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PRESS RELEASE

CESSATION OF THE ISSUANCE OF BND10,000 CURRENCY NOTE

 

1.             Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam has announced that effective 16 Rabiulawal 1442H corresponding to 2 November 2020M, BND10,000 currency notes will no longer be issued to all banks in Brunei Darussalam and subsequently, will be withdrawn from circulation. 

2.             However, the BND10,000 currency notes will remain legal tender and will retain full face value. The decision to withdraw the BND10,000 currency note is one of the steps taken by AMBD to reduce the risks associated with financial crimes such as money laundering, terrorism financing and counterfeiting of high denominations currency notes. 

3.             AMBD encourages the public to use various alternative payment methods available in Brunei Darussalam such as debit or credit cards and online payments for high value transactions. 

4.             AMBD remains committed to the financial stability of Brunei Darussalam, and to safeguarding Brunei Darussalam's financial system and the interests of financial consumers. If the public have any queries, please contact AMBD at 2388388 or email us at info@ambd.gov.bn.


Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam

Ref:                        AMBD/COMMS/3

Date:                     11 Safar 1442H / 29 September 2020M

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PRESS RELEASE 

EXTENSION OF WAIVER FOR ONLINE FUND TRANSFER FEES AND CHARGES

 

1.       Earlier this year, amid the uncertainties caused by current Covid-19 outbreak, and as part of the interim measures to ease the financial burden on affected individuals and businesses, Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD) and the Bank Association of Brunei (BAB) has agreed to waive online local interbank fund transfer fees and charges to all bank customers for a period of 6 months beginning from 1 April 2020 to 1 October 2020. 

2.       During the past 6 months AMBD in close consultation with BAB have been monitoring the impact of COVID-19 outbreak on the domestic economy, in particular on the affected individuals and businesses.  

3.       To that end, and to support economic activities and efforts by the Government of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam in containing COVID-19 outbreak in the country, AMBD and BAB have agreed to extend the waiver for online local interbank fund transfer fees and charges to all bank customers for another six (6) months, from 1 October 2020 to 31 March 2021.  

4.       For further information, please contact the banks directly or AMBD at 2388388 or info@ambd.gov.bn

   

Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam

Ref:                        AMBD/COMMS/3

Date:                     11 Safar 1442H / 29 September 2020M

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PRESS RELEASE

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


Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam (September 2020) - 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 185th issuance of Sukuk Al-Ijarah securities.

The total of the sukuk issuance was BND 50 million with the following details:

SeriesIssuance DateMaturity DateTenorRental Rate
185
 3 September 20202 September 2021
364 Days0.2500%

 

With this issuance, the Brunei Government has thus far issued over BND14.02 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 3rd September 2020 stood at BND 373.5 million.

Download PDF here Successful Issuances of Brunei Darussalam Government Short-Term Sukuk Al-Ijarah Securities 185th Series

  


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 the individuals, companies or entities that have been included in the Alert List for the month of August 2020 are as follow:

  1. JAA Lifestyle;
  2. Khalifa BHH (FB Profile) (7312759); and
  3. Siti Hardiana (8879442) / Tarik Gaji (Invest 2020) / Invest Pusing Lagi / Company Eljojo / Invest Syarikat Fazfar Enterprise.

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

5.           AMBD would like to remind the public to not deal with any entities or individuals carrying out or offering unlicensed financial services or may be perceived as get-rich-quick schemes or pyramid schemes. Among the products and services that must be licensed by AMBD includes money changer, money remittance and money lenders. For any involvement in dealing with an unlicensed or unregulated company or individual, members of the public may not have the protection afforded under the regulatory framework administered by AMBD.

6.           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:                     9 Muharram 1442H / 28 August 2020M

Reference:           AMBD/COMMS/3

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Press Release

BRUNEI DARUSSALAM WINS BEST EGMONT CASE AWARD 2020

  1. The Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD), was announced as the winner of the prestigious Best Egmont Case Award (BECA) for the year 2020.  This is a highly coveted achievement among the 164 members of the Egmont Group of FIUs .
     
  2. This year marks the 10th year of the BECA competition, which received 24 cases from 19 member FIUs, where the case submitted by FIU, AMBD, was chosen as a finalist along with the case from FIU, Guatemala. This case was related to the involvement supporting a trial involving criminal breach of trust and money laundering charges which concluded earlier this year.
     
  3. The case study demonstrated an investigation that benefited from the FIU's contribution, through provision of intelligence that added value to the investigation, effective domestic and international cooperation, the use of innovative techniques and a successful outcome of the case – all of which are considered essential criteria for the Award.
     
  4. The Egmont Group of FIUs was established in 1995, to fight against money laundering and financing of terrorism through international cooperation, especially in the areas of information exchange, training and sharing of expertise. The Group has a membership of 164 FIUs from all over the world. BECA is an annual competition introduced in 2011 to recognize successful cases from which member-FIUs can learn and to appreciate real-life examples of cases that have been successfully prosecuted.
     
  5. This marks only the second time an FIU in Southeast Asia has won this international award, following the success of Anti Money Laundering Council (FIU of The Philippines) in 2015. Previous BECA winners in the past three years include Russia (Rosfinmonitoring) in 2017, Ukraine (State Financial Monitoring Service) in 2018, and Peru (Financial Intelligence Unit) in 2019.
     
  6. AMBD would like to acknowledge and warmly thank the Egmont Group of FIUs for coordinating the competition and other member FIUs that voted during this difficult period whilst the world is battling the COVID-19 impact.

 

Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam

Date           : 7 Muharram 1442H/ 26 August 2020M

Reference : AMBD/COMMS/3

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Press Release

UNCLAIMED MONEY

1.       Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD), as the central bank of Brunei Darussalam, annually receives unclaimed money from all licensed banks in Brunei Darussalam, and administers individual claims on unclaimed money.

2.       Unclaimed money is money in a bank account which have had no activity (deposit and withdrawal) for at least 6 years and amounting to above BND100[1]. Unclaimed money in deposit accounts maintained in licensed banks are governed under the Banking Order (2006) and Islamic Banking Order (2008)[2].

3.       Every year, all licensed banks are required to submit to AMBD a list of new unclaimed money and the sum on unclaimed money[3]. Before submitting the list and transferring the unclaimed money to AMBD, licensed banks must make reasonable effort to identify and locate the rightful owners of the money and to ensure that the money is paid to the respective owners.

4.       Where unclaimed money has been transferred to AMBD, all licensed banks are required to publish a list of new unclaimed money that exceeds BND1,000 for the particular year in local newspapers at least twice a year in both Bahasa Melayu and English[4]. In ensuring this information is shared successfully, publications must include the identity of the owners (if known). In addition, AMBD maintains a full list of unclaimed money for the past years, made available on AMBD's website.  

5.       Rightful owners may claim their unclaimed money from AMBD by submitting an application to AMBD.  Applicants will also be required to submit a list of documents for verification. The application form, list of required documents, and details on the application process can be found here.

6.       For any other enquiries and information regarding unclaimed money, members of the public may contact AMBD at 2380975 or email us at


  

Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam

Date:                     6 Muharram 1442H/ 25 August 2020M

Reference:         AMBD/COMMS/3


[1] Sections 84 and 87 of the Banking Order (2006) and Islamic Banking Order (2008)

[2] Part IX (Section 69 to 92) under the Banking Order (2006) and Islamic Banking Order (2008)

[3] Section 69 of the Banking Order (2006) and Islamic Banking Order (2008)

[4] Islamic Banking (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations (2008) and Banking (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) Regulations (2010)


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PRESS RELEASE

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


Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam (August 2020) - 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 184th issuance of Sukuk Al-Ijarah securities.

The total of the sukuk issuance was BND 100 million with the following details:

SeriesIssuance DateMaturity DateTenorRental Rate
184
6 August 20205 November 2020
91 Days0.1875%

 

With this issuance, the Brunei Government has thus far issued over BND13.97 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 6th August 2020 stood at BND 357.6 million.

Download PDF here Successful Issuances of Brunei Darussalam Government Short-Term Sukuk Al-Ijarah Securities 184th Series

  


PRESS RELEASE
 RESUMPTION OF AMBD CURRENCY GALLERY AND

AMBD PUBLIC SERVICES

 

1.    Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD) would like to inform the public that AMBD Currency Gallery and Gift Shop, Financial Consumer Issues (Complaints Handling Desk) and Unclaimed Balances Counter will resume their operations with immediate effect, while implementing the necessary precautionary measures, taking into considerations the guidelines on the practice of physical and social distancing issued by the Ministry of Health.

2.    Those who wish to visit the AMBD Currency Gallery, purchase from the Gift Shop, or approach the above-mentioned counters are encouraged to contact AMBD first.

3.    The operating hours and contact details are as below:


4.    Please be informed that services via telephone and e-mail will also continue to operate. For other enquiries, members of the public may contact AMBD at 2388388 or e-mail

 Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam

Reference           : AMBD/COMMS/3

Date                      : 2 Zulhijjah 1441H/ 24 July 2020M 


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PRESS RELEASE

SIGNING FOR THE PARTICIPANT SERVICE AGREEMENT BETWEEN AUTORITI MONETARI BRUNEI DARUSSALAM AND DATASTREAM DIGITAL SENDIRIAN BERHAD

SIGNING FOR THE PARTICIPANT SERVICE AGREEMENT BETWEEN AUTORITI MONETARI BRUNEI DARUSSALAM AND PROGRESIF SENDIRIAN BERHAD

 

1.      Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD) has recently signed 2 separate Participant Service Agreements (PSA) with two local telecommunication service providers in Brunei Darussalam, namely Datastream Digital Sdn. Bhd. (DST) and Progresif Sdn. Bhd. (Progresif). The PSA provides the provision of the submission and usage of customer credit information to and from the credit bureau established by AMBD. 

2.      Signing for AMBD was Yang Mulia Dayang Hajah Rokiah binti Haji Badar, the Managing Director. Meanwhile, signing for the respective telecommunication service providers were Yang Mulia Awang Radin Sufri bin Radin Basiuni, Chief Executive Officer of DST and Yang Mulia Dayang Nurul Haniah binti Jaáfar, Chief Executive Officer of Progresif.  

3.      The newly entered PSA enables the telecommunication service providers to subscribe to the Credit Bureau's Telco Credit Report, which also contains a credit score, and to submit customers' credit information. The Telco Credit Report provides information transparency about consumers' creditworthiness and timely payment behaviour among the telecommunication service providers. 

4.      This collaboration will expand the information in the credit report to include non-traditional information. Information that can be considered non-traditional includes utilities (water bills, electricity, phone bills, etc), or retail lending. These information can be used to complement the existing banking information.  

5.      Non-traditional information also provides the financial institutions and telecommunication service providers a holistic view of their customers' credit worthiness. The companies may use this information to design new financing or telco products more suited to their targeted market and encourage positive financial behaviours among their customers. 

6.      To date, the Members of the Credit Bureau consists of all the licensed banks, finance companies, and the Islamic trust fund in Brunei Darussalam. Other data providers include the Department of Electrical Services, Ministry of Energy; the Housing Development Department, Ministry of Development; Bank Usahawan; and the telecommunication services providers.  For further information on the Credit Bureau of AMBD, please visit  
 
 Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam

 
Date                :           2 Zulhijjah 1441 / 24 July 2020

Reference       :           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 the entities that have been included in the Alert List for the month of July 2020 are as follow:       


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

5.           AMBD would like to remind the public to not deal with any entities or individuals carrying out or offering unlicensed financial services or may be perceived as get-rich-quick schemes or pyramid schemes. Among the products and services that must be licensed by AMBD includes money changer, money remittance and money lenders. For any involvement in dealing with an unlicensed or unregulated company or individual, members of the public may not have the protection afforded under the regulatory framework administered by AMBD.

6.           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 fci@ambd.gov.bn.

 

Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam

Date:                     2 Zulhijjah 1441H /            23 July 2020M

Reference:           AMBD/COMMS/3

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PRESS RELEASE

COMMENCEMENT OF SURVEY INTERVIEWS

FOR THE BUSINESS SENTIMENT INDEX

 

  1. Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD) will be commencing survey interviews on selected businesses to develop the Business Sentiment Index (BSI) starting Saturday, 1 August 2020.

  2. Selected businesses will be contacted by AMBD personnel to set appointments for the interview. To ensure the health and safety of those involved in the interviews, AMBD will take additional precautionary measures against COVID19, in accordance to the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health (MOH).

  3. The interviews will be carried out by AMBD personnel who will identify themselves at the beginning of the interviews. This survey is an ongoing survey, and will be carried out every month.

  4. The survey aims to develop the BSI, a monthly published index, to measure the level of business sentiment or confidence in Brunei Darussalam. More than 600 businesses have been selected to represent the various sectors within Brunei Darussalam's economy.

  5. Respondents should expect general questions regarding the current and future business conditions, investments, employment of workers, as well as costs of running their businesses. Responses will be kept confidential and no personal information will be collected aside from respondents' name and contact information.

  6. Monitoring the level of business sentiment is important as it acts as key barometer and leading indicator of business conditions, as well as measures the overall health of the economy. Business confidence drives business growth and investment, and supports employment opportunities. The BSI aims to provide additional valuable insights into how Brunei Darussalam's economy is faring from the perspective of businesses in general. Over time, the information gathered may also be used by policymakers to establish necessary policies towards further developing the economy.

  7. For further information and enquiries regarding the BSI as well as the survey, members of the public may refer to the technical notes on the methodology and the list of survey questions on the AMBD website at Respondents may also contact AMBD if they wish to verify the authenticity of an interviewer by calling AMBD at 2382262.


Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam

Reference           : AMBD/COMMS/3

Date                      : 25 Zulkaedah 1441H /  17 July 2020M 

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PRESS RELEASE

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


Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam (July 2020) - 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 183rd issuance of Sukuk Al-Ijarah securities.

The total of the sukuk issuance was BND 100 million with the following details:

SeriesIssuance DateMaturity DateTenorRental Rate
183
9 July 20208 October 2020
91 Days0.1875%

 

With this issuance, the Brunei Government has thus far issued over BND13.87 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 9th July 2020 stood at BND 357.6 million.


Download PDF here Successful Issuances of Brunei Darussalam Government Short-Term Sukuk Al-Ijarah Securities 183rd Series

  


PRESS RELEASE

AMBD POLICY STATEMENT 1/2020

 

1.            Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD) today published its bi-annual policy statement for the first half of 2020. 

2.            In the Policy Statement 1/2020, AMBD noted that the global economy is expected to decline by 4.9% in 2020. The domestic economy grew by 3.9% year-on-year in 2019. AMBD's inflation forecast for 2020 has been revised up to the range of 1% to 2%.

3.            Despite heightened uncertainties due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the policy statement highlighted that the banking sector continued to exhibit resilience in the first quarter of 2020. AMBD has been in active engagement with key stakeholders including the Ministry of Finance and Economy (MoFE) and the Brunei Association of Banks (BAB) to address the impacts of the pandemic on the economy. A set of interim measures were introduced with the objective of alleviating the financial distress faced by local businesses and individuals.

4.            AMBD continues to ensure that there is sufficient liquidity to support the well-functioning of the financial system through the expansion of liquidity management measures to banks in Brunei Darussalam.

5.            As part of AMBD's commitment to improve the supervisory regime for the protection of insurance/ Takaful policyholders in Brunei Darussalam, 3 notices and guidelines were issued in Q1 2020. This included guidelines on developing a recovery plan for insurers and Takaful operators; guidelines on online distribution for insurers and Takaful operators; as well as guidelines on surplus distribution by Takaful operators.

6.            AMBD also issued a Notice on Providing Market Access to a Foreign Market for Capital Markets Services Licence holders on 4 November 2019. In implementing the risk based supervision framework for the supervision of the capital market intermediaries, AMBD completed a second onsite inspection using the risk based methodology in Q1 2020.

7.            Initiatives under the Digital Payment Roadmap for Brunei Darussalam 2019-2025 are currently being implemented which, among others, calls for the establishment of a Payment Hub infrastructure to enable customers to make instant digital payments. To ensure the aims of the project are aligned with other national initiatives, engagement with the relevant stakeholders such as the Digital Economy Council are continuously made.

8.            With the issuance of the Notice on Banks' Recovery Plan on 20 December 2019, all banks are required to submit their recovery plans to AMBD, no later than 30 September 2020. This is to ensure banks' preparedness in remaining resilient in periods of distress.

9.            AMBD will continue to closely monitor the development of the COVID-19 situation and engage with financial institutions to ensure the well-functioning of essential financial services. AMBD stands ready to implement additional measures, as and when necessary, to safeguard the financial stability of country.

10.          Members of the public may view the Policy Statement 1/2020 here

 

Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam

Reference           : AMBD/COMMS/3

Date                      : 16 Zulkaedah 1441H/ 8 July 2020M

 

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PRESS RELEASE

BRUNEI DARUSSALAM'S RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY PRICE INDEX (RPPI)

FOR QUARTER 1, 2020 (Q1 2020)

 

1.       Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD) today published Brunei Darussalam's Residential Property Price Index (RPPI) for the first quarter of 2020. 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 2020, the RPPI was at 91.1, showing a decrease of 0.5% year-on-year compared to Q1 2019, and a decrease of 4.3% quarter-on-quarter compared to Q4 2019.    

RPPI Q1 2020 Img 01.PNG

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3.       Based on the mortgage data obtained from banks, there were 76 transactions for residential properties in Q1 2020. The majority of these transactions were for semi-detached houses (32.9%); followed by detached houses (30.3%); terrace houses (18.4%); and apartments (18.4%). No transactions were recorded for land in Q1 2020.

4.       The median purchase price for all types of residential properties was BND249,000 in Q1 2020, showing an increase of 1.6% compared to Q1 2019, and decrease of 3.5% compared to Q4 2019. The median purchase prices in Q1 2020 were BND300,000 for detached houses; BND260,000 for semi-detached houses; BND176,750 for terrace houses; and BND232,000 for apartments.

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 via AMBD's Instagram account @autoriti_monetari.


 Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam

Date:             4 Zulkaedah 1441 / 26 June 2020

Ref:                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 (June 2020) - 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 182nd issuance of Sukuk Al-Ijarah securities.

The total of the sukuk issuance was BND 50 million with the following details:

SeriesIssuance DateMaturity DateTenorRental Rate
182
18 June 202017 June 2021
364 Days0.2500 %

 

With this issuance, the Brunei Government has thus far issued over BND13.77 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 18th June 2020 stood at BND 353.6 million.


Download PDF here Successful Issuances of Brunei Darussalam Government Short-Term Sukuk Al-Ijarah Securities 182nd Series

  


PRESS RELEASE
 
OPERATING HOURS FOR AUTORITI MONETARI BRUNEI DARUSSALAM
IN CONJUNCTION WITH SYAWAL 1441H/ 2020M PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

 

1.       Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD) would like to inform the public of that in welcoming Syawal 1441H/ 2020M, the AMBD office will be closed from Monday, 25 May 2020M to Wednesday, 27 May 2020M and will reopen on Thursday, 28 May 2020M.
2.       The AMBD Real-Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) system, Automated Cheque Clearing House (ACH) system and Central Securities Depository (CSD) system will also be in operation from Thursday, 28 May 2020M under normal operating hours.

3.       AMBD would also like to inform the public regarding the operations for AMBD public counters and services after the Syawal 1441H/ 2020M public holidays as below:
Operating Hours For Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam In Conjunction With Syawal 1441H-2020M and Public Holidays.PNG

4.       AMBD would like to apologise for the inconvenience caused and would like to wish all Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri.

 

Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam

Date:                     Ramadhan 1441H /         May 2020M 
Reference:          AMBD/COMMS/3

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PRESS RELEASE 
THE RESUMPTION OF CREDIT BUREAU CUSTOMER SERVICE COUNTER

 

1.      Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD) would like to inform the public that the Credit Bureau Customer Service counter, which provides the Self-Inquiry Report and Dispute Resolution service has resumed on Monday, 25 Ramadhan 1441 corresponding to 18 May 2020.

2.      To ensure the health and safety of the visiting customers as well as the officers and staff on duty, AMBD is taking additional precautionary measures in accordance to the relevant guidelines in relation to Covid-19 issued by the Ministry of Health (MOH), including requiring visitors to scan BruHealth's QR code and limiting the number of concurrent visitors on premise.

3.      The operating time for the Credit Bureau Customer Service Counter is as below:

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4.      For any enquiries, members of the public may contact Credit Bureau AMBD via email at Biro Kredit email.PNG or phone at 2233369 during office hours.

 

Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam

Date:                    May 2020
Reference:          AMBD/COMMS/3

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Please find the Malay document on Ministry of Finance and Economy's website here.
Please find the English document on Ministry of Finance and Economy's website here.


  


PRESS RELEASE

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


Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam (May 2020) - 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 181st issuance of Sukuk Al-Ijarah securities.

The total of the sukuk issuance was BND 100 million with the following details:

SeriesIssuance DateMaturity DateTenorRental Rate
181
7 May 20206 August 2020
91 Days0.3750 %

 

With this issuance, the Brunei Government has thus far issued over BND13.72 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 7th May 2020 stood at BND 353.6 million.


Download PDF here Successful Issuances of Brunei Darussalam Government Short-Term Sukuk Al-Ijarah Securities 181st Series

  


PRESS RELEASE

AMBD CARE PACKAGES FOR EIGHT SCHOOLS IN BRUNEI DARUSSALAM

Tuesday, 11 Ramadhan 1441 corresponding to 5 May 2020

 

1.                   Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD), as part of its corporate social responsibility initiatives, handed over AMBD Care Packages to several schools in Brunei Darussalam recently. 

2.                   AMBD Care Packages, consisting of printers, ink cartridges as well as printing papers, are contributions from AMBD officers and staff, in supporting the Ministry of Education's and schools' efforts to ensure continuity in the students' education during these uncertain times caused by the COVID19 pandemic outbreak, by conducting home-based learning via e-learning and home-pack learning.

3.                   A total of 16 packages were delivered to 8 primary and secondary schools across the four districts including Haji Mohd Jaafar Maun Primary School, Lambak Kiri Secondary School, Batang Mitus Primary School, Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha Secondary School, Kuala Belait Primary School, Pengiran Anak Puteri Hajah Rashidah Secondary School, Semabat Primary School and Labu Estate Primary School on Monday 10 Ramadhan 1441 corresponding to 4 May 2020 and Tuesday, 11 Ramadhan 1441 corresponding to 5 May 2020. 

4.                   The packages were handed over to the schools by  Yang Mulia Dayang Hajah Rokiah binti Haji Badar, AMBD Managing Director; Yang Mulia Dayang Hajah Rashidah binti Haji Sabtu, Deputy Managing Director (Regulatory and Supervision); Yang Mulia Dayang Hajah Noorrafidah binti Haji Sulaiman, Deputy Managing Director (Monetary Operations/ Development and International); Yang Mulia Awang Mardini bin Haji Eddie, Acting Assistant Managing Director (Monetary Operations); and Yang Mulia Dayang Hajah Sufinah binti Haji Sahat, Acting Assistant Managing Director (Corporate Services).

5.                   AMBD believes that education is the basis to building a strong human capital in Brunei Darussalam, which is the fifth pillar to the Brunei Darussalam Financial Sector Blueprint (2016-2025). AMBD has previously worked with schools to strengthen financial literacy and education in Brunei Darussalam through school roadshows and Financial Fun Fairs, and will continue its efforts to support the nation, particularly in this challenging time.

 

Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam

Ref:                        AMBD/COMMS/3

Date:                     11 Ramadhan 1441 / 5 May 2020

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