Category: Middle East & Africa

UAE: Global harmonisation of halal certification standards ‘key priority’ for DIEDC in 2018

| 08/02/2018 | Reply
UAE: Global harmonisation of halal certification standards ‘key priority’ for DIEDC in 2018

DIEDC will work with International Halal Accreditation Forum (IHAF)and the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA)—to achieve its goal of harmonising Halal certification standards.

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Saudi Arabia: Tourism boost for Madinah, hub of Islamic and historical sites

| 08/02/2018 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Tourism boost for Madinah, hub of Islamic and historical sites

Madinah was the capital of Islamic culture in 2013 and the capital of Islamic tourism in 2017, and it witnessed tremendous progress in the tourism sector.

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UAE, Malaysia forge stronger ties

| 07/02/2018 | Reply
UAE, Malaysia forge stronger ties

The UAE is intensifying its efforts to promote its relations with Southeast Asian countries, which are among the fastest growing economies in the world.

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GulfTIC Global network of companies at the forefront of Halal certification and compliance

| 06/02/2018 | Reply
GulfTIC Global network of companies at the forefront of Halal certification and compliance

The word ‘Halal’ has now become a new brand in the world, not only in the worldwide discussions at various forums and expos, but this is also proven by the growing Halal market in many countries.

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UAE: Shifting Saudi food buying patterns spurs exporters confidence

| 01/02/2018 | Reply
UAE: Shifting Saudi food buying patterns spurs exporters confidence

DUBAI — A major shift in the food buying preferences of Saudi consumers is unlocking huge two-way trade opportunities in the Kingdom, according to a recent survey by leading research provider, Nielsen. With Saudi’s domestic food producers receiving a confidence boost for their dairy, snacks, ice-cream, mineral water, tea and coffee production, a host of […]

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Global Muslim Population Grows 18 Percent, Driving Record Demand of Halal Products

| 18/01/2018 | 1 Reply
Global Muslim Population Grows 18 Percent, Driving Record Demand of Halal Products

Global market research company Euromonitor International unveiled via webinar the latest trends shaping the halal market as companies race to benefit from a pool of untapped consumers.

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Pakistan: Preferential trade deal with Saudi Arabia

| 16/01/2018 | Reply
Pakistan: Preferential trade deal with Saudi Arabia

PAKISTAN has evolved a comprehensive package in line with Saudi Vision-2030 to promote bilateral trade and investment between the two countries. The package envisages measures to ease procedures for business visa, remove non-tariff barriers and initiate talks on a preferential trade agreement (PTA). The package will be discussed at a high-level forum — Saudi-Pak Joint […]

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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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