Category: Research

USA: New Muslim Market Study to be released at AMCC

| 06/10/2011 | Reply
USA: New Muslim Market Study to be released at AMCC

Attendees at this year’s American Muslim Consumer Conference (AMCC), which will be held on October 29th at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in New Brunswick, NJ, will get an exclusive offer for DinarStandard’s in depth study titled, “American Muslim Market: Business Landscape & Consumer Needs”. DinarStandard is a prominent global Muslim market research and advisory firm specializing in the emerging Muslim markets.

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USA: From Wall St. to K Street: Protests Kick Off In Washington DC October 6

| 05/10/2011 | Reply
USA: From Wall St. to K Street: Protests Kick Off In Washington DC October 6

In cities like San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, Memphis, Baltimore and beyond, people are joining forces in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street to demand an end to corporate dominance of America’s economic and political system that has left the poor and working class suffering under the weight of massive debt, joblessness, foreclosure and an uncertain future.

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Branding Halal – The Rise of the young Muslim consumer

| 05/10/2011 | Reply
Branding Halal – The Rise of the young Muslim consumer

The Arab Spring is turning the Muslim world upside down, opening a whole new frontier for brands and marketers. The emerging Muslim consumer is young, tech-savvy and ready to engage, reports Ogilvy Noor’s Shelina Janmohamed and Nazia Du Bois.

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Muslim Pro Has 850,000 Downloads

| 02/10/2011 | Reply
Muslim Pro Has 850,000 Downloads

If you’re a Muslim who owns an iOS or/and Android-powered phone, you might consider installing the Muslim Pro app on your smartphone. It provides useful information for Muslims, including prayer times, an azan clock, the Quran, Halal restaurants, mosques, and the Qibla locator. And it is free!

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UK: Meeting Needs, Setting Precedents-Islamic Services in Britain

| 28/09/2011 | Reply
UK: Meeting Needs, Setting Precedents-Islamic Services in Britain

It has been widely recognized by mainstream private companies in Britain that the needs of the Muslim community need to be addressed and accommodated in order for businesses not to lose out on the ‘green pound.’ This article examines the different strands of practical services that have recently developed in response to Muslims’ needs across the UK.

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UAE-China trade grows 9% to $12.5b in 2010

| 19/09/2011 | Reply
UAE-China trade grows 9% to $12.5b in 2010

A UAE delegation will attend the China (Ningxia) International Trade and Investment Fair (CITIF) and the China-Arab States Economic and Trade Forum running from September 21 to 25, 2011, at the capital of the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. UAE and China are exploring avenues to enhance the bilateral trade.

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Opinion: Uncommon alliances: Muslim and Jew, left and right

| 02/09/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Uncommon alliances: Muslim and Jew, left and right

In October, the Dutch Senate will consider the ban on ritual slaughter enacted by the parliament’s lower house in June 2011. Self-described as “an institution that pays little heed to ideas which happen to be fashionable at the time,” the Senate has no one party that holds a majority. It will therefore be interesting to see whether it is able to protect religious freedom or succumb to the pressure to limit it through this law.

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USA: Eating at your desk ups food poisoning risk

| 25/08/2011 | Reply
USA: Eating at your desk ups food poisoning risk

Results of a new survey reveal the majority of Americans are playing Russian roulette with food safety by eating at their desks.

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Productivity in Ramadan 2011 Survey Results Provide Concrete Recommendations for Employers & Governments

| 25/08/2011 | Reply
Productivity in Ramadan 2011 Survey Results Provide Concrete Recommendations for Employers & Governments

DinarStandard™, a Muslim market research and business media firm, and ProductiveMuslim Ltd, a productivity training and media firm, have joined forces to deliver a ground-breaking study that presents a fact-based assessment of the state of productivity during Ramadan across the world.

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Saudi Arabia: Central bank sees moderate inflation

| 21/08/2011 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Central bank sees moderate inflation

Saudi Arabia imports the bulk of its food needs. Muhammad al-Jasser, the governor of Sama, the country’s central bank, has repeatedly said that inflationary pressures, caused mainly by an increase in global food prices, are worrying.

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UAE: Muslim Holiday-makers head to ‘now affordable’ Europe

| 18/08/2011 | Reply
UAE: Muslim Holiday-makers head to ‘now affordable’ Europe

Holiday-makers from Qatar are heading to destinations in Europe, making use of the present economic frost sweeping across the euro zone countries, tourism industry experts have observed.

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Corruption index 2010 from Transparency International

| 18/08/2011 | Reply
Corruption index 2010 from Transparency International

The Corruption Index is always controversial, but it can be a guide to who you might want to do business with. Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) is the world’s most credible measure of of domestic, public sector corruption.

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UAE: Get busy during Ramadan

| 14/08/2011 | Reply
UAE: Get busy during Ramadan

Dubai: Generating high workplace productivity while helping Muslim workers observe the tenets of Ramadan can pose challenges for companies, experts say. Reduced daily work hours for Muslim workers who are fasting can impact on output for business environments vying in a competitive global market place.

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Research: Religious beliefs shape health care attitudes among US Muslims

| 13/08/2011 | Reply
Research: Religious beliefs shape health care attitudes among US Muslims

The perceived role of God in illness and recovery is a primary influence upon the health care beliefs and behaviors of American Muslims, a first-of-its-kind study has discovered. Outreach and education efforts by the health care community can help address Muslim concerns and improve health care quality in this rapidly growing population, the report recommends.

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Opinion: The moral decay of UK society is as bad at the top as the bottom

| 12/08/2011 | Reply
Opinion: The moral decay of UK society is as bad at the top as the bottom

Criminality in our streets cannot be dissociated from the moral disintegration in the highest ranks of modern British society. The last two decades have seen a terrifying decline in standards among the British governing elite. It has become acceptable for our politicians to lie and to cheat. An almost universal culture of selfishness and greed has grown up.

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Opinion: What turns people into looters?

| 11/08/2011 | Reply
Opinion: What turns people into looters?

Many in the UK are reeling after days of images of brazen thefts and wanton damage during the riots, but just where is the tipping point when people think they can start looting?

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France: Clamour for health drives French chilled foods

| 05/08/2011 | Reply
France: Clamour for health drives French chilled foods

Chilled processed food was one of the best performers within the broader French packaged food market in both value and volume terms in 2010. Sales were underpinned by strong demand for natural products beneficial to health and wellbeing, combined with increased innovation and consumers eating in more regularly.

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Opinion: Halal slaughter: Islamic Method vs Western Method

| 03/08/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Halal slaughter: Islamic Method vs Western Method

The following comments from Dr Jawad Hidmi will support his scientific point on the topic of Islamic slaughter and will be based only on the scientific explanation and evidence, away from religion, belief and doctrine. Also away from politics.

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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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India: Halal market is a rage now

| 09/07/2011 | Reply
India: Halal market is a rage now

India is home to more than 175 million Muslims and has the third-largest community of Muslim consumers in the world after Indonesia and Pakistan. But its market in regard to the choices of Halal-endorsed products among mainstream brands is still highly untapped.

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