Friday, January 18, 2019

Business, Banking & Finance

Oman’s Al Yusr finances Movenpick Hotel

MUSCAT: Al Yusr, the Islamic Banking Window of Oman Arab Bank (OAB), recently hosted the signing ceremony for the financing of the 4-star Movenpick hotel – Bowsher; a step that will boost Islamic banking finance […]



Halal cuisine has blossomed around Sacramento

SACRAMENTO: Stockton Boulevard is better known for pho than falafel, so it might be a surprise to find that a onetime Orange Freeze stand has reopened as the halal gyro joint Orange Oven.  Ateeq Rahman, […]


Halal sparkling grape to hit UAE shelves

DUBAI: Pearl’s Vignes de France is launching a premium grape based sparkling beverage made with grape juice and infused with carbon bubbles, in the Middle East. The beverage is sparkling, 100% natural, alcohol free, and […]


Halal Japanese Restaurant Origami Asakusa opens in Tokyo

TOKYO: Leading Japanese hospitality company Fujita Kanko Inc. has opened Origami Asakusa, a halal Japanese restaurant in Asakusa, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Tokyo. According to the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO), the […]


Indomie served in Milan halal restaurant

JAKARTA: Indomie, the popular Indonesian instant noodle, is now available at a halal fast food restaurant in Milan, Italy. According to Antara, Ckn & Ckn owner Osama is an Egyptian who has been living in […]



Rising to the call for action for Halal

JAKARTA: Embracing the increasing global movement towards a Halal-based economy, Management and Science University (MSU) takes a lead into Halal research, consultancy, training, and products, undertaking the development and promotion of all matters pertaining to […]

Regulatory agencies

Turkey passes halal accreditation agency law

ANKARA: Turkey’s parliament has approved a law for establishing the country’s first halal accreditation agency, Anadolu news agency reported. Under the law, the Halal Accreditation Institution (HAK) will have the sole authority for certifying and accrediting halal products — goods [...]

Philippines joins International Halal accreditation body

MANILA: The Philippines has gained membership to the International Halal Accreditation Forum (IHAF), a development seen to further spur the local halal industry by strengthening trade between the Philippines and other member countries. The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) [...]