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The global impact of this Muslim generation

By: Masajeng Rahmiasri Source: The Jakarta Post With 1.6 billion members globally, the Muslim population is undoubtedly a potential market. In a bid to tap into this market, industry players have started to make adjustments to fulfill the population’s demands, which communications consultant firm Ogilvy Indonesia said would contribute up to US$2.6 trillion to the world’s lifestyle and halal food industry by 2020. Shelina Janmohamed, author of Generation M: Young Muslims Changing the World, emphasized that it was particularly important to pay attention to the young Muslim generation, or Generation M. “If we look at the way the global population is going to grow, there will be more...

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UK: How young Muslims are tapping into phenomenal wealth

By: Harriet Sherwood Source: The Guardian By mid-evening, the Artisan dessert restaurant in Ladypool Road, Birmingham, is crowded. People squash up on its green and pink velvet banquettes to drink mint mojitos or raspberry spice mocktails and sample an array of elaborate cakes and puddings. Opened last year by Ali Imdad, a Great British Bake Off contestant in 2013, and his business partner Vakas Mohammed, Artisan has become a sought-out destination for couples and friends to meet after dinner. “A lot of Muslims won’t go to a bar or a club, but going out for mocktails and dessert is a good alternative,” said Imdad. The growth of dessert parlours was a reflection of the rising disposable...

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Indonesia seeks dominance in global Halal market

By: Jakarta Globe Source: Jakarta Globe Jakarta – As a country with the world’s largest Muslim population, Indonesia is also a huge market for halal products. “Many international companies have already observed this fact and have been marketing their products in our country,” former deputy minister for tourism Sapta Nirwandar said on Friday (07/10). Indonesia’s own halal products have also been increasingly popular. “As we can see, Indonesia’s halal foods, shariah banking and Islamic fashion industry have grown rapidly in the last five to six years. This shows a great [market] potential. We should all join together, support one another and grow the...

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