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Saudi Arabia: Foodex 2019 will be having extensive International and Local Participation

| 18/10/2019
Saudi Arabia: Foodex 2019 will be having extensive International and Local Participation

The Exhibition will be held from 11-14 November, Jeddah Center for Forums and Events, and will be witnessing an exciting competition between local, regional and international corporations.

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Pakistan: PTI govt divided over control of halal authority

| 17/10/2019
Pakistan: PTI govt divided over control of halal authority

The cabinet has been divided over placing the Pakistan Halal Authority (PHA) under administrative control of the Ministry of Commerce as the country seeks to boost export of halal food products.

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UAE: DIEDC Explores Collaboration within the Islamic Economy sectors of Southeast Asia

| 17/10/2019
UAE: DIEDC Explores Collaboration within the Islamic Economy sectors of Southeast Asia

The initiative provided an ideal platform for the exchange of knowledge and experiences as well as identifying new opportunities for cooperation in developing the Islamic economy.

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Indonesia’s Mandatory Halal Labeling Leaves Firms in Disarray

| 17/10/2019
Indonesia’s Mandatory Halal Labeling Leaves Firms in Disarray

The compulsory labeling will first apply to the food and beverage services from 17 October before expanding into drugs, cosmetics and other consumer goods.

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Opinion: Malaysia’s Halal Crisis

| 13/10/2019
Opinion: Malaysia’s Halal Crisis

UPDATED ARTICLE 13/10/19: The success and credibility of Jakim’s handling of Malaysia’s halal certification system are at stake with 90 percent of Malaysia’s companies outside the scheme.

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Malaysia: Matrade kicks off sustainable practices awareness programme

| 11/10/2019
Malaysia: Matrade kicks off sustainable practices awareness programme

“The global marketplace has now placed the sustainability agenda and responsible business practices as a key benchmark for trade transactions.

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UK: World’s leading Muslim lifestyle event returns for FIFTH successive year

| 11/10/2019
UK: World’s leading Muslim lifestyle event returns for FIFTH successive year

The UK’s biggest showcase of one of the fastest growing consumer markets takes place at The Muslim Lifestyle Expo 2019 at EventCity, Manchester on October 26 – 27th 2019.

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Saudi Arabia allows foreign men and women to share hotel rooms

| 07/10/2019
Saudi Arabia allows foreign men and women to share hotel rooms

Recent changes are part of de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s ambitious economic and social reform agenda.

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UAE: Has Amazon’s rebrand of Souq in the UAE been a success?

| 05/10/2019
UAE: Has Amazon’s rebrand of Souq in the UAE been a success?

Nearly two years after Amazon purchased regional e-commerce site Souq.com for $580 million, the US tech giant officially launched in the UAE as Amazon.ae in May. 

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What the $7B UAE-India food corridor means to businesses in the region

| 04/10/2019
What the $7B UAE-India food corridor means to businesses in the region

By Priya Wadhya – sme10X.com 30% of food in India goes to waste due to lack of infrastructure. Food security is one of the key pillars of UAE’s vision. In November 2018, the National Strategy for Food Security was presented during the UAE Government’s second Annual Meetings. The strategy’s goals focused on “facilitating the global […]

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UAE: ESMA carries out a GCC training workshop on halal certification requirements

| 04/10/2019
UAE: ESMA carries out a GCC training workshop on halal certification requirements

The three-day training course, held in cooperation with the Gulf Training Center, was held with the participation of a number of representatives and standardization bodies in the Gulf Cooperation Council.

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UAE: Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre tracks progress of its 2017-2020 Strategy

| 04/10/2019
UAE: Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre tracks progress of its 2017-2020 Strategy

Dinar Standard plans to launch the updated version of Salaam Gateway this October in partnership with the DIEDC.

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Malaysia: Bank Negara deputy governor tells entrepreneurs to empower their businesses

| 04/10/2019
Malaysia: Bank Negara deputy governor tells entrepreneurs to empower their businesses

Entrepreneurs are urged to take advantage of the growing halal industry by empowering their businesses through various Islamic finance solutions.

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Indonesia: New agency unprepared for halal certification tasks: Ombudsman

| 28/09/2019
Indonesia: New agency unprepared for halal certification tasks: Ombudsman

Despite the highlighted issues, BPJPH head Sukoso remained confident that the agency will be able to handle the task of issuing halal certifications.

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Billions of dollars being invested in India for UAE food supply chain security

| 26/09/2019
Billions of dollars being invested in India for UAE food supply chain security

Emaar Group plan to invest up to US $5 billion in mega food parks and similar facilities in various Indian cities.

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Opinion: Islamophobia on the rise in Europe, discussion at EU Parliament concludes

| 25/09/2019
Opinion: Islamophobia on the rise in Europe, discussion at EU Parliament concludes

EU Parliament lawmaker Magid Magid, said the far-right started to gather supporters across Europe, and that these people not only threatened human rights but also security.

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UK: HalalBooking Attracts International Investment with a $50 Million Valuation

| 25/09/2019
UK: HalalBooking Attracts International Investment with a $50 Million Valuation

The first half of 2019 has been very successful for the online search and booking platform, with more than 60% growth in net revenue compared to the same period in 2018.

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Indonesian delegation visits Dubai to learn about Islamic economy system in UAE

| 24/09/2019
Indonesian delegation visits Dubai to learn about Islamic economy system in UAE

DIEDC, has received a senior financial delegation from Indonesia that aimed to learn about the Islamic economy system in the UAE.

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Delegation from Saudi Arabia to participate at Sarajevo Halal Fair

| 23/09/2019
Delegation from Saudi Arabia to participate at Sarajevo Halal Fair

The Islamic Development Bank, one of the largest multilateral financial institutions in the world, has established the THIQAH Business Forum.

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Indonesia 4.0: Food industry tech and innovation to play ‘huge’ role in country

| 23/09/2019
Indonesia 4.0: Food industry tech and innovation to play ‘huge’ role in country

The F&B industry will be a key driver of the country’s economic development, especially in terms of processed food and beverage products.

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