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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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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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