Category: Middle East & Africa

UK: Baby food company For Aisha secures ‘seven-figure’ investment

| 14/11/2019
UK: Baby food company For Aisha secures ‘seven-figure’ investment

The For Aisha range is halal and tayyib. Our recipes have been developed by a chef and dietitian and include a delicious blend of spices and herbs so that they taste and smell great.

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Opinion: Halal B2B Marketplace Combats Food Fraud With Blockchain Technology

| 14/11/2019
Opinion: Halal B2B Marketplace Combats Food Fraud With Blockchain Technology

Knowing where your food comes from, and whether is it really Halal, are issues that more and more people are concerned with.

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UAE: Global Launch of the State of the Islamic Economy Report 2019/20

| 11/11/2019
UAE: Global Launch of the State of the Islamic Economy Report 2019/20

DinarStandard said halal products attracted the lion’s share of investments, accounting for 54% of deal value, followed by Islamic finance at 42% and 4% in Islamic lifestyle, mainly in modest fashion and Muslim-friendly tourism.

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UAE: IHAF welcomes 6 new countries as members

| 10/11/2019
UAE: IHAF welcomes 6 new countries as members

The IHAF has also set the next assembly for the BOD and committees to meet alongside the Global Halal Platform on 18th February, 2020, in conjunction with Gulf Food week in Dubai.

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UAE: GIES 2020 to be held under Expo 2020 Dubai umbrella

| 06/11/2019
UAE: GIES 2020 to be held under Expo 2020 Dubai umbrella

The fifth edition of the Global Islamic Economy Summit (GIES 2020) is set to run from November 9-10, 2020, and will take place on the sidelines of Expo 2020, in Dubai.

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Opinion: Harmonizing Halal Standards

| 02/11/2019
Opinion: Harmonizing Halal Standards

Strong political will is needed among all governments to realize the vision of implementing common halal standards and certification across the world.

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Saudi Arabia: ‘Foodex 2019’ Extensive International and Local Participation”

| 01/11/2019
Saudi Arabia: ‘Foodex 2019’ Extensive International and Local Participation”

Singapore, India, China and Uzbekistan are preparing for their first official participation in the seventh edition of Foodex Saudi.

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Brazil’s BRF to invest $120 mln in Saudi chicken processing plant

| 31/10/2019
Brazil’s BRF to invest $120 mln in Saudi chicken processing plant

The company, the largest food exporter in the Gulf region, has four production facilities in the Middle East, where increasing populations will lift demand for food.

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Italy: Director General of Dubai Arts and Culture Authority to speak at the Turin Islamic Economic Forum (TIEF)

| 29/10/2019
Italy: Director General of Dubai Arts and Culture Authority to speak at the Turin Islamic Economic Forum (TIEF)

The Forum also hosted a round-table powered by the “Global Islamic Economy Summit” (GIES).

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Saudi Arabia: Plant-based foods on the rise across the Middle East, says Prince Khaled

| 29/10/2019
Saudi Arabia: Plant-based foods on the rise across the Middle East, says Prince Khaled

Prince Khaled said the success of plant-based products largely rests on education and the availability of information to consumers and potential consumers.

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Bangladesh: FBCCI seeks UAE support to set up Global Halal Certification Centre

| 29/10/2019
Bangladesh: FBCCI seeks UAE support to set up Global Halal Certification Centre

The UAE Ambassador expressed his keen interest to work with the FBCCI to set up a comprehensive Halal certification centre.

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Research: Insights and Guidelines on Halal Tourism

| 29/10/2019
Research: Insights and Guidelines on Halal Tourism

By presenting the code of regulations this Paper aims to facilitate the global halal tourism market.

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Egyptian companies to invest $1b in Pakistan: report

| 25/10/2019
Egyptian companies to invest $1b in Pakistan: report

Yacoub said representatives of these Egyptian companies met with Prime Minister Imran Khan, members of his cabinet and state functionaries.

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UAE: ESMA presents UAE ‘Halal System’ experience at GCC Standardisation Week

| 21/10/2019
UAE: ESMA presents UAE ‘Halal System’ experience at GCC Standardisation Week

It allowed the state to take the leading position in regional and international efforts in the Halal file, and provide advice to raise the technical capabilities of the countries wishing to join the UAE system.

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Opinion: Can the tourism sector in Saudi Arabia prove to be sustainable?

| 21/10/2019
Opinion: Can the tourism sector in Saudi Arabia prove to be sustainable?

Saudi Arabia’s travel and tourism sector could generate $70.9 billion to the country’s GDP this year, but negative perceptions about the country refuse to fade away.

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Saudi Arabia: Foodex 2019 will be having extensive International and Local Participation

| 18/10/2019
Saudi Arabia: Foodex 2019 will be having extensive International and Local Participation

The Exhibition will be held from 11-14 November, Jeddah Center for Forums and Events, and will be witnessing an exciting competition between local, regional and international corporations.

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Saudi Arabia allows foreign men and women to share hotel rooms

| 07/10/2019
Saudi Arabia allows foreign men and women to share hotel rooms

Recent changes are part of de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s ambitious economic and social reform agenda.

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UAE: Has Amazon’s rebrand of Souq in the UAE been a success?

| 05/10/2019
UAE: Has Amazon’s rebrand of Souq in the UAE been a success?

Nearly two years after Amazon purchased regional e-commerce site Souq.com for $580 million, the US tech giant officially launched in the UAE as Amazon.ae in May. 

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What the $7B UAE-India food corridor means to businesses in the region

| 04/10/2019
What the $7B UAE-India food corridor means to businesses in the region

By Priya Wadhya – sme10X.com 30% of food in India goes to waste due to lack of infrastructure. Food security is one of the key pillars of UAE’s vision. In November 2018, the National Strategy for Food Security was presented during the UAE Government’s second Annual Meetings. The strategy’s goals focused on “facilitating the global […]

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UAE: ESMA carries out a GCC training workshop on halal certification requirements

| 04/10/2019
UAE: ESMA carries out a GCC training workshop on halal certification requirements

The three-day training course, held in cooperation with the Gulf Training Center, was held with the participation of a number of representatives and standardization bodies in the Gulf Cooperation Council.

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