Category: Middle East & Africa

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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HF Editorial: Is Halal certification about to get disrupted?

| 24/11/2014 | 1 Reply
HF Editorial: Is Halal certification about to get disrupted?

Recent initiatives under the umbrella of the OIC, led by their Standards and Metrology arm, SMIIC, may be the trigger that will initiate irreversible changes to the current status quo in the Halal certification world.

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Can Islamic Tourism save Yemen by using the Malaysian Model?

| 20/11/2014 | Reply
Can Islamic Tourism save Yemen by using the Malaysian Model?

Those booking Islamic tourism packages often seek historical or cultural sites that would also be of interest to non-Muslim tourists, in addition to sites with Islamic significance.

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Shariah Beer Thirst Shows Halal Stock Promise

| 20/11/2014 | Reply
Shariah Beer Thirst Shows Halal Stock Promise

The popularity of Halal products such as Barbican that comply with the Quran’s tenets helped drive a 4.6 percent gain in the SAMI Halal Food Index of shares this year.

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Dubai: Best Islamic Economy Startup award goes to a mobil app

| 19/11/2014 | Reply
Dubai: Best Islamic Economy Startup award goes to a mobil app

The “Irhal” Islamic travel mobile app has won the first prize at The Entrepreneurs Day Awards hosted by Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority in Dubai.

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7 things about Saudi Arabia’s F&B industry that every foreign investor should know

| 19/11/2014 | Reply
7 things about Saudi Arabia’s F&B industry that every foreign investor should know

Saudi Arabia is the single-largest food market in the Gulf, accounting for more than 60% of the region’s total food consumption….

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Zilzar.com Aims To Boost Presence In More Countries

| 13/11/2014 | Reply
Zilzar.com Aims To Boost Presence In More Countries

The company’s vision is to have a halal ecosystem from a wider user base covering buyers, sellers, bloggers and entrepreneurs.

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Saudi Arabia: Foodex Saudi 2014 to provide platform for F&B sector

| 13/11/2014 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Foodex Saudi 2014 to provide platform for F&B sector

Saudi Food Forum 17-20 November 2014 focuses on responsible development of Saudi Arabia’s $70 billion F&B industry.

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GCC Halal food imports set to jump to $53bn by 2020

| 09/11/2014 | Reply
GCC Halal food imports set to jump to $53bn by 2020

Halal food imports into the UAE annually will reach $8.4 billion by the end of the decade.

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UAE: Gulfood Manufacturing unveils ‘Food & Beverage Industrial Investment Summit’

| 05/11/2014 | Reply
UAE: Gulfood Manufacturing unveils ‘Food & Beverage Industrial Investment Summit’

‘Transforming Halal Agro Food into an Asset Class’ – Zilzar’s Siddiqui and ‘Innovation as an Enabler of Successful Halal Product Development ‘ – Jalel Aossey, CEO, Midamar Corporation are two sessions.

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Diplomatic Council Issues ‘100% Halal’ Certificates

| 05/11/2014 | Reply
Diplomatic Council Issues ‘100% Halal’ Certificates

The first halal certificates are overseen by a circle of Muslim ambassadors in order to guarantee an internationally consistent halal certification process.

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UAE: Say hello to Zilzar.com, the Islamic answer to Amazon

| 31/10/2014 | Reply
UAE: Say hello to Zilzar.com, the Islamic answer to Amazon

First there was Amazon and its ubiquitous internet retail model. Next came Alibaba, a Chinese behemoth valued at more than $200bn. Now the Islamic world has launched zilzar.com.

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UAE: Defining Dubai as the Capital of Islamic Economy

| 31/10/2014 | Reply
UAE: Defining Dubai as the Capital of Islamic Economy

Defining Dubai as the Capital of Islamic Economy, 10th WIEF concludes with a focus on partnerships and cross-border trade.

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Biotech Corp Highlights Halal And Bioeconomy Potential At WIEF 2014

| 30/10/2014 | Reply
Biotech Corp Highlights Halal And Bioeconomy Potential At WIEF 2014

BiotechCorp co-organised a session on the interrelation between halal and bioeconomy with AJ Pharma Holding and the Halal Industry Development Corp (HDC) at WIEF.

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UK: Pioneering Digital Magazine ‘Halal Gems’ To Launch

| 30/10/2014 | Reply
UK: Pioneering Digital Magazine ‘Halal Gems’ To Launch

The launch of first ever premium interactive digital magazine for halal-conscious diners, Halal Gems, is poised to make a huge mark on the luxury halal lifestyle industry.

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UAE: Halal food producers urged to be more transparent

| 30/10/2014 | Reply
UAE: Halal food producers urged to be more transparent

The 57-member Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), which says it aims to safeguard the interests of the Muslim world, is creating global halal standards.

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UAE: Halal vaccine Market To Be Worth $1.1bn By 2030- Expert

| 30/10/2014 | Reply
UAE: Halal vaccine Market To Be Worth $1.1bn By 2030- Expert

Globally, Muslim consumers spend up to $70 billion on pharmaceutical products, making them the third largest group in the global pharmaceutical market.

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‘KL, Dubai Islamic economy hubs’

| 29/10/2014 | Reply
‘KL, Dubai Islamic economy hubs’

MALAYSIA does not regard Dubai’s drive to be a hub of Islamic economy as competition, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

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