Category: Middle East & Africa

Dubai Crown Prince unveils plan to hold Islamic Economy Week

| 01/10/2018 | Reply
Dubai Crown Prince unveils plan to hold Islamic Economy Week

Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has issued directives to hold the Islamic Economy Week from October 27 to November 1.

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Egyptian Firm Plans Halal Meat factory in Kano

| 30/09/2018 | Reply
Egyptian Firm Plans Halal Meat factory in Kano

The foreign investors have assured that they will retrain and retool the indigenous butchers and use their services in the project.

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Saudi Arabia: Muslim World League Launches Halal Identification System

| 26/09/2018 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Muslim World League Launches Halal Identification System

By announcing the launch of the advanced halal identification system, the MWL confirms that it is the only authority responsible for certifying Islamic centers and examination companies.

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Opinion: What are the barriers to growth in the halal industry

| 22/09/2018 | Reply
Opinion: What are the barriers to growth in the halal industry

Halal food is the largest and most diverse sector within the Islamic economy. Its expansion has resulted in the emergence of numerous halal startups. This short video shows some of the areas involved in the Halal Industry.

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Saudi Arabia starts high-speed train services between Makkah and Madinah

| 18/09/2018 | Reply
Saudi Arabia starts high-speed train services between Makkah and Madinah

The 450km line will link the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah via Jeddah and the King Abdullah Economic City of Rabigh.

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Opinion: What are the barriers to growth in the halal industry?

| 10/09/2018 | Reply
Opinion: What are the barriers to growth in the halal industry?

The intention is to provide transparency and reliability, whilst aiming to boost the sector’s presence in the international market, in turn benefiting producers worldwide.

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Saudi grand mufti praises MWL’s control of halal meat imports

| 03/09/2018 | Reply
Saudi grand mufti praises MWL’s control of halal meat imports

A royal decree gave the MWL sole responsibly for issuing halal certificates, in recognition of its international-relations expertise in coordinating and cooperating with local and international bodies.

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UAE consumers among top spenders in cosmetics, personal care globally

| 31/08/2018 | Reply
UAE consumers among top spenders in cosmetics, personal care globally

An increased focus on natural skincare treatments, non-invasive beauty procedures and the growing influence of beauty and lifestyle bloggers has contributed to a steady growth in the UAE’s beauty sector.

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Major summit to prescribe local expansion for fast-growing sector in Saudi Arabia

| 27/08/2018 | Reply
Major summit to prescribe local expansion for fast-growing sector in Saudi Arabia

Localization of Saudi Arabia’s fast-growing, multibillion-dollar pharmaceutical industry will top the agenda at a high-profile food and drug conference in Riyadh next month.

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UK: Government urged to clarify slaughter policy

| 24/08/2018 | Reply
UK: Government urged to clarify slaughter policy

The BVA is calling on the Government to urgently clarify whether UK lamb exported under a new trade deal with Saudi Arabia will be stunned before slaughter.

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Dubai: How Rabia Z built a modest fashion empire

| 23/08/2018 | Reply
Dubai: How Rabia Z built a modest fashion empire

Rabia Z – has been focusing on the official launch of her Rabia Z Modest Fashion Academy, plus her online Rabia Z Mentorship Program. Then there’s her consulting work.

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Ukraine, UAE to increase volume of bilateral agricultural trade

| 22/08/2018 | Reply
Ukraine, UAE to increase volume of bilateral agricultural trade

According to the results of 2017, the trade turnover of agricultural and food products between Ukraine and the UAE amounted to $180 million, including $170 million for the export of Ukrainian products.

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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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UAE, Indonesia target $5.5bn trade boost after halal deal

| 15/08/2018 | Reply
UAE, Indonesia target $5.5bn trade boost after halal deal

The UAE and Indonesia are targeting a significant increase in bilateral trade to $5.5 billion after signing an agreement to harmonise standards for halal products.

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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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UAE provides technical support to the Philippines to unify the Halal industry

| 11/08/2018 | Reply
UAE provides technical support to the Philippines to unify the Halal industry

The UAE, supports the Halal products sector in Republic of the Philippines, through technical cooperation and exchange of experiences.

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Dubai Chamber promotes Dubai as strategic hub for Belarusian food exporters

| 01/08/2018 | Reply
Dubai Chamber promotes Dubai as strategic hub for Belarusian food exporters

Khan: We have seen strong interest from food exporters in Eurasia that are very keen to cooperate with Dubai on food security.

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UAE: Mohammed Bin Rashid names new board members of Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre

| 31/07/2018 | Reply
UAE: Mohammed Bin Rashid names new board members of Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre

The newly appointed members will serve out the remaining term of the existing board. Under this decree, the board had a renewable term of three years.

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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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UAE’s recognition of Indonesia’s National Accreditation Committee halal certificates

| 30/07/2018 | Reply
UAE’s recognition of Indonesia’s National Accreditation Committee halal certificates

Under the MoU, ESMA will recognise halal certificates issued by KAN and products certified by certification bodies accredited KAN, based on UAE halal requirements set by ESMA.

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