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Malaysia to unify worldwide halal certs for Muslim countries

| 02/05/2019 | Reply
Malaysia to unify worldwide halal certs for Muslim countries

Mohd Redzuan said if the halal unification is successfully implemented it would mean that one single halal certification will govern everything in the entire world.

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Singapore to develop ‘most advanced’ halal hub in Southeast Asia

| 01/05/2019 | Reply
Singapore to develop ‘most advanced’ halal hub in Southeast Asia

Located in the western region of the republic, it will house halal food processing units, central kitchens, cold-rooms, a Halal Excellence Centre and logistics operations in a multi-storey state-of-the-art complex.

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Halal tourism is going mainstream

| 01/05/2019 | Reply
Halal tourism is going mainstream

Asia is leading the halal tourism industry, both in terms of inbound and outbound travel. The region has started to benefit from Muslim inbound travel expenditure. More Arab people are also exploring the globe now.

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Halima x Modanisa Headwear Collection available now!

| 01/05/2019 | Reply
Halima x Modanisa Headwear Collection available now!

Working with the creative team of Modanisa.com, Halima has created a stunning range of turbans and shawls that is being sold now exclusively by the e-tailer.

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Canada: HMA Aims to Simplify Halal Certification by integrating into Supply Chains

| 30/04/2019 | Reply
Canada: HMA Aims to Simplify Halal Certification by integrating into Supply Chains

HMA works closely to recommend adjustments and simplify operations in order to allow companies to be confident in the product they are distributing to the Muslim community.

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SDGs: Balancing the goals and needs of societies

| 30/04/2019 | Reply
SDGs: Balancing the goals and needs of societies

The whole notion of consumerism is often read from the perspective of the western angle and this may not correctly represent what consumerism means to the rest of the world.

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The UAE signed a massive, $3.4 billion deal with China

| 30/04/2019 | Reply
The UAE signed a massive, $3.4 billion deal with China

“China is now the second largest economy in the world and Asia is now 50 percent of global GDP. A lot of countries like the UAE see huge market opportunities in China.”

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Saudi Arabia launches initiative to attract international VCs

| 27/04/2019 | Reply
Saudi Arabia launches initiative to attract international VCs

The platform called ‘Venture’ is run by the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA), to promote Saudi Arabia as a “future-ready investment destination”.

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UAE: DAFZA partners with Penang International Halal Hub

| 27/04/2019 | Reply
UAE: DAFZA partners with Penang International Halal Hub

The agreement will provide the Halal Trade and Marketing Centre (HTMC) with a range of world-class services, supporting companies and businessmen locally, regionally and globally.

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Indonesia to launch Sharia Economy Masterplan in May

| 26/04/2019 | Reply
Indonesia to launch Sharia Economy Masterplan in May

The draft stresses the importance of optimizing the use of the digital economy in the form of e-commerce, marketplaces and financial technology.

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SDGs: An ETF To Save The World

| 25/04/2019 | Reply
SDGs: An ETF To Save The World

Due to the unique way the Impact Shares ETFs are structured, every dollar invested in SDGA translates into money for economic development projects worldwide.

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UNHCR unveils the Refugee Zakat Fund

| 25/04/2019 | Reply
UNHCR unveils the Refugee Zakat Fund

The budget required by UNHCR in 2019 is US$7.9 billion, to respond to the overall needs of refugees and internally displaced and other people of concern around the world. Can you help them raise this with your zakat payment?

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USA: Beyond Meat’s IPO plans give it a $1.2 billion valuation

| 24/04/2019 | Reply
USA: Beyond Meat’s IPO plans give it a $1.2 billion valuation

Today, customers can buy Beyond Meat protein in stores, or eat items made with Beyond Meat proteins at some fast food chains, such as Carl’s Jr.

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SDGs: What will it take to fix flailing SDG funding?

| 24/04/2019 | Reply
SDGs: What will it take to fix flailing SDG funding?

The international community is not acting fast enough to mobilize finance for the Sustainable Development Goals, experts gathered at the Financing for Development Forum told Devex.

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SDGs: The fight to define Regenerative Agriculture

| 24/04/2019 | Reply
SDGs: The fight to define Regenerative Agriculture

Changes of this nature to farming practices could help U.S. agriculture draw down 250 million tons of carbon dioxide annually.

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SDGs: HSBC and Walmart launch green finance program

| 24/04/2019 | Reply
SDGs: HSBC and Walmart launch green finance program

The retailer has promised to cut one gigaton of carbon emissions from its supply chain by 2030, as part of the company’s wider science-based emissions targets.

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SDGs: Asset managers align investments with UN Sustainable Development Goals

| 24/04/2019 | Reply
SDGs: Asset managers align investments with UN Sustainable Development Goals

But practical integration has its challenges due to data and technology barriers, and deep Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investment is still finding its feet.

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Entrepreneur development minister starts working visit to Russia’s Tatarstan

| 24/04/2019 | Reply
Entrepreneur development minister starts working visit to Russia’s Tatarstan

He will represent the government at the 11th International Economic Summit themed “Russia — Islamic World: Kazan Summit 2019” during the period held under the patronage of the President of Tatarstan.

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Opinion: Economy 4.0 is here to stay

| 24/04/2019 | Reply
Opinion: Economy 4.0 is here to stay

There is a race between countries and companies to provide platforms and create ecosystems to benefit from this innovation. These new technologies are disruptive and will change every aspect of our lives.

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Opinion: What is modest fashion and why is it becoming mainstream?

| 23/04/2019 | Reply
Opinion: What is modest fashion and why is it becoming mainstream?

A quick search of modest fashion on Google produces around 149m results, while Pinterest UK reports that searches for the term are up 500 per cent since the beginning of 2019.

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