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Business in Brunei Darussalam

Syllabus of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Brunei Darussalam

  1. Introduction to the State of Brunei Darussalam (Southeast Asia)
  2. Bruneian Economy
    1. Petrol and gas resources of Brunei
  3. Doing Business in Bandar Seri Begawan
  4. Bruneian international trade
  5. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Brunei
  6. Case Study: Business Opportunities in Brunei
  7. Access to the Bruneian Market
  8. Business Plan for Brunei
Transport Corridors related to Brunei
  1. Access to the East-West Economic Corridor (Myanmar-Thailand-Laos-Vietnam)
  2. Access to the Nanning-Singapore Economic Corridor
    1. Pan-Beibu Gulf Economic Zone

Brunei Darussalam: market access and trade agreements.

  1. Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
  2. ASEAN Free-Trade Area (AFTA)
  3. ASEAN Economic Community
  4. East ASEAN Growth Area
  5. Brunei Darussalam (as an ASEAN member), has Free Trade Agreements (FTA) with Australia-New Zealand, Canada, China, India, European Union, Japan, Korea, Russia, the United States, Pakistan, Chile
  6. Trans-Pacific Agreement (TPP)
  7. Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
  8. EU-Brunei Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (negotiation)
  9. Trade Preferential System of the OIC (TPS-OIC)

The objectives of the Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in the State of Brunei Darussalam” are the following:

  1. To analyse the Bruneian economy and foreign trade
  2. To know the business opportunities in Brunei Darussalam
  3. To explore Brunei Darussalam trade relations with the country of the student
  4. To know the Bruneian Trade Agreements
  5. To develop a business plan for the Bruneian Market
The Subject “Doing Business in Brunei Darussalambelongs to the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:
  1. Doctorates: Islamic Business, Asian Business, World Trade
  2. Diploma: Business in the ASEAN Markets
  3. Masters: Business in Muslim Countries, International Business, Foreign Trade, Asia

Brunei, Master Doctorate Business Higher Education programs adapted to the Bruneian Students.

Online Students, Master in International Business

Learning materials in Master in International Business in English or Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Brunei Darussalam Study, Master in International Business in French Brunei Darussalam

  1. Credits of the Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Brunei Darussalam”: 1 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: one week

Example of the Subject - Doing Business in the State of Brunei Darussalam:
Master Course: Business in the State of Brunei Darussalam





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Description of the Subject: Doing Business in Brunei Darussalam.

The State of Brunei Darussalam is advantageously situated in the South-Eastern region of Asia.

  1. Brunei Darussalam shares borders with Indonesia and Malaysia
  2. The capital of Brunei is Bandar Seri Begawan
  3. Official language of Brunei Darussalam: Malay. English is a recognised language in Brunei
  4. Bruneian Population: 415,717 people
  5. 66% of the Bruneian are Malays (11% are Chinese)
  6. Type of Government: Unitary Islamic Absolute Monarchy
  7. Sultan: Hassanal Bolkiah
  8. Independence from the United Kingdom: 1984
  9. Area of Brunei Darussalam: 5,765 square kilometres

Religion in Brunei Darussalam

  1. 66% of the population are Muslim (Sunni)
  2. Islam is the official religion of the State of Brunei
  3. The judiciary system of Brunei Darussalam is based on the English Common Law.
  4. For Muslims, the Islamic Sariah Law substitutes civil laws
  5. Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence): Shafi
  6. Other religions in Brunei: Buddhism (13%) and Christianity (10%)

Brunei Darussalam is a member of the Islamic Civilisation.

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Master

Bruneian Economy.

  1. Protected by the political stability of the longest serving family monarchy in the World, and the financial security of its petrol and gas resources, Brunei Darussalam is as “green oasis at the heart of Asia.”
  2. Brunei Darussalam is a small nation with a large potential
  3. The State of Brunei ranks in the first position in the Islamic world (Human Development Index)
  4. The Bruneian people benefit from a high quality of life (USD 31,000 per capita revenue), the second largest in the ASEAN Region
  5. The Economy of the State of Brunei has been dominated by the petrol and gas industry for the past eighty years
  6. Brunei Darussalam has no central Bank and operates a currency board system with the Brunei Dollar (B$) being pegged to the Singapore Dollar, enabling both currencies to be legally interchangeable in Brunei Darussalam and Singapore
  7. Currency: Brunei dollar (BND)

Pan-Beibu Gulf Economic Zone (China, ASEAN)

International Trade of Brunei Darussalam.

  1. Hydrocarbon resources account for 90% of its export and 50% of the gross domestic product of Brunei
  2. Brunei Darussalam is the fourth largest petrol manufacturer in Southeast Asia and the ninth largest liquefied natural gas exporter in the World
  3. Petrol and natural gas account for nearly all Bruneian exports
  4. Top export markets of the State of Brunei are Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, India, and Australia
  5. Top import partners of Brunei Darussalam are the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries (Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, and Cambodia), the United States, the European Union (EU), Japan, and China

e-Course: Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC

ASEAN-European Union Free Trade Agreement

Economic Organisations. Brunei Darussalam is a member of:

  1. Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
  2. Islamic Development Bank
  3. Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  4. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
  5. Africa-Asia Strategic Partnership
  6. United Nations (UN)
  7. World Bank (WB)
  8. World Trade Organisation (WTO)
  9. International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Samples - Business in Brunei

ASEAN-Canada Free Trade Agreement (Course)

Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement (TPP)

ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (Course)



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