Category: G-20 News

Can halal beauty products thrive in India?

| 14/11/2014 | Reply
Can halal beauty products thrive in India?

Two sisters, in Ahmedabad in Gujarat, are looking at this Halal make-up “niche market” with plans to start exporting outside India early next year.

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New ‘State of the Global Islamic Economy’ Report due soon

| 13/11/2014 | Reply
New ‘State of the Global Islamic Economy’ Report due soon

In the run-up to the new edition of the SGIE report, we felt it might be useful to our readers to review the first edition from November 2013.

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Saudi Arabia: Foodex Saudi 2014 to provide platform for F&B sector

| 13/11/2014 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Foodex Saudi 2014 to provide platform for F&B sector

Saudi Food Forum 17-20 November 2014 focuses on responsible development of Saudi Arabia’s $70 billion F&B industry.

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UK: Parliamentary Debate on Halal and Kosher (lamb, sheep and beef)

| 12/11/2014 | Reply
UK: Parliamentary Debate on Halal and Kosher (lamb, sheep and beef)

For anyone who is interested, here is the full transcript of the parliamentary debate that took place on 5th November 2014. It is more interesting than one might think. Full transcript is available as pdf here

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UK: Alchemiya TV – reframing the image of Islam

| 11/11/2014 | Reply
UK: Alchemiya TV – reframing the image of Islam

Alchemiya sets out as a new and unique online television channel that aims to “present the world’s best content about Muslim life”.

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End of Saudi embargo on Brazilian beef is nearer

| 11/11/2014 | Reply
End of Saudi embargo on Brazilian beef is nearer

A Brazilian mission headed by Agriculture minister Neri Geller has travelled to the Arab country and discussed a technical visit to Brazil.

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Australia: Food and drink manufacturers ‘have no plans’ to ditch halal certification

| 11/11/2014 | Reply
Australia:  Food and drink manufacturers ‘have no plans’ to ditch halal certification

Peak body says boycott campaign directed at brands with halal certified products is ‘misinformation’.

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UK: No move to ban shechita, MP promises

| 07/11/2014 | Reply
UK: No move to ban shechita, MP promises

Animal welfare campaigners in the House of Commons will not seek a vote to ban shechita in Britain, a leading MP has promised.

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USA: Iowa Judge From Controversial Kosher Case to Preside Over Halal Trial

| 04/11/2014 | Reply
USA: Iowa Judge From Controversial Kosher Case to Preside Over Halal Trial

A spokeswoman for Midamar says the company has remained fully operational since its founder’s indictment.

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UK: APPG on religious meat slaughter deemed ‘anti-Muslim’

| 04/11/2014 | Reply
UK: APPG on religious meat slaughter deemed ‘anti-Muslim’

Muslim representatives from the halal meat industry have hit out at today’s All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) debate, calling it ‘anti-Muslim’.

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UK: On the rocks? ‘Halal’ whiskey to hit UK supermarkets

| 03/11/2014 | 1 Reply
UK: On the rocks? ‘Halal’ whiskey to hit UK supermarkets

A halal version of an iconic alcoholic drink made by a U.S.-based company is expected to hit supermarket shelves in the UK this December, the Independent reported this week.

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Halal tourism Japan

| 03/11/2014 | Reply
Halal tourism Japan

Tourism to Japan is being heavily promoted in mainly-Muslim Southeast Asia, where visa requirements were relaxed in 2013 for Malaysia and Thailand.

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Starbucks Indonesia finally Halal Certified by MUI

| 30/10/2014 | Reply
Starbucks Indonesia finally Halal Certified by MUI

Starbucks Indonesia has become the first major international coffee shop chain to receive halal certification from the Council of Indonesian Clerics (MUI).

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UK: Pioneering Digital Magazine ‘Halal Gems’ To Launch

| 30/10/2014 | Reply
UK: Pioneering Digital Magazine ‘Halal Gems’ To Launch

The launch of first ever premium interactive digital magazine for halal-conscious diners, Halal Gems, is poised to make a huge mark on the luxury halal lifestyle industry.

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Halal Food Market In Brazil

| 29/10/2014 | Reply
Halal Food Market In Brazil

Despite Brazil being one of the largest Halal food producers in the world, possessing over 300 industries’ plants that are Halal certified, most of its production is exported to Muslim countries.

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12th Annual Meeting of WHC was held in Cape Town

| 29/10/2014 | Reply
12th Annual Meeting of WHC was held in Cape Town

Various member representatives from different countries have attended. GIMDES President and the patron of WHC Dr. Huseyin Kami Buyukozer gave a speech.

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Singapore, a leading player in Muslim tourism

| 28/10/2014 | Reply
Singapore, a leading player in Muslim tourism

The potential of the global Muslim tourism industry has not gone unnoticed in Singapore, where companies can capitalise on Muslim customs to tap these opportunities.

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Opinion: What’s the big fuss about Halal certification?

| 28/10/2014 | 1 Reply
Opinion: What’s the big fuss about Halal certification?

Increased trade with the Middle East and South East Asia means Halal certification is a booming business in Australia.

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USA: Midamar responds to federal indictment

| 27/10/2014 | Reply
USA: Midamar responds to federal indictment

While these charges are against the founder of Midamar and not the company, the directors and employees of the company have grave concerns that Mr. Aossey may be unfairly singled out and targeted.

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Saudi Arabia: Jeddah to host KSA’s first food forum

| 27/10/2014 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Jeddah to host KSA’s first food forum

The Food Forum with more than 100 investors will be held to promote intra-regional trade among member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

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