Category: Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia: Islamic body stresses need to bolster Muslim economy

| 07/04/2016 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Islamic body stresses need to bolster Muslim economy

The Islamic Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (ICCIA) stressed the need to strengthen economy of the 57 Muslim countries.

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Makkah leads hotel construction in Saudi Arabia

| 22/03/2016 | Reply
Makkah leads hotel construction in Saudi Arabia

The Holy City of Makkah is leading hotel development in Saudi Arabia with 24,133 rooms currently in the construction pipeline, according to a new report.

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More than 47,000 hotel rooms under development in Saudi Arabia

| 17/02/2016 | Reply
More than 47,000 hotel rooms under development in Saudi Arabia

The majority of projects are in the final construction and pre-opening stages with 52 projects and almost 20,000 rooms set to open this year.

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Lulu Group announces expansion plan in Saudi Arabia

| 15/01/2016 | Reply
Lulu Group announces expansion plan in Saudi Arabia

Retail player Lulu Group, promoted by Indian business man Yusuff Ali M A, has announced a major expansion plan in the Saudi Arabian market.

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Saudi Arabia’s Salic buys $188m stake in Brazil’s Minerva

| 13/01/2016 | Reply
Saudi Arabia’s Salic buys $188m stake in Brazil’s Minerva

Saudi Arabia’s Salic investment body has bought a 19.95% stake in Brazilian beef producer, Minerva, for US$188.4m, following the kingdom’s lifting of a ban on Brazilian beef.

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Saudi Arabia to Take 20% Stake in Brazil Beef Producer Minerva

| 24/12/2015 | Reply
Saudi Arabia to Take 20% Stake in Brazil Beef Producer Minerva

Saudi Agriculture & Livestock Investment Co. (Salic) was formed three years ago to improve Saudi food security by investing in agriculture and livestock around the world.

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Saudi Arabia: OIC Forum on Global Unified Halal Food Standards

| 22/12/2015 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: OIC Forum on Global Unified Halal Food Standards

A SESRIC presentation provided a general overview of the recent trends in global Halal food industry, with particular emphasis on OIC countries.

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Report of the OIC Stakeholders Forum on Unified Halal Food Standards and Procedures

| 22/12/2015 | 1 Reply
Report of the OIC Stakeholders Forum on Unified Halal Food Standards and Procedures

78 participants from 23 countries and OIC institutions attended the Forum inaugurated by H.E. Mr. Iyad Ameen Madani, Secretary General, OIC.

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Niger hosts OIC Islamic Tourism Conference

| 21/12/2015 | Reply
Niger hosts OIC Islamic Tourism Conference

Covering the implementation of the OIC Framework for Development and Cooperation among OIC Member States in the field of tourism over the next two years.

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Forum on unifying halal standards and procedures kicks off at OIC General Secretariat

| 16/12/2015 | Reply
Forum on unifying halal standards and procedures kicks off at OIC General Secretariat

The final day of the forum will result in a series of recommendations that will be submitted to the Council of Foreign Ministers next year.

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Saudi Arabia: Foodex Saudi 2015

| 16/12/2015 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Foodex Saudi 2015

Many local and international food production experts from 209 domestic and international companies showcased the latest food products.

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Saudi Arabia: Almarai eyes $1.5bn stake in UAE food company

| 15/12/2015 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Almarai eyes $1.5bn stake in UAE food company

Almarai, is among several companies to have shown an initial interest in NFPC, one of the largest food and dairy manufacturers and distributors in the UAE.

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Halal Cosmetics on Growth Path in Saudi Arabia

| 03/12/2015 | Reply
Halal Cosmetics on Growth Path in Saudi Arabia

More companies are focusing on accommodating the growing preference for halal cosmetics products in the country.

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OIC Committed to Coordinating and Supporting Activities of OIC Institutions

| 27/11/2015 | Reply
OIC Committed to Coordinating and Supporting Activities of OIC Institutions

Halal Food Standards, Accreditation and Certification is one recent strategy to enhance intra-OIC trade.

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Bangladesh: ‘Islamic Foundation to provide ‘halal’ certificate’

| 26/11/2015 | 1 Reply
Bangladesh:  ‘Islamic Foundation to provide ‘halal’ certificate’

The organization is the only recognized state-owned body to certify the country’s “halal” products.

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29 countries to participate in Foodex Saudi 2015

| 17/11/2015 | Reply
29 countries to participate in Foodex Saudi 2015

The third edition of the food and beverage exhibition takes place on Nov. 17-20 at the Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events.

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Malaysia: RM500mil to be invested in Halal medical inventory

| 28/10/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: RM500mil to be invested in Halal medical inventory

The Saudi based Jomaih Group plans to invest up to RM500mil in the halal healthcare industry in the near future.

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Many associate Saudi Arabia with Halal holiday concept

| 22/10/2015 | Reply
Many associate Saudi Arabia with Halal holiday concept

A large percentage of people interested in halal holidays associate Saudi Arabia closely with the concept, according to a survey.

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Saudi Arabia’s expanding poultry sector

| 21/10/2015 | Reply
Saudi Arabia’s expanding poultry sector

Poultry meat remains the most competitive source of animal protein in Saudi Arabia, where total consumption is projected to reach about 1.54 million MT in 2015.

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Thousands Fed Tayyib Halal Ready to Eat Meals During Hajj

| 30/09/2015 | Reply
Thousands Fed Tayyib Halal Ready to Eat Meals During Hajj

Tayyib Halal Ready to Eat meals made in United Arab Emirates by Saahtain Foods were distributed to tens of thousands needy pilgrims on the move.

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