Category: Research

Halal going global; Qatar SMEs stand to gain from growth

| 21/10/2015 | Reply
Halal going global; Qatar SMEs stand to gain from growth

Understanding the various standards of the global Halal sector is key to facilitating SME participation, says Arancha Gonzalez, executive director, Geneva based International Trade Centre.

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Saudi Arabia’s expanding poultry sector

| 21/10/2015 | Reply
Saudi Arabia’s expanding poultry sector

Poultry meat remains the most competitive source of animal protein in Saudi Arabia, where total consumption is projected to reach about 1.54 million MT in 2015.

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Malaysia in talks on FTA with Bosnia and Herzegovina

| 20/10/2015 | Reply
Malaysia in talks on FTA with Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Government is in discussions on establishing a free trade agreement (FTA) with Bosnia and Herzegovina, Deputy Home Minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed said.

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Indonesia: Annual General Meeting WHFC 2015

| 16/10/2015 | Reply
Indonesia: Annual General Meeting WHFC 2015

World Halal Food Council held their Annual General Meeting WHFC on 29 September-1 October 2015 at Aryaduta Hotel Jakarta.

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Malaysia: Islamic banking players urged to expand overseas

| 16/10/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: Islamic banking players urged to expand overseas

“The domestic Islamic banking industry players should be brave enough to tap into foreign markets to expand their businesses and grow the industry.”

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Bosnia: Four Halal Certificates to the BH Companies

| 15/10/2015 | Reply
Bosnia: Four Halal Certificates to the BH Companies

Director of the Agency for Halal Quality Certification in B&H Amir Sakic said BH industry counts 68 members as of yesterday, and it confirms the trend of steady growth.

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ARMM signs MOU with Halal certifying bodies in Philippines

| 14/10/2015 | Reply
ARMM signs MOU with Halal certifying bodies in Philippines

The Halal Food Industry Development Plan is a major initiative for Mindanao under its Medium Term Philippine Development Plan.

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Opinion: ‘There is a market for an international halal brand’

| 14/10/2015 | Reply
Opinion:  ‘There is a market for an international halal brand’

“With today’s mobility, consumers want to find products they trust wherever they happen to be. A global brand makes that easy.”

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UAE: HMH anticipates in approaching WHTS 2015

| 13/10/2015 | Reply
UAE: HMH anticipates in approaching WHTS 2015

CEO, HMH, commented: “As a pioneer in creating the region’s first international halal-friendly chain of hotels, we are proud to participate and sponsor WHTS15.”

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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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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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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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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: 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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Kenya: Sh350 million halal abattoir in Nairobi

| 05/10/2015 | Reply
Kenya: Sh350 million halal abattoir in Nairobi

More than 3,000 small scale farmers from Narok, Kajiado, Samburu and Isiolo counties raised the cash and built Halal Slaughterhouse.

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Opinion: Global Islamic economy can bring welcome revitalisation

| 05/10/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Global Islamic economy can bring welcome revitalisation

The Islamic economy stands in stark contrast to global economy with an increasingly viable elixir for stimulating global economic growth and success in the 21st century.

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Russia’s Kosher kingpin aims to launch Halal-meat empire

| 01/10/2015 | Reply
Russia’s Kosher kingpin aims to launch Halal-meat empire

In Russia, some 1.3 million tons of halal meat are produced annually, making up 10 percent of the entire meat market.

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New report on start-up ecosystems in MENA

| 28/09/2015 | Reply
New report on start-up ecosystems in MENA

New report by WAMDA looks at some of the main trends in the start-up ecosystems in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon & UAE,
while highlighting some of the most prominent obstacles that need to be overcome.

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Philippines: Senate passes Halal Export Development and Promotion Act

| 23/09/2015 | Reply
Philippines: Senate passes Halal Export Development and Promotion Act

The bill will give the Philippines a “very good position to excel in the Halal trade industry with the economic integration of ASEAN.”

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Global Halal food and lifestyle sectors to grow 6% by 2020

| 22/09/2015 | Reply
Global Halal food and lifestyle sectors to grow 6% by 2020

The report is commissioned and supported by the Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC) in partnership with Thomson Reuters.

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