Charting Brunei – Charting Economy

Pages

56 pages

Published

July 2021

Update frequency

On a semi-annual basis

Format

PDF, Horizontal, Screen friendly

Key Questions


Begin With Questions, Not Information

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 other economies in the region?
  • 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?

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?

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?

As part of the country’s economic outlook, this section explores Brunei’s recent economic growth, its key drivers as 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 ten years, and how does it compare with others?
  • What were the key growth drivers for Brunei’s economy in the last year?
  • How much does each sector contribute to the overall growth?
  • What is the GDP growth rate in the latest quarter?
  • What is the growth outlook for Brunei’s economy, and how does it compare with others?

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

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • How early can the economy reopen from the Covid crisis?
  • What is the risk of inflation over the next 12 months?
  • What is the health of Brunei’s banking sector?
  • What has been the trend in Brunei’s fiscal budget deficit?
  • Balance of Payment: Where are the key risks?
  • Does Brunei have enough international reserves to service its debt and for import?
  • What is the FX risk? How has the currency performed compared to others?

From IMF’s World Economic Outlook Report.

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

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

 

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