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Canada: The next hub of Islamic finance?

| 27/04/2016 | Reply
Canada: The next hub of Islamic finance?

With a growing Muslim population, stable economy and openness to the world, Canada is poised to become the North American hub for Islamic finance.

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Muslim-friendly hotel booking portal launched

| 27/04/2016 | 2 Replies
Muslim-friendly hotel booking portal launched

The unique portal features a portfolio of 200,000 hotels and resorts globally, more than 20,000 of which have been classified halal-friendly by sister company Salam Standard.

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Brunei must diversify its spluttering economy

| 27/04/2016 | Reply
Brunei must diversify its spluttering economy

Although Brunei does not export beef internationally, it has cultivated a premium halal brand sought after in many predominantly Muslim countries.

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Dubai: Halal travellers poised to spend $200b

| 27/04/2016 | Reply
Dubai: Halal travellers poised to spend $200b

Recent figures have shown that the halal tourism sector was valued at $145 billion in 2014, and is one of the fastest-growing travel segments in the world.

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Philippines: Davao’s Halal ordinance approved on 3rd reading

| 20/04/2016 | Reply
Philippines: Davao’s Halal ordinance approved on 3rd reading

The ordinance requiring supermarkets, grocery stores, and other food establishments in Davao City to establish “halal lanes”.

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China: Halal food law dropped from China’s 2016 legislation plan

| 20/04/2016 | Reply
China: Halal food law dropped from China’s 2016 legislation plan

The legislation was opposed by many scholars who said it “violates the principle of separation of State and religion”.

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Opinion: Halal make-up gaining ground in cosmetics industry

| 17/04/2016 | Reply
Opinion: Halal make-up gaining ground in cosmetics industry

The industry worth around US$20 billion in 2014 is expected to double by 2019, when it will represent 6 per cent of the global cosmetics market.

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UK: Brands are failing to tap into £1.2 trillion Muslim lifestyle sector, says MLE Connect

| 15/04/2016 | Reply
UK: Brands are failing to tap into £1.2 trillion Muslim lifestyle sector, says MLE Connect

The event welcomed big brand names such as Tesco, Asda and Oglivy Noor as it ran seminars chaired by industry experts, panel discussions and networking sessions across a number of sectors.

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UAE: International Travel Week Abu Dhabi 2016

| 13/04/2016 | Reply
UAE: International Travel Week Abu Dhabi 2016

The exhibition and conference will be held over 2 days (22 – 23 November) at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre and will host the travel industry’s biggest ever international hosted buyer programme.

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Saudi Arabia to Adopt Indonesian Vaccine Technology

| 13/04/2016 | Reply
Saudi Arabia to Adopt Indonesian Vaccine Technology

BioFarma, the largest pharmaceutical firm in the archipelago, is currently in talks with the Indonesian Trade vaccinePromotion Center in Saudi Arabia.

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7th Moscow International Halal Industry Exhibition Moscow Halal Expo 2016

| 11/04/2016 | Reply
7th Moscow International Halal Industry Exhibition Moscow Halal Expo 2016

On June 2-5, 2016, Sokolniki Exhibition and Convention Centre will host the 7th Moscow International halal exhibition.

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Australia: Overwhelming success of IHC 2016 in Sydney

| 10/04/2016 | Reply
Australia: Overwhelming success of IHC 2016 in Sydney

The first International Halal Conference (IHC) 2016 made a new addition to Australian history when 12 top international speaker spoke on national and global Halal issues.

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Malaysia: Seeking regional Halal guidelines for Asean

| 09/04/2016 | Reply
Malaysia: Seeking regional Halal guidelines for Asean

There needs to be common standards for halal products and services within Asean to support the growth of the industry here.

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Malaysia: Relatively huge untapped halal market in the region

| 09/04/2016 | Reply
Malaysia: Relatively huge untapped halal market in the region

Realising this growing market, more marketers are venturing or looking into the halal business to promote their brands amid strong demand for halal products.

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US halal food regulations… Are you up to speed?

| 08/04/2016 | Reply
US halal food regulations… Are you up to speed?

Halal food consumption among the nation’s fast-growing Muslim population has become a ballooning enterprise in the United States and is now estimated at over $20 billion.

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Malaysia: DagangHalal floats on LSX

| 08/04/2016 | Reply
Malaysia: DagangHalal floats on LSX

Malaysian-based DagangHalal, an e-commerce trading platform for halal-verified products, has floated on the London Stock Exchange’s (LSX).

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Muslim Lifestyle Expo in London highlights largely untapped market

| 08/04/2016 | Reply
Muslim Lifestyle Expo in London highlights largely untapped market

Global brands are waking up to the massive opportunities of the worldwide Muslim market but many still misunderstand or ignore the potential of a burgeoning sector.

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South Korea: Is K-beauty ready for global halal market?

| 07/04/2016 | Reply
South Korea: Is K-beauty ready for global halal market?

From China to the US, South Korean cosmetics firms have been making inroads into the global market by diversifying their product lines and brand image.

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Saudi Arabia: Islamic body stresses need to bolster Muslim economy

| 07/04/2016 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Islamic body stresses need to bolster Muslim economy

The Islamic Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (ICCIA) stressed the need to strengthen economy of the 57 Muslim countries.

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Planned halal slaughterhouse in Finland – 10,000 sheep a year

| 06/04/2016 | Reply
Planned halal slaughterhouse in Finland – 10,000 sheep a year

A Halal slaughterhouse was born of need, as the demand for halal meat in Finland has increased due to immigration of Muslims.

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