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From Food to Cosmetics, Japan Firms Eye Malaysia’s Halal Industry-SMBC

| 06/10/2017 | Reply
From Food to Cosmetics, Japan Firms Eye Malaysia’s Halal Industry-SMBC

Japan’s Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp (SMBC) is looking to back a push by Japanese firms planning to invest in Malaysia’s Sharia-compliant halal market, an SMBC official said.

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Bahrain: 24th World Islamic Banking Conference – 4-6 December 2017

| 05/10/2017 | Reply
Bahrain: 24th World Islamic Banking Conference – 4-6 December 2017

This year the Halal ecosystem and modest fashion are also topics that will be touched upon under the WIBC Islamic Economy Series.

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Malaysia: MNCs, big firms should help SMEs involved in Halal products

| 05/10/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: MNCs, big firms should help SMEs involved in Halal products

“This will further develop and market their halal products and services internationally. I hope more MNC and LLC can work towards identifying potential local SMEs to be their suppliers.” Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi

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Indonesia: World Halal Assurance System Training Held in Bogor

| 05/10/2017 | Reply
Indonesia: World Halal Assurance System Training Held in Bogor

Deputy Director of LPPOM MUI, Muti Arintawati said that this training is one of the requirements that must be fulfilled in halal certification process.

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Dubai Exports and Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre Lead Islamic Economy Trade Mission to Australia

| 04/10/2017 | Reply
Dubai Exports and Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre Lead Islamic Economy Trade Mission to Australia

The modern Muslim consumer is very different from that of just a generation ago. They are educated, well connected to the global marketplace, and rely heavily on the internet and social media.

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Restaurant menus to list calories in Saudi Arabia

| 04/10/2017 | Reply
Restaurant menus to list calories in Saudi Arabia

This initiative comes as part of the efforts to safeguard consumers’ health, and create awareness about the importance of knowing the nutritional value of meals and drinks provided by restaurants and cafes.

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Opinion: Halal Europe – a Premium Halal-Tayyib Brand?

| 04/10/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Halal Europe – a Premium Halal-Tayyib Brand?

No central or local government has ever set any requirements for any halal certification body, let alone issued accreditation themselves. Europe has no halal standard or guidelines in place.

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SFDA launches strategic plan for healthy food in Saudi Arabia

| 04/10/2017 | Reply
SFDA launches strategic plan for healthy food in Saudi Arabia

A “signal light” system of green, yellow and red will be used on products to indicate the amount of sugar, salt and fat. Plus an awareness campaign about nutrition and counseling on safe and healthy food.

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Cape companies invited to participate in Wesgro’s international Halal product exhibition

| 03/10/2017 | Reply
Cape companies invited to participate in Wesgro’s international Halal product exhibition

The exhibition, scheduled to take place at The Westin Cape Town, from 25 to 26 October 2017, will showcase halal certified products and services of local companies.

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Dubai Will Issue First Ever State Cryptocurrency

| 02/10/2017 | Reply
Dubai Will Issue First Ever State Cryptocurrency

The token will be considered legal tender “for various government and non-government services, from their daily coffee and children’s school fee to utility charges and money transfers.”

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UAE- ESMA receives 106 requests for Halal accreditation from 49 countries

| 02/10/2017 | Reply
UAE- ESMA receives 106 requests for Halal accreditation from 49 countries

During the current year, 34 bodies from 17 countries have been accredited in the UAE, making the country a centre for Halal products between the East and West, stated Abdulla Abdul Qader Al Maeeni, Director-General of ESMA.

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UAE: DSOA to host Islamic lifestyle mini bootcamp

| 01/10/2017 | Reply
UAE: DSOA to host Islamic lifestyle mini bootcamp

Designed for ambitious early stage entrepreneurs engaged in Islamic arts and culture, Islamic architecture and design, family-friendly and Halal tourism, as well as digital Islamic economy, entertainment, communication and media.

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South Africa: Quiet power of modest fashion hits the catwalk

| 01/10/2017 | Reply
South Africa: Quiet power of modest fashion hits the catwalk

“Modest fashion is having a moment and it would be sad to see this opportunity lost if South Africans in the fashion industry don’t pick up on it now.” Blogger Zainub Slemang van Rijmenant.

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Halal sausage maker to quadruple production

| 30/09/2017 | Reply
Halal sausage maker to quadruple production

Turkmenistan halal meat producer Taze Ay plans to increase sausage production by 400% after securing a loan from a London bank investing in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

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The Halal Expo in Moscow attracts the attention of buyers from 25 countries

| 29/09/2017 | Reply
The Halal Expo in Moscow attracts the attention of buyers from 25 countries

The 8th International Exhibition Moscow Halal Expo 2017 will be held at the end of autumn – November 16-18, 2017 in the Sokolniki Culture and Exhibition Center.

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Unilever plots rebound with products developed in India, Indonesia

| 27/09/2017 | Reply
Unilever plots rebound with products developed in India, Indonesia

Unilever said it wants to eventually obtain halal-certification for Lakme in Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation, where the majority of locally-produced Unilever brands are already halal certified.

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Opinion: Young, tech-savvy Muslimah a consumer group to watch

| 27/09/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Young, tech-savvy Muslimah a consumer group to watch

YOUNG Muslim women in Southeast Asia are coming into focus for marketers as an influential group in style, fashion, travel, tech-savviness and entrepreneurship while remaining religiously observant.

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UAE: DAFZA, International Center of Islamic Economy Introduce ‘Transformation Forum’

| 25/09/2017 | Reply
UAE: DAFZA, International Center of Islamic Economy Introduce ‘Transformation Forum’

The event will provide a stimulating environment for the development of Shar’iah-compliant products where supervisory bodies and financial institutions can share ideas and ways to drive transformation towards Islamic Finance.

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Muslim women present ‘opportunities and challenges’ for marketers

| 25/09/2017 | Reply
Muslim women present ‘opportunities and challenges’ for marketers

Muslim women in Southeast Asia favour Japanese brands, shop online regularly and are more career driven and cosmopolitan than ever before, according to a study.

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Thailand set to be at the Forefront of Halal Industry

| 24/09/2017 | Reply
Thailand set to be at the Forefront of Halal Industry

It has been a tentative season for the Halal industry in Thailand as the market, worth roughly 1.29 billion US dollars has both grown and shrunk, but is now on the rise again.

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