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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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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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Halal, health and healing: Will halalopathy bring hope to patients?

| 25/03/2019 | Reply
Halal, health and healing: Will halalopathy bring hope to patients?

“Halalopathy is not a new thing. It is really returning back to an ancient mindset of healing found not only in the Islamic tradition but also Chinese, African, Greek, and aboriginal traditions.”

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Opinion: How can we restore trust in the food industry?

| 12/03/2019 | Reply
Opinion: How can we restore trust in the food industry?

According to surveys, 66% of consumers don’t believe the information which is displayed on the food labels. This has put a growing pressure on food companies and authorities globally.

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Opinion: Halal certification organisations, lab-grown meat, and labelling debate

| 04/03/2019 | Reply
Opinion: Halal certification organisations, lab-grown meat, and labelling debate

When the lab-grown meat hits the market, it could become another source of cross-contamination. How the lab-grown meat is defined by its regulatory agency is going to make a difference.

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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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Opinion: Muslims, the world’s last great untapped market

| 02/03/2019 | Reply
Opinion: Muslims, the world’s last great untapped market

From halal mozzarella to smart hijabs, faith-driven consumers are demanding products that dovetail with their modern lifestyles. A look at where the market is headed – and when

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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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Indonesia: Bank Indonesia Develops Halal Economy Ecosystem

| 23/02/2019 | Reply
Indonesia: Bank Indonesia Develops Halal Economy Ecosystem

According to the central bank governor, there are four sectors of the halal economy with good prospects. It can be generated from a community.

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Opinion: How is Muslim beauty redefining the Asian cosmetic market?

| 19/02/2019 | Reply
Opinion: How is Muslim beauty redefining the Asian cosmetic market?

Florence Bernardin explains the growing importance of Malaysia and Indonesia in the global beauty market.

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Opinion: ‘Killing animals is cruel full stop – regardless of whether it’s Halal’

| 15/02/2019 | Reply
Opinion: ‘Killing animals is cruel full stop – regardless of whether it’s Halal’

In fact 84% of UK halal meat comes from animals who have been stunned beforehand, according to animal welfare charity the RSPCA.

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Islamic Fashion Becomes Effortless Thanks to SHUKR Islamic Clothing

| 15/02/2019 | Reply
Islamic Fashion Becomes Effortless Thanks to SHUKR Islamic Clothing

The rise of Muslim targeted clothing trends raises a question modest dressers (Muslims especially) have been struggling with: are modesty and beauty able to co-exist?

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Opinion: Why fashion brands must try harder to capture the ‘Muslim pound’

| 11/02/2019 | Reply
Opinion: Why fashion brands must try harder to capture the ‘Muslim pound’

This diverse, global and super savvy customer base are increasingly characterised by a desire for conservative clothing with genuine fashion credentials.

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Opinion: Inside Malaysia’s fast-growing Halal beauty market

| 04/02/2019 | Reply
Opinion: Inside Malaysia’s fast-growing Halal beauty market

“I have no grievance against halal beauty products,” she told Arab News. “But my suspicion is that the halal beauty industry is a marketing gimmick.”

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Opinion: 7 trends expected to shape the next phase of Halal travel sector

| 31/01/2019 | Reply
Opinion: 7 trends expected to shape the next phase of Halal travel sector

Here are some main trends that marketers should know about the halal travel sector to stay ahead of the curve.

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Opinion: Corporate Halal reputation needs to be on the top agenda for companies operating in Muslim Markets

| 30/01/2019 | Reply
Opinion: Corporate Halal reputation needs to be on the top agenda for companies operating in Muslim Markets

The Reputation Institute reported in November 2018 that nearly 84% of a company’s value is now based on reputational factors.

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Opinion: How ‘Halal media’ can change perceptions of Muslim world

| 29/01/2019 | Reply
Opinion: How ‘Halal media’ can change perceptions of Muslim world

Reuters’ recent State of the Global Islamic Economy Report revealed that Muslim countries are emerging as a production powerhouse for “halal media”.

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Opinion: Why more businesses are taking advantage of the growing Halal economy

| 24/01/2019 | Reply
Opinion: Why more businesses are taking advantage of the growing Halal economy

In recent years we have been able to observe a phenomenal growth in some economical sectors. One such sector is the global Islamic economy.

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Ireland ‘leads the world in Islamic values as Muslim states lag’

| 21/01/2019 | Reply
Ireland ‘leads the world in Islamic values as Muslim states lag’

The first Muslim-majority nation is Malaysia ranking at 33, while the only other state in the top 50 is Kuwait at 48.

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