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Opinion: Islamic finance, Halal industry & Shariah-compliant hotels during Ramadhan

| 01/08/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Islamic finance, Halal industry & Shariah-compliant hotels during Ramadhan

Ramadan is a period of introspection for Muslims and Islamic financial institutions to better observe Islamic teachings, appreciate our blessings and be moved to action by the burden of others.

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50 Leading Business Schools of the OIC Show Growing Local Talent Base

| 13/07/2011 | Reply
50 Leading Business Schools of the OIC Show Growing Local Talent Base

DinarStandard™, a specialized market research and business media firm, released a listing of 50 Leading Business Schools of the OIC (Organization of the Islamic Conference) member countries. The listing showcases how OIC based Business Schools are giving leading regional employers access to top talent.

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Pakistan: Analysts rate Engro Foods a ‘long-term buy’

| 07/07/2011 | Reply
Pakistan: Analysts rate Engro Foods a ‘long-term buy’

Even though they differ on whether the offering price is worth it, market analysts and institutional investors seem to agree on one thing about the Engro Foods initial public offering on the Karachi Stock Exchange: it is likely to be a good long-term investment.

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Russia: Going Islamic

| 28/06/2011 | Reply
Russia: Going Islamic

The stricter, more ethical rules of Islamic finance helped many countries avoid the worst of the 2008 economic meltdown. Now officials in the Russian republic of Tatarstan are hoping that Islamic finance can help them attract direct investment from Muslim nations around the world.

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Opinion: Innovation and Islamic finance

| 13/06/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Innovation and Islamic finance

To date, Islamic finance has reached, at best, 2-3 per cent of 1.6 billion or 48 million Muslims, while the halal industry has not only great reach, including non-Muslim countries, but deeper penetration. What can Islamic finance learn from halal industry?

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Malaysia To Continue Championing For Equitable Market

| 13/06/2011 | Reply
Malaysia To Continue Championing For Equitable Market

International Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir, who is attending the WEF on East Asia in Jakarta, said Malaysia was seeking its ‘blue ocean’ with the halal industry which was not limited to the food sector but also encompassed banking, transportation, cosmetics and medicine.

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WIEF Recommends 10 Key Priorities To Realise Growth And Equity

| 10/06/2011 | Reply
WIEF Recommends 10 Key Priorities To Realise Growth And Equity

The just-ended seventh World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) has recommended the adoption of 10 key priorities to realise both sustained growth and equity.

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Opinion: Islamic finance, Halal industry and the media

| 06/06/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Islamic finance, Halal industry and the media

Latest thoughts from Rushdi Siddiqui, thought leader and Global Head of Islamic Finance at Thomson Reuters, on the convergence of Islamic Finance and the Halal industry.

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Bankers, regulators meet to put Islamic finance back on map

| 06/06/2011 | Reply
Bankers, regulators meet to put Islamic finance back on map

Top Islamic banking officials will meet in Singapore this week to discuss ways to revive an industry which has stalled as interest in new markets cool and legal uncertainties cloud the role of sukuk as funding tools.

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Russia: Sheikh Saleh Kamel announces plan to invest $2m in Tatarstan

| 31/05/2011 | Reply
Russia: Sheikh Saleh Kamel announces plan to invest $2m in Tatarstan

During the meeting with Linar Yakupov, the Chairman of Small and Medium-size Enterprises Development Committee of the Republic of Tatarstan Russian side presented a number of investment agriculture, construction and Halal industry development projects.

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Turkey: Developing-8 to have a stronger voice in upcoming 5 years

| 29/05/2011 | Reply
Turkey: Developing-8 to have a stronger voice in upcoming 5 years

Sunday’s Zaman met with D-8 Secretary-General Widi Pratikto to discuss current developments in global markets and the organization’s future prospects along with such issues as Islamic financing and halal food markets.

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USA: A Look at the first ever Halal Food Investable Index

| 23/05/2011 | Reply
USA: A Look at the first ever Halal Food Investable Index

For all those who have wondered when and how the $1 trillion+ Islamic Finance industry and the estimated $640 billion+ world-wide ‘Halal’ food industry will ever connect—we hopefully now have a tool that will kick this off.

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Opinion: Gen Y and Islamic finance

| 23/05/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Gen Y and Islamic finance

There is an increasing disconnection between Islamic finance, the Halal Industry and the Muslim customers of tomorrow: the youth.

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UAE: Sharia-compliant bank products poised for strong global growth

| 23/05/2011 | Reply
UAE: Sharia-compliant bank products poised for strong global growth

An interview with David Vicary, Deloitte’s Global Islamic Finance Leader, to discuss the future of Islamic finance, the range of investment options it provides customers as well as to gauge the reasons for its growing popularity among investors.

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Pakistan: Malaysia among top 5 foreign investors

| 13/05/2011 | Reply
Pakistan: Malaysia among top 5 foreign investors

Malaysia has won the Diamond Trade and Investment Award for being among top five investors in Pakistan during July 2006 to October 2010 with total investments of $855.7 million.

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UAE: Islamic finance bloc needed to boost Sharia-based investment

| 08/05/2011 | Reply
UAE: Islamic finance bloc needed to boost Sharia-based investment

Some have suggested that one of the Group of Seven (G7) wealthy countries, having historical commonwealth ties to the Muslim world, could be an anchor for a proposed grouping. For example, United Kingdom or France for the GCC or Maghreb, respectively, but to date nothing has materialised.

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Change is essential to attract the best talent

| 24/04/2011 | Reply
Change is essential to attract the best talent

Banks must take up projects that will bring smiles into the lives of people in order to connect with today’s generation. Unless Islamic finance is made relevant to young people, it will struggle to gain popularity and grow in strength in the future.

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Sino-Malaysian J-V established to target Muslim market

| 24/04/2011 | Reply
Sino-Malaysian J-V established to target Muslim market

Northwest China’s Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region has revealed ambitions of expanding the overseas presence of its Muslim product industry by establishing a Sino-Malaysian Joint Venture specializing in developing products for the Muslim market. The Ningxia-Fahim International Halal Industry Co. Ltd., which started operations Wednesday, was invested jointly by Ningxia Agricultural Comprehensive Investment Co. Ltd. (NACI) […]

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Bursa Malaysia should work towards being the LSE for Islamic finance

| 23/04/2011 | Reply
Bursa Malaysia should work towards being the LSE for Islamic finance

Positioning “halal” as a new asset class with its launch pad in Malaysia created waves in all mainstream media after the WHF and has resonated in countries where the “halal” term may be on the way to become ‘google’. A seeded halal equity food fund launching off the SAMI index, the world’s first, is a good story for roadshows in, say, the GCC.

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Halal index is new Islamic investment frontier

| 18/04/2011 | Reply
Halal index is new Islamic investment frontier

Experts say the index will be a bridge-builder for Islamic funds, exchange-traded funds and sukuks as well as for global non-Islamic investors interested in the emerging food sector. Here are some basic facts about the index and its role in the future of Islamic investing.

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