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The small, wealthy sultanate of Brunei Darussalam, with a population of under half a million people, remains heavily reliant on its oil and gas sector. But there have been deliberate attempts to diversify and attract investment into business areas such as halal services, business services, tourism, and the technology and creative sectors.

MAIN LANGUAGES

Standard Malay (official)

English (business)

Chinese

POPULATION

423,200 (2016)

LAND AREA

5,765 km²

CAPITAL

Bandar Seri Begawan

CURRENCY

Brunei Dollar (BND)

TIME ZONE

GMT +8

EASE OF DOING BUSINESS

Ranked 56 out of 190 economies (World Bank's Doing Business 2018)

Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources

www.industry.gov.bn / www.bruneimipr.gov.bn

Brunei Economic Development Board

http://www.bedb.com.bn

Brunei Industrial Development Authority 

www.bina.gov.bn

Authoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam 

www.ambd.gov.bn

Venturing into Brunei: Useful business contacts

Planning to do business in Brunei? Here’s our round-up of local government agencies and business chambers that may be useful.

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Venturing into Brunei: Useful business contacts

Planning to do business in Brunei? Here’s our round-up of local government agencies and business chambers that may be useful.

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