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UAE: Sheikh Hamdan appoints CEO of DIEDC

| 20/12/2013 | Reply
UAE: Sheikh Hamdan appoints CEO of DIEDC

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has issued a decision appointing Abdulla Mohammed Al Awar as CEO of the Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC).

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UAE: Halal food gains momentum

| 19/12/2013 | Reply
UAE:  Halal food gains momentum

Industry stakeholders said investors are increasingly looking opportunities to make investments in halal food products to capitalise growth in this untapped market across many geographies.

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UAE: Uniform standards needed to drive halal trade growth

| 17/12/2013 | Reply
UAE: Uniform standards needed to drive halal trade growth

The global halal industry, which is gathering in Sharjah for a key exhibition and conference, is continuing its fight for uniform standards.

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UAE: Gulfood 2014 expanded to meet global demand

| 16/12/2013 | Reply
UAE: Gulfood 2014 expanded to meet global demand

The 19th edition of Gulfood being held from 23-27 February 2014 at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) will be expanded to five days, with room for 4,500 exhibitors.

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Thailand: Islamic Committees from 15 southern provinces organize a forum

| 16/12/2013 | Reply
Thailand: Islamic Committees from 15 southern provinces organize a forum

The Halal Science Center, Chulalongkorn University, will provide budget for 2014 in order to ensure that Thailand will become a center of Halal food and services worldwide.

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Saudi Arabia: Food and beverage giants eye bigger KSA presence

| 13/12/2013 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Food and beverage giants eye bigger KSA presence

The Kingdom’s first and biggest international trade food and beverage exhibition, FoodEx Saudi 2013, has concluded with more than 300 international brands from 27 countries.

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UAE: New Norms to Set the Standards for Global Halal Trade

| 11/12/2013 | Reply
UAE: New Norms to Set the Standards for Global Halal Trade

Sharjah Halal event to help equip all stakeholders in changing Halal landscape. 2nd OIC Halal Middle East to feature trade fair, congress, workshops and a kitchen equipment show.

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Opinion: Halal-Nomics

| 10/12/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Halal-Nomics

Nouriel Roubini talked about halal-nomics, including standardization and integration, and halal-lifestyle, and now Muslims must seize the moment by their purchasing power!

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Saudi Arabia: 300 brands on show at Saudi Foodex

| 10/12/2013 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: 300 brands on show at Saudi Foodex

“Foodex Saudi aims to connect international brands to this ripe market opportunity while showcasing Saudi Arabia’s potential as a global F&B hub.”

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Global Islamic Economy Summit and World Expo 2020 boost Dubai’s Halal credentials

| 03/12/2013 | Reply
Global Islamic Economy Summit and World Expo 2020 boost Dubai’s Halal credentials

Where consumers in Muslim majority countries thought that Halal was a given, now more are seeking reassurance through an additional layer of certification and quality control.

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Global Islamic Economy Summit gives Islamic finance a needed face-lift

| 02/12/2013 | Reply
Global Islamic Economy Summit gives Islamic finance a needed face-lift

The Islamic economy is about ethical consumerism, and ethics are universal values.

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UAE: Shekra Crowdfunding Wins Two Awards in Dubai

| 02/12/2013 | Reply
UAE: Shekra Crowdfunding Wins Two Awards in Dubai

Shekra, the first Shariah-compliant Crowdfunding platform globally, receives the Islamic Economy Award as best SME Development provider at the Global Islamic Economy Summit in Dubai.

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Opinion: Innovation is achieved by sharing our values

| 30/11/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Innovation is achieved by sharing our values

This week’s Global Islamic Economy Summit in Dubai was a breath of fresh air centering around talk of consumer values, of innovating for consumer needs and understanding who is the Muslim consumer.

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Opinion: Muslim countries missing tourism opportunities

| 28/11/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Muslim countries missing tourism opportunities

“While there is a huge investment potential in these sectors, OIC is lacking efforts. [They are] getting too relaxed and secured with the idea that they are Muslim countries.”

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UAE: Call to unify halal standards in the UAE

| 28/11/2013 | Reply
UAE: Call to unify halal standards in the UAE

With more than 300 halal certification bodies in about 48 countries, confusion among consumers and authorities has increased.

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Opinion: Media’s influence growing with young Muslims

| 28/11/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Media’s influence growing with young Muslims

A new generation of media-savvy Muslims is making media a top-priority for governments, said experts yesterday at the Global Islamic Economy Summit.

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Expo 2020 triumph to boost Dubai’s global Islamic economy ambitions

| 28/11/2013 | Reply
Expo 2020 triumph to boost Dubai’s global Islamic economy ambitions

Dubai winning the right to stage the Expo 2020 exhibition will be a major boost for its ambition to be the hub of the global Islamic economy.

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Saudi Arabia: Foodex Saudi Arabia, Jeddah, 8-11 December 2013

| 28/11/2013 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Foodex Saudi Arabia, Jeddah, 8-11 December 2013

The inaugural Foodex Saudi exhibition has attracted participation from some of the world’s top international food and beverage brands.

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Opinion: The Muslim Consumer: Myth or Fact

| 28/11/2013 | Reply
Opinion: The Muslim Consumer: Myth or Fact

The modern 21st-century Muslim is now too savvy, too suave and too educated not to know the difference between quality and the emotional assurance that comes with the halal logo.

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UAE: Consumer comes first for would-be halal foods empire in Dubai

| 28/11/2013 | Reply
UAE: Consumer comes first for would-be halal foods empire in Dubai

Just as the emirate has set itself a three-year target to be the hub of the global Islamic economy, so Mr Lootah has set his sights high in the food industry.

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