Category: Middle East & Africa

UAE: DIEDC to Enhance Cooperation in Islamic Economy With RIW Group

| 15/01/2018 | Reply
UAE: DIEDC to Enhance Cooperation in Islamic Economy With RIW Group

Group of Strategic Vision ‘Russia – Islamic World’ (RIW Group) to exchange expertise and best practices in the field of Islamic economy with the Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre.

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Dubai to host fourth edition of Global Islamic Economy Summit

| 08/01/2018 | Reply
Dubai to host fourth edition of Global Islamic Economy Summit

DIEDC has announced that the fourth edition of the Global Islamic Economy Summit (GIES) will be held in October 2018, under the aegis of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

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Saudi Arabia: Saudi fashion goes global

| 24/12/2017 | Reply
Saudi Arabia:  Saudi fashion goes global

“There’s so much talent and so many buyers and beautiful boutiques in Saudi — we have the right people that can actually make this happen and make it a hub.”

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UAE: DAFZA’s Strategy for Islamic Economy

| 18/12/2017 | Reply
UAE: DAFZA’s Strategy for Islamic Economy

DAFZA’s Strategy for Islamic Economy is based on strategic initiatives involving the Islamic economy and halal sectors

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Poland: Poultry producer launches exports to UK

| 15/12/2017 | Reply
Poland: Poultry producer launches exports to UK

“Imposing a ban on non-stun slaughter could generate losses for both meat processors and breeders,” Zarzycki said. “We export such meat to France, Lebanon and Germany, and we also sell it in Poland.?”

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Dubai’s First Ever ‘Modest Fashion Week’ Draws to a Spectacular Close

| 14/12/2017 | Reply
Dubai’s First Ever ‘Modest Fashion Week’ Draws to a Spectacular Close

The two-day style event that took place across the 8-9 December saw established and emerging designers from over 20 countries take part in 40 fashion shows, with 50 brand booths.

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UAE, UK keen to explore Islamic finance synergies

| 14/12/2017 | Reply
UAE, UK keen to explore Islamic finance synergies

London Lord Mayor looks forward to further strengthening the existing relationship and exploring synergies in Islamic finance between the City of London and the DIEDC.

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Philippines now full member of int’l Halal accreditation network

| 09/12/2017 | Reply
Philippines now full member of int’l Halal accreditation network

This is according to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), when Philippine Accreditation Bureau (PAB), officially signed a full membership agreement with IHAF.

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Bahrain’s WIBC summit draws top global banking giants

| 07/12/2017 | Reply
Bahrain’s WIBC summit draws top global banking giants

ALGO Bahrain – the world’s first Fintech Consortium of Islamic Banks to enable Islamic banks for the paradigm shift in the banking industry as a result of financial technology (Fintech) was launched at the event.

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Bahrain: Industry Stalwarts set to headline the 24th World Islamic Banking Conference

| 04/12/2017 | Reply
Bahrain: Industry Stalwarts set to headline the 24th World Islamic Banking Conference

“Drivers of Economic Growth & Risks: Policymakers & Regulators”, is in line with the conference’s steady vision to serve as a compass for the global Islamic finance and banking industry.

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The Rise of the Muslim Middle Classes

| 30/11/2017 | Reply
The Rise of the Muslim Middle Classes

“So if we ask what the future is going to look like in this new middle-class world, it’s going to be Muslim, it’s going to be female, and it’s going to be urban.”

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UAE: Problem of plenty: Steep decline in UAE restaurant sales expected

| 30/11/2017 | Reply
UAE: Problem of plenty: Steep decline in UAE restaurant sales expected

This is important, especially with the introduction of value-added tax in 2018, which will see all meals increase in price by 5 per cent.

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UAE receives first shipment of fresh halal meat from Pakistan

| 29/11/2017 | Reply
UAE receives first shipment of fresh halal meat from Pakistan

UAE and Pakistani businessmen signed deals worth nearly $200 million during the Expo Pakistan 2017 which was held in Karachi on November 9-12.

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Opinion: Global Halal food sector set to boom as market grows

| 28/11/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Global Halal food sector set to boom as market grows

Established players are expanding at home and abroad through franchising and multinationals have also made major investments in Muslim-majority markets.

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Hamdan Bin Mohammad honours winners of 5th Islamic Economy award

| 28/11/2017 | Reply
Hamdan Bin Mohammad honours winners of 5th Islamic Economy award

The winners were felicitated at a special ceremony held under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

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UAE leads key sectors in global Islamic economy

| 28/11/2017 | Reply
UAE leads key sectors in global Islamic economy

The Global Islamic Economy Indicator for this year evaluated the health of the Islamic economy ecosystem across more than 73 countries, based on equally weighted key metric categories.

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Opinion: Islamic economy on growth path as consumer demand rises

| 28/11/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Islamic economy on growth path as consumer demand rises

The Islamic economy is on a robust growth trajectory worldwide, according to the State of the Global Islamic Economy Report 2017-2018.

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Qatar to host ‘World Halal Day 2018’

| 28/11/2017 | Reply
Qatar to host ‘World Halal Day 2018’

The conference has the following objectives, ‘Food for All’, ‘United against Hunger’, ‘Preserve the Nature’, and ‘Striving to Build a One Human Community’.

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Opinion: The rise and rise of ‘Halal’ business

| 27/11/2017 | Reply
Opinion: The rise and rise of ‘Halal’ business

Kerim Ture established Modanisa to sell his products. It attracts 100 million visitors annually, has customers in 120 countries, and has no shortage of manufacturers willing to work with it.

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Turkey: Qatar Economy minister calls for joint Islamic market

| 25/11/2017 | Reply
Turkey: Qatar Economy minister calls for joint Islamic market

The minister said that the meeting was taking place at a time of risky geopolitical climate and regional developments that require Islamic countries to unite and enhance trade and investment ties.

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