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UAE: Workshop held to review ‘Halal’ trademark

| 24/05/2016 | Reply
UAE:  Workshop held to review ‘Halal’ trademark

The workshop was attended by number of officials from the government entities in the control and quality departments, and the institutions and entities in the food sector.

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Dubai: 63% increase in entries for Middle East Hotel Awards 2016

| 23/05/2016 | Reply
Dubai: 63% increase in entries for Middle East Hotel Awards 2016

From hundreds of entries, judges noted particular increases in entrants from hotels in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Lebanon and Jordan.

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Opinion: Ignorance and fear are big obstacles for Muslim startup founders

| 23/05/2016 | Reply
Opinion: Ignorance and fear are big obstacles for Muslim startup founders

“I believe that entrepreneurship is a good deterrent to prejudice and racism. If you can enhance someone’s life through a product, they’re going to look at you differently.”

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Opinion: Halal makeup becoming popular in industry

| 21/05/2016 | Reply
Opinion: Halal makeup becoming popular in industry

“The fact that halal products can be traced back through the entire value chain is important for them in terms of quality assurance,” German chemicals giant BASF said in a recent news release.

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Chairman of the Tourism Committee opens the Hotel Show Saudi Arabia 2016

| 18/05/2016 | Reply
Chairman of the Tourism Committee opens the Hotel Show Saudi Arabia 2016

“The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia is the leading showcase of everything needed to build and run a hotel or restaurant in the Kingdom.”

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Fajr Capital completes acquisition of UAE-based food and beverage platform, Cravia

| 17/05/2016 | Reply
Fajr Capital completes acquisition of UAE-based food and beverage platform, Cravia

With over 85 restaurants and more than 1,500 employees, Cravia is one of the fastest-growing F&B companies in the Middle East. Fajr Capital ‘s investment will enable Cravia to accelerate its immediate growth plans.

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Indonesia: Govt to develop West Sumatra as Halal tourist destination

| 16/05/2016 | Reply
Indonesia: Govt to develop West Sumatra as Halal tourist destination

The Tourism Ministry plans to develop West Sumatra as a halal tourist destination to attract more tourists from OIC countries, such as Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

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China: Shaanxi to set up global Halal hub

| 16/05/2016 | Reply
China: Shaanxi to set up global Halal hub

it is proposing that Malaysia’s Halal Development Corporation Sdn Bhd (HDC) render help and set up a halal certification unit in Yangling, an education town 80km west of ancient city Xian.

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UAE: Halal-certified food suppliers to airlines witness massive growth in demand

| 16/05/2016 | Reply
UAE: Halal-certified food suppliers to airlines witness massive growth in demand

Growing demand for halal-certified food by airlines is encouraging suppliers worldwide to develop new products and enhance their production capacities.

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Russia: 7 Reasons why you should attend the Moscow Halal Expo 2016

| 16/05/2016 | Reply
Russia: 7 Reasons why you should attend the Moscow Halal Expo 2016

The Moscow Halal Expo 2016 will be held June 2-5 2016 in Sokolniki Exhibition and Convention Centre, Moscow.

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Saudi Hospitalty Industry Adapts to rise of ‘Millennial’ Travellers

| 16/05/2016 | Reply
Saudi Hospitalty Industry Adapts to rise of ‘Millennial’ Travellers

Millennial travellers are forecast to become the dominant consumer group globally by 2020, yet the future appears closer for Saudi Arabia.

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UAE: Modest fashion the focus of new online Cover Magazine

| 13/05/2016 | Reply
UAE: Modest fashion the focus of new online Cover Magazine

Cover, new global ­digital magazine is aiming to become the Vogue of the conservative-fashion world. The brainchild of Dubai-based Alia Khan, chairwoman of the Islamic Fashion and Design Council (IFDC).

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EU – New Report on Top Five Vendors in the Halal Food Market

| 12/05/2016 | Reply
EU – New Report on Top Five Vendors in the Halal Food Market

Research group Technavio has announced the top five leading vendors in their recent halal food market in Europe 2016-2020 report.

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Indonesia: Unilever Faces Challenges in Applying Halal Warranty System

| 11/05/2016 | Reply
Indonesia: Unilever Faces Challenges in Applying Halal Warranty System

PT Unilever Indonesia applies a halal waranty system for its products and factory. However, the implementation system is not easy and the company faces various challanges.

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Chinese meat processors look to NZ ahead of chilled meat deal

| 11/05/2016 | Reply
Chinese meat processors look to NZ ahead of chilled meat deal

A new Halal Arrangement, under which China will recognise New Zealand’s Halal regulation and certification regime for Halal goods exported to China, was also co-signed.

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How Turkey plans to boost Halal tourism

| 11/05/2016 | Reply
How Turkey plans to boost Halal tourism

Turkey ranks third in the “Global Muslim Travel Index 2016,” and the Turkish government and business sector have decided to pursue a bigger slice of the Halal pie.

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Saudi Arabia’s Mega-Projects in Focus at Vision Conference 2016

| 11/05/2016 | Reply
Saudi Arabia’s Mega-Projects in Focus at Vision Conference 2016

The conference is a key feature of The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia in Jeddah, from 17-19th May 2016 featuring a range of industry experts exploring the Kingdom’s booming hospitality industry.

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Global halal industry offers investment opportunities for Qatar and Philippines

| 09/05/2016 | Reply
Global halal industry offers investment opportunities for Qatar and Philippines

Deputy head of mission Gonaranao B Musor, Philippine embassy in Qatar, said the Philippines wants to explore other areas of partnerships with Qatar on the economic benefits of the growing Halal industry.

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Opinion: A slice of the Halal cake

| 09/05/2016 | Reply
Opinion: A slice of the Halal cake

Halal certification is something that local businesses should strive for because Malaysia’s halal stamp is universally recognised and confers a definite advantage in the export markets.

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UAE: Dubai holds Signing Ceremony for IHAF

| 09/05/2016 | Reply
UAE: Dubai holds Signing Ceremony for IHAF

Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC) and the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) held a signing ceremony after approval of the International Halal Accreditation Forum (IHAF).

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