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Category: Saudi Arabia

Opinion: The economic impact of Eid al-Adha and the $400 billion Halal food market

| 22/08/2018 | Reply
Opinion: The economic impact of Eid al-Adha and the $400 billion Halal food market

The story of Eid al-Adha is the biblical story of Abraham and his willingness to sacrifice his son to God. Before Abraham could sacrifice his child, God provided him with a ram instead.

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Where Does Halal Food Come From? Brazil Is World’s Top Meat Exporter for Muslims

| 20/08/2018 | Reply
Where Does Halal Food Come From? Brazil Is World’s Top Meat Exporter for Muslims

Brazil has the largest Muslim population in Latin America, but its domestic consumption of halal food is comparatively small.

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Why boycotting Canadian wheat is likely to backfire for Saudi Arabia

| 13/08/2018 | Reply
Why boycotting Canadian wheat is likely to backfire for Saudi Arabia

Not surprisingly, that’s pushing up wheat prices. Canada and the U.S. are two of the world’s largest producers of wheat, and farmers on both sides of the border are seeing rising prices for their bumper crop.

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Saudi Arabia: Muslim World League gives update on halal certification work in Saudi Arabia

| 30/07/2018 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Muslim World League gives update on halal certification work in Saudi Arabia

The MWL confirmed its continuing commitment to applying the highest standards, pointing out that it recently suspended several abattoirs and slaughter companies around the world.

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Saudi appetite for organic food said to be growing – survey

| 10/05/2018 | Reply
Saudi appetite for organic food said to be growing – survey

Ethical food choice motives – concern for environment (19 percent) and animal welfare (12 percent) – also have a strong influence on consumers’ attitudes.

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Saudi Prince Advocates Healthier Living With Region-Wide Vegan Restaurant

| 06/05/2018 | Reply
Saudi Prince Advocates Healthier Living With Region-Wide Vegan Restaurant

Prince Khaled will be opening at least 10 restaurants in the UAE, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Lebanon, and Jordan.

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Saudi Arabia: Prof. Jaswir of Indonesia laments poor state of Muslim world in Halal industry

| 08/04/2018 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Prof. Jaswir of Indonesia laments poor state of Muslim world in Halal industry

The OIC and Saudi Arabia should take the lead in promoting halal industry to cash in on its vast scope in the global market, says Prof. Irwandi Jaswir.

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Brazil is working hard to keep access to meat products on Saudi Arabia’s market

| 28/03/2018 | Reply
Brazil is working hard to keep access to meat products on Saudi Arabia’s market

One of the issues addressed at the meeting was the Halal slaughter in Brazil.

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Japan signs deal with MWL to supply Halal Meals for 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

| 19/03/2018 | Reply
Japan signs deal with MWL to supply Halal Meals for 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

It will also certify the products and services in accordance with the halal and hygienic standards before they reach the consumers.

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Saudi Arabia to invest $64 billion in entertainment sector

| 23/02/2018 | Reply
Saudi Arabia to invest $64 billion in entertainment sector

Riyadh will be looking to invest $64 billion in the coming decade in the entertainment sector as part of the series of reforms dubbed ‘Vision 2030’.

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Saudi Arabia lifts UK lamb ban in deal worth £25m

| 22/02/2018 | Reply
Saudi Arabia lifts UK lamb ban in deal worth £25m

The news arrives in the middle of Dubai’s Gulfood trade fair, the largest food fair in the Middle East where both AHDB and HCC were present alongside food industry executives from Saudi Arabia.

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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: 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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Saudi Arabia: The Biggest Halal Center in the World Establishes in Holy Mecca

| 01/02/2018 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: The Biggest Halal Center in the World Establishes in Holy Mecca

Halal Commission at MWL is the only body in Brazil that applies legal and Islamic standards. MWL doesn’t issue an export certificate, to Saudi Arabia or any other country before ensuring totally that all conditions are fully and firmly met.

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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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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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Saudi Arabia just announced plans to build a $500 billion mega-city

| 26/10/2017 | Reply
Saudi Arabia just announced plans to build a $500 billion mega-city

The business and industrial-focused city will span 10,230 square miles. To put that size in perspective, 10,230 square miles is more than 33 times the land area of New York City.

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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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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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