Category: Asia

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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Singapore: The World’s First Shariah Compliant Crowfunding Platform?

| 01/02/2015 | Reply
Singapore: The World’s First Shariah Compliant Crowfunding Platform?

How do you invest in Southeast Asia if you’re not a high-net worth individual or a bankrolled VC? What is more, how do you do it ethically? Club Ethis thinks it has the answer.

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Malaysia: Zilzar signs MoU with PIHH to promote Made In Penang

| 30/01/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: Zilzar signs MoU with PIHH to promote Made In Penang

The MoU covers joint collaboration between two parties to build and expand the ‘Made in Penang’ brand to create jobs, boost exports and draw tourism into Penang.

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Halal Certification Helps Quadruple Egyptian Dairy Sales to Malaysia

| 29/01/2015 | Reply
Halal Certification Helps Quadruple Egyptian Dairy Sales to Malaysia

Sales of halal-labelled products now make up a quarter of the exports of Greenland, which is Egypt’s largest dairy company, thanks to Halal certification.

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Malaysia to provide Int’l Halal food certification service in China

| 29/01/2015 | Reply
Malaysia to provide Int’l Halal food certification service in China

Cooperation agreements on Halal food certification agreed between JAKIM, the Port Klang Free Zone and SM International Wholesale (China) Centre Sdn Bhd.

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Malaysia: Soft launch of Halal Ingredients Asia 2015

| 27/01/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: Soft launch of Halal Ingredients Asia 2015

The Halal Ingredients Asia 2015 (HIA 2015) event will be hosted by the Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC) on Sept 22 and 23 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

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Malaysia: MITI Expects 2015 Halal Industry Export Surplus To grow

| 26/01/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: MITI Expects 2015 Halal Industry Export Surplus To grow

The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) expects total export surplus for the halal industry this year to exceed the RM32 billion achieved in 2013.

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UAE: Gulfood to share knowledge vital for food industry growth

| 22/01/2015 | Reply
UAE: Gulfood to share knowledge vital for food industry growth

Government ministers, top level officials, international industry leaders and food business experts will come together in Dubai to continue global dialogue and knowledge exchange at a leading food and hospitality show.

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Malaysia: Brahim’s inks MoU with French airline catering firm

| 21/01/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: Brahim’s inks MoU with French airline catering firm

It said this would enable Brahim’s to benefit from using the “Servair” brand and for SIA to tap on Brahim’s halal excellence centre’s halal certification expertise.

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Brunei firms eye Oman to expand beyond S E Asia

| 20/01/2015 | Reply
Brunei firms eye Oman to expand beyond S E Asia

“Oman is a very important platform for companies in Brunei to reach to other GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) countries and also Africa.”

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Plilippines: 17 potential locators considering Zamboanga economic zone

| 19/01/2015 | Reply
Plilippines: 17 potential locators considering Zamboanga economic zone

Zamboecozone is aiming to increase its dealings with food processors who follow the Halal standard, and developing as a transshipment area for their products, and intends to position itself as the center of Halal industries in the Philippines.

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Halal-certified Korean food products on the rise

| 13/01/2015 | Reply
Halal-certified Korean food products on the rise

Korean food products will be seen more and more in predominantly Muslim countries in the near future. This is because Korean food makers have been actively receiving halal certification for their foods and assembly lines.

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Singaporean firm launches mobile app for halal shops

| 08/01/2015 | Reply
Singaporean firm launches mobile app for halal shops

The mobile application that enables Muslim foodies and travelers to share halal restaurant discoveries around the world.

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USA: Former Midamar manager pleads guilty

| 06/01/2015 | Reply
USA: Former Midamar manager pleads guilty

A former Midamar operations manager pleaded guilty to making and delivering false USDA marks of inspection of shipments of Halal beef in federal court Monday.

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Pakistan: Meaty rise seen in country’s Halal exports

| 04/01/2015 | Reply
Pakistan: Meaty rise seen in country’s Halal exports

Halal meat exports in Pakistan grew by 9.5% in fiscal year 2014, reaching a record high of $230 million.

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Malaysia: New CCMB Group MD Leonard Ariff Abdul Shatar

| 03/01/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: New CCMB Group MD Leonard Ariff Abdul Shatar

Chemical Company of Malaysia Berhad (CCMB) confirmed the appointment of Leonard Ariff Abdul Shatar as Group Managing Director effective January 9, 2015.

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