Category: Regional news

Saudi Arabia set to become world’s biggest tech investor

| 19/10/2016 | Reply
Saudi Arabia set to become world’s biggest tech investor

The Kingdom is joining forces with Japan’s Softbank to create a giant $100 billion fund which could become a dominant player in the industry.

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Indonesia: Halal Draft Bill Shows No Sign of Completion

| 18/10/2016 | Reply
Indonesia: Halal Draft Bill Shows No Sign of Completion

The government regulation on the halal guarantee is nowhere near finalization as not many halal certificates are attached on pharmacy products.

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Brunei to help PH tap trillion dollar halal market

| 17/10/2016 | 1 Reply
Brunei to help PH tap trillion dollar halal market

The Philippines also seeks to revive the Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) initiative.

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Thailand: Developing halal cosmetics: now and in the future

| 17/10/2016 | Reply
Thailand: Developing halal cosmetics: now and in the future

The hottest topics in the personal care industry will be discussed at in-cosmetics Asia this year, and few are more on trend than halal products.

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Register now for World Halal Day in Croatia

| 17/10/2016 | 1 Reply
Register now for World Halal Day in Croatia

The online Congress registration for worlds first World Halal Day is already OPEN!

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Brazil Challenges Indonesia’s Halal Certification Policy

| 17/10/2016 | Reply
Brazil Challenges Indonesia’s Halal Certification Policy

Brazil has filed a complaint against Indonesia to the World Trade Organization, challenging Indonesia’s halal certification requirements for imported meat.

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GIES: HalalBooking.com wins the ‘Islamic Economy Award in Hospitality and Tourism 2016’

| 16/10/2016 | Reply
GIES: HalalBooking.com wins the ‘Islamic Economy Award in Hospitality and Tourism 2016’

The choice was based on formal, established criteria on HalalBooking.com for inventing its “precise total family pricing” feature.

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How Britain’s young Muslims are tapping into a £2 trillion market

| 16/10/2016 | Reply
How Britain’s young Muslims are tapping into a £2 trillion market

Generation M’s entrepreneurs are catering for an affluent group ignored by the big brands.

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World Halal Tourism Awards nominations extended

| 13/10/2016 | Reply
World Halal Tourism Awards nominations extended

The 2nd edition of World Halal Tourism Awards has extended its deadline of nomination until 21st October due to overwhelming requests received.

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GIES: UAE to set up the world’s first Sharia-compliant trade bank

| 13/10/2016 | 1 Reply
GIES: UAE to set up the world’s first Sharia-compliant trade bank

DIEDC are in discussions with the Central Bank of the UAE to obtain approval for a wholesale Islamic banking licence for the new entity.

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GIES: Halal food industry still far from realizing full potential

| 13/10/2016 | Reply
GIES: Halal food industry still far from realizing full potential

The halal food industry is still far from achieving its full potential and not leading in quality and profitable business, according to industry experts.

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US biggest beneficiary of global Muslim travel spend

| 13/10/2016 | Reply
US biggest beneficiary of global Muslim travel spend

The Muslim travel market accounted for US$145billion of total international tourism spend in 2015 and the US received a 24% share or almost $35 billion.

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GIES: Capitalise on Muslim population growth

| 13/10/2016 | Reply
GIES:  Capitalise on Muslim population growth

GIES with key messages – focus on innovation and technology and capitalise on the rapid Muslim population growth.

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GIES: Stakeholders in Islamic economy need to focus on start-ups

| 13/10/2016 | Reply
GIES: Stakeholders in Islamic economy need to focus on start-ups

There’s huge market potential in e-commerce, where only 1 per cent of commerce in Muslim countries is done online for the time being.

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GIES: Global Islamic Economy Summit 2016 witnesses launch of Awqaf International Organization

| 13/10/2016 | Reply
GIES: Global Islamic Economy Summit 2016 witnesses launch of Awqaf International Organization

The pioneering initiative is mandated to enhance the role of endowments in the development of societies worldwide.

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Innovation 4 Impact Competition: 5 finalists pitched innovations for Islamic digital economy

| 12/10/2016 | Reply
Innovation 4 Impact Competition: 5 finalists pitched innovations for Islamic digital economy

Innovation 4 Impact is designed to support Islamic digital entrepreneurs from around the world obtain mentorship, advice, investment and scale their business ventures.

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Swiss Halal regulations will not be strengthened

| 12/10/2016 | Reply
Swiss Halal regulations will not be strengthened

A Swiss parliamentary commission has ruled against a call for halal meat importers in Switzerland to be obliged to declare that the animal was slaughtered according to the Muslim rite.

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Indonesia: Halal Certification: A Blessing or a Curse for Industries?

| 12/10/2016 | Reply
Indonesia: Halal Certification: A Blessing or a Curse for Industries?

Key players in the food and beverages, cosmetics and pharmacy industries are questioning the efficacy of the government’s Halal Product Certification law.

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GIES: Hamdan bin Mohammed attends 3rd Global Islamic Economy Summit

| 12/10/2016 | 2 Replies
GIES: Hamdan bin Mohammed attends 3rd Global Islamic Economy Summit

The Summit attracted more than 3,000 delegates including leaders, decision makers, experts, and specialists from all sectors of the economy. The winners of the Islamic Economy Awards were announced.

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GIES: Sheikh Hamdan launches ‘My Salaam’ App and Portal

| 12/10/2016 | Reply
GIES: Sheikh Hamdan launches ‘My Salaam’ App and Portal

The digital platform seamlessly combines trending modest fashion stories with providing a marketplace outlet for Islamic products and services.

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