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Sino-Malaysian J-V established to target Muslim market

| 24/04/2011 | Reply
Sino-Malaysian J-V established to target Muslim market

Northwest China’s Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region has revealed ambitions of expanding the overseas presence of its Muslim product industry by establishing a Sino-Malaysian Joint Venture specializing in developing products for the Muslim market. The Ningxia-Fahim International Halal Industry Co. Ltd., which started operations Wednesday, was invested jointly by Ningxia Agricultural Comprehensive Investment Co. Ltd. (NACI) […]

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Plan to label ritually slaughtered meat angers religious groups

| 24/04/2011 | Reply
Plan to label ritually slaughtered meat angers religious groups

MEPs’ initiative to label meat from animals that have not been stunned before slaughter will be voted on in June.

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Bursa Malaysia should work towards being the LSE for Islamic finance

| 23/04/2011 | Reply
Bursa Malaysia should work towards being the LSE for Islamic finance

Positioning “halal” as a new asset class with its launch pad in Malaysia created waves in all mainstream media after the WHF and has resonated in countries where the “halal” term may be on the way to become ‘google’. A seeded halal equity food fund launching off the SAMI index, the world’s first, is a good story for roadshows in, say, the GCC.

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US paves the way for Halal food index

| 17/04/2011 | Reply
US paves the way for Halal food index

When a US-based company collaborates with a prominent New York-based Islamic finance professional at a global firm to develop an index that tracks Halal food companies in 15 Muslim markets, where do they announce the product? The World Halal Forum in Malaysia.

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Cashing in On the Halal Food Industry

| 14/04/2011 | Reply
Cashing in On the Halal Food Industry

Thomson Reuters and Ideals ratings announced the launch of the world’s first halal food indices, called SAMI (Socially Acceptably Market Investments) Halal Food Index and SAMI Halal Participation Index in Malaysia.

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World’s first Halal food index launched

| 13/04/2011 | 1 Reply
World’s first Halal food index launched

Move paves way for halal industry to become asset class Published Wednesday, April 13, 2011 The halal food industry has now become an asset class within the investment community with the launch of the world’s first halal food indices, called SAMI (Socially Acceptably Market Investments) Halal Food Index and SAMI Halal Participation Index. The formal […]

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Malaysia: TPM Biotech, IHIA Form Strategic Alliance

| 11/04/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: TPM Biotech, IHIA Form Strategic Alliance

In a statement today, IHIA chief executive officer Darhim Hashim said TPM Biotech was instrumental in providing practical procedures and solutions in developing his company’s module for halal testing and analysis.

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Industry lacks interaction with Halal food business

| 11/04/2011 | Reply
Industry lacks interaction with Halal food business

The connectivity should be natural given that they are supposedly both part of the Halal Activities Paradigm, of which finance and food are but two trillion-plus dollar components.

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Paris Halal Expo gets underway

| 01/04/2011 | Reply
Paris Halal Expo gets underway

The halal market in France is worth in the region of 5Billion Euros and is growing at an estimated 10% annually. The annual Halal Trade Fair is back in Paris this year, and business is booming.

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Malaysia: SME’s in the Halal sector

| 29/03/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: SME’s in the Halal sector

In the run up to the 6th World Halal Forum, ‘Malaysia SME’ magazine talked to WHF Director Abdalhamid Evans about some of the opportunities, challenges and misconceptions faced by local SME’s in the Halal sector.

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Thailand: List of Halal restaurants available

| 24/03/2011 | Reply
Thailand: List of Halal restaurants available

CICOT, The Central Islamic Committee of Thailand has produced a list of restaurants, including Hotel restaurants throughout Thailand that have been approved by CICOT. The list is in Thai and English, and is available for download.

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Philippines: Commission on Muslim Filipinos supports DA’s Halal Initiatives

| 21/03/2011 | Reply
Philippines: Commission on Muslim Filipinos supports DA’s Halal Initiatives

The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF), an office created by law to replace the abolished Office on Muslim Affairs, expressed support on the initiatives of the Department of Agriculture (DA) in coming up with an internationally harmonized standard for halal agriculture and fishery products as well as the codes of practices for slaughterhouse for […]

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CCM To Introduce 15 New Halal-Certified Products

| 19/03/2011 | Reply
CCM To Introduce 15 New Halal-Certified Products

Chemical Company of Malaysia (CCM) plans to introduce 15 new halal-certified pharmaceutical products this year, from 12 last year. Presently, out of its 800 pharmaceutical products, only 180 are certified halal, with the first one obtained in 1999. Products being certified as halal locally in Malaysia also means that the same certification can be used […]

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Radio Interview with WHF Director

| 19/03/2011 | Reply
Radio Interview with WHF Director

Abdalhamid Evans, Director of the World Halal Forum was interviewed of KL’s business station BFM about new trends in the Halal market that will be part of this years WHF on 4-5 April at KLCC.

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The Eco-Halal revolution

| 17/03/2011 | Reply
The Eco-Halal revolution

A growing number of Muslims are calling for a more transparent and environmentally sound approach to the production and supply of halal meat that reflects broader issues of sustainability and environmental friendliness backed by Islamic concepts.

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Latest programme for WHF 2011 available

| 14/03/2011 | 1 Reply
Latest programme for WHF 2011 available

The latest programme for the World Halal Forum on 4-5 April is available for download. It includes the latest updates, in particular about a special session featuring presentations on the Halal industry in the Ningxia region of Muslim China. Not to be missed!

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Are you stocking Halal-certified foods?

| 09/03/2011 | Reply
Are you stocking Halal-certified foods?

“The number of available halal products in the U.S. is miniscule,” says Jack Acree, president of Stamford, Conn.-based American Halal Co., which manufactures Saffron Road products, one of the few lines of all-natural, certified-Halal packaged foods.

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Responding to demand for Islamic Microfinance

| 09/03/2011 | Reply
Responding to demand for Islamic Microfinance

High unemployment, poverty, and low levels of financial access in Muslim countries continue to create high demand for microfinance. While conventional microfinance has successfully reached large numbers of poor in Muslim countries (most notably, Bangladesh and Indonesia), there is evidence to suggest that there are many potential clients of microfinance that categorically reject products that do not comply with Islamic principles.

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Women Farmers a Force in Fighting Global Food Shortages

| 09/03/2011 | Reply
Women Farmers a Force in Fighting Global Food Shortages

Better investments in female farmers would prevent malnourishment in 100-150 million people, because of the ways women are likely to allocate resources in a food-shortage-threatened world.

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UAE: Food security to get $1.8bn boost

| 02/03/2011 | Reply
UAE: Food security to get $1.8bn boost

Armina Ligaya The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has set aside US$1.8 billion (Dh6.61bn) for investment this year in regional projects such as agribusinesses to improve food security, officials say. Ajay Malik, the investment officer for the Mena region and southern Europe at the IFC, the World Bank’s investment arm, said it had raised its investment […]

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