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Turkey: Experts from 15 Countries Discuss Halal issues in Istanbul

| 17/09/2014 | Reply
Turkey: Experts from 15 Countries Discuss Halal issues in Istanbul

GIMDES meets experts from 15 different countries at the 7th Conference on Halal and Tayyib Products and present final Statement.

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Philippines gearing up for Muslim tourist boom

| 15/09/2014 | Reply
Philippines gearing up for Muslim tourist boom

Top tourist destinations like Cebu are advised to gear up for the projected boom in travel by Muslim tourists, on the back of growing affluence of the Muslim middle class.

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Brunei Halal Certification System can be marketed abroad

| 15/09/2014 | Reply
Brunei Halal Certification System can be marketed abroad

“I think that Brunei’s halal certification is the best in the region…so we should be able to use it as a brand for our halal systems,” said BCFA Vice President.

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Malaysia: The top Muslim world trade event

| 15/09/2014 | Reply
Malaysia: The top Muslim world trade event

The event, entitled ‘Business and Investment Zone’ will be held on the November 10th – 14th, 2014 at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Canada: North America’s first Islamic art museum to open in Toronto

| 14/09/2014 | Reply
Canada: North America’s first Islamic art museum to open in Toronto

A shiny new Islamic art museum and cultural centre will open in Toronto next week, becoming the first of its kind in North America.

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UAE: DIAC and Academic Partners Host Networking Event to Support Islamic Economy Vision

| 14/09/2014 | Reply
UAE: DIAC and Academic Partners Host Networking Event to Support Islamic Economy Vision

Dr. Khalid Abdul Aziz Mohammed Ali Jinahi gave a detailed account of the seven pillars that have been identified in representing important sectors of the economy.

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Opinion: Halal on Alibaba

| 14/09/2014 | Reply
Opinion:  Halal on Alibaba

There are a number of lessons for the Muslim world for a market-place e-commerce involving the eight silos of the $1.6 trillion Muslim lifestyle market.

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UAE: Training on OIC Guidelines for Halal Certification Bodies

| 14/09/2014 | Reply
UAE: Training on OIC Guidelines for Halal Certification Bodies

Awareness training for OIC/SMIIC ‘Guidelines for Bodies Providing Halal Certification’ was held by the Dubai Accreditation Department (DAC) and the Dubai Municipality (DM).

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Malaysia: Enhancing two-way cooperation with China

| 13/09/2014 | Reply
Malaysia:  Enhancing two-way cooperation with China

Chinese investors are keen to manufacture halal products in Malaysia because of JAKIM halal certification which provides them with credibility for export.

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Malaysia: Brahim’s confident will not lose contract in Malaysia Airlines revamp

| 13/09/2014 | Reply
Malaysia: Brahim’s confident will not lose contract in Malaysia Airlines revamp

Brahim’s Holdings Bhd is confident that the company’s 70%-owned Brahim’s Airline Catering Sdn Bhd (BAC) will not lose its contract with Malaysia Airlines (MAS).

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Canada: Toronto Pearson International Airport to offer certified halal Middle Eastern cuisine

| 12/09/2014 | Reply
Canada: Toronto Pearson International Airport to offer certified halal Middle Eastern cuisine

Local favorite Paramount Fine Foods, in partnership with HMSHost, has opened the first of two locations coming to Toronto Pearson.

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UK: Humber halal hub a step closer

| 11/09/2014 | Reply
UK: Humber halal hub a step closer

A multi-million pound halal factory and business hub in the Humber has moved a step closer with the signing of a deal between East Yorkshire and Malaysia.

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UK: Birmingham wholesaler fined £35,000 for selling non-halal meat to Muslims

| 11/09/2014 | Reply
UK:  Birmingham wholesaler fined £35,000 for selling non-halal meat to Muslims

Birmingham Trading Standards swooped on JKY Food Solutions in Bissell Street, Highgate, in July 2012 as part of Operation Swordfish, a city-wide investigation.

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UK: Qurbani sacrifice for Eid al Adha

| 09/09/2014 | Reply
UK: Qurbani sacrifice for Eid al Adha

It is a principle of Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence), that sheep for Qurbani should be healthy and have the build and maturity of the minimum of a 1 year old animal.

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Malaysia’s Halal Industry

| 09/09/2014 | 2 Replies
Malaysia’s Halal Industry

Strong support from government and Halal organisations are a boost to the country’s manufacturing industries.

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Spain interested in developing Halal Industry

| 08/09/2014 | Reply
Spain interested in developing Halal Industry

Spain is interested in engaging more Muslim countries in business and trade especially in the Halal food sector, bolstered by its strong agriculture industry.

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Spain: Halal Tourism Conference attracts hotel experts

| 08/09/2014 | Reply
Spain: Halal Tourism Conference attracts hotel experts

Taking place in Granada, Spain on September 22-23, The Halal Tourism Conference 2014 will provide a platform to discuss Halal tourism with experts in the industry.

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UK: Crackdown on fraudsters ripping off Muslim pilgrims

| 06/09/2014 | Reply
UK: Crackdown on fraudsters ripping off Muslim pilgrims

Consumer watchdogs in Birmingham are spearheading a nationwide probe in a bid to stop fraudsters ripping off Muslim pilgrims.

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UK: College responds to Halal meat controversy

| 05/09/2014 | Reply
UK: College responds to Halal meat controversy

A college spokeswoman said controversy erupted after an unnamed student emailed a newspaper, but added: “There has been no ‘row’ or ‘outrage’ and this story.”

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Malaysia: All Mara SMEs to be Halal Certified As Soon As Possible

| 05/09/2014 | Reply
Malaysia: All Mara SMEs to be Halal Certified As Soon As Possible

The Rural and Regional Development Ministry targets to have all small and medium-size enterprises under Majlis Amanah Rakyat (Mara) halal certified in the near future.

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