Category: Asia

Opinion: Ethics in Business – An Islamic Perspective

| 11/10/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Ethics in Business – An Islamic Perspective

Can business ethics truly exist or how does a businessman be ethical in a highly competitive business environment these days?

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Report: The ‘Tayyib’ ‘pure and wholesome’ aspect of ‘Halal and Tayyib’

| 11/10/2017 | Reply
Report: The ‘Tayyib’ ‘pure and wholesome’ aspect of ‘Halal and Tayyib’

“Food systems are making us sick. Unhealthy diets are the most obvious link, but are only one of many pathways through which food and farming systems affect human health.”

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Vitafoods Asia 2017: Strategic Move to Singapore Makes Positive Impact

| 10/10/2017 | Reply
Vitafoods Asia 2017: Strategic Move to Singapore Makes Positive Impact

Vitafoods Asia, the only dedicated event for the nutraceutical, functional food and beverages, and dietary supplements in Asia, concluded its seventh edition on a high note for the first time in Singapore.

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From Food to Cosmetics, Japan Firms Eye Malaysia’s Halal Industry-SMBC

| 06/10/2017 | Reply
From Food to Cosmetics, Japan Firms Eye Malaysia’s Halal Industry-SMBC

Japan’s Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp (SMBC) is looking to back a push by Japanese firms planning to invest in Malaysia’s Sharia-compliant halal market, an SMBC official said.

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Bahrain: 24th World Islamic Banking Conference – 4-6 December 2017

| 05/10/2017 | Reply
Bahrain: 24th World Islamic Banking Conference – 4-6 December 2017

This year the Halal ecosystem and modest fashion are also topics that will be touched upon under the WIBC Islamic Economy Series.

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Malaysia: MNCs, big firms should help SMEs involved in Halal products

| 05/10/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: MNCs, big firms should help SMEs involved in Halal products

“This will further develop and market their halal products and services internationally. I hope more MNC and LLC can work towards identifying potential local SMEs to be their suppliers.” Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi

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Indonesia: World Halal Assurance System Training Held in Bogor

| 05/10/2017 | Reply
Indonesia: World Halal Assurance System Training Held in Bogor

Deputy Director of LPPOM MUI, Muti Arintawati said that this training is one of the requirements that must be fulfilled in halal certification process.

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Opinion: Halal Europe – a Premium Halal-Tayyib Brand?

| 04/10/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Halal Europe – a Premium Halal-Tayyib Brand?

No central or local government has ever set any requirements for any halal certification body, let alone issued accreditation themselves. Europe has no halal standard or guidelines in place.

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Halal sausage maker to quadruple production

| 30/09/2017 | Reply
Halal sausage maker to quadruple production

Turkmenistan halal meat producer Taze Ay plans to increase sausage production by 400% after securing a loan from a London bank investing in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

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The Halal Expo in Moscow attracts the attention of buyers from 25 countries

| 29/09/2017 | Reply
The Halal Expo in Moscow attracts the attention of buyers from 25 countries

The 8th International Exhibition Moscow Halal Expo 2017 will be held at the end of autumn – November 16-18, 2017 in the Sokolniki Culture and Exhibition Center.

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Unilever plots rebound with products developed in India, Indonesia

| 27/09/2017 | Reply
Unilever plots rebound with products developed in India, Indonesia

Unilever said it wants to eventually obtain halal-certification for Lakme in Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation, where the majority of locally-produced Unilever brands are already halal certified.

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Opinion: Young, tech-savvy Muslimah a consumer group to watch

| 27/09/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Young, tech-savvy Muslimah a consumer group to watch

YOUNG Muslim women in Southeast Asia are coming into focus for marketers as an influential group in style, fashion, travel, tech-savviness and entrepreneurship while remaining religiously observant.

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Muslim women present ‘opportunities and challenges’ for marketers

| 25/09/2017 | Reply
Muslim women present ‘opportunities and challenges’ for marketers

Muslim women in Southeast Asia favour Japanese brands, shop online regularly and are more career driven and cosmopolitan than ever before, according to a study.

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Thailand set to be at the Forefront of Halal Industry

| 24/09/2017 | Reply
Thailand set to be at the Forefront of Halal Industry

It has been a tentative season for the Halal industry in Thailand as the market, worth roughly 1.29 billion US dollars has both grown and shrunk, but is now on the rise again.

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Malaysia suspends imports of meat from 3 Australian suppliers due to Halal issues

| 22/09/2017 | Reply
Malaysia suspends imports of meat from 3 Australian suppliers due to Halal issues

The companies have the halal certification but during out latest audit, our Jakim auditor detected non-conforming findings that did not comply with Malaysia halal protocol.

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Malaysia: Allana to diversify Halal frozen meat offering to local market

| 21/09/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: Allana to diversify Halal frozen meat offering to local market

Allanasons Pvt Ltd (Allana), which is on the lookout for more Malaysian companies to serve as distributors, is working towards diversifying its product offering of halal frozen meat to the local market.

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Malaysian Firm to offer Halal certification services to Chinese companies

| 21/09/2017 | Reply
Malaysian Firm to offer Halal certification services to Chinese companies

The company would collaborate with the Johor Religious Islamic Department (Maij) and Malaysia Islamic Development Department (Jakim) in this matter.

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Philippines still scrambling over Halal certification

| 21/09/2017 | Reply
Philippines still scrambling over Halal certification

Without a national certification scheme for Halal products, the Philippines is not yet ready to meet the demands of the Muslim, an official said.

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Malaysia: Selangor launches programme to equip officers for Halal global market

| 20/09/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: Selangor launches programme to equip officers for Halal global market

The programme prepares and equips people with knowledge and skills in Islamic law, as well as Halal system, management, industry standards and international trade.

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South Korea: Cosmetics Giant Turns Its Focus to Makeup for Muslim Women

| 19/09/2017 | Reply
South Korea: Cosmetics Giant Turns Its Focus to Makeup for Muslim Women

Amorepacific Corp. is pushing harder into Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam with a lineup that takes into account skin tones, the region’s humidity and the need for Muslim women to wash for prayer.

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