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Turkey’s Modanisa sells minority stake to Goldman Sachs

| 15/01/2019 | Reply
Turkey’s Modanisa sells minority stake to Goldman Sachs

The Turkey-based company will use the funds to drive its global expansion with plans to open an office in London this year to oversee its North American and European operations.

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UK: Islamic Economy Event To take place in Mayfair London

| 12/01/2019 | Reply
UK: Islamic Economy Event To take place in Mayfair London

Algebra Consulting is organising a prestigious Islamic Economy Networking Event to take Place at The Arab-British Chamber of Commerce on the 22nd Jan 2019 in the heart of London. Get your invitation.

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Is Stunning an Animal Before Slaughter More Humane?

| 11/01/2019 | Reply
Is Stunning an Animal Before Slaughter More Humane?

At issue is whether to allow religious exemptions to European Union rules that state animals must be knocked out before they are slaughtered, which supporters say is more humane.

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What is halal and kosher meat and why is it banned in parts of Belgium?

| 08/01/2019 | Reply
What is halal and kosher meat and why is it banned in parts of Belgium?

Now might be the perfect time to learn what halal and kosher food practices actually entail, if you aren’t already aware.

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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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Law banning kosher and halal slaughter becomes effective in Belgium

| 03/01/2019 | Reply
Law banning kosher and halal slaughter becomes effective in Belgium

Belgium has now joined Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Switzerland in banning the slaughter of animals before they have been stunned.

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Azerbaijani companies expand business ties with Saudi Arabia

| 28/12/2018 | Reply
Azerbaijani companies expand business ties with Saudi Arabia

Azerbaijan Export & Investment Promotion Foundation organized an export mission to Riyadh, capital city of Saudi Arabia, to promote Azerbaijani local products under the Made in Azerbaijan brand .

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Switzerland: Discovery that Toblerone has converted factory in Bern to be Halal compliant

| 26/12/2018 | Reply
Switzerland: Discovery that Toblerone has converted factory in Bern to be  Halal compliant

(Updated with responses) Toblerone’s certification outrages the Far Right. While the ingredients have not changed, the Toblerone factory in Berne, the Swiss capital, has received Halal certification.

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UK: Halal Industry Islamic Economy Event To take place in Mayfair London

| 21/12/2018 | Reply
UK: Halal Industry  Islamic Economy Event To take place in Mayfair London

The Islamic economy networking evening event will be delivered by Algebra Consulting who provide support to for brands and services in the UK and around the world, looking to access the Islamic economy.

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Third Sector Awards 2018: Charity Chair of the Year – Adeem Younis, Penny Appeal

| 17/12/2018 | Reply
Third Sector Awards 2018: Charity Chair of the Year – Adeem Younis, Penny Appeal

Through Younis’s stewardship and vision, the charity has grown its annual income from £117,539 to a projected £24m or more in less than six years.

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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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UK: Euro Quality Lambs wins Best British Meat Distributors 2018 – Midlands

| 07/12/2018 | Reply
UK: Euro Quality Lambs wins Best British Meat Distributors 2018 – Midlands

‘We celebrated our 25th anniversary recently which provided an opportunity to take stock with our colleagues of how far we have come and what we have achieved.’ Rizvan Khalid, Managing Director, Euro Quality Lambs

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Turkey: OIC Halal Expo in Istanbul attracts 40,000 visitors

| 05/12/2018 | Reply
Turkey: OIC Halal Expo in Istanbul attracts 40,000 visitors

Some 40,000 visitors from 80 countries attended this year’s Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Halal Expo, organized under the auspices of the Turkish Presidency.

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Hunger games: Turkey eyes leading Middle East role through halal industry

| 01/12/2018 | Reply
Hunger games: Turkey eyes leading Middle East role through halal industry

“Since Turkey has a customs union with the EU, its technical abilities, training facilities and know-how on standardization is far greater than any other [Muslim] country.”

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Turkey: Halal business world gather in Istanbul

| 30/11/2018 | Reply
Turkey: Halal business world gather in Istanbul

With the theme of “Halal and Healthy Life: Awareness and Sustainability”, the summit focuses on standardization, halal food, halal slaughtering, halal medicine, halal tourism, and halal finance.

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Opinion: Handling religious slaughter with care

| 30/11/2018 | Reply
Opinion: Handling religious slaughter with care

Some view the religious throat cut’s resultant bleed out in a negative light; most scientists have concluded that when done properly, the process is not painful to the animal.

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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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Are you aware of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development?

| 29/11/2018 | Reply
Are you aware of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development?

At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership.

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Spain: Junta Islámica and SMIIC sign a Cooperation Agreement

| 28/11/2018 | Reply
Spain: Junta Islámica and SMIIC sign a Cooperation Agreement

Junta Islámica becomes one of the two Islamic Religious Communities in the world that have an agreement of these characteristics with SMIIC.

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