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Some Banks Win, Some Lose In Dubai’s “Islamic Economy”

| 19/04/2015 | Reply
Some Banks Win, Some Lose In Dubai’s “Islamic Economy”

Dubai’s drive to develop its Islamic finance sector is fuelling growth of sharia-compliant banking but the benefits are unevenly distributed.

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Opinion: The Next 1.7 Billion Consumers; Selling To The Muslim World

| 18/04/2015 | Reply
Opinion: The Next 1.7 Billion Consumers; Selling To The Muslim World

You have a strategy for China, India, and perhaps even Africa. But what’s next ? What’s the next big consumer play?

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Opinion: Halal – know your market!

| 17/04/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Halal – know your market!

Why the issue of harmonising halal standards is complex and how the industry can learn from the New Zealand system.

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OIC Stresses Need For Sole Regulator Of Halal Certification

| 16/04/2015 | 3 Replies
OIC Stresses Need For Sole Regulator Of Halal Certification

OIC Secretary-General Tan Sri Iyad Ameen Madani has stressed the need for having one regulatory body for Halal certification led by the OIC through SMIIC.

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UAE: From film to fashion, Dubai bids to be creative capital for Arab world

| 14/04/2015 | Reply
UAE: From film to fashion, Dubai bids to be creative capital for Arab world

Move over, Cairo, Beirut and Casablanca. Dubai is launching a drive to become one of the Arab world’s top centres for art, design, film and fashion – areas that have traditionally been dominated by old Arab cities outside the Gulf.

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Saudi Arabia: Food, Hotel & Hospitality Exhibition 2015 kicks off

| 14/04/2015 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Food, Hotel & Hospitality Exhibition 2015 kicks off

The exhibition gathers more than 350 local and international companies. It will also host the 8th Exhibition of Agribusiness Industries of the OIC member states.

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UK: Halal franchise butcher’s opens new store

| 14/04/2015 | Reply
UK: Halal franchise butcher’s opens new store

Tariq Halal sell a large selection of halal meat products, ranging from fresh, frozen, offal, marinated and chilled.

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Philippines: IDCP sets standards on Halal certifications

| 14/04/2015 | Reply
Philippines: IDCP sets standards on Halal certifications

The Islamic Da’wah Council of the Philippines (IDCP) is a federation of more than 90 Muslim religious organizations in the Philippines.

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UK: Brunei’s halal industry centre targets Midland businesses

| 14/04/2015 | Reply
UK:  Brunei’s halal industry centre targets Midland businesses

Midland businesses in the food, pharmaceutical and fast-growing biotech sectors are being urged to explore opportunities in Brunei.

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Australia: Federal government plan to regulate halal certification

| 13/04/2015 | Reply
Australia: Federal government plan to regulate halal certification

Food manufacturers selling on the domestic market would have the choice of obtaining halal certification from a religious body or being able to make a similar claim themselves.

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Pakistan: Malaysian group to invest in Pakistan

| 11/04/2015 | Reply
Pakistan: Malaysian group to invest in Pakistan

Nafas Food Processing and Marketing Company is interested in setting up a food processing and halal meat unit in the Special Economic Zone near Islamabad.

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Opinion: The Halal food challenge in the Middle East

| 10/04/2015 | Reply
Opinion: The Halal food challenge in the Middle East

A challenge for the industry is to not make halal certification overly complicated. For instance, ensuring the whole logistics chain is halal.

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Islamic Banking Lands In The Heart Of Europe

| 09/04/2015 | Reply
Islamic Banking Lands In The Heart Of Europe

Despite a significant Muslim population, up to now Germany has been unchartered territory for Islamic banking, whose largest European hub is in London.

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Malaysia: Minister officiates agreement boosting SA Halal food hub

| 09/04/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: Minister officiates agreement boosting SA Halal food hub

The Western Cape Fine Food Initiative and the Malaysian Industry Government Group for High Technology will sign agreement between the halal industries of the two countries.

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Opinion: Austria’s Islamic Reforms

| 09/04/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Austria’s Islamic Reforms

The reforms follow years of lobbying by Muslim leaders, who argued that their people have effectively remained second-class citizens.

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WHS: Breaking Down The Silos Of Halal Food And Islamic Finance

| 07/04/2015 | Reply
WHS: Breaking Down The Silos Of Halal Food And Islamic Finance

Halal food makes up 20 per cent of the world’s food production, and yet so little of the Halal industry players actually use Islamic Financing.

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Malaysia: TPM Biotech Eyes US$1.5 Million Revenue From Arman Collaboration

| 07/04/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: TPM Biotech Eyes US$1.5 Million Revenue From Arman Collaboration

The collaboration with Arman Muslim Foods Industrial Group of Xinjiang, Ltd will provide expertise and services for halal analysis and certification to the Group.

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WHS: Developing Education And Training In Halal Industry

| 07/04/2015 | Reply
WHS: Developing Education And Training In Halal Industry

Halal education is not limited to just Muslims, all the panellists agreed that Halal education and its curricula could be designed for both Muslims and non-Muslims alike.

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WHS: Importance Of Corporate In-House Halal Training

| 07/04/2015 | Reply
WHS: Importance Of Corporate In-House Halal Training

Néstle have just recently introduced ethics-based training to extend their scope beyond Halal certification, to also instil the good values of Islam.

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WHS: Crowdfunding as a Way Forward

| 07/04/2015 | Reply
WHS: Crowdfunding as a Way Forward

Crowdfunding Getty Goh believes is a way of democratising the availability of funding by allowing ordinary people with big ideas to put forward their ideas.

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