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    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 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. 

Economic Update | Brunei Darussalam’s renewed focus on alternative energy

13 Feb 2015
Brunei energy

Plans to revive a stalled renewable energy deal between Brunei Darussalam and neighbouring Sarawak that would see hydropower exported from the Malaysian state to the Sultanate have thrown a focus on its efforts to increase renewable energy sources.

Economic Update | Brunei Darussalam Year in Review 2014

12 Jan 2015

A string of major international trade agreements, due to be implemented in 2015, promise to strengthen and diversify Brunei Darussalam’s exports as it ramps up efforts to reduce its dependency on crude oil sales in the wake of plummeting prices. 

Economic Update | Brunei Darussalam increases ICT push

12 Dec 2014
Brunei ICT

Plans to stimulate Brunei Darussalam's ICT industry have been stepped up with the launch of a new broadband policy and the opening of a software development academy as the Sultanate works towards diversifying its economy away from oil exports through the creation of a knowledge-based economy. 

Economic Update | Brunei Darussalam eyes ‘agri-tech’ route to self-sufficiency

14 Nov 2014
Brunei agri-tech

Innovative agricultural initiatives launched in Brunei Darussalam, such as developing new rice hybrids and growing plants in water, underline how agro-technology can edge the Sultanate closer to its goal of food self-sufficiency.