Category: Editorial

Brunei: UBD students gain insights on Halal market

| 10/04/2010 | Reply
Brunei: UBD students gain insights on Halal market

Final year students from the UBD, Faculty of Business, Economics and Policy Studies who are taking Strategic Management and Strategic Public Management course listened to Mr Abdalhamid Evans, from Imarat Consultants who encouraged them to explore Brunei’s unique Halal value proposition and to seek ways on how they can mobilise to become competent entrepreneurs in the Halal market.

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Is CSR a helpful tool for a brand in the Muslim consumer segment?

| 03/02/2010 | Reply
Is CSR a helpful tool for a brand in the Muslim consumer segment?

In today’s changed economic scenario & social media connected, consumer groups, can CSR play a meaningful role in establishing a strong brand identity amongst the global Muslim community?

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Halal Goes Mainstream… Mainstream Goes Halal

| 20/01/2010 | Reply
Halal Goes Mainstream… Mainstream Goes Halal

You know there is something going on when the world’s biggest retailer is chasing after your product. Usually it is the other way around. Manufacturers of all sizes queue up for the chance to pitch, slash costs, squeeze suppliers and upgrade their software systems in order to get their products onto Wal-Mart shelves.

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Halal – A Perfect Storm on the Horizon

| 17/01/2010 | Reply
Halal – A Perfect Storm on the Horizon

Markets, like everything else, go in cycles, and we are all of us well aware that we are going through a period of market contraction. But contraction and expansion go together, they are one of the pairs of opposites upon which Allah has created existence, and we can be confident that contraction in any given time is the preparation, the source even, for an expansion to follow.

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Natural Allies – Halal Food and Islamic Finance

| 16/01/2010 | Reply
Natural Allies – Halal Food and Islamic Finance

The rapid growth of Islamic banking – not only in countries like Malaysia, Bahrain and Singapore, but also the UK and elsewhere – and the emerging global market for Halal products and services represent the tip of the iceberg of the impact of Islam on commerce, a convergence which we believe is destined to be one of the defining factors of the coming decade.

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Grey Areas of Halal – Alcohol

| 13/01/2010 | Reply
Grey Areas of Halal – Alcohol

This is the second of a series of articles that Fakihah Azahari is writng on the ‘Grey Areas of Halal’. The first in the series was ‘Grey Areas of Halal, Transformation and Assimilation’ which is also posted on Halal Focus.

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Is Stunning Animals used for Meat Haram?

| 06/01/2010 | Reply
Is Stunning Animals used for Meat Haram?

The question of stunning animals used for halal meat has become
somewhat of buzzword amongst some UK Muslims. This is mainly due to
poor communication from the relevant bodies on the differences in
stunning techniques and what the shariah (and scholars of fiqh) actually say about the matter of stunning. This short article outlines the approach of Abrahams Natural Foods to stunning. 

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Halal makes it into top ten good news stories of 2009

| 04/01/2010 | Reply
Halal makes it into top ten good news stories of 2009

AltMuslim.com‘s Zahed Amanullah recently put up his top ten Good News stories for 2009. Interestingly, he sees 2009 as a ‘tipping point’ for Halal food with heightened exposure and demand, and as he points out, none of this increase is ideological. Its all down to good old market savvy. We also see many good things ahead for Halal in 2010.

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Eurabian Follies

| 04/01/2010 | Reply
Eurabian Follies


By 2050, Europe will be unrecognizable. Instead of romantic cafes,
Paris’s Boulevard Saint-Germain will be lined with halal butcheries and
hookah bars; the street signs in Berlin will be written in Turkish.
School-children from Oslo to Naples will read Quranic verses in class,
and women will be veiled.

At least, that’s what the authors of the strange new genre of
“Eurabia” literature want you to believe. Not all books of this
alarmist Europe-is-dying category, which received its most
intellectually hefty treatment yet with the recent release of
Christopher Caldwell’s Reflections on the Revolution in Europe,
offer such dire and colorful predictions. But they all make the case
that low fertility rates among natives, massive immigration from Muslim
countries, and the fateful encounter between an assertive Islamic
culture and a self-effacing European one will lead to a Europe devoid
of all Western identity.

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Reflections on the Dubai Financial Crisis

| 03/01/2010 | Reply
Reflections on the Dubai Financial Crisis

This is an interesting article that was submitted by one of our readers which we have decided to use to launch our new ‘Opinion’ category on Halal Focus. We hope that more of our readers send in their articles on Halal related issues, for our consideration. Though we put up articles on the news in Halal it is also good to get business and consumer feedback to keep current with all aspects of the current trends and movement in the Halal arena.

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The European Halal Market Outlook

| 19/12/2009 | Reply
The European Halal Market Outlook

The demand for Halal products and services in Europe is steadily increasing, and this is driving some changes in the industry that are likely to have ripples beyond the shores of the EU. Halal is now being seen as a potential engine of growth in economies all over the world, and it may well be that the next wave of initiatives in the market will not be coming from the more traditional markets of S E Asia of the Middle East, but from the West.

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Halal… inclusion or seclusion?

| 17/11/2009 | Reply
Halal… inclusion or seclusion?

Riding the wave of the expanding global halal market
industry – estimated to have reached a worth of US$ 580 billion in 2008
– communication arts company KasehDia will hold this November the first
World Halal Forum in Europe.  As location for the Forum, which is
themed ‘Halal Potential – A Regional Focus’, the organizers opted for
the Dutch city of The Hague.

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Halal Market Intelligence Newsletter May 09

| 28/05/2009 | Reply
Halal Market Intelligence Newsletter May 09

The May 09 Halal Market Intelligence Newsletter from HalalFocus looks at the the formation of the American Halal Association, a new non-profit organisation to represent the interests of the Halal producers and consumers in the USA. Plus articles on how Halal is beating the recession and the rise of Halal consumer power as a new market force.

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Halal – a dynamic force that can change the world

| 29/06/2008 | Reply
Halal – a dynamic force that can change the world

An in-depth interview with Hajj Abdalhamid Evans, Senior Analyst at Imarat Consultants. As one of the leading voices in the Halal market with a truly global vision, he discusses issues across a wide range of topics and countries, commenting on MIHAS, the World Halal Forum, the challenges facing Malaysia, Brunei’s new moves in the Halal arena as well as the latest news on the Halal industry in the USA and Canada.



Plus details of the forthcoming International Halal Market Conference in Brunei Darussalam on 16-17 August
.

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Halal Market Intelligence Newsletter, September 07

| 07/09/2007 | Reply
Halal Market Intelligence Newsletter, September 07

The latest Halal Market Intelligence Newsletter has an in-depth reflection on the Halal Expo and Conference in Brunei, including their new Halal standards and auditing guidelines, as well as an article on Canada’s new Halal market initiative, the Canadian Halal Exporters Alliance. Also details on a HalalFocus partner event in Adu Dhabi in December 07, the Halal World Expo & Conference

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Halal Market Intelligence Newsletter, May 07

| 08/06/2007 | Reply
Halal Market Intelligence Newsletter, May  07

Our May 07 newsletter gives an in-depth overview of some of the major trends in the global Halal market. As more countries are starting to move on national Halal implementation strategies, we look at some of the basic components that need to be considered. Plus some parallels with the Islamic Finance sector that may well be repeating themselves in the Halal sector.

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