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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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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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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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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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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: 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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Research: Indonesia’s New Halal Law: Impact on the Political Economy

| 19/01/2019 | Reply
Research: Indonesia’s New Halal Law: Impact on the Political Economy

What are the implications of the upcoming halal law on the country’s political economy and on Indonesia’s ambition to be a global halal hub?

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‘Modest fashion’ looks to move from niche to mainstream

| 19/01/2019 | Reply
‘Modest fashion’ looks to move from niche to mainstream

Analysts say the interest from Goldman demonstrates that the sector is no longer considered a novelty, but is instead being taken seriously and entering the next phase of growth.

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