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M’sian Halal Exports To OIC Members To Rise To US$900 Mln This Year

| 04/05/2009 | Reply
M’sian Halal Exports To OIC Members To Rise To US$900 Mln This Year

‘Malaysian exports of
halal food products to the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC)
member countries, is estimated to rise to US$900 million this year,
with increasing demand,’ the Minister of International Trade and Industry
Datuk Mustapa Mohamed said today in his Keynote Address at the World Halal Forum 2009.

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Arab investors to build ‘Arab cities’ in Malaysia

| 01/05/2009 | Reply
Arab investors to build ‘Arab cities’ in Malaysia

Arab investors will spend $303 million on
building two “Arab Cities” to lure Arab tourists to the historic
Malaysian town of Malacca, the Star daily said Wednesday.

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Hot Can wins Halal Journal Award

| 01/05/2009 | Reply
Hot Can wins Halal Journal Award

Fancy a can of hot
coffee? Then be on the lookout for a hot can sensation set to hit
petrol station stores next month. This latest innovation developed in
Malaysia by Hot Can Malaysia Sdn Bhd chief executive officer Datuk
Kenneth Kolb is already available in Australia, New Zealand, Britain
and most recently, Turkey.

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Muslim Minority Markets – Lessons from North America

| 29/04/2009 | Reply
Muslim Minority Markets – Lessons from North America

HalalFocus will be at the World Halal Forum in Kuala Lumpur on 4-5 May, and we will be making a presentation on ‘Minority Muslim Markets – Lessons from North America’ on the 5th. The WHF is the largest Halal Industry get-together in the world, and is expected to attract a larger contingent from the GCC region this year to balance out the S E Asian component. Our reports will be posted….

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European Companies Urged To Exploit Opportunities In Malaysia

| 28/04/2009 | Reply
European Companies Urged To Exploit Opportunities In Malaysia

Malaysia’s International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Mustapa Mohamed, in a keynote address at the Seminar on Trade and Investment
Opportunities in Malaysia, said that UK importers should look into sourcing higher value-added
products from Malaysia and a wide variety of quality halal products and
services available in Malaysia.

“There is huge potential for growth in the halal market when one
considers that the wholesome, hygienic and contamination-free
principles associated with halal products and services also make them
appealing to non-Muslims,” he said.

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US: Kosher food sales up to $200 billion

| 27/04/2009 | Reply
US: Kosher food sales up to $200 billion
Sales of kosher foods through grocery stores has risen to over $200 billion in 2008.
The
increase is from about $150 billion in 2003, showing yearly growth rate
twice that of the overall food market, according to Packaged Facts’ new
study, “Market Trend: Kosher-and Halal-Certified Foods in the US.”

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Saudi-Phillipine food production joint ventures in the cards

| 27/04/2009 | Reply
Saudi-Phillipine food production joint ventures in the cards

Saudi Arabia’s desire to secure its sources of food for its
citizens by establishing overseas joint ventures in food production has
received a positive response from a Philippine trade delegation.

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Turkey plans to start Halal Certification to gain market share

| 27/04/2009 | Reply
Turkey plans to start Halal Certification to gain market share

The
Food Auditing and Certification Research Association (G?MDES) will for
the first time in Turkey soon begin issuing halal food certificates,
bringing the country one step closer to winning a share from the giant
global market for halal food — food prepared in accordance with
Islamic law, which has reached $2 trillion in size.

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Philippines push ‘halal tourism’ to attract Middle East visitors

| 27/04/2009 | Reply
Philippines push ‘halal tourism’ to attract Middle East visitors

In
the spirit of President Arroyo’s Memorandum Order No. 201 to upgrade
the country’s halal industry, the Office on Muslim Affairs (OMA) headed
by Executive Director Datu Ali B. Sangki and the Department of Tourism
(DoT) have joined hands in promoting “halal tourism” to attract Muslim
visitors from the Middle East and other countries.

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Search for a new growth model

| 26/04/2009 | Reply
Search for a new growth model

“NEVER
waste a crisis” has become an increasingly popular line among political
and business leaders these days as the world continues to battle one of
the toughest economic challenges that most of us have ever experienced.

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Spotlighting Europe’s Muslim consumers

| 25/04/2009 | Reply
Spotlighting Europe’s Muslim consumers

Islam
is the religion of a vast and growing number of consumers around the
world. There is strong evidence to suggest that religious affiliation
plays a significant role in consumer behaviour. As sources like the
Journal of Euromarketing point out, enhanced knowledge of religious
differences in consumer decision-making can have a marked impact on the
effectiveness of global marketing strategies.

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PM to Boost Phuket Halal on the Beach

| 25/04/2009 | Reply
PM to Boost Phuket Halal on the Beach

PRIME Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva of Thailand is due to make a visit to Phuket next
Friday to open the four-day Halal Meeting and Exhibition on the Beach,
which represents a major boost for regional Muslim business, science
and food.

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More Muslim countries to be invited to World Halal Forum

| 25/04/2009 | Reply
More Muslim countries to be invited to World Halal Forum

KasehDia Sdn Bhd is aiming to rope in more participants from
the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) for this year’s World
Halal Forum in order to enhance greater Muslim participation in the
US$693bil global halal industry.
Growth of this industry based on the data by the World Bank is 25% per year and it is getting bigger at a steady pace.

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Demand For Halal Products Remain Intact

| 24/04/2009 | Reply
Demand For Halal Products Remain Intact

The demand for Halal
products remains intact despite the current global economic slowdown,
says KasehDia Sdn Bhd’s managing director Jumaatun Azmi. She said the demand for Halal products, especially food, is still increasing in line with a growing Muslim population. “In term of growth, the Halal industry is growing. In large
markets, especially European countries, there is a demand for Halal
value added products,” she told reporters after the launch of the World
Halal Forum (WHF) 2009 here today.

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IFANCA brings Halal industry leaders together in Chicago

| 24/04/2009 | Reply
IFANCA brings Halal industry leaders together in Chicago

IFANCA’s 11th International Halal Industry Conference over the weekend brought together an impressive group of Halal industry stakeholders at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Chicago. Make no mistake, Big Industry in the USA is going Halal and Halal Focus was there to hear what they had to say.

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Global acceptance of halal industry growing

| 22/04/2009 | Reply
Global acceptance of halal industry growing

GLOBAL acceptance
of the halal industry is growing at a feverish pace based on the keen
interest shown by local and international firms, to participate in the
Malaysia International Halal Showcase 2009 (Mihas 2009).





To be
held from May 6-10 at the Matrade Exhibition & Convention Centre
(MECC) here, about 490 firms have confirmed their participation in the
event, Mihas chief executive officer Mohd Shukri Abdullah said.

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Halal brand mechanism to be revealed at IHPE 2009

| 18/04/2009 | Reply
Halal brand mechanism to be revealed at IHPE 2009

A “surprise” is in store for the country’s halal industry and will only be revealed during this year’s International Halal Products Expo (IHPE), the Agriculture Department Acting Director said yesterday. This year’s expo, which will be held at the International Convention Centre in Berakas from July 30 to August 2, will focus on promoting Brunei’s halal brand in the drive to develop its halal products industry.

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Sunlit to manage Halal Products Expo, Brunei

| 18/04/2009 | Reply
Sunlit to manage Halal Products Expo, Brunei

The Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources has appointed Sunlit Advertising Sdn Bhd to manage the
International Halal Products Expo (IHPE) 2009. This year, the IHPE will be held at the International Convention Centre from July 30 to Aug 2. The IHPE is one of MIPR’s efforts in promoting and increasing consumer products to a higher and more
quality level among local consumers.




The 4th International Halal Market Conference: Halal – An Engine of Growth and Opportunity with be held at the same venue on the 1-2 August 2009.

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USM Forged Collaborative Ties with Universities in Egypt to Advance Nanotechnology Research

| 18/04/2009 | Reply
USM Forged Collaborative Ties with Universities in Egypt to Advance Nanotechnology Research

Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) has forged collaborative ties with 2 renowned universities in Egypt for the
purpose of advancing research in science and technology in the areas of nanotechnology,
exchange of expertise and the production of halal vaccines.

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World Halal Forum Returns to Malaysia

| 18/04/2009 | Reply
World Halal Forum Returns to Malaysia

The World Halal Forum (WHF) will be returning to the Kuala
Lumpur Convention Centre in Malaysia for the third time and it is being
held from May 4 to 5.

With Saudi chairman of the Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry
of the OIC (Organisation of Islamic Countries), Dato’ Seri Sheikh Saleh
Abdullah Kamel at the helm of WHF, larger delegations from the Middle
East are expected at this year’s event.

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