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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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UAE: Halal Products Not Only For Muslims – Expert

| 26/11/2013 | Reply
UAE: Halal Products Not Only For Muslims – Expert

It is a mistake to market Halal products to Muslims only and more must be done to increase their marketability, one expert has said at the Global Islamic Economy Summit.

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UAE: Islamic governments should work hard to escalate Islamic businesses

| 26/11/2013 | Reply
UAE:  Islamic governments should work hard to escalate Islamic businesses

Highlighting two basic tools of the Islamic economy, Al Madani said that through Zakat and Waqf governments can build a new track in development and social prosperity.

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UAE: Mohammad Bin Rashid announces Islamic award winners

| 25/11/2013 | Reply
UAE:  Mohammad Bin Rashid announces Islamic award winners

The first edition of the Islamic Economy Award had received a marked success, as a large number of nominations were made for both individuals and institutions active across the various sectors of the Islamic economy.

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UAE Cabinet approves rules for GCC market integration

| 25/11/2013 | Reply
UAE Cabinet approves rules for GCC market integration

The Cabinet has approved the implementation of standard rules and principles for the integration of GCC financial markets, as well as the UAE’s Halal food control system.

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UAE: Islamic food, lifestyle market to hit $1.6 trillion

| 25/11/2013 | Reply
UAE: Islamic food, lifestyle market to hit $1.6 trillion

This forms the potential core market for halal food and lifestyle sectors, said The State of the Global Islamic Economy 2013 Report.

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UEA: First State of the Global Islamic Economy Report 2013

| 25/11/2013 | Reply
UEA: First State of the Global Islamic Economy Report 2013

While there are various major centres of Islamic economy — all in Asia — Dubai could emerge as the leader in the next phase of the evolution of Sharia compliant sectors.

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Dubai: Business and Media Training course for Islamic Economy

| 24/11/2013 | Reply
Dubai: Business and Media Training course for Islamic Economy

The higher committee for the development of the Islamic Economy Sector today rolled-out a media training course for business and economic journalists from the region’s top media houses.

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UAE: Dubai eyes profit in setting Islamic standards

| 24/11/2013 | Reply
UAE: Dubai eyes profit in setting Islamic standards

From cosmetics to accommodation, travel to toothpaste, complying with religious principles is becoming big business in the Muslim world, and Dubai sees an opportunity.

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UAE: Dubai can take a big bite out of global halal industry

| 21/11/2013 | Reply
UAE: Dubai can take a big bite out of global halal industry

Amid the global move towards an Islamic economy, Dubai has already laid its robust footsteps with the launch of “Dubai: Capital of Islamic Economy”.

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UAE: Glitzy Dubai eyes profit in setting Islamic standards

| 21/11/2013 | Reply
UAE: Glitzy Dubai eyes profit in setting Islamic standards

The emirate is mounting the world’s first systematic drive to profit from “halal” goods and services by setting global standards for them, as part of its plans to make the emirate a center of the “Islamic economy”

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UAE leads global halal standardisation drive

| 20/11/2013 | Reply
UAE leads global halal standardisation drive

UAE is taking a lead in efforts to create unified global halal standards that would offer a single point of reference and certification to manufacturers, consumers as well as suppliers.

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