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Canada: Halal restaurant available at Pearson airport next summer

| 24/11/2013 | Reply
Canada:  Halal restaurant available at Pearson airport next summer

New restaurant options will feature “ethnic cuisine, comfort food and halal options,” including a Middle Eastern restaurant with grilled halal meats.

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New Zealand: Demand grows for Halal meat exports

| 24/11/2013 | Reply
New Zealand: Demand grows for Halal meat exports

Questions are being raised about whether all New Zealand meat should become halal. Today was the first-ever meeting in New Zealand of the Muslim World Forum.

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UAE: Dubai eyes profit in setting Islamic standards

| 24/11/2013 | Reply
UAE: Dubai eyes profit in setting Islamic standards

From cosmetics to accommodation, travel to toothpaste, complying with religious principles is becoming big business in the Muslim world, and Dubai sees an opportunity.

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Dubai: DED forms partnership with Malaysia’s HDC to support growth in halal industry sector

| 24/11/2013 | Reply
Dubai: DED forms partnership with Malaysia’s HDC to support growth in halal industry sector

The Department of Economic Development in Dubai and the Halal Industry Development Corporation of Malaysia have decided to jointly promote business in their respective halal sectors.

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UK: United Biscuits sets sights on Middle East growth

| 23/11/2013 | Reply
UK: United Biscuits sets sights on Middle East growth

The McVitie’s maker has teamed up with Saudi distributor Ali Zaid Al-Quraishi & Brothers Co to acquire Saudi biscuit and wafer producer Rana Confectionery Products.

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UAE: Demand on halal products to grow by 15%

| 22/11/2013 | Reply
UAE: Demand on halal products to grow by 15%

While Islami Food is a leading halal industry in the UAE, Lootah expected an increase in the number of investors in the halal market.

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UK: Halal body to withdraw poultry approval if EU’s new stunning rule is enforced

| 22/11/2013 | Reply
UK: Halal body to withdraw poultry approval if EU’s new stunning rule is enforced

UK poultry processors certified by the HFA have claimed they are caught in the middle and set to lose a lot of money if the government enforces the EU Regulation.

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Opinion: So what is Islamic Marketing & what’s all the noise about?

| 22/11/2013 | Reply
Opinion: So what is Islamic Marketing & what’s all the noise about?

It’s about more than ‘meat and money’. More importantly, for Jonathan Wilson, it reflects a growing interest in ‘Brand Islam’; and recognition of Muslims as a significant segment, sector, and audience.

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UAE: Dubai can take a big bite out of global halal industry

| 21/11/2013 | Reply
UAE: Dubai can take a big bite out of global halal industry

Amid the global move towards an Islamic economy, Dubai has already laid its robust footsteps with the launch of “Dubai: Capital of Islamic Economy”.

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UAE: Glitzy Dubai eyes profit in setting Islamic standards

| 21/11/2013 | Reply
UAE: Glitzy Dubai eyes profit in setting Islamic standards

The emirate is mounting the world’s first systematic drive to profit from “halal” goods and services by setting global standards for them, as part of its plans to make the emirate a center of the “Islamic economy”

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UAE leads global halal standardisation drive

| 20/11/2013 | Reply
UAE leads global halal standardisation drive

UAE is taking a lead in efforts to create unified global halal standards that would offer a single point of reference and certification to manufacturers, consumers as well as suppliers.

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UAE Halal check: Meat, pudding, lipstick, carpets

| 20/11/2013 | Reply
UAE Halal check: Meat, pudding, lipstick, carpets

UAE residents do not need to worry about the food chain in the UAE,” said Al Badri. “Currently all food products on the shelves are halal, we are looking at the regulations in this sector.

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UAE: UAE bank offers gold bullion coins as profitable and safe investment option for clients

| 19/11/2013 | Reply
UAE: UAE bank offers gold bullion coins as profitable and safe investment option for clients

Noor Islamic Bank (Noor) has rolled out sales of the UAE gold bullion coins for retail buyers in denominations of one, half, quarter and one/tenth ounce in 99.99 per cent purity (24 karat).

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Pakistan: Focus on Halal meat market

| 19/11/2013 | Reply
Pakistan: Focus on Halal meat market

It is only in recent years that Pakistan has begun to realise the importance and export potential of halal food. In fact no Muslim country features among top 10 halal meat exporters.

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Opinion: Questions over Halal industry approach

| 19/11/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Questions over Halal industry approach

The SAMI halal food index has about 95 companies from Malaysia, yet, Bursa Malaysia has not created a halal economic sector index.

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Halal: Food security and asset class

| 17/11/2013 | Reply
Halal: Food security and asset class

Agro-food is a consumer non-cyclical asset class that is more stable than the preferred real estate investing with boom/bust cycles.

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Opinion: Faking It

| 13/11/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Faking It

For many Muslim brands, the failure to be truly Islamic is not through lack of trying – Shari’ah-compliant funding simply isn’t there.

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Opinion: Rebranding of Islamic Finance: Participation Finance

| 13/11/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Rebranding of Islamic Finance: Participation Finance

One of the most often heard statements at Islamic finance conferences, after standardization, has been, “Islamic finance is not just for Muslims, but for all of man-kind because of its ethical orientation”.

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Saudi Arabia: Industry Leaders To Converge At Foodex For The Saudi Food Forum

| 12/11/2013 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Industry Leaders To Converge At Foodex For The Saudi Food Forum

The forum invites industry experts to dissect the local market in terms of opportunities, key initiatives, innovation, challenges and sustainable growth.

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Singapore Muslims embrace technology to practise their faith

| 12/11/2013 | Reply
Singapore Muslims embrace technology to practise their faith

“All this cumulates to an arguably effortless life that combines ancient wisdom with contemporary living, as long as we Muslims adhere to the correct teachings of Islam moderately.”

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