Category: Regional news

UAE: IFDC Fund supports Pret A Cover Buyers Lane

| 08/01/2019 | Reply
UAE: IFDC Fund supports Pret A Cover Buyers Lane

In an unprecedented move throughout the global modest fashion space, Islamic Fashion & Design Council (IFDC) has dedicated a fund to help emerging modest brands.

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Indonesia has strong demand in packaged food

| 08/01/2019 | Reply
Indonesia has strong demand in packaged food

Interview on bilateral trade between Indonesia and India in the food and beverage sector and opportunities in exports going forward.

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Thailand strengthens standards for its Diamond Halal brand

| 07/01/2019 | Reply
Thailand strengthens standards for its Diamond Halal brand

The Halal Science Centre at Chulalongkorn University recently hosted the “International Halal Science and Technology Conference 2018” (IHSATEC) where they discussed ‘precision halalization’.

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Opinion: Halal Certification for Global Markets

| 07/01/2019 | Reply
Opinion: Halal Certification for Global Markets

An overview on Halal standards, certification and accreditation since 2010. 2019 will be seeing the growth in accreditation and hopefully also harmonisation of standards in various regions.

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Japan making a mark in Muslim tourist market

| 04/01/2019 | Reply
Japan making a mark in Muslim tourist market

A Strong influx of Muslim travellers is fuelling a boom in halal restaurants and syariah-compliant hotels in Japan, potentially a big market for Malaysian halal products.

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Opinion: Could vegan formulations soon crowd out Halal as a selling point?

| 03/01/2019 | Reply
Opinion: Could vegan formulations soon crowd out Halal as a selling point?

This is according Malaysia’s first venture capital fund dedicated to Halal startups!

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INTERVIEW–Scientist says has developed metrics to determine if animal was stunned before halal slaughter

| 03/01/2019 | Reply
INTERVIEW–Scientist says has developed metrics to determine if animal was stunned before halal slaughter

The debate over whether animals should be stunned or not before they are slaughtered continues in the halal industry. While some methods of stunning are accepted as halal in many countries, some argue against the practice.

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Indonesia Wants to Make Halal Tourism a Thing

| 03/01/2019 | Reply
Indonesia Wants to Make Halal Tourism a Thing

With an estimated growth of up to 20% per year, this global halal industry has become the fastest growing consumer segment in the world.

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Law banning kosher and halal slaughter becomes effective in Belgium

| 03/01/2019 | Reply
Law banning kosher and halal slaughter becomes effective in Belgium

Belgium has now joined Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Switzerland in banning the slaughter of animals before they have been stunned.

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Indonesia wants to be Halal goods hub as demand soars

| 03/01/2019 | Reply
Indonesia wants to be Halal goods hub as demand soars

“The master plan will outline the strategy to develop Indonesia’s halal products,” Brodjonegoro said. “The point is, Indonesia must be the main player, not only the main market for global halal products.”

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Opinion: Islamic Finance Volume Expected to Hit $2.5 Trillion in 2019

| 01/01/2019 | Reply
Opinion: Islamic Finance Volume Expected to Hit $2.5 Trillion in 2019

Unfortunately, 2018 is not proved as much beneficial for Global Islamic Banking and Finance Industry as expected because of various reasons, but 2019 is starting with high hopes except in the Takaful industry.

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Marketing the Muslim Woman: Hijabs and Modest Fashion are the NewCorporate Trend in the Trump Era

| 01/01/2019 | Reply
Marketing the Muslim Woman: Hijabs and Modest Fashion are the NewCorporate Trend in the Trump Era

By selling modest clothing or spotlighting a hijabi in an ad campaign, the U.S. clothing industry is beckoning Muslim women to be its latest consumer niche.

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Dubai, Bosnia To Promote Halal Industries In Europe

| 30/12/2018 | Reply
Dubai, Bosnia To Promote Halal Industries In Europe

This was stated after Abdulla Al Awar, CEO of Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre, and Amer Bukvic, CEO of Bosna Bank International, signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU.

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Azerbaijani companies expand business ties with Saudi Arabia

| 28/12/2018 | Reply
Azerbaijani companies expand business ties with Saudi Arabia

Azerbaijan Export & Investment Promotion Foundation organized an export mission to Riyadh, capital city of Saudi Arabia, to promote Azerbaijani local products under the Made in Azerbaijan brand .

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Switzerland: Discovery that Toblerone has converted factory in Bern to be Halal compliant

| 26/12/2018 | Reply
Switzerland: Discovery that Toblerone has converted factory in Bern to be  Halal compliant

(Updated with responses) Toblerone’s certification outrages the Far Right. While the ingredients have not changed, the Toblerone factory in Berne, the Swiss capital, has received Halal certification.

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Vietnamese firms urged to tap Muslim markets with Halal products

| 26/12/2018 | Reply
Vietnamese firms urged to tap Muslim markets with Halal products

Head of the marketing division at the Halal Certification Agency in Viet Nam, said this market does not have technical and tariff barriers like the US or EU but requires strict Halal standards.

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Qatar partners Malaysia, Turkey to conquer Islamic finance market

| 23/12/2018 | Reply
Qatar partners Malaysia, Turkey to conquer Islamic finance market

Qatar is planning an ambitious new initiative with Malaysia and Turkey to serve the $2 trillion global Islamic finance market from hubs in the three countries using common platforms and technology.

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UAE to give $3 billion to Pakistan to boost economy

| 22/12/2018 | Reply
UAE to give $3 billion to Pakistan to boost economy

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan went to twitter to praise the UAE government for “supporting Pakistan so generously in our testing times”.

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Philippines: Developing Davao’s halal industry

| 21/12/2018 | Reply
Philippines: Developing Davao’s halal industry

The rise of Halal market and Muslim-friendly establishments in the country indicates development and recognition that halal industry benefits not only the Muslims but everyone.

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Groundbreaking Report positions Indonesia as the “Engine of Global Halal Economy”

| 21/12/2018 | Reply
Groundbreaking Report positions Indonesia as the “Engine of Global Halal Economy”

The Report lists prioritization of 26 sub-sectors with most opportune target markets for Indonesia’s Halal economy producers. You can download it here.

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