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UAE: Fujairah to open graduate school on Islamic economic studies

| 28/12/2014 | Reply
UAE: Fujairah to open graduate school on Islamic economic studies

The new institute is part of the Cambridge Academy for Higher Education, a private college registered in Fujairah that already offers students master’s courses.

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US halal firm invites industry leaders to visit facility

| 25/12/2014 | Reply
US halal firm invites industry leaders to visit facility

Midamar has extended an open invitation to Islamic scholars and designated community leaders in the US, Asia and the Middle East to visit its facilities.

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US firm vows to clear name in fake Gulf halal food case

| 24/12/2014 | Reply
US firm vows to clear name in fake Gulf halal food case

“Since 2010 Midamar has been fully compliant with USDA export regulations. This administrative labeling infraction is being misconstrued and sensationalized by the media.”

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UAE: World Halal Travel Summit To Debut In Abu Dhabi

| 22/12/2014 | Reply
UAE: World Halal Travel Summit To Debut In Abu Dhabi

The pioneering conference and exhibition will run over two halls at the state-of-the-art Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), from October 19-21, 2015.

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UAE: DIEDC Signs Agreement with Thomson Reuters

| 21/12/2014 | Reply
UAE: DIEDC Signs Agreement with Thomson Reuters

The Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre has signed an agreement with Thomson Reuters to develop a global Islamic economy portal.

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Indonesia’s Halal Food Law: Pros and Cons

| 20/12/2014 | Reply
Indonesia’s Halal Food Law: Pros and Cons

The Halal labeling law will affect most consumable products, including food and beverages, medicines, cosmetics, chemicals and biological products.

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USA: Plea hearing set for ex-manager in halal food case

| 19/12/2014 | Reply
USA: Plea hearing set for ex-manager in halal food case

A former manager at an Iowa-based halal food supplier is expected to plead guilty as part of a federal criminal investigation into the company’s exporting and marketing practices.

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UAE: Controversial US ‘halal beef’ not imported to UAE

| 19/12/2014 | Reply
UAE: Controversial US ‘halal beef’ not imported to UAE

Although an Associated Press report said the fake halal beef was exported to the UAE and Islamic Services of America was approved by the UAE, the UAE official rebutted it.

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USA: Midamar Defendants Plead Not Guilty in Halal Case

| 19/12/2014 | Reply
USA: Midamar Defendants Plead Not Guilty in Halal Case

Midamar does not accept these allegations and is now seeking to understand what the government is basing these allegations on.

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Spain: Andalusian Christmas sweets go Halal!

| 18/12/2014 | Reply
Spain: Andalusian Christmas sweets go Halal!

By substituting pork lard for olive oil (also from Estepa), they have created a whole new range of Halal products.

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Thailand: Think tank urges beefed-up halal push

| 18/12/2014 | Reply
Thailand: Think tank urges beefed-up halal push

Thailand’s economic think tank wants the government to put greater focus on upgrading halal food standards to win acceptance from Muslim countries.

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Malaysia: Jakim – Implicated US beef exporter not on our list

| 18/12/2014 | Reply
Malaysia: Jakim – Implicated US beef exporter not on our list

Jakim Halal Hub Division director said the Midamar Corporation processing plant is not on the list approved by the Malaysian Veterinary Services Dept.

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Australia: Lindt response to Halal certification of their chocolate

| 18/12/2014 | Reply
Australia: Lindt response to Halal certification of their chocolate

“We don’t refuse to halal certify our product, we just don’t do it. We just make chocolate for everyone.”

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Malaysia: Shortage of turkeys in KL hotels

| 18/12/2014 | Reply
Malaysia:  Shortage of turkeys in KL hotels

Once again hotels and restaurants in the country are facing a shortage of halal turkey for the Christmas and New Year festivities.

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Opinion: Tapping the E-Muslim mart

| 17/12/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Tapping the E-Muslim mart

Are the Muslims, as a whole, market-worthy of the tag line, the “next BRIC” (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) opportunity?

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Korea: Muslim restaurants guidebook published

| 17/12/2014 | Reply
Korea: Muslim restaurants guidebook published

Written in English, the book titled “Muslim Friendly Restaurants in Korea” introduces 118 restaurants across the country. It categorized the restaurants into five groups.

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EU: Tapping into the high purchasing power of European Muslims

| 17/12/2014 | Reply
EU: Tapping into the high purchasing power of European Muslims

The first edition of Halal Expo Europe will be held from 15 until 16 April 2015 in Beursgebouw Eindhoven in The Netherlands.

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Online ventures target global Muslim consumer market

| 16/12/2014 | Reply
Online ventures target global Muslim consumer market

From travel guides to shopping portals, new Internet ventures aim to capitalise on the growing “Muslim lifestyle” market.

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Spain: Muslims Can Savor A Halal Spin On Spain’s Famous Jamon

| 16/12/2014 | Reply
Spain: Muslims Can Savor A Halal Spin On Spain’s Famous Jamon

In Cumbres Mayores, a town in the heart of Spain’s most traditional ham-producing region, a Tunisian émigré has created the country’s first halal jamón.

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Opinion: This fashion sector has a huge market gap

| 15/12/2014 | Reply
Opinion: This fashion sector has a huge market gap

Muslims account for over 20 percent of the global population but studies reveal that businesses are failing to tap into this key aspect of the Islamic economy.

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