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Brunei seeks investments in maritime sector

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The small sultanate of Brunei, grappling with low oil and prices in an economy heavily concentrated on hydrocarbon exports, is now opening its maritime...
New low-cost flights should bring more Chinese tourists to Brunei

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A Chinese budget airline with the enchanting name Lucky Air just launched flights from Kunming, the capital of China's southern Yunnan province, and from...
Three ASEAN countries among top-50 innovative nations globally

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Just three countries from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, made it in the top-50 of this year's Global Innovation Index, published...
Duterte stresses non-interference policy at ASEAN summit (full speech)

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on April 29 at his speech the 30th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit emphasised the importance of non-interference...
Chinese firm inks final agreement for 3.4b-investment in Brunei oil refinery

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China's petrochemical company Zhejiang Hengyi through its joint venture Hengyi Industries Sdn Bhd with a Brunei company announced on March 27 that it signed...
Bank Islam Brunei eyes stock listing – but not at home

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Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam Bhd is exploring an initial public offering (IPO) which would be the first one of a company based in the...
Asia seeks new trade deals after Trump dumps TPP

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Southeast Asian countries in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) pact, namely Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam and Brunei, are now looking for alternative solutions after new US...
Malaysia, Brunei to cut oil production

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Malaysia's state-owned oil giant Petronas will cut oil production in 2017 to between 600,000 and 630,000 barrels per day (bpd), from the average of...
Duterte_SONA_2016

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The Philippines was not informed of the operation of a US unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) that was seized off the coast of Subic Bay...
Brunei royals back foundation of new Wall Street bank

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Members of the Royal Family of Brunei are among the financial backers of a plan by former Credit Suisse CEO Brady Dougan to launch...
Brunei, Indonesia, Vietnam big winners in Doing Business ranking

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Brunei, Indonesia and Vietnam jumped the most among countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) in the new Doing Business 2017 ranking...
ASEAN’s emerging economies slip in competitiveness ranking

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All ASEAN-5 countries except Singapore dropped in the new Global Competitiveness Index 2016-2017 issued by the World Economic Forum (WEF), some of them significantly....
Vietnam sends rocket launchers to South China Sea

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Vietnam has discreetly moved new mobile rocket launchers to the disputed South China Sea to fortify several of its islands. The launchers are reportedly...
Just five ASEAN universities in Asia’s Top 50

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The 2016 QS University Rankings Asia released on June 14 shows that just five universities in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are...
Brunei shows interest in purchasing Russian Sukhoi Superjets

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One result of the meeting between Russia's President Vladimir Putin and Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah at the Russia-ASEAN summit in Sochi this week and...
IMF says Brunei’s economy to contract sharply in 2016

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) expects Brunei's economy to contract by a whopping two per cent this year,  a figure much lower than its...
Beijing to deploy nuclear power plants in South China Sea

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China has set up plans to construct "maritime nuclear power platforms" that could be used to support its projects in the disputed South China...
Bruneians could soon need visa to enter EU

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Brunei citizens could be forced to arrange for a visa to visit the European Union as the country, together with the US and Canada,...