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Malaysia dominates the Islamic economy, but the UAE is hoping to close the gap

| 07/11/2018 | Reply
Malaysia dominates the Islamic economy, but the UAE is hoping to close the gap

Malaysia can lay claim to be the center of the world’s global Islamic economy, but the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is hot on its heels, according to new research.

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UAE Presents Its Halal Food Model At OIC Meeting

| 05/11/2018 | Reply
UAE Presents Its Halal Food Model At OIC Meeting

The UAE participated in the 13th session of the General Assembly of the Standards and Metrology Institute for the Islamic Countries, SMIIC, part of the OIC, which convened in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.

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UAE: New angel investor group targets impact investments in Muslim countries

| 02/11/2018 | Reply
UAE: New angel investor group targets impact investments in Muslim countries

A new group of 40-plus angel investors have banded together to create The Falcon Network, which is looking to invest in start-ups in the Muslim world.

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UAE: Over 4,000 visitors attend Halal Expo Dubai

| 01/11/2018 | Reply
UAE: Over 4,000 visitors attend Halal Expo Dubai

More than 4,000 visitors, mostly buyers and sellers of halal products and services, from 40 countries, as well as over 75 companies from 15 countries, attended the 10th Halal Expo Dubai.

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UAE: Global Islamic Economy Summit Addresses Industry 4.0, Power Of Blockchain

| 01/11/2018 | Reply
UAE: Global Islamic Economy Summit Addresses Industry 4.0, Power Of Blockchain

Dubai aims to unify the global efforts to promote the Islamic economy and to create an environment in which everyone will work to develop an integrated Islamic economic model.

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‘International Halal Accreditation Forum’ In Singapore Discusses Halal Trade Promotion

| 01/11/2018 | Reply
‘International Halal Accreditation Forum’ In Singapore Discusses Halal Trade Promotion

The forum, which discussed a range of topics on its agenda, aims to promote the halal industry and support the global trade in halal products.

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UAE: DAFZA and DIEDC launches first of its kind Halal Trade and Marketing Center

| 01/11/2018 | Reply
UAE: DAFZA and DIEDC launches first of its kind Halal Trade and Marketing Center

HTMC is a global business development center focused on the Halal economy opportunities for manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors of Halal economy products and services.

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UAE: Emirate ranks first globally across five Islamic economy sectors

| 30/10/2018 | Reply
UAE: Emirate ranks first globally across five Islamic economy sectors

The five sectors dominated by the UAE include halal food, halal travel, modest fashion, halal media and recreation, and halal pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.

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USA: Adnan Durrani, founder and CEO of American Halal Co. Inc.

| 23/10/2018 | Reply
USA: Adnan Durrani, founder and CEO of American Halal Co. Inc.

Durrani’s company is responsible for the Saffron Road brand product line of halal-certified foods that is sold in supermarkets across the U.S.

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Indonesia calls to establish standard for halal products in Asean

| 17/10/2018 | Reply
Indonesia calls to establish standard for halal products in Asean

At the meeting, Indonesia reiterated its commitment to supporting efforts to intensify food resilience and security in the ASEAN region.

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Turkey: Halal Summit & 6th OIC Halal Expo 29th of November – 02nd December 2018.

| 15/10/2018 | Reply
Turkey: Halal Summit & 6th OIC Halal Expo  29th of November – 02nd December 2018.

Under the Auspices of the Presidency of Turkey in cooperation with Standards and Metrology Institute for the Islamic Countries (SMIIC) and Islamic Centre for Development of Trade (ICDT).

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Case Study: Digitising BRF OneFoods’ poultry cold chain in the GCC

| 08/10/2018 | Reply
Case Study: Digitising BRF OneFoods’ poultry cold chain in the GCC

BRF OneFoods, a subsidiary of BRF in Brazil focusing on all global halal food markets, is one of the largest food producers in Brazil.

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Sharjah Chamber organizes a workshop on the requirements of Halal certification

| 03/10/2018 | Reply
Sharjah Chamber organizes a workshop on the requirements of Halal certification

The workshop aimed to introduce import and export laws and regulations in the UAE, as well as to review other regulations and mechanisms adopted by ESMA – Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology.

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Opinion: Bosnia aims to become European centre of halal produce and services

| 03/10/2018 | Reply
Opinion: Bosnia aims to become European centre of halal produce and services

Agency for Halal Quality Certification show that halal-certified products are exported mainly to other countries in the Balkan region with significant Muslim communities.

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Opinion: As Brexit looms UK food & drink exporters should look to China and the UAE

| 03/10/2018 | Reply
Opinion: As Brexit looms UK food & drink exporters should look to China and the UAE

British exporters are also increasingly capitalising on the demand for healthier products in the UAE.

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India’s only Halal beauty brand focuses on domestic expansion after raising $3m in funding

| 03/10/2018 | Reply
India’s only Halal beauty brand focuses on domestic expansion after raising $3m in funding

Iba Halal Care, India’s only Halal-certified cosmetics brand, has raised $3m in Series-A funding to tackle expansion plans in the nation’s burgeoning sector.

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UK gourmet meat start-up Haloodies wants to take on the world

| 03/10/2018 | Reply
UK gourmet meat start-up Haloodies wants to take on the world

Haloodies is the UK’s first halal food brand to gain shelf space in nearly every mainstream supermarket chain.

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Dubai Crown Prince unveils plan to hold Islamic Economy Week

| 01/10/2018 | Reply
Dubai Crown Prince unveils plan to hold Islamic Economy Week

Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has issued directives to hold the Islamic Economy Week from October 27 to November 1.

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Egyptian Firm Plans Halal Meat factory in Kano

| 30/09/2018 | Reply
Egyptian Firm Plans Halal Meat factory in Kano

The foreign investors have assured that they will retrain and retool the indigenous butchers and use their services in the project.

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Malaysia: CIMB, partners eye 5-10pc financing from China halal market

| 30/09/2018 | Reply
Malaysia: CIMB, partners eye 5-10pc financing from China halal market

“The CIMB Asean-China Corridor also aims to leverage on the growing trade flow along the existing halal corridor, particularly as China’s halal sector is expected to reach US$2 trillion by 2021.”

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