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A nation’s inability to transform

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Analysis: Thailand is overchallenged with socio-economic changes
Push for Islamic Finance needed in Brunei

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Brunei, although it has a small banking market, is still somehow underestimating the potential of Islamic finance as incentives to set up Shariah banking...
Brunei’s brain drain revised

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The debate on Brunei’s brain drain has again hit a feverish pitch since Hardware Zone published a post entitled “Very severe brain drain as...
Malaysia’s creative tourism numbers

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The Malaysian government has recently launched the Visit Malaysia Year 2014 campaign in a bid to lure higher numbers of tourists from abroad. Technically, with...
Thailand will have to bring its mess in order

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The meanwhile violent protests in Thai capital Bangkok have once more shown the political volatility of the kingdom and the suboptimal government strategies to...
Concerns about quality of young doctors in Malaysiavideo

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Follow the panel of KPJ Healthcare's medical convention
Window of opportunity for Royal Brunei

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Royal Brunei Airlines has always been quite a small player in Asia’s airline industry, but things seem to change now. With the advent of...
Brunei’s next opportunity: The pharma industry

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The project to transform Brunei’s economy away from hydrocarbons is being fuelled by a new idea: Brunei could become a partner of the pharmaceutical...
Singapore will be Asia’s new LNG trading hub

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The small city-state of Singapore is on the verge to become Asia’s new trading hub for liquefied natural gas, and this will be crucial...
Realising Brunei’s economic potential

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Brunei Darussalam, the country situated in the very center of Southeast Asia, has so much to give to the region. Not so much of...
Please – CSR is not Ethics in Business

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I was watching Lord Adair Turner, the former head of the Financial Services Authority of the UK, on Al Jazeera discussing the topic “Has...
Vingroup bond prices capital fairly

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Vingroup (ex-Vincom)’s dollar junk bond yielding 11.875 per cent on issuance late October 2013 illustrates a Vietnamese corporate paying a reasonable cost of capital....
Islamic finance goes West: How Brunei can participate

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The 9th World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) held in London on October 29 to 31 was the first ever such event in the non-Muslim...
Malaysia’s upcoming GST not a catastrophe

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The Malaysian prime minister  Najib Razak's widely expected and inevitable announcement to introduce a Good and Service Tax (GST) of six per cent by...
How to annoy tourists: Look at Thailand

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Tourism in ASEAN is booming, and many countries – possibly apart from Brunei – are making decent proceeds out of it. This year, Thailand...
Alternative to the fainting dollar: Look at the renminbi

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The US dollar has had some of its worst weeks in months after series of bad news including the US government shutdown, weak employment...
Brunei’s brain drain problem can be addressed

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Brunei has a high living standard, its residents are wealthy, the country is safe and clean, all infrastructure is in place and all public...
Malaysia has to face its challenges

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There are some strange things going on in Malaysia these days and one has to wonder what the underlying reasons are. First of all, the...