Sign up | Log in



Home  >>   Daily News  >>  Brunei  >>Investment>>Brunei’s foreign direct investments drop by 25.9 per cent in 2014
NEW UPDATES Asean Affairs  28 October  2015  

Brunei’s foreign direct investments drop by 25.9 per cent in 2014

FOREIGN direct investments (FDI) in Brunei dropped 25.9 per cent year-on-year to $719.5 million in 2014, according to latest data issued by the
Department of Economic Planning and Development (JPKE).

Over 70 per cent of these FDIs, or $538.6 million, went to the mining and quarrying sector.

A total of $77.3 million in investments went to the manufacturing sector, while $74.7 million went to the wholesale and retail trade sector.

The construction industry recorded a FDI inflow of $28.5 million, while an investment of $26.9 million went to other sectors.

Most of the FDIs came from the United Kingdom, with investors putting in $380.6 million, accounting for more than half of the total FDIs in 2014.

Other major investors include Malaysia, which invested $116.8 million; Netherlands with $68.1 million; and Singapore with $62 million.

Most of the FDIs from the United Kingdom, Netherlands and Malaysia went to the mining and quarrying sector.

JPKE defines FDI inflow as an investment made by a non resident (less than one year) into Brunei, with at least 10 per cent of the shares in “direct investment enterprises.”

FDI includes equity capital, reinvested earnings and intercompany debt transactions, JPKE said.

Brunei’s cumulative FDI per capita was almost double that of the US, the world’s biggest economy and ahead of the European Union, the Oxford Business Group (OBG) said in its report issued December.

OBG, citing UN data, said Brunei’s cumulative FDI per capita as of 2013 stood at $35,000. This, however, trails behind Singapore’s $157,000 per capita cumulative FDI.

From 2009 until the end of 2013, FDI in the sultanate averaged at just under US$900 million ($1.22 billion). But this is higher from the annual average of US$315 million ($418 million) recorded in previous years.

Most of the investments went to the oil and gas sector, leading to an uptick in offshore development.

Some recent FDI projects in oil and gas include the $600 million methanol plant in 2010, a joint venture between the Brunei National Petroleum Company and Mitsubishi and Itochi as well as the Pulau Muara Besar Oil Refinery Project with Zhejiang (Hengyi), which will eventually cost an estimated $10 billion, according to OBG.

Reach Southeast Asia!
10- Nations, 560- Million Consumers
And $1 -Trillion Market
We are the Voice of Southeast Asia Media Kit
The only Media Dedicated to Southeast Asia Advertising Rates for Magazine
Online Ad Rates

Comment on this Article. Send them to

Letters that do not contain full contact information cannot be published.
Letters become the property of AseanAffairs and may be republished in any format.
They typically run 150 words or less and may be edited
submit your comment in the box below

Today's  Stories                           October 28 , 2015 Subsribe Now !
• Dong Nai attracts $2 billion in investment Subcribe: Asean Affairs Global Magazine
• BI defends dovish stance despite dilemma
• ‘AEC may not meet December deadline for integration’
Research Reports
on Thailand 2007-2008

• Textiles and Garments Industry
• Coffee industry
• Leather and footwear industry
• Shrimp industry

• Brunei’s foreign direct investments drop by 25.9 per cent in 2014 
Garuda chalks up profits in Q3 despite haze woes
Asean Analysis                   October 22, 2015
• Asean Analysis October 22, 2015
Climate justice advocates call for fair shares,fair deal and fair process
Advertise Your Brand

Asean Stock Watch  October 26,   2015
• Asean Stock Watch-October 26, 2015
The Biweekly Update
• The Biweekly Update October 16, 2015

ASEAN NEWS UPDATES      Updated: 04 January 2011

 • Women Shariah scholars see gender gap closing
• Bank Indonesia may hold key rate as inflation hits 7 percent
• Bursa Malaysia to revamp business rules
• Private property prices hit new high in Singapore • Bangkok moves on mass transport
• Thai retailers are upbeat
• Rice exports likely to decline • Vietnamese PM projects 10-year socioeconomic plan


This year in Thailand-what next?

AseanAffairs   04 January 2011
By David Swartzentruber      

It is commonplace in journalism to write two types of articles at the transition point between the year that has passed and the New Year. As this writer qualifies as an “old hand” in observing Thailand with a track record dating back 14 years, it is time take a shot at what may unfold in Thailand in 2011.

The first issue that can’t be answered is the health of Thailand’s beloved King Bhumibol, who is now 83 years old. He is the world's longest reigning monarch, but elaborate birthday celebrations in December failed to mask concern over his health. More






1.  Verifier

1. Verifier

For security purposes, we ask that you enter the security code that is shown in the graphic. Please enter the code exactly as it is shown in the graphic.
Your Code
Enter Code

Home | About Us | Contact Us | Special Feature | Features | News | Magazine | Events | TV | Press Release | Advertise With us

| Terms of Use | Site Map | Privacy Policy  | DISCLAIMER |

Version 5.0
Copyright © 2006-2020 TIME INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT ENTERPRISES CO., LTD. All rights reserved.
Bangkok, Thailand