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Australia: No Link Between Halal Certification and Funding of Terrorists

| 25/09/2015 | Reply
Australia: No Link Between Halal Certification and Funding of Terrorists

An investigation has not found any connection between the collection of fees for certifying halal food and the funding of terrorism.

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UK: Growing CK Foods opens £5m plant in city

| 25/09/2015 | Reply
UK:  Growing CK Foods opens £5m plant in city

Family-owned CK Foods is introducing Halal poultry products into its business having previously specialised in Halal certified cheese.

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Philippines: Senate passes Halal Export Development and Promotion Act

| 23/09/2015 | Reply
Philippines: Senate passes Halal Export Development and Promotion Act

The bill will give the Philippines a “very good position to excel in the Halal trade industry with the economic integration of ASEAN.”

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Global Halal food and lifestyle sectors to grow 6% by 2020

| 22/09/2015 | Reply
Global Halal food and lifestyle sectors to grow 6% by 2020

The report is commissioned and supported by the Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC) in partnership with Thomson Reuters.

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UAE: IFDC Launchs New Fashion Category

| 22/09/2015 | Reply
UAE: IFDC Launchs New Fashion Category

Islamic Fashion and Design Council (IFDC) has signed a 16-store deal with global retailers to introduce their Pret-A-Cover™ for modest wear.

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UAE halal tourism investments to hit $350 billion in 5 years

| 21/09/2015 | Reply
UAE halal tourism investments to hit $350 billion in 5 years

United Arab Emirates is the fastest-growing halal market in the GCC region in terms of attracting or exporting Halal tourism products.

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Opinion: Muslim travel industry projected to grow to $200 billion by 2020

| 21/09/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Muslim travel industry projected to grow to $200 billion by 2020

This population segment offers one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, driven by products and services that are in line with Islamic beliefs.

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UAE: Need to adopt global standards for Islamic Economy

| 21/09/2015 | Reply
UAE: Need to adopt global standards for Islamic Economy

The adoption of globally accepted standards for different Islamic economy jurisdictions will not only benefit the producers, but will also enhance trade.

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Opinion: This ‘H’ Nation is Bigger than China & India!

| 21/09/2015 | Reply
Opinion: This ‘H’ Nation is Bigger than China & India!

Introducing ‘Nation H” – a population comparable with India and China, the global Muslim community of 1.8 billion people and growing.

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UAE: DIEDC finalizes plans for Islamic economy portal

| 19/09/2015 | Reply
UAE:  DIEDC finalizes plans for Islamic economy portal

The portal is being designed to serve as a global reference for the burgeoning Shariah-compliant economic sector.

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UAE: DIEDC approves launch of digital Islamic economy portal

| 17/09/2015 | Reply
UAE: DIEDC approves launch of digital Islamic economy portal

The Board of Directors of the Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC) today approved the launch of a digital Islamic economy portal.

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UAE: Gulfood Manufacturing 2015 – 27-29 October, Dubai

| 17/09/2015 | Reply
UAE: Gulfood Manufacturing 2015 – 27-29 October, Dubai

Biggest F&B processing exhibition in MEASA region highlights regional growth factors for industry.

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Australia: Bernardi inquiry scheduled on Muslim holy day

| 16/09/2015 | Reply
Australia: Bernardi inquiry scheduled on Muslim holy day

No halal certifiers will appear at Cory Bernardi’s upcoming public hearings into food labelling, which has been scheduled for one of Islam’s holiest days.

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UK: Confirmation of Qurbani from Moon Sighting Saudi Judiciary

| 16/09/2015 | Reply
UK: Confirmation of Qurbani from Moon Sighting Saudi Judiciary

A Qurbani guide has been issued by AHDB Beef & Lamb to help industry, butchers and consumers during the Muslim festival of Eid-al-Adha.

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UK: Cargill takes steps to tackle campylobacter

| 16/09/2015 | Reply
UK: Cargill takes steps to tackle campylobacter

It has been proven effective at reducing campylobacter in an environmentally friendly way without chemicals, with only water a a modest amount of energy.

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Brunei Darussalam’s halal industry generating investor appetite

| 15/09/2015 | Reply
Brunei Darussalam’s halal industry generating investor appetite

Brunei Darussalam’s halal sector has the potential to become a cornerstone of the Sultanate’s diversification efforts.

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Canada: Halal chain eyes possible NYS expansion

| 15/09/2015 | Reply
Canada: Halal chain eyes possible NYS expansion

Paramount currently has 19 restaurants, called Halal, with immediate plans to open another eight locations.

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Buffet-backed fast food chain Dairy Queen in major UAE expansion

| 15/09/2015 | Reply
Buffet-backed fast food chain Dairy Queen in major UAE expansion

In November last year, US-based franchise company Bajco Group said it signed a deal with Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway to bring the fast food brand back to the UAE.

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Lulu Hypermarket set for Indonesia foray

| 15/09/2015 | Reply
Lulu Hypermarket set for Indonesia foray

The retail group will spend $300 million on opening 15 hypermarkets in the largest Muslim nation in the next two years.

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Brazil: Candy companies bet on Halal for growth

| 14/09/2015 | Reply
Brazil: Candy companies bet on Halal for growth

Companies Docile and Peccin from Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, certified their product lines as a strategy to boost sales to Arab countries.

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