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Report: US pharma firms concerned over Malaysia’s ‘halal’ guidelines

| 27/02/2018 | Reply
Report: US pharma firms concerned over Malaysia’s ‘halal’ guidelines

According to MOH’s 2017 guideline on halal pharmaceuticals, the government provides preferential treatment to medicines with halal ingredients in government procurement.

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UAE: World Takaful Conference 9th April 2018

| 27/02/2018 | Reply
UAE: World Takaful Conference 9th April 2018

Want to know more on how can Takaful leverage its USP to achieve true competitive advantage? Register Now!

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UAE: DAFZA launches Goodforce Labs, the first Islamic and global social impact themed startup incubator

| 27/02/2018 | Reply
UAE: DAFZA launches Goodforce Labs, the first Islamic and global social impact themed startup incubator

The incubator will work to revitalize the Islamic ethical economy utilizing a deep venture building platform.

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UAE-based halal certifying body receives accreditation for Asia Pacific office

| 25/02/2018 | Reply
UAE-based halal certifying body receives accreditation for Asia Pacific office

Prime Group has recently brought its expertise to Asia Pacific, making it the first and only halal certification body in the Philippines accredited by the Emirates International Accreditation Center (EIAC).

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UAE-Argentina Business Platform opens Jafza office

| 25/02/2018 | Reply
UAE-Argentina Business Platform opens Jafza office

Argentine companies trading in agricultural, meat and other food products can benefit from Halal certificates granted by ESMA following growing global demand for Halal fish.

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Opinion: Is Your Poultry Meat Really Halal?

| 24/02/2018 | 2 Replies
Opinion: Is Your Poultry Meat Really Halal?

The article highlights the shortfalls of the two main methods of slaughtering Halal poultry, that is, slaughter with and without stunning.

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Russia: Halal and Eco are Millenials’ Choice

| 23/02/2018 | Reply
Russia: Halal and Eco are Millenials’ Choice

The Expo will combine two key salons – Halfood® salon for halal and healthy food and Ecogoods® Salon for eco-friendly goods and services of non-food category.

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The alchemy of entertainment – the mission of Alchemiya Media to heal perceptions worldwide

| 23/02/2018 | Reply
The alchemy of entertainment – the mission of Alchemiya Media to heal perceptions worldwide

Given the state of the world today,” COO Evans explains, “any activity that promotes beauty, love, harmony and understanding is desperately needed, and we intend for Alchlemiya to be a pro-active participant as a catalyst for positive change. With so much main-stream media focus on the salacious and shocking, providing a venue for intelligent and level-headed programming is not just important, but vital.

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Saudi Arabia to invest $64 billion in entertainment sector

| 23/02/2018 | Reply
Saudi Arabia to invest $64 billion in entertainment sector

Riyadh will be looking to invest $64 billion in the coming decade in the entertainment sector as part of the series of reforms dubbed ‘Vision 2030’.

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UAE: 300 leaders for global Takaful forum in Dubai

| 22/02/2018 | Reply
UAE: 300 leaders for global Takaful forum in Dubai

The Takaful industry is highly concentrated in the GCC, other Mena and Southeast Asia regions with Saudi Arabia taking the top spot in terms of total Takaful assets.

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UAE: New federal food registration portal launched in the UAE

| 22/02/2018 | Reply
UAE: New federal food registration portal launched in the UAE

The online system will also list the Halal certification and accreditation bodies approved by the Emirates Authority for Standarization and Metrology (ESMA).

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Saudi Arabia lifts UK lamb ban in deal worth £25m

| 22/02/2018 | Reply
Saudi Arabia lifts UK lamb ban in deal worth £25m

The news arrives in the middle of Dubai’s Gulfood trade fair, the largest food fair in the Middle East where both AHDB and HCC were present alongside food industry executives from Saudi Arabia.

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UAE: New Islamic economy products unveiled in Dubai

| 22/02/2018 | Reply
UAE: New Islamic economy products unveiled in Dubai

The first product launched was the ‘Exchangeable Sukuk’, then the ‘Awqaf Fund’ and finally the ‘Flexible Credit Card’ was the third product launched at IIPIEP 2018

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Opinion: Shari’ah Principles for Halal Standardisation

| 21/02/2018 | Reply
Opinion: Shari’ah Principles for Halal Standardisation

An academic overview of the Halaal and Haraam Standards which have already been prepared or are currently being prepared both locally and internationally.

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Pakistan: PHDA Launches Poultry Butchers Training Programme

| 21/02/2018 | Reply
Pakistan: PHDA Launches Poultry Butchers Training Programme

Chairman PHDA, Justice Khalil-ur-Rehman while inaugurating the first phase added that this training would provide the practical knowledge to the butchers about Halal slaughtering standards

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UAE: Dubai Municipality seeks US support to develop food import

| 21/02/2018 | Reply
UAE: Dubai Municipality seeks US support to develop food import

The meeting also deliberated on the possibility of testing food in the accredited laboratories in the US and recognised by the Emirates International Accreditation Centre.

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UAE: Start-up movement in the Arab World picks up pace with AIM Startup

| 21/02/2018 | Reply
UAE: Start-up movement in the Arab World picks up pace with AIM Startup

An initiative of the UAE Ministry of Economy, AIM Startup brings tech-entrepreneurs closer to investors, venture capital funds and mentors.

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Spain: Expo Halal Spain joins Alimentaria Halal 2018 in Barcelona

| 20/02/2018 | Reply
Spain: Expo Halal Spain joins Alimentaria Halal 2018 in Barcelona

The 3rd edition of Expo Halal Spain 2018 will be combining with Halal at Alimentaria 2018 to be held in Gran Via Venue, Barcelona from 16th to 19th of April 2018.

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USA: I Heart Halal at Chicago’s Navy Pier 13-15 April 2018

| 20/02/2018 | Reply
USA: I Heart Halal at Chicago’s Navy Pier 13-15 April 2018

Bridging the gap between businesses and consumers by showcasing the modern American Muslim lifestyle around food, fashion, faith and family!

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UAE: MoE launches Halal Accreditation Service, ESMA interactive global map

| 20/02/2018 | Reply
UAE: MoE launches Halal Accreditation Service, ESMA interactive global map

The minister confirmed that the UAE is currently leading global efforts to assess the size of the Islamic economy sector through a specialised study being undertaken by the concerned authorities in the UAE.

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