Category: Asia

South Korean Prince holds talks with Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince

| 05/03/2015 | Reply
South Korean Prince holds talks with Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince

A key centerpiece is an MOU on cooperation on halal food products, a move Seoul says could give South Korea’s access to the huge global halal market.

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Indonesia: International Training on MUI Halal Assurance System 2015

| 05/03/2015 | Reply
Indonesia:  International Training on MUI Halal Assurance System 2015

In order to get or renew a halal certificate from MUI, their halal registered companies must fulfill the minimum score of implementation of HAS.

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Philippines: Mindanao seen as production base for halal products

| 05/03/2015 | Reply
Philippines:  Mindanao seen as production base for halal products

Mindanao could become a major production base for export-quality halal products once the proposed “Philippine Halal Act of 2015” is eventually passed.

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Pakistan: PHDA to hold ‘Halal conference & exhibition’

| 05/03/2015 | 1 Reply
Pakistan: PHDA to hold ‘Halal conference & exhibition’

“We’re educating the stakeholders about the potential of Halal products business available in Pakistan which can play a vital role in promotion of the Halal Industry around the globe.”

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Global Muslim Travel Index – Malaysia still top choice

| 04/03/2015 | Reply
Global Muslim Travel Index – Malaysia still top choice

The report, the first carried out jointly by Crescentrating and MasterCard, involved 81 non-Muslim country destinations and 29 Muslim nations.

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Opinion: Halal – from alternative to absurd

| 02/03/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Halal – from alternative to absurd

In the last few years there have been a number stories concerning halal: some bring a smile to the face, some bring a smirk, some bring confusion, some bring fascination, and some bring ‘what the …’ reaction.

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Tourism Authority of Thailand ready to welcome Muslim Visitors

| 02/03/2015 | Reply
Tourism Authority of Thailand ready to welcome Muslim Visitors

The TAT will invite about 100 tour agents and Muslim-related media to Thailand in the middle of the year when it will organise the Thailand Travel Mart 2015 from June 3-5.

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UK: Global Islamic Finance and Investment Group meeting 2015

| 02/03/2015 | Reply
UK: Global Islamic Finance and Investment Group meeting 2015

Bank Negara Malaysia and the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office co-hosted the second Global Islamic Finance and Investment Group (GIFIG) meeting in Kuala Lumpur 26 February.

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Thailand: Govt eyes spending over 10 billion baht to develop Thai halal products

| 01/03/2015 | Reply
Thailand: Govt eyes spending over 10 billion baht to develop Thai halal products

Currently, Thailand is ranked 13th among the world’s halal producers at an estimated value of 5 billion US dollars, with exports making up 4 billion dollars.

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Pakistan: Over 90 percent of people consume non-Halal products

| 25/02/2015 | Reply
Pakistan: Over 90 percent of people consume non-Halal products

The federal government should immediately establish The Halal Development Authority to evade such incidents and to boost up Halal trade.

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Japan’s halal food funds meet strong investor interest

| 25/02/2015 | Reply
Japan’s halal food funds meet strong investor interest

Japan, a country that is currently pursuing a foray into the global halal industry, is experiencing strong interest for the country’s first-ever halal fund.

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UAE: High-level Japanese trade team visits UAE

| 24/02/2015 | Reply
UAE: High-level Japanese trade team visits UAE

The 65-member delegation expressed their keenness to know more about Halal economy and appreciated Al Islami’s efforts towards building a strong Halal economy in the region.

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Pakistan: Call to enhance penetration in global halal market

| 23/02/2015 | Reply
Pakistan: Call to enhance penetration in global halal market

Non-Muslim countries have dominated the growing halal market, while Pakistan halal exports could surpass textiles in five years if proper attention is paid.

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Indonesia’s Islamic tourism drive targets Middle Eastern holidaymakers

| 22/02/2015 | Reply
Indonesia’s Islamic tourism drive targets Middle Eastern holidaymakers

Lombok is at the centre of an Islamic tourism drive in Indonesia, which has the world’s biggest Muslim population and is hoping to boost the number of visitors.

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Lack of certifying body sets back Philippine halal products

| 21/02/2015 | Reply
Lack of certifying body sets back Philippine halal products

WITHOUT a certifying body accredited by foreign markets, Philippine halal products cannot penetrate more lucrative markets.

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UAE: Halal tourism should not be overlooked

| 20/02/2015 | Reply
UAE: Halal tourism should not be overlooked

The rapid growth of the Muslim population creates an unrivalled revenue growth opportunity for travel and tourism. Halal travel in all forms is now booming.

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Malaysia: Zilzar Announces Advisory Board Appointment

| 17/02/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: Zilzar Announces Advisory Board Appointment

Mr. Akira Miyama brings with him a wealth of networking both in Japan and Malaysia, which will benefit Zilzar greatly.

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Opinion: Does Islamic finance understand what is expected of it?

| 15/02/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Does Islamic finance understand what is expected of it?

Is it comprehending that external events, from 9/11 to Boston Bomber and Charlie Hebdo, will impact on its growth beyond Muslim majority countries?

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Indonesia: Halal Certification a Bitter Pill for Pharma

| 06/02/2015 | Reply
Indonesia: Halal Certification a Bitter Pill for Pharma

Four months have passed since a law requiring all food and pharmaceutical products distributed in Indonesia to have halal certification was passed, but resistance to the new legislation remains strong.

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Malaysia: Jakim appoints TPM Biotech as halal panel laboratory

| 05/02/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: Jakim appoints TPM Biotech as halal panel laboratory

TPM Biotech Sdn Bhd has been appointed as THE Department of Islamic Development Malaysia’s (Jakim) first halal panel laboratory to help speed up the certification process.

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