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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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South Africa: Mainstream has gone Halal

| 20/10/2015 | Reply
South Africa: Mainstream has gone Halal

“If you walk down a supermarket aisle you will find that almost 40% of the products carry the halaal logo,” says SANHA theological director Maulana Saeed Navlakhi.

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UAE: Halalbooking to launch $1b IPO

| 19/10/2015 | Reply
UAE: Halalbooking to launch $1b IPO

Halalbooking.com, an online booking platform in the halal tourism sector, said it was targeting growth, with plans to launch a $1 billion (Dh3.67 billion) initial public offering (IPO) in three years.

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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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On Air Dining Opens Halal Kitchen at London Stansted

| 16/10/2015 | Reply
On Air Dining Opens Halal Kitchen at London Stansted

“It is one of the first kitchens run by an in-flight dining company to be designated as holding official Halal status,” On Air Dining said.

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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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UK: Halal superstore’s new partnership with Spar

| 12/10/2015 | Reply
UK: Halal superstore’s new partnership with Spar

KQF, the Lancashire based Halal food manufacturer and retailer, has announced a new partnership with SPAR. The company held the formal reopening of its 5,000sq.ft. superstore.

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Opinion: Halal food standards too complex-Nestlé

| 12/10/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Halal food standards too complex-Nestlé

Demand for halal food is growing but confusion surrounding global standards is hindering the industry’s potential, said an executive at Nestle, the world’s biggest food group.

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The Islamic economy: untapped opportunity for entrepreneurs?

| 11/10/2015 | Reply
The Islamic economy: untapped opportunity for entrepreneurs?

“Muslim customers who value their culture and religious customs, were the main drivers of Islamic economy,” said Adil Mustapha, acting head of Islamic Finance at Thomson Reuters.

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Brunei: Simpor Pharma expands local client base

| 11/10/2015 | Reply
Brunei:  Simpor Pharma expands local client base

The sultanate’s first pharmaceutical manufacturing plant, is expanding its local client base by making its products available in supermarkets and other retail outlets.

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USA: Midamar, Islamic Services Hit With $600,000 Forfeiture

| 09/10/2015 | Reply
USA: Midamar, Islamic Services Hit With $600,000 Forfeiture

The order was entered after the business entities each pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud.

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UK: Professional chef brings Halal fine dining experience to Lancashire

| 09/10/2015 | Reply
UK: Professional chef brings Halal fine dining experience to Lancashire

Graes Dining, is a fine dining experience using Halal meat. It will begin as a pop up restaurant where food enthusiasts are invited to attend an exclusive event.

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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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Yunus joins Dubai ruler to help shape UAE’s welfare project

| 08/10/2015 | Reply
Yunus joins Dubai ruler to help shape UAE’s welfare project

The UAE is seeking assistance from Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus in designing a massive welfare programme it launched on Sunday to combat poverty.

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Global Islamic Economy Summit 2015 concludes in Dubai

| 07/10/2015 | 1 Reply
Global Islamic Economy Summit 2015 concludes in Dubai

The second edition of GIES was attended by 3,500 visitors and stakeholders from the government, financial and investment sectors from more than 85 countries worldwide.

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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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