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Australia: Islamic groups and meat processors at odds over government role

| 11/11/2015 | Reply
Australia: Islamic groups and meat processors at odds over government role

Ten meat processors met the Department of Agriculture last month, calling on the government to oversee all aspects of halal certification.

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Australian Halal meat processors say Government takeover needed

| 10/11/2015 | Reply
Australian Halal meat processors say Government takeover needed

Some of the country’s largest meat processors want the Federal Government to urgently reform Australia’s halal beef certification system.

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Expert says GCC should invest in food production

| 09/11/2015 | Reply
Expert says GCC should invest in food production

It could also serve as a source of food export revenues, which could shave off $20bn worth of food imports from the US.

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USA: Criminal convictions cloud Aossey legacy

| 09/11/2015 | Reply
USA: Criminal convictions cloud Aossey legacy

Midamar continues to ship meat and other products to the Middle East, including Malaysia and Indonesia, though volume has cut in half.

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Germany: Double digit growth for natural and organic cosmetics

| 09/11/2015 | Reply
Germany: Double digit growth for natural and organic cosmetics

Intensification of demand is the main driver of market growth. 19 to 34 year olds in particular have raised the turnover.

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Turkey: Halal and Tayyib Products Workshops Organized by GIMDES

| 06/11/2015 | Reply
Turkey: Halal and Tayyib Products Workshops Organized by GIMDES

Muslim scientists and producers should work to produce Halal vaccines which harmonize with Halal and Tayyib system.

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USA: Why property professionals want a slice of the Halal sector

| 06/11/2015 | Reply
USA: Why property professionals want a slice of the Halal sector

Overseas property professionals are increasingly looking at ways of appealing to Muslim investors and providing Shariah-compliant opportunities.

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Eight prominent people from Qatar in ‘Islamica 500’

| 05/11/2015 | Reply
Eight prominent people from Qatar in ‘Islamica 500’

Islamic 500 is a publication of the ISFIN Institute, the academic and training subsidiary of ISFIN, the World’s leading advisory for the Islamic markets.

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UK: Tesco expands Halal and world beauty offering

| 05/11/2015 | Reply
UK: Tesco expands Halal and world beauty offering

Tesco has expanded its offering of world beauty and skin care products in the UK. 63 Tesco stores will now stock PAKS and
Vatika as well as new halal brand Tamese & Jackson.

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UK: Controversial abattoir under new management

| 05/11/2015 | Reply
UK: Controversial abattoir under new management

The former Boosbeck abattoir Banaras Halal Meats in Birmingham has been taken over by a Middle East consortium led by government Halal Advisor Mohammed Saleem.

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USA: A new wave of Muslim start-ups

| 04/11/2015 | Reply
USA: A new wave of Muslim start-ups

Millennial entrepreneurship in America is on the rise, and over half of Muslims in America are between the ages of 18-39, skewing much younger than the general population.

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Malaysia: Halal park set to provide great opportunities for players

| 04/11/2015 | Reply
Malaysia:  Halal park set to provide great opportunities for players

Located in eastern Iskandar Malaysia, Johor, the 141ha Johor Biotech Park boasts of a gross development value of RM1.5 billion over the next five to seven years.

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Malaysia: RM100m grant for Halal industry to raise SME standards

| 03/11/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: RM100m grant for Halal industry to raise SME standards

“The grant is aimed at improving the quality of halal products through attaining halal certification as well as international standards like Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP).”

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Korea: Pharma firms set to tap halal market

| 03/11/2015 | Reply
Korea: Pharma firms set to tap halal market

Ildong Pharmaceutical has taken the lead in adapting to halal standards by becoming the first Korean pharma company to receive Halal certification.

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Malaysia: Nestlé ramps up instant noodles output

| 03/11/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: Nestlé ramps up instant noodles output

Néstle continues to invest in Malaysia, both through its business philosophy of Creating Shared Value (CSV) as well as investing in manufacturing facilities.

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Opinion: Malaysia cosmetics brands’ huge potential

| 03/11/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Malaysia cosmetics brands’ huge potential

Many mainstream cosmetics brands in the cosmetics industry, such as Estee Lauder and L’Oreal, play important roles in expanding the cosmetics business.

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UK: Halal operators plan conference boycott

| 02/11/2015 | Reply
UK: Halal operators plan conference boycott

“We pay a lot of money towards the levies and the resources are being spent on campaigns like Red Tractor which doesn’t recognise religious slaughter.”

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Demand for Halal products rising: Report

| 31/10/2015 | Reply
Demand for Halal products rising: Report

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries are set play more crucial role in the fast growing halal market in coming years, according to a report by the International Trade Centre.

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Pakistan: Al Shaheer profit up by Rs76m

| 31/10/2015 | Reply
Pakistan: Al Shaheer profit up by Rs76m

Al Shaheer Corporation Limited, which recently held its initial public offering (IPO), boosted its net profit by more than half for the quarter ended September 30, 2015.

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ExpoHalal Spain 2015 announces a second edition

| 31/10/2015 | Reply
ExpoHalal Spain 2015 announces a second edition

ExpoHalal Spain 2015 positions itself as the starting point for the Spanish companies in the Halal sector, the one related to the products and services adapted to the Muslim consumer.

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