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Category: Middle East & Africa

Global Islamic Economy Summit attracts key industry sponsors

| 26/10/2013 | Reply
Global Islamic Economy Summit attracts key industry sponsors

GIES aims to initiate dialogue on the integrated sectors of the Islamic Economy, covering Islamic financial services, Halal food, Halal Lifestyle, Halal Travel, SME Development and Islamic Economy Infrastructure.

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Saudi Arabia: KSA biggest Gulf food consumer by 2017

| 24/10/2013 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: KSA biggest Gulf food consumer by 2017

Gulf countries will consume 49.1 million tons of food annually by the end of 2017, with the UAE the largest consumer per capita among the six Arabian Gulf states.

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UAE: Global Islamic Economy Summit in Dubai on November 25 and 26

| 22/10/2013 | Reply
UAE: Global Islamic Economy Summit in Dubai on November 25 and 26

The world’s most innovative leaders of the public and private sector to Dubai to join the discussion at the Global Islamic Economy Summit.

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Opinion: Innovation: Nasa technology… and a prayer mat

| 20/10/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Innovation: Nasa technology… and a prayer mat

The Timez5 physiological prayer mat is a Canadian product sourced from a complex domestic and global supply chain of high performance space age based materials.

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Dubai: 3rd Global Halal Trade & Logistics Summit

| 19/10/2013 | Reply
Dubai: 3rd Global Halal Trade & Logistics Summit

The interactive programme, from the 22-23 October, hosts 20 leading international speakers who will discuss key topics on harmonising Global Halal Trade, Supply Chain & Logistics.

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UAE: Islamic Economy Award judging panel

| 08/10/2013 | Reply
UAE: Islamic Economy Award judging panel

Held in conjunction with the Global Islamic Economy Summit, which will take place on November 25-26, 2013 at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, the Award will recognize leaders from the Islamic economy.

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UAE: Dubai Exports joins UAE display at Anuga in Germany

| 08/10/2013 | Reply
UAE: Dubai Exports joins UAE display at Anuga in Germany

Dubai’s increasing emphasis on manufacturing and the expanding facilities for exports and re-exports have also enabled the local food and beverage industry to compete globally.

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The Changing Landscape of Saudi Arabia’s F&B Industry

| 08/10/2013 | Reply
The Changing Landscape of Saudi Arabia’s F&B Industry

Foodex Saudi is the Saudi Food Forum, an international congress dedicated to the Arabian food industry.

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Mena hospitality, tourism revving up IT resources

| 07/10/2013 | Reply
Mena hospitality, tourism revving up IT resources

Regional tourism has high growth potential, according to the World Bank, and is especially strong in Gulf countries, with industry growth projected to increase from $ 19.2 billion in 2011 to $ 28.3 billion by 2016,

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UAE: Dubai Islamic Economy Strategy built on 7 pillars

| 07/10/2013 | Reply
UAE: Dubai Islamic Economy Strategy built on 7 pillars

Many of these initiatives have launched already, such as the Dubai Global Sukuk Centre, the Dubai Centre for Islamic Finance, the Global Islamic Economy Summit and Islamic Economy Award.

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UAE: ‘Dubai – World Capital of Islamic Economy’ initiative unveiled

| 06/10/2013 | Reply
UAE: ‘Dubai – World Capital of Islamic Economy’ initiative unveiled

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, today launched the ‘Dubai – Capital of Islamic Economy’ initiative.

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UAE: Dubai to get International Centre for Halal Products by 2014

| 05/10/2013 | Reply
UAE: Dubai to get International Centre for Halal Products by 2014

The Dubai Chamber and Thomson Reuters are also organising the Global Islamic Economy Summit being held on November 25-26, 2013. A team has been assigned to work on Islamic economy studies.

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UAE: Dubai close to launching Halal certification

| 02/10/2013 | Reply
UAE:  Dubai close to launching Halal certification

Islamic economic experts said a halal certification stemming from Dubai would have a greater effect on global halal trade than existing regulations, which have limited enforceability.

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Shekra gets crowdfunding for Arab SME’s off the ground

| 02/10/2013 | Reply
Shekra gets crowdfunding for Arab SME’s off the ground

INJAZ Al-Arab has signed an MoU with Shekra, a crowd funding solution in Egypt supporting startups education, legalities, funding, mentoring, and monitoring processes, to provide additional funding for MENA start-up companies through crowdfunding.

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UAE: Dubai official says more hotels becoming “alcohol-free”

| 01/10/2013 | Reply
UAE: Dubai official says more hotels becoming “alcohol-free”

Hotels are increasingly choosing to become alcohol-free zones in a bid to tap into the growing, and often lucrative, Islamic market, Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry president and CEO Hamad Buamim said.

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All set for Global Islamic Economy Summit

| 29/09/2013 | Reply
All set for Global Islamic Economy Summit

The much-anticipated Global Islamic Economy Summit, or GIES 2013, under patronage of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has captured the world’s attention on the possible blueprint of an Islamic economy.

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UAE aims to become regional food hub

| 27/09/2013 | Reply
UAE aims to become regional food hub

A UN agency said the UAE could soon become a regional food hub, even though the country is not a food producer by nature. This would be achieved through the implementation of ambitious policies.

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Opinion: Promoting the origination of Islamic Assets

| 23/09/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Promoting the origination of Islamic Assets

An exclusive interview with Yavar Moini, head of Islamic Finance at M Capital Group, a merchant banking group, and formerly ran Morgan Stanley’s global Islamic Finance business regarding ‘Dubai the Centre of Islamic Economy’.

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EU: Saudi group Almunajem mulls Doux investment in France

| 21/09/2013 | Reply
EU: Saudi group Almunajem mulls Doux investment in France

Saudi food distributor Almunajem is considering taking a stake in French poultry processor Doux, which is looking to exit administration within two months.

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Dubai: ‘Islamic Economy Award’ launch in November

| 21/09/2013 | Reply
Dubai:  ‘Islamic Economy Award’ launch in November

The launch of the “Islamic Economy Award” is part of the upcoming Global Islamic Economy Summit in Dubai in November, under directive of His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

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