Category: Asia

Brunei to build $90 million halal food manufacturing plant

| 23/10/2015 | Reply
Brunei to build $90 million halal food manufacturing plant

Local food company AZ Food (B) Sdn Bhd, Tunisia-based Catering and International Trading (CIT) and the Brunei Economic Development Board (BEDB) signed a Memorandum of Understanding.

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China: Need for Standard Halal certification

| 23/10/2015 | Reply
China: Need for Standard Halal certification

Regulations pertaining to Halal food preparation in China varied according to regions and Muslim ethnic groups due to the lack of such Halal standardisation.

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Opinion: ‘Halal tourism’ market emerges

| 21/10/2015 | Reply
Opinion: ‘Halal tourism’ market emerges

Now there’s a movement in the tourism industry to widen the “halal tourism” market to cater to Muslim travelers worldwide, particularly those from wealthy Gulf Arab states.

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World’s first hotel standard for Muslim travellers launches

| 20/10/2015 | Reply
World’s first hotel standard for Muslim travellers launches

Salam Standard is pitched as a unique hotel reference tool for the global Muslim travel community .

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Malaysia in talks on FTA with Bosnia and Herzegovina

| 20/10/2015 | Reply
Malaysia in talks on FTA with Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Government is in discussions on establishing a free trade agreement (FTA) with Bosnia and Herzegovina, Deputy Home Minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed said.

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Indonesia: Annual General Meeting WHFC 2015

| 16/10/2015 | Reply
Indonesia: Annual General Meeting WHFC 2015

World Halal Food Council held their Annual General Meeting WHFC on 29 September-1 October 2015 at Aryaduta Hotel Jakarta.

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Malaysia: Islamic banking players urged to expand overseas

| 16/10/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: Islamic banking players urged to expand overseas

“The domestic Islamic banking industry players should be brave enough to tap into foreign markets to expand their businesses and grow the industry.”

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ARMM signs MOU with Halal certifying bodies in Philippines

| 14/10/2015 | Reply
ARMM signs MOU with Halal certifying bodies in Philippines

The Halal Food Industry Development Plan is a major initiative for Mindanao under its Medium Term Philippine Development Plan.

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Brunei: Simpor Pharma expands local client base

| 11/10/2015 | Reply
Brunei:  Simpor Pharma expands local client base

The sultanate’s first pharmaceutical manufacturing plant, is expanding its local client base by making its products available in supermarkets and other retail outlets.

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Pakistan: Post-IPO results: Al Shaheer’s profit up by 168%

| 08/10/2015 | Reply
Pakistan: Post-IPO results: Al Shaheer’s profit up by 168%

One of the largest exporters of meat, Al Shaheer saw its revenues for the year rise 12% to Rs5 billion compared to Rs4.4 billion in FY14.

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Islamic fashion companies face challenges in new markets

| 07/10/2015 | Reply
Islamic fashion companies face challenges in new markets

It’s not just Muslims that look for Islamic fashion items. Some non-Muslims are also interested in halal or modest fashion, experts said at GIES.

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Malaysia Must Develop Food Security Policy

| 07/10/2015 | Reply
Malaysia Must Develop Food Security Policy

Government agencies, agriculture entrepreneurs and independent farmers could play a role in ensuring adequate and quality food supply in the country.

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CCM makes Malaysia proud at Islamic Economy Awards

| 07/10/2015 | Reply
CCM makes Malaysia proud at Islamic Economy Awards

The award marks yet another meaningful milestone for CCM in its continued commitment to Halal which spans over 15 years.

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Dubai: Nobel Peace laureate blasts global banking system

| 06/10/2015 | Reply
Dubai: Nobel Peace laureate blasts global banking system

Muhammad Yunus said, “A global financial system that served the rich “was one reason why the whole planet remains entirely unsustainable”.

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Global Islamic Economy Summit 2015 convenes in Dubai

| 05/10/2015 | Reply
Global Islamic Economy Summit 2015 convenes in Dubai

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashed Al Maktoum officially inaugurated ‘Salaam Gateway and presented the Global Islamic Economy Awards for eight key categories.

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Russia’s Kosher kingpin aims to launch Halal-meat empire

| 01/10/2015 | Reply
Russia’s Kosher kingpin aims to launch Halal-meat empire

In Russia, some 1.3 million tons of halal meat are produced annually, making up 10 percent of the entire meat market.

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Philippines: Senate passes Halal Export Development and Promotion Act

| 23/09/2015 | Reply
Philippines: Senate passes Halal Export Development and Promotion Act

The bill will give the Philippines a “very good position to excel in the Halal trade industry with the economic integration of ASEAN.”

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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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