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Pakistan: Preferential trade deal with Saudi Arabia

| 16/01/2018 | Reply
Pakistan: Preferential trade deal with Saudi Arabia

PAKISTAN has evolved a comprehensive package in line with Saudi Vision-2030 to promote bilateral trade and investment between the two countries. The package envisages measures to ease procedures for business visa, remove non-tariff barriers and initiate talks on a preferential trade agreement (PTA). The package will be discussed at a high-level forum — Saudi-Pak Joint […]

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Japanese sugar firm Mitsui invests $7.6m in halal production drive

| 16/01/2018 | Reply
Japanese sugar firm Mitsui invests $7.6m in halal production drive

To cater to the halal market, Mitsui Sugar has decided to entirely eliminate bone char from its sugar production processes. Instead, it will use filtration with activated charcoal.

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Indonesian university to assist new government organisation as ‘halal guarantor’

| 16/01/2018 | Reply
Indonesian university to assist new government organisation as ‘halal guarantor’

The University of Indonesia’s (UI) new Halal Centre is now assisting the government’s recently-formed Halal Products Certification Agency (BPJPH) on halal certification and testing.

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Business ideas for 2018: Muslim lifestyle economy

| 15/01/2018 | 1 Reply
Business ideas for 2018: Muslim lifestyle economy

With the worldwide Muslim consumer lifestyle market and halal economy set to reach $3.7 trillion by 2019, there’s heaps of potential for the Islamic market.

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UAE: DIEDC to Enhance Cooperation in Islamic Economy With RIW Group

| 15/01/2018 | Reply
UAE: DIEDC to Enhance Cooperation in Islamic Economy With RIW Group

Group of Strategic Vision ‘Russia – Islamic World’ (RIW Group) to exchange expertise and best practices in the field of Islamic economy with the Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre.

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UK: The Seventh Annual Urban Muslim Woman Show across 3 Cities in the UK

| 09/01/2018 | Reply
UK: The Seventh Annual Urban Muslim Woman Show across 3 Cities in the UK

Each year, the Urban Muslim Woman Show, designed to inspire, connect and empower Muslim women, attracts hundreds of attendees from across the UK and throughout Europe.

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Dubai to host fourth edition of Global Islamic Economy Summit

| 08/01/2018 | Reply
Dubai to host fourth edition of Global Islamic Economy Summit

DIEDC has announced that the fourth edition of the Global Islamic Economy Summit (GIES) will be held in October 2018, under the aegis of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

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AJ Pharma to turn Malaysia into halal vaccine hub

| 06/01/2018 | Reply
AJ Pharma to turn Malaysia into halal vaccine hub

Malaysia is set to become a hub for halal vaccines with the completion of formulation and fill-finish facilities built by AJ Pharma Holding Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Saudi-based AJ Vaccines Group.

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US businesses prepare for halal boom as Muslims to become second largest religious group by 2040

| 06/01/2018 | Reply
US businesses prepare for halal boom as Muslims to become second largest religious group by 2040

There were 3.45 million Muslims living in the US in 2017, and Muslims made up about 1.1 percent of the total US population, said the report from US think tank Pew Research Centre (PRC).

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UK: Halal meat could be labelled with method of slaughter after Brexit

| 02/01/2018 | Reply
UK: Halal meat could be labelled with method of slaughter after Brexit

“We fully support the labelling or meat, and even to make that distinction between stunned meat and unstunned meat. But it’s important that all meats are labelled accurately,” Muslim Council of Britain.

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EU: European Halal Expo – June 2018

| 29/12/2017 | Reply
EU: European Halal Expo – June 2018

European Halal Expo is, together with VIVEurope and GFIA, one of the fairs that together present the first International Week for Smart Food Production to a world audience.

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Vitafoods Asia 2017: Strategic Move to Singapore Makes Positive Impact

| 29/12/2017 | Reply
Vitafoods Asia 2017: Strategic Move to Singapore Makes Positive Impact

Vitafoods Asia, the only dedicated event for the nutraceutical, functional food and beverages, and dietary supplements in Asia, concluded its seventh edition on a high note for the first time in Singapore.

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Saudi Arabia: Saudi fashion goes global

| 24/12/2017 | Reply
Saudi Arabia:  Saudi fashion goes global

“There’s so much talent and so many buyers and beautiful boutiques in Saudi — we have the right people that can actually make this happen and make it a hub.”

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UK: Halal school meals ban could be challenged in court

| 22/12/2017 | Reply
UK: Halal school meals ban could be challenged in court

A move to ban unstunned halal meat from Lancashire schools could be delayed or overturned after the threat of a judicial review was made to Lancashire County Council.

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Malaysia Expresses Desire To Cooperate With The Maldives In The Halal Industry

| 21/12/2017 | Reply
Malaysia Expresses Desire To Cooperate With The Maldives In The Halal Industry

Malaysia has expressed the desire to cooperate with the Maldives in the halal industry, particularly in terms of halal food, services and Islamic tourism and finance.

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Gulfood 2018 to Consolidate UAE’s Lead Role in Global Food Agenda

| 21/12/2017 | Reply
Gulfood 2018 to Consolidate UAE’s Lead Role in Global Food Agenda

Gulfood is the region’s premier food and beverage industry platform – it underlines Dubai’s leading role in the global food sector.

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Opinion: Vegan options are set to increase even more in 2018, says GlobalData

| 21/12/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Vegan options are set to increase even more in 2018, says GlobalData

2017 has seen some landmark vegan products launched by major brands: McDonalds released a vegan burger, Pizza Hut launched a vegan pizza, and Asda began stocking vegan mince pies.

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You are what you watch!

| 21/12/2017 | Reply
You are what you watch!

What we consume through our eyes, our ears and our consciousness has just as profound an effect as what we eat. Arguably even more so.

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Indonesia: University of Indonesia now halal products guarantor

| 20/12/2017 | Reply
Indonesia: University of Indonesia now halal products guarantor

To assist government efforts in the provision of halal products, the University of Indonesia (UI) has launched a Halal Centre, which will serve as a halal products guarantor institution (LPH).

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UAE: DAFZA’s Strategy for Islamic Economy

| 18/12/2017 | Reply
UAE: DAFZA’s Strategy for Islamic Economy

DAFZA’s Strategy for Islamic Economy is based on strategic initiatives involving the Islamic economy and halal sectors

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