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Qatar: Qatar emulates Malaysia on Islamic banking

| 08/02/2011 | Reply
Qatar: Qatar emulates Malaysia on Islamic banking

Qatar, in requiring banks from HSBC Holdings Plc to Doha Bank QSC to close units offering Syariah- compliant services, is emulating Malaysia, the world’s biggest market for Islamic debt.

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Pakistan: Pakistan seeks Halal products market in Middle East

| 07/02/2011 | Reply
Pakistan: Pakistan seeks Halal products market in Middle East

The Pakistan government is drafting a bill to give a better exposure to Pakistan’s exports by fulfilling the requirements of the consumers of trillion dollar halal products and services sector who comprise of one fourth of world’s population.

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IRAN: Tehran hosting Halal products exhibition

| 06/02/2011 | Reply
IRAN: Tehran hosting Halal products exhibition

The second International Halal Fair and Forum has opened in Tehran, with more than 75 domestic and foreign firms showcasing their halal products.

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Opinion: Abandoning hurdles in the race for Halal Branding

| 06/02/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Abandoning hurdles in the race for Halal Branding

Many discussions and practices talk of halal as being a brand – it’s not! Also, what is halal branding – does that mean branding in a halal way, or a brand which identifies a product or service as comprising of halal components? Halal is a descriptor and therefore can be termed an Ingredient Brand, but on it’s own it definitely isn’t a brand.

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UAE: Demand for halal products on the rise

| 05/02/2011 | Reply
UAE: Demand for halal products on the rise

More than 80 per cent of the world halal trade is done by non-Muslim countries, both in the West and East, who, by utilising the halal brand to their economic benefit, have become the biggest exporters of halal products in the world.

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Philippines: Gov’t targets to finalize national Halal standards by April

| 04/02/2011 | Reply
Philippines: Gov’t targets to finalize national Halal standards by April

Nationwide consultations are now under way to finalize three draft standards, namely: the Halal Agriculture and Fishery Products, the Code of Halal Slaughtering Practices for Poultry and the Code of Halal Slaughtering Practices for Large Ruminants.

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France: Suspension of Herta halal production

| 04/02/2011 | 1 Reply
France: Suspension of Herta halal production

Nestle’s Position Statement on their withdrawal of Herta Halal products until full assessment has been made of the necessary supply chain needs.

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UAE: Speading awareness is crucial to food safety

| 03/02/2011 | Reply
UAE: Speading awareness is crucial to food safety

In reply to a question about halal food in the UAE, Sharif said the country’s strategy since 1986 is based on three main points to verify whether imported food is halal, which include the commitment of the source country, the food export documents and field inspection visits to food plants in other countries.

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UK: Pak Butchers of Bristol: a Halal story worth telling

| 03/02/2011 | Reply
UK: Pak Butchers of Bristol: a Halal story worth telling

Abdul Raoof Malik, the Founder of Pak Butchers, became the voice for ‘Halal’ in the south west; he did many press interviews and won several awards for his hard work and dedication to his Bristol community.

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France: Nestle suspends Herta halal products due to pork traces

| 03/02/2011 | Reply
France: Nestle suspends Herta halal products due to pork traces

“We have decided to carry out DNA tests so this will delay deliveries … As a result we are suspending production in France until we find a new production process,” a spokeswoman said.

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Pakistan: Engro expanding the Halal way

| 02/02/2011 | Reply
Pakistan: Engro expanding the Halal way

Many in Pakistan understand the importance of putting their best foot forward in international markets, but few actually take a step. Engro Corp, however, is one such company that recently decided to take the plunge, to mark its presence in the international community. The Pakistani conglomerate recently announced that it has reached an agreement with a Canada-based company to purchase its halal food business.

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Malaysia: Halal methods can rid products of meat gelatine

| 01/02/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal methods can rid products of meat gelatine

At the recently concluded Invest Malaysia 2011 conference in the Capital, the Malaysian government wooed investors from the UAE in particular and the GCC region in general to invest in halal cosmetics and halal food ?products.

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Oman: A’Saffa Foods leading private sector effort to create food security in Oman

| 01/02/2011 | Reply
Oman: A’Saffa Foods leading private sector effort to create food security in Oman

A’Saffa Foods, Oman’s leading homegrown poultry producer, is taking a leading role in the campaign of domestic self sufficient for its food requirements and reducing the nation’s dependence on imported products.

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Malaysia: Sarawak To Promote Halal Hub

| 31/01/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Sarawak To Promote Halal Hub

Investors from the Gulf region should consider investing in Sarawak’s halal hub and heavy industries, said Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud.

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Malaysia: ECER targets RM2b investments from Mid-east each year

| 31/01/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: ECER targets RM2b investments from Mid-east each year

The East Coast Economic Region (ECER) of Malaysia, which targets RM2 billion in investments from the Middle East, expects funds inflow into halal manufacturing, agriculture and tourism.

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Pakistan: ‘1.5bn people world over consume Halal products’

| 30/01/2011 | Reply
Pakistan: ‘1.5bn people world over consume Halal products’

There are around 1.3 billion Muslims in the world and 1.5 billion Halal consumers, which means that one out of every four human beings consumes Halal products, former President KCCI Anjum Nisar said. He said availability of prepared convenience foods has become more and more important.

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Indonesia: MUI Eyes Authority Over Halal Assessment

| 28/01/2011 | Reply
Indonesia: MUI Eyes Authority Over Halal Assessment

The Indonesian Council of Ulema has urged the government to make it the only body authorized to issue halal certification, which will soon be regulated by an upcoming law.

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5 Reasons why the Malaysian Highways are the most Halal Friendly in the world!

| 27/01/2011 | Reply
5 Reasons why the Malaysian Highways are the most Halal Friendly in the world!

The most enjoyable part of driving along the highways of Malaysia for a Muslim traveller, are the Halal friendly facilities and services along the Highway. Here are five good reasons why they are probably the most Halal friendly highways in the world today.

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World Halal Forum to reconfirm Malaysia as thought leader in the Halal sector

| 27/01/2011 | Reply
World Halal Forum to reconfirm Malaysia as thought leader in the Halal sector

“We will bring a renewed spirit of creative vision and innovation to the WHF in 2011 that will re-confirm Malaysia’s role as a pivotal thought-leader in the Halal sector,” commented Abdalhamid Evans, Director of the World Halal Forum.

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Cooperation between Iran, Malaysia Benefits Muslim World

| 27/01/2011 | Reply
Cooperation between Iran, Malaysia Benefits Muslim World

Iran and Malaysia have expanded their bilateral relations and mutual cooperation in recent years, specially in the field of economy.

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