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Category: Middle East & Africa

Interview: Will new halal B2B online marketplace OneAgrix succeed where DagangHalal, Zilzar failed?

| 12/07/2019 | Reply
Interview: Will new halal B2B online marketplace OneAgrix succeed where DagangHalal, Zilzar failed?

OneAgrix is now pouncing on what it believes is a big market gap to serve the cross-border trade of halal products.

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UK: First Dynamic Booking Engine dedicated to Halal Travel Content

| 08/07/2019 | Reply
UK: First Dynamic Booking Engine dedicated to Halal Travel Content

In today’s digital age, consumers’ travel purchasing decisions are often strongly influenced by dynamic videos and photos on social channels in real-time which Rihaala.com offers to travellers.

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UK: London VC Hambro Perks to invest in ‘two to three’ Islamic startups

| 04/07/2019 | Reply
UK: London VC Hambro Perks to invest in ‘two to three’ Islamic startups

The UK has rubberstamped its reputation as Europe’s Islamic economy hub by hosting its first halal startup pitch event.

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Nestlé breaks new ground with open blockchain pilot

| 04/07/2019 | Reply
Nestlé breaks new ground with open blockchain pilot

Nestlé will break new ground in supply chain transparency through a collaboration with OpenSC – an innovative blockchain platform that allows consumers to track their food right back to the farm.

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Halal cosmetics market set to soar to $52bn by 2025 as sector becomes ‘increasingly inclusive’

| 03/07/2019 | Reply
Halal cosmetics market set to soar to $52bn by 2025 as sector becomes ‘increasingly inclusive’

According to a survey last year 58% of women in Indonesia prefer to use Halal cosmetics and there is a growing demand in the Middle East.

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UAE: Emirates Islamic signs new scheme for SMEs

| 02/07/2019 | Reply
UAE: Emirates Islamic signs new scheme for SMEs

EDB’s Dh100 million Credit Guarantee Scheme supports the goals of the National Agenda under UAE Vision 2021.

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New halal blockchain traceability tool touted as a supply chain ‘gamechanger’

| 02/07/2019 | Reply
New halal blockchain traceability tool touted as a supply chain ‘gamechanger’

An online halal agrifood marketplace with a focus on blockchain food traceability, is poised to bring added traceability benefits to the halal economy.

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UAE Minister of State for Food Security H.E. Mariam Almheiri Takes Part in 41st FAO Conference

| 30/06/2019 | Reply
UAE Minister of State for Food Security H.E. Mariam Almheiri Takes Part in 41st FAO Conference

H.E. underlined the mission of the National Food Security Strategy to establish the UAE as a world leader in innovative food security.

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Saudi ‘Halal’ Nightclub Tests Societal Limits for Reforms

| 22/06/2019 | Reply
Saudi ‘Halal’ Nightclub Tests Societal Limits for Reforms

The roller-coaster of approval and disapproval did not come as a surprise to people familiar with the implementation of Vision 2030.

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Saudi Arabia: Was the ‘halal disco’ in Jeddah shut down?

| 14/06/2019 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Was the ‘halal disco’ in Jeddah shut down?

Sources confirmed the lounge was ordered to close just an hour before Ne-Yo was set to appear, and that it wasn’t a matter of licensing.

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Saudi Arabia Will Soon Have A ‘Halal Nightclub’

| 13/06/2019 | Reply
Saudi Arabia Will Soon Have A ‘Halal Nightclub’

According to reports, the country will soon have what they are calling a ‘halal nightclubs’ for the visitors who miss a vibrant nightlife.  

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SDGs: Sustainable style and the rise of circular fashion

| 10/06/2019 | Reply
SDGs: Sustainable style and the rise of circular fashion

“Consumers are becoming more and more conscious, they hold the power to make the change. More and more they are checking labels and manufacturing process.” Renting fashion for a start!

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Saudi Arabia: 7th Edition Foodex Saudi in Jeddah Centre for Forums & Events

| 10/06/2019 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: 7th Edition Foodex Saudi in Jeddah Centre for Forums & Events

Get high exposure in the Saudi Food Market, The largest & fastest growing food market in GCC and Middle East!

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Indonesia: Bukalapak hopes to become the Alibaba or Amazon for Middle East’s Muslims

| 08/06/2019 | Reply
Indonesia: Bukalapak hopes to become the Alibaba or Amazon for Middle East’s Muslims

Founded in 2010 and headquartered in Jakarta, Bukalapak is an ecommerce platform with 4 million merchant partners in Indonesia.

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Bahrain: Arla Foods to shift some production to the Middle East

| 06/06/2019 | Reply
Bahrain: Arla Foods to shift some production to the Middle East

Arla Foods said production from its Bislev and AKAFA sites in Denmark and from its Riyadh site in Saudi Arabia will be moved to a site in Manama in Bahrain.

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Saudi Arabia: Food worth SR70 million is wasted daily in Saudi

| 31/05/2019 | 2 Replies
Saudi Arabia: Food worth SR70 million is wasted daily in Saudi

Another study conducted earlier had revealed that nearly 440 tonnes of rice gets dumped into the landfills every year.

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Saudi Arabia: King Salman Launches the ‘Enriching Hajj & Umrah Experience’ Programme, part of Saudi Vision 2030

| 30/05/2019 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: King Salman Launches the ‘Enriching Hajj & Umrah Experience’ Programme, part of Saudi Vision 2030

With the ambitious objective of reaching 30 million Umrah visitors annually by 2030, the programme’s mission is to achieve a quantum leap in every service provided.

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SDGs: Ethical Corporation’s Responsible Business Trends

| 22/05/2019 | Reply
SDGs: Ethical Corporation’s Responsible Business Trends

In an extract from the Responsible Business Trends Report 2019, Ethical Corporation’s Liam Dowd says progress towards integrating the SDGs into business strategies is continuing.

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UAE: Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre expands European reach

| 22/05/2019 | Reply
UAE: Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre expands European reach

A roundtable in Malta has provided Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre an opportunity to expand the footprint of Islamic economy in Europe.

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Egypt makes surprise change to US halal beef rules

| 22/05/2019 | 1 Reply
Egypt makes surprise change to US halal beef rules

Other countries, such as Kuwait, accept certification from any Islamic body in the exporting country. Egypt is now the only US trading partner having only one authorized halal certifier.

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