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All set for Global Islamic Economy Summit

| 29/09/2013 | Reply
All set for Global Islamic Economy Summit

The much-anticipated Global Islamic Economy Summit, or GIES 2013, under patronage of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has captured the world’s attention on the possible blueprint of an Islamic economy.

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On Track to an Islamic Economy

| 25/09/2013 | Reply
On Track to an Islamic Economy

The notion that Islamic Finance and the Halal food sector ‘belong together’ in a holistic rather than a circumstantial way, is starting to gain a bit of traction, not just on the conference circuit, but also around the tables where Big Decisions get made.

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10 reasons why travel is a key vertical in the Halal market space – part 1

| 24/09/2013 | Reply
10 reasons why travel is a key vertical in the Halal market space – part 1

There is no doubt that Halal/Muslim Travel market is an important area to be taken into account in any framework for building robust and sustainable economy drivers. This segment is not only a direct driver for economic growth, technological innovation, social enterprise, etc. but also is a strong catalyst for growth of other industries in the destinations.

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Dubai’s historic forays into Islamic Economy

| 16/09/2013 | Reply
Dubai’s historic forays into Islamic Economy

Dubai’s ambition to be the capital of the Islamic Economy is bigger than what most can fathom. The Islamic Economy is more than Islamic finance and halal chicken; it is a multi-billion dollar industry that will have a monumental impact on global trade.

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Opinion: World Halal Council Announces Gas Stunning Not Acceptable

| 13/09/2013 | Reply
Opinion: World Halal Council Announces Gas Stunning Not Acceptable

WHC members, an umbrella body of Halal Certifiers worldwide, unanimously decided that gas stunning of animals before slaughtering is unacceptable as it is a non islamic and cruel way of killing animals.

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Pakistan: Halal is where the money is!

| 12/09/2013 | Reply
Pakistan: Halal is where the money is!

Following the promise of Islamic finance, the Islamic meat market is growing at a promising rate. From negligible levels a decade and half ago, global Halal meat market currently stands close to $300 billion, according to most recent estimate by Halal Industry Research Center.

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UK and UAE complement each other on Islamic finance

| 12/09/2013 | Reply
UK and UAE complement each other on Islamic finance

Senior Minister of State at the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office Baroness Warsi welcomed Dubai’s initiative to be the global centre of Islamic economy, saying that the two countries “absolutely” complement each other in this regard.

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Halal Food: Can Dubai Really Change the Menu?

| 12/09/2013 | Reply
Halal Food: Can Dubai Really Change the Menu?

It is a $685 billion market that cuts across geographic, cultural and even religious boundaries. Can Dubai step in and change the rules of the game?

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Opinion: Sustainable investing: Opportunity awaits Islamic finance industry

| 11/09/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Sustainable investing: Opportunity awaits Islamic finance industry

One would think that to strengthen their position in a market dominated by conventional finance, Islamic finance and SRI would be sharing their successes and failures, coming together for joint ventures, and supporting each other.

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UAE: Dubai focuses on Islamic finance as part of its economic diversification strategy

| 04/09/2013 | Reply
UAE: Dubai focuses on Islamic finance as part of its economic diversification strategy

Plans to establish Dubai’s credentials as a centre for Islamic finance took a step forward in July with the opening of a new academic institution to train professionals for employment in the sector.

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Australia: Halal Show Bags Campaign Announced

| 29/08/2013 | Reply
Australia: Halal Show Bags Campaign Announced

The bags, which state “Halal certification schemes fund mosques, madrassas and jihad,” are designed to generate discussion amongst Australian consumers.

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Opinion: ‘Halal hotels’ lure Turks, not Arabs

| 29/08/2013 | Reply
Opinion:  ‘Halal hotels’ lure Turks, not Arabs

Turkey’s ‘Muslim-friendly’ or ‘halal’ hotels that offer visitors an alcohol-free environment along with separate swimming pools for women and men are drawing Turkish tourists, not Arabs, say sector players.

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Opinion: TED Talks OIC

| 25/08/2013 | Reply
Opinion: TED Talks OIC

The Muslim world is not in need of ideas, as there are many brilliant Muslims, young, old, men and women all included. What is needed is a neutral platform that sparks ideas into viable plans.

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Opinion: A Big Question Mark on Islamic Finance Industry

| 25/08/2013 | Reply
Opinion: A Big Question Mark on Islamic Finance Industry

Commercialism has captured Islamic Finance institutions in such a way that business with, and financing to, the poor has gone astray from their agenda.

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Opinion: Muslims may eat a Halal burger, but remain unable to invest in one

| 18/08/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Muslims may eat a Halal burger, but remain unable to invest in one

In fact, ninety five per cent of the Muslim world does not have access to Islamic finance. And they don’t seem to mind.

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Opinion: Religions asking if test-tube burgers allow them to keep the faith

| 09/08/2013 | Reply
Opinion:  Religions asking if test-tube burgers allow them to keep the faith

When the world’s first test-tube beef burger was cooked and eaten this week, food critics all asked about its taste. For many Jews, Muslims and Hindus, the first question was whether their faith allowed them to try it.

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Opinion: Muslim consumerism

| 31/07/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Muslim consumerism

Muslim consumerism is linked to real economy sectors. Dubai’s vision for Dubai as an Islamic economy led by Muslim consumerism and supported by halal industry companies and Islamic and conventional banks.

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Uniting Islamic Finance and Halal at Conferences

| 29/07/2013 | Reply
Uniting Islamic Finance and Halal at Conferences

One of the interesting developments in the Islamic finance conferencing arena has been the introduction of topical issues from the $2.1 trillion halal industry.

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EU: Dutch press EU study on labeling meat produced without stunning

| 24/07/2013 | Reply
EU: Dutch press EU study on labeling meat produced without stunning

The Commission included a study into informing consumers about animal stunning in its list of planned actions 2012-2015 animal welfare strategy.

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Pakistan: Halal search engine launched

| 11/07/2013 | Reply
Pakistan: Halal search engine launched

The site, Halalgoogling, sources results from popular engines such as Google and Bing but its built-in filtering system blocks haram – or prohibited – content.

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