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PRESS RELEASE
AMBD ALERT LIST HAS BEEN UPDATED


  1. Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD) would like to inform members of the public that the AMBD Alert List has been updated.

  2. The AMBD Alert List is a list of individuals, companies and websites which are neither authorised nor approved under the relevant laws and regulations administered by AMBD or whose activities raise a suspicion of illegal financial activity. This list is without prejudice to any further assessment by AMBD regarding the activities of the companies concerned.

  3. AMBD would also like to inform the public that Jumaat Bnd Sdn/Trust Loan Company/Ocean Company/Amaanah Loan has been included in the Alert List for the month of August 2019.

  4. To access the Alert List, as well as the list of persons and institutions licensed by AMBD, members of the public may visit AMBD's website at here.

  5. AMBD remains committed to the financial stability of Brunei Darussalam, and to safeguarding Brunei Darussalam’s financial system and the interests of financial consumers. AMBD will also continue to actively monitor any suspicious or unlicensed financial activities in Brunei Darussalam. If the public have any information on unlicensed financial activities, please contact AMBD at 2380007 or email us at  

 

Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam

Date:                     12 Muharram 1441H /      12 September 2019M

Reference:           AMBD/COMMS/3


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PRESS RELEASE

SUCCESSFUL ISSUANCE OF BRUNEI DARUSSALAM GOVERNMENT SHORT-TERM SUKUK AL-IJARAH SECURITIES

 

Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam (September 2019) - The Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD), agent to the Government of His Majesty The Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam in managing and administering Sukuk Al-Ijarah issuances, is pleased to announce the successful pricing of its 173rd issuance of short-term Sukuk Al-Ijarah securities.

The total of the sukuk issuance was BND34.1 million with the following details:

SeriesIssuance DateMaturity DateTenorRental Rate
1735 September 20193 September 2020364 Days1.6250%

 

With this issuance, the Brunei Government has thus far issued over BND13.08 billion worth of short-term Sukuk Al-Ijarah securities since the maiden offering on 6th April 2006, and the total holdings of the Brunei Government Sukuk outstanding as at 5th September 2019 stood at BND 341.1 million.


Download PDF here Successful Issuances of Brunei Darussalam Government Short-Term Sukuk Al-Ijarah Securities 173 Series


  


PRESS RELEASE


 COMMEMORATIVE POLYMER NOTES BND 1 "2-IN-1 UNCUT SHEETS" IN CONJUNCTION WITH 

HIS MAJESTY SULTAN HAJI HASSANAL BOLKIAH MU'IZZADDIN WADDAULAH,

SULTAN AND YANG DI-PERTUAN OF BRUNEI DARUSSALAM'S 73rd BIRTHDAY

 

1.       In conjunction with His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam's 73rd Birthday this year, Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD) announces the issuance of commemorative BND 1 polymer notes "2-in-1 Uncut Sheets". The 2-in-1 Uncut commemorative notes will be a legal tender of Brunei Darussalam. The description is as follows:-

 

2.       These commemorative notes will be available for sale to the public from Thursday, 21 Zulhijjah 1440 corresponding to 22 August 2019 until Friday, 22 Zulhijjah 1440 corresponding to 23 August 2019 at the following venue and times:

Venue:

Theatre Hall
Ministry of Finance and Economy Building
Commonwealth Drive
Bandar Seri Begawan BB3910
Negara Brunei Darussalam

Opening times:

 

3.       The commemorative notes are in limited amount and only 1 commemorative note is allowed for purchase per customer. For members of the public who are interested to purchase the product, AMBD seeks cooperation to bring along your identification card (i.c) and payment is by cash term only.
 
Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam

Ref:                        AMBD/COMMS/3
Date:                    19 Zulhijjah 1440 / 20 August 2019

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PRESS RELEASE

DAY 2 OF THE 4th FINANCIAL FUN FAIR

IN CONJUNCTION WITH NATIONAL SAVINGS DAY 2019

JERUDONG PARK COLONNADE

SUNDAY, 17 ZULHIJJAH 1440 CORRESPONDING TO 18 AUGUST 2019


1.          Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD), in collaboration with Tabung Amanah Perkerja (TAP), Ministry of Finance and Economy (MOFE), Junior Achievement (JA) Brunei, as well as other participating financial institutions, held the second day of the 4th Financial Fun Fair at the Jerudong Park Colonnade on Sunday, 17 Zulhijjah 1440 corresponding to 18 August 2019.  

2.          The event carried the theme "Fusion of Green and Technology" which aims to highlight the importance of being eco-friendly, and that the use of technology can assist in implementing this act when making daily financial transactions and decisions.

3.          A number of financial-related activities were run during the event with the aim of increasing the public's financial literacy. This included the Financial Race, where participants' fitness and financial literacy was tested, as they race through the Jerudong Park Playground, whilst deciphering clues and answering financial-related questions for a chance to win the challenge. The event also saw the prize presentation ceremony for the Financial Race, as well as other events ran in conjunction with National Savings Day 2019, including the QR Code Competition and Financial Bootcamp.

4.          In first place for the Financial Race was Team Chill2 with team members Ming Rui Chong and Sin Yi Lim. As for the QR Code Competition, the competition was won by Nafri Manaf, with his QR Code design being used to access the clues during the Financial Race. The Financial Bootcamp, which is a 3-day programme for students from local universities and higher education institutions to develop creative ideas on the innovation of financial products, was won by Team GGC with team members Muhammad Syazwan bin Sarifudin, Ahmad Hamizan bin Hj Shahri, and Awang Muhammad Afiq Rafieuddin bin Hj Burhanuddin.

5.          The event also saw performances by the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) and the Royal Brunei Armed Force (RBAF). 

6.          AMBD would like to take this opportunity to extend its appreciation to all the stakeholders involved as well as participants of the competitions, including members of the public, for their participation in the National Savings Day 2019 and the associated events.

 

Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam

Date:         17 Zulhijjah 1440 / 18 August 2019
Ref:            AMBD/COMMS/3

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PRESS RELEASE

4th FINANCIAL FUN FAIR

IN CONJUNCTION WITH NATIONAL SAVINGS DAY 2019

JERUDONG PARK COLONNADE

SATURDAY, 16 ZULHIJJAH 1440 CORRESPONDING TO 17 AUGUST 2019

 

  1. Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD), in collaboration with Tabung Amanah Perkerja (TAP), Ministry of Finance and Economy (MOFE), Junior Achievement (JA) Brunei, and other participating financial institutions, held the first day of the 4th Financial Fun Fair in conjunction with National Savings Day 2019 at the Jerudong Park Colonnade on Saturday, 16 Zulhijjah 1440 corresponding to 17 August 2019.
     
  2. The Guest of Honour, Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr.) Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong, Minister of Home Affairs as the Deputy Chairman of AMBD's Board of Directors, officiated the opening ceremony of the event. Also present were Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Abdul Mokti bin Haji Mohd Daud, Minister at the Prime Minister's Office; Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr. Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah, Minister at the Prime Minister's Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II; and Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Hamzah bin Haji Sulaiman, Minister of Education; other members of AMBD Board of Directors, the Commander of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF), Permanent Secretaries, Deputy Permanent Secretaries, Senior Government and AMBD Officers, and Chief Executive Officers and Managing Directors of local financial institutions; as well as AMBD officers and staff.
     
  3. Carrying the theme "Fusion of Green and Technology," the objective of the Financial Fun Fair is to emphasise the importance of being environmentally-friendly and, subsequently, for the public to realise that this concept can also be extended to daily financial transactions and decisions, which may include the utilising of technology.
     
  4. Institutions participating in the event include the Centre for Islamic Banking, Finance and Mangement (CIBFM), Perbadanan Tabung Amanah Islam Brunei (TAIB), BIBD, Brunei Association of Banks (BAB), Baiduri Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam Securities (BIBDS), Insurans Islam TAIB (IIT), Takaful Brunei Keluarga (TBK) and Great Eastern Life Assurance.
     
  5. The event offers a variety of fun-packed, interactive activities including the Financial Race and other financial-related activities by the participating institutions. Additionally, the event features performances by the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) and the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF). The Financial Fun Fair will continue on Sunday, 18 August 2019. Tickets to the Financial Fun Fair can be purchased from the AMBD Ticketing Booth, at Jerudong Park Playground, on Saturday, 18 August 2019 from 9am to 3pm.
     
  6. For additional information on National Savings Day 2019, members of the public can visit AMBD website at https://www.ambd.gov.bn/nsd2019; download the AMBD App via the App Store or Google PlayStore; or follow AMBD on Instagram at @autoriti_monetari.

    Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam

    Date:         16 Zulhijjah 1440 / 17 August 2019
    Ref:            AMBD/COMMS/3

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PRESS RELEASE
AMBD ALERT LIST HAS BEEN UPDATED

 
1.            Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD) would like to inform members of the public that the AMBD Alert List has been updated.

2.            The AMBD Alert List is a list of individuals, companies and websites which are neither authorised nor approved under the relevant laws and regulations administered by AMBD or whose activities raise a suspicion of illegal financial activity. This list is without prejudice to any further assessment by AMBD regarding the activities of the companies concerned.

3.            AMBD would also like to inform the public that the following companies or individuals have been included in the Alert List for month of July 2019:

  • Kuziemi Foodmarket; and
  • VBData.
4.            Members of the public may visit AMBD's website to access the Alert List, as well as the list of persons and institutions licensed by AMBD here.

5.            AMBD remains committed to the financial stability of Brunei Darussalam, and to safeguarding Brunei Darussalam's financial system and the interests of financial consumers. AMBD will also continue to actively monitor any suspicious or unlicensed financial activities in Brunei Darussalam. If the public have any information on unlicensed financial activities, please contact AMBD at 2380007 or email us at.
 

Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam

Date:                     14 Zulhijjah 1440H /          15 August 2019M

Reference:           AMBD/COMMS/3

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PRESS RELEASE

SUCCESSFUL ISSUANCES OF BRUNEI DARUSSALAM GOVERNMENT SHORT-TERM SUKUK AL-IJARAH SECURITIES


Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam (Aug 2019) - The Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD), agent to the Government of His Majesty The Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam in managing and administering Sukuk Al-Ijarah issuances, is pleased to announce the successful pricing of its 172nd issuance of short-term Sukuk Al-Ijarah securities.

The total of the sukuk issuance was BND100 million with the following details:

SeriesIssuance DateMaturity DateTenorRental Rate
172
08 August 201907 November 2019
91 Days1.3750 %

 

With this issuance, the Brunei Government has thus far issued over BND13.08 billion worth of short-term Sukuk Al-Ijarah securities since the maiden offering on 6th April 2006, and the total holdings of the Brunei Government Sukuk outstanding as at 08th Aug 2019 stood at BND 322.0 million.

Download PDF here Successful Issuances of Brunei Darussalam Government Short-Term Sukuk Al-Ijarah Securities 172nd Series

  


PRESS RELEASE

FINANCIAL AWARENESS ROADSHOW

IN CONJUNCTION WITH NATIONAL SAVINGS DAY 2019

Universiti Brunei Darussalam

MONDAY, 3 ZULHIJJAH 1440H CORRESPONDING TO 5 AUGUST 2019

 

  1. Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD), in collaboration with Tabung Amanah Pekerja (TAP), Ministry of Finance and Economy (MOFE), Ministry of Education (MOE), Junior Achievement (JA) Brunei, and several financial institutions held the fifth and final day of Financial Awareness Roadshow of the National Savings Day 2019 at the Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) on Monday, 3rd Zulhijjah 1440H corresponding to 5th August 2019.
     
  2. Guests of Honour of the event were Yang Berhormat Dayang Siti Rozaimeriyanty binti Dato Seri Laila Jasa  Awang Haji Abdul Rahman, Member of the Legislative Council, and Yang Berhormat Awang Haji Abdul Wahab bin Apong, Member of the Legislative Council and Penghulu of Mukim Tanjung Maya. Also present was Yang Mulia Dayang Hajah Rubiah binti Haji Yacub, Assistant Vice-Chancellor, Corporate and Administration, UBD as well as senior officers and management from AMBD, TAP and UBD.
     
  3. The Financial Awareness Roadshow aims to equip university students with financial management skills before embarking into the workforce and to foster an overall healthy financial lifestyle.
     
  4. Approximately 550 students from local universities and higher education institutions participated in interactive financial-related games and activities which introduced financial management concepts including savings, investments, takaful and insurance and retirement planning to name a few. These activities were organised by AMBD, Tabung Amanah Pekerja (TAP), Department of Economic Planning and Development (JPKE), Centre for Islamic Banking, Finance and Management (CIBFM), Financial Planning Association of Brunei Darussalam (FPAB), Junior Achievement (JA) Brunei as well as financial institutions.
     
  5. The next event in line to celebrate National Savings Day 2019 is the 4th Financial Fun Fair –a 2 day fun-filled event. The event will be held at the Jerudong Park Colonnade on Saturday, 17th August 2019 and Sunday, 18th August 2019. Various family fun-packed programs and interactive activities will be run during the event.
     
  6. For additional information on National Savings Day 2019, members of the public can visit the AMBD website at www.ambd.gov.bn, download the AMBD App via the App Store or Google PlayStore, or follow AMBD on Instagram at @autoriti_monetari.
     

    Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam

    Date:                     3 Zulhijjah 1440/ 5 August 2019
    Ref:                        AMBD/COMMS/3

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PRESS RELEASE

FINANCIAL AWARENESS ROADSHOW

IN CONJUNCTION WITH NATIONAL SAVINGS DAY 2019

Universiti Teknologi Brunei

THURSDAY, 28 ZULKAEDAH 1440H CORRESPONDING TO 1 AUGUST 2019M

 

  1. Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD), in collaboration Tabung Amanah Pekerja (TAP), Ministry of Finance and Economy (MOFE), Ministry of Education (MOE), Junior Achievement (JA) Brunei, and several financial institutions held the fourth Financial Awareness Roadshow in conjunction with National Savings Day 2019 at Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) on Thursday, 28th Zulkaedah 1440H corresponding to 1st August 2019M.
     
  2. The Guest of Honour of the event was Yang Berhormat Awang Iswandy bin Ahmad, Member of the Legislative Council. Also in attendance were Yang Mulia Awang Haji Ady Syarmin bin Haji Md. Taib, Acting Vice Chancellor of UTB as well as senior officers from AMBD and UTB.
     
  3. The Financial Awareness Roadshow also aims to equip university students with financial management skills before embarking into the workforce and also to assist in fostering an overall healthy financial lifestyle.
     
  4. Over 100 students from Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) participated in interactive financial-related games and activities organized by AMBD, Tabung Amanah Pekerja (TAP), Department of Economic Planning and Development (JPKE), Centre for Islamic Banking, Finance and Management (CIBFM), Financial Planning Association of Brunei Darussalam (FPAB), Junior Achievement (JA) Brunei as well as participating financial institutions.
     
  5. The next, and final, Financial Awareness Roadshow will be held at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) on Monday, 5th August 2019.
     
  6. AMBD will also be hosting its annual Financial Fun Fair, which is the highlight of the National Savings Day 2019. The Financial Fun Fair will be held on Saturday, 17th August 2019 and Sunday, 18th August 2019 at the Jerudong Park Colonnade. The event will feature various family fun-packed programs and interactive activities, including a special performance by Royal Brunei Police Forces, the "Financial Race" and the "Eco-Tech Financial Costume Competition".
     
  7. For more information on National Savings Day 2019, members of the public can visit the AMBD website www.ambd.gov.bn; download the AMBD App via the App Store or Google PlayStore; or follow AMBD on Instagram at @autoriti_monetari.

    Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam

    Date:                     28 Zulkaedah 1440/ 1 August 2019
    Ref:                        AMBD/COMMS/3

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PRESS RELEASE

FINANCIAL AWARENESS ROADSHOW

IN CONJUNCTION WITH NATIONAL SAVINGS DAY 2019

Kolej International Graduate Studies

WEDNESDAY, 27 ZULKAEDAH 1440H CORRESPONDING TO 31 JULY 2019

 

  1. Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD) in collaboration with the Department of Economic Planning and Economy (JPKE) and Tabung Amanah Pekerja (TAP) under the Ministry of Finance and Economy (MOFE), Ministry of Education (MOE), Junior Achievement (JA) Brunei, and several financial institutions held the third Financial Awareness Roadshow in conjunction with National Savings Day 2019 at Kolej International Graduate Studies (KIGS) on Wednesday, 27th Zulkaedah 1440H corresponding to 31st July 2019M.
     
  2. The Guests of Honour for the event were Yang Berhormat Awang Ong Tiong Oh, Member of the Legislative Council and Yang Berhormat Pengiran Haji Mohamed bin Pengiran Haji Osman, Ketua Kampong Masjid Lama, Pekan Muara, Sabun dan Pelumpong who is also a member of the Legislative Council. Also present during the event were senior officers from AMBD and TAP as well as the senior management of KIGS.   
     
  3. The Financial Awareness Roadshow also aims to equip university students with financial management skills before embarking into the workforce and aims to foster an overall healthy financial lifestyle.
     
  4. More than 100 students from KIGS and Cosmopolitan College of Commerce and Technology (CCCT) participated in interactive financial-related games and activities organized by AMBD, Department of Economic Planning and Development (JPKE), Tabung Amanah Pekerja (TAP), Centre for Islamic Banking, Finance and Management (CIBFM), Financial Planning Association of Brunei Darussalam (FPAB), Junior Achievement (JA) Brunei, as well as participating financial institutions.
     
  5. The next Financial Awareness Roadshow will be held at Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) on Thursday, 1st August 2019.
     
  6. Additionally, in conjunction with National Savings Day 2019, AMBD will also be hosting its annual Financial Fun Fair at the Jerudong Park Colonnade on Saturday, 17th August 2019 and Sunday, 18th August 2019. The event will feature family fun-packed programs and activities, including a special performance by the Royal Brunei Police Forces, the "Financial Race" and the "Eco-Tech Financial Costume Competition".
     
  7. To find out more about National Savings Day 2019, members of the public can visit AMBD website at www.ambd.gov.bn; download the AMBD App via the App Store or Google PlayStore; or follow AMBD on Instagram at @autoriti_monetari.

    Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam

    Ref:                        AMBD/COMMS/3
    Date:                     27 Zulkaedah 1440/ 31 July 2019

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PRESS RELEASE

FINANCIAL AWARENESS ROADSHOW

IN CONJUNCTION WITH NATIONAL SAVINGS DAY 2019

laksamana College of Business

TUESDAY, 26 ZULKAEDAH 1440H CORRESPONDING TO 30 JULY 2019M

 

  1. Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD), in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance and Economy (MOFE) through the Department of Department of Economic Planning and Development (JPKE) and Tabung Amanah Pekerja (TAP), Ministry of Education (MOE), Junior Achievement (JA) Brunei, as well as several financial institutions, held the second Financial Awareness Roadshow in conjunction with National Savings Day 2019 at the Laksamana College of Business (LCB) on Tuesday, 26th Zulkaedah 1440H corresponding to 30th July 2019M.
     
  2. Present at the event were Yang Mulia Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Metussin bin Haji Baki, Acting Managing Director, AMBD and senior officers from AMBD.   
     
  3. The Financial Awareness Roadshow in conjunction with National Savings Day was first held in 2016. These roadshows aim to promote the importance of financial planning and savings, and to cultivate financial independence amongst youths across all ages. This is a part of AMBD's initiative to develop a financially literate generation, as well as to realise Wawasan Brunei 2035's objective in achieving a dynamic and sustainable economy with a highly-skilled population.
     
  4. Students from LCB and Kemuda Institute (KI) participated in interactive financial-related games and activities organised by AMBD, the Department of Economic Planning and Development (JPKE), Tabung Amanah Pekerja (TAP), Centre for Islamic Banking, Finance and Management (CIBFM), Financial Planning Association of Brunei Darussalam (FPAB), Junior Achievement (JA) Brunei as well as the present financial institutions.
     
  5. The next Financial Awareness Roadshow will be held Kolej International Graduates Studies (KIGS) on Wednesday, 31st July 2019.
     
  6. As with previous National Savings Day celebrations, AMBD will be hosting the annual Financial Fun Fair at the Jerudong Park Colonnade on Saturday, 17th August 2019 and Sunday, 18th August 2019. The event will feature a host of family fun-packed programs and interactive activities, including a special performance by Royal Brunei Police Forces, the "Financial Race" and the "Eco-Tech Financial Costume Competition".
     
  7. For additional information on National Savings Day 2019, members of the public can visit AMBD website at www.ambd.gov.bn; download the AMBD App via the App Store or Google PlayStore; or follow AMBD on Instagram at @autoriti_monetari.

     Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam

    Date:                     26 Zulkaedah 1440/ 30 July 2019
    Ref:                        AMBD/COMMS/3
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PRESS RELEASE

FINANCIAL AWARENESS ROADSHOW

IN CONJUNCTION WITH NATIONAL SAVINGS DAY 2019

UNIVERSITI SULTAN SHARIF ALI

MONDAY, 25 ZULKAEDAH 1440H CORRESPONDING TO 29 JULY 2019

 

  1. Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD), in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance and Economy (MOFE), Ministry of Education (MOE),  Junior Achievement (JA) Brunei and several financial institutions held the first Financial Awareness Roadshow in conjunction with National Savings Day 2019 at Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA) on Monday, 25th Zulkaedah 1440H corresponding to 29th July 2019M.
     
  2. The Guests of Honour for the event were Yang Berhormat Haji Abdul Hamid @ Haji Sabli bin Haji Arshad, Member of the Legislative Council, and Yang Berhormat Pengiran Haji Ali bin Pengiran Maon, Penghulu Berakas 'B'. Also in attendance during the event were senior officers from AMBD, MOFE, and MOE.
     
  3. The Financial Awareness Roadshow aims to promote the importance of savings and cultivate financial independence amongst youths, as part of AMBD's initiative to develop a financially literate generation, in line with Wawasan Brunei 2035's objective of achieving a dynamic and sustainable economy with a highly-skilled population.
     
  4. The first Financial Awareness Roadshow in conjunction with National Savings Day was ran in 2016 with an outreach focused on primary school students, then to secondary school students in 2017, and to sixth form students as well as higher education institutions just last year. This year, the Financial Awareness Roadshow is targeted for university students. It is hoped that these roadshows will equip them with the relevant financial management skills before they embark into the labour market, and assist in fostering a healthy financial lifestyle.
     
  5. The Financial Awareness Roadshow received over 150 students from Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA) and Kolej Universiti Perguruan Ugama Seri Begawan (KUPUSB). The students participated in interactive financial-related games and activities organized by AMBD, Department of Economic Planning and Development (JPKE), Tabung Amanah Pekerja (TAP), Centre for Islamic Banking, Finance and Management (CIBFM), Financial Planning Association of Brunei Darussalam (FPAB), Junior Achievement (JA) Brunei as well as participating financial institutions.
     
  6. The Financial Awareness Roadshows will be held at the Laksamana College of Business (LCB) on 30th July 2019, Kolej International Graduates Studies (KIGS) on 31st July 2019, Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) on 1st August 2019, and Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) on 5th August 2019.
     
  7. Additionally, in conjunction with National Savings Day 2019, AMBD will also be hosting the 4th Financial Fun Fair. The Financial Fun Fair will be held at the Jerudong Park Colonnade on Saturday, 17th August 2019 and Sunday 18th August 2019. This event will feature a host of family fun-packed programs and interactive activities, including special performances by the Royal Brunei Police Forces, the "Financial Race" and the "Eco-Tech Financial Costume Competition".
     
  8. For more information on National Savings Day 2019, members of the public can visit the AMBD website www.ambd.gov.bn; download the AMBD App via the App Store or Google PlayStore; or follow AMBD on Instagram at @autoriti_monetari.
     

    Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam

    Date:         25 Zulkaedah 1440/ 29 July 2019
    Ref:            AMBD/COMMS/3

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PRESS RELEASE

BRUNEI DARUSSALAM'S RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY PRICE INDEX (RPPI)

FOR QUARTER 1, 2019 (Q1 2019)

 

1.       Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD) today published Brunei Darussalam's Residential Property Price Index (RPPI) for the first quarter of 2019. The index is compiled using data sourced from banks in Brunei Darussalam, and is published with close cooperation from the Ministry of Development, in particular the Authority for Building Control and Construction Industry (ABCi). 

2.       In Q1 2019, the RPPI was at 91.6, an increase of 4.9% year-on-year compared to Q1 2018 and an increase of 5.6% quarter-on-quarter compared to Q4 2018. 

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3.       Based on mortgage data obtained from the banks, there were 115 transactions for residential properties in Q1 2019. The majority of these transactions were for detached houses (53.0%), followed by terrace houses (21.8%), semi-detached houses (20.0%) and apartments (5.2%). Meanwhile, there were no purchases of land by bank mortgage during the quarter.  

4.       The median purchase price for all residential properties was BND245,000 in Q1 2019. The median purchase prices for specific types of properties were BND288,000 for detached houses, BND250,000 for semi-detached houses, BND160,000 for terrace houses and BND325,000 for apartments. The overall median purchase price of residential properties in Q1 2019 decreased by 2.0% year-on-year compared to Q1 2018 and 2.8% quarter-on-quarter compared to Q4 2018.

5.       The published statistics and index should be treated as general information only and one should not rely solely upon these data to draw specific conclusions on a particular residential property as property values vary with location, land size, floor area and so on.  

6.       For more information on RPPI, members of the public may refer to the technical notes on the methodology and statistics which can be obtained from the AMBD website at www.ambd.gov.bn and follow updates on RPPI through AMBD's Instagram account @autoriti_monetari.


Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam

Date:             16 Zulkaedah 1440 / 19 July 2019
Ref:                 AMBD/COMMS/3

Download Malay version AMBD Siaran Akhbar - RPPI (Q1 2019)

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PRESS RELEASE

SUCCESSFUL ISSUANCES OF BRUNEI DARUSSALAM GOVERNMENT SHORT-TERM SUKUK AL-IJARAH SECURITIES


Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam (July 2019) - The Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD), agent to the Government of His Majesty The Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam in managing and administering Sukuk Al-Ijarah issuances, is pleased to announce the successful pricing of its 171st issuance of short-term Sukuk Al-Ijarah securities.

The total of the sukuk issuance was BND100 million with the following details:

SeriesIssuance DateMaturity DateTenorRental Rate
171
11 July 201910 October 2019
91 Days1.6250 %

 

With this issuance, the Brunei Government has thus far issued over BND12.98 billion worth of short-term Sukuk Al-Ijarah securities since the maiden offering on 6th April 2006, and the total holdings of the Brunei Government Sukuk outstanding as at 11th July 2019 stood at BND 322.0 million.

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FINANCIAL BOOTCAMP

IN CONJUNCTION WITH NATIONAL SAVINGS DAY 2019

THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE AND ECONOMY BUILDING

 

  1. Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD), in conjunction with the National Savings Day, held the first Financial Bootcamp from 21 to 23 Syawal 1440 corresponding to 26 to 28 June 2019, at the Ministry of Finance and Economy Building.
     
  2. The event was officiated by Yang Mulia Dayang Hajah Rashidah binti Haji Sabtu, Acting Deputy Managing Director of Regulatory and Supervision, AMBD, and held in collaboration with Tabung Amanah Pekerja (TAP), Brunei Association of Banks (BAB), Brunei Insurance and Takaful Association (BITA), Brunei Darussalam Capital Markets Association (BCMA), and Financial Planning Association of Brunei Darussalam (FPAB).
     
  3. The Financial Bootcamp is a three-day programme designed to encourage students in universities and higher education to innovate the creation of financial products relevant to the financial industry in Brunei Darussalam, while taking advantage of technological advancements. As an introduction, participants received insight from AMBD on the Digital Payment Roadmap, a strategic initiative developed by AMBD to drive digital transformation in the payment industry in Brunei Darussalam, and the importance of cybersecurity while levering on technology. Participants also had the opportunity to get guidance and insights from experts from the financial industry on financial planning and the different types of financial products including banking products and services, and insurance and investment vehicles.
     
  4. During the Financial Bootcamp, participants, with the guidance of mentors from various financial institutions, went through multiple rounds of business pitching to present their ideas and innovation in a concise manner within the allocated time, giving them a taste of pitching in the world of finance. The topics pitched included the development and application of financial products, and addressing the challenges and issues of current financial products in Brunei Darussalam. After the pitching session ended, a certificate presentation ceremony was held for the participants and certificates were awarded by YM Hajah Sufinah binti Haji Sahat, Acting Assistant Managing Director, Corporate Services.
     
  5. The overall aim of the Financial Bootcamp is to equip participants with the relevant financial knowledge and skills before entering the workforce, as well as to foster engagement between financial institutions and consumers on product development to ensure that the financial industry in Brunei Darussalam will be better equipped to meet the needs of the public.
     
  6. Winners of the Financial Bootcamp will be announced during the Financial Fun Fair in August 2019 and cash prizes will be deposited into their savings accounts to encourage and instil good savings habit and cultivate a healthy financial lifestyle. In addition, the final concept of the financial products may be considered for use by financial institutions.
     
  7. More information on the National Savings Day 2019 can be found on AMBD's official website https://www.ambd.gov.bn, AMBD App or AMBD's Instagram account @autoriti_monetari.
     

    Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam
     

    Date:     27 Syawal 1440/ 2 July 2019
    Ref:        AMBD/COMMS/3/2019

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 MAJLIS RAMAH MESRA BERSAMA

DULI YANG TERAMAT MULIA PADUKA SERI PENGIRAN MUDA MAHKOTA
PENGIRAN MUDA HAJI AL-MUHTADEE BILLAH
THE CROWN PRINCE AND SENIOR MINISTER AT THE PRIME MINISTER'S OFFICE
SEMPENA HARI RAYA AIDILFITRI 1440H/2019M
 
BANQUET HALL
PRIME MINISTER'S OFFICE (PMO)
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, NEGARA BRUNEI DARUSSALAM
TUESDAY, 27 SYAWAL 1440 CORRESPONDING TO 2 JULY 2019

  1. His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah ibni His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah, The Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister's Office, as Chairman of Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam's (AMBD) Board of Directors, consented to attend Majlis Ramah Mesra Aidilfitri AMBD on Tuesday 27 Syawal 1440H corresponding to 2 July 2019M, which took place at the Banquet Hall, Prime Minister's Office.
     
  2. His Royal Highness, upon arrival, was greeted by Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr.) Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong, Minister of Home Affairs as Deputy Chairman of AMBD's Board of Directors; Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Abdul Mokti bin Haji Mohd Daud, Minister at the Prime Minister's Office; Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr. Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah, Minister at the Prime Minister's Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II; Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Hamzah bin Haji Sulaiman, Minister of Education; other members of AMBD's Board of Directors, Senior Management of AMBD as well as its officers and staff.
     
  3. Besides celebrating the month of Syawal, the event also celebrates the AMBD officers and staff. It provides a platform for the AMBD's officers and staff to come together to foster a greater sense of team spirit, in line with one of AMBD's values; teamwork. AMBD also took the opportunity to appreciate the officers and staff of AMBD who have completed their service with AMBD and retired in 2018 and early 2019.
     
  4. Before entering the Banquet Hall, His Royal Highness consented to take a group photo with the Members of AMBD's Board of Directors and AMBD personnel.
     
  5. His Royal Highness also consented to present tokens and certificates to two retired AMBD personnel. His Royal Highness then consented to visit the AMBD Hari Raya booths carrying the theme of "Raya Klasik", conceptualised and realised through the creativity and skills of the AMBD personnel.
     
  6. Before leaving the event, His Royal Highness consented to junjung ziarah by the Board of Directors of AMBD, Senior Management of AMBD and its employees.
     

    Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam

    Date: 27 Syawal 1440/ 2 July 2019           

    Reference: AMBD/COMMS/3/2019

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SUCCESSFUL ISSUANCES OF BRUNEI DARUSSALAM GOVERNMENT SHORT-TERM SUKUK AL-IJARAH SECURITIES


Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam (June 2019) - The Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD), agent to the Government of His Majesty The Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam in managing and administering Sukuk Al-Ijarah issuances, is pleased to announce the successful pricing of its 170th issuance of short-term Sukuk Al-Ijarah securities.

The total of the sukuk issuance was BND50 million with the following details:

SeriesIssuance DateMaturity DateTenorRental Rate
170
20 June 201918 June 2020
364Days1.6250 %

 

With this issuance, the Brunei Government has thus far issued over BND12.88 billion worth of short-term Sukuk Al-Ijarah securities since the maiden offering on 6th April 2006, and the total holdings of the Brunei Government Sukuk outstanding as at 20th June 2019 stood at BND 322.0 million.

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AMBD POLICY STATEMENT 1/2019

Thursday, 15 Syawal 1440 corresponding to 20 June 2019

 

1. Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD) today published its bi-annual policy statement for the first half of 2019. 

2. In the Policy Statement 1/2019, AMBD noted that the global economy is expected to slow to 3.3% in 2019. The domestic economy grew by 0.1% year-on-year in the whole of 2018. AMBD's inflation forecast for 2019 has been revised down to the range of -0.5% to 0.5%.

3. AMBD also highlighted that licensed financial institutions continue to have strong fundamentals underpinned by high levels of capitalisation, strong liquidity and improved profitability. AMBD issued a number of Notices and a Guideline to all banks for effective implementation of the Basel II framework and Basel Core Principles. AMBD also issued a Notice on Peer to Peer (P2P) Financing Platform Operators, which introduces clear regulatory requirements in relation to the operation of a P2P Financing Platform in Brunei Darussalam. Additionally, in efforts to further enhance investor protection, AMBD issued a consultation paper to the relevant stakeholders in the country to obtain feedback on a proposed legal and regulatory framework for an investor compensation scheme.

4. In efforts to strengthen governance and risk management of insurance companies and takaful operators in Brunei Darussalam, AMBD provided guidance on effective framework of risk management and internal controls as well as sound risk management practices. AMBD also embarked on a new project, expected to be completed in 2020, to develop a risk-based capital framework to further enhance the protection of policyholders.

5. In providing better access to money changing services in Brunei Darussalam, AMBD has offered three licences to operate money changing business this year, one of which will open the first money changer in the Temburong district.

6. Finally, AMBD launched the Digital Payment Roadmap for Brunei Darussalam 2019-2025, which outlines AMBD's strategies to transform Brunei Darussalam into a "Digital Payment Nation" by 2025. It aims to drive digital transformation in payment services leading to the creation of a safe, sustainable, and efficient digital payment ecosystem.

7. The full version of AMBD Policy Statement 1/2019 can be found on AMBD's website at www.ambd.gov.bn. For further information and enquiries, members of the public may call AMBD's hotline at 2388388, or by emailing 


Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam

Reference          :    AMBD/COMMS/3

Date                    :    14 Syawal 1440 / 19 June 2019


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AMBD ALERT LIST HAS BEEN UPDATED

 

1.            Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD) would like to inform members of the public that the AMBD Alert List has been updated.

2.            The AMBD Alert List is a list of individuals, companies and websites which are neither authorised nor approved under the relevant laws and regulations administered by AMBD or whose activities raise a suspicion of illegal financial activity. This list is without prejudice to any further assessment by AMBD regarding the activities of the companies concerned.

3.            AMBD would also like to inform the public that the following companies or individuals have been included in the Alert List for month of April and May 2019:
 

    • Barclays Private Investment Project (BPIP); and
    • Aliexchange.


4.            Members of the public may visit AMBD's website to access the Alert List, as well as the list of persons and institutions licensed by AMBD here.

5.            AMBD remains committed to the financial stability of Brunei Darussalam, and to safeguarding Brunei Darussalam’s financial system and the interests of financial consumers. AMBD will also continue to actively monitor any suspicious or unlicensed financial activities in Brunei Darussalam. If the public have any information on unlicensed financial activities, please contact AMBD at 2380007 or email us at


 
Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam

Date:                     6 Syawal 1440H / 11 June 2019M
Reference:           AMBD/COMMS/3

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KHATAM AL-QURAN AND PRESENTATION OF DONATION CEREMONY

IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE MONTH OF RAMADHAN 1440/2019

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

NEGARA BRUNEI DARUSSALAM

TUESDAY, 28 RAMADHAN 1440H CORRESPONDING TO 3 JUNE 2019

 

  1. Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD) held a Khatam Al-Quran and Presentation of Ceremony in conjunction with the month of Ramadhan today, 28th Ramadhan 1440 corresponding to 3 June 2019 at the Ministry of Finance and Economy Building, Bandar Seri Begawan.
     
  2. Present during this ceremony was Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr.) Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong, Minister of Home Affairs as Deputy Chairman of AMBD's Board of Directors; Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Mokti bin Haji Mohd Daud, Minister at the Prime Minister's Office; Yang Mulia Awang Yusof bin Haji Abd Rahman, Managing Director of AMBD; other members of the AMBD Board of Directors and officers and staff of AMBD.
  3. The event began with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah led by Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong, followed by the recitation of Al-Quran verses and Doa Khatam led by Yang Mulia Muhammad Zul Hamzi Faiz Bin Hj Mohd Zali.
  4. The event continued with the presentation of donations to three Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) and orphans by Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong.
  5. AMBD has invited 42 orphans residing in Brunei Muara district to receive the donations collected from AMBD management, officers and staff.
  6. The NGOs receiving AMBD's donations were Brunei Darussalam National Association of the Blind (BDNAB), Persatuan KACA and Pusat Ehsan Al-Ameerah Al-Hajjah Maryam.

    Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam

    Date :               24 Ramadhan 1440 / 30 May 2019

    Reference :      AMBD/COMMS/3

Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD) acts as the central bank of Brunei Darussalam, carrying four main objectives; to achieve and maintain domestic price stability; to ensure the stability of the financial system, in particular by formulating financial regulations and prudential standards; to assist in the establishment and functioning of efficient payment systems and to oversee them; and to foster and develop a sound and progressive financial services sector.

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