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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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The Rise of Halal Tourism

| 19/01/2019 | Reply
The Rise of Halal Tourism

With a population that is disproportionately young, educated and upwardly mobile, they are one of the fastest-growing demographics on the global tourism scene.

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Opinion: Halal Certification for Global Markets

| 07/01/2019 | Reply
Opinion: Halal Certification for Global Markets

An overview on Halal standards, certification and accreditation since 2010. 2019 will be seeing the growth in accreditation and hopefully also harmonisation of standards in various regions.

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Indonesia Wants to Make Halal Tourism a Thing

| 03/01/2019 | Reply
Indonesia Wants to Make Halal Tourism a Thing

With an estimated growth of up to 20% per year, this global halal industry has become the fastest growing consumer segment in the world.

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Opinion: Islamic Finance Volume Expected to Hit $2.5 Trillion in 2019

| 01/01/2019 | Reply
Opinion: Islamic Finance Volume Expected to Hit $2.5 Trillion in 2019

Unfortunately, 2018 is not proved as much beneficial for Global Islamic Banking and Finance Industry as expected because of various reasons, but 2019 is starting with high hopes except in the Takaful industry.

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Marketing the Muslim Woman: Hijabs and Modest Fashion are the NewCorporate Trend in the Trump Era

| 01/01/2019 | Reply
Marketing the Muslim Woman: Hijabs and Modest Fashion are the NewCorporate Trend in the Trump Era

By selling modest clothing or spotlighting a hijabi in an ad campaign, the U.S. clothing industry is beckoning Muslim women to be its latest consumer niche.

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Malaysia confident to be able to export RM50b in Halal export by 2020

| 18/12/2018 | Reply
Malaysia confident to be able to export RM50b in Halal export by 2020

Halal Industry Development Corp (HDC) is confident that Malaysia will be able to export as much as RM50 billion of home-grown halal products worldwide by 2020.

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Opinion: ‘Blockade gave Qatar the break away from influence of Saudi Arabia’

| 18/12/2018 | Reply
Opinion: ‘Blockade gave Qatar the break away from influence of Saudi Arabia’

It is pretty clear that the Qatari leadership is one of the most progressive in the GCC, but they’ve been held back by the conservative preferences of the GCC led by Saudi Arabia.

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Industry Ministry focuses on making Indonesia world’s Muslim fashion center

| 16/12/2018 | Reply
Industry Ministry focuses on making Indonesia world’s Muslim fashion center

TWO ARTICLES Jakarta (ANTARA News) – Directorate General of Small and Medium Industries at the Ministry of Industry is focusing on transforming Indonesia into a center of the world`s Muslim fashion in 2020 by conducting various strategic programs in 2019. “We will establish the Muslim fashion business ecosystem and incubate several businesses. We will create […]

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Opinion: Uber Eats predicts the big UAE food trends of 2019

| 11/12/2018 | Reply
Opinion: Uber Eats predicts the big UAE food trends of 2019

Using data collected from its food delivery app, Uber Eats has predicted that a number of vegan food stuffs are set to go mainstream in 2019, as an increasing number of people search for plant-based products.

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UK: How Halal Dining Club plans to become a billion dollar app for muslims

| 10/12/2018 | Reply
UK: How Halal Dining Club plans to become a billion dollar app for muslims

Currently Halal Dining Club is targeting the higher end restaurant demographic with over 4,000 listed restaurants across nine global cities. Now the focus is firmly on growing the number of restaurants that its users can discover.

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Halal certification: From religious law to industry standard?

| 06/12/2018 | Reply
Halal certification: From religious law to industry standard?

While the Halal concept is rooted in Islamic principles and beliefs, it has become recognised as a symbol for safety, hygiene, and one that is strictly regulated.

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Putin ratifies interim agreement on EAEU-Iran free trade zone

| 30/11/2018 | Reply
Putin ratifies interim agreement on EAEU-Iran free trade zone

Vladimir Putin has signed a law ratifying a temporary agreement on formation of a free trade zone between the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and the Islamic Republic of Iran.

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Opinion: What will top food sustainability agenda in 2019?

| 29/11/2018 | Reply
Opinion: What will top food sustainability agenda in 2019?

While the investment community once had a very sceptical view of sustainability, recent years have seen investors become more engaged on key sustainability issues.

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Opinion: Meet Shelina Janmohamed, Britain’s leading voice on what Muslims want

| 29/11/2018 | Reply
Opinion: Meet Shelina Janmohamed, Britain’s leading voice on what Muslims want

We’ve started to see some interesting communications and products in the marketplace and at least an acceptance that there is a commercial and a brand opportunity.

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UK keen to increase food products trade in UAE

| 24/11/2018 | Reply
UK keen to increase food products trade in UAE

Total trade between the UK and UAE rose by over 12 per cent to £17.5 billion ($22.4 billion) in 2017, according to the official figures released by the UAE government.

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The global halal trade: Is Belgium the next frontier for Pakistani exports?

| 19/11/2018 | Reply
The global halal trade: Is Belgium the next frontier for Pakistani exports?

“Pakistan is ideally located on this new Halal Silk Road. The overarching objective is to optimize access to the global halal market.”

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Opinion: Men’s ‘modest wear’ set for global boom – experts

| 16/11/2018 | Reply
Opinion: Men’s ‘modest wear’ set for global boom – experts

While women’s modest wear has grabbed plenty of headlines, the concept of contemporary modest clothing for men is still nascent.

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