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UAE: ‘Dubai – World Capital of Islamic Economy’ initiative unveiled

| 06/10/2013 | Reply
UAE: ‘Dubai – World Capital of Islamic Economy’ initiative unveiled

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, today launched the ‘Dubai – Capital of Islamic Economy’ initiative.

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Canada: Halal Certified Turkey to Hit Grocery Stores this Week

| 05/10/2013 | Reply
Canada: Halal Certified Turkey to Hit Grocery Stores this Week

Many Muslims are planning to serve turkey alongside their traditional Eid meal as they celebrate with family and friends over the Canadian Thanksgiving holiday.

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UAE: Dubai to get International Centre for Halal Products by 2014

| 05/10/2013 | Reply
UAE: Dubai to get International Centre for Halal Products by 2014

The Dubai Chamber and Thomson Reuters are also organising the Global Islamic Economy Summit being held on November 25-26, 2013. A team has been assigned to work on Islamic economy studies.

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Malaysia: Halfest 2013 On Track To Achieve Visitor Target

| 05/10/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: Halfest 2013 On Track To Achieve Visitor Target

The exhibition has 600 booths covering halal consumables such as food and beverages and non-consumable products such as cosmetics, as well as herbal products, packaging and food processing machinery.

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Malaysia: CIMB Islamic Receives Loan Applications Worth RM100 Million At Halfest 2013

| 05/10/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: CIMB Islamic Receives Loan Applications Worth RM100 Million At Halfest 2013

Applications and leads came from SME entrepreneurs across businesses such as food and beverages, pharmaceuticals and perfumeries.

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Malaysia: Global Halal Sector Is A Great Market To Explore

| 04/10/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: Global Halal Sector Is A Great Market To Explore

The third Halfest, which is being held for five days, offers the platform for almost 500 small and medium entrepreneurs (SMEs) to enhance their market reach in the halal sector.

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20 tons of ‘Halal’ pork in China

| 03/10/2013 | Reply
20 tons of ‘Halal’ pork in China

Police in Xi’an, the capital of China’s Shaanxi province, have seized more than 20 thousand kilograms of pork being sold off as halal beef products. The pork had been treated with chemicals such as paraffin wax and industrial salts to make it look like beef.

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Malaysia: F&N to double dairy exports to RM400m in 5 years

| 02/10/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: F&N to double dairy exports to RM400m in 5 years

“Our strategic location within the Selangor Halal Hub will also provide additional thrust to widen our penetration to the global halal markets, which offers exponential growth opportunities with its two billion consumers.”

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UAE: Dubai close to launching Halal certification

| 02/10/2013 | Reply
UAE:  Dubai close to launching Halal certification

Islamic economic experts said a halal certification stemming from Dubai would have a greater effect on global halal trade than existing regulations, which have limited enforceability.

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Shekra gets crowdfunding for Arab SME’s off the ground

| 02/10/2013 | Reply
Shekra gets crowdfunding for Arab SME’s off the ground

INJAZ Al-Arab has signed an MoU with Shekra, a crowd funding solution in Egypt supporting startups education, legalities, funding, mentoring, and monitoring processes, to provide additional funding for MENA start-up companies through crowdfunding.

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Malaysia: AG’s Report: Performance Of HDC Needs To Be Enhanced

| 02/10/2013 | Reply
Malaysia:  AG’s Report: Performance Of HDC Needs To Be Enhanced

Although the performance of Halal Industry Development Corp Sdn Bhd (HDC) is overall satisfactory, its level of achievement can still be improved.

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UAE: Dubai official says more hotels becoming “alcohol-free”

| 01/10/2013 | 1 Reply
UAE: Dubai official says more hotels becoming “alcohol-free”

Hotels are increasingly choosing to become alcohol-free zones in a bid to tap into the growing, and often lucrative, Islamic market, Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry president and CEO Hamad Buamim said.

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The travel genome in the DNA of Muslims

| 01/10/2013 | Reply
The travel genome in the DNA of Muslims

When it comes to travel, Muslims as a community are unique. From a very young age, they develop the lifelong desire to perform Hajj, which is to travel to Makkah in Saudi Arabia and perform a set of acts of worship.

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UAE: Dubai Chamber, Thomson Reuters highlight Islamic Economy potential

| 30/09/2013 | Reply
UAE: Dubai Chamber, Thomson Reuters highlight Islamic Economy potential

Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry , in partnership with Thomson Reuters , organised the first roundtable discussion for media on ‘What is the Islamic Economy?’ as a prelude to the ‘Global Islamic Economy Summit’ taking place 25-26 November 2013.

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UK: London Festival Celebrates Halal Food

| 29/09/2013 | Reply
UK: London Festival Celebrates Halal Food

Accommodating the fast growing Muslims population in Britain, the first Halal food exhibition has been held in London to showcase the diversity of halal food, with dozens of exhibitors reflecting a growing market for the new industry all over the world.

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Opinion: Asian countries capture big revenues from Muslim tourists

| 29/09/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Asian countries capture big revenues from Muslim tourists

The move is part of a larger effort throughout Asian countries to capitalize on the growing Muslim middle class in a variety of Asian countries.

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All set for Global Islamic Economy Summit

| 29/09/2013 | Reply
All set for Global Islamic Economy Summit

The much-anticipated Global Islamic Economy Summit, or GIES 2013, under patronage of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has captured the world’s attention on the possible blueprint of an Islamic economy.

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UK: Halal food ‘changing restaurant landscape’

| 28/09/2013 | Reply
UK: Halal food ‘changing restaurant landscape’

According to the latest census, there are 2.7 million Muslims in the UK with a spending power of over estimated in the region of £20bn. The population is rising and in the capital more than one in 10 inhabitants is now Muslim.

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UK: Halal meat sector could get its own assurance scheme

| 27/09/2013 | Reply
UK: Halal meat sector could get its own assurance scheme

The Halal meat sector could get its own assurance scheme, with red meat levy body Eblex currently working on draft proposals ahead on an industry meeting being held next month.

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Malaysia: Brahim’s Airline Hopes To Become In-flight Caterer For Malindo Air By Next Year

| 27/09/2013 | Reply
Malaysia:  Brahim’s Airline Hopes To Become In-flight Caterer For Malindo Air By Next Year

On its halal Japanese dishes, the meals should be served on board MAS’ flights from Kuala Lumpur to Narita and Osaka in the second half of next year.

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