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Transportation from port to the retailer/buyer, how are the boxes placed: dedicated trucks for halal? Mixed with non-halal product boxes?
November 18, 2014 - 20:02 GMT
The halal industry and the certification bodies seem to have missed the boat on cross contamination challenges for halal certified products

August 17, 2014

Jewelry remains the biggest component of gold demand, representing more than half of all demand at 510 tons.
04:55 GMT

Global jewelry demand, which represents more than half of total global demand, was unsurprisingly down 30 percent year-on-year to 510 tons.

August 14, 2014

Dell Precision Tower 5810
10:16 GMT
(press release)

Dell announced new mainstream and performance tower and rack workstations, the Dell Precision Tower 5810, Tower 7810, Tower 7910, and Rack 7910.

Rabih Dabboussi, General Manager for Cisco UAE
05:25 GMT
(press release)

Cisco announced today it will showcase its world-class Smart and Connected Communities (S+CC) technology solutions, aligning with the Dubai Smart City goals, at GITEX Technology Week 2014.

August 12, 2014

Advanced economies, represented by the US, Europe and Japan, have imported goods at the fastest rate in more than two years in the last three months.
15:29 GMT

Advanced economies, represented by the US, Europe and Japan, have imported goods at the fastest rate in more than two years in the last three months.

Samsung Galaxy Tab
10:29 GMT
(press release)

Samsung Electronics is offering students across the UAE a chance to win up to $10,000 in tuition fees, as well as an instant 10 percent discount on select tablets.

August 11, 2014

Dubai-based brokerage Arqaam Capital last year valued OSN at $4.3 billion.
04:55 GMT

The TV company has operations across Mena, and posted earnings of 139.5 million dinars ($494 million) in 2013.

August 10, 2014

In 2007, Hyundai Engineering & Construction and Doosan Engineering won the 1.8 billion dinar ($1.5 billion) contract to build and operate the power plant,
00:12 GMT

Libya is facing the worst violence since the fall of former ruler Muammar Gaddafi three years ago

P1510 TCO projector
09:51 GMT
(press release)

Acer is proud to announce that two of its products, namely the P1383W TCO and the P1510 TCO projectors, have been awarded the TCO Certification by TCO Development.

August 8, 2014

Ezz is the former chairman of Ezz Steel and has a 55 percent stake in EZDK, the largest steel complex in the Middle East.
20:30 GMT

Over the last three years, Ezz has received cumulative sentences of 60 years in prison, but his appeals have all been accepted and he is currently facing retrials.

August 7, 2014

The 2016 Olympic Games will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, while Tokyo, Japan won the rights to host the 2020 games.
14:47 GMT

Dubai is planning to submit a bid to host the Olympic Games within the next few years, a senior official has said.

August 6, 2014


Infiniti’s strong line-up of SUVs contributed to over 67 percent of total sales volume, with QX60 and QX70 remaining Infiniti’s core models.
23:13 GMT

Infiniti announced that its sales figures have increased to 1,524 units across the Middle East in the first quarter of Financial Year 2014

Acer Extensa 15 notebook
07:38 GMT
(press release)

Acer announced the Acer Extensa 15 notebook series designed to meet the essential needs of professional users, SMB and SOHO users looking for portability, productivity, and efficiency.

August 5, 2014

Samsung’s new smart signage display, the QMD Series
06:41 GMT
(press release)

Samsung, a leader in digital media and convergence technologies, is tackling the rising global demand for Commercial Displays with its new ultra-high-definition (UHD) Smart Signage Displays.

August 4, 2014

With regard to brands, Chevrolet topped the list of sold cars marking around 5,300 in sales in June compared to 3,500 sold units in the same month last year
04:55 GMT

The sales of passenger cars segment in June witnessed a 53% increase compared to June 2013, whilst truck sales surged 73%.

Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi sat down with the Minister of Supply and Internal Trade Khaled Hanafy to study the possibility of implementing three “major” investment projects.
04:55 GMT

The first project discussed was the establishment of the first factory for wheat and grain storage in Egypt.