Category: UK

UK: Halal food firm launching new Blackburn shop

| 12/11/2013 | Reply
UK: Halal food firm launching new Blackburn shop

The acquisition is part of an ongoing growth plan, which has already seen the creation of additional jobs, new industry accreditations and the launch of a successful European export sales strategy.

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UK: WIEF urges reforming global financial system

| 03/11/2013 | Reply
UK:  WIEF urges reforming global financial system

The 9th World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) called Friday for introducing essential reforms to the global financial system in order to overcome the economic challenges.

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UK: New Halal product range launched by KQF

| 02/11/2013 | Reply
UK: New Halal product range launched by KQF

KQF, the British manufacturer of halal meat products, has announced the launch of two new ranges of frozen convenience foods, which are available to both trade and consumer clients.

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UK: Britain unveils ‘Islamic Finance and Investment Group’

| 01/11/2013 | Reply
UK:  Britain unveils ‘Islamic Finance and Investment Group’

The Islamic Finance and Investment Group, chaired by the Rt. Hon Baroness Warsi, will include members from key Islamic finance centres, including Chief Executives and Central Bank Governors.

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Japan to increase Halal food export

| 31/10/2013 | Reply
Japan to increase Halal food export

Japan plans to increase its export of Halal food as demand for Japanese food grows in Muslim countries in the Middle-East and Asia.

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Global peace impossible without fair deal for the poor, says IDB President

| 31/10/2013 | Reply
Global peace impossible without fair deal for the poor, says IDB President

Mr. Ali, who was speaking in London at the World Islamic Economic Forum, WEF, called for the reform of the global economy in order to rescue the world from the current and future economic turmoil, particular its negative impact on developing countries.

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London’s Mecca rich: the rise of the Muslim multi-millionaires

| 31/10/2013 | Reply
London’s Mecca rich: the rise of the Muslim multi-millionaires

As David Cameron declares the city open for Islamic business, Evening Standard’s Joshi Herrmann reports on the rise of the Muslim multi-millionaires splashing their cash around the capital

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UK: Muslims Add Over £31 Billion To UK Economy

| 29/10/2013 | Reply
UK: Muslims Add Over £31 Billion To UK Economy

British Muslims contribute more than £31 billion to the UK economy and wield a spending power of £20.5 billion, a new report by the Muslim Council of Britain has found.

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UK: Forum shows support for Halal assurance scheme

| 29/10/2013 | Reply
UK: Forum shows support for Halal assurance scheme

Delegates at EBLEX’s first Halal forum, dedicated to airing issues affecting the Halal market, overwhelmingly showed their support for the proposed scheme.

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UK: Eblex research reveals halal consumers’ priorities

| 28/10/2013 | Reply
UK: Eblex research reveals halal consumers’ priorities

Not stunning animals before slaughter is acceptable, according to 50% of UK Muslims in a recent survey. However, MeatInfo.co.uk can reveal, 12% disagreed and said animals could be stunned.

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Opinion: World Islamic Economic Forum needs to under-promise and over-deliver

| 24/10/2013 | Reply
Opinion: World Islamic Economic Forum needs to under-promise and over-deliver

The WIEF is not just about Islamic finance, there will many other subjects covered, like US$2.3 trillion halal industry, but the US$1.3 trillion niche market seems to be the anchor tenant of the event. Why?

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UK: New UK Halal Food Company Goes Nationwide

| 08/10/2013 | Reply
UK: New UK Halal Food Company Goes Nationwide

The agreement with Costcutter represents a major breakthrough for Brunei Wafirah UK which was founded only a few months ago as the UK arm of Brunei Wafirah Holdings back by the Brunei Government.

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Brunei: Boosting Brunei Halal Brand’s presence

| 07/10/2013 | Reply
Brunei: Boosting Brunei Halal Brand’s presence

H.M. Sultan of Brunei Darussalam’s anticipated visit to London for the World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) at the end of this month will be flanked with networking opportunities for the Brunei delegation.

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UK: London Festival Celebrates Halal Food

| 29/09/2013 | Reply
UK: London Festival Celebrates Halal Food

Accommodating the fast growing Muslims population in Britain, the first Halal food exhibition has been held in London to showcase the diversity of halal food, with dozens of exhibitors reflecting a growing market for the new industry all over the world.

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UK: Halal food ‘changing restaurant landscape’

| 28/09/2013 | Reply
UK: Halal food ‘changing restaurant landscape’

According to the latest census, there are 2.7 million Muslims in the UK with a spending power of over estimated in the region of £20bn. The population is rising and in the capital more than one in 10 inhabitants is now Muslim.

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UK: Halal meat sector could get its own assurance scheme

| 27/09/2013 | Reply
UK: Halal meat sector could get its own assurance scheme

The Halal meat sector could get its own assurance scheme, with red meat levy body Eblex currently working on draft proposals ahead on an industry meeting being held next month.

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Opinion: Why is Halal food so hard to find in Britain?

| 26/09/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Why is Halal food so hard to find in Britain?

Halal meat accounts for up to 15% of meat sales in the UK yet the options for Muslim foodies, or ‘haloodies’, are limited. But a new halal food festival hopes to highlight a market waiting to be tapped.

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Malaysia wants Islamic finance industry to ‘look west’

| 24/09/2013 | Reply
Malaysia wants Islamic finance industry to ‘look west’

With the backing of Maybank Islamic Bhd, the World Islamic Economic Foundation (WIEF) is working together with the Greater London Authority to boost trade and investment between Malaysia, the Association of South-East Asian Nations (Asean) and the UK.

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UK: Efficiency at heart of Gafoor Pure Halal expansion

| 24/09/2013 | Reply
UK: Efficiency at heart of Gafoor Pure Halal expansion

The company, which processes its halal-certified poultry meat in a plant 10 minutes from the centre of town, says it has expanded throughput sevenfold over the last eight years, and is now looking to take on more farmers.

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Opinion: Move over organic – the new big business in food is halal

| 22/09/2013 | Reply
Opinion:  Move over organic – the new big business in food is halal

One company seeking to profit from Britain’s taste for halal, worth an estimated £3bn, is DB Foods, the country’s largest meat wholesaler. This week they will launch a new online business, halal2go, to sell direct to consumers.

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