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Malaysian tourism industry achieves exemplary growth

| 13/01/2009 | Reply
Malaysian tourism industry achieves exemplary growth

Malaysia recorded a 5.1 per cent increase in tourist arrivals to
22,052,488 last year compared to 20,972,822 in 2007, Tourism Minister
Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said said today.

“Despite the current global economic meltdown,
the Malaysian tourism industry has managed to achieve exemplary growth
due to intensification of the ministry’s promotional efforts,” she told
reporters on the second day of the 29th Asean Tourism Forum in Hanoi. She said that Malaysia had attracted 2,428,605 tourists from Indonesia, 1,493,789 from Thailand and 1,172,154 from Brunei.


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Pharma Nectar, a Brazilian Company, Pitches Its Honey Overseas

| 13/01/2009 | Reply
Pharma Nectar, a Brazilian Company, Pitches Its Honey Overseas

Brazilian company Pharma Nectar exports propolis, honey and herbal
extracts from Brazilian medicinal plants to more than 20 countries,
mainly in Asia and Europe. With foreign market expansion plans for 2009, the company invests in
seeking new markets. According to company owner José Alexandre Abreu,
the organization, which already has many Muslim customers in Malaysia,
has decided to seek halal certification, which should be obtained still
in the first half of 2009.

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Market, Consumer Behaviour Study Key To Halal Success

| 10/01/2009 | Reply
Market, Consumer Behaviour Study Key To Halal Success

Bandar Seri
Begawan – Policy needs such as science and scientific
application cannot resolve all problems in penetrating the global
Halal market. Economics and business elements such as market
knowledge, consumer behaviour knowledge, knowledge on regulatory
framework in the export markets are crucial factors to be considered
to take the Brunei Halal industry forward.

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SMEs Briefed On Importance Of International Standards And Certification

| 08/01/2009 | Reply
SMEs Briefed On Importance Of International Standards And Certification

Government initiatives in assisting local products to
be recognised and more competitive in the international market have
resulted in twenty-five local Brunei companies in food manufacturing, cottage industry
and factory sectors being selected by the National Standard
Centre to take part in the development of the GAP Assessment Programme
for SMEs.  The project is centred around
conducting research and analysis compliance according to
international standards in the local food industry.

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Brunei sells 148 mln in local currency Islamic bonds

| 07/01/2009 | Reply
Brunei sells 148 mln in local currency Islamic bonds

Brunei has sold B$148
million ($100.7 million) of short-term Islamic bonds, bringing
total government issuance to B$1.3 billion to date.

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Brunei To Join Forum To Bolster Asean Tourism

| 04/01/2009 | Reply
Brunei To Join Forum To Bolster Asean Tourism

Bandar Seri
Begawan – Brunei Tourism along with other key players of the
local tourism industry will soon be departing for Hanoi, Vietnam to
participate in the 28th Asean Tourism Forum (ATF) 2009.

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Huge potential for SMEs in halal industry

| 25/12/2008 | Reply
Huge potential for SMEs in halal industry

Malaysia continues to develop its plans for the Halal sector. Steered by the Halal Industry Development Corporation HDC, the new Masterplan, with plans through to 2020, has been completed and its implementation is getting underway. Smart banks are also looking for a piece of the action.

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Malaysian businessmen to help Yemen join GCC

| 24/12/2008 | Reply
Malaysian businessmen to help Yemen join GCC

SANA’A,
Dec 23 — Representatives from over 40 Malaysian companies have arrived
in Yemen, aiming to assist in the country’s development and gain
membership to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

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International Halal Food Conference in Belgium a Great Success

| 23/12/2008 | Reply
International Halal Food Conference in Belgium a Great Success

Islamic Food Council of Europe (IFCE) hosted the
third International Halal Food Conference, on 21 November 2008 at
the Sheraton Hotel, Brussels Zaventem Airport, Belgium . The event was deemed an great success attracting around 50 food industry professionals
from 15 countries.

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IIF and ‘Industry is the Future of Yemen’ Conference

| 22/12/2008 | Reply
IIF and ‘Industry is the Future of Yemen’ Conference

“Industry is the future of Yemen” will begin in Hadramout on Monday,
said Omar Bajarsh, Chairman of the Hadramout Chamber of Commerce and
Industry. The conference will be attended by concerned bodies from the
Yemeni government, Gulf companies and representatives from Malaysia,
including the guest of honor former Malaysian Prime Minister Dr.
Mahathir Mohammad. 

Malaysian participation in this
conference will be especially important as the country was able to
successfully transform itself from a developing agricultural economy
like Yemen into an advanced industrial country. 

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International Islamic Fair 2008 Will Be in Yemen

| 22/12/2008 | Reply
International Islamic Fair 2008 Will Be in Yemen

The International Islamic Fair 2008 (IIF2008), will be in Al-Mukalla,
Yemen and has been merged with the “Industry-Yemen’s Future” Conference
& Exhibition in what will be the biggest Malaysian commercial
delegation to the Republic. IIF organising chairperson Madam Sabariah Abdullh said: “The decision
to move the IIF2008 to Yemen comes as a blessing in disguise as we were
invited to merge with the planned Malaysian-Yemeni event. “We have be bringing our exhibitors to join the Malaysian business
delegation led by chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in
Malaysia Ali al-Attas and will also include participation of the former
Prime Minister of Malaysia Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.


For this purpose, the IIF2008 will be brought forward to 22-23rd Dec
(from 23-25th Dec.) but will still include a trip to Dubai on 24 Dec.
for business matching.

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2009 Food Safety Summit set for April in Washington

| 21/12/2008 | Reply
2009 Food Safety Summit set for April in Washington

Today consumers are witnessing the globalization of the entire food
chain, bringing new challenges as well as renewed efforts to improve
food safety and food defense in North America and around the world. At the Summit, growers, manufacturers,
food service operators, retailers, distributors, regulators and
non-government agencies will gather to share science-based information
regarding food safety, quality assurance and crisis planning.

The
event will take place April 27 – 29, 2009 at the Washington DC
Convention Center.

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Halal Expo 2008 Post Show Report

| 19/12/2008 | Reply
Halal Expo 2008 Post Show Report

Halal Expo 2008 has given their post show report with a statement that
more than USD 11 million worth of deals were closed during the event.
$5m of these deals were done by an Australian meat exporter and $4m by
a new ‘Halal’ champagne.

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Dirs800m Worth of Halal Food Products Exported from Iran

| 15/12/2008 | Reply
Dirs800m Worth of Halal Food Products Exported from Iran

Some dlrs 800 million worth of halal food products were exported
abroad from the Islamic Republic of Iran during March 2007-March 2008
period, an official said. Head of Iran’s Food Industries Union, Mohammad Hosseini, said
that over 150 companies are active in producing Halal food products
across the country. Hosseini also referred to the first International Halal Food Exhibition to be held in Tehran in February 2009.

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‘Halal’ vitamins to be launched at Arab Health

| 10/12/2008 | 1 Reply
‘Halal’ vitamins to be launched at Arab Health

A
unique range of vitamin and mineral supplements, which have been
specially approved by the Halal Food Authority in the UK, will be launched at
Arab Health 2009, a premier healthcare event in the Middle East.

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Two firms to start ops in Penang’s Halal Industrial Park next year

| 08/12/2008 | Reply
Two firms to start ops in Penang’s Halal Industrial Park next year

Two Malaysian companies who produce Halal medical products will become the
first companies to start operations at the Penang Halal Industrial Park
next year.

Chief
Minister Lim Guan Eng said that Halagel (M) Sdn Bhd, producer of Halal
gelatine for pharmacies, and GranuLab (M) Sdn Bhd, a producer of
synthetic bone graft material, had agreed to build their factories in
the park which is located in Bukit Minyak, Seberang Perai.

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Halal Tourism Gaining Popularity ?in Middle East

| 07/12/2008 | Reply
Halal Tourism Gaining Popularity ?in Middle East

DUBAI — A fresh concept in exhibitions and travel — Halal Tourism — is gaining ground in the region.

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Marketing to Muslims…the trend continues to grow

| 01/12/2008 | Reply
Marketing to Muslims…the trend continues to grow

The trend to recognise Muslims as a potentially powerful consumer force continues to gather steam, with a new report from JWT and AMRB. Results from studies in 10 predominantly Muslim countries confirms the view that Muslim Consumer Power is an untapped and very significant resource. The Halal movement is likely to be a major beneficiary as this force gathers pace, as corporations and suppliers will beome increasingly willing to cater to the Muslim consumer, especially in these turbulant economic times.

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Filipino Food Exporters book $20M in sales at Halal World Expo 2008

| 29/11/2008 | Reply
Filipino Food Exporters book $20M in sales at Halal World Expo 2008

FILIPINO exporters
booked sales of various halal food products totaling $19.91 million in
the recently concluded Halal World Expo 2008 in the United Arab
Emirates (UAE), said the Department of Agriculture (DA).

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Local Muslim Leader Urges Taiwan to Develop Halal Food Industry

| 26/11/2008 | Reply
Local Muslim Leader Urges Taiwan to Develop Halal Food Industry

TAIPEI, Asia Pulse – A local Muslim leader called on the
government Monday to be more active in developing the halal food
industry and strengthen its global networking, especially with Muslim
states, to establish itself as a prominent player in this multibillion
dollar industry.

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