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UAE: Halal Products Not Only For Muslims – Expert

| 26/11/2013 | Reply
UAE: Halal Products Not Only For Muslims – Expert

It is a mistake to market Halal products to Muslims only and more must be done to increase their marketability, one expert has said at the Global Islamic Economy Summit.

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UAE: Dubai eyes profit in setting Islamic standards

| 24/11/2013 | Reply
UAE: Dubai eyes profit in setting Islamic standards

From cosmetics to accommodation, travel to toothpaste, complying with religious principles is becoming big business in the Muslim world, and Dubai sees an opportunity.

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Opinion: So what is Islamic Marketing & what’s all the noise about?

| 22/11/2013 | Reply
Opinion: So what is Islamic Marketing & what’s all the noise about?

It’s about more than ‘meat and money’. More importantly, for Jonathan Wilson, it reflects a growing interest in ‘Brand Islam’; and recognition of Muslims as a significant segment, sector, and audience.

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Opinion: Questions over Halal industry approach

| 19/11/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Questions over Halal industry approach

The SAMI halal food index has about 95 companies from Malaysia, yet, Bursa Malaysia has not created a halal economic sector index.

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Halal: Food security and asset class

| 17/11/2013 | Reply
Halal: Food security and asset class

Agro-food is a consumer non-cyclical asset class that is more stable than the preferred real estate investing with boom/bust cycles.

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Opinion: Rebranding of Islamic Finance: Participation Finance

| 13/11/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Rebranding of Islamic Finance: Participation Finance

One of the most often heard statements at Islamic finance conferences, after standardization, has been, “Islamic finance is not just for Muslims, but for all of man-kind because of its ethical orientation”.

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London’s Mecca rich: the rise of the Muslim multi-millionaires

| 31/10/2013 | Reply
London’s Mecca rich: the rise of the Muslim multi-millionaires

As David Cameron declares the city open for Islamic business, Evening Standard’s Joshi Herrmann reports on the rise of the Muslim multi-millionaires splashing their cash around the capital

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Opinion: Malaysian leadership: SRI Sukuk and ESG index

| 29/10/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Malaysian leadership: SRI Sukuk and ESG index

The 2014 Budget was announced by the PM, and reference and allocation to Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Sukuk and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) index are indeed welcomed.

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Faith based needs of Halal conscious travellers

| 28/10/2013 | Reply
Faith based needs of Halal conscious travellers

Faith based values and needs are increasingly influential in the purchasing decisions of Muslim consumers. This is already reflected in the choices they make regarding food or conducting financial transactions.

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Islamic finance and food sector need convergence

| 27/10/2013 | Reply
Islamic finance and food sector need convergence

Islamic finance has excess liquidity and limited Sharia-compliant investment opportunities; the expanding Halal food sector is under-supplied and in need of capital. So what is stopping these two from working together for their mutual benefit?

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Opinion: Islamic finance and food sector need convergence

| 27/10/2013 | Reply
Opinion:  Islamic finance and food sector need convergence

From the perspective of the Islamic economy, these two sectors clearly belong together, but it will take time and some imaginative, bold moves to bring them closer together.

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Opinion: World Islamic Economic Forum needs to under-promise and over-deliver

| 24/10/2013 | Reply
Opinion: World Islamic Economic Forum needs to under-promise and over-deliver

The WIEF is not just about Islamic finance, there will many other subjects covered, like US$2.3 trillion halal industry, but the US$1.3 trillion niche market seems to be the anchor tenant of the event. Why?

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Opinion: Innovation: Nasa technology… and a prayer mat

| 20/10/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Innovation: Nasa technology… and a prayer mat

The Timez5 physiological prayer mat is a Canadian product sourced from a complex domestic and global supply chain of high performance space age based materials.

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Opinion: Confusion between Means and Ends can Lead to Betrayal

| 18/10/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Confusion between Means and Ends can Lead to Betrayal

Over the time of the Eid al Ahda sacrifice, Dr Tariq Ramadan reflects on how blind adherence to the form can lead us to betray the substance of the Prophetic teaching.

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Opinion: Connecting Islamic liquidity with Halal opportunity

| 12/10/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Connecting Islamic liquidity with Halal opportunity

The Halal industry needs capital and the Islamic finance industry has surplus liquidity and limited investment opportunities; so why aren’t the two working together, asks Rushdi Siddiqui.

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Under-defined, Under-regulated, Under-served…but not Understood

| 11/10/2013 | Reply
Under-defined, Under-regulated, Under-served…but not Understood

The concept of the Islamic Economy is only now starting to take shape. It is full of big numbers, big opportunities, and big gaps in general perception. Dubai is hoping to change all that.

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Opinion: Expert gets behind Dubai’s push to become capital of Islamic economy

| 09/10/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Expert gets behind Dubai’s push to become capital of Islamic economy

Abdalhamid David Evans has been fronting a series of presentations involving the news organisation Thomson Reuters, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry and other stakeholders in the initiative.

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Halal Travel Market growth – the numbers don’t lie

| 07/10/2013 | Reply
Halal Travel Market growth – the numbers don’t lie

The global Muslim tourism market was worth $126 billion in 2011, representing 12.3% of the total global outbound tourism expenditure. This is set to grow to $192 Billion by 2020 representing 13.4% of the global expenditure.

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The travel genome in the DNA of Muslims

| 01/10/2013 | Reply
The travel genome in the DNA of Muslims

When it comes to travel, Muslims as a community are unique. From a very young age, they develop the lifelong desire to perform Hajj, which is to travel to Makkah in Saudi Arabia and perform a set of acts of worship.

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Opinion: Asian countries capture big revenues from Muslim tourists

| 29/09/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Asian countries capture big revenues from Muslim tourists

The move is part of a larger effort throughout Asian countries to capitalize on the growing Muslim middle class in a variety of Asian countries.

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