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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,...
Brunei on EU blacklist of global tax havens

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The Panama Papers sent shivers across the high society of the world's wealthy and influential - and brought back the attention to global tax...
Brunei defense budget to be raised by 5%

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Brunei's Legislative Council proposed an increase of the defense budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year of about five per cent to 564 million Brunei...
Four ASEAN nations seal TPP deal

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For four countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), formal membership in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has become a reality. Singapore, Malaysia,...
Brunei and the Christmas ban: Theocracy on tranquilisers

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Brunei is in the international headlines again for its extravaganza of banning Christmas festivities because the Sultan and his Imams fear it would erode...
Brunei Tourism – A sad ‘state’ of affairs

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I'm not in a state of grace. It's something far far loonier. I'm a terrible case; see the lines on my face? In in...
Call to create a national entrepreneurship policy programme in Brunei

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A few years ago, I sat down and talked to a local lady in Brunei. We managed to discuss the entrepreneurial scenery in the...
Malaysia’s ASEAN chair in 2015 to be ‘challenging’

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Malaysia continues to top the list of foreign tourist arrivals, however, upon closer examination of the numbers, are they making the most of these...
Royal Brunei Airlines reports 6.8 per cent passenger growth in 2013

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Being the biggest carrier at Bandar Seri Begawan (where it commands around 77 per cent of all weekly seats this October, followed by Cebu...