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Category: Middle East & Africa

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 | 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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Opinion: Capitalism is failing us all. Could Islamic economics be the answer?

| 20/05/2019 | Reply
Opinion: Capitalism is failing us all. Could Islamic economics be the answer?

Billionaire Ray Dalio, manager of the world’s largest hedge fund Bridgewater, recently shocked the world when he announced that “capitalism is failing” and that a “revolution” is coming.

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Africa is creating one of the world’s largest single markets. What does this mean for entrepreneurs?

| 20/05/2019 | 1 Reply
Africa is creating one of the world’s largest single markets. What does this mean for entrepreneurs?

The Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is set to launch on 30th May. If every African country joins, it’s expected to be one of the world’s largest single markets.

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Travel Halal .. Your Guide to tourist destinations friendly to Muslims

| 16/05/2019 | Reply
Travel Halal .. Your Guide to tourist destinations friendly to Muslims

Zahra Magdy – Cairo – Al Jazeera.net(Translated from Arabic) The term “Islamic tourism” describes the availability of activities for Muslims traveling or residing in countries outside their normal environment to participate in religiously motivated activities, including halal hotels, halal transport, halal restaurants, Islamic flights, and interest-free financing. The Halal Hotel is characterized by an annex […]

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Spain: Grupo Norteños leads the export of Halal meat … thanks to McDonald’s

| 16/05/2019 | Reply
Spain: Grupo Norteños leads the export of Halal meat … thanks to McDonald’s

The Halal Institute, based in Córdoba, reports the boom in this market: Spanish slaughterhouses have gone from 28 authorized in 2010 to 86 in 2019.

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Your best looks for Ramadan and Eid on Modanisa.com

| 15/05/2019 | Reply
Your best looks for Ramadan and Eid on Modanisa.com

Leading e-tailer Modanisa has teamed up with the industry’s best modest fashion designers to give you an ultra-chic choice of styles this Ramadan and Eid, with outfits that provide a seamless transition from day to night. Supermodel Halima Aden has ventured into fashion design through her take on hijabs, while modest fashion’s First Lady Rabia […]

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What you need to know about Thirst Relief and how you can help free a community from poverty

| 11/05/2019 | Reply
What you need to know about Thirst Relief and how you can help free a community from poverty

“We can change the world and make it a better place. It is in our hands to make a difference.” Nelson Mandela

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Opinion: Ethical is the new black: it’s time for a fashion revolution

| 05/05/2019 | Reply
Opinion: Ethical is the new black: it’s time for a fashion revolution

We can all agree that fast fashion is bad, but what can you as an individual do about it? I have some great news: WE ALL HAVE THE POWER TO MAKE POSITIVE CHANGE.

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Saudi Arabia: Foodex Saudi – 11-14 November 2019

| 05/05/2019 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Foodex Saudi – 11-14 November 2019

7th Edition of Saudi Arabia’s leading international Food & Drink trade exhibition being held in Jeddah at the Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events.

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Malaysia to unify worldwide halal certs for Muslim countries

| 02/05/2019 | Reply
Malaysia to unify worldwide halal certs for Muslim countries

Mohd Redzuan said if the halal unification is successfully implemented it would mean that one single halal certification will govern everything in the entire world.

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Halal tourism is going mainstream

| 01/05/2019 | Reply
Halal tourism is going mainstream

Asia is leading the halal tourism industry, both in terms of inbound and outbound travel. The region has started to benefit from Muslim inbound travel expenditure. More Arab people are also exploring the globe now.

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Halima x Modanisa Headwear Collection available now!

| 01/05/2019 | Reply
Halima x Modanisa Headwear Collection available now!

Working with the creative team of Modanisa.com, Halima has created a stunning range of turbans and shawls that is being sold now exclusively by the e-tailer.

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The UAE signed a massive, $3.4 billion deal with China

| 30/04/2019 | Reply
The UAE signed a massive, $3.4 billion deal with China

“China is now the second largest economy in the world and Asia is now 50 percent of global GDP. A lot of countries like the UAE see huge market opportunities in China.”

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Saudi Arabia launches initiative to attract international VCs

| 27/04/2019 | Reply
Saudi Arabia launches initiative to attract international VCs

The platform called ‘Venture’ is run by the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA), to promote Saudi Arabia as a “future-ready investment destination”.

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UAE: DAFZA partners with Penang International Halal Hub

| 27/04/2019 | Reply
UAE: DAFZA partners with Penang International Halal Hub

The agreement will provide the Halal Trade and Marketing Centre (HTMC) with a range of world-class services, supporting companies and businessmen locally, regionally and globally.

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UNHCR unveils the Refugee Zakat Fund

| 25/04/2019 | Reply
UNHCR unveils the Refugee Zakat Fund

The budget required by UNHCR in 2019 is US$7.9 billion, to respond to the overall needs of refugees and internally displaced and other people of concern around the world. Can you help them raise this with your zakat payment?

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Opinion: Economy 4.0 is here to stay

| 24/04/2019 | Reply
Opinion: Economy 4.0 is here to stay

There is a race between countries and companies to provide platforms and create ecosystems to benefit from this innovation. These new technologies are disruptive and will change every aspect of our lives.

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Malaysia, Indonesia rivalry heats up

| 20/04/2019 | Reply
Malaysia, Indonesia rivalry heats up

The Muslim travel market has undergone significant changes in recent years. The industry’s digital and technological transformation means it is now firmly in Halal Travel 2.0.

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