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    Economic News Updates

    For each market we cover, OBG produces regular economic research available on our website, by email subscription and via RSS feed. Free to access, our Economic Updates are targeted at those looking for regular comment on key sector developments.

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Economic Update | Brunei Darussalam sets its sights on a rebound

23 Apr 2016
Brunei budget

Infrastructure was a major beneficiary in Brunei Darussalam’s budget for FY 2016/17, alongside other key segments of the economy expected to steer the country toward more robust growth.

Economic Update | Brunei Darussalam edges closer to stock market launch

31 Mar 2016
Brunei CM

Preparations for the launch of a standalone stock exchange in Brunei Darussalam look to be moving ahead, supported by progress on a regulatory framework for the bourse.

Economic Update | Brunei Darussalam focused on flight

16 Mar 2016
Brunei aviation

The aviation industry in Brunei Darussalam is looking to expand its contribution to the economy, with a new code-sharing agreement and ongoing investment in flight training facilities expected to increase passenger figures and stimulate employment. 

Economic Update | Competition heats up in Brunei Darussalam’s telecoms industry

29 Feb 2016
Brunei telecoms

Faced with an increasingly competitive marketplace, Brunei Darussalam’s telecoms operators are working to broaden their services as they look to attract new customers and gain market share. 

Economic Update | Fiscal wake-up call for Brunei Darussalam

16 Feb 2016
Brunei fiscal

Amid concerns that Brunei Darussalam’s budget deficit could exceed earlier forecasts, Pehin Dato Abd Rahman Ibrahim, the second minister of finance, delivered a precautionary speech in January, emphasising the importance of public spending cuts.

Economic Update | Brunei Darussalam Year in Review 2015

19 Jan 2016
Brunei YER

While 2015 saw some progress in Brunei Darussalam’s ongoing diversification efforts, the challenging external climate, together with an increasingly competitive regional environment, further underscored the importance of pursuing non-oil revenue sources.