Economic Updates: Brunei Darussalam

Brunei Darussalam: Efforts under way to boost FDI

Asia | 14 Dec 2012
Brunei Darussalam: Efforts under way to boost FDI

The government in Brunei Darussalam is moving to speed up business processes and improve communication between the public and the private sectors amid calls for the introduction of measures to boost foreign direct investment (FDI).

Brunei Darussalam: Looking local for human resources

Asia | 30 Nov 2012
Brunei Darussalam: Looking local for human resources

While Brunei Darussalam’s Energy Department is pushing for full localisation of human resources in the oil and gas sector, firms say the transient nature of the industry and a lack of experienced locals makes this a challenge.

Brunei Darussalam: 4G to target traffic jams

Asia | 15 Nov 2012
Brunei Darussalam: 4G to target traffic jams

A surge in Brunei Darussalam’s mobile data traffic usage at the beginning of 2012 has heightened expectations over the impact that 4G technology will have on the telecommunications sector.

Brunei Darussalam: Sowing seeds of self-sufficiency

Asia | 1 Nov 2012
Brunei Darussalam: Sowing seeds of self-sufficiency

Plans to boost high-tech farming initiatives and enter into agribusiness deals with neighbours bode well for Brunei Darussalam’s long-term food security ambitions. However, challenges such as limited land and human resources will prove hard to overcome.

Brunei Darussalam: Halal innovations

Asia | 22 Oct 2012
Brunei Darussalam: Halal innovations

As an increasingly significant player in the rapidly expanding global halal market, Brunei is laying the groundwork for further industry growth by extending its reach across Asia and Latin America, while also encouraging product innovation.

Brunei Darussalam: Rebuilding housing confidence

Asia | 4 Oct 2012
Brunei Darussalam: Rebuilding housing confidence

Increased cooperation between major banks and real estate agencies in new developments and mortgage products has raised the prospects of Brunei Darussalam meeting its housing goals while keeping credit levels in check. However, limited land availability continues to threaten growth in the residential sector.

Brunei Darussalam: Seeking software growth

Asia | 24 Sep 2012
Brunei Darussalam: Seeking software growth

Encouraging innovation in the industry and investing in its infrastructure, Brunei Darussalam has made information and communications technology (ICT) a pillar of its ambition to become a knowledge-based economy. However, hopes that a nascent software sector will boost the Sultanate’s export economy face strong competition from Asian rivals.