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Kazakhstan keen to tap Malaysia’s expertise

| 11/09/2019
Kazakhstan keen to tap Malaysia’s expertise

The Republic of Kazakhstan is looking at Malaysia for assistance and expertise in developing and standardising its halal food service industry.

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Malaysia, Turkey to boost bilateral trade to US$5b over next five years

| 11/09/2019
Malaysia, Turkey to boost bilateral trade to US$5b over next five years

Malaysia and Turkey are working on widening the trade relationship in areas such as defence, technology, food and services, as well as electronics.

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Opinion: Natural Allies – Halal Food and Islamic Finance

| 08/09/2019
Opinion: Natural Allies – Halal Food and Islamic Finance

This article was originally written for The Halal Journal Magazine, published in Malaysia by KasehDia, in October 2006, by the late Hajj Abdalhamid David Evans. Have things changed??

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U.S. PE firm Frost Capital acquires Affinis Labs in $8 mln deal

| 07/09/2019
U.S. PE firm Frost Capital acquires Affinis Labs in $8 mln deal

The two companies said in a statement that the acquisition will enable Affinis Labs to “extend its offerings to disadvantaged communities and new regional markets around the world”.

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Interview: Shahed Amanullah – Can Capitalism be Ethical?

| 26/08/2019
Interview: Shahed Amanullah – Can Capitalism be Ethical?

This interview with Shahed Amanullah is describing the type of work that has driven him for the past few years with value-anchored entrepreneurs that has showed him the way to move things forward NOW!

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Saudi Arabia, Pakistan looking to expand cooperation in the food sector

| 25/07/2019 | Reply
Saudi Arabia, Pakistan looking to expand cooperation in the food sector

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visited Pakistan in February this year, bringing what was described as a “record investment package” to assist the South Asian country.

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Indonesia seeks lead in global modest-fashion industry

| 18/07/2019 | Reply
Indonesia seeks lead in global modest-fashion industry

It stands to reason that Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country, would be a leader in this booming multibillion-dollar industry.

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Interview: Will new halal B2B online marketplace OneAgrix succeed where DagangHalal, Zilzar failed?

| 12/07/2019 | Reply
Interview: Will new halal B2B online marketplace OneAgrix succeed where DagangHalal, Zilzar failed?

OneAgrix is now pouncing on what it believes is a big market gap to serve the cross-border trade of halal products.

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UK: London VC Hambro Perks to invest in ‘two to three’ Islamic startups

| 04/07/2019 | Reply
UK: London VC Hambro Perks to invest in ‘two to three’ Islamic startups

The UK has rubberstamped its reputation as Europe’s Islamic economy hub by hosting its first halal startup pitch event.

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Trace Labs Launches OneAgrix Blockchain Project To Track Halal Products

| 03/07/2019 | Reply
Trace Labs Launches OneAgrix Blockchain Project To Track Halal Products

Diana Sabrain, the founder of OneAgrix, is revealing that OneAgrix has partnered with Trace Labs, a Hong Kong tech startup, which is offering the OriginTrail protocol power the Blockchain project.

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UAE: Emirates Islamic signs new scheme for SMEs

| 02/07/2019 | Reply
UAE: Emirates Islamic signs new scheme for SMEs

EDB’s Dh100 million Credit Guarantee Scheme supports the goals of the National Agenda under UAE Vision 2021.

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Saudi Arabia Will Soon Have A ‘Halal Nightclub’

| 13/06/2019 | Reply
Saudi Arabia Will Soon Have A ‘Halal Nightclub’

According to reports, the country will soon have what they are calling a ‘halal nightclubs’ for the visitors who miss a vibrant nightlife.  

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Malaysia: Japan’s Zensho agreed to pay $53 mln for Malaysian halal restaurant chain -source

| 13/06/2019 | Reply
Malaysia: Japan’s Zensho agreed to pay $53 mln for Malaysian halal restaurant chain -source

The deal increases the Japanese firm’s presence in Southeast Asia, adding to current operations in Malaysia as well as Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam.

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Bahrain: Arla Foods to shift some production to the Middle East

| 06/06/2019 | Reply
Bahrain: Arla Foods to shift some production to the Middle East

Arla Foods said production from its Bislev and AKAFA sites in Denmark and from its Riyadh site in Saudi Arabia will be moved to a site in Manama in Bahrain.

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Malaysia: Johor out to boost halal sector

| 30/05/2019 | Reply
Malaysia: Johor out to boost halal sector

“Johor, Singapore and Indonesia should complement instead of competing with each other in developing the halal sector under the Singapore-Johor-Riau (SIJORI) economic growth triangle.”

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Saudi Arabia: King Salman Launches the ‘Enriching Hajj & Umrah Experience’ Programme, part of Saudi Vision 2030

| 30/05/2019 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: King Salman Launches the ‘Enriching Hajj & Umrah Experience’ Programme, part of Saudi Vision 2030

With the ambitious objective of reaching 30 million Umrah visitors annually by 2030, the programme’s mission is to achieve a quantum leap in every service provided.

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Malaysia: Sarawak to become leading cattle meat supplier in the ASEAN region

| 29/05/2019 | Reply
Malaysia: Sarawak to become leading cattle meat supplier in the ASEAN region

The AUD20 million (RM58 million) acquisition of the new cattle station was earlier announced by the Chief Minister who recently led a delegation to SEDC’s Rosewood Cattle Station in Western Australia.

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MoUs boost Brunei, Bangladesh ties in trade, investment

| 27/05/2019 | Reply
MoUs boost Brunei, Bangladesh ties in trade, investment

One of the MoUs signed was between Brunei’s Ghanim International Corporation Sdn Bhd and Bangladesh’s Taj Food Industries Ltd, a subsidiary of the Nizam Group of Companies.

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Malaysia: HDC to enter 10 new halal markets via One Belt, One Road initiative

| 22/05/2019 | Reply
Malaysia: HDC to enter 10 new halal markets via One Belt, One Road initiative

The new countries include Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Egypt, Turkmenistan, Iran, Tajikistan, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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UAE: Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre expands European reach

| 22/05/2019 | Reply
UAE: Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre expands European reach

A roundtable in Malta has provided Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre an opportunity to expand the footprint of Islamic economy in Europe.

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