Category: Research

Opinion: Islamic economy on growth path as consumer demand rises

| 28/11/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Islamic economy on growth path as consumer demand rises

The Islamic economy is on a robust growth trajectory worldwide, according to the State of the Global Islamic Economy Report 2017-2018.

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Qatar to host ‘World Halal Day 2018’

| 28/11/2017 | Reply
Qatar to host ‘World Halal Day 2018’

The conference has the following objectives, ‘Food for All’, ‘United against Hunger’, ‘Preserve the Nature’, and ‘Striving to Build a One Human Community’.

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Malaysia: China’s e-commerce WBL 312 platform to boost halal trade

| 27/11/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: China’s e-commerce WBL 312 platform to boost halal trade

WBL 312, an e-commerce platform, established by Zhongrun Huatong and Tencent Holdings Ltd, is the first fully implemented halal traceability system in the world.

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Opinion: The rise and rise of ‘Halal’ business

| 27/11/2017 | Reply
Opinion: The rise and rise of ‘Halal’ business

Kerim Ture established Modanisa to sell his products. It attracts 100 million visitors annually, has customers in 120 countries, and has no shortage of manufacturers willing to work with it.

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Turkey: Qatar Economy minister calls for joint Islamic market

| 25/11/2017 | Reply
Turkey: Qatar Economy minister calls for joint Islamic market

The minister said that the meeting was taking place at a time of risky geopolitical climate and regional developments that require Islamic countries to unite and enhance trade and investment ties.

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Malaysia’s chicken producers must team up to boost production and exports

| 25/11/2017 | Reply
Malaysia’s chicken producers must team up to boost production and exports

Malaysia is a net exporter of chicken, churning 1.5 million chickens a day worth RM10 billion a year, but only 7 per cent is exported.

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Muslims care more about Halal food than Halal income, says Malaysian minister

| 25/11/2017 | Reply
Muslims care more about Halal food than Halal income, says Malaysian minister

“The concern over halal food and halal labels is paramount. But the similar concerns may not be true when it comes to where the money comes from to buy that halal food,” Dusuki said.

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Turkey seeks to get $400B share in global halal sector

| 21/11/2017 | Reply
Turkey seeks to get $400B share in global halal sector

“With our government’s policies and the efforts of the private sector, we can raise our share of the global halal market to 10 percent — $400 billion in a short period of time.”

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Indonesian businesses prepare for the worst as they face up to universal Halal law

| 21/11/2017 | Reply
Indonesian businesses prepare for the worst as they face up to universal Halal law

It is poised to cover a wide range of consumer goods from food and beverages to textiles, which must all be certified Halal by the time the Act is introduced in 2019.

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Turkey to issue halal visa, become approval center for world halal market

| 21/11/2017 | Reply
Turkey to issue halal visa, become approval center for world halal market

Halal Accreditation Authority (HAK), which was established last month, will be launched at the OIC Halal Expo and World Halal Summit 23-25 November 2017 in Istanbul.

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Malaysia: ‘Halal’ is not just a about food

| 19/11/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: ‘Halal’ is not just a about food

Datuk Seri Jamil Bidin, Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC) chief executive officer, said that most countries had only just begun or have yet to go beyond the food industry.

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Malaysia to lead the way in unifying halal standards

| 19/11/2017 | Reply
Malaysia to lead the way in unifying halal standards

Keeping up with all these standards from multinational certification bodies might be a major challenge but the emphasis should be put on ways to further develop the industry.

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UK: Non-stun halal abattoirs far more likely to break animal welfare rules

| 18/11/2017 | Reply
UK: Non-stun halal abattoirs far more likely to break animal welfare rules

Leading vets last night called for an investigation into why non-stun halal abattoirs had a much higher rate of welfare violations.

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Cape Town first-ever Halal Conference leads to $6 million worth of business deals

| 16/11/2017 | Reply
Cape Town first-ever Halal Conference leads to $6 million worth of business deals

This will assist in the long-term vision of establishing Cape Town as the Halal Hub for Africa that will include opportunities for trade, tourism and investment in the Western Cape.

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Opinion: New Indonesian halal law seen disrupting business, hurting SMEs

| 15/11/2017 | Reply
Opinion: New Indonesian halal law seen disrupting business, hurting SMEs

The changes will affect potentially hundreds of billions of dollars on consumer products. Even the agency’s newly minted director, Dr Sukoso, and his staff of 45, admit they face a steep curve.

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UAE to sign halal MOU with Philippines before year-end

| 14/11/2017 | Reply
UAE to sign halal MOU with Philippines before year-end

ESMA in the UAE and Philippines are expected to sign a memorandum of understanding before year end that will create a government agency back home authorized to certify halal products for the Emirates.

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UK: Mandatory CCTV in abattoirs to be introduced in 2018

| 13/11/2017 | Reply
UK: Mandatory CCTV in abattoirs to be introduced in 2018

Legislation is expected to be introduced in the New Year, and come into force in the Spring, with all slaughterhouses required to comply following an adjustment period of up to 6 months.

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Opinion: Stunning – Putting Profit Above all Else

| 11/11/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Stunning – Putting Profit Above all Else

Although this reasoning seems intuitive, there is no scientific consensus to suggest that slaughter without stunning is any more painful for animals than slaughter involving stunning.

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Indonesia: YPHI Encourages Government to Immediately Issue BPJPH Implementation Rules

| 06/11/2017 | Reply
Indonesia: YPHI Encourages Government to Immediately Issue BPJPH Implementation Rules

The head of the Indonesian Halal Products Foundation (YPHI) Yanis Musdja said the challenge faced by the newly built body is very complex.

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Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre – 5th Islamic Economy Award in November 2017

| 05/11/2017 | Reply
Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre – 5th Islamic Economy Award in November 2017

DIEDC is gearing up to host the fifth Islamic Economy Award on 27 November, 2017 under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

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