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Malaysia: Brahim’s inks MoU with French airline catering firm

| 21/01/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: Brahim’s inks MoU with French airline catering firm

It said this would enable Brahim’s to benefit from using the “Servair” brand and for SIA to tap on Brahim’s halal excellence centre’s halal certification expertise.

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UK: HFF Launches Halal Compliance Training

| 21/01/2015 | Reply
UK: HFF Launches Halal Compliance Training

These courses are assured by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health with panel of an Islamic scholar experienced Food Scientist or a qualified auditor.

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Brunei firms eye Oman to expand beyond S E Asia

| 20/01/2015 | Reply
Brunei firms eye Oman to expand beyond S E Asia

“Oman is a very important platform for companies in Brunei to reach to other GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) countries and also Africa.”

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UK: Lewis Pies lands contract to supply 70 Tesco stores with Halal products

| 20/01/2015 | Reply
UK: Lewis Pies lands contract to supply 70 Tesco stores with Halal products

Wilf Lewis, Managing Director of Lewis Pies, said the products are proving extremely popular with second and third generation Muslims who may have a taste for authentic British food.

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UAE: Gangsta Jihadis and the Islamic Economy Awards

| 20/01/2015 | Reply
UAE: Gangsta Jihadis and the Islamic Economy Awards

The 99 is meticulously staged to reflect values that Muslims share with the rest of humanity, one that promotes tolerance, diversity and respect of others.

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Work starts on $90m biscuit factory in Bahrain

| 19/01/2015 | Reply
Work starts on $90m biscuit factory in Bahrain

The government has invested $80 million to reclaim the land for the compound, where US-based food giant Mondelez International is constructing its $90-million factory.

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Plilippines: 17 potential locators considering Zamboanga economic zone

| 19/01/2015 | Reply
Plilippines: 17 potential locators considering Zamboanga economic zone

Zamboecozone is aiming to increase its dealings with food processors who follow the Halal standard, and developing as a transshipment area for their products, and intends to position itself as the center of Halal industries in the Philippines.

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The Global Halal Market – Stats & Trends

| 16/01/2015 | 1 Reply
The Global Halal Market – Stats & Trends

The global Halal market has the potential of serving the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims, and is often spoken as the world’s “Third One Billion” market alongside India and China.

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UAE: Shaikh Mohammed honours Islamic Economy Award winners

| 14/01/2015 | Reply
UAE: Shaikh Mohammed honours Islamic Economy Award winners

Initiated by the Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC) and organised by Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Thomson Reuters.

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Halal-certified Korean food products on the rise

| 13/01/2015 | Reply
Halal-certified Korean food products on the rise

Korean food products will be seen more and more in predominantly Muslim countries in the near future. This is because Korean food makers have been actively receiving halal certification for their foods and assembly lines.

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Dubai is the “perfect springboard” for Islamic Fashion’s New Look

| 13/01/2015 | Reply
Dubai is the “perfect springboard” for Islamic Fashion’s New Look

IFDC to provide a fun presentation on “You and Islamic Fashion” for DSF/Abbati Event at Armani Hotel, Dubai.

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UAE hotels tap into Islamic travel market

| 08/01/2015 | Reply
UAE hotels tap into Islamic travel market

A few minutes before the clock struck 12 many hotel guests in Dubai gathered for a New Year toast, but a growing number of properties in the city welcomed the arrival of 2015 with a mocktail and halal food. Among them was the five-star Taj Palace Hotel in the heart of old trading centre Deira. […]

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Singaporean firm launches mobile app for halal shops

| 08/01/2015 | Reply
Singaporean firm launches mobile app for halal shops

The mobile application that enables Muslim foodies and travelers to share halal restaurant discoveries around the world.

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UAE: DIEDC Sets Ambitious Course to Achieve Dubai’s Islamic Economy Goals

| 07/01/2015 | Reply
UAE: DIEDC Sets Ambitious Course  to Achieve Dubai’s Islamic Economy Goals

The CEO of DIEDC, briefed the Board on the progress of the initiatives and projects currently underway, and provided an overview of the DIEDC’s achievements in 2014.

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EU: Muslim-friendly Europe tour packages to lure Asian market

| 07/01/2015 | Reply
EU: Muslim-friendly Europe tour packages to lure Asian market

TWO European DMCs are reaching out to the markets of Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and Brunei to promote their maiden Muslim-friendly tours in Europe.

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USA: Former Midamar manager pleads guilty

| 06/01/2015 | Reply
USA: Former Midamar manager pleads guilty

A former Midamar operations manager pleaded guilty to making and delivering false USDA marks of inspection of shipments of Halal beef in federal court Monday.

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Oman: Time to tap growing demand for ‘halal tourism’ segment

| 06/01/2015 | Reply
Oman: Time to tap growing demand for ‘halal tourism’ segment

Oman enjoys all the reasons to promote ‘halal tourism’ as the most prominent category in the country, but the sector needs substantial investment.

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Pakistan: Meaty rise seen in country’s Halal exports

| 04/01/2015 | Reply
Pakistan: Meaty rise seen in country’s Halal exports

Halal meat exports in Pakistan grew by 9.5% in fiscal year 2014, reaching a record high of $230 million.

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Malaysia: New CCMB Group MD Leonard Ariff Abdul Shatar

| 03/01/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: New CCMB Group MD Leonard Ariff Abdul Shatar

Chemical Company of Malaysia Berhad (CCMB) confirmed the appointment of Leonard Ariff Abdul Shatar as Group Managing Director effective January 9, 2015.

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Saudia Arabia’s Airline May Introduce Gender-Segregated Flights

| 03/01/2015 | 1 Reply
Saudia Arabia’s Airline May Introduce Gender-Segregated Flights

Emirates 247 reports that the new gender segregation guidelines will address “recurrent complaints” from Saudia’s buyers.

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