Category: Middle East & Africa

UAE: DIEDC Signs Agreement with Thomson Reuters

| 21/12/2014 | Reply
UAE: DIEDC Signs Agreement with Thomson Reuters

The Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre has signed an agreement with Thomson Reuters to develop a global Islamic economy portal.

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UAE: Controversial US ‘halal beef’ not imported to UAE

| 19/12/2014 | Reply
UAE: Controversial US ‘halal beef’ not imported to UAE

Although an Associated Press report said the fake halal beef was exported to the UAE and Islamic Services of America was approved by the UAE, the UAE official rebutted it.

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Opinion: Tapping the E-Muslim mart

| 17/12/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Tapping the E-Muslim mart

Are the Muslims, as a whole, market-worthy of the tag line, the “next BRIC” (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) opportunity?

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Online ventures target global Muslim consumer market

| 16/12/2014 | Reply
Online ventures target global Muslim consumer market

From travel guides to shopping portals, new Internet ventures aim to capitalise on the growing “Muslim lifestyle” market.

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Opinion: This fashion sector has a huge market gap

| 15/12/2014 | Reply
Opinion: This fashion sector has a huge market gap

Muslims account for over 20 percent of the global population but studies reveal that businesses are failing to tap into this key aspect of the Islamic economy.

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UAE: GIES roundtable focuses on leadership in Islamic economy

| 15/12/2014 | Reply
UAE: GIES roundtable focuses on leadership in Islamic economy

The event, had three sessions: Islamic Finance and its Role in the Islamic Economy, Building Out the Islamic Economy Beyond Islamic Finance, and The Next 10 Years.

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UAE: Sharjah show underscores Halal Industry Growth

| 15/12/2014 | Reply
UAE: Sharjah show underscores Halal Industry Growth

The UAE’s growing role as a key Islamic economy industry player was once again reinforced at the just-concluded international halal event in Sharjah.

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UAE: 3rd Annual OIC conference wraps up in Sharjah

| 13/12/2014 | Reply
UAE: 3rd Annual OIC conference wraps up in Sharjah

Recently, the ICCI announced during it’s annual meeting, that it will work to create a commercial arbitration center for the Halal industry.

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UAE: Sharjah show opens doors to trillion-dollar halal market

| 10/12/2014 | Reply
UAE: Sharjah show opens doors to trillion-dollar halal market

The 3rd Halal Middle East Exhibition & Congress got under way providing a high-profile meeting ground for the global halal industry and its stakeholders.

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State of Global Islamic Economy Report & Indicator 2014/2015

| 08/12/2014 | Reply
State of Global Islamic Economy Report & Indicator 2014/2015

The Islamic Economy covers 7 main sectors: Islamic Finance, Halal food, Halal travel, Modest Fashion, Halal Media & recreation, and Halal pharmaceutical & cosmetics.

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UAE: Jafza to be ‘trade bridge’ for China & Middle East

| 04/12/2014 | 1 Reply
UAE:  Jafza to be ‘trade bridge’ for China & Middle East

Ningxia Autonomous Region wants to develop into a leading manufacturer of halal food, other halal products as well as an e-Commerce hub for the North West China.

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Mars treat for Saudis: A chocolate factory in Rabigh

| 02/12/2014 | Reply
Mars treat for Saudis: A chocolate factory in Rabigh

Following an initial investment of $60 million and allocation of an additional $150 million over the next decade, Mars Saudi Arabia opens its first chocolate factory in the Kingdom.

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UAE: Sharjah show to give thrust to UAE’s halal move

| 27/11/2014 | Reply
UAE: Sharjah show to give thrust to UAE’s halal move

The 3rd OIC Halal Middle East Exhibition & Congress, at Expo Centre Sharjah from December 8 to 10, 2014, will be an invaluable platform to gain insights.

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LSG Sky Chefs Expands Business in the Middle East

| 27/11/2014 | Reply
LSG Sky Chefs Expands Business in the Middle East

LSG Sky Chefs announces that it has further expanded its business with long-time customers Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways at several of its worldwide locations.

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UAE: BRF opens Abu Dhabi plant

| 27/11/2014 | Reply
UAE: BRF opens Abu Dhabi plant

The unit inaugurated this Wednesday (26th) in the United Arab Emirates capital will process poultry-based products for distribution to Middle East countries.

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Kazakhstan Strengthening Control over ‘Halal’ Products

| 26/11/2014 | Reply
Kazakhstan Strengthening Control over ‘Halal’ Products

The Spiritual Administration of Kazakhstan’s Muslims will work on standardization and control of products labeled ‘halal’

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China: Feeding the faithful

| 26/11/2014 | Reply
China: Feeding the faithful

Halal food manufacturers in Northwest China want to become household names around the world.

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UAE may start increasing share in meat market

| 26/11/2014 | Reply
UAE may start increasing share in meat market

The UAE may soon start increasing its share in the meat market by raising supply levels, and competing with countries such as Australia and New Zealand.

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HH Prince Khalid bin Saud opens Foodex Saudi 2014

| 26/11/2014 | Reply
HH Prince Khalid bin Saud opens Foodex Saudi 2014

The second edition of Foodex Saudi was inaugurated yesterday by HH Prince Khalid bin Saud bin Khalid bin Turki Al Saud, Deputy Chairman of the Meteorology and Environmental Protection Technical Affairs.

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UAE: 6th Meeting of SMIIC Accreditation Committee

| 25/11/2014 | Reply
UAE:  6th Meeting of SMIIC Accreditation Committee

The Sixth Meeting of the Accreditation Committee (AC) was held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on 12-13 November 2014, hosted by Dubai Accreditation Center (DAC).

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