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With the establishment of the Asean Economic Community (AEC) in 2015, a key milestone in the region's economic integration, Asean now offers the opportunities of a US$2.4 trillion market with over 630 million people. As at 2016, the AEC as a collective was the third largest economy in Asia and the sixth largest in the world.

MAIN LANGUAGES

Standard Malay (official)

English (business)

Chinese

POPULATION

423,200 (2016)

LAND AREA

CAPITAL

Bandar Seri Begawan

CURRENCY

Brunei Dollar (BND)

GDP PER CAPITA ( in US$, adjusted for purchasing power parity )

 

TIME ZONE

GMT +8

EASE OF DOING BUSINESS

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