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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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Report: Sustainable Tourism Policy Recommendations Developed for OIC Countries

| 13/02/2019 | Reply
Report: Sustainable Tourism Policy Recommendations Developed for OIC Countries

DinarStandard and COMCEC released “Sustainable Destination Management Strategies In The OIC Member Countries” at the 13th Meeting of the COMCEC Tourism Working Group.

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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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USA: Muslim Consumer Lifestyle Brand Haute Hijab Raises $2.3 Million

| 13/02/2019 | Reply
USA: Muslim Consumer Lifestyle Brand Haute Hijab Raises $2.3 Million

With this funding round, Haute Hijab is going to accelerate growth and extend its competitive lead worldwide.

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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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Opinion: Meet the halal beauty brand looking to appeal to consumers regardless of their religious beliefs

| 11/02/2019 | Reply
Opinion: Meet the halal beauty brand looking to appeal to consumers regardless of their religious beliefs

Launching in the UK this June, Shade M will start with 16 shades of liquid lipstick, before rolling out a full range of beauty products.

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Opinion: Why fashion brands must try harder to capture the ‘Muslim pound’

| 11/02/2019 | Reply
Opinion: Why fashion brands must try harder to capture the ‘Muslim pound’

This diverse, global and super savvy customer base are increasingly characterised by a desire for conservative clothing with genuine fashion credentials.

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UK has approached GCC states for post-Brexit trade pact – UAE minister

| 11/02/2019 | Reply
UK has approached GCC states for post-Brexit trade pact – UAE minister

Such agreements can take years to negotiate, Sultan bin Saeed al-Mansouri said on a panel at the World Government Summit in Dubai.

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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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UAE bans import of all species of birds from Kuwait

| 09/02/2019 | Reply
UAE bans import of all species of birds from Kuwait

It has banned the import of all species of domestic and wild live birds, ornamental birds, chicks, eggs, poultry meat, and their non-heat-treated by-products.

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UK: European vet market leader sets sights on Middle East and Asia

| 09/02/2019 | Reply
UK: European vet market leader sets sights on Middle East and Asia

It will be formally launched at Gulfood 2019, the world’s largest annual food and beverage trade exhibition, held in Dubai from 17-21 February.

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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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UK: IFE 2019 – A Taste of Tomorrow

| 04/02/2019 | Reply
UK: IFE 2019 – A Taste of Tomorrow

Celebrating its 21st year, The International Food & Drink Event (IFE) – UK’s leading and largest food & drink event – is returning to ExCeL London 17–20 March 2019.

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Research: Leveraging Blockchain Technology for Halal Supply Chains

| 04/02/2019 | Reply
Research: Leveraging Blockchain Technology for Halal Supply Chains

Halal supply chains are vulnerable due to their credence quality attributes, importance of maintaining halal integrity throughout the supply chain.

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Opinion: Inside Malaysia’s fast-growing Halal beauty market

| 04/02/2019 | Reply
Opinion: Inside Malaysia’s fast-growing Halal beauty market

“I have no grievance against halal beauty products,” she told Arab News. “But my suspicion is that the halal beauty industry is a marketing gimmick.”

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