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Opinion: The role of women in urban development as planners, builders, city dwellers, is crucial

| 04/04/2019 | Reply
Opinion: The role of women in urban development as planners, builders, city dwellers, is crucial

There is a significant danger in misinterpreting the 17 Sustainable Development Goals as separate disciplines that need to be dealt with one by one and in isolation.

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Is it time for the hospitality sector to align to the SDGs?

| 04/04/2019 | Reply
Is it time for the hospitality sector to align to the SDGs?

The Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) has called on the food industry to follow the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in order to achieve the innovation required.

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Infrastructure needed to achieve 72% of sustainable development goal targets

| 04/04/2019 | Reply
Infrastructure needed to achieve 72% of sustainable development goal targets

UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030 – global targets relating to poverty, health, the environment, peace and justice – will rely on infrastructure systems.

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Malaysia: Islamic finance should be the next step for Halal Trade sector

| 04/04/2019 | Reply
Malaysia: Islamic finance should be the next step for Halal Trade sector

World Halal Conference discussed the industry’s needs and build new capabilities. Ensuring that Islamic finance is complied with should be the next step forward for the Halal trade industry.

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Malaysia to enhance halal certification system in push towards global hub

| 04/04/2019 | Reply
Malaysia to enhance halal certification system in push towards global hub

Wan Azizah highlighted that the academy has led to the introduction of a halal journal, a compendium of international researches within the halal supply chain in the relevant industries.

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Malaysia seeking partners to improve Halal Economy

| 04/04/2019 | Reply
Malaysia seeking partners to improve Halal Economy

Using propositions such as SDG provides a starting point beyond just halal as it talks about taking responsibilities and accountabilities to the local community.

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Malaysia: Conference presents Strategic Direction for the Halal Economy

| 03/04/2019 | Reply
Malaysia: Conference presents Strategic Direction for the Halal Economy

The 11th World Halal Conference (WHC) 2019 held in Kuala Lumpur, facilitated discussions on the ever-growing need for the industry to reflect on its existing strengths; and to build new capabilities.

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Sustainable business is good business: Creating financial tipping points for the Global Goals

| 03/04/2019 | Reply
Sustainable business is good business: Creating financial tipping points for the Global Goals

Almost four years into the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, it is clear that the actions we are taking are not transformational enough, nor at the scale and pace needed.

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Presenting “Fixing the Global Food Chain” to world leaders at prestigious Horasis Global Meeting

| 02/04/2019 | Reply
Presenting “Fixing the Global Food Chain” to world leaders at prestigious Horasis Global Meeting

The platform will allow OneAgrix’s Diana Sabrain to spotlight the untapped USD 2.55 trillion global Halal market’s potential to heads of state and business leaders.

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Dubai: Sarwa launches Halal, SRI portfolios

| 02/04/2019 | Reply
Dubai: Sarwa launches Halal, SRI portfolios

Dubai-based startup Sarwa has launched its Halal and Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) portfolios and has lowered the minimum to open up an account to $500.

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UAE: Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre Approves Action Plan for 2019

| 02/04/2019 | Reply
UAE: Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre Approves Action Plan for 2019

The Minister of Economy stressed that the action plans of the DIEDC Strategy are witnessing remarkable progress, due to the strong collaboration.

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UAE Minister of Food Security holds roundtable on Global Food Security Index

| 01/04/2019 | Reply
UAE Minister of Food Security holds roundtable on Global Food Security Index

GFIA is the leading food security event in the region addressing food security challenges for the past 6 editions.

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China Guangzhou Int’l Fruit Expo 2019 Welcome to your Attendance

| 01/04/2019 | Reply
China Guangzhou Int’l Fruit Expo 2019 Welcome to your Attendance

China’ s increasing need for varied and high-grade fresh fruits has made imported fruits & fruit processing equipment the two fastest growing performers in China’s fruit market!

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Opinion: A new ethical development in the halal marketplace that will benefit us all

| 28/03/2019 | Reply
Opinion:  A new ethical development in the halal marketplace that will benefit us all

Let’s face it, social media has the power to ruin most things, and this week it brought bad news to Muslim chocolate lovers.

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Malaysia: Trace Labs and OneAgrix partner to enable halal traceability on the blockchain

| 28/03/2019 | Reply
Malaysia: Trace Labs and OneAgrix partner to enable halal traceability on the blockchain

Trace Labs and OneAgrix will be announcing a partnership that will utilise blockchain-enabled solutions for transparency of Halal food at the Industry Forum on the 3 April 2019 @ 3pm in MITEC Kuala Lumpur, where the annual MIHAS 2019 exhibition is being held.  OneAgrix, a B2B online marketplace for the sourcing of Halal food ingredients […]

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Indonesia tries to snare share of $3trln Sharia market with mandatory Halal certification

| 26/03/2019 | Reply
Indonesia tries to snare share of $3trln Sharia market with mandatory Halal certification

By Stella-maris Ewudolu – aecnewstoday.com With almost 269 million people, Indonesia is the world’s most Muslim populated country. However, when it comes to cashing in on the global halal industry it ranks 10th, alongside Brunei, for its ability to seize opportunities in the Islamic economy. All that could soon change. Both President Joko Widodo and […]

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Malaysia: World Halal Conference 2019 – Fostering a Robust Halal Economy

| 26/03/2019 | Reply
Malaysia: World Halal Conference 2019 – Fostering a Robust Halal Economy

The 11th Edition of the World Halal Conference aims to foster a robust Halal Economy through global integration and ethical practice.

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Halal, health and healing: Will halalopathy bring hope to patients?

| 25/03/2019 | Reply
Halal, health and healing: Will halalopathy bring hope to patients?

“Halalopathy is not a new thing. It is really returning back to an ancient mindset of healing found not only in the Islamic tradition but also Chinese, African, Greek, and aboriginal traditions.”

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Indonesia Wants to be the Leader of the World’s Halal Industry

| 25/03/2019 | Reply
Indonesia Wants to be the Leader of the World’s Halal Industry

Tired of being the world’s largest halal products consumer, Indonesia now wants to be the top producer of shariah-compliant goods.

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