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UK:Pure talent from Malaysia at PURE London

| 26/02/2019 | Reply
UK:Pure talent from Malaysia at PURE London

PURE London, which is held every February and July, attracts over 17,000 visitors, displaying over 1,300 womenswear, mens-wear and kidswear collections and 160 garment and fabric suppliers.

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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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Pakistan: Imported food items’ labels must be in Urdu & English

| 23/02/2019 | Reply
Pakistan: Imported food items’ labels must be in Urdu & English

The importers are notified that the consumer packaging of the imported food items should have label printed both in Urdu & English languages.

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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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Malaysia: Global Halal Summit: Kuala Lumpur 1 – 6 April 2019

| 21/02/2019 | Reply
Malaysia: Global Halal Summit: Kuala Lumpur 1 – 6 April 2019

Introduced this year, the Global Halal Summit (GHaS) is a rebrand of the World Halal Week. 6 Programmes catering to different target audiences.

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Singapore: Speciality & Fine Food Asia Joins Forces with World Gourmet Summit

| 20/02/2019 | Reply
Singapore: Speciality & Fine Food Asia Joins Forces with World Gourmet Summit

Partnership with the premier haute cuisine festival focuses on elevated programming on the Fine Food Live demo stage.

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Making Indonesia a hub of global Halal economy

| 19/02/2019 | Reply
Making Indonesia a hub of global Halal economy

Indonesian Presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto and his running mate, Sandiaga Uno, have pledged to make Indonesia the fifth biggest halal economy in the world.

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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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Brunei’s halal industry can spur economic diversification, says think tank

| 16/02/2019 | Reply
Brunei’s halal industry can spur economic diversification, says think tank

Around 60 percent of Brunei’s economy is covered by its oil industry, and the sultanate has been trying to reduce its reliance on petroleum for years.

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Indonesia to postpone halal label deadline amid industry concerns

| 15/02/2019 | Reply
Indonesia to postpone halal label deadline amid industry concerns

The definition of halal is too strict and would mean life-saving products, such as vaccines or drugs containing blood, could be barred after the deadline passed.

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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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Italy: Food Innovation Group Future Food Secures Additional Funding

| 13/02/2019 | Reply
Italy: Food Innovation Group Future Food Secures Additional Funding

With a philanthropic core, Future Food provides education, supports research projects and feeds innovative initiatives that positively impact the health of humans and the planet.

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Indonesia Eyeing to Enhance Halal Tourism by 45 Percent

| 13/02/2019 | Reply
Indonesia Eyeing to Enhance Halal Tourism by 45 Percent

The Indonesian tourism ministry continues to provide technical guidance and workshops for 10 halal tourist destinations.

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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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Nestle: IBM Food Trust Blockchain Set to Expand to New Suppliers, Consumers in 2019

| 11/02/2019 | Reply
Nestle: IBM Food Trust Blockchain Set to Expand to New Suppliers, Consumers in 2019

The IBM Food Trust blockchain has been underway since fall 2016, with the first product trials spearheaded by Walmart in China in December 2016.

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UK: ‘Healthy’ Deliveroo-style app to launch in Dubai and London

| 10/02/2019 | Reply
UK: ‘Healthy’ Deliveroo-style app to launch in Dubai and London

Abul Rob, founder of online food delivery service Pronto Eat, is looking to claim his own slice of this growing dietary pie.

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Indonesia sees US$1.6 billion windfall from Halal labelling rule

| 10/02/2019 | Reply
Indonesia sees US$1.6 billion windfall from Halal labelling rule

Indonesia is overhauling the Halal certification rules as the country’s Shariah economy is set to swell to US$427 billion by 2022.

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Biggest Indonesian Islamic bank sees sector riding on a wave of Halal lifestyle

| 07/02/2019 | Reply
Biggest Indonesian Islamic bank sees sector riding on a wave of Halal lifestyle

The country’s Halal food spending alone was US$170 billion in 2017, the highest among the top consuming nations.

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Amazon plans to launch a new Middle East marketplace

| 05/02/2019 | Reply
Amazon plans to launch a new Middle East marketplace

With the launch of the Middle East marketplace in the coming months, Amazon is downplaying Souq.com, the Dubai-based online retailer.

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