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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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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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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: Opportunities in the Halal Economy

| 24/03/2019 | Reply
Opinion: Opportunities in the Halal Economy

“Despite the current size of Muslim consumer market, investments in companies that cater for this population — especially smaller, high-growth ones — are scarce, the market is fragmented,” says Thomas Tsao, managing partner, Gobi Partners

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Pestalotiopsis Microspora: The Mushroom That Eats Plastic

| 11/03/2019 | Reply
Pestalotiopsis Microspora: The Mushroom That Eats Plastic

More precisely, Pestalotiopsis microspora consumes polyurethane, the key ingredient in plastic products, and converts it to organic matter.

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Saudi Arabia: Could lab-grown meat be in Saudi Arabia’s future?

| 06/03/2019 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Could lab-grown meat be in Saudi Arabia’s future?

We have to keep an eye on technologies and how they emerge. We have all heard about how meat production is shifting from the normal farm to labs.

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Opinion: Meeting demands of the Halal Industry

| 03/03/2019 | Reply
Opinion: Meeting demands of the Halal Industry

The global halal market is set to grow at an exponential rate driven by increasing demand from the Muslim as well as non-Muslim population.

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UAE launches integrated ‘Arab system’ for mutual recognition of halal certificates

| 25/02/2019 | Reply
UAE launches integrated ‘Arab system’ for mutual recognition of halal certificates

“The first Arab halal system will include mutual recognition of halal certificates and easing the trade movement between our Arab countries and the world.”

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Interview: Most Ferrero chocolates Halal-certified, all factories to be Halal

| 25/02/2019 | Reply
Interview: Most Ferrero chocolates Halal-certified, all factories to be Halal

“We, as a company, anticipated Halal. We knew that we needed to do this now or later. We started the process and did it globally,” added General Legal Counsel, Moutaz Abdullat.

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution: what it means, how to respond

| 24/02/2019 | Reply
The Fourth Industrial Revolution: what it means, how to respond

In the end, it all comes down to people and values. We need to shape a future that works for all of us by putting people first and empowering them

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UAE: Dubai Industrial Park Launches a Report Exploring Global Food Trends up to 2030

| 20/02/2019 | Reply
UAE: Dubai Industrial Park Launches a Report Exploring Global Food Trends up to 2030

It identifies 20 global agri-food trends indicating the planet’s prospects for the future, and how this relates to the GCC, from the manufacturing stage to the supply chain.

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Report: Sustainable Tourism Policy Recommendations Developed for OIC Countries

| 13/02/2019 | Reply
Report: Sustainable Tourism Policy Recommendations Developed for OIC Countries

DinarStandard and COMCEC released “Sustainable Destination Management Strategies In The OIC Member Countries” at the 13th Meeting of the COMCEC Tourism Working Group.

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Growing preference for ‘instant noodle trips’, non-OIC destinations and other Muslim travel trends

| 12/02/2019 | Reply
Growing preference for ‘instant noodle trips’, non-OIC destinations and other Muslim travel trends

‘Rising authority’ of women when planning travels is one of the trends that will change Muslim travel, the Mastercard-CrescentRating Halal Travel Frontier 2019 report says.

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Malaysia and Indonesia rush to slice up $3tn global halal market

| 12/02/2019 | Reply
Malaysia and Indonesia rush to slice up $3tn global halal market

Malaysia ranks first among countries best-positioned to seize opportunities in the Islamic economy, according to a 2018-2019 report by Thomson Reuters and DinarStandard.

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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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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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Malaysia confident to be able to export RM50b in Halal export by 2020

| 18/12/2018 | Reply
Malaysia confident to be able to export RM50b in Halal export by 2020

Halal Industry Development Corp (HDC) is confident that Malaysia will be able to export as much as RM50 billion of home-grown halal products worldwide by 2020.

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Industry Ministry focuses on making Indonesia world’s Muslim fashion center

| 16/12/2018 | Reply
Industry Ministry focuses on making Indonesia world’s Muslim fashion center

TWO ARTICLES Jakarta (ANTARA News) – Directorate General of Small and Medium Industries at the Ministry of Industry is focusing on transforming Indonesia into a center of the world`s Muslim fashion in 2020 by conducting various strategic programs in 2019. “We will establish the Muslim fashion business ecosystem and incubate several businesses. We will create […]

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Opinion: Uber Eats predicts the big UAE food trends of 2019

| 11/12/2018 | Reply
Opinion: Uber Eats predicts the big UAE food trends of 2019

Using data collected from its food delivery app, Uber Eats has predicted that a number of vegan food stuffs are set to go mainstream in 2019, as an increasing number of people search for plant-based products.

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