Category: Regional news

Brunei: Simpor Pharma expands local client base

| 11/10/2015 | Reply
Brunei:  Simpor Pharma expands local client base

The sultanate’s first pharmaceutical manufacturing plant, is expanding its local client base by making its products available in supermarkets and other retail outlets.

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USA: Midamar, Islamic Services Hit With $600,000 Forfeiture

| 09/10/2015 | Reply
USA: Midamar, Islamic Services Hit With $600,000 Forfeiture

The order was entered after the business entities each pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud.

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UK: Professional chef brings Halal fine dining experience to Lancashire

| 09/10/2015 | Reply
UK: Professional chef brings Halal fine dining experience to Lancashire

Graes Dining, is a fine dining experience using Halal meat. It will begin as a pop up restaurant where food enthusiasts are invited to attend an exclusive event.

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Pakistan: Post-IPO results: Al Shaheer’s profit up by 168%

| 08/10/2015 | Reply
Pakistan: Post-IPO results: Al Shaheer’s profit up by 168%

One of the largest exporters of meat, Al Shaheer saw its revenues for the year rise 12% to Rs5 billion compared to Rs4.4 billion in FY14.

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Yunus joins Dubai ruler to help shape UAE’s welfare project

| 08/10/2015 | Reply
Yunus joins Dubai ruler to help shape UAE’s welfare project

The UAE is seeking assistance from Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus in designing a massive welfare programme it launched on Sunday to combat poverty.

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Global Islamic Economy Summit 2015 concludes in Dubai

| 07/10/2015 | 1 Reply
Global Islamic Economy Summit 2015 concludes in Dubai

The second edition of GIES was attended by 3,500 visitors and stakeholders from the government, financial and investment sectors from more than 85 countries worldwide.

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Dubai to aim to be hub for halal accreditation worldwide

| 07/10/2015 | Reply
Dubai to aim to be hub for halal accreditation worldwide

Dubai Municipality is handling certification of halal establishments and products; the launch of an independent accreditation body is currently in its final stages.

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EU: Animal welfare at heart of European organic farming proposals

| 07/10/2015 | Reply
EU: Animal welfare at heart of European organic farming proposals

“Appropriate and humane pre-stunning should be compulsory for all organic animals at the time of slaughter.”

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Study explores untapped Islamic economy potential of the African market

| 07/10/2015 | Reply
Study explores untapped Islamic economy potential of the African market

A Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry study to be launched at Africa Global Business Forum reveals large investment opportunities in the untapped sectors.

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Islamic fashion companies face challenges in new markets

| 07/10/2015 | Reply
Islamic fashion companies face challenges in new markets

It’s not just Muslims that look for Islamic fashion items. Some non-Muslims are also interested in halal or modest fashion, experts said at GIES.

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Malaysia Must Develop Food Security Policy

| 07/10/2015 | Reply
Malaysia Must Develop Food Security Policy

Government agencies, agriculture entrepreneurs and independent farmers could play a role in ensuring adequate and quality food supply in the country.

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Bosnian Processor Builds Plant With Eye on Turkish Market

| 07/10/2015 | Reply
Bosnian Processor Builds Plant With Eye on Turkish Market

In total, along with the planned increase in workforce and exports, the project could be worth up to BAM 30m (€58.6m), the meat processor says.

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Opinion: Urban Muslim youth are making an impact

| 07/10/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Urban Muslim youth are making an impact

“Young Muslim consumers are simply an untapped demographic for big brands and businesses,” says Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, Editor-in-chief and Founder of Muslimgirl.net

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Opinion: Islamic halal economy set to grow, say experts

| 07/10/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Islamic halal economy set to grow, say experts

Many products that were sharia-compliant by nature are now being certified as halal, contributing to the increase in the size of the halal economy.

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CCM makes Malaysia proud at Islamic Economy Awards

| 07/10/2015 | Reply
CCM makes Malaysia proud at Islamic Economy Awards

The award marks yet another meaningful milestone for CCM in its continued commitment to Halal which spans over 15 years.

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UAE: ESMA grants 20 companies Halal certification

| 07/10/2015 | Reply
UAE: ESMA grants 20 companies Halal certification

The number of companies that hold the Halal National Mark certifications jumped to 33 companies despite the short span of tine after the launch.

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UAE: R Hotels focuses on growing Halal sector

| 06/10/2015 | Reply
UAE: R Hotels focuses on growing Halal sector

The hotel chain will showcase its halal and family-friendly properties in UAE at the World Halal Travel Summit and Exhibition (WHTS15) in Abu Dhabi, 19-21 October 2015.

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UAE Imposes Indefinite Ban On Ethiopian Meat Exports

| 06/10/2015 | Reply
UAE Imposes Indefinite Ban On Ethiopian Meat Exports

UAE has officially banned the commodity for an unlimited period of time as of October 1, 2015. It was imposed over problems related to a rushed order for the Eid ul-Adha holiday.

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Opinion: Too many ethical labels on cosmetic products

| 06/10/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Too many ethical labels on cosmetic products

According to Organic Monitor, there are now over 30 symbols and labels that represent natural and organic cosmetic standards.

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Dubai ruler launches Global Islamic Economy gateway

| 06/10/2015 | Reply
Dubai ruler launches Global Islamic Economy gateway

Providing business and professional data on the main sectors of the Islamic economy, including food, finance, tourism, pharmaceuticals, fashion, and digital media.

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