Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Germany consults industry about blockchain potential

BERLIN Germany has opened a consultation process on how to tap into the potential of blockchain technology ahead of presenting a strategy by the...

IITGT introduces centralised helpline and mobile app

Azrina Zin BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN Insurans Islam TAIB General Takaful (IITGT) has introduced its new General Takaful Helpline at 2223004 as well as the Insurans Islam...

New paddy strain Sembada188 set to increase national rice output

This article was first published on February 16, 2019 in our Weekly E-Paper issue 24 BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah,...

UK plans to make plastic packaging producers pay for waste disposal

LONDON Britain is to set out plans to overhaul its recycling system on Monday, including making plastic packaging producers pay the full cost of...

Asia shares up on optimism over trade talks, stimulus

SYDNEY Asian share markets firmed on Monday as investors dared to hope for both progress at Sino-U.S. trade talks in Washington this week and more...

Cuckoo Brunei launches Queen Stand at Fitness Zone

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN Cuckoo International Brunei (Cuckoo Brunei) has launched its all-new water purifier Queen Stand at Fitness Zone Brunei, making it the official...

Guardian opens 23rd store at OneCity

Azrina Zin BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN The all-new Guardian has opened its 23rd branch at OneCity Shopping Centre with a new retail concept that leans heavily towards health...

Barcelona extend Valverde contract until 2020

Barcelona have extended coach Ernesto Valverde’s contract by another year until the end of the 2019-20 season with an option for one more season,...

Explainer: What’s at stake in U.S.-China trade talks

WASHINGTON U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin are in Beijing this week as Chinese and American negotiators try to hammer...

BIBD receives ISO certification for excellent services

  Azrina Zin BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD) recently received the ISO certification 9001:2015 for its excellence in provision of retail customers onboarding and...

Cryptocurrency traders protest Indonesia’s new futures rules

JAKARTA Indonesian cryptocurrency traders are complaining that the government’s new rules on futures trading, which require high minimum capital for traders, will hinder development of...

Fashion startup Zilingo raises $226 million from Singapore’s Temasek, others

SINGAPORE Southeast Asian fashion startup Zilingo said it has raised $226 million in its latest funding round from existing backers such as venture capital firm...
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