Category: Asia

Opinion: Halal is not just what you eat

| 04/04/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Halal is not just what you eat

World Halal Week is Malaysia’s flagship event to lead the halal industry and stakes out the country’s ground in a growing and competitive sector.

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Malaysia: Miti expects RM500mil sales at incoming buying mission

| 04/04/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: Miti expects RM500mil sales at incoming buying mission

“Sales so far stands at RM411mil. Today is the second day and we are yet to tally the second day numbers. We expect good figures,” he said after launching the four-day World Halal Week 2013.

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Malaysia: Pakistani companies showcase products at MIHAS

| 04/04/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: Pakistani companies showcase products at MIHAS

The Pakistan High Commissioner urged the Malaysian government to consider importing processed Pakistani meat, especially beef and chicken, to meet its domestic requirements.

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Thailand: Thai agency adopting Malaysian Halal standards

| 04/04/2013 | Reply
Thailand:  Thai agency adopting Malaysian Halal standards

THE Central Islamic Council of Thailand (CICOT) yesterday signed a memorandum of collaboration with DagangHalal Sdn Bhd to adopt syariah standards applicable in Malaysia for widespread usage within the Siamese nation.
THE Central Islamic Council of Thailand (CICOT) yesterday signed a memorandum of collaboration with DagangHalal Sdn Bhd to adopt syariah standards applicable in Malaysia for widespread usage within the Siamese nation.
CICOT plans to standardise all halal certification guarantees.They signed a memorandum of collaboration with DagangHalal Sdn Bhd to adopt shariah standards applicable in Malaysia for widespread usage within the Siamese nation.

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Malaysia: Badawi to launch $500m global halal fund

| 03/04/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: Badawi to launch $500m global halal fund

“The Halal Opportunities Fund is the first opportunity for investors and policymakers to take concrete steps toward securing the integrity of their food supply,” remarked Rushdi Siddiqui, the co-founder and managing director of Azka Capital.

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Global Halal Traders Gather in Malaysia Amid Muslim Population Growth

| 03/04/2013 | Reply
Global Halal Traders Gather in Malaysia Amid Muslim Population Growth

Malaysia has surpassed Indonesia, the nation with the most Muslims in the world, in developing Islamic products. Beyond food, the halal industry also spans the finance sector, cosmetics, clothing, pharmaceuticals and the transportation of goods.

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Malaysia: Abdullah reveals plans for US$500m private equity fund

| 03/04/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: Abdullah reveals plans for US$500m private equity fund

Former Prime Minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi revealed today plans for a US$500 million (RM1.5 billion) private equity fund to focus on global opportunities in the halal industry. The fund will be raised in stages over the next three years by Azka Capital.

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Philippines: Pinoys eye $2.3-trillion halal market

| 03/04/2013 | Reply
Philippines: Pinoys eye $2.3-trillion halal market

Two of the country’s largest retail companies are among some 500 foreign companies gathered for the 10th Malaysia International Halal Showcase that seeks to expand product coverage to the halal market.

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Moscow meat products to be tested for Halal certification abroad

| 03/04/2013 | Reply
Moscow meat products to be tested for Halal certification abroad

Halal products from Moscow’s Tsaritsyno meat processing plant will be examined in laboratories in Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) following recent reports that pig DNA has been detected in them.

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Malaysia: HDC Signs Smart Partnership Programme With DDEC

| 03/04/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: HDC Signs Smart Partnership Programme With DDEC

The Halal Industry Development Corp (HDC) has signed a Smart Partnership Programme agreement with Malaysia Design Development Centre (DDEC) to improve the packaging for halal products.

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Opinion: The politics of halal

| 01/04/2013 | Reply
Opinion: The politics of halal

This is probably the most extreme case so far when it comes to the politics of halal. But tensions over manufacturing, certifying and promoting halal products are replicated in other countries, too.

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Moscow Halal Business Forum will be held June 13-14 in Moscow

| 31/03/2013 | Reply
Moscow Halal Business Forum will be held June 13-14 in Moscow

Moscow will host the Moscow Halal Business Forum, which will bring together Halal industry players, Shariah experts and specialists in Islamic finance, academicians and government representatives.

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16 more restaurants in Taiwan obtain Halal certification

| 31/03/2013 | Reply
16 more restaurants in Taiwan obtain Halal certification

This brings to 31 the number of restaurants throughout the country that are now certified as Halal or Muslim friendly restaurants. The certified restaurants offer a wide range of food, including Indian, Thai and Turkish and Egyptian cuisine.

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Malaysia continues to be regional sourcing hub for halal ingredients

| 30/03/2013 | Reply
Malaysia continues to be regional sourcing hub for halal ingredients

Among the products that are in demand by foreign companies are medical products like halal gel and capsules as well as franchising opportunities. These are some ideas or products that have attracted interest from foreign companies coming to MIHAS 2013,

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UK: Wafirah UK to tap Bruneians

| 29/03/2013 | Reply
UK: Wafirah UK to tap Bruneians

The Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources is expecting Bruneians to fill up future job vacancies at Brunei Wafirah Holdings’ subsidiary in the UK, said its minister yesterday.

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Russia: Pig DNA Found in Halal Meat Plant in Moscow

| 27/03/2013 | Reply
Russia: Pig DNA Found in Halal Meat Plant in Moscow

“The DNA traces that have been discovered may be a result of contact with raw meat consisting of pork or pork products,” said Boris Gutnik of the Gorbatov All-Russian Meat Research Institute.

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Malaysia: JAKIM launches ‘Halal Square’ and ‘Halal Inside’ apps

| 27/03/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: JAKIM launches ‘Halal Square’ and ‘Halal Inside’ apps

Halal Inside app is for consumers to get updated status of Halal food products; and the Halal Square app enables consumers to locate Halal certified food premises all over the world.

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Malaysia: HDC to organise World Halal Week

| 26/03/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: HDC to organise World Halal Week

After five years organising World Halal Research Summit (WHR), the Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC) will introduce World Halal Week (WHW) Conference 2013 beginning this year. The theme is “Halal Economy: Creating the Momentum.”

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Japan: New app shows where to eat halal food in a non-Muslim nation

| 26/03/2013 | Reply
Japan: New app shows where to eat halal food in a non-Muslim nation

Japanese student is developing an app to help Muslims living in non-Muslim-majority countries to find and buy halal foods more easily. You can use the app to search for halal restaurants, supermarkets and convenience food stores near to where you are.

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Malaysia: From a leading banker to a leading Halal manufacturer

| 25/03/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: From a leading banker to a leading Halal manufacturer

Jamaluddin Kadir started his professional career in the Malaysian banking industry but he decided to trade in his business suits for coveralls to lead PrimaBagus to be one of the country’s leading Halal food manufacturers, with a bluechip list of customers.

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