Category: Asia

Opinion: Muslim travel industry projected to grow to $200 billion by 2020

| 21/09/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Muslim travel industry projected to grow to $200 billion by 2020

This population segment offers one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, driven by products and services that are in line with Islamic beliefs.

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Brunei Darussalam’s halal industry generating investor appetite

| 15/09/2015 | Reply
Brunei Darussalam’s halal industry generating investor appetite

Brunei Darussalam’s halal sector has the potential to become a cornerstone of the Sultanate’s diversification efforts.

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Lulu Hypermarket set for Indonesia foray

| 15/09/2015 | Reply
Lulu Hypermarket set for Indonesia foray

The retail group will spend $300 million on opening 15 hypermarkets in the largest Muslim nation in the next two years.

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Brunei, Thailand to join forces in Halal food industry

| 14/09/2015 | Reply
Brunei, Thailand to join forces in Halal food industry

THE Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources (MIPR) will lay the groundwork for more collaboration with Thailand in the halal food industry, its minister said.

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Indonesia lists world’s biggest sukuk in Dubai

| 14/09/2015 | Reply
Indonesia lists world’s biggest sukuk in Dubai

Indonesia listed four sukuk valued at Dh22 billion as Dubai further reinforced its position as the world’s leading hub for Islamic economy.

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USA: Aossey brothers convicted in Midamar halal beef export scheme

| 12/09/2015 | Reply
USA: Aossey brothers convicted in Midamar halal beef export scheme

Sentencings for the brothers haven’t been set at this time. William Aossey remains in jail pending sentencing.

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Iranian investors launch largest slaughterhouse in Armenia

| 11/09/2015 | Reply
Iranian investors launch largest slaughterhouse in Armenia

The facility is one of the biggest in the country and one of the biggest in the Caucuses sending beef and lamb to Iran and the Gulf.

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ASEAN Economic Community to help grow Halal sector

| 11/09/2015 | 1 Reply
ASEAN Economic Community to help grow Halal sector

The AEC will develop the Halal food industry in the region as it will help manufacturers meet the growing demand in Southeast Asia.

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Indonesia: Joint seminar on Halal food production and certification

| 10/09/2015 | Reply
Indonesia: Joint seminar on Halal food production and certification

Research and development on halal food conducted by universities in Indonesia are expected to improve the quality of halal certification.

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Regulators increasingly focused on Halal product certification for 2B Muslims

| 10/09/2015 | Reply
Regulators increasingly focused on Halal product certification for 2B Muslims

Regulators around the world – beyond Muslim countries in Asia and the Middle East – are increasingly exploring the impact of Sharia Law on the health care markets they oversee.

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US Companies Plead Guilty to Conspiracy Over Halal Exports

| 10/09/2015 | Reply
US Companies Plead Guilty to Conspiracy Over Halal Exports

Midamar Corp. and Islamic Services of America each entered guilty pleas in federal court in Cedar Rapids to one count of conspiracy to make false statements on export certificates.

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Trade and Investment Continue to Grow in Brunei’s Halal Market

| 09/09/2015 | Reply
Trade and Investment Continue to Grow in Brunei’s Halal Market

After the development of Brunei Halal brand, another initiative is the Halal themed industrial park of 500 hectares, specifically developed for Halal certified products and related products.

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Thailand: TUF joins forces with Saudi food firm Savola

| 09/09/2015 | Reply
Thailand: TUF joins forces with Saudi food firm Savola

HAI UNION Frozen Products (TUF), the world’s leading seafood processor, and Savola Foods Company, one of the largest food companies in the Middle East, have announced a joint venture.

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Australian halal certifiers offer payment to access to Indonesian market

| 07/09/2015 | Reply
Australian halal certifiers offer payment to access to Indonesian market

Halal certifiers in Australia have offered tens of thousands of dollars to Indonesia’s top halal authority — the Majelis Ulama Indonesia (MUI) to ensure greater access.

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Pakistan Halal Authority: a first step

| 07/09/2015 | Reply
Pakistan Halal Authority: a first step

For now the primary beneficiary of PHA would be the halal meat industry of Pakistan since meat is currently country’s only halal product that gets exported.

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Malaysia: 4,000 Halal SMEs expected to use Dagang Net platform

| 03/09/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: 4,000 Halal SMEs expected to use Dagang Net platform

Kuala Lumpur: Dagang Net Technologies Sdn Bhd, which provides e-commerce services for trade facilitation, expects some 4,000 halal small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to use its platform by end of 2016. Its Chief Executive Officer, Zulina Mohammed Salleh said the company’s roadmap was to see all the SMEs go global within three to five years. […]

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Pakistan: PHDA launches training programs for butchers

| 03/09/2015 | Reply
Pakistan: PHDA launches training programs for butchers

Punjab Halal Development Agency (PHDA) and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) funded training programmes for butchers and Halal slaughtering.

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UAE: South Korea to adopt UAE’s Halal certification system

| 02/09/2015 | Reply
UAE: South Korea to adopt UAE’s Halal certification system

The country is adopting the Emirate’s halal certification system, which officials hope will act as a catalyst for the trade in animal products and have a knock-on effect for other food produce.

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Malaysia: Ramly Group building RM1b facility in Klang

| 26/08/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: Ramly Group building RM1b facility in Klang

Ramli Food Industries, a subsidiary of Ramly Group, is investing RM1 billion in a new processing facility to boost its export market capacity.

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Why China wants a bite of the Halal food market

| 25/08/2015 | Reply
Why China wants a bite of the Halal food market

China has sought opportunities for halal trade with Muslim and Arab countries through bilateral trade agreements.

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