Brunei is a small nation situated on the island of Borneo. The nation is bordered by the Malaysian state of Sarawak and the South China Sea. Brunei gained its independence from the U.K. in 1984. During the 1990s and 2000s, Brunei saw economic growth which transformed the nation into an industrialized country.
Brunei has a wealthy, stable economy. Its economy is a blend of domestic and foreign entrepreneurship, welfare measures, and government regulation. The nation is mainly supported by its exports of natural gas and oil. The Brunei government provides all medical services and also subsidizes housing and food for its population.
In 2009, Brunei Darussalam launched a halal branding program throughout the country. The scheme allows manufacturers in Brunei and other countries to use the Brunei Halal trademark. This enables them to get a foothold in markets that are popular with Muslim consumers.
Around 65 percent of Brunei’s population are ethnic Malays, and Standard Malay is the nation’s official language. The most widely spoken language is Brunei Malay. English is also spoken and is taught in primary and secondary schools. Mandarin Chinese is also widely spoken.
Muslims comprise around 64 percent of the Brunei population and Islam is the official religion. In 2014, Brunei became the first East Asian country to adopt Sharia Law. This was a controversial measure as these laws also apply to non-Muslims living in Brunei.
Brunei is renowned for its distinctive native folk music such as adai-adai, which is a group song sung by fishermen as they work. The nation also has a wide variety of native dances such as aduk-aduk, a ceremonial dance performed by children around birthdays and harvest time.
Brunei cuisine is influenced by Indonesia, Singapore, and Malaysia. Dishes are typically spicy and accompanied by noodles or rice. Popular dishes include puteri nanas, beef rendang, and nasi lemak. Popular beverages include fruit juice, coffee, tea, and coconut milk.
Doing Business in Brunei
Brunei is considered to be an easy country to conduct business in. However, foreign companies may experience challenges in certain areas, such as:
- Government bureaucracy
- Limited access to loans
- Small labor force with limited skills
In spite of these hurdles, foreign investors still find Brunei attractive, particularly as the country does not levy tax on capital gain or personal income. There is also no sales tax. Currently, the Brunei government is seeking to diversify the economy and promote the manufacturing industry and tourism.
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