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UK sandwich franchise goes Halal

| 13/06/2008 | Reply
UK sandwich franchise goes Halal

Subway franchises in UK continue the trend of going Halal with the Bolton branch, opening up the outlet to a wider market to include the Muslim customers. No figures are available yet as to the effect that going Halal has had on the bottom line, but in many other regions (Singapore is a good example), many of the fast food chains gained signifcant increase in revenue by going Halal.

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Taking the halal brand to the next level

| 12/06/2008 | Reply
Taking the halal brand to the next level

Sunlit Advertising Sdn Bhd, the event manager for the International Halal Products Expo (IHPE) 2008,
yesterday signed strategic partnership agreements at the Setia Pahlawan Hall of the Ministry of Industry and
Primary Resources building.

The Memorandum of Understanding will partner Sunlit Advertising Sdn Bhd with Radio Television Brunei
(Official Expo Media Partner), DagangHalal.com (Official Online Partner) and Halal Journal (Official Expo
Journal).

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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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French Muslim leaders upbeat after council poll

| 11/06/2008 | Reply
French Muslim leaders upbeat after council poll

French Muslim leaders expect a fresh start for their official council
after elections boycotted by its outgoing leadership raised hopes of
taming some internal rivalries that have paralysed its work for the
past five years.

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Raid on kosher meat plant may spike prices

| 11/06/2008 | Reply
Raid on kosher meat plant may spike prices

Kosher meat, always more expensive
than regular beef and poultry, may grow even pricier this summer,
following the arrests of nearly half the work force in an immigration
raid at the nation’s largest kosher meat processor. Muslims often buy kosher food because it’s easier to
find.


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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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Tex-Med digs in to meaty export deal

| 08/06/2008 | Reply
Tex-Med digs in to meaty export deal

Houston-based Tex-Med Beef Co. has inked the largest export deal in
its six-year history by agreeing to provide Libya with halal beef and
lamb.

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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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Malaysia, Turkey & Saudi Arabia Driving Increased Intra-OIC Trade

| 29/05/2008 | Reply
Malaysia, Turkey & Saudi Arabia Driving Increased Intra-OIC Trade

This is an excellent report by DinarStandard.com (as we are coming to expect from them) on intra-OIC trade, looking at tyhe trend towards growth in this sector, and who is driving it. Malaysia, Turkey & Saudi Arabia driving increased intra-OIC Trade, with strong fundamentals, Islamic finance, Halal food, and increase Intra-OIC networking driving growth. The report is full of information and charts, and we are posting the link here:

http://www.dinarstandard.com/intraoic/intraoic052708.html

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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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Looking for a kosher and halal-certified cysteine for bakery goods?

| 29/05/2008 | 1 Reply
Looking for a kosher and halal-certified cysteine for bakery goods?

It is not often we would put in an advertisement for a product in the news but with all the controversy about cysteine in food at the moment we thought it worthwhile to include the following information.

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HDC’s Role Important For Taking Malaysian Halal Certificate To The World

| 28/05/2008 | Reply
HDC’s Role Important For Taking Malaysian Halal Certificate To The World

The government said the move to give
the responsibility of issuing the Malaysian Halal certificate to the
Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC) was important as it was
intended to expand the adoption of the certificate to other countries
such as Argentina and Brazil.

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Making sure our food is safe to eat

| 27/05/2008 | Reply
Making sure our food is safe to eat

More than just a Halal certificate is necessary these days, food labelling is more and more getting the attention of the health conscious consumer who wants to make his own choices on what he eats as we see from the following article.

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UAE, Canadian investors eye halal ventures in Mindanao

| 27/05/2008 | Reply
UAE, Canadian investors eye halal ventures in Mindanao

Investors from the United Arab
Emirates, particularly from Dubai, and Canada want to venture into the
halal industry in Mindanao, a senior regional government official here
told reporters over the weekend.

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Change Lifestyle to Curb Inflation

| 24/05/2008 | Reply
Change Lifestyle to Curb Inflation

During a briefing for Malaysian journalists accompanying him for his working visit
to Japan, the Malaysian Prime Minister said that during his meeting with his
Japanese counterpart Yasuo Fukuda he spoke on food security and
cooperation in agriculture in view of increasing food prices. “I
also said that it would be good if Japan can be involved in the halal
food industry, apart from investment in plantation, aquaculture and
manufacturing,” he said.

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De Rahman Products Seeing Good Success In Saudi Arabia And China

| 24/05/2008 | Reply
De Rahman Products Seeing Good Success In Saudi Arabia And China

Kumpulan Rahman Brothers Sdn Bhd
(KRB) have added yet another success to their list with the successful
export of their De Rahman brand of products to the Saudi Arabia and
China markets in the last two years.
The company’s move into the Saudi Arabia and China
market was through joint efforts with Mara under the auspices of the
Ministry of Entrepreneur and Cooperatives Development (MeCD).

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Beef to Indonesia

| 24/05/2008 | Reply
Beef to Indonesia

A record of 3,762 tonnes of Halal beef was shipped from Australia to Indonesia in April, an increase of 121 per cent from April 2007.

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MARA Helps Bumiputera Entrepeneurs To Penetrate Islamic Market

| 22/05/2008 | Reply
MARA Helps Bumiputera Entrepeneurs To Penetrate Islamic Market

Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) is helping Bumiputera entreprenuers to gain
a foothold in the Islamic market by encouraging them to take part in
various exhibitions.

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