Category: Research

The Rise of the Muslim Middle Classes

| 30/11/2017 | Reply
The Rise of the Muslim Middle Classes

“So if we ask what the future is going to look like in this new middle-class world, it’s going to be Muslim, it’s going to be female, and it’s going to be urban.”

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UAE: Problem of plenty: Steep decline in UAE restaurant sales expected

| 30/11/2017 | Reply
UAE: Problem of plenty: Steep decline in UAE restaurant sales expected

This is important, especially with the introduction of value-added tax in 2018, which will see all meals increase in price by 5 per cent.

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EU: ‘Ban on kosher meat forces choice between Belgium and religion’

| 30/11/2017 | Reply
EU: ‘Ban on kosher meat forces choice between Belgium and religion’

The umbrella group representing French-speaking Jewish communities in Belgium filed an appeal with a federal court against a regional ban on the production of kosher and halal meat.

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UAE receives first shipment of fresh halal meat from Pakistan

| 29/11/2017 | Reply
UAE receives first shipment of fresh halal meat from Pakistan

UAE and Pakistani businessmen signed deals worth nearly $200 million during the Expo Pakistan 2017 which was held in Karachi on November 9-12.

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Opinion: Global Halal food sector set to boom as market grows

| 28/11/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Global Halal food sector set to boom as market grows

Established players are expanding at home and abroad through franchising and multinationals have also made major investments in Muslim-majority markets.

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Hamdan Bin Mohammad honours winners of 5th Islamic Economy award

| 28/11/2017 | Reply
Hamdan Bin Mohammad honours winners of 5th Islamic Economy award

The winners were felicitated at a special ceremony held under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

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UAE leads key sectors in global Islamic economy

| 28/11/2017 | Reply
UAE leads key sectors in global Islamic economy

The Global Islamic Economy Indicator for this year evaluated the health of the Islamic economy ecosystem across more than 73 countries, based on equally weighted key metric categories.

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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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