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First Islamic Finance / Muslim Lifestyle Sectors Training Course

| 04/03/2015 | Reply
First Islamic Finance / Muslim Lifestyle Sectors Training Course

Ground-breaking training course on the convergence of Islamic Capital and Halal Food and Muslim Lifestyle sectors at BIBF in Bahrain May 2015.

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Global Muslim Travel Index – Malaysia still top choice

| 04/03/2015 | Reply
Global Muslim Travel Index – Malaysia still top choice

The report, the first carried out jointly by Crescentrating and MasterCard, involved 81 non-Muslim country destinations and 29 Muslim nations.

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UAE: A closer look at the Islamic fashion industry

| 04/03/2015 | Reply
UAE: A closer look at the Islamic fashion industry

Islamic fashion and the global hijab culture are rapidly evolving. Leading the charge of the style movement are cosmopolitan Muslim women in their 20s and 30s.

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Abu Dhabi to showcase Halal Tourism at ITB Berlin

| 03/03/2015 | Reply
Abu Dhabi to showcase Halal Tourism at ITB Berlin

Halal tourism is a fast emerging concept in the tourism industry that offers a range of holiday packages adhering to Islamic beliefs and practices.

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Dubai Industrial City forms strategic partnership with ESMA to promote Halal label

| 03/03/2015 | Reply
Dubai Industrial City forms strategic partnership with ESMA to promote Halal label

Tie-up aims to promote and educate manufacturing firms in the UAE about the Halal brand.

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Spain: First Halal International Congress

| 03/03/2015 | Reply
Spain: First Halal International Congress

The importance of standardization is due to the increasing interest in Halal products and services at worldwide.

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Norway warns companies against improper halal labelling and cross contamination

| 03/03/2015 | Reply
Norway warns companies against improper halal labelling and cross contamination

The Norwegian FSA said some companies risked losing their credibility after an annual audit found 12 of 40 businesses had “dishonestly” labelled their products as halal.

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Opinion: Halal – from alternative to absurd

| 02/03/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Halal – from alternative to absurd

In the last few years there have been a number stories concerning halal: some bring a smile to the face, some bring a smirk, some bring confusion, some bring fascination, and some bring ‘what the …’ reaction.

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Tourism Authority of Thailand ready to welcome Muslim Visitors

| 02/03/2015 | Reply
Tourism Authority of Thailand ready to welcome Muslim Visitors

The TAT will invite about 100 tour agents and Muslim-related media to Thailand in the middle of the year when it will organise the Thailand Travel Mart 2015 from June 3-5.

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UK: Global Islamic Finance and Investment Group meeting 2015

| 02/03/2015 | Reply
UK: Global Islamic Finance and Investment Group meeting 2015

Bank Negara Malaysia and the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office co-hosted the second Global Islamic Finance and Investment Group (GIFIG) meeting in Kuala Lumpur 26 February.

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Thailand: Govt eyes spending over 10 billion baht to develop Thai halal products

| 01/03/2015 | Reply
Thailand: Govt eyes spending over 10 billion baht to develop Thai halal products

Currently, Thailand is ranked 13th among the world’s halal producers at an estimated value of 5 billion US dollars, with exports making up 4 billion dollars.

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Iran to turn to world’s Halal tourism hub

| 27/02/2015 | Reply
Iran to turn to world’s Halal tourism hub

Iran plans to turn to the world’s hub for Halal tourism which could draw as many as 15 million Muslims a year from around the world, a top official says.

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UK: Government will not end non-stun slaughter despite pressure

| 26/02/2015 | Reply
UK: Government will not end non-stun slaughter despite pressure

According to the Government’s Food Standards Agency, the large majority of halal does come from animals which have been stunned.

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Pakistan: Over 90 percent of people consume non-Halal products

| 25/02/2015 | Reply
Pakistan: Over 90 percent of people consume non-Halal products

The federal government should immediately establish The Halal Development Authority to evade such incidents and to boost up Halal trade.

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Japan’s halal food funds meet strong investor interest

| 25/02/2015 | Reply
Japan’s halal food funds meet strong investor interest

Japan, a country that is currently pursuing a foray into the global halal industry, is experiencing strong interest for the country’s first-ever halal fund.

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UK: MPs cite “overwhelming” public support in debate on non-stun animal slaughter

| 25/02/2015 | Reply
UK: MPs cite “overwhelming” public support in debate on non-stun animal slaughter

The Government’s response to the petition stated that “there would be no ban on religious slaughter in the UK.” MPs voted simply to state that they had “considered the petition.”

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UK: Public overwhelmingly want end to religious slaughter

| 24/02/2015 | Reply
UK: Public overwhelmingly want end to religious slaughter

The latest parliamentary debate on the future of shechita has seen MPs put forward robust defences of kosher and halal religious slaughtering practises.

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Canada: Halal consumers feel underserved by food manufacturers and retailers

| 24/02/2015 | Reply
Canada: Halal consumers feel underserved by food manufacturers and retailers

Marketing agency Halal & Co. and the International Food Marketing Alliance, did the research based on a survey of 800 principal grocery shoppers in Halal households.

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UAE: Jafza elaborates on its Halal initiative

| 24/02/2015 | Reply
UAE: Jafza elaborates on its Halal initiative

Jafza seeks to promote the Halal Standards globally, being evolved by ESMA to attract enterprises within the Halal industry.

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UAE: High-level Japanese trade team visits UAE

| 24/02/2015 | Reply
UAE: High-level Japanese trade team visits UAE

The 65-member delegation expressed their keenness to know more about Halal economy and appreciated Al Islami’s efforts towards building a strong Halal economy in the region.

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