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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 | 1 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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Opinion: Ramadan Business A Boon In Islamic Market

| 10/07/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Ramadan Business A Boon In Islamic Market

As the Muslim community expands a growing number of Islam-related businesses are launching around the nation. They sell everything from clothing, music and makeup to toys, frozen dinners and cookbooks.

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Patients must be informed about Halal drugs, Turkish doctor says

| 09/07/2013 | Reply
Patients must be informed about Halal drugs, Turkish doctor says

Drugs prospectuses should involve data about whether they are halal, and patients should be made aware of that data by doctors, according to a surgeon in Turkey’s Aegean province of Afyonkarahisar.

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Opinion: United Halal-Islamic finance sector to build USD4trn empire

| 09/07/2013 | Reply
Opinion: United Halal-Islamic finance sector to build USD4trn empire

An interview with Rushdi Siddiqui who has launched Azka Capital, a private equity advisory firm focused on halal industry initiatives with Islamic financing. He believes these industries have much in common, but hardly communicate with each other.

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Job creation should be the top policy priority in the Arab region

| 08/07/2013 | Reply
Job creation should be the top policy priority in the Arab region

It is clear that new financing channels and mechanisms need to be established and fostered to fill the funding void facing SMEs. Middle East SMEs are not only significant contributors to GDP but also account for the majority of private sector employment.

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Opinion: Halal lawsuit for Halal violation

| 04/07/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Halal lawsuit for Halal violation

When Western/conventional companies undertake to serve the “religious” market, be it Thomson Reuters for Islamic finance or Nestle for halal, it implies a credible market worthy of committing budgets, resources and priorities to.

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Opinion: Key areas in Islamic Finance and the Halal Industry

| 29/06/2013 | 1 Reply
Opinion: Key areas in Islamic Finance and the Halal Industry

Islamic Finance and the Halal Industry need to be part of the everyday conversation in Malaysia. The 20% of Malaysian Islamic banking assets is a solid foundation for building the next 20% in half the time.

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Opinion: Uniting Islamic Finance and Halal at conferences

| 19/06/2013 | 1 Reply
Opinion: 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. Is it because there is no ‘new new’ in Islamic finance?

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UAE: Over-dependence on imported food is dangerous

| 08/06/2013 | Reply
UAE: Over-dependence on imported food is dangerous

A demand-supply mismatch could increase price volatility in the global food and commodities market that could increase the vulnerability of GCC consumers who mostly rely on imported foodstuffs.

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Opinion: The Halal economy

| 02/06/2013 | Reply
Opinion: The Halal economy

The Islamic economy used to be thought of as exclusively associated with financial institutions implementing systems and laws that adhere to Islamic Shari’a law. The concept, however, gradually developed to include other sectors.

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Halal foods most important factor for travelling Muslims, says report

| 29/05/2013 | Reply
Halal foods most important factor for travelling Muslims, says report

According to DinarStandard, the travel industry would do well to respond to Muslim travel needs given that by 2020, growth will have reached nearly five percent compared to the global figure of 3.8 per cent.

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Opinion: Consuming passions

| 25/05/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Consuming passions

Trends used to be set by majority Muslim countries in the Middle East and South East Asia. Now they come as much from the Muslim minorities in the West. An overview on the growth of Halal into various sectors.

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UK: EBLEX Halal Steering Group being disbanded angers Muslims

| 23/05/2013 | Reply
UK: EBLEX Halal Steering Group being disbanded angers Muslims

In a move which has proven unpopular among some within the Halal sector, red meat levy body Eblex has established a new open Halal Forum to replace the current Halal Steering Group.

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Opinion: UK Halal food producer presses for higher monitoring standards

| 18/04/2013 | Reply
Opinion: UK Halal food producer presses for higher monitoring standards

In times of economic hardship, price tends to become an increasingly important factor in the minds of customers. Producers generally try to respond by minimising their costs.

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