Dubai: The Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC) has signed an agreement with Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading provider of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, to develop a global Islamic economy portal.

The portal will serve as a pioneering initiative for the Islamic digital economy and a global reference for the emerging Islamic economy sector. Targeting institutional as well as retail users, the portal will include sections on finance, food, tourism, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, fashion, media/recreation, health care, and education.

The portal will have two user propositions targeting professionals and retail users. The portal dedicated for retail consumers will focus on being the “one-stop” resource for Muslim users to engage and make informed economic decisions, providing them with the ability to search, review and rate businesses. The portal dedicated for professionals will provide aggregated sector information, products, profiles of companies and institutions, news, fatwas, regulations, standard setters and certification bodies, and technical consultants.