Category: Finance & Investment

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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Uniting Islamic Finance and Halal at Conferences

| 29/07/2013 | Reply
Uniting Islamic Finance and Halal at Conferences

One of the interesting developments in the Islamic finance conferencing arena has been the introduction of topical issues from the $2.1 trillion halal industry.

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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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Asian Firms To Take Centrestage At 9th WIEF In London

| 25/07/2013 | Reply
Asian Firms To Take Centrestage At 9th WIEF In London

Entitled ‘Changing World, New Relationships’, the 9th WIEF will be held on Oct 29-31, 2013 at Excel London, United Kingdom, and is the first time the event will meet outside the Muslim world.

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Halal and Islamic Finance – a new horizon of opportunity

| 24/07/2013 | 1 Reply
Halal and Islamic Finance – a new horizon of opportunity

Rushdi Siddiqui, Founder of Azka Capital gives an interview on Amilin TV about the significance of the convergence of the Halal Food sector with Islamic Finance. A short and lucid explanation of the tip of what is a very big iceberg from someone who has glimpsed the part under the water.

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UK: Halal wholesale business turns to franchise shops

| 15/07/2013 | 1 Reply
UK: Halal wholesale business turns to franchise shops

The family-run business is set to open five franchise shops by the end of the year, all expecting a turnover of around £50,000 per week. Tariq Sheikh is a well-known figure in the halal industry and currently runs the business.

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Opinion: United Halal-Islamic finance sector to build USD4trn empire

| 09/07/2013 | Reply
Opinion: United Halal-Islamic finance sector to build USD4trn empire

An interview with Rushdi Siddiqui who has launched Azka Capital, a private equity advisory firm focused on halal industry initiatives with Islamic financing. He believes these industries have much in common, but hardly communicate with each other.

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Job creation should be the top policy priority in the Arab region

| 08/07/2013 | Reply
Job creation should be the top policy priority in the Arab region

It is clear that new financing channels and mechanisms need to be established and fostered to fill the funding void facing SMEs. Middle East SMEs are not only significant contributors to GDP but also account for the majority of private sector employment.

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Saudi Arabia: Almarai Quarterly Profit Rises 5% as Dairy, Juice Sales Climb

| 07/07/2013 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Almarai Quarterly Profit Rises 5% as Dairy, Juice Sales Climb

Almarai, Saudi Arabia’s largest food producer, said in April it raised 1.3 billion riyals ($347 million) from the private placement of Islamic bonds with investors in the kingdom. The sale was part of a 2.3 billion-riyal sukuk program it set up last year.

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UK to be first non-Muslim country to host Islamic Economic Forum

| 06/07/2013 | Reply
UK to be first non-Muslim country to host Islamic Economic Forum

London will host the ninth World Islamic Economic Forum in October, the first time that the event will be held outside of a Muslim country, as the British capital looks to become a global hub for Sharia finance.

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UAE: Open-skies deals with UAE, Qatar and New Zealand

| 03/07/2013 | Reply
UAE: Open-skies deals with UAE, Qatar and New Zealand

New open-skies deals with the UAE, Qatar and Kuwait underpin a five-year strategy by New Zealand to strengthen trade, investment and partnerships with GCC countries.

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UAE: Abu Dhabi’s Gulf Capital acquires Chef Middle East

| 03/07/2013 | Reply
UAE: Abu Dhabi’s Gulf Capital acquires Chef Middle East

The company represents some of the best high-end global brands and world-class customers from around the region. It boasts first-class operations and facilities, servicing more than 1,000 customers in the UAE, Qatar and Oman.

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UAE: Al Islami announces Dhs100m processed food facility in Dubai

| 30/06/2013 | Reply
UAE: Al Islami announces Dhs100m processed food facility in Dubai

Al Islami Foods announced that it will soon establish a new state-of-the-art food processing facility at an investment of Dhs100m, to meet the increasing regional demands for high-quality halal food products.

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Opinion: Key areas in Islamic Finance and the Halal Industry

| 29/06/2013 | 1 Reply
Opinion: Key areas in Islamic Finance and the Halal Industry

Islamic Finance and the Halal Industry need to be part of the everyday conversation in Malaysia. The 20% of Malaysian Islamic banking assets is a solid foundation for building the next 20% in half the time.

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Opinion: Uniting Islamic Finance and Halal at conferences

| 19/06/2013 | 1 Reply
Opinion: Uniting Islamic Finance and Halal at conferences

One of the interesting developments in the Islamic finance conferencing arena has been the introduction of topical issues from the $2.1 trillion Halal industry. Is it because there is no ‘new new’ in Islamic finance?

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Dubai Exports promotes Dubai’s expertise in Islamic economy to Canadian firms

| 16/06/2013 | Reply
Dubai Exports promotes Dubai’s expertise in Islamic economy to Canadian firms

The seminars were part of Dubai Exports’ activities to promote the service sector in the emirate to global markets and follow on from similar activities conducted in Australia, Indonesia, France and Germany.

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Malaysia: Utilise Tekun Nasional Loans To Produce More Halal Food Products

| 14/06/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: Utilise Tekun Nasional Loans To Produce More Halal Food Products

Entrepreneurs involved in the production of Agro-based products must take advantage of loans and facilities offered by Tekun Nasional to increase their production of halal food products says Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister.

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UAE- Islamic Economy Higher Committee tackles plans

| 10/06/2013 | Reply
UAE- Islamic Economy Higher Committee tackles plans

The initiative to transform Dubai into the world’s capital of the Islamic economy is progressing steadily with confidence towards the goals as scheduled.

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Malaysia: Sarawak to receive high-level Qatari delegation

| 10/06/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: Sarawak to receive high-level Qatari delegation

This week, Sarawak gets put into the spotlight as business titans from Qatar representing institutional investment bodies, halal food industries and Islamic finance descend upon Kuching.

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Opinion: The Halal economy

| 02/06/2013 | Reply
Opinion: The Halal economy

The Islamic economy used to be thought of as exclusively associated with financial institutions implementing systems and laws that adhere to Islamic Shari’a law. The concept, however, gradually developed to include other sectors.

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