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UAE: Entries for Islamic Economy Award open

| 05/05/2016 | Reply
UAE: Entries for Islamic Economy Award open

Submissions for the eight categories of the 2016 award close July 31, 2016.

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Malaysia: Tripfez scores funding to focus on Muslim holidaymakers

| 05/05/2016 | Reply
Malaysia: Tripfez scores funding to focus on Muslim holidaymakers

Tripfez, based in Malaysia, was set up in 2013 by co-founders Faeez Fadhlillah and Juergen Gallistl – two former schoolmates brought together by their mutual love of travel.

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Turkey: TÜBITAK invests $125,000 to detect pork in halal meat

| 05/05/2016 | Reply
Turkey: TÜBITAK invests $125,000 to detect pork in halal meat

The Food Institute at TÜBITAK’s MAM developed a five-minute test which will be made available to the masses in order to detect whether pork meat was mixed with meat advertised as “halal”.

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Halal Travel: Malaysia ranked the most Muslim-friendly

| 05/05/2016 | Reply
Halal Travel: Malaysia ranked the most Muslim-friendly

For the sixth consecutive year, the Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI) has been published ranking 130 countries to benchmark how destinations are catering to the Muslim travel market.

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Malaysia: The Global Halal Alliance

| 03/05/2016 | Reply
Malaysia: The Global Halal Alliance

Working collaboratively, coordinating and leveraging their strengths and collective depth of knowledge, the Alliance will execute comprehensive solutions for the sustainable development of the global Halal economy.

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Russia: Best of halal Product will be evaluated by the Expert Jury

| 01/05/2016 | Reply
Russia: Best of halal Product will be evaluated by the Expert Jury

The “Halal Product of the Year” contest will take place within the framework of the 7th International Moscow Halal Expo 2016 Exhibition for halal industry.

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UK: Arbitration Hearing regarding the machine slaughter of Halal animals.

| 01/05/2016 | Reply
UK: Arbitration Hearing regarding the machine slaughter of Halal animals.

The MAT has been requested by leading authorities within the Halal slaughter industry to arbitrate on whether the machine slaughter of animals is legal under Islamic Law.

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UK: Halal horror house as undercover video exposes cruel abattoir

| 01/05/2016 | Reply
UK: Halal horror house as undercover video exposes cruel abattoir

The abattoir which provides halal and kosher meat appears to ignore all standards of animal welfare despite the presence of a government inspector and two vets.

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Turkish PM to open international Halal Tourism Conference

| 30/04/2016 | Reply
Turkish PM to open international Halal Tourism Conference

The two-day conference themed “Developing Halal Tourism Industries” aims to shape the future of the Halal tourism sector currently worth $150 billion.

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Malaysia:DagangHalal set to be world’s largest digital halal marketplace

| 30/04/2016 | Reply
Malaysia:DagangHalal set to be world’s largest digital halal marketplace

DagangHalal Plc is poised to become the world’s largest digital Halal marketplace and a focal centre for the -1global halal industry following a successful listing in London.

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Russia: Miratorg gains Angus Beef certification

| 29/04/2016 | Reply
Russia: Miratorg gains Angus Beef certification

Halal certification has opened up access for the company’s meat to the Middle East and North Africa.

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Amadeus’ study sheds light on the needs of Halal travellers

| 29/04/2016 | Reply
Amadeus’ study sheds light on the needs of Halal travellers

Halal (sanctioned by Islamic law) tourism numbers are expected to hit 150 million in travellers volume and collectively spend an estimated $200bn by 2020.

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Islam means business: Meet the new generation of Muslim entrepreneurs

| 27/04/2016 | Reply
Islam means business: Meet the new generation of Muslim entrepreneurs

From halal ready meals to dating and Ramadan apps, the UK has seen a host of innovative businesses serving the Islamic community.

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Canada: The next hub of Islamic finance?

| 27/04/2016 | Reply
Canada: The next hub of Islamic finance?

With a growing Muslim population, stable economy and openness to the world, Canada is poised to become the North American hub for Islamic finance.

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Muslim-friendly hotel booking portal launched

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Muslim-friendly hotel booking portal launched

The unique portal features a portfolio of 200,000 hotels and resorts globally, more than 20,000 of which have been classified halal-friendly by sister company Salam Standard.

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Brunei must diversify its spluttering economy

| 27/04/2016 | Reply
Brunei must diversify its spluttering economy

Although Brunei does not export beef internationally, it has cultivated a premium halal brand sought after in many predominantly Muslim countries.

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Dubai: Halal travellers poised to spend $200b

| 27/04/2016 | Reply
Dubai: Halal travellers poised to spend $200b

Recent figures have shown that the halal tourism sector was valued at $145 billion in 2014, and is one of the fastest-growing travel segments in the world.

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Philippines: Davao’s Halal ordinance approved on 3rd reading

| 20/04/2016 | Reply
Philippines: Davao’s Halal ordinance approved on 3rd reading

The ordinance requiring supermarkets, grocery stores, and other food establishments in Davao City to establish “halal lanes”.

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China: Halal food law dropped from China’s 2016 legislation plan

| 20/04/2016 | Reply
China: Halal food law dropped from China’s 2016 legislation plan

The legislation was opposed by many scholars who said it “violates the principle of separation of State and religion”.

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Opinion: Halal make-up gaining ground in cosmetics industry

| 17/04/2016 | Reply
Opinion: Halal make-up gaining ground in cosmetics industry

The industry worth around US$20 billion in 2014 is expected to double by 2019, when it will represent 6 per cent of the global cosmetics market.

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