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UK: Lancashire council votes to ban schools from serving non-stunned halal meat

| 27/10/2017 | Reply
UK: Lancashire council votes to ban schools from serving non-stunned halal meat

An animal welfare survey in abattoirs across Britain during one week in September 2013 found about 84% of animals slaughtered by the halal method were stunned before being killed.

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UK: Failing to tap into Muslim consumer potential costing billions, new research reveals

| 27/10/2017 | Reply
UK: Failing to tap into Muslim consumer potential costing billions, new research reveals

‘Tapping into the Muslim consumer potential’ will be officially launched by Martjin Lampert, research director of the Netherlands based Glocalities, this weekend at the Muslim Lifestyle Expo 2017 (MLE2017) in Manchester.

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Russia: Halal cosmetics from US will be presented at Moscow Halal Expo

| 26/10/2017 | Reply
Russia: Halal cosmetics from US will be presented at Moscow Halal Expo

A young US-based company, Maya Cosmetics, will present a nail polish complying with halal requirements at the Moscow Halal Expo 2017 on 16-18 November.

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Bahrain: World Islamic Banking Conference announces record 24th edition in strategic partnership with the Central Bank of Bahrain

| 26/10/2017 | Reply
Bahrain: World Islamic Banking Conference announces record 24th edition in strategic partnership with the Central Bank of Bahrain

WIBC, the largest and most prestigious gathering of Islamic banking and finance leaders in the world, is being held on December 4th, 5th & 6th in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

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Turkey and Qatar: Behind the strategic alliance

| 26/10/2017 | Reply
Turkey and Qatar: Behind the strategic alliance

The third meeting of Turkey-Qatar Supreme Strategic Committee kicked off in Istanbul on Tuesday.

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Saudi Arabia just announced plans to build a $500 billion mega-city

| 26/10/2017 | Reply
Saudi Arabia just announced plans to build a $500 billion mega-city

The business and industrial-focused city will span 10,230 square miles. To put that size in perspective, 10,230 square miles is more than 33 times the land area of New York City.

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Malaysia’s Indirect Role for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

| 26/10/2017 | Reply
Malaysia’s Indirect Role for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

It is evident that Japan has a rise in Muslim tourists and they would like to cater to this growing demand, especially in terms of food, accommodation and services.

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France: AVS on their conception of Halal today

| 24/10/2017 | Reply
France: AVS on their conception of Halal today

The industrialisation of the rearing and slaughtering processes and hyper-consumerism have gradually emptied the concept of Halal of its essence.

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France: Halal and organic – is it possible?

| 24/10/2017 | Reply
France: Halal and organic – is it possible?

An interview with Bionoor, its managing director, Hadj Khelil, explains the difficulties his company faces to make the concept of a meat that is both halal and organic palatable to organic certifiers and animal welfare organisations.

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Islamic GPS – an augmented reality app

| 24/10/2017 | Reply
Islamic GPS – an augmented reality app

London-based Islamic GPS, launched by Ikbal Hussain in 2016, is an augmented reality app that allows users to find mosques and Islamic landmarks within 20 kilometers around the world.

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UK: Haute Elan – a premium modest fashion e-tailer

| 24/10/2017 | Reply
UK: Haute Elan – a premium modest fashion e-tailer

Haute Elan exists for the benefit of our community, with the benefit of providing brands the opportunity and exposure that can help them develop the next generation of SME’s and global brands.

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Dubai Exports and DIEDC Seek New Zealand’s Partnership in Building Halal Hub

| 24/10/2017 | Reply
Dubai Exports and DIEDC Seek New Zealand’s Partnership in Building Halal Hub

With a low population and a food-export-driven economy, New Zealand is viewed as a major market and potential partner in channelling trade through Dubai.

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Turkey seeks to become key player in halal food sector

| 24/10/2017 | Reply
Turkey seeks to become key player in halal food sector

“We believe that when the problem of legislation — one of the problems of the halal food sector — is solved, our country will be one of the key actors in the global halal market,” head of the Anatolian Businessmen’s Association.

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UAE: Halal Lead Auditor Training in Dubai

| 23/10/2017 | Reply
UAE: Halal Lead Auditor Training in Dubai

3-day Halal Lead Auditor Training (HLAT) to be held at The Millennium Plaza Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Rd. Dubai, UAE this coming November 6-8, 2017.

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UK: Muslim Lifestyle Expo 2017 returns for third successive year

| 21/10/2017 | Reply
UK: Muslim Lifestyle Expo 2017 returns for third successive year

MLE2017 takes place at Manchester’s EventCity on October 28th to October 29th opening at 11am on both days and closing 8pm Saturday and 7pm Sunday.

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Saudi Arabia: Blockchain Platform for Islamic Finance

| 20/10/2017 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Blockchain Platform for Islamic Finance

The Saudi Arabian Islamic Development Bank (IDB) has put its researchers on the task of developing blockchain-based products.

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Qatar investments expand in Turkey following Arab boycott

| 20/10/2017 | Reply
Qatar investments expand in Turkey following Arab boycott

Qatar is believed to be doubling its investments in Turkey in 2018 to amount to $20 billion by injecting new investments worth $19 billion; in addition to the existing $18 billion investments in various fields.

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Turkish minister highlights halal market opportunities

| 20/10/2017 | Reply
Turkish minister highlights halal market opportunities

The agency will be the sole authority on halal product certification and accreditation in Turkey. It will also be able to establish offices abroad.

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Five Muslim Start-ups with a big future in the UK and beyond

| 19/10/2017 | Reply
Five Muslim Start-ups with a big future in the UK and beyond

Entrepreneurs are increasingly recognising the potential for businesses developed for the Islamic market at home and abroad. Here are five such ventures on their way.

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Beauty vs. Bombs: Could Muslim Fashion Unify the World?

| 18/10/2017 | Reply
Beauty vs. Bombs: Could Muslim Fashion Unify the World?

“There’s so much beauty in the Muslim world. Both in the shared artistic past of the Islamic community and the vibrant present of Muslim cultures around the world. That is the story that needs to be told,” says Sarah Ansari.

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