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Malaysia: Local Halal industry needs a revamp

| 11/01/2019 | Reply
Malaysia: Local Halal industry needs a revamp

“We are not looking at the processes of halal certification that could give spin-off effects on investments,” Mohd Redzuan said.

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Is Stunning an Animal Before Slaughter More Humane?

| 11/01/2019 | Reply
Is Stunning an Animal Before Slaughter More Humane?

At issue is whether to allow religious exemptions to European Union rules that state animals must be knocked out before they are slaughtered, which supporters say is more humane.

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Indonesia: MUI Carrys Out Halal Certification before Regulation Ready

| 09/01/2019 | Reply
Indonesia: MUI Carrys Out Halal Certification before Regulation Ready

The JPH Law stipulates that the issuance of halal certification involves BPJPH as a regulator and Halal Inspection Agency (LPH) which includes auditors and MUI as fatwa provider.

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What is halal and kosher meat and why is it banned in parts of Belgium?

| 08/01/2019 | Reply
What is halal and kosher meat and why is it banned in parts of Belgium?

Now might be the perfect time to learn what halal and kosher food practices actually entail, if you aren’t already aware.

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UAE: IFDC Fund supports Pret A Cover Buyers Lane

| 08/01/2019 | Reply
UAE: IFDC Fund supports Pret A Cover Buyers Lane

In an unprecedented move throughout the global modest fashion space, Islamic Fashion & Design Council (IFDC) has dedicated a fund to help emerging modest brands.

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Indonesia has strong demand in packaged food

| 08/01/2019 | Reply
Indonesia has strong demand in packaged food

Interview on bilateral trade between Indonesia and India in the food and beverage sector and opportunities in exports going forward.

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Muslim women making it in modest fashion mainstream

| 08/01/2019 | Reply
Muslim women making it in modest fashion mainstream

While we swoon over luxury fashion labels and their efforts in the modest fashion industry, Muslim women are creating companies around the world and are making their marks.

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Thailand strengthens standards for its Diamond Halal brand

| 07/01/2019 | Reply
Thailand strengthens standards for its Diamond Halal brand

The Halal Science Centre at Chulalongkorn University recently hosted the “International Halal Science and Technology Conference 2018” (IHSATEC) where they discussed ‘precision halalization’.

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Opinion: Halal Certification for Global Markets

| 07/01/2019 | Reply
Opinion: Halal Certification for Global Markets

An overview on Halal standards, certification and accreditation since 2010. 2019 will be seeing the growth in accreditation and hopefully also harmonisation of standards in various regions.

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Japan making a mark in Muslim tourist market

| 04/01/2019 | Reply
Japan making a mark in Muslim tourist market

A Strong influx of Muslim travellers is fuelling a boom in halal restaurants and syariah-compliant hotels in Japan, potentially a big market for Malaysian halal products.

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Opinion: Could vegan formulations soon crowd out Halal as a selling point?

| 03/01/2019 | Reply
Opinion: Could vegan formulations soon crowd out Halal as a selling point?

This is according Malaysia’s first venture capital fund dedicated to Halal startups!

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INTERVIEW–Scientist says has developed metrics to determine if animal was stunned before halal slaughter

| 03/01/2019 | Reply
INTERVIEW–Scientist says has developed metrics to determine if animal was stunned before halal slaughter

The debate over whether animals should be stunned or not before they are slaughtered continues in the halal industry. While some methods of stunning are accepted as halal in many countries, some argue against the practice.

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Indonesia Wants to Make Halal Tourism a Thing

| 03/01/2019 | Reply
Indonesia Wants to Make Halal Tourism a Thing

With an estimated growth of up to 20% per year, this global halal industry has become the fastest growing consumer segment in the world.

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Law banning kosher and halal slaughter becomes effective in Belgium

| 03/01/2019 | Reply
Law banning kosher and halal slaughter becomes effective in Belgium

Belgium has now joined Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Switzerland in banning the slaughter of animals before they have been stunned.

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Indonesia wants to be Halal goods hub as demand soars

| 03/01/2019 | Reply
Indonesia wants to be Halal goods hub as demand soars

“The master plan will outline the strategy to develop Indonesia’s halal products,” Brodjonegoro said. “The point is, Indonesia must be the main player, not only the main market for global halal products.”

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Opinion: Islamic Finance Volume Expected to Hit $2.5 Trillion in 2019

| 01/01/2019 | Reply
Opinion: Islamic Finance Volume Expected to Hit $2.5 Trillion in 2019

Unfortunately, 2018 is not proved as much beneficial for Global Islamic Banking and Finance Industry as expected because of various reasons, but 2019 is starting with high hopes except in the Takaful industry.

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Marketing the Muslim Woman: Hijabs and Modest Fashion are the NewCorporate Trend in the Trump Era

| 01/01/2019 | Reply
Marketing the Muslim Woman: Hijabs and Modest Fashion are the NewCorporate Trend in the Trump Era

By selling modest clothing or spotlighting a hijabi in an ad campaign, the U.S. clothing industry is beckoning Muslim women to be its latest consumer niche.

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Dubai, Bosnia To Promote Halal Industries In Europe

| 30/12/2018 | Reply
Dubai, Bosnia To Promote Halal Industries In Europe

This was stated after Abdulla Al Awar, CEO of Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre, and Amer Bukvic, CEO of Bosna Bank International, signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU.

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Azerbaijani companies expand business ties with Saudi Arabia

| 28/12/2018 | Reply
Azerbaijani companies expand business ties with Saudi Arabia

Azerbaijan Export & Investment Promotion Foundation organized an export mission to Riyadh, capital city of Saudi Arabia, to promote Azerbaijani local products under the Made in Azerbaijan brand .

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Switzerland: Discovery that Toblerone has converted factory in Bern to be Halal compliant

| 26/12/2018 | 1 Reply
Switzerland: Discovery that Toblerone has converted factory in Bern to be  Halal compliant

(Updated with responses) Toblerone’s certification outrages the Far Right. While the ingredients have not changed, the Toblerone factory in Berne, the Swiss capital, has received Halal certification.

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