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Global Islamic Economy Summit 2015 concludes in Dubai

| 07/10/2015 | Reply
Global Islamic Economy Summit 2015 concludes in Dubai

The second edition of GIES was attended by 3,500 visitors and stakeholders from the government, financial and investment sectors from more than 85 countries worldwide.

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Dubai to aim to be hub for halal accreditation worldwide

| 07/10/2015 | Reply
Dubai to aim to be hub for halal accreditation worldwide

Dubai Municipality is handling certification of halal establishments and products; the launch of an independent accreditation body is currently in its final stages.

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Study explores untapped Islamic economy potential of the African market

| 07/10/2015 | Reply
Study explores untapped Islamic economy potential of the African market

A Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry study to be launched at Africa Global Business Forum reveals large investment opportunities in the untapped sectors.

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Islamic fashion companies face challenges in new markets

| 07/10/2015 | Reply
Islamic fashion companies face challenges in new markets

It’s not just Muslims that look for Islamic fashion items. Some non-Muslims are also interested in halal or modest fashion, experts said at GIES.

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Opinion: Islamic halal economy set to grow, say experts

| 07/10/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Islamic halal economy set to grow, say experts

Many products that were sharia-compliant by nature are now being certified as halal, contributing to the increase in the size of the halal economy.

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CCM makes Malaysia proud at Islamic Economy Awards

| 07/10/2015 | Reply
CCM makes Malaysia proud at Islamic Economy Awards

The award marks yet another meaningful milestone for CCM in its continued commitment to Halal which spans over 15 years.

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UAE: ESMA grants 20 companies Halal certification

| 07/10/2015 | Reply
UAE: ESMA grants 20 companies Halal certification

The number of companies that hold the Halal National Mark certifications jumped to 33 companies despite the short span of tine after the launch.

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UAE: R Hotels focuses on growing Halal sector

| 06/10/2015 | Reply
UAE: R Hotels focuses on growing Halal sector

The hotel chain will showcase its halal and family-friendly properties in UAE at the World Halal Travel Summit and Exhibition (WHTS15) in Abu Dhabi, 19-21 October 2015.

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UAE Imposes Indefinite Ban On Ethiopian Meat Exports

| 06/10/2015 | Reply
UAE Imposes Indefinite Ban On Ethiopian Meat Exports

UAE has officially banned the commodity for an unlimited period of time as of October 1, 2015. It was imposed over problems related to a rushed order for the Eid ul-Adha holiday.

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Dubai ruler launches Global Islamic Economy gateway

| 06/10/2015 | Reply
Dubai ruler launches Global Islamic Economy gateway

Providing business and professional data on the main sectors of the Islamic economy, including food, finance, tourism, pharmaceuticals, fashion, and digital media.

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Dubai: Nobel Peace laureate blasts global banking system

| 06/10/2015 | Reply
Dubai: Nobel Peace laureate blasts global banking system

Muhammad Yunus said, “A global financial system that served the rich “was one reason why the whole planet remains entirely unsustainable”.

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Global Islamic Economy Summit 2015 convenes in Dubai

| 05/10/2015 | Reply
Global Islamic Economy Summit 2015 convenes in Dubai

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashed Al Maktoum officially inaugurated ‘Salaam Gateway and presented the Global Islamic Economy Awards for eight key categories.

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Kenya: Sh350 million halal abattoir in Nairobi

| 05/10/2015 | Reply
Kenya: Sh350 million halal abattoir in Nairobi

More than 3,000 small scale farmers from Narok, Kajiado, Samburu and Isiolo counties raised the cash and built Halal Slaughterhouse.

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Opinion: Global Islamic economy can bring welcome revitalisation

| 05/10/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Global Islamic economy can bring welcome revitalisation

The Islamic economy stands in stark contrast to global economy with an increasingly viable elixir for stimulating global economic growth and success in the 21st century.

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UAE: Global Islamic Economy Summit 2015: 5-6 October 2015

| 30/09/2015 | Reply
UAE: Global Islamic Economy Summit 2015: 5-6 October 2015

Dubai’s upcoming Global Islamic Economy Summit 2015 draws in distinguished leaders and industry experts from around the world.

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Thousands Fed Tayyib Halal Ready to Eat Meals During Hajj

| 30/09/2015 | Reply
Thousands Fed Tayyib Halal Ready to Eat Meals During Hajj

Tayyib Halal Ready to Eat meals made in United Arab Emirates by Saahtain Foods were distributed to tens of thousands needy pilgrims on the move.

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UAE: State of the Global Islamic Economy Report 2015-2016

| 28/09/2015 | Reply
UAE: State of the Global Islamic Economy Report 2015-2016

Four Islamic countries, Malaysia, KSA, UAE and Bahrain, have received top rankings as the healthiest Islamic economy environments worldwide.

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New report on start-up ecosystems in MENA

| 28/09/2015 | Reply
New report on start-up ecosystems in MENA

New report by WAMDA looks at some of the main trends in the start-up ecosystems in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon & UAE,
while highlighting some of the most prominent obstacles that need to be overcome.

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Global Halal food and lifestyle sectors to grow 6% by 2020

| 22/09/2015 | Reply
Global Halal food and lifestyle sectors to grow 6% by 2020

The report is commissioned and supported by the Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC) in partnership with Thomson Reuters.

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UAE: IFDC Launchs New Fashion Category

| 22/09/2015 | Reply
UAE: IFDC Launchs New Fashion Category

Islamic Fashion and Design Council (IFDC) has signed a 16-store deal with global retailers to introduce their Pret-A-Cover™ for modest wear.

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