Category: Development Projects

UAE: Nestle to open factory in UAE

| 25/06/2015 | Reply
UAE: Nestle to open factory in UAE

This is coming at a very strategic time with the new Halal regulations coming into place in the UAE, and closer monitoring of Halal certification of products.

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UAE: From film to fashion, Dubai bids to be creative capital for Arab world

| 14/04/2015 | Reply
UAE: From film to fashion, Dubai bids to be creative capital for Arab world

Move over, Cairo, Beirut and Casablanca. Dubai is launching a drive to become one of the Arab world’s top centres for art, design, film and fashion – areas that have traditionally been dominated by old Arab cities outside the Gulf.

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UK: Brunei’s halal industry centre targets Midland businesses

| 14/04/2015 | Reply
UK:  Brunei’s halal industry centre targets Midland businesses

Midland businesses in the food, pharmaceutical and fast-growing biotech sectors are being urged to explore opportunities in Brunei.

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Malaysia: Minister officiates agreement boosting SA Halal food hub

| 09/04/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: Minister officiates agreement boosting SA Halal food hub

The Western Cape Fine Food Initiative and the Malaysian Industry Government Group for High Technology will sign agreement between the halal industries of the two countries.

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Philippines: New pact inked for halal industry

| 07/03/2015 | Reply
Philippines: New pact inked for halal industry

NCMF shall declare ZamboEcozone as the “centre of halal industry in the Philippines” while the latter shall appropriate a fully integrated and contained 100-hectare zone exclusively for halal.

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Plilippines: 17 potential locators considering Zamboanga economic zone

| 19/01/2015 | Reply
Plilippines: 17 potential locators considering Zamboanga economic zone

Zamboecozone is aiming to increase its dealings with food processors who follow the Halal standard, and developing as a transshipment area for their products, and intends to position itself as the center of Halal industries in the Philippines.

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UAE: Dubai closer to becoming Islamic finance hub

| 30/12/2014 | Reply
UAE: Dubai closer to becoming Islamic finance hub

Seven “pillars” need to be built: Islamic finance; the halal industry; tourism; digital infrastructure; arts; knowledge; and standardisation.

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Malaysia: IRDA eyeing untapped halal market

| 29/10/2014 | Reply
Malaysia: IRDA eyeing untapped halal market

ISKANDAR Regional Development Authority (IRDA) is looking to secure a significant chunk of the untapped halal market that promises to have multiplier effects in Iskandar Malaysia.

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Malaysia: Concern over Labuan’s RM86m Halal Hub

| 26/09/2014 | Reply
Malaysia: Concern over Labuan’s RM86m Halal Hub

The Halal Distributing Hub is being increasingly viewed as a “mega economic investment flop” since it had failed to make a single export to domestic or local market.

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Brunei: China emerges as new market for Brunei halal products

| 18/09/2014 | Reply
Brunei: China emerges as new market for Brunei halal products

The Brunei Halal brand has so far focused on marketing its products to profitable European markets, but is slowly setting its sights on East Asia.

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UK: Humber halal hub a step closer

| 11/09/2014 | Reply
UK: Humber halal hub a step closer

A multi-million pound halal factory and business hub in the Humber has moved a step closer with the signing of a deal between East Yorkshire and Malaysia.

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Spain interested in developing Halal Industry

| 08/09/2014 | Reply
Spain interested in developing Halal Industry

Spain is interested in engaging more Muslim countries in business and trade especially in the Halal food sector, bolstered by its strong agriculture industry.

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Malaysia: Jakim Ready To Activate Halal Research Centre

| 05/09/2014 | Reply
Malaysia:  Jakim Ready To Activate Halal Research Centre

The Islamic Development Department is ready to conduct halal research in Enstek, Sepang with a development of the new Halal Research Centre in January 2015.

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UK: Halal food park opens in Birmingham

| 25/04/2014 | Reply
UK: Halal food park opens in Birmingham

It will have the name First Halal Business Park, with JKY Food Solutions, Asia Halal Meat and Asia Halal Poultry on site – with more due to move in in coming months.

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UAE: ICD and Emirates Future sign MoU on halal food industry

| 10/04/2014 | Reply
UAE: ICD and Emirates Future sign MoU on halal food industry

ICD and EF would like to establish a strategic partnership in order to strengthen the system of food security in the Islamic World and developing the halal food industry in the world.

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ASEAN links rising but 2015 integration hard

| 25/03/2014 | 1 Reply
ASEAN links rising but 2015 integration hard

Southeast Asia is unlikely to hit a target of integrating its 10 economies by 2015, but the group has much potential to be a trading hub for Asia.

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UAE: Dubai Industrial City adds 158 new companies in 2013

| 19/03/2014 | Reply
UAE: Dubai Industrial City adds 158 new companies in 2013

Dubai Industrial City also includes the newly established Halal Cluster to support Dubai’s ambition to become the global capital of the Islamic economy.

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UAE: Dubai sets sights on halal zones

| 27/02/2014 | Reply
UAE: Dubai sets sights on halal zones

“Given the latent demand, the potential market for halal products and services is huge and will continue to grow,” said Essa Kazim, secretary general of DIEDC.

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UAE: Halal cluster launched at Dubai Industrial City

| 23/02/2014 | Reply
UAE: Halal cluster launched at Dubai Industrial City

The cluster is launched in collaboration with the Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre, Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology, and Dubai Municipality.

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Iskandar Malaysia has attracted about RM131 billion of investment

| 22/01/2014 | Reply
Iskandar Malaysia  has attracted about RM131 billion of investment

Iskandar Malaysia has attracted about RM131 billion of investment as at December 2013 since the economic corridor was established in 2006.

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