Brunei Darussalam

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ABSTRACT People seem to forget that they're not the only ones that matter. When doing business with other business people, we need to keep in mind things they make them feel comfortable doing business with us. It's easier to tell what that might be when doing business within the US, but however, nowadays it's essential that we expand our horizons and seek economic advances. To do this we must communicate with others outside our country. However, we mustn't forget social differences and standards they're accustomed too. When doing business with world countries, their social formalities differ greatly from ours, which means we have more things to learn before we come in contact in them. By doing this we eliminate or significantly lower that chances of offending them or creating an awkward situation. This also allows for easier communication, and definitely a better possibility of succeeding in their country. The purpose of this paper is to help expatriates understand Brunei and their culture and practices.

INTRODUCTION Brunei is located south east of Asia, bordering the south China Sea and Malaysia. They came into existence when they regained their independence from the UK on January 1, 1984. This makes them a pretty young country, but their economic growth has been significant, where they averaged a 56% growth rate between 1999-2008. This put them as one of the fastest growing GDP/PPP in the world. Not only are they a young country, they are also relatively small. Their population which was reported in 2009 is only 388,190. Their populations consists of mostly citizens of Asian descent; Malaysians making up the majority of the population (66.5%), Chinese (11.2%), Indigenous (3.4%), and Other (19.1%). Their official religion is Islamic (67%), other major religions are Buddhism (13%), and Christianity (11%). Their official language is also…...

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