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Japan: Islamic community lays down roots

| 14/11/2010 | Reply
Japan: Islamic community lays down roots

The Tokyo Camii & Turkish Culture Center in Shibuya Ward, notable for its Ottoman architecture and intricate Arabic reliefs, is one of the mosques located across the nation that serve a small but thriving Muslim community estimated to number around 110,000 to 120,000, including roughly 10,000 Japanese Muslims.

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Malaysia: Halal Certification Unit For All States

| 13/11/2010 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal Certification Unit For All States

The Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) will set up halal certification unit in all states to standardise halal certification nationwide.

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Halal-friendly travel emerges as new market sector

| 13/11/2010 | Reply
Halal-friendly travel emerges as new market sector

An increase in Halal travel could have a big economic impact in Europe. The 2010 World Travel Market Global Trends report by Euromonitor International says there are more than 400,000 millionaires in Middle East countries, with a combined worth of more than $1.9 trillion.

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UK: Inspectors swoop on Glasgow Halal butchers

| 09/11/2010 | Reply
UK: Inspectors swoop on Glasgow Halal butchers

Food safety officers have swooped on Glasgow’s halal butchers after claims they were selling cheap cuts of beef as lamb.

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USA: Goats Butt into US Livestock Picture

| 09/11/2010 | 1 Reply
USA: Goats Butt into US Livestock Picture

Do you know what the fastest-growing segment of the livestock industry in America is? It’s a somewhat unusual one for a nation raised on beef and pork and chicken. The answer is…goats.

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UK: Halal products: bid to go mainstream

| 09/11/2010 | Reply
UK: Halal products: bid to go mainstream

A CONFERENCE on halal industry`s potential in Europe will open in London on Wednesday, 10th November, and the organisers have, in recent days, been urging Pakistani entrepreneurs to avail the new market opportunities by participating in it.

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The Mystique of Mainstream Middle Eastern Beauty

| 07/11/2010 | Reply
The Mystique of Mainstream Middle Eastern Beauty

According to Euromonitor International, Middle Eastern women are more often combining their religious views with consumerism, and this is a trend that has been reflected in advertising campaigns with models wearing the hijab, or head scarf. This is an excellent article on the growing Beauty Market in the Middle East, and Halal cosmetics are the new way forward in this sector.

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USA: Education Can Fight Halal Backlash

| 06/11/2010 | Reply
USA: Education Can Fight Halal Backlash

Nazia Hussain, Head of Strategy Ogilvy Noor, said that, where Islamic branding is concerned, “fear is generally born of ignorance”, which is best met with a “deeper understanding of what halal actually means.”

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USA: ISNA to Establish a US Halal Accredition Board

| 05/11/2010 | 2 Replies
USA: ISNA to Establish a US Halal Accredition Board

American Halal Association developed consensus at the American Muslim Consumer Conference (AMCC) this past weekend that the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) will establish a US Halal Accreditation Board to serve the interests of US consumers and businesses.

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UK: MP Letter to Minister re Supermarkets selling Halal Meat

| 05/11/2010 | Reply
UK: MP Letter to Minister re Supermarkets selling Halal Meat

The public should be able to make informed choices about whether they find this method of slaughter acceptable and it appears they have not been given this opportunity by unknowingly consuming halal meat products from many well know and supposedly high welfare retailers which is unacceptable.

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Philippines: Halal poultry standards set off

| 05/11/2010 | Reply
Philippines: Halal poultry standards set off

For the promotion and development of the Philippine Halal Industry, the Department of Agriculture through the Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Division (AMAD) and Livestock Division of the agency, held an International Halal Poultry Standards Training Workshop.

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USA: Conference Explores $170 Billion American Muslim Consumer Market

| 04/11/2010 | Reply
USA: Conference Explores $170 Billion American Muslim Consumer Market

Key highlights of the conference included a speech by Miles Young, the CEO of Ogilvy Worldwide, one of the world’s largest marketing and advertising organizations. Mr. Young elaborated the huge role played by the Muslim consumers, who spend $170.00 billion in U.S.A. alone.

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USA: Thoughts on AMCC

| 02/11/2010 | Reply
USA: Thoughts on AMCC

Video clips and some quotes on the recent American Muslim Consumer Conference held in New Brunswick, New Jersey by M-Link.

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USA: The American Muslim Consumer Conference

| 02/11/2010 | Reply
USA: The American Muslim Consumer Conference

The idea behind the conference was to not only connect young Muslim professionals but to also provide a platform for marketers to discuss the buying power of Muslim Americans.

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Malaysia: New Halal SME Report Directory

| 31/10/2010 | Reply
Malaysia: New Halal SME Report Directory

The International Halal SME Report & Directory (Halal SME), the first-of-its-kind business directory targeted specifically for the global Halal industry, made its debut at the International Islamic Tourism Conference & Travel Mart (ITCM) 2010 which ended Sunday.

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Brunei: Brunei Tourism CEO Promotes Country As Islamic Travel Destination

| 31/10/2010 | Reply
Brunei: Brunei Tourism CEO Promotes Country As Islamic Travel Destination

The CEO of Brunei Tourism has highlighted the need for member countries of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) to work together in promoting a Joint Islamic Tourism programme that could bring vast benefits to the region.

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USA: Marketers Should Court Muslim Consumers, Says Ad Chief

| 31/10/2010 | Reply
USA: Marketers Should Court Muslim Consumers, Says Ad Chief

Global CEO of Ogilvy, Miles Young, whose agency is part of WPP Group, says he wants to emphasize “the importance of Islamic branding and why the market should be appreciated by marketers.” Says he: “There has been some apprehension and fear about engaging properly with this audience.” Young was the Keynote speaker at the American Muslim Consumer Conference held on the 30 October 2010.

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USA: Egg Industry, Regulators Aim to Increase Food Safety

| 30/10/2010 | 1 Reply
USA: Egg Industry, Regulators Aim to Increase Food Safety

A half a billion eggs and thousands of illnesses later, both regulators and industry are moving towards increasing food safety protections for egg production. More injections proposed for salmonella in chickens who are eating contaminated feed in the US.

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Travel Increasing To Islam Or Halal-Friendly Countries

| 30/10/2010 | Reply
Travel Increasing To Islam Or Halal-Friendly Countries

The surge of Islamophobia in some western countries has resulted into an increased outbound inter-regional travel to “Islam or halal friendly” countries from the Middle East region apart from the increased intraregional travel, a Malaysian senator said.

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Malaysia: Nestle Q3 profit higher on strong demand

| 29/10/2010 | Reply
Malaysia: Nestle Q3 profit higher on strong demand

Its export business continued to perform well, posting a strong double-digit growth for the quarter, it said. “The strong economic growth experienced within the South-East Asian countries helped generate higher demand for the group’s halal products.”

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