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Category: Middle East & Africa

Thailand: TUF joins forces with Saudi food firm Savola

| 09/09/2015 | Reply
Thailand: TUF joins forces with Saudi food firm Savola

HAI UNION Frozen Products (TUF), the world’s leading seafood processor, and Savola Foods Company, one of the largest food companies in the Middle East, have announced a joint venture.

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Dubai Exports sharpens focus on fast-growing East African markets

| 03/09/2015 | Reply
Dubai Exports sharpens focus on fast-growing East African markets

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Engineer Saed Al Awadi, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Exports
Engineer Saed Al Awadi, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Exports

A trade mission went to Kenya in a bid to further strengthen bilateral exchanges and connect more and more UAE businesses to the promising East African markets.

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Opinion: Islamic art and fashion hit the mainstream

| 02/09/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Islamic art and fashion hit the mainstream

Islamic art and fashion are quickly becoming burgeoning industries within the diverse landscape of the Islamic economy, and are dominating a key market share in the global lifestyle sector.

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UAE: South Korea to adopt UAE’s Halal certification system

| 02/09/2015 | Reply
UAE: South Korea to adopt UAE’s Halal certification system

The country is adopting the Emirate’s halal certification system, which officials hope will act as a catalyst for the trade in animal products and have a knock-on effect for other food produce.

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Opinion: What halal travel means to people

| 02/09/2015 | Reply
Opinion: What halal travel means to people

Will customers book a room at your “Shariah-compliant” hotel or would they prefer a “Muslim-friendly” hotel? Will they search for a “halal holiday” or an “Islamic holiday”?

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Qatar: QDB to host ITC’s world export forum

| 01/09/2015 | Reply
Qatar:  QDB to host ITC’s world export forum

Qatar Development Bank (QDB) will host the International Trade Centre’s (ITC) 15th World Export Development Forum (WEDF) on October 20 and 21 in Doha.

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Gambia: GBOS Sensitises WCR Technical Advisory Committee On ‘Halal’standards’

| 25/08/2015 | Reply
Gambia: GBOS Sensitises WCR Technical Advisory Committee On ‘Halal’standards’

The project was to develop the capacity and skills of staff and stakeholders of the Bureau for the development on Halal standards.

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Opinion: Halal certification is fast-growing hard currency for trade

| 25/08/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Halal certification is fast-growing hard currency for trade

The value of the Halal certification for the producer determines how wide the market is for their product.

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Islamic Climate Declaration calls for fossil fuel phase out

| 18/08/2015 | Reply
Islamic Climate Declaration calls for fossil fuel phase out

Islamic leaders from 20 countries today launched a bold Climate Change Declaration to engage the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims on the issue of our time.

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Opinion: Moonshot Moment for (Halal) Skincare

| 17/08/2015 | 1 Reply
Opinion: Moonshot Moment for (Halal) Skincare

As the market grows steadily, with superior technology and consumer behavior insights, established skin care brands are creating trends comparable to Haute couture.

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Online streaming site dubbed the ‘Muslim Netflix’

| 17/08/2015 | Reply
Online streaming site dubbed the ‘Muslim Netflix’

With films documentaries on Islam and Muslims the on-­demand video-streaming service Alchemiya has already attracted some industry buzz as the “Muslim Netflix”

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Time To Get Your Ideas In Front of Decision Makers and Opinion Leaders

| 16/08/2015 | Reply
Time To Get Your Ideas In Front of Decision Makers and Opinion Leaders

Innovation 4 Impact seeks to find groundbreaking digital technologies that will support the growth of the Islamic digital economy. Enter here.

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First halal travel glossary launched

| 13/08/2015 | Reply
First halal travel glossary launched

Singapore-based Crescentrating, a global authority on Halal travel, has released the world’s first glossary with a wealth of terminology used in the Halal travel market.

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Euromonitor promises a 26% rise of halal meat market

| 13/08/2015 | Reply
Euromonitor promises a 26% rise of halal meat market

Euromonitor International has published research “Doing business in the halal market: products, trends and growth opportunities”.

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New model army: Iranian fashion revolution moves above ground

| 10/08/2015 | Reply
New model army: Iranian fashion revolution moves above ground

After years of operating in the shadows, the industry is booming following religious edict that fashion and modelling are permissible under Islam.

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‘State of the Global Islamic Economy’ Report and Indicator 2015-2016 highlight growth milestones

| 10/08/2015 | Reply
‘State of the Global Islamic Economy’ Report and Indicator 2015-2016 highlight growth milestones

The indicator is a composite index that presents the current outlook of the Islamic economy sectors across 70 countries.

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Iran: ‘Halal Media’ to be unveiled to advertise ‘pure products’ worldwide

| 09/08/2015 | Reply
Iran: ‘Halal Media’ to be unveiled to advertise ‘pure products’ worldwide

The ‘Halal Media’ brand would be awarded to products which promoted the themes of ‘pure production,’ ‘pure media,’ and ‘pure generation.

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UAE: An ecommerce startup reducing returns in the region

| 09/08/2015 | Reply
UAE: An ecommerce startup reducing returns in the region

Miella has become the first MENA ecommerce platform to adopt Virtusize, a fitting solution that guarantees online customers find the right size every time they shop.

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Iran hosts over 5 million tourists in past 5 months

| 03/08/2015 | Reply
Iran hosts over 5 million tourists in past 5 months

UNESCO has declared 16 world heritage sites in Iran, which was historically referred to as Persia in the west until the 20th century.

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Modest Fashion at GlES Roundtable Series in Italy

| 02/08/2015 | Reply
Modest Fashion at GlES Roundtable Series in Italy

Critical key challenges and opportunities in the global Islamic economy sector for modest fashion brands were discussed at a one-day roundtable on the global Islamic economy sector.

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