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Category: Middle East & Africa

UAE bans import of all species of birds from Kuwait

| 09/02/2019 | Reply
UAE bans import of all species of birds from Kuwait

It has banned the import of all species of domestic and wild live birds, ornamental birds, chicks, eggs, poultry meat, and their non-heat-treated by-products.

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UK: European vet market leader sets sights on Middle East and Asia

| 09/02/2019 | Reply
UK: European vet market leader sets sights on Middle East and Asia

It will be formally launched at Gulfood 2019, the world’s largest annual food and beverage trade exhibition, held in Dubai from 17-21 February.

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Amazon plans to launch a new Middle East marketplace

| 05/02/2019 | Reply
Amazon plans to launch a new Middle East marketplace

With the launch of the Middle East marketplace in the coming months, Amazon is downplaying Souq.com, the Dubai-based online retailer.

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UAE: Is there a role for startups in the Islamic economy?

| 04/02/2019 | Reply
UAE: Is there a role for startups in the Islamic economy?

In the UAE, Goodforce Labs is one of the few incubators helping startups across a variety of sectors in the halal and Islamic industries.

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Saudi Arabia: Freed Saudis Resurface Billions Poorer After Prince’s Crackdown

| 03/02/2019 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Freed Saudis Resurface Billions Poorer After Prince’s Crackdown

The crown prince said a total of about $107 billion — a mix of cash, real estate, companies and securities — has been recovered from 87 people.

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India: Britannia unveils new logo as ‘global total foods company’

| 01/02/2019 | Reply
India: Britannia unveils new logo as ‘global total foods company’

Britannia acquired two companies, UAE-based Strategic Food International Co (SFIC) and Oman-based Al Sallan Food Industries 10 years back.

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Opinion: 7 trends expected to shape the next phase of Halal travel sector

| 31/01/2019 | Reply
Opinion: 7 trends expected to shape the next phase of Halal travel sector

Here are some main trends that marketers should know about the halal travel sector to stay ahead of the curve.

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Opinion: Corporate Halal reputation needs to be on the top agenda for companies operating in Muslim Markets

| 30/01/2019 | Reply
Opinion: Corporate Halal reputation needs to be on the top agenda for companies operating in Muslim Markets

The Reputation Institute reported in November 2018 that nearly 84% of a company’s value is now based on reputational factors.

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Opinion: How ‘Halal media’ can change perceptions of Muslim world

| 29/01/2019 | Reply
Opinion: How ‘Halal media’ can change perceptions of Muslim world

Reuters’ recent State of the Global Islamic Economy Report revealed that Muslim countries are emerging as a production powerhouse for “halal media”.

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SGS Helps Companies Access the Growing Global Market for Halal Cosmetics

| 29/01/2019 | Reply
SGS Helps Companies Access the Growing Global Market for Halal Cosmetics

This type of cosmetic product appeals not only to the Muslim Community but also people who see Halal cosmetics as wholesome.

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‘Modest fashion’ looks to move from niche to mainstream

| 19/01/2019 | Reply
‘Modest fashion’ looks to move from niche to mainstream

Analysts say the interest from Goldman demonstrates that the sector is no longer considered a novelty, but is instead being taken seriously and entering the next phase of growth.

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The Rise of Halal Tourism

| 19/01/2019 | Reply
The Rise of Halal Tourism

With a population that is disproportionately young, educated and upwardly mobile, they are one of the fastest-growing demographics on the global tourism scene.

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UAE: Announcing Pret A Cover™ Buyers Lane Final Selected Designers!

| 18/01/2019 | Reply
UAE: Announcing Pret A Cover™ Buyers Lane Final Selected Designers!

A select group of designers have succeeded to showcase in the upcoming Pret-A-Cover™ Buyers Lane, The Retail Summit Edition on Feb 13 & 14, 2019.

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All-Women Travel Expeditions Take Off In Middle East

| 11/01/2019 | Reply
All-Women Travel Expeditions Take Off In Middle East

To stretch the limits of one’s comfort zone—there are myriad reasons for a growing trend in tourism: namely, all-women expeditions.

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UAE: IFDC Fund supports Pret A Cover Buyers Lane

| 08/01/2019 | Reply
UAE: IFDC Fund supports Pret A Cover Buyers Lane

In an unprecedented move throughout the global modest fashion space, Islamic Fashion & Design Council (IFDC) has dedicated a fund to help emerging modest brands.

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Opinion: Halal Certification for Global Markets

| 07/01/2019 | Reply
Opinion: Halal Certification for Global Markets

An overview on Halal standards, certification and accreditation since 2010. 2019 will be seeing the growth in accreditation and hopefully also harmonisation of standards in various regions.

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Opinion: Islamic Finance Volume Expected to Hit $2.5 Trillion in 2019

| 01/01/2019 | Reply
Opinion: Islamic Finance Volume Expected to Hit $2.5 Trillion in 2019

Unfortunately, 2018 is not proved as much beneficial for Global Islamic Banking and Finance Industry as expected because of various reasons, but 2019 is starting with high hopes except in the Takaful industry.

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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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