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55 pages

Published

July 2017

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On a semi-annual basis

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TABLE OF CONTENT


Comprehensive View On The Economy

1.      Economic structure

Part of the country’s economic profile, economic structure section gives readers useful views to understand what matters for the Brunei’s economy.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the size of the Brunei’s economy in relation to world’s major economies?
  • What is the size of Brunei’s population?
  • What is the demographic structure of Brunei? Is it favorable for economic growth?
  • How has the structure of Brunei’s GDP changed over the years?
  • How much does the Brunei’s economy rely on external trade?
  • Which sectors matter most to the economy?
  • How does economic freedom in Brunei compare to others?

2.      Competitiveness

Part of the country’s economic profile, this section explores Brunei’s competitiveness in the global level. It also covers the country’s attractiveness to foreign direct investment.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • Which stage of economic development is the Brunei’s economy in?
  • How is the average wage in Brunei compared to others in the region?
  • How competitive is Brunei?
  • How are Brunei’s competitive factors compared to others?
  • Is it easy to do business in Brunei?
  • What are most problematic factors in doing business in Brunei?
  • How good is Brunei in attracting Foreign Direct Investment?

3.      Economic development

Part of the country’s economic profile, this section explores Brunei’s economic development, average income and its distribution, poverty as well as other development indicators.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the level of income for an average person in Brunei?
  • Is there still a lot of poor people in Brunei? How does it compare to others in ASEAN?
  • Is unemployment the issue for Brunei?
  • How is income distributed in Brunei and how does it compare to others in ASEAN?
  • What is the current level of human development in Brunei?
  • How has quality of life in Brunei changed over the years?

4.      Economic growth

Part of the country’s economic outlook, this section explores Brunei’s recent economic growth, its key drivers and well as the growth outlook for the coming years.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What has been the growth rate of Brunei’s economy over the past 10 years and how does it compare with others?
  • What were the key growth drivers for the Brunei’s economy in the last year?
  • What is the growth outlook for Brunei’s economy over the next 3 years and how does it compare with others?

5.      Economic stability (Macro risks)

Part of the country’s economic outlook, this section explores Brunei’s macro-economic risks, including inflation, financial sector, budget deficit as well as balance of payment and exchange rate.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the risk of inflation in Brunei and how does it compare with others?
  • What is the risk in Brunei’s banking sector?
  • What is the fiscal risk in Brunei?
  • Does the government have enough money to invest or continue to subsidize certain program?
  • What is the balance of payment risk for Brunei?
  • How good is the country in getting foreign exchange by the mean of commerce?
  • Does Brunei have enough international reserves to service its debt and for import?
  • What is the FX risk?
  • How has the BND performed compared to other currencies?

Appendix 1: Key Economic Projections 2016-2022

From IMF’s World Economic Outlook Report April 2017.

  • GDP growth
  • Inflation
  • Population
  • Unemployment rate
  • Government budget and debt
  • Current account

Appendix 2: DOING BUSINESS 2017

Detailed rankings and scores for Brunei and comparable economies.

  • Starting a business
  • Dealing with construction permits
  • Getting electricity
  • Registering property
  • Getting credit
  • Protecting Minority Investors
  • Paying taxes
  • Trading across borders
  • Enforcing contracts
  • Resolving Insolvency