Category: Regional news

Makkah leads hotel construction in Saudi Arabia

| 22/03/2016 | Reply
Makkah leads hotel construction in Saudi Arabia

The Holy City of Makkah is leading hotel development in Saudi Arabia with 24,133 rooms currently in the construction pipeline, according to a new report.

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Thailand: New halal hotel aims to cash in on growing global Muslim population

| 22/03/2016 | Reply
Thailand: New halal hotel aims to cash in on growing global Muslim population

It was admitted to “The Halal Hotel” by the Gulf Halal organisation from Dubai, which assures constant and exacting standards of high quality for visitors.

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UK: New body-covering swimsuits for Muslim women

| 21/03/2016 | Reply
UK: New body-covering swimsuits for Muslim women

Marks and Spencer has launched a new full-length Islamic range of swimwear, designed to protect the modesty of Muslim woman.

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UK: Over 3,000 Halal butcher shops ignored during National Butchers’ Week 2016

| 18/03/2016 | 3 Replies
UK: Over 3,000 Halal butcher shops ignored during National Butchers’ Week 2016

Over 3,000 independent Halal butchers’ shops have been ignored due to their religious’ beliefs. National Butchers’ Week 2016 – 14th to 20th March.

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UAE: DIAC discusses effort to make Dubai center of Islamic economy

| 17/03/2016 | Reply
UAE: DIAC discusses effort to make Dubai center of Islamic economy

The Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), a branch of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, recently released its important provisions and action plan.

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Canada: New rule for halal labelling leaves industry open to deception, critics say

| 17/03/2016 | Reply
Canada: New rule for halal labelling leaves industry open to deception, critics say

One major point of contention is machine-slaughter, a common method used to kill chickens in poultry plants.

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New Zealand: Trade with Iran could bolster halal meat

| 15/03/2016 | Reply
New Zealand: Trade with Iran could bolster halal meat

Prime Minister John Key said the re-establishment of trade links with Iran could be a bonus for New Zealand’s halal meat industry.

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Japan was Malaysia’s fourth largest trading partner in 2015

| 15/03/2016 | Reply
Japan was Malaysia’s fourth largest trading partner in 2015

Minister of International Trade and Industry, Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed, said the bilateral trade accounted for 8.72 per cent of Malaysia’s total global trade.

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UK: Muslim Arbitration Tribunal on Machine Slaughter

| 15/03/2016 | Reply
UK: Muslim Arbitration Tribunal on Machine Slaughter

At the proposed arbitration hearing, the Tribunal will enable both parties to make representations in support of their case for or against machine slaughter.

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South Korea’s Cosmax beauty products granted Halal certification

| 15/03/2016 | Reply
South Korea’s Cosmax beauty products granted Halal certification

PT Cosmax Indonesia received the halal certification from Majelis Ulama Indonesia (MUI) to sell its cosmetics.

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Officials in China Call for National Standards on Halal Food

| 15/03/2016 | Reply
Officials in China Call for National Standards on Halal Food

Some of China’s more than 23 million Muslims worry that businesses routinely flout Halal guidelines, selling sweets laced with lard, for instance, or pork disguised as beef.

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France: Mosques can ‘fund themselves’ through halal meat tax

| 14/03/2016 | Reply
France: Mosques can ‘fund themselves’ through halal meat tax

A 1% tax on halal meat would amount to €60 million in funding to build mosques in France, according to The Local.

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MIHAS: Malaysia’s Testimony In Spearheading Global Halal Industry

| 13/03/2016 | Reply
MIHAS: Malaysia’s Testimony In Spearheading Global Halal Industry

Datuk Mohd Shukri Abdullah said the 13th edition of Mihas from March 30 to April 2 would gather over 560 companies from 28 countries.

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Halal Pharmaceuticals Market to Witness Strong Growth in the Next Decade

| 10/03/2016 | Reply
Halal Pharmaceuticals Market to Witness Strong Growth in the Next Decade

Pharmaceuticals account for the second-largest revenue share in the global Halal market, next only to Halal food.

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UK: Debate between certification boards over halal machine slaughter

| 10/03/2016 | Reply
UK: Debate between certification boards over halal machine slaughter

An upcoming tribunal to determine the validity of machine slaughter in halal has received mixed support from certification boards.

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Malaysian Halal standard, certification and auditing workshop

| 10/03/2016 | Reply
Malaysian Halal standard, certification and auditing workshop

This Seminar/Workshop being held MIFB in KL in July is especially designed for those who are interested in applying Malaysia’s halal certificate.

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Brunei to register Halal certification process in UK

| 10/03/2016 | Reply
Brunei to register Halal certification process in UK

YB Pehin Dato Hj Md Yasmin said Brunei is also considering awarding halal certificates to factories overseas to promote the Brunei Halal certificate.

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UK TO HOST FIRST-EVER B2B EVENT ON THE MUSLIM LIFESTYLE SECTOR

| 09/03/2016 | Reply
UK TO HOST FIRST-EVER B2B EVENT ON THE MUSLIM LIFESTYLE SECTOR

MLE Connect 2016 will take place Grand Connaught Rooms in London on April 7, 2016. The event hopes to attract entrepreneurs and businesses from across the UK.

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Dreaming big to make Singapore a global halal hub

| 09/03/2016 | Reply
Dreaming big to make Singapore a global halal hub

Halal grocer My Outlets aims to establish Singapore as a global gateway for halal products, in the wake of its recent expansion into China.

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Brunei companies can tap growing Vietnam halal market

| 02/03/2016 | Reply
Brunei companies can tap growing Vietnam halal market

THE Halal Vietnam Trading Construction Import Export Company Limited (IMEX) is keen to work with Bruneian companies which want to export halal products in Vietnam.

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