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Is a lack of innovation behind halal shopper dissatisfaction?

| 25/01/2020
Is a lack of innovation behind halal shopper dissatisfaction?

Canadian grocery shoppers looking for halal are more dissatisfied with their options this year than they were a year ago, according to just released research.

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Report Reveals APAC NTOs Best Globally for Muslim Friendly Resources Available Online

| 21/01/2020
Report Reveals APAC NTOs Best Globally for Muslim Friendly Resources Available Online

This report published by Pear Anderson shows that eight of the top 10 National Tourism Organisations (NTOs) with Muslim friendly online resources are from APAC.

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Opinion: Slow travel, social activism to drive growth of Muslim travel

| 20/01/2020
Opinion: Slow travel, social activism to drive growth of Muslim travel

In 2018, the global Muslim travel population clocked at 140 million, according to the Mastercard-CrescentRating Global Muslim Travel Index 2019.

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Spain sees a rise in Halal meat for Muslim and non-Muslim consumers

| 17/12/2019
Spain sees a rise in Halal meat for Muslim and non-Muslim consumers

Forecasts indicate that the Halal food and beverage will continue to grow without interruption around the world with 1.8 billion muslims worldwide, of these more than 60% are currently under 30 years of age.

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Indonesia encourages sharia economy to boost SMEs

| 07/12/2019
Indonesia encourages sharia economy to boost SMEs

Indonesian Vice President Ma’ruf Amin discusses a wide range of topics – domestic, international, and economic – and said that his country plans to pay more attention to Halal tourism.

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UK: HalalBooking Ranked as Fastest-Growing UK Travel Company

| 05/12/2019
UK: HalalBooking Ranked as Fastest-Growing UK Travel Company

HalalBooking’s results for the first three quarters of 2019 show that over 75,000 guests have booked through its website, using its unique halal-friendly search functionality to choose hotel and villa accommodation.

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Halal consumer market will hit $2.5 trillion globally in 2020, AT Kearney reports

| 04/12/2019
Halal consumer market will hit $2.5 trillion globally in 2020, AT Kearney reports

The firm’s Global Business Policy Council, which conducted the analysis, found that spending on halal products and services is set to almost double globally by 2023.

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USA: To halal or not to halal?

| 25/11/2019
USA: To halal or not to halal?

 Interview with Dr. Muhammad Munir Chaudry, IFANCA President and CEO of IFANCA to discuss the current status and the future of the halal economy.

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Opinion: Halal B2B Marketplace Combats Food Fraud With Blockchain Technology

| 14/11/2019
Opinion: Halal B2B Marketplace Combats Food Fraud With Blockchain Technology

Knowing where your food comes from, and whether is it really Halal, are issues that more and more people are concerned with.

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UAE: Global Launch of the State of the Islamic Economy Report 2019/20

| 11/11/2019
UAE: Global Launch of the State of the Islamic Economy Report 2019/20

DinarStandard said halal products attracted the lion’s share of investments, accounting for 54% of deal value, followed by Islamic finance at 42% and 4% in Islamic lifestyle, mainly in modest fashion and Muslim-friendly tourism.

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Opinion: Transparency and Trust in the Halal Food Chain

| 08/11/2019
Opinion: Transparency and Trust in the Halal Food Chain

When applied to the halal food sector, the concepts of transparency and trust force us to engage with the complexities and nuances of the industry.

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USA: What Gen Z Wants At Work Will Blow Your Mind

| 03/11/2019
USA: What Gen Z Wants At Work Will Blow Your Mind

Unlike Millennials, who typically buck tradition in the workplace and appear to be driving the flexible work revolution, Gen Z craves something very different. Stability.

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Opinion: Harmonizing Halal Standards

| 02/11/2019
Opinion: Harmonizing Halal Standards

Strong political will is needed among all governments to realize the vision of implementing common halal standards and certification across the world.

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Saudi Arabia: Plant-based foods on the rise across the Middle East, says Prince Khaled

| 29/10/2019
Saudi Arabia: Plant-based foods on the rise across the Middle East, says Prince Khaled

Prince Khaled said the success of plant-based products largely rests on education and the availability of information to consumers and potential consumers.

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Ban on swimming? Myths hinder Indonesia’s development in halal tourism

| 22/10/2019
Ban on swimming? Myths hinder Indonesia’s development in halal tourism

Myths surrounding the concept, such as a prohibition on swimming at halal tourist destinations, have worsened the situation, making Islam looks like a foe instead of a friend of tourism.

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Governing, Regulatory and Statutory Stakeholders within the Halal Industry in Malaysia

| 22/10/2019
Governing, Regulatory and Statutory Stakeholders within the Halal Industry in Malaysia

Stakeholders are defined as a person, group or organisation that has interest or stake in an organisation or in an industry.

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Opinion: Islamophobia on the rise in Europe, discussion at EU Parliament concludes

| 25/09/2019
Opinion: Islamophobia on the rise in Europe, discussion at EU Parliament concludes

EU Parliament lawmaker Magid Magid, said the far-right started to gather supporters across Europe, and that these people not only threatened human rights but also security.

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Muslim model changing the fashion industry and inspiring others

| 23/09/2019
Muslim model changing the fashion industry and inspiring others

WHEN Mariah Idrissi pulls one of her many hijabs from a bag during photo shoots, it is as important as her shoes, jewellery or make-up. It is part of her identity.

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Opinion: BLOCKCHAIN: The Next Frontier in Halal Certification?

| 15/09/2019
Opinion: BLOCKCHAIN: The Next Frontier in Halal Certification?

To address issues of cost, risk and efficiency HCBs should consider embracing halal blockchain initiatives together with the halal industry and be part of halal blockchains for efficiency.

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Massive potential: Why are ASEAN halal food exports growing at a slower rate than global demand?

| 11/09/2019
Massive potential: Why are ASEAN halal food exports growing at a slower rate than global demand?

Halal food exports from South East Asian countries are seemingly sluggish, despite soaring consumer demand and a more sophisticated regulatory regime.

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