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Category: Middle East & Africa

UAE: Media communication strategies to be analyzed

| 06/02/2012 | Reply
UAE: Media communication strategies to be analyzed

A Communication Forum, the first of its kind in Sharjah, will seek to benchmark the emirate’s government communication standards against global best practices and examine ways for infusing fresh methodologies into the communication mechanism among government departments in Sharjah.

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Pakistan is emerging as a global leader of Islamic Microfinance

| 01/02/2012 | Reply
Pakistan is emerging as a global leader of Islamic Microfinance

At the international summit on Islamic Microfinance being held in Istanbul, it was said that due to the failure of the conventional financial system, many countries in the world are adapting the Islamic microfinance system for poverty alleviation through which not only poverty will be eradicated but also a sustained economy shall come into being in these countries.

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UAE: Processed foods ‘claim 50pc of F&B market’

| 01/02/2012 | Reply
UAE: Processed foods ‘claim 50pc of F&B market’

Demand for processed food is growing rapidly across all food and beverage categories in the Middle East, and accounts for 50 per cent of the food market in the region, say the organisers of Gulfood in Dubai.

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Contemporary art show in Saudi Arabia could herald a new movement

| 31/01/2012 | Reply
Contemporary art show in Saudi Arabia could herald a new movement

Usually it is the job of an art historian to pinpoint when an art movement begins. But last month, on the west coast of Saudi Arabia, the overwhelming feeling among visitors to a ground-breaking exhibition of Saudi contemporary art was that they had witnessed the birth of something new.

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UAE unveils new treatment for blocked heart arteries

| 31/01/2012 | Reply
UAE unveils new treatment for blocked heart arteries

UAE residents suffer from heart problems a decade younger than the world average, surgeons said, citing smoking, eating junk food and lack of exercise, as the contributing factors.

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UAE: SouqExtra! Ewan Center Embraces New Retail Trend

| 27/01/2012 | Reply
UAE: SouqExtra! Ewan Center Embraces New Retail Trend

SouqExtra!, the national chain of community supercenters, has experienced a 48 percent increase in daily footfall corresponding to the positive reception of its concept by the local retail community and the confident outlook for the UAE retail sector.

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Saudi Arabia to probe delay of tests on imported food

| 27/01/2012 | Reply
Saudi Arabia to probe delay of tests on imported food

The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) plans to launch an investigation into the delay of some of its laboratories in completing tests on food products coming into the country, Saudi Gazette has reported. The move follows complaints from a number of businessmen and importers that their perishable products expire while the tests are still being done.

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UAE: Marketing Survey Suggests that UAE Residents Eat Out 11 Times a Week

| 27/01/2012 | Reply
UAE: Marketing Survey Suggests that UAE Residents Eat Out 11 Times a Week

This latest report was commissioned by LivingSocial as part of its ongoing efforts to discover and share information about local social trends. The survey itself was based on the dining habits provided by 1,131 residents.

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Crescentrating Top 10 Halal Food Blogs/Sites

| 19/01/2012 | Reply
Crescentrating Top 10 Halal Food Blogs/Sites

These 10 food blogs/ sites, out of thousands of pages which discuss the latest culinary concoctions and techniques, share great recipes and reviews so that everyone can attempt to master the art of cooking and suggest various Halal food products for consumers worldwide.

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UAE: Al Islami Foods voted super brand for fifth time

| 16/01/2012 | Reply
UAE: Al Islami Foods voted super brand for fifth time

Al Islami Foods, one of the top real halal food brands in the Middle East, has been included as super brand of the year 2012 by the Superbrands Council of UAE. Al Islami is the only food company to receive this honor for the fifth time, thus proving to be one of UAE’s strongest home-grown brand.

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Rise in Muslim population opens business avenues in Kenya

| 13/01/2012 | Reply
Rise in Muslim population opens business avenues in Kenya

A surge in population of Muslims in Kenya has seen many businesses repackage their products to conform to Halal standards to win more buyers. Majority of businesses in the East African nation are making products with Halal specifications in an attempt to appeal to a rising Muslim community.

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Malaysia ranked top Halal friendly holiday destination

| 12/01/2012 | Reply
Malaysia ranked top Halal friendly holiday destination

Crescentrating.com, a travel portal for Halal-conscious Muslim travellers, said that Malaysia was placed on the top spot because it has much to offer to Muslim travellers. Second was Egypt, followed by Turkey, Indonesia, United Arab Emirates, Morocco, Tunisia, Jordan, Brunei and Qatar, according to the survey conducted by the portal.

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Oman: A’Saffa Foods – New Identity, New Brands

| 10/01/2012 | Reply
Oman: A’Saffa Foods – New Identity, New Brands

A’Saffa Foods, one of the Sultanate’s largest producers of poultry products has changed its name from A’Saffa Poultry to A’Saffa Foods to facilitate its plans to diversify and expand their range of Halal and 100 per cent healthy and tasty food products into new markets.

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Dubai: Corruption rife in Dubai hotel F&B supply chain

| 10/01/2012 | Reply
Dubai: Corruption rife in Dubai hotel F&B supply chain

Bribery in the sale of poor-quality food and beverage products to hotels in Dubai is common, industry sources have told Hotelier Middle East. They reported that the head chef and the butcher at the Burj Al Arab were being tried in court for taking kickbacks of nearly AED 900,000 in return for buying poor-quality food at inflated prices from four suppliers.

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India: ‘Kashmir ideally suited for Saudi tourists’

| 08/01/2012 | Reply
India: ‘Kashmir ideally suited for Saudi tourists’

A high-level delegation of tourism and culture ministers, government officials, bureaucrats, airline operators and tourism experts from different states of India is currently visiting the Kingdom to familiarize Saudis with all that “Incredible India” has to offer.

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Opinion: Is Islamic Finance ready for more standardisation?

| 02/01/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Is Islamic Finance ready for more standardisation?

One Islamic Finance consultant based in Dubai blames some banks for not operating in an Islamic way at all but “running a Shariah-bank with a conventional window”. Other professionals are outraged that some financial firms try to develop Islamic derivatives or even Islamic hedge funds despite the fact that Shariah bans interest, short-selling and speculation.

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Brazil company to expand ME chicken exports

| 29/12/2011 | Reply
Brazil company to expand ME chicken exports

The endeavour is aligned with the growing Brazilian poultry exportation to the region, a statement from the company said. The total Brazilian poultry production reached 13 million tons in 2011, almost 6.9 percent increase from 2010.

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Egypt: Egyptian tourism workers reject proposal for halal tourism

| 29/12/2011 | Reply
Egypt: Egyptian tourism workers reject proposal for halal tourism

Egyptians in the tourism sector are worried that proposals by Salafi political leaders advocating halal tourism would hurt a sector that is already in decline following the wave of political protests this year.

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Arab world needs $144bn to meet food needs

| 23/12/2011 | Reply
Arab world needs $144bn to meet food needs

Arab countries need to invest $144 billion in agriculture between now and 2030 to meet the demand for food for their growing populations, said an Arab official.

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South Africa: MJC pulls Orion certification

| 22/12/2011 | Reply
South Africa: MJC pulls Orion certification

EXCLUSIVE – Following an “in-depth” investigation in the wake of a halal scandal that saw imported products – including pork – being deliberately relabelled and sold as fit for Muslim consumption, the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) on Tuesday withdrew its registration and cancelled all halal certification of Orion Cold Storage.

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