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Creating Power Brands for SMEs

| 27/06/2008 | Reply
Creating Power Brands for SMEs

Brunei is getting its SME companies ready for taking their products out to the world. With the Brunei Halal Premium brand getting ready to launch getting their Halal industry enterprises trained in the best way to brand their products is essential to the project. Brunei will also be holding the International Halal Market Conference on the 16-17 August when they will be bringing in successful SME companies to have dialogues on how they managed to brand their products and get them into the international Halal marketplace to inspire these local companies and others who will be attending the conference. They will also have a session with Shariah scholars, Scientists and industry leaders to enable some of the issues that need clarifying in Halal to be addressed.

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Halal confab in Manila starts tomorrow

| 26/06/2008 | Reply
Halal confab in Manila starts tomorrow

The Philippines is now joining other countries in the region with its own Halal standard launched in February this year, and its 1st National Halal Convention. The convention will
have sessions on priorities and challenges of the Philippine Halal
industry, exporting and business potentials, with speakers from
Malaysia and Thailand who will also share their Halal promotion
strategies.

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British Airways launches new ‘taste team’

| 25/06/2008 | Reply
British Airways launches new ‘taste team’

It is a good sign – and good business sense – that British Airways is catering to the Muslim Halal food market in the GCC region by giving them a nice serving of British cuisine Halal style! I thought the national dish for Britain was curry these days! This is all in line with the new push on Halal tourism. At least if you can eat good food in the air it might make you feel a bit better about paying the higher airfares.

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The World’s Top 20 Public Intellectuals

| 24/06/2008 | Reply
The World’s Top 20 Public Intellectuals

What I find interesting about this ranking is that at first glance one is impressed at how the top 10 intellectuals voted for are all Muslim. Then you read that 500,000 ballots were cast in 4 weeks, which also is impressive. However, when you carry on reading the article look and see how the candidates themselves were instrumental in campaigning to put themselves into the top 10 through their own publications and websites! This is the power of the press and the internet.

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OIC: Malaysian FM Yatim adressed the 35th council of foreign ministers

| 24/06/2008 | Reply
OIC: Malaysian FM Yatim adressed the 35th council of foreign ministers

With so much on the agenda at the 35th Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the OIC it does not look like Malaysia’s Foreign Minister was able to do much but mention the names of the Halal initiatives that Malaysia is trying to introduce to the OIC in his 15 minute address. Hopefully he was able to gather some support on the sidelines during the meetings. Seems these meetings are just to remind each other what they did not follow up on from the last meeting. Though with such a long list of very serious issues to be addressed during these sessions, adding the development of International Halal
Standards, the International Halal Integrity Alliance, and an International Zakat Organisation to the list might just be asking too much.  Perhaps these will need to be implemented by a different body.

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Gulfood to expand to become Middle East’s largest trade exhibition in 2009

| 19/06/2008 | Reply
Gulfood to expand to become Middle East’s largest trade exhibition in 2009

Gulfood expanding was inevitable, but adding the new Ingredients Middle East into the show was a good strategic move. Though Gulfood has never focused on Halal as a category in its own right at the show, many of the companies of course are certified Halal to enable them to export to the region. Having the ingredients on board during this huge event will assist manufacturers wanting to enter into the Halal food industry source their certified ingredients. One stop shop.

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Halal Tourism

| 18/06/2008 | Reply
Halal Tourism

Once again ‘Halal Tourism’ is coming into travel market news. It is a budding industry that cannot be ignored and the interesting thing is that one of the target markets for this sector is the European Muslims.

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5 ways to fly for cheap

| 18/06/2008 | Reply
5 ways to fly for cheap

Here is a Halal tip from HalalFocus. CNNMoney is writing on how to get the discount air fares needed for travel these days when fuel surcharges are hiking prices up – while you can that is!

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Western branding for next generation Sharia hotels

| 18/06/2008 | Reply
Western branding for next generation Sharia hotels

Dubai-based
Almulla Hospitality plans an international chain of 150
Sharia-compliant hotels by 2015. Around 90 are planned in the Middle
East and North Africa, but the remainder will be Europe, Asia and North
America – and Almulla says it will develop non-Muslim brand names.

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The Eye of the Female Consumer

| 17/06/2008 | Reply
The Eye of the Female Consumer

An interesting article on the female consumer for anyone interested in branding and marketing. Might also help a few women explain to their male counterparts why their visions may differ.

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Kipp’s healthcheck on Arab brands’ global ambition

| 17/06/2008 | Reply
Kipp’s healthcheck on Arab brands’ global ambition

Though there is no mention of Halal product brands in this article it is showing that products going out internationally from this region are going to increase. Let’s see with the recent article we put up about UAE increasing its production of Halal food products whether these manufacturers will also consider the international Halal marketplace.

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Indian classical scholars sign up for courses in finance

| 16/06/2008 | Reply
Indian classical scholars sign up for courses in finance

The recent interest amongst Muslims in halal investments, has
prompted several classical scholars to sign up for courses in finance,
accounts and even law in India. 

One only hopes that Muslim businessmen will similarly look at the potential for jobs and career opportunities in the Halal industry, including Halal financing for companies producing Halal products to further develop the shariah compliance of the Halal market.

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Purely ethical

| 11/06/2008 | Reply
Purely ethical

What would you say to a
plate of petroleum-derived chemicals, along with a side of rusted lead?
Probably a polite, “no thank you”, but the funny reality is that most
women add toxic chemicals to their diet every day, simply by wearing
lipstick and other make-up.

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Halal industry movers eye retailers’ participation

| 08/06/2008 | Reply
Halal industry movers eye retailers’ participation

Government agencies have
unified to further strengthen the halal industry in Mindanao through
initiatives aimed at attracting more players even from the retail
sector. They are organising a two-day Halal Retail
Merchandising Seminar on July 24 here and July 25 in Tacurong City.

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Abu Dhabi building platform to create global halal industry standard

| 31/05/2008 | Reply
Abu Dhabi building platform to create global halal industry standard

Abu Dhabi is building a solid platform to play an important role in the Halal industry, a rapidly expanding
business now reaching 1.8 billion consumers worldwide and worth an
estimated US$2.1 trillion. Halal World Expo 2008 offers Halal industry stakeholders a chance to reach the lucrative Middle East markets.

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Brunei International Halal Market Conference 2008 Programme

| 29/05/2008 | Reply
Brunei International Halal Market Conference 2008 Programme

The IHMC 2008 Conference will be held in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam in 16-17 August at the International Convention Centre.



The IHMC 2008 Programme is available here, including the International Delegate Registration form, plus there is the current Brunei Halal e-Newsletter available for download

Click here for details on the Brunei IHMC 2008 and the International Halal Products Expo

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Halal Industry Experts gather in Brunei for August events

| 29/05/2008 | Reply
Halal Industry Experts gather in Brunei for August events

With the innovative theme, ‘The Emergence of the Halal Market Economy’,
this years International Halal Market Conference promises a new in-depth perspective on the
evolving global Halal market. Drawing experts speakers from all sectors of the Halal Market Economy, the conference will highlight research findings as well as inspirational success stories from Asian SME’s who have made it in the Halal sector.

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Bringing fresh perspective to global Halal market

| 29/05/2008 | Reply
Bringing fresh perspective to global Halal market

A two-day International Halal Market Conference, with the visionary theme ‘The Emergence of the Halal
Market Economy’, will be held on August 16 at the International Convention Centre. Held in conjunction with
the 3rd International Halal Products Expo (August 14-18), it is set to bring a fresh perspective to the global
Halal market.

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U.S And Malaysian Banks Can Join Forces In Islamic Financial Services

| 20/05/2008 | Reply
U.S And Malaysian Banks Can Join Forces In Islamic Financial Services

International Trade and Industry Minister
Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin called on American bankers Monday to join
forces with their Malaysian counterparts in the area of Islamic
financial services.

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CIMB Private Equity & Venture Capital Named The Best Halal Related Service Provider

| 14/05/2008 | Reply
CIMB Private Equity & Venture Capital Named The Best Halal Related Service Provider

CIMB Private Equity & Venture
Capital Malaysia has won the award for The Best Halal Related Service
Provider, one of the eight categories under the Halal Journal awards,
the halal industry’s most prestigious awards that honour success,
innovation and excellence.

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