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Dubai approves new Islamic economy initiatives

| 21/04/2015 | Reply
Dubai approves new Islamic economy initiatives

Shaikh Hamdan approves the initiatives proposed by the board of the Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre.

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Australian companies remove kashrut certification symbols over Halal fears

| 21/04/2015 | Reply
Australian companies remove kashrut certification symbols over Halal fears

A number of companies in Australia have removed kosher certification symbols from their packaging due to pushback over Halal certification.

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GCC: Agthia welcomes partnerships with Asian food and beverage brands

| 21/04/2015
GCC: Agthia welcomes partnerships with Asian food and beverage brands

Through partnerships, Agthia welcomes Asia’s top food and beverage groups interested in penetrating the UAE market.

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Indonesia’s beauty market among ‘new growth hot spots’

| 21/04/2015 | Reply
Indonesia’s beauty market among ‘new growth hot spots’

With emerging markets slowing down, attention has turned to core businesses and untapped markets such as Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey.

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USA:  17th Int’l Halal Food Conference Calls for a Unified Halal Standard

| 21/04/2015 | Reply
USA:  17th Int’l Halal Food Conference Calls for a Unified Halal Standard

Panelists described their experiences and recommendations to achieve a unified standard and accreditation system.

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UKIP changes tack on non-stun slaughter

| 20/04/2015 | Reply
UKIP changes tack on non-stun slaughter

After backing down from plans to ban non-stun slaughter, UKIP’s new election manifesto supports continuation of the slaughter method.

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Opinion: Zilzar – Consumerism with Integrity

| 19/04/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Zilzar – Consumerism with Integrity

Youth lead the emerging Muslim consumerism as they identify with faith-based spiritual values and, concurrently, want the “secular” benefits.

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South Korea: Food industry cluster to model creative economy

| 19/04/2015 | Reply
South Korea: Food industry cluster to model creative economy

Korea wants to develop the planned food industry cluster in the southwestern region into a role model of the “creative economy,” a concept promoted by President Park Geun-hye.

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Canada eyes UAE to boost retail, agriculture, oil sectors

| 19/04/2015 | Reply
Canada eyes UAE to boost retail, agriculture, oil sectors

There is significant opportunity for Canadian exports of beef, seafood, and speciality food products such as organics and gluten-free in the UAE grocery retail industry.

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Riyadh travel show draws 15,000 visitors

| 19/04/2015 | Reply
Riyadh travel show draws 15,000 visitors

The seventh edition of Riyadh Travel Fair (RTF 2015), which attracted a huge turnout of visitors estimated to be more than 15,000, concluded successfully on Friday. The total recorded number of visitors at RTF2014 was 13,678. Around 500 exhibitors from 50 countries displayed their products and services at the show. Tourism ministries and boards from […]

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Pakistan: Depilex owner launches ‘halal’ makeup range

| 19/04/2015 | Reply
Pakistan: Depilex owner launches ‘halal’ makeup range

Pakistani women are becoming increasingly choosy about their cosmetics, opting for products that do not conflict with their faith.

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Some Banks Win, Some Lose In Dubai’s “Islamic Economy”

| 19/04/2015 | Reply
Some Banks Win, Some Lose In Dubai’s “Islamic Economy”

Dubai’s drive to develop its Islamic finance sector is fuelling growth of sharia-compliant banking but the benefits are unevenly distributed.

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Opinion: The Next 1.7 Billion Consumers; Selling To The Muslim World

| 18/04/2015 | Reply
Opinion: The Next 1.7 Billion Consumers; Selling To The Muslim World

You have a strategy for China, India, and perhaps even Africa. But what’s next ? What’s the next big consumer play?

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Opinion: Halal – know your market!

| 17/04/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Halal – know your market!

Why the issue of harmonising halal standards is complex and how the industry can learn from the New Zealand system.

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OIC Stresses Need For Sole Regulator Of Halal Certification

| 16/04/2015 | Reply
OIC Stresses Need For Sole Regulator Of Halal Certification

OIC Secretary-General Tan Sri Iyad Ameen Madani has stressed the need for having one regulatory body for Halal certification led by the OIC through SMIIC.

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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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Saudi Arabia: Food, Hotel & Hospitality Exhibition 2015 kicks off

| 14/04/2015 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Food, Hotel & Hospitality Exhibition 2015 kicks off

The exhibition gathers more than 350 local and international companies. It will also host the 8th Exhibition of Agribusiness Industries of the OIC member states.

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UK: Halal franchise butcher’s opens new store

| 14/04/2015 | Reply
UK: Halal franchise butcher’s opens new store

Tariq Halal sell a large selection of halal meat products, ranging from fresh, frozen, offal, marinated and chilled.

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Philippines: IDCP sets standards on Halal certifications

| 14/04/2015 | Reply
Philippines: IDCP sets standards on Halal certifications

The Islamic Da’wah Council of the Philippines (IDCP) is a federation of more than 90 Muslim religious organizations in the Philippines.

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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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