Category: Regional news

USA: Muslim fashion designer makes history with hijab collection

| 20/09/2016 | Reply
USA: Muslim fashion designer makes history with hijab collection

A Muslim fashion designer has made history as the first ever designer to feature hijabs in every outfit on a Newnyfw2 York Fashion Week catwalk.

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Brazil eyes Malaysia as entry point for Asean trade

| 20/09/2016 | Reply
Brazil eyes Malaysia as entry point for Asean trade

Brazil, Latin America’s largest market, could export the products to Malaysia to be processed and packaged before being exported to other Asean countries.

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Philippines target Halal exports

| 20/09/2016 | Reply
Philippines target Halal exports

DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez said the government will align its accreditation systems and institutions to be able to issue Halal certifications for the country’s products.

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Dubai wants to integrate Halal market

| 20/09/2016 | Reply
Dubai wants to integrate Halal market

The emirate of Dubai wants to be the world center of halal trade and is making an effort to globally unify the market’s procedures.

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USA: How Halal Food Became a $20 Billion Hit in America

| 15/09/2016 | Reply
USA: How Halal Food Became a $20 Billion Hit in America

Overall, from restaurants to supermarkets, halal sales are projected at $20 billion this year, up by one-third since 2010, according to the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (Ifanca)

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Opinion: Halal and Tayyib – the next wave

| 11/09/2016 | 1 Reply
Opinion: Halal and Tayyib – the next wave

In all the excitement of the Big Numbers, there is an underlying feeling that something is missing from the picture of Halal.

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Mexico wants to work with Malaysia on Halal food development

| 09/09/2016 | Reply
Mexico wants to work with Malaysia on Halal food development

Mexico, which is one of the 12 Trans-Pacific Partnership member countries, has expressed a desire to work together with Malaysia on the development of the Halal food industry.

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Cambodia: Halal standards set to go a cut above the rest

| 09/09/2016 | Reply
Cambodia: Halal standards set to go a cut above the rest

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak agreed to fund a halal-standard training scheme at the request of Prime Minister Hun Sen.

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South Africa: MJCHT seeks to align Halal standards at PNP

| 07/09/2016 | Reply
South Africa:  MJCHT seeks to align Halal standards at PNP

Following a string of publicized operational breaches, the Muslim Judicial Council Halal Trust (MJCHT) says its confident Halal standards will improve at supermarket chains.

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UAE: Global Islamic Economy Summit to highlight trends

| 06/09/2016 | Reply
UAE: Global Islamic Economy Summit to highlight trends

The Global Islamic Economy Summit (GIES) in Dubai, UAE will discuss key issues and trends in Islamic economy in the region and the world.

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Delegation from Dubai to seek business in São Paulo

| 06/09/2016 | Reply
Delegation from Dubai to seek business in São Paulo

A delegation from the Dubai Exports agency and business owners from the United Arab Emirates will be in São Paulo on September 19 and 20 to meet with local executives.

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UK: Is your Qurbani really acceptable?

| 06/09/2016 | 2 Replies
UK: Is your Qurbani really acceptable?

Over 2.5m Qurbani are performed every year by the Muslim community here in the UK, but the UK is unable assure the Muslim community of genuine Qurbani.

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Kuwait’s Mezzan gets Saudi foothold with Al Safi deal

| 06/09/2016 | Reply
Kuwait’s Mezzan gets Saudi foothold with Al Safi deal

One of the largest food, beverage, and pharma manufacturing and distribution companies in the Gulf, has completed the acquisition of 70 percent of Al Safi Food Company.

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Officials deny NZ meat industry favours Muslim religion

| 06/09/2016 | Reply
Officials deny NZ meat industry favours Muslim religion

Officials have poured cold water over a Kiwi farmer’s concerns that New Zealand’s meat industry only caters to the Muslim religion.

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Meet Generation M: the young, affluent Muslims changing the world

| 06/09/2016 | Reply
Meet Generation M: the young, affluent Muslims changing the world

The caricatures of Islam don’t leave much room for modernity. The author of a new book argues that this image is absurd – and that a new demographic is about to flex its economic muscles.

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Halal cosmetics seen as next major growth focus for global giants

| 06/09/2016 | Reply
Halal cosmetics seen as next major growth focus for global giants

Some of the world’s biggest consumer groups are making halal face creams and shampoos for Indonesia ahead of a new labeling law.

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World’s first-ever Halal retreat launched targeting the urban Muslim traveller

| 06/09/2016 | Reply
World’s first-ever Halal retreat launched targeting the urban Muslim traveller

The Productive Muslim Retreat will be unique personal development journey over seven days with the aim of empowering attendees to live healthier and spiritually connected lives.

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Japan opens up to Halal tourism

| 30/08/2016 | Reply
Japan opens up to Halal tourism

The Japanese government wants to attract more Muslim tourists from the Middle East and last year eased visa restrictions for citizens of several regional countries.

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Top French court overturns burkini ban

| 26/08/2016 | Reply
Top French court overturns burkini ban

Binding decision is expected to set a legal precedent for all the 30 or so French resort municipalities that issued decrees banning the full-body bathing suits.

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Halal Awareness in Malaysia

| 25/08/2016 | Reply
Halal Awareness in Malaysia

Although the awareness of halal and halal certified products has increased tremendously over the past few years, awareness of halal certification has not increased much.

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