Brunei Darussalam Financial Services Articles & Analysis

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Banks in Brunei Darussalam have so far weathered the impact of falling oil prices, winning plaudits from credit rating agencies for their resilience and stability.

Islamic finance has had a growing presence in Brunei Darussalam since the early 1990s, with active support from Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah. Today the Islamic banking and takaful (Islamic insurance) segments are transitioning into the dominant forms of banking and insurance in the country, and the Sultanate’s large foreign investments are increasingly...

In what ways have local banks responded to tighter credit conditions, and to what extent has there been a shift in focus in terms of lending?

What steps can the AMBD take to encourage further development of the country’s capital markets?

Articles & Analysis | The sector is liquid and well capitalised from The Report: Brunei Darussalam 2014

Banking sector growth has accelerated as authorities have eased up somewhat on restrictive regulations, and banks are looking forward to an improved climate as overall economic growth revives. Rapid growth in lending to domestic business, albeit from a low base, gives some cause for hope that the sector is beginning to work through the limitations of an economy dominated...

The recent acceleration of bank lending to domestic businesses, albeit from a low base, shows the increasing seriousness of the government’s drive to speed growth outside of the dominant oil and gas sector. Driven by government-linked banks, the upturn has helped buoy domestic demand despite the decline in energy exports. The banks most responsible for driving the growth...