Category: Middle East & Africa

UAE: Halal Lead Auditor Training in Dubai

| 23/10/2017 | Reply
UAE: Halal Lead Auditor Training in Dubai

3-day Halal Lead Auditor Training (HLAT) to be held at The Millennium Plaza Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Rd. Dubai, UAE this coming November 6-8, 2017.

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Saudi Arabia: Blockchain Platform for Islamic Finance

| 20/10/2017 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Blockchain Platform for Islamic Finance

The Saudi Arabian Islamic Development Bank (IDB) has put its researchers on the task of developing blockchain-based products.

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Qatar investments expand in Turkey following Arab boycott

| 20/10/2017 | Reply
Qatar investments expand in Turkey following Arab boycott

Qatar is believed to be doubling its investments in Turkey in 2018 to amount to $20 billion by injecting new investments worth $19 billion; in addition to the existing $18 billion investments in various fields.

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UAE: Revamped Islamic Economy strategy 2017-2021 on the cards

| 18/10/2017 | Reply
UAE: Revamped Islamic Economy strategy 2017-2021 on the cards

The global Fiqh league, to be established in collaboration with the centre’s strategic partners, will be the first international, legally independent non-profit scientific body of its kind in the world.

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Report: The ‘Tayyib’ ‘pure and wholesome’ aspect of ‘Halal and Tayyib’

| 11/10/2017 | Reply
Report: The ‘Tayyib’ ‘pure and wholesome’ aspect of ‘Halal and Tayyib’

“Food systems are making us sick. Unhealthy diets are the most obvious link, but are only one of many pathways through which food and farming systems affect human health.”

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Dubai Exports and Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre Lead Islamic Economy Trade Mission to Australia

| 04/10/2017 | Reply
Dubai Exports and Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre Lead Islamic Economy Trade Mission to Australia

The modern Muslim consumer is very different from that of just a generation ago. They are educated, well connected to the global marketplace, and rely heavily on the internet and social media.

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Restaurant menus to list calories in Saudi Arabia

| 04/10/2017 | Reply
Restaurant menus to list calories in Saudi Arabia

This initiative comes as part of the efforts to safeguard consumers’ health, and create awareness about the importance of knowing the nutritional value of meals and drinks provided by restaurants and cafes.

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SFDA launches strategic plan for healthy food in Saudi Arabia

| 04/10/2017 | Reply
SFDA launches strategic plan for healthy food in Saudi Arabia

A “signal light” system of green, yellow and red will be used on products to indicate the amount of sugar, salt and fat. Plus an awareness campaign about nutrition and counseling on safe and healthy food.

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Cape companies invited to participate in Wesgro’s international Halal product exhibition

| 03/10/2017 | Reply
Cape companies invited to participate in Wesgro’s international Halal product exhibition

The exhibition, scheduled to take place at The Westin Cape Town, from 25 to 26 October 2017, will showcase halal certified products and services of local companies.

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Dubai Will Issue First Ever State Cryptocurrency

| 02/10/2017 | Reply
Dubai Will Issue First Ever State Cryptocurrency

The token will be considered legal tender “for various government and non-government services, from their daily coffee and children’s school fee to utility charges and money transfers.”

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UAE- ESMA receives 106 requests for Halal accreditation from 49 countries

| 02/10/2017 | Reply
UAE- ESMA receives 106 requests for Halal accreditation from 49 countries

During the current year, 34 bodies from 17 countries have been accredited in the UAE, making the country a centre for Halal products between the East and West, stated Abdulla Abdul Qader Al Maeeni, Director-General of ESMA.

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UAE: DSOA to host Islamic lifestyle mini bootcamp

| 01/10/2017 | Reply
UAE: DSOA to host Islamic lifestyle mini bootcamp

Designed for ambitious early stage entrepreneurs engaged in Islamic arts and culture, Islamic architecture and design, family-friendly and Halal tourism, as well as digital Islamic economy, entertainment, communication and media.

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South Africa: Quiet power of modest fashion hits the catwalk

| 01/10/2017 | Reply
South Africa: Quiet power of modest fashion hits the catwalk

“Modest fashion is having a moment and it would be sad to see this opportunity lost if South Africans in the fashion industry don’t pick up on it now.” Blogger Zainub Slemang van Rijmenant.

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UAE: DAFZA, International Center of Islamic Economy Introduce ‘Transformation Forum’

| 25/09/2017 | Reply
UAE: DAFZA, International Center of Islamic Economy Introduce ‘Transformation Forum’

The event will provide a stimulating environment for the development of Shar’iah-compliant products where supervisory bodies and financial institutions can share ideas and ways to drive transformation towards Islamic Finance.

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Brazil’s BRF to reopen plant, catering to Mideast Halal market

| 21/09/2017 | Reply
Brazil’s BRF to reopen plant, catering to Mideast Halal market

BRF SA will reopen a food processing plant in Brazil by January, which is the first big move aimed at reviving profitability since the country’s No. 1 chicken exporter announced the departure of its CEO.

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Malaysia: Allana to diversify Halal frozen meat offering to local market

| 21/09/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: Allana to diversify Halal frozen meat offering to local market

Allanasons Pvt Ltd (Allana), which is on the lookout for more Malaysian companies to serve as distributors, is working towards diversifying its product offering of halal frozen meat to the local market.

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Halal Expo Dubai ends on positive note

| 21/09/2017 | Reply
Halal Expo Dubai ends on positive note

The 9th Halal Expo Dubai concluded at Roda Al Bustan Hotel on a successful note with majority of the 100 exhibiting companies reporting having brisk business with local and international trade visitors.

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UAE: Finocracy adds Ernst & Young heavyweight to accelerate FinTech agenda

| 19/09/2017 | Reply
UAE: Finocracy adds Ernst & Young heavyweight to accelerate FinTech agenda

A group of prominent investors led by Ashar Nazim have acquired a significant stake in Finocracy. Ashar was formerly senior partner and the global head of Islamic banking practice at EY.

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Halal Expo Dubai opens door to boost UAE’s US$20 billion imports

| 18/09/2017 | Reply
Halal Expo Dubai opens door to boost UAE’s  US$20 billion imports

Halal Expo Dubai opens door to boost UAE’s US$20 billion imports as Malaysia recognises UAE’s Halal Products Control System.

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Malaysia officially recognises UAE halal products control systems

| 17/09/2017 | Reply
Malaysia officially recognises UAE halal products control systems

The UAE has received Malaysia’s recognition of the ‘UAE Halal Products Control System,’ national certificates and the national Halal mark, which will facilitate the trade of UAE halal products.

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