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Category: Middle East & Africa

UAE: OIC Halal Middle East Exhibition and Congress

| 20/08/2013 | Reply
UAE: OIC Halal Middle East Exhibition and Congress

The second OIC Halal Middle East Exhibition and Congress to highlight opportunities for global Islamic finance industry. The value of Shariah-compliant assets has more than doubled in the last six years alone.

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Opinion: Muslims may eat a Halal burger, but remain unable to invest in one

| 18/08/2013 | 1 Reply
Opinion: Muslims may eat a Halal burger, but remain unable to invest in one

In fact, ninety five per cent of the Muslim world does not have access to Islamic finance. And they don’t seem to mind.

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UAE: Amaf to position Dubai as the centre of the Halal market

| 17/08/2013 | Reply
UAE: Amaf to position Dubai as the centre of the Halal market

Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation(Amaf) intends to build a business model to position Dubai as a hub for the rapidly growing Islamic Halal market as part of its strategic plan for 2013-2016.

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UAE: Abu Dhabi to host Summit on the Global Agenda

| 15/08/2013 | Reply
UAE: Abu Dhabi to host Summit on the Global Agenda

More than 900 participants are expected to take part in interactive workshops and sessions to provide comprehensive insight and recommendations on some of the most pressing global challenges.

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UAE: Dubai Chamber & Thomson Reuters Organise the Global Islamic Economy Summit in November 2013

| 12/08/2013 | 2 Replies
UAE: Dubai Chamber & Thomson Reuters Organise the Global Islamic Economy Summit in November 2013

Global Islamic Economy Summit will be held on 25th & 26th November 2013 in Dubai, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

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Malaysia: HDC puts Egypt plan on hold

| 10/08/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: HDC puts Egypt plan on hold

Halal Industry Development Corporation Sdn Bhd (HDC) may shelve its plans to make Egypt its distribution centre in Europe for
Malaysian-made halal products following the country’s political turmoil.

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UK: Halal Food Authority president retires

| 06/08/2013 | Reply
UK: Halal Food Authority president retires

The president of the Halal Food Authority (HFA) Masood Khawaja announced his retirement from the organisation in a statement yesterday.

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UAE: Dubai strives to be leader of halal certifications

| 06/08/2013 | Reply
UAE: Dubai strives to be leader of halal certifications

Halal integrity is an important factor that governs meat imports into the UAE, according to experts working on a related campaign with the Emirates Standardisation and Metrology Authority (Esma).

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Middle East: Sin Free Ale

| 02/08/2013 | Reply
Middle East: Sin Free Ale

DEDICATED drinkers may struggle to see the point of non-alcoholic beer, but it is growing in popularity around the world. Last year 2.2 billion litres was downed, 80% more than five years earlier.

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Pork, horsemeat found in Bahrain food items

| 02/08/2013 | Reply
Pork, horsemeat found in Bahrain food items

Bahrain’s health ministry said that it had pulled out 22 imported products after inspection teams found them contaminated with either pork or horsemeat. The ministry said that six products contained pork while 16 had horsemeat and that their labels did not refer to either.

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Top 10 reasons Halal is on the rise

| 01/08/2013 | Reply
Top 10 reasons Halal is on the rise

Halal has become a fast-growing global phenomenon in the food industry, gaining ground in manufacturing, food service and retail. Here are ten reasons why Halal will continue to move more and more into the spotlight.

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Opinion: Muslim consumerism

| 31/07/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Muslim consumerism

Muslim consumerism is linked to real economy sectors. Dubai’s vision for Dubai as an Islamic economy led by Muslim consumerism and supported by halal industry companies and Islamic and conventional banks.

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Halal cosmetics allow Muslim women to enjoy beauty and duty

| 30/07/2013 | 1 Reply
Halal cosmetics allow Muslim women to enjoy beauty and duty

The halal cosmetics market is estimated to range between $5bn-14bn in annual sales, growing at around 20 per cent a year, according to advertising company JWT MENA, part of a broader market for religious-compliant products worth more than $2.1tn.

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UAE: Dubai launches new centre for Islamic banking

| 26/07/2013 | Reply
UAE: Dubai launches new centre for Islamic banking

Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has launched the Dubai Centre for Islamic Banking and Finance as a first step to establishing Dubai as the world’s capital for Islamic economy.

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UAE: 70,000 feast on top quality leftover food

| 25/07/2013 | Reply
UAE: 70,000 feast on top quality leftover food

Thousands of needy residents are feasting on quality leftover food from posh hotels, supermarkets and homes, thanks to a joint initiative by a Dubai-based charity and Dubai Municipality.

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UAE: ‘3rd Global Halal Trade & Logistics Summit’

| 25/07/2013 | Reply
UAE: ‘3rd Global Halal Trade & Logistics Summit’

The programme runs concurrently with ‘The Global Trade Development Week’, 21-24 October, Dubai and includes a site tour programme to visit leading industrial locations & facilities.

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UAE: Al Nasser, Minor Food form JV to foray into food, beverage business

| 20/07/2013 | Reply
UAE: Al Nasser, Minor Food form JV to foray into food, beverage business

Minor Food currently operates brands, including The Pizza, Thai Express, The Coffee Club, Riverside, Ribs & Rumps, Swensen’s, Dairy Queen, Sizzler and Burger King in 17 countries across Asia.

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UAE: Halal Congress Middle East to be held at Expo Centre Sharjah from 16 to 18 December 2013

| 15/07/2013 | Reply
UAE: Halal Congress Middle East to be held at Expo Centre Sharjah from 16 to 18 December 2013

It will be organized alongside the 2nd OIC Halal Middle East Exhibition which is held under the patronage of His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qassimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah.

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UAE: Kohinoor Foods to sell 20% stake in Dubai JV

| 14/07/2013 | Reply
UAE: Kohinoor Foods to sell 20% stake in Dubai JV

Kohinoor Foods (KFL), one of India’s largest basmati rice and ready-to- eat foodstuff producers, plans to sell 20 per cent stake at Rs 160 a share in its Dubai joint venture, Rich Rice Raisers Factory.

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Philippines: UAE examines PHL’s readiness to export frozen poultry

| 11/07/2013 | Reply
Philippines: UAE examines PHL’s readiness to export frozen poultry

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has conducted an audit of the certification system being implemented by the Philippines to find out whether local producers are ready to supply halal-certified frozen chicken.

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