Category: Middle East & Africa

Dubai: DED forms partnership with Malaysia’s HDC to support growth in halal industry sector

| 24/11/2013 | Reply
Dubai: DED forms partnership with Malaysia’s HDC to support growth in halal industry sector

The Department of Economic Development in Dubai and the Halal Industry Development Corporation of Malaysia have decided to jointly promote business in their respective halal sectors.

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UK: United Biscuits sets sights on Middle East growth

| 23/11/2013 | Reply
UK: United Biscuits sets sights on Middle East growth

The McVitie’s maker has teamed up with Saudi distributor Ali Zaid Al-Quraishi & Brothers Co to acquire Saudi biscuit and wafer producer Rana Confectionery Products.

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UAE: Demand on halal products to grow by 15%

| 22/11/2013 | Reply
UAE: Demand on halal products to grow by 15%

While Islami Food is a leading halal industry in the UAE, Lootah expected an increase in the number of investors in the halal market.

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UAE: Dubai can take a big bite out of global halal industry

| 21/11/2013 | Reply
UAE: Dubai can take a big bite out of global halal industry

Amid the global move towards an Islamic economy, Dubai has already laid its robust footsteps with the launch of “Dubai: Capital of Islamic Economy”.

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UAE: Glitzy Dubai eyes profit in setting Islamic standards

| 21/11/2013 | Reply
UAE: Glitzy Dubai eyes profit in setting Islamic standards

The emirate is mounting the world’s first systematic drive to profit from “halal” goods and services by setting global standards for them, as part of its plans to make the emirate a center of the “Islamic economy”

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UAE leads global halal standardisation drive

| 20/11/2013 | Reply
UAE leads global halal standardisation drive

UAE is taking a lead in efforts to create unified global halal standards that would offer a single point of reference and certification to manufacturers, consumers as well as suppliers.

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UAE Halal check: Meat, pudding, lipstick, carpets

| 20/11/2013 | Reply
UAE Halal check: Meat, pudding, lipstick, carpets

UAE residents do not need to worry about the food chain in the UAE,” said Al Badri. “Currently all food products on the shelves are halal, we are looking at the regulations in this sector.

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UAE: UAE bank offers gold bullion coins as profitable and safe investment option for clients

| 19/11/2013 | Reply
UAE: UAE bank offers gold bullion coins as profitable and safe investment option for clients

Noor Islamic Bank (Noor) has rolled out sales of the UAE gold bullion coins for retail buyers in denominations of one, half, quarter and one/tenth ounce in 99.99 per cent purity (24 karat).

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Saudi Arabia: Industry Leaders To Converge At Foodex For The Saudi Food Forum

| 12/11/2013 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Industry Leaders To Converge At Foodex For The Saudi Food Forum

The forum invites industry experts to dissect the local market in terms of opportunities, key initiatives, innovation, challenges and sustainable growth.

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UAE: Food outlet named business of the year in SME awards

| 09/11/2013 | Reply
UAE: Food outlet named business of the year in SME awards

Just Falafel was named Gulf Capital Business of the Year at MEED’s Gulf Capital SMEinfo Awards for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) .

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UK: Britain unveils ‘Islamic Finance and Investment Group’

| 01/11/2013 | Reply
UK:  Britain unveils ‘Islamic Finance and Investment Group’

The Islamic Finance and Investment Group, chaired by the Rt. Hon Baroness Warsi, will include members from key Islamic finance centres, including Chief Executives and Central Bank Governors.

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UAE: UK, Malaysia top in Islamic finance research

| 29/10/2013 | Reply
UAE: UK, Malaysia top in Islamic finance research

The Islamic Finance Development Indicator (IFDI) will be officially launched at the Global Islamic Economy Summit, from November 25 to 26 in Dubai.

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Opinion: Islamic finance and food sector need convergence

| 27/10/2013 | Reply
Opinion:  Islamic finance and food sector need convergence

From the perspective of the Islamic economy, these two sectors clearly belong together, but it will take time and some imaginative, bold moves to bring them closer together.

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Global Islamic Economy Summit attracts key industry sponsors

| 26/10/2013 | Reply
Global Islamic Economy Summit attracts key industry sponsors

GIES aims to initiate dialogue on the integrated sectors of the Islamic Economy, covering Islamic financial services, Halal food, Halal Lifestyle, Halal Travel, SME Development and Islamic Economy Infrastructure.

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Saudi Arabia: KSA biggest Gulf food consumer by 2017

| 24/10/2013 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: KSA biggest Gulf food consumer by 2017

Gulf countries will consume 49.1 million tons of food annually by the end of 2017, with the UAE the largest consumer per capita among the six Arabian Gulf states.

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UAE: Global Islamic Economy Summit in Dubai on November 25 and 26

| 22/10/2013 | Reply
UAE: Global Islamic Economy Summit in Dubai on November 25 and 26

The world’s most innovative leaders of the public and private sector to Dubai to join the discussion at the Global Islamic Economy Summit.

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Opinion: Innovation: Nasa technology… and a prayer mat

| 20/10/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Innovation: Nasa technology… and a prayer mat

The Timez5 physiological prayer mat is a Canadian product sourced from a complex domestic and global supply chain of high performance space age based materials.

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Dubai: 3rd Global Halal Trade & Logistics Summit

| 19/10/2013 | Reply
Dubai: 3rd Global Halal Trade & Logistics Summit

The interactive programme, from the 22-23 October, hosts 20 leading international speakers who will discuss key topics on harmonising Global Halal Trade, Supply Chain & Logistics.

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UAE: Islamic Economy Award judging panel

| 08/10/2013 | Reply
UAE: Islamic Economy Award judging panel

Held in conjunction with the Global Islamic Economy Summit, which will take place on November 25-26, 2013 at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, the Award will recognize leaders from the Islamic economy.

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UAE: Dubai Exports joins UAE display at Anuga in Germany

| 08/10/2013 | Reply
UAE: Dubai Exports joins UAE display at Anuga in Germany

Dubai’s increasing emphasis on manufacturing and the expanding facilities for exports and re-exports have also enabled the local food and beverage industry to compete globally.

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