roll out in March. Managers interviewed by The Brunei Times were also unsure of what...

Monday, 26 January 2015

Good habits: Teaching your kids to save for a rainy day

2015-01-26 THE idea of saving money in a piggy bank or money box is often associated with children although it can be useful for adults too. A piggy bank, a place to store loose change, can be a good way of teaching children a simple way of storing money...

Running a home business, delivering customers a personal touch

2015-01-26 EMMA Emran’s Salon is a quiet home-based beauty shop run by sole-proprietor Noor Emmah Hj Emran, a 24-year-old-woman living in Tutong. Noor Emmah was first inspired to start her beauty salon by her mother, who worked as a make-up artist. She...

FBBA makes a point to keep abreast with local business environment

2015-01-26 INCREASING economic cooperation remains a key thrust for the French-Brunei Business Association (FBBA), but in order to achieve that, stakeholders must be aware of the policies which may affect their operations. Here, The Brunei Times reporter Leo...

Kg Kiudang introduces new ‘bed and breakfast’ homestay

2015-01-26 ADDING to his business portfolio, Hj Amran Hj Johari has opened a homestay opposite his herbal tea mini factory in Kampung Kiudang. Owner of the Teh Herba Sambah Bagangan herbal tea factory says that his homestay programme has been acknowledged by...

JP food court tenants call for more promotional activities

2015-01-26 DESPITE efforts to revive the Jerudong Park Playground, stall owners at the nearby food court failed to record an uptick in revenue. A manager of a restaurant at the phase 3 area, situated next to the shuttle bus for Jerudong Park Medical Centre (...

Benefits of Internet of Things outweigh high cost

2015-01-26 THE “Internet of Things (IoT)” can help businesses save on expenses in the long-run even though the initial cost of installing will be expensive, said a specialist from CISCO, a multination network service provider. IoT, which refers to...

Cashing in on historical underwater sights, wrecks

2015-01-26 PONI Divers is considering setting up an operation in the Philippines next year according to its general manager. In an interview with The Brunei Times, Wong Thye Sing said that while they are not planning another expansion this year, next year...

Local events organiser keen to help entrepreneurs

2015-01-26 LOCAL events organiser firm Battle Pro Marketing and Management Services is keen to provide more opportunities to startups and young entrepreneurs at its upcoming events this year.The company’s founder, Syed Yassin Syed Anayatullah is inviting...

Saturday, 24 January 2015

SugarBun to open two new stores this year

2015-01-24 MALAYSIAN fast food chain SugarBun is expanding its operations in Brunei with two new branches expected to open this year. The two outlets will be located in the Belait district. This is on top of the eight branches that are currently operating in...

Brunei's first gaming diploma course

2015-01-24 THE Cosmopolitan College of Commerce and Technology (CCCT) is offer is now offering the first ever course on gaming and animation technology in Brunei. The new diploma course aims to train its students to create computer games. According to CCCT...

Takaful Brunei Am sets up 24-hour call centre

2015-01-24 LOCAL insurance firm Takaful Brunei Am Sdn Bhd (TBA) has set up a 24-hour call centre that allows its clients to enquire or renew their insurance policies over the phone. In a briefing held yesterday, TBA officials said customers can now call...

Local takaful firm eyes corporate clients

2015-01-24 TAKAFUL Brunei Am Sdn Bhd (TBA), the country’s largest Islamic insurance firm, is eyeing to expand its corporate clientele. TBA is actively marketing takaful products to both large corporations and small and medium enterprises (SMEs), noting that...

Friday, 23 January 2015

Grant eyed to develop software for drones

2015-01-23 A LOCAL company that developed an award-winning software which modifies how drones operate is looking to secure a government grant of up to $650,000 to develop and commercialise its product. Teleconsult Sdn Bhd developed SkyEye - a software that...

Six new patents filed in December

2015-01-23 SIX new patents have been filed with the Brunei Intellectual Property Office (BruIPO) mostly from international chemical and pharmaceutical companies last December, according to the latest patent journal. A German chemical producer, BASF SE,...

Apprenticeship programmes to create skilled workforce

2015-01-23 MORE companies are needed to come on board and partner with the government to expand its options for apprenticeships, a senior education official said yesterday. According to Dr Chin Wei Keh, director at the education ministry’s Institute of...

Bookkeeping can help grow startups

2015-01-23 PROPER bookkeeping can help in growing businesses and startups. According to Dk Siti Khadijah Pg Hj Moksin, audit supervisor at global accountancy firm Deloitte and Touche, small businesses that do bookkeeping can see how much income and expenses...

Thursday, 22 January 2015

‘The most important thing is living space’

2015-01-22 IT HAS been over three years since residents have moved into upgraded Kampong Ayer homes that have been built as part of an ‘upgrade project’. The 65 new, ‘eco-friendly’ homes were built from 2011 to 2012 in Mukim Peramu and Mukim Saba in Kampong...

Jobseekers keen to work part-time in food service sector

2015-01-22 MOST jobseekers are keen to work in the food and beverage sector, noting that employers in this industry will allow them to work on the side while pursuing their studies. In an interview held at the sidelines of the Brunei Job Fair 2015,...

Bridge project linking Temburong to Brunei-Muara to be awarded soon

2015-01-22 THE contract for the bridge development project to link Brunei-Muara and Temburong will soon be awarded, said the Minister of Development yesterday. “The committee is making its final decision. Once they have decided, the project will be awarded...

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