Brunei Darussalam made headlines in April with the announcement of several sukuk (Islamic bond) offerings ahead of the launch of a standalone stock exchange in the Sultanate.
Economic Update | Brunei Darussalam expands financial base through sukuk
Economic Update | Brunei Darussalam sets its sights on a rebound
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
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
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
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
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.