BIBD receives awards for SME, CSR excellence

Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD) has recently been awarded two major awards for its leadership, innovation and excellence in Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Banking and strong dedication to its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives. The ‘Best SME Bank Brunei 2020’ and ‘Best CSR Bank Brunei 2020’ awards, conferred by a leading and highly-renowned publisher…

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Singapore’s Universal Studios deploys facial recognition for entry

Visitors to Universal Studios in Singapore will now have to pass through facial recognition scanners to enter the park, in the city-state’s latest foray with a technology that has stoked privacy concerns. Resorts World Sentosa (RWS), which owns the sprawling area of tourist attractions, hotels and restaurants in which the park sits, said the scheme…

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i-Usahawan: enters second year, continues to achieve new milestones

The i-Usahawan Programme that was launched by His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam on August 1, 2018 in conjunction with the 13th National Youth Day Celebration, is now two years old. It is an initiative to provide business opportunities for aspiring local youth entrepreneurs to competitively participate in low risk (ring-fenced)…

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Heydomo turns one

heydomo, the local online marketplace, is celebrating its first year anniversary this month and gifts its customers with rewarding promotions starting August 1 till 9. Customers can place their orders via the platform as early as 7.30am until 10pm daily, enabling them to take part in the exciting offers. 1. Geekturf Lucky Draw Thanks to…

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McDonald’s global sales suffer as COVID-19 lockdowns limit operations

McDonald’s Corp on Tuesday reported a broad drop in global same-store sales and missed profit expectations, as its restaurants were shut due to the COVID-19 pandemic, limiting operations to only drive-thru and delivery. Shares of the Chicago-based burger chain sank more than 2.5%. Global same-store sales fell 23.9% in the second quarter, dragged down by…

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Hong Kong warns city on verge of large coronavirus outbreak

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has warned the city is on the brink of a large-scale outbreak of the coronavirus and urged people to stay indoors as much as possible as strict new measures to curb the disease’s spread take effect on Wednesday. The new regulations ban gatherings of more than two people, close dining…

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Second COVID-19 wave forces new travel curbs around the globe

Nations in Asia imposed new restrictions on Monday, while an abrupt British quarantine on travellers from Spain threw Europe’s summer reopening into disarray, as the world confronted the prospect of a second wave of COVID-19 infections. In the United States, still dealing with its first wave as infection rates have climbed since June, President Donald…

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