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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’s industrial island becomes a reality

28 Aug 2015
Brunei petrochem

Expectations are high for Brunei Darussalam’s downstream energy sector, as Pulau Muara Besar (PMB) island prepares to welcome the country’s first oil refinery and aromatics cracker complex, highlighting the Sultanate’s growing potential as a destination for value-added processing.

Economic Update | Brunei pursues greater sukuk liquidity

29 Jul 2015
Brunei capital markets

Further solidifying the importance of Islamic finance in Brunei Darussalam’s developing capital market, the country’s financial regulator said in June it is preparing to issue long-term sharia-compliant bonds in the near future. 

Economic Update | Brunei Darussalam looks to a new bourse to diversify economy

25 Jun 2015
Brunei bourse

Plans to launch a stock exchange in Brunei Darussalam by 2017 will bolster its capital markets in line with plans for regional market integration as well as aid the broader drive to diversify its economy away from dependence on oil and gas.

Economic Update | Brunei Darussalam targets reform ahead of AEC

27 May 2015
brunei trade

With the year-end target launch of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) looming, Brunei Darussalam is moving to make its business climate more competitive via a raft of regulatory changes.

Economic Update | Brunei Darussalam’s banks weather oil price volatility

17 Apr 2015
Brunei banks

Banks in Brunei Darussalam have so far weathered the impact of falling oil prices, winning plaudits from credit rating agencies for their resilience and stability.

Economic Update | Changes in Brunei Darussalam's telecoms market

13 Mar 2015
Brunei ICT

Consumers are set to benefit from significant changes in Brunei Darussalam’s telecoms market due to moves by the sector regulator to eliminate mobile termination and incoming call charges, amongst other measures.