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Malaysia: Call to broaden Halal production

| 07/01/2014 | Reply
Malaysia: Call to broaden Halal production

The halal players in Malaysia should invest in overseas operations to take advantage of the procurement of raw materials and the proximity of markets.

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Philippines: Exporters urged to get Halal certification

| 07/01/2014 | Reply
Philippines: Exporters urged to get Halal certification

For the Philippines to benefit from the Middle East market, which actually has a very huge potential, Halal certification is one of the compulsory things that they have to undertake.

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Dubai: New international center for Halal food and products to open

| 05/01/2014 | Reply
Dubai: New international center for Halal food and products to open

Eng. Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality has announced that the civic body will soon start establishing an international accreditation center for Halal food.

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Saudi Arabia may lift ban on Pakistan poultry

| 04/01/2014 | Reply
Saudi Arabia may lift ban on Pakistan poultry

Saudi Arabia is all set to lift ban on the import of poultry products from Pakistan after having been satisfied with the standard of poultry facilities.

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Australian beef “as Halal as it gets,” reporters discover

| 02/01/2014 | Reply
Australian beef “as Halal as it gets,” reporters discover

A group of food and lifestyle journalists from the Middle East region visited Australia late last year under an education program underwritten by Meat and Livestock Australia.

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Indonesia: W. Java’s foods still need halal certification

| 28/12/2013 | Reply
Indonesia: W. Java’s foods still need halal certification

To facilitate local food enterprises in obtaining the certificates, the provincial administration had provided financial assistance for the enterprises since 2005.

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Brunei Halal Brand: Getting more shelf space

| 27/12/2013 | Reply
Brunei Halal Brand: Getting more shelf space

There are high expectations for the brand in 2014, and its strength and weaknesses will play a key role in Brunei’s economic diversification.

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Opinion: Moving on to the next level in the new year

| 27/12/2013 | Reply
Opinion:  Moving on to the next level in the new year

We, in Islamic finance and the halal industry, have control of some aspects of our destiny, others we hope we have control over, and, still others, we can only say “Insha’llah”.

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UAE: Promises of potential to contend with the demands of delivery

| 26/12/2013 | Reply
UAE: Promises of potential to contend with the demands of delivery

As the handbook to Dubai’s Global Islamic Economy Summit explained, the more comprehensively-defined arena offers a greater vista of opportunity still.

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UAE’s Halal push boosts Sharjah event

| 26/12/2013 | Reply
UAE’s Halal push boosts Sharjah event

About 225 delegates from 40 countries, including leading halal certification experts and some of the biggest names in the halal industry, congregated at Expo Centre Sharjah.

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Thailand: Exporters keen on Halal certification

| 24/12/2013 | Reply
Thailand: Exporters keen on Halal certification

Lack of halal certification in the country is hurting exporters’ ability to take advantage of the country’s established food quality, says an analyst.

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UAE: Dubai will harness $6.7trn Islamic economy

| 24/12/2013 | Reply
UAE: Dubai will harness $6.7trn Islamic economy

The Development Centre will be equipped with the financial, administrative and legal tools to promote economic activities compatible with Islamic law in Dubai’s goods and financial services sector.

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Japan: Kyoto aims to be Muslim-friendly city

| 23/12/2013 | Reply
Japan: Kyoto aims to be Muslim-friendly city

Kyoto established a study group to make the city more Muslim-friendly. It consists of hotel managers, convention bureau officials, restaurateurs and others interested in attracting more Muslims.

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Russia: Halal food sector in Russia poised for healthy growth

| 23/12/2013 | Reply
Russia: Halal food sector in Russia poised for healthy growth

Demand for halal foods is on the rise in Russia as more and more native Muslims study their religion and come to the necessity to consume only halal.

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Canada: Say hello to halal

| 20/12/2013 | Reply
Canada: Say hello to halal

Senior director of marketing at Maple Leaf Foods, points to Nielsen sales volume stats that show the halal segment of fresh chicken is growing at 6% per year.

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UK: Demand for Halal turkey on the rise in the UK

| 20/12/2013 | Reply
UK: Demand for Halal turkey on the rise in the UK

Last December, the Halal Monitoring Council certified 5,500 turkeys slaughtered in UK abattoirs. In 2011, they certified none. Last week alone, the HMC certified 1,500 turkeys.

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Indonesia: Experts in Innovation and Marketing Speak to 5,000 in Indonesia

| 20/12/2013 | Reply
Indonesia: Experts in Innovation and Marketing Speak to 5,000 in Indonesia

Hermawan Kartajaya, founder of MarkPlus signs MOU to build a ‘Future of Asia Global Lab’, to develop cutting edge concepts and practice in the field of marketing and communications.

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Iran: Islamic Countries Capable of Increasing Economic Cooperation

| 20/12/2013 | Reply
Iran: Islamic Countries Capable of Increasing Economic Cooperation

The nature of developments in the international relations has pushed many countries towards cooperation and partnership with the other parties.

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UAE: Sheikh Hamdan appoints CEO of DIEDC

| 20/12/2013 | Reply
UAE: Sheikh Hamdan appoints CEO of DIEDC

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has issued a decision appointing Abdulla Mohammed Al Awar as CEO of the Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC).

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UAE: Halal food gains momentum

| 19/12/2013 | Reply
UAE:  Halal food gains momentum

Industry stakeholders said investors are increasingly looking opportunities to make investments in halal food products to capitalise growth in this untapped market across many geographies.

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