The Global Islamic Finance Report 2013 (GIFR 2013) is a comprehensive annual review of the activity, trends, new developments and thinking in the Islamic finance industry. It commissions contributions from leading global practitioners and thinkers in the eld combining technical experience and invaluable knowledge and insight to propel Islamic finance forward in the post recessionary global financial markets. Edbiz Consulting is proud to announce the release of the GIFR 2013 continuing the tradition of erudition and incisive analysis expected of the GIFR. The core theme of this year’s report is “Islamic Finance and the halal industry” with chapters on , halal logistics, fund management in the halal industry, international law and the halal industry, branding the halal industry, the challenges of developing the global halal food market, and other pertinent topics. Along with the customary sections, “Review of Industry Segments” and “Country Sketches”, the GIFR 2013 will endeavour to educate and incentivise those with a stake in the industry to continue pushing the boundaries of knowledge and innovation.