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SDGs: Sustainable style and the rise of circular fashion

| 10/06/2019 | Reply
SDGs: Sustainable style and the rise of circular fashion

“Consumers are becoming more and more conscious, they hold the power to make the change. More and more they are checking labels and manufacturing process.” Renting fashion for a start!

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Asian Countries Are Off Track to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

| 08/06/2019 | Reply
Asian Countries Are Off Track to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

Across the region, the landscape also varies. Each of the five subregions shows uneven progress toward some goals and negative tends away from others.

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Indonesia: Bukalapak hopes to become the Alibaba or Amazon for Middle East’s Muslims

| 08/06/2019 | Reply
Indonesia: Bukalapak hopes to become the Alibaba or Amazon for Middle East’s Muslims

Founded in 2010 and headquartered in Jakarta, Bukalapak is an ecommerce platform with 4 million merchant partners in Indonesia.

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Bahrain: Arla Foods to shift some production to the Middle East

| 06/06/2019 | Reply
Bahrain: Arla Foods to shift some production to the Middle East

Arla Foods said production from its Bislev and AKAFA sites in Denmark and from its Riyadh site in Saudi Arabia will be moved to a site in Manama in Bahrain.

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Saudi Arabia: Food worth SR70 million is wasted daily in Saudi

| 31/05/2019 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Food worth SR70 million is wasted daily in Saudi

Another study conducted earlier had revealed that nearly 440 tonnes of rice gets dumped into the landfills every year.

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Malaysia: Johor out to boost halal sector

| 30/05/2019 | Reply
Malaysia: Johor out to boost halal sector

“Johor, Singapore and Indonesia should complement instead of competing with each other in developing the halal sector under the Singapore-Johor-Riau (SIJORI) economic growth triangle.”

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Saudi Arabia: King Salman Launches the ‘Enriching Hajj & Umrah Experience’ Programme, part of Saudi Vision 2030

| 30/05/2019 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: King Salman Launches the ‘Enriching Hajj & Umrah Experience’ Programme, part of Saudi Vision 2030

With the ambitious objective of reaching 30 million Umrah visitors annually by 2030, the programme’s mission is to achieve a quantum leap in every service provided.

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Singapore: OneAgrix’s Proof of Concept – A First in the Halal Economy – has gone live

| 30/05/2019 | Reply
Singapore: OneAgrix’s Proof of Concept – A First in the Halal Economy – has gone live

OneAgrix’s Proof of Concept for one of the largest poultry companies in Europe will secure and authenticate Halal Certificates and track Halal poultry from farm-to-fork.

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Indonesia to postpone halal label deadline amid industry concerns

| 29/05/2019 | Reply
Indonesia to postpone halal label deadline amid industry concerns

Indonesia will push back by as much as seven years an October deadline for halal labels on food, drugs and cosmetics, after industry voiced fears the move could bring chaos.

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Australia: Busting the five biggest myths of ethical fashion

| 29/05/2019 | Reply
Australia: Busting the five biggest myths of ethical fashion

Australians are the second biggest consumers of textiles worldwide. We throw more than 500,000 tonnes of the stuff into landfill every day.

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Malaysia: Sarawak to become leading cattle meat supplier in the ASEAN region

| 29/05/2019 | Reply
Malaysia: Sarawak to become leading cattle meat supplier in the ASEAN region

The AUD20 million (RM58 million) acquisition of the new cattle station was earlier announced by the Chief Minister who recently led a delegation to SEDC’s Rosewood Cattle Station in Western Australia.

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UK: British Muslim shoppers found wanting during Ramadan

| 28/05/2019 | Reply
UK: British Muslim shoppers found wanting during Ramadan

Ahead of the Islamic holiday Eid al-Fitr in June, British Muslim shoppers are stocking up for what is the biggest religious event of the year.

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MoUs boost Brunei, Bangladesh ties in trade, investment

| 27/05/2019 | Reply
MoUs boost Brunei, Bangladesh ties in trade, investment

One of the MoUs signed was between Brunei’s Ghanim International Corporation Sdn Bhd and Bangladesh’s Taj Food Industries Ltd, a subsidiary of the Nizam Group of Companies.

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USA: Vegan products face a pea shortage as consumers avoid soy-based foods

| 24/05/2019 | Reply
USA: Vegan products face a pea shortage as consumers avoid soy-based foods

“Any chance you have to break up these large commodity crop monocultures like corn and wheat and soy, it’s going to be such a benefit, even if it’s with a single other crop,” Center for Biological Diversity.

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UK: Morrisons the first supermarket to ban fruit plastic packaging

| 24/05/2019 | Reply
UK: Morrisons the first supermarket to ban fruit plastic packaging

When Morrisons customers buy loose fruit and veg, they can either take them through the checkout loose or bag them in Morrisons recyclable paper bags.

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Malaysia: HDC to enter 10 new halal markets via One Belt, One Road initiative

| 22/05/2019 | Reply
Malaysia: HDC to enter 10 new halal markets via One Belt, One Road initiative

The new countries include Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Egypt, Turkmenistan, Iran, Tajikistan, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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SDGs: Ethical Corporation’s Responsible Business Trends

| 22/05/2019 | Reply
SDGs: Ethical Corporation’s Responsible Business Trends

In an extract from the Responsible Business Trends Report 2019, Ethical Corporation’s Liam Dowd says progress towards integrating the SDGs into business strategies is continuing.

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Africa is creating one of the world’s largest single markets. What does this mean for entrepreneurs?

| 20/05/2019 | Reply
Africa is creating one of the world’s largest single markets. What does this mean for entrepreneurs?

The Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is set to launch on 30th May. If every African country joins, it’s expected to be one of the world’s largest single markets.

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Indonesia: LSP LPPOM MUI is Immediately Licensed the World’s First Halal Auditor Certification

| 18/05/2019 | Reply
Indonesia: LSP LPPOM MUI is Immediately Licensed the World’s First Halal Auditor Certification

With this scope, LSP LPPOM MUI is the only institution that will certify halal auditors who will check product halal according to the mandate of the UU stated in Article 10 of the UU JPH.

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Entrepreneur markets interfaith organic grass fed meat

| 18/05/2019 | Reply
Entrepreneur markets interfaith organic grass fed meat

His venture promises 100 percent grass-fed, organic cattle raised by American ranchers for environmentally conscious consumers.

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