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Economic Update | Brunei Darussalam Year in Review 2016

26 Jan 2017
Brunei Darussalam Economy
A combination of tighter fiscal planning, a gradual increase in hydrocarbons prices and an improved performance by some non-oil sectors saw Brunei Darussalam shake off two years of contraction and...

Economic Update | Brunei Darussalam tackles rise of non-communicable diseases

27 Nov 2016
Brunei health
The rising incidence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is placing an increasing burden on Brunei Darussalam’s health care system and economy, though the government is stepping up efforts to improve...

Economic Update | Brunei Darussalam looks to sustain agricultural growth

20 Sep 2016
Brunei agro
Rising productivity and higher output from the processing segment is keeping Brunei Darussalam’s agriculture sector on track to meet the government’s medium- and long-term goals.

Economic Update | Brunei Darussalam’s energy sector on the rebound

19 Aug 2016
Brunei energy
A rising tide of new investments are expected to underpin growth in Brunei Darussalam’s recovering energy industry, against a backdrop of increasing oil and gas output.

Economic Update | Brunei Darussalam’s property market set to ease

29 Jun 2016
Brunei RE
While 2015 brought growth in Brunei Darussalam’s real estate sector, a further cooling of the economy points to a slowdown in the Sultanate’s property market for the rest of this year.

Economic Update | Brunei Darussalam expands financial base through sukuk

16 May 2016
Brunei IFS
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.