Category: Regional news

Putin ratifies interim agreement on EAEU-Iran free trade zone

| 30/11/2018 | Reply
Putin ratifies interim agreement on EAEU-Iran free trade zone

Vladimir Putin has signed a law ratifying a temporary agreement on formation of a free trade zone between the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and the Islamic Republic of Iran.

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Turkey: Erdogan calls on Islamic countries to trade in national currencies

| 30/11/2018 | Reply
Turkey: Erdogan calls on Islamic countries to trade in national currencies

In order to reduce the risks of the international monetary system, dominated by a single currency, Turkey once again called upon the OIC countries to use national currencies in trade.

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Opinion: Handling religious slaughter with care

| 30/11/2018 | Reply
Opinion: Handling religious slaughter with care

Some view the religious throat cut’s resultant bleed out in a negative light; most scientists have concluded that when done properly, the process is not painful to the animal.

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Opinion: What will top food sustainability agenda in 2019?

| 29/11/2018 | Reply
Opinion: What will top food sustainability agenda in 2019?

While the investment community once had a very sceptical view of sustainability, recent years have seen investors become more engaged on key sustainability issues.

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State Responsibility To The Obligation Of Halal Certification In Indonesian Legal System

| 29/11/2018 | Reply
State Responsibility To The Obligation Of Halal Certification In Indonesian Legal System

Pursuant to the Halal Product Assurance Act, halal certification was to be conducted by the Board of Halal Product Assurance Organizer (BPJPH) after obtaining a fatwa from MUI. (Three Articles)

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Global cooperation ‘can open new doors for Islamic Finance’

| 29/11/2018 | Reply
Global cooperation ‘can open new doors for Islamic Finance’

GCC countries, during the past three decades, have employed the bilateral cooperation as a factor to promote brotherly countries and unite efforts to succeed in the initiatives and plans set in this regard.

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Opinion: Meet Shelina Janmohamed, Britain’s leading voice on what Muslims want

| 29/11/2018 | Reply
Opinion: Meet Shelina Janmohamed, Britain’s leading voice on what Muslims want

We’ve started to see some interesting communications and products in the marketplace and at least an acceptance that there is a commercial and a brand opportunity.

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Are you aware of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development?

| 29/11/2018 | Reply
Are you aware of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development?

At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership.

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UAE: Calling All Entrepreneurs: Falcon Network launches funding application process

| 29/11/2018 | Reply
UAE: Calling All Entrepreneurs: Falcon Network launches funding application process

The Falcon Network, a pioneering new network of impact-driven angel investors, has today announced its first call for submission for funding for start-ups based in high growth markets.

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Spain: Junta Islámica and SMIIC sign a Cooperation Agreement

| 28/11/2018 | Reply
Spain: Junta Islámica and SMIIC sign a Cooperation Agreement

Junta Islámica becomes one of the two Islamic Religious Communities in the world that have an agreement of these characteristics with SMIIC.

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Philippines poised to become Asia’s Halal hub to join $3.5 trln market

| 28/11/2018 | Reply
Philippines poised to become Asia’s Halal hub to join $3.5 trln market

Among the incentives include 100% ownership of the business inside the zone and grant of working visas to foreign executives and technicians that are renewable every two years.

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Malaysian Halal firms urged to use Tokyo Olympics as launch pad

| 28/11/2018 | Reply
Malaysian Halal firms urged to use Tokyo Olympics as launch pad

Malaysian halal product companies should capitalise on the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics by using it as a launch pad to penetrate the halal market in Japan.

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OIC: Global halal market grows with migration, expected to hit $7 trillion in 3 years

| 28/11/2018 | Reply
OIC: Global halal market grows with migration, expected to hit $7 trillion in 3 years

The number of participating countries increases day by day in the OIC Halal Expo, which will be attended by representatives from more than 80 countries.

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Malaysia, Japan ink halal cooperation pact

| 27/11/2018 | Reply
Malaysia, Japan ink halal cooperation pact

As one of the key initiatives under the memorandum, Malaysia would organise a Halal Expo from Jan 24-26, 2019 in Kuala Lumpur.

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UAE: ESMA is looking for opportunities to facilitate trade with “food and beverage manufacturers”

| 26/11/2018 | Reply
UAE: ESMA is looking for opportunities to facilitate trade with “food and beverage manufacturers”

T.he Authority, in cooperation with the Food and Beverage Industry Group, will organize a roundtable discussion at the “SIAL Middle East exhibition” next month in Abu Dhabi

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Turkey: LeShow Istanbul-2019 Int’l Fashion Fair 24-26 January 2019

| 26/11/2018 | Reply
Turkey: LeShow Istanbul-2019 Int’l Fashion Fair 24-26 January 2019

Islamic Fashion & Design Council (IFDC) Chairwoman, Alia Khan is invited to be the “Special Guest” and “Int’l Brand Ambassador” to LeShow Istanbul-2019.

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UK keen to increase food products trade in UAE

| 24/11/2018 | Reply
UK keen to increase food products trade in UAE

Total trade between the UK and UAE rose by over 12 per cent to £17.5 billion ($22.4 billion) in 2017, according to the official figures released by the UAE government.

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Mahathir Renews Malaysia’s Love Affair With Japan

| 24/11/2018 | Reply
Mahathir Renews Malaysia’s Love Affair With Japan

Malaysia expanded cooperation with Japan in niche industries. These included halal tourism, halal food manufacturing, and Islamic banking and finance.

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Istanbul to host World Halal Summit and Halal Expo

| 23/11/2018 | Reply
Istanbul to host World Halal Summit and Halal Expo

Starting on Nov. 29, some 250 exhibitors are expected to attend the four-day expo in such sectors as food, tourism, and finance.

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