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Category: Middle East & Africa

Dubai, Bosnia To Promote Halal Industries In Europe

| 30/12/2018 | Reply
Dubai, Bosnia To Promote Halal Industries In Europe

This was stated after Abdulla Al Awar, CEO of Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre, and Amer Bukvic, CEO of Bosna Bank International, signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU.

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Azerbaijani companies expand business ties with Saudi Arabia

| 28/12/2018 | Reply
Azerbaijani companies expand business ties with Saudi Arabia

Azerbaijan Export & Investment Promotion Foundation organized an export mission to Riyadh, capital city of Saudi Arabia, to promote Azerbaijani local products under the Made in Azerbaijan brand .

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Qatar partners Malaysia, Turkey to conquer Islamic finance market

| 23/12/2018 | Reply
Qatar partners Malaysia, Turkey to conquer Islamic finance market

Qatar is planning an ambitious new initiative with Malaysia and Turkey to serve the $2 trillion global Islamic finance market from hubs in the three countries using common platforms and technology.

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UAE to give $3 billion to Pakistan to boost economy

| 22/12/2018 | Reply
UAE to give $3 billion to Pakistan to boost economy

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan went to twitter to praise the UAE government for “supporting Pakistan so generously in our testing times”.

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Opinion: ‘Blockade gave Qatar the break away from influence of Saudi Arabia’

| 18/12/2018 | Reply
Opinion: ‘Blockade gave Qatar the break away from influence of Saudi Arabia’

It is pretty clear that the Qatari leadership is one of the most progressive in the GCC, but they’ve been held back by the conservative preferences of the GCC led by Saudi Arabia.

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Saudi Arabian opportunities for Australian beef, lamb exports

| 14/12/2018 | Reply
Saudi Arabian opportunities for Australian beef, lamb exports

INTEGRITY systems, quality and consistency mean Australia is perfectly placed to capitalise on a fast-growing Saudi Arabian meat export market, with opportunities particularly for Australian lamb.

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UAE: $1.2bn GCC vertical farming boom seen by 2021

| 14/12/2018 | Reply
UAE: $1.2bn GCC vertical farming boom seen by 2021

A growing importance is being given to vertical farming across the GCC and is generating interest and increased investments from regional and overseas players, according to a new report.

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UAE: Deals Worth Over AED5 Billion Signed At SIAL 2018

| 14/12/2018 | Reply
UAE: Deals Worth Over AED5 Billion Signed At SIAL 2018

The total investment in food industry is set to increase from AED5.2 billion to AED10.4 billion over the next three years, representing a 40% growth.

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UAE: Pret-A-Cover™ Buyers Lane 2019, The Retail Summit Edition

| 11/12/2018 | Reply
UAE: Pret-A-Cover™ Buyers Lane 2019, The Retail Summit Edition

In addition to the smashing speaker line-up, attendees will have first-time access to the action-packed modest lifestyle showcases of Pret-A-Cover™ Buyers Lane 2019 being exhibited at The Retail Summit’s very own The Market Place.

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UAE: International Halal Accreditation Forum inks deal with international organisations

| 11/12/2018 | Reply
UAE: International Halal Accreditation Forum inks deal with international organisations

The International Halal Accreditation Forum (IHAF) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC).

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Opinion: Uber Eats predicts the big UAE food trends of 2019

| 11/12/2018 | Reply
Opinion: Uber Eats predicts the big UAE food trends of 2019

Using data collected from its food delivery app, Uber Eats has predicted that a number of vegan food stuffs are set to go mainstream in 2019, as an increasing number of people search for plant-based products.

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UK: How Halal Dining Club plans to become a billion dollar app for muslims

| 10/12/2018 | Reply
UK: How Halal Dining Club plans to become a billion dollar app for muslims

Currently Halal Dining Club is targeting the higher end restaurant demographic with over 4,000 listed restaurants across nine global cities. Now the focus is firmly on growing the number of restaurants that its users can discover.

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UAE: SIAL Middle East 2018 to kick off on 10 December

| 06/12/2018 | Reply
UAE: SIAL Middle East 2018 to kick off on 10 December

The largest edition of the event to date will feature over 1,000 exhibitors and is expected to draw the participation of 25,000+ industry experts and unique visitors from more than 45 countries.

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Turkey: OIC Halal Expo in Istanbul attracts 40,000 visitors

| 05/12/2018 | Reply
Turkey: OIC Halal Expo in Istanbul attracts 40,000 visitors

Some 40,000 visitors from 80 countries attended this year’s Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Halal Expo, organized under the auspices of the Turkish Presidency.

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Saudi Arabia: 2018 Gulfwest Food Expo held in Jeddah

| 04/12/2018 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: 2018 Gulfwest Food Expo held in Jeddah

US beef exports to Saudi Arabia are expected to reach $15 million this year and are projected to reach $30 million in 2019.

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Hunger games: Turkey eyes leading Middle East role through halal industry

| 01/12/2018 | Reply
Hunger games: Turkey eyes leading Middle East role through halal industry

“Since Turkey has a customs union with the EU, its technical abilities, training facilities and know-how on standardization is far greater than any other [Muslim] country.”

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Turkey: Halal business world gather in Istanbul

| 30/11/2018 | Reply
Turkey: Halal business world gather in Istanbul

With the theme of “Halal and Healthy Life: Awareness and Sustainability”, the summit focuses on standardization, halal food, halal slaughtering, halal medicine, halal tourism, and halal finance.

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Putin ratifies interim agreement on EAEU-Iran free trade zone

| 30/11/2018 | Reply
Putin ratifies interim agreement on EAEU-Iran free trade zone

Vladimir Putin has signed a law ratifying a temporary agreement on formation of a free trade zone between the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and the Islamic Republic of Iran.

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Turkey: Erdogan calls on Islamic countries to trade in national currencies

| 30/11/2018 | Reply
Turkey: Erdogan calls on Islamic countries to trade in national currencies

In order to reduce the risks of the international monetary system, dominated by a single currency, Turkey once again called upon the OIC countries to use national currencies in trade.

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Global cooperation ‘can open new doors for Islamic Finance’

| 29/11/2018 | Reply
Global cooperation ‘can open new doors for Islamic Finance’

GCC countries, during the past three decades, have employed the bilateral cooperation as a factor to promote brotherly countries and unite efforts to succeed in the initiatives and plans set in this regard.

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