Category: Asia

Malaysia: Use of Halal verified engine expected to rise

| 15/01/2014 | Reply
Malaysia: Use of Halal verified engine expected to rise

HVE data base, which uses cloud computing, acts as a resource centre for product list, service and halal certification bodies that have been certified halal by JAKIM.

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Dubai Chamber begins preparations for the 10th World Islamic Economic Forum

| 15/01/2014 | Reply
Dubai Chamber begins preparations for the 10th World Islamic Economic Forum

The Malaysian delegation travelled to Dubai to attend the First Coordinating Committee Meeting of the 10th WIEF, held at the Chamber head office.

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Malaysia: Kellogg to build RM425m halal plant

| 13/01/2014 | Reply
Malaysia: Kellogg to build RM425m halal plant

US food manufacturer Kellogg Co or Kellogg’s is building a US$130 million (RM425.1 million) Halal facility in Malaysia.

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Thailand: Uncontrolled growth of halal food sector

| 12/01/2014 | Reply
Thailand: Uncontrolled growth of halal food sector

An increase in the number of non-Muslims also preferring Halal foods has led to the uncontrolled growth of the halal food sector. Certifications are not strict enough.

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Sri Lanka: Halal certificate to be issued by HAC from today

| 09/01/2014 | Reply
Sri Lanka: Halal certificate to be issued by HAC from today

The Halal Compliance Certification for Sri Lankan industries will now be issued by the Halal Accreditation Council (Guarantee) Ltd from today.

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Malaysia: Call to broaden Halal production

| 07/01/2014 | Reply
Malaysia: Call to broaden Halal production

The halal players in Malaysia should invest in overseas operations to take advantage of the procurement of raw materials and the proximity of markets.

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Philippines: Exporters urged to get Halal certification

| 07/01/2014 | Reply
Philippines: Exporters urged to get Halal certification

For the Philippines to benefit from the Middle East market, which actually has a very huge potential, Halal certification is one of the compulsory things that they have to undertake.

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Saudi Arabia may lift ban on Pakistan poultry

| 04/01/2014 | Reply
Saudi Arabia may lift ban on Pakistan poultry

Saudi Arabia is all set to lift ban on the import of poultry products from Pakistan after having been satisfied with the standard of poultry facilities.

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Indonesia: W. Java’s foods still need halal certification

| 28/12/2013 | Reply
Indonesia: W. Java’s foods still need halal certification

To facilitate local food enterprises in obtaining the certificates, the provincial administration had provided financial assistance for the enterprises since 2005.

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Brunei Halal Brand: Getting more shelf space

| 27/12/2013 | Reply
Brunei Halal Brand: Getting more shelf space

There are high expectations for the brand in 2014, and its strength and weaknesses will play a key role in Brunei’s economic diversification.

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Opinion: Moving on to the next level in the new year

| 27/12/2013 | Reply
Opinion:  Moving on to the next level in the new year

We, in Islamic finance and the halal industry, have control of some aspects of our destiny, others we hope we have control over, and, still others, we can only say “Insha’llah”.

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Thailand: Exporters keen on Halal certification

| 24/12/2013 | Reply
Thailand: Exporters keen on Halal certification

Lack of halal certification in the country is hurting exporters’ ability to take advantage of the country’s established food quality, says an analyst.

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Japan: Kyoto aims to be Muslim-friendly city

| 23/12/2013 | Reply
Japan: Kyoto aims to be Muslim-friendly city

Kyoto established a study group to make the city more Muslim-friendly. It consists of hotel managers, convention bureau officials, restaurateurs and others interested in attracting more Muslims.

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Russia: Halal food sector in Russia poised for healthy growth

| 23/12/2013 | Reply
Russia: Halal food sector in Russia poised for healthy growth

Demand for halal foods is on the rise in Russia as more and more native Muslims study their religion and come to the necessity to consume only halal.

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Indonesia: Experts in Innovation and Marketing Speak to 5,000 in Indonesia

| 20/12/2013 | Reply
Indonesia: Experts in Innovation and Marketing Speak to 5,000 in Indonesia

Hermawan Kartajaya, founder of MarkPlus signs MOU to build a ‘Future of Asia Global Lab’, to develop cutting edge concepts and practice in the field of marketing and communications.

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Iran: Islamic Countries Capable of Increasing Economic Cooperation

| 20/12/2013 | Reply
Iran: Islamic Countries Capable of Increasing Economic Cooperation

The nature of developments in the international relations has pushed many countries towards cooperation and partnership with the other parties.

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Crescentrating Launches HalalTrip.com

| 18/12/2013 | Reply
Crescentrating Launches HalalTrip.com

This user-friendly site makes it easy for Muslim Travelers to match their lifestyle with hotels, flights and tour packages.

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Indonesia: City and MUI Issued Halal Certificate

| 18/12/2013 | 1 Reply
Indonesia: City and MUI Issued Halal Certificate

Jakarta Tourism and Culture Department and Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) have issued a halal certificate for hotels, restaurants, and caterings in the capital city.

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Indonesia: MUI Mull Halal Bill’s 3-Year Stall

| 17/12/2013 | Reply
Indonesia:  MUI Mull Halal Bill’s 3-Year Stall

Halal certification for medicines is very unlikely to happen in the near future, Indonesia’s health authority said on Monday.

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Malaysia: Halal industry enters new phase with ‘grey areas’

| 16/12/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal industry enters new phase with ‘grey areas’

Halal industry experts believe the use of alcohol derivatives and other additives in food and beverages has resulted in “grey areas”.

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