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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 | 2 Replies
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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UK: Fast food chain GDK to open 14 new locations in UK

| 31/05/2019 | Reply
UK: Fast food chain GDK to open 14 new locations in UK

The company also signed agreements to enter Ontario and British Columbia provinces, and is currently in talks with franchisees to open new outlets in Manhattan and New Jersey, New York.

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Canada: International & Domestic Exhibitors filling up at HALAL EXPO CANADA 2019

| 31/05/2019 | Reply
Canada: International & Domestic Exhibitors filling up at HALAL EXPO CANADA 2019

Held at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario on October 8-9, 2019, it will be hosting nearly 150 local and international exhibitors with a presentation of government supported country’s pavilions.

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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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China: Food2China Expo 2019

| 29/05/2019 | Reply
China: Food2China Expo 2019

Food2China Expo 2019 is the only professional B to B trade fair only focusing on imported food industry in South China.

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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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Cambodia Hands Out Halal Certification Under Strict Food Safety Rules

| 22/05/2019 | Reply
Cambodia Hands Out Halal Certification Under Strict Food Safety Rules

Before getting a certificate, businesses will have to go through inspections by officials under the Cambodian Halal Steering Committee monitored by the Ministry of Commerce.

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UAE: Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre expands European reach

| 22/05/2019 | Reply
UAE: Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre expands European reach

A roundtable in Malta has provided Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre an opportunity to expand the footprint of Islamic economy in Europe.

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