Category: Middle East & Africa

UAE: World Halal Travel Awards 2015

| 21/10/2015 | Reply
UAE: World Halal Travel Awards 2015

Indonesia won three awards as the world halal tourism destination at the World Travel Awards 2015 event held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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Halal going global; Qatar SMEs stand to gain from growth

| 21/10/2015 | Reply
Halal going global; Qatar SMEs stand to gain from growth

Understanding the various standards of the global Halal sector is key to facilitating SME participation, says Arancha Gonzalez, executive director, Geneva based International Trade Centre.

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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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Opinion: ‘Halal tourism’ market emerges

| 21/10/2015 | Reply
Opinion: ‘Halal tourism’ market emerges

Now there’s a movement in the tourism industry to widen the “halal tourism” market to cater to Muslim travelers worldwide, particularly those from wealthy Gulf Arab states.

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UAE: Invest in halal tourism, urges HMH CEO

| 20/10/2015 | Reply
UAE: Invest in halal tourism, urges HMH CEO

“Given the business opportunity and demand, Halal-friendly hotels will continue to claim bigger market share globally.”

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World’s first hotel standard for Muslim travellers launches

| 20/10/2015 | Reply
World’s first hotel standard for Muslim travellers launches

Salam Standard is pitched as a unique hotel reference tool for the global Muslim travel community .

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South Africa: Mainstream has gone Halal

| 20/10/2015 | Reply
South Africa: Mainstream has gone Halal

“If you walk down a supermarket aisle you will find that almost 40% of the products carry the halaal logo,” says SANHA theological director Maulana Saeed Navlakhi.

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UAE: Halalbooking to launch $1b IPO

| 19/10/2015 | Reply
UAE: Halalbooking to launch $1b IPO

Halalbooking.com, an online booking platform in the halal tourism sector, said it was targeting growth, with plans to launch a $1 billion (Dh3.67 billion) initial public offering (IPO) in three years.

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Opinion: ‘There is a market for an international halal brand’

| 14/10/2015 | Reply
Opinion:  ‘There is a market for an international halal brand’

“With today’s mobility, consumers want to find products they trust wherever they happen to be. A global brand makes that easy.”

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UAE: HMH anticipates in approaching WHTS 2015

| 13/10/2015 | Reply
UAE: HMH anticipates in approaching WHTS 2015

CEO, HMH, commented: “As a pioneer in creating the region’s first international halal-friendly chain of hotels, we are proud to participate and sponsor WHTS15.”

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Opinion: Halal food standards too complex-Nestlé

| 12/10/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Halal food standards too complex-Nestlé

Demand for halal food is growing but confusion surrounding global standards is hindering the industry’s potential, said an executive at Nestle, the world’s biggest food group.

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The Islamic economy: untapped opportunity for entrepreneurs?

| 11/10/2015 | Reply
The Islamic economy: untapped opportunity for entrepreneurs?

“Muslim customers who value their culture and religious customs, were the main drivers of Islamic economy,” said Adil Mustapha, acting head of Islamic Finance at Thomson Reuters.

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Yunus joins Dubai ruler to help shape UAE’s welfare project

| 08/10/2015 | Reply
Yunus joins Dubai ruler to help shape UAE’s welfare project

The UAE is seeking assistance from Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus in designing a massive welfare programme it launched on Sunday to combat poverty.

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Global Islamic Economy Summit 2015 concludes in Dubai

| 07/10/2015 | 1 Reply
Global Islamic Economy Summit 2015 concludes in Dubai

The second edition of GIES was attended by 3,500 visitors and stakeholders from the government, financial and investment sectors from more than 85 countries worldwide.

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Dubai to aim to be hub for halal accreditation worldwide

| 07/10/2015 | Reply
Dubai to aim to be hub for halal accreditation worldwide

Dubai Municipality is handling certification of halal establishments and products; the launch of an independent accreditation body is currently in its final stages.

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Study explores untapped Islamic economy potential of the African market

| 07/10/2015 | Reply
Study explores untapped Islamic economy potential of the African market

A Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry study to be launched at Africa Global Business Forum reveals large investment opportunities in the untapped sectors.

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Islamic fashion companies face challenges in new markets

| 07/10/2015 | Reply
Islamic fashion companies face challenges in new markets

It’s not just Muslims that look for Islamic fashion items. Some non-Muslims are also interested in halal or modest fashion, experts said at GIES.

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Opinion: Islamic halal economy set to grow, say experts

| 07/10/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Islamic halal economy set to grow, say experts

Many products that were sharia-compliant by nature are now being certified as halal, contributing to the increase in the size of the halal economy.

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CCM makes Malaysia proud at Islamic Economy Awards

| 07/10/2015 | Reply
CCM makes Malaysia proud at Islamic Economy Awards

The award marks yet another meaningful milestone for CCM in its continued commitment to Halal which spans over 15 years.

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UAE: ESMA grants 20 companies Halal certification

| 07/10/2015 | Reply
UAE: ESMA grants 20 companies Halal certification

The number of companies that hold the Halal National Mark certifications jumped to 33 companies despite the short span of tine after the launch.

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