Chinese Chambers of Commerce keen to explore local, international business ventures

The Chinese Chambers of Commerce (CCC) is looking to further strengthen their role in the economic development of the sultanate, hoping to leverage on potential collaborations with other business networks locally and internationally.  Speaking to The Bruneian, President Malcolm Lim Tiong Han explained as a non-profit Chinese business organisation, the CCC’s goal is to help…

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Spartan Stadion to boost home of Southern Tigers

Johor Darul Ta’zim FC (JDT) is proud and honoured that the state-of-the-art Sultan Ibrahim Stadium will host Malaysia’s first Spartan Stadion on 3 and 4 September 2021. Officiated in February 2020, the iconic Home of the Southern Tigers is proving its charm with the Stadium of the Year award by StadiumDB.com, further enhancing the JDT…

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Manchester City see off Dortmund 2-1 in UEFA Champions League

Manchester City advanced into the Champions League semifinals after bouncing back from one goal down to snatch a 2-1 win over Dortmund (4-2 on aggregate), courtesy of Riyad Mahrez and Phil Foden second-half goals on Wednesday. Both teams staged a slow start into the clash but Jude Bellingham’s well-placed opener from 15 meters on 15…

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Standard Chartered launches Brunei’s first Islamic investment window, offers new Syariah-compliant investments

Standard Chartered Securities (SCS), a subsidiary of Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) became the first capital market service license holder in the sultanate to have been granted approval to conduct Islamic investment business services. The Islamic Investment offerings will be done through the first-ever Islamic window that has been approved by the Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam…

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Elon Musk’s SpaceX raises $1.16 billion in equity financing

Billionaire Elon Musk’s SpaceX has raised about $1.16 billion in equity financing over the last two months, the private rocket company said in an amended regulatory filing on Wednesday. The filing comes after SpaceX, whose investors include Alphabet Inc and Fidelity Investments, in February disclosed that it raised about $850 million, which had reportedly lifted…

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Toyota gifts gold vouchers to first ten lucky customers

Luck was shining on Sim Yeam Kheng when he won the $5000 Gold Voucher of NBT Brunei’s Go For Gold campaign first giveaway. The sole distributor of Toyota vehicles in the country also rewarded nine other customers whom each took home a gold voucher recently. Second prize winner Lim Chia Yi won the $3000 Gold…

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Real frustrate Liverpool to move into last four

Real Madrid moved into the semi-finals of the Champions League after their makeshift defence held on for 0-0 second-leg draw with Liverpool at Anfield on Wednesday to complete a 3-1 aggregate win. The Spanish side will face Chelsea in the last four as they search for their fifth Champions League title in eight years. Liverpool,…

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Progresif, Shell LiveWIRE strengthen collaboration further by inking new MoU

Progresif recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Shell LiveWIRE Brunei on an agreement to develop the local startup ecosystem, putting the focus on the prospective education technology and on-demand logistics start-ups related to Progresif’s digital marketplaces. The ceremony was held at the Progresif Headquarters and saw the agreement being signed by Progresif CEO…

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Children swap classrooms for beach lessons in Spain

Does having school at the beach sound like a dream? After a year of remote learning and socially distanced classrooms, one school in the Spanish region of Murcia is doing just that, trying to combine clear air and a new way of teaching. Outside the Felix Rodriguez de la Fuente school, mask-wearing children sit before…

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