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Indonesia seeks lead in global modest-fashion industry

| 18/07/2019 | Reply
Indonesia seeks lead in global modest-fashion industry

It stands to reason that Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country, would be a leader in this booming multibillion-dollar industry.

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Major Developments in the Halal Infrastructure of South Korea

| 03/07/2019 | Reply
Major Developments in the Halal Infrastructure of South Korea

A DinarStandard interview with Dr James Noh, Director-General of the Korea Institute of Halal Industry about Halal cosmetics and other current Halal opportunities in South Korea.

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Opinion: You will be eating replacement meats within 20 years. Here’s why

| 03/07/2019 | Reply
Opinion: You will be eating replacement meats within 20 years. Here’s why

Vegetarianism, veganism and flexitarianism are regularly in the news, with more and more people becoming advocates of plant-based eating.

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Saudi ‘Halal’ Nightclub Tests Societal Limits for Reforms

| 22/06/2019 | Reply
Saudi ‘Halal’ Nightclub Tests Societal Limits for Reforms

The roller-coaster of approval and disapproval did not come as a surprise to people familiar with the implementation of Vision 2030.

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Opinion: Is Indonesia ready for Halal certification obligation?

| 12/06/2019 | Reply
Opinion: Is Indonesia ready for Halal certification obligation?

Indonesia’s halal industry is underdeveloped because the local and domestic players have not significantly seized the opportunity.

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SDGs: Sustainable style and the rise of circular fashion

| 10/06/2019 | Reply
SDGs: Sustainable style and the rise of circular fashion

“Consumers are becoming more and more conscious, they hold the power to make the change. More and more they are checking labels and manufacturing process.” Renting fashion for a start!

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Opinion: Capitalism is failing us all. Could Islamic economics be the answer?

| 20/05/2019 | Reply
Opinion: Capitalism is failing us all. Could Islamic economics be the answer?

Billionaire Ray Dalio, manager of the world’s largest hedge fund Bridgewater, recently shocked the world when he announced that “capitalism is failing” and that a “revolution” is coming.

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Africa is creating one of the world’s largest single markets. What does this mean for entrepreneurs?

| 20/05/2019 | 1 Reply
Africa is creating one of the world’s largest single markets. What does this mean for entrepreneurs?

The Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is set to launch on 30th May. If every African country joins, it’s expected to be one of the world’s largest single markets.

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Opinion: The doner kebab, an unlikely symbol of European identity

| 18/05/2019 | Reply
Opinion: The doner kebab, an unlikely symbol of European identity

Has the doner kebab become a political issue in Europe? While the idea might seem humorous, this is a serious question.

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The Halal Maturity Checklist – a key performance indicator

| 14/05/2019 | Reply
The Halal Maturity Checklist – a key performance indicator

It is crucial for companies that are serving Muslim markets to be proactive on halal matters and bring halal to the same level as food/product safety.

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Opinion: Corporate West embraces Ramadan but culturally it’s a work in progress

| 06/05/2019 | Reply
Opinion: Corporate West embraces Ramadan but culturally it’s a work in progress

Business knows Muslims are a valuable part of the Western market. In this appreciation, it is well ahead of the rest of society.

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SDGs: The fight to define Regenerative Agriculture

| 24/04/2019 | Reply
SDGs: The fight to define Regenerative Agriculture

Changes of this nature to farming practices could help U.S. agriculture draw down 250 million tons of carbon dioxide annually.

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Halal industry shaken as certification bodies accuse Indonesia’s MUI official of extortion

| 19/04/2019 | Reply
Halal industry shaken as certification bodies accuse Indonesia’s MUI official of extortion

It is alleged that Lukmanul and other MUI officials demanded the transfer of “exorbitant sums of money” from foreign bodies for them to remain on MUI’s list of approved certifying bodies.

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In rich countries, the middle class is getting smaller and smaller, generation by generation

| 16/04/2019 | Reply
In rich countries, the middle class is getting smaller and smaller, generation by generation

The “economic influence” of the middle class has also dropped sharply over time, said the OECD report, which was published on April 10.

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Petition: Corruption has no place in Halal

| 15/04/2019 | Reply
Petition: Corruption has no place in Halal

Corrupt Halal Certification Bodies from foreign lands, having financial influence, can easily manipulate and contaminate the system with their unfair, corrupt and criminal practices.

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Saudi Arabia: Investment opportunities in the Saudi food sector

| 15/04/2019 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Investment opportunities in the Saudi food sector

Domestic, regional and international demands for Saudi food products have been increasing year on year, with seafood, dates and halal foods leading the way.

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Popular discontent rises in Brunei as economy falters

| 09/04/2019 | Reply
Popular discontent rises in Brunei as economy falters

The country has been courting Chinese investments to try to diversify its economy, but the younger Bruneians will not enjoy the same benefits as previous generations.

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Indonesia Halal Economy and Strategy Roadmap 2018/2019 Launched!

| 05/04/2019 | Reply
Indonesia Halal Economy and Strategy Roadmap 2018/2019 Launched!

With the largest Muslim population in the world, Indonesia aims to be the Engine of the Global Halal Economy. They have produced with DinarStandard their Halal Economy & Strategy Roadmap.

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Opinion: The role of women in urban development as planners, builders, city dwellers, is crucial

| 04/04/2019 | Reply
Opinion: The role of women in urban development as planners, builders, city dwellers, is crucial

There is a significant danger in misinterpreting the 17 Sustainable Development Goals as separate disciplines that need to be dealt with one by one and in isolation.

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Infrastructure needed to achieve 72% of sustainable development goal targets

| 04/04/2019 | Reply
Infrastructure needed to achieve 72% of sustainable development goal targets

UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030 – global targets relating to poverty, health, the environment, peace and justice – will rely on infrastructure systems.

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