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Malaysia: CIMB Islamic aims to help local halal players scale globally

| 26/02/2019 | Reply
Malaysia: CIMB Islamic aims to help local halal players scale globally

The bank today announced that it has partnered with local cosmetic company SimplySiti Sdn Bhd to expand its halal beauty care business beyond Malaysia.

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Philippines: ‘Coopetition’ helps SMEs enter global Halal

| 26/02/2019 | Reply
Philippines: ‘Coopetition’ helps SMEs enter global Halal

It has to be a government-to-government effort but there must be a private sector that creates the value chain… so that people can see that it is possible.

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UK:Pure talent from Malaysia at PURE London

| 26/02/2019 | Reply
UK:Pure talent from Malaysia at PURE London

PURE London, which is held every February and July, attracts over 17,000 visitors, displaying over 1,300 womenswear, mens-wear and kidswear collections and 160 garment and fabric suppliers.

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UAE launches integrated ‘Arab system’ for mutual recognition of halal certificates

| 25/02/2019 | Reply
UAE launches integrated ‘Arab system’ for mutual recognition of halal certificates

“The first Arab halal system will include mutual recognition of halal certificates and easing the trade movement between our Arab countries and the world.”

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Interview: Most Ferrero chocolates Halal-certified, all factories to be Halal

| 25/02/2019 | Reply
Interview: Most Ferrero chocolates Halal-certified, all factories to be Halal

“We, as a company, anticipated Halal. We knew that we needed to do this now or later. We started the process and did it globally,” added General Legal Counsel, Moutaz Abdullat.

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Turkey’s conservative social media icons becoming successful businesswomen

| 23/02/2019 | Reply
Turkey’s conservative social media icons becoming successful businesswomen

Islamic fashion is a huge industry; there are more than 300,000 Turkish accounts on Instagram alone that provide advice and tips on wearing the hijab.

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Pakistan: Imported food items’ labels must be in Urdu & English

| 23/02/2019 | Reply
Pakistan: Imported food items’ labels must be in Urdu & English

The importers are notified that the consumer packaging of the imported food items should have label printed both in Urdu & English languages.

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Indonesia: Bank Indonesia Develops Halal Economy Ecosystem

| 23/02/2019 | Reply
Indonesia: Bank Indonesia Develops Halal Economy Ecosystem

According to the central bank governor, there are four sectors of the halal economy with good prospects. It can be generated from a community.

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UK: Brexit ’should not affect’ halal standards, certification or accreditation

| 21/02/2019 | Reply
UK: Brexit ’should not affect’ halal standards, certification or accreditation

Brexit is also not expected to impact the exception for halal and kosher slaughter that is permitted in the EU because UK has its own laws to deal with this.

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Malaysia: Global Halal Summit: Kuala Lumpur 1 – 6 April 2019

| 21/02/2019 | Reply
Malaysia: Global Halal Summit: Kuala Lumpur 1 – 6 April 2019

Introduced this year, the Global Halal Summit (GHaS) is a rebrand of the World Halal Week. 6 Programmes catering to different target audiences.

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USA: I Heart Halal festival plans expanded program

| 20/02/2019 | Reply
USA: I Heart Halal festival plans expanded program

Taking place at Chicago’s landmark Navy Pier, Festival Halls A & B, 600 E. Grand Avenue, Friday, April 12 – Sunday, April 14, 2019.

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Singapore: Speciality & Fine Food Asia Joins Forces with World Gourmet Summit

| 20/02/2019 | Reply
Singapore: Speciality & Fine Food Asia Joins Forces with World Gourmet Summit

Partnership with the premier haute cuisine festival focuses on elevated programming on the Fine Food Live demo stage.

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Making Indonesia a hub of global Halal economy

| 19/02/2019 | Reply
Making Indonesia a hub of global Halal economy

Indonesian Presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto and his running mate, Sandiaga Uno, have pledged to make Indonesia the fifth biggest halal economy in the world.

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Opinion: How is Muslim beauty redefining the Asian cosmetic market?

| 19/02/2019 | Reply
Opinion: How is Muslim beauty redefining the Asian cosmetic market?

Florence Bernardin explains the growing importance of Malaysia and Indonesia in the global beauty market.

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UAE established and implemented the world’s first Halal food system

| 19/02/2019 | Reply
UAE established and implemented the world’s first Halal food system

Halal food and beverages market is set to reach a value of USD 2.5 trillion this year, according to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

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UK: Leading British Plant-Based Firm goes Global

| 18/02/2019 | Reply
UK: Leading British Plant-Based Firm goes Global

This launch coincides with a seismic shift in global meat consumption and growth in the meat alternatives market.

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Brunei’s halal industry can spur economic diversification, says think tank

| 16/02/2019 | Reply
Brunei’s halal industry can spur economic diversification, says think tank

Around 60 percent of Brunei’s economy is covered by its oil industry, and the sultanate has been trying to reduce its reliance on petroleum for years.

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UAE: DAFZA to showcase its premium services to the F&B Industry at Gulfood

| 16/02/2019 | Reply
UAE: DAFZA to showcase its premium services to the F&B Industry at Gulfood

DAFZA will highlight its efforts to promote the Halal sector through initiatives such as launching “Dubai Global Gateway to Halal Industries: Your Guide Step by Step”

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Riz Global Foods will be exhibiting at Gulfood 2019: 17-21 February

| 15/02/2019 | Reply
Riz Global Foods will be exhibiting at Gulfood 2019: 17-21 February

Riz Global Foods is offering the most High Quality Halal products which are not just Halal but are also Tayyib. These are the products consumers are looking for today.

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Opinion: ‘Killing animals is cruel full stop – regardless of whether it’s Halal’

| 15/02/2019 | Reply
Opinion: ‘Killing animals is cruel full stop – regardless of whether it’s Halal’

In fact 84% of UK halal meat comes from animals who have been stunned beforehand, according to animal welfare charity the RSPCA.

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