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Saudi Arabia set to become world’s biggest tech investor

| 19/10/2016 | Reply
Saudi Arabia set to become world’s biggest tech investor

The Kingdom is joining forces with Japan’s Softbank to create a giant $100 billion fund which could become a dominant player in the industry.

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Brazil Challenges Indonesia’s Halal Certification Policy

| 17/10/2016 | Reply
Brazil Challenges Indonesia’s Halal Certification Policy

Brazil has filed a complaint against Indonesia to the World Trade Organization, challenging Indonesia’s halal certification requirements for imported meat.

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GIES: HalalBooking.com wins the ‘Islamic Economy Award in Hospitality and Tourism 2016’

| 16/10/2016 | Reply
GIES: HalalBooking.com wins the ‘Islamic Economy Award in Hospitality and Tourism 2016’

The choice was based on formal, established criteria on HalalBooking.com for inventing its “precise total family pricing” feature.

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How Britain’s young Muslims are tapping into a £2 trillion market

| 16/10/2016 | Reply
How Britain’s young Muslims are tapping into a £2 trillion market

Generation M’s entrepreneurs are catering for an affluent group ignored by the big brands.

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GIES: UAE to set up the world’s first Sharia-compliant trade bank

| 13/10/2016 | Reply
GIES: UAE to set up the world’s first Sharia-compliant trade bank

DIEDC are in discussions with the Central Bank of the UAE to obtain approval for a wholesale Islamic banking licence for the new entity.

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GIES: Halal food industry still far from realizing full potential

| 13/10/2016 | Reply
GIES: Halal food industry still far from realizing full potential

The halal food industry is still far from achieving its full potential and not leading in quality and profitable business, according to industry experts.

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GIES: Capitalise on Muslim population growth

| 13/10/2016 | Reply
GIES:  Capitalise on Muslim population growth

GIES with key messages – focus on innovation and technology and capitalise on the rapid Muslim population growth.

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GIES: Stakeholders in Islamic economy need to focus on start-ups

| 13/10/2016 | Reply
GIES: Stakeholders in Islamic economy need to focus on start-ups

There’s huge market potential in e-commerce, where only 1 per cent of commerce in Muslim countries is done online for the time being.

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GIES: Global Islamic Economy Summit 2016 witnesses launch of Awqaf International Organization

| 13/10/2016 | Reply
GIES: Global Islamic Economy Summit 2016 witnesses launch of Awqaf International Organization

The pioneering initiative is mandated to enhance the role of endowments in the development of societies worldwide.

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Innovation 4 Impact Competition: 5 finalists pitched innovations for Islamic digital economy

| 12/10/2016 | Reply
Innovation 4 Impact Competition: 5 finalists pitched innovations for Islamic digital economy

Innovation 4 Impact is designed to support Islamic digital entrepreneurs from around the world obtain mentorship, advice, investment and scale their business ventures.

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Swiss Halal regulations will not be strengthened

| 12/10/2016 | Reply
Swiss Halal regulations will not be strengthened

A Swiss parliamentary commission has ruled against a call for halal meat importers in Switzerland to be obliged to declare that the animal was slaughtered according to the Muslim rite.

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Indonesia: Halal Certification: A Blessing or a Curse for Industries?

| 12/10/2016 | Reply
Indonesia: Halal Certification: A Blessing or a Curse for Industries?

Key players in the food and beverages, cosmetics and pharmacy industries are questioning the efficacy of the government’s Halal Product Certification law.

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GIES: Sheikh Hamdan launches ‘My Salaam’ App and Portal

| 12/10/2016 | Reply
GIES: Sheikh Hamdan launches ‘My Salaam’ App and Portal

The digital platform seamlessly combines trending modest fashion stories with providing a marketplace outlet for Islamic products and services.

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GIES: Global Islamic Economy Summit seeks to develop Muslims’ products

| 12/10/2016 | Reply
GIES: Global Islamic Economy Summit seeks to develop Muslims’ products

Experts discussed the challenges and opportunities of the rapid growth of youth among Muslim populations that make up around 1.7 billion.

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GIES: Sheikh Mohammed says Islamic Economy has proved its efficiency over the years

| 11/10/2016 | Reply
GIES: Sheikh Mohammed says Islamic Economy has proved its efficiency over the years

“The Islamic Economic system has been tested by various international financial institutions, and we have started reaping the benefits of this system.”

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GIES: IHAF to address unification of Halal industry

| 10/10/2016 | Reply
GIES: IHAF to address unification of Halal industry

“Various countries have different sets of acceptable criteria in certifying Halal products, thus inadvertently forming trade barriers among them.”

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Opinion: Can a Halal certification body be owned by a non-Muslim?

| 10/10/2016 | Reply
Opinion: Can a Halal certification body be owned by a non-Muslim?

A paper on the concept of ownership, relating ownership with the Halaal certification bodies, and finishing with a conclusion.

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Pakistan: PHDA holds seminar

| 09/10/2016 | Reply
Pakistan: PHDA holds seminar

The Punjab Halal Development Agency arranged a seminar on “Halal Business Projection” on Friday 7th October 2016 to increase the Halal trade of Pakistan.

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Pakistan: Samsol Halal-certified cosmetics brand

| 09/10/2016 | Reply
Pakistan: Samsol Halal-certified cosmetics brand

The product portfolio has been certified HALAL by SGS, an international certifying body accredited by the Government of Pakistan.

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UK: The perception and acceptability of pre-slaughter and post-slaughter stunning for Halal production

| 06/10/2016 | Reply
UK: The perception and acceptability of pre-slaughter and post-slaughter stunning for Halal production

This Report is based on the views of Islamic scholars and Halal consumers.

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