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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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UAE Halal check: Meat, pudding, lipstick, carpets

| 20/11/2013 | Reply
UAE Halal check: Meat, pudding, lipstick, carpets

UAE residents do not need to worry about the food chain in the UAE,” said Al Badri. “Currently all food products on the shelves are halal, we are looking at the regulations in this sector.

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UAE: UAE bank offers gold bullion coins as profitable and safe investment option for clients

| 19/11/2013 | Reply
UAE: UAE bank offers gold bullion coins as profitable and safe investment option for clients

Noor Islamic Bank (Noor) has rolled out sales of the UAE gold bullion coins for retail buyers in denominations of one, half, quarter and one/tenth ounce in 99.99 per cent purity (24 karat).

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Opinion: Questions over Halal industry approach

| 19/11/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Questions over Halal industry approach

The SAMI halal food index has about 95 companies from Malaysia, yet, Bursa Malaysia has not created a halal economic sector index.

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Opinion: Faking It

| 13/11/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Faking It

For many Muslim brands, the failure to be truly Islamic is not through lack of trying – Shari’ah-compliant funding simply isn’t there.

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Opinion: Rebranding of Islamic Finance: Participation Finance

| 13/11/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Rebranding of Islamic Finance: Participation Finance

One of the most often heard statements at Islamic finance conferences, after standardization, has been, “Islamic finance is not just for Muslims, but for all of man-kind because of its ethical orientation”.

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Saudi Arabia: Industry Leaders To Converge At Foodex For The Saudi Food Forum

| 12/11/2013 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Industry Leaders To Converge At Foodex For The Saudi Food Forum

The forum invites industry experts to dissect the local market in terms of opportunities, key initiatives, innovation, challenges and sustainable growth.

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Singapore Muslims embrace technology to practise their faith

| 12/11/2013 | Reply
Singapore Muslims embrace technology to practise their faith

“All this cumulates to an arguably effortless life that combines ancient wisdom with contemporary living, as long as we Muslims adhere to the correct teachings of Islam moderately.”

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UK: Halal food firm launching new Blackburn shop

| 12/11/2013 | Reply
UK: Halal food firm launching new Blackburn shop

The acquisition is part of an ongoing growth plan, which has already seen the creation of additional jobs, new industry accreditations and the launch of a successful European export sales strategy.

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UAE: Food outlet named business of the year in SME awards

| 09/11/2013 | Reply
UAE: Food outlet named business of the year in SME awards

Just Falafel was named Gulf Capital Business of the Year at MEED’s Gulf Capital SMEinfo Awards for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) .

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UK: WIEF urges reforming global financial system

| 03/11/2013 | Reply
UK:  WIEF urges reforming global financial system

The 9th World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) called Friday for introducing essential reforms to the global financial system in order to overcome the economic challenges.

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UK: New Halal product range launched by KQF

| 02/11/2013 | Reply
UK: New Halal product range launched by KQF

KQF, the British manufacturer of halal meat products, has announced the launch of two new ranges of frozen convenience foods, which are available to both trade and consumer clients.

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UK: Britain unveils ‘Islamic Finance and Investment Group’

| 01/11/2013 | Reply
UK:  Britain unveils ‘Islamic Finance and Investment Group’

The Islamic Finance and Investment Group, chaired by the Rt. Hon Baroness Warsi, will include members from key Islamic finance centres, including Chief Executives and Central Bank Governors.

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Global peace impossible without fair deal for the poor, says IDB President

| 31/10/2013 | Reply
Global peace impossible without fair deal for the poor, says IDB President

Mr. Ali, who was speaking in London at the World Islamic Economic Forum, WEF, called for the reform of the global economy in order to rescue the world from the current and future economic turmoil, particular its negative impact on developing countries.

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Malaysian leadership in capital markets

| 31/10/2013 | Reply
Malaysian leadership in capital markets

Rushdi Siddiqui comments on the Malaysian Budget 2014, with special reference to Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) and the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Index; and wonders why Halal did not get much of a mention.

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UK: Muslims Add Over £31 Billion To UK Economy

| 29/10/2013 | Reply
UK: Muslims Add Over £31 Billion To UK Economy

British Muslims contribute more than £31 billion to the UK economy and wield a spending power of £20.5 billion, a new report by the Muslim Council of Britain has found.

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UK: Forum shows support for Halal assurance scheme

| 29/10/2013 | Reply
UK: Forum shows support for Halal assurance scheme

Delegates at EBLEX’s first Halal forum, dedicated to airing issues affecting the Halal market, overwhelmingly showed their support for the proposed scheme.

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UAE: UK, Malaysia top in Islamic finance research

| 29/10/2013 | Reply
UAE: UK, Malaysia top in Islamic finance research

The Islamic Finance Development Indicator (IFDI) will be officially launched at the Global Islamic Economy Summit, from November 25 to 26 in Dubai.

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Opinion: Malaysian leadership: SRI Sukuk and ESG index

| 29/10/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Malaysian leadership: SRI Sukuk and ESG index

The 2014 Budget was announced by the PM, and reference and allocation to Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Sukuk and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) index are indeed welcomed.

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