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Muslim Pro Has 850,000 Downloads

| 02/10/2011 | Reply
Muslim Pro Has 850,000 Downloads

If you’re a Muslim who owns an iOS or/and Android-powered phone, you might consider installing the Muslim Pro app on your smartphone. It provides useful information for Muslims, including prayer times, an azan clock, the Quran, Halal restaurants, mosques, and the Qibla locator. And it is free!

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Malaysia: Only Jakim Halal logo recognised from 1 Jan 2012

| 02/10/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Only Jakim Halal logo recognised from 1 Jan 2012

From Jan 1 2012, only the Halal logo issued by the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) can be used and will be recognised in Malaysia.

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USA: How Starbucks Transformed Coffee From A Commodity Into A $4 Splurge

| 30/09/2011 | Reply
USA: How Starbucks Transformed Coffee From A Commodity Into A $4 Splurge

In this interview, Stanley Hainsworth reveals his secrets about the magic that helped to create a brand that conquered the world. The sensation that is Starbucks required elements of wisdom, integrity, showmanship, and intelligence.

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USA: Kosher or Halal? American Muslims Debate Which Food Certifications To Follow

| 30/09/2011 | Reply
USA: Kosher or Halal? American Muslims Debate Which Food Certifications To Follow

Compared with the variety of foods deemed kosher, Halal certification has still not made major inroads in the US. Whether because of the relative dearth of Halal products and restaurants or simply as an ingrained habit from the days when there were virtually no Halal-certified foods, many American Muslims turn to kosher foods to satisfy their dietary laws.

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The Growth Potential for Halal cosmetics

| 30/09/2011 | 2 Replies
The Growth Potential for Halal cosmetics

The latest in green cosmetics comes from the ancient Islamic tradition of halal. Although halal products have been around for a few years, a recent report has shown that the market is set to grow.

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Brunei: Opinion-Slow Boat To Halal Certification

| 30/09/2011 | Reply
Brunei: Opinion-Slow Boat To Halal Certification

A look at the Halal logos and Halal certification in Brunei. Are they giving reassurance or doubt to the consumers?

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Vietnamese businesses look to export Halal products

| 29/09/2011 | Reply
Vietnamese businesses look to export Halal products

A seminar to boost trade in Halal products was held in Kuala Lumpur on the 27 September. The event was jointly organised by the Vietnamese Embassy in Malaysia, and the Chinese Chambers of Industry and Commerce of Kuala Lumpur and Selangor.

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Egypt could be the next GCC member state, Gulf sources say

| 29/09/2011 | Reply
Egypt could be the next GCC member state, Gulf sources say

Sources said that the GCC states are enthusiastic about Egypt joining, as the country has the capabilities and shares mutual strategic interests with the Gulf states. Egypt’s security historically has also been linked to the security of the Gulf.

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Indonesia: Halal Certification by MUI Gaining Increasing Appreciation Worldwide

| 29/09/2011 | 2 Replies
Indonesia: Halal Certification by MUI Gaining Increasing Appreciation Worldwide

At least 22 countries with 48 Islamic institutions and international Islamic fatwa bodies all over the world have recognized and received the fatwa issued by MUI.

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Pakistan: PBIT, Thai Embassy hold Halal Food conference

| 29/09/2011 | Reply
Pakistan: PBIT, Thai Embassy hold Halal Food conference

Punjab has the world’s fourth largest population of livestock with over 43 livestock breeds. Therefore given the importance of potential in Punjab for becoming the Halal food hub for the world, Thai organisations were invited for an exchange of information on the Halal Foods Business and to discuss cooperation between Punjab and Thailand in the Halal Food Business.

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UK: Meeting Needs, Setting Precedents-Islamic Services in Britain

| 28/09/2011 | Reply
UK: Meeting Needs, Setting Precedents-Islamic Services in Britain

It has been widely recognized by mainstream private companies in Britain that the needs of the Muslim community need to be addressed and accommodated in order for businesses not to lose out on the ‘green pound.’ This article examines the different strands of practical services that have recently developed in response to Muslims’ needs across the UK.

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Brazil: The Halal Meat Trade

| 28/09/2011 | Reply
Brazil: The Halal Meat Trade

The number of Brazilian meat processors seeking Halal certification has grown rapidly within the last few years but may be leveling off, according to a main halal certifier. As the American dollar has consistently lost value against the Brazilian real currency over the last year, Halal-certified products have become more expensive for producers to export.

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Malaysia: Halfest aims for RM28 million in sales

| 27/09/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Halfest aims for RM28 million in sales

650 companies are expected to be involved in the expo, with 90 per cent of the 727 exhibition slots already sold. The expo will focus more on the participation of entrepreneurs from the SME industry, with 75 per cent of the overall space having been allocated for this group.

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Turkey: D8 members to discuss joint projects

| 26/09/2011 | Reply
Turkey: D8 members to discuss joint projects

Participants will discuss jointly manufacturing a car, adopting policies on energy and environmental issues, observing food standard — halal food in particular — and joint petrochemical plans. Iran, Turkey, Malaysia, Pakistan, Nigeria, Egypt, Bangladesh and Indonesia are D8 members.

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Pakistan: Government to establish 200 acre Halal Industrial Park

| 26/09/2011 | Reply
Pakistan: Government to establish 200 acre Halal Industrial Park

This industrial food products’ park will be provided full cover by the government and patronage from the top ranking departments, both from the private and public sector. This is the brainchild of Faisalabad Industrial Estate Development and Management Company (FIEDMC) and direct liaison with the Punjab’s Livestock and Dairy Development Department.

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UAE-China: A complementary relationship

| 25/09/2011 | Reply
UAE-China: A complementary relationship

Exhibitors and government representatives at the five-day China-Arab Trade Forum were keen to offer a range of solutions for Arab governments and businesses sitting on heavy cash chests — not least the opportunity to invest in Ningxia, the western province with a 36 per cent Muslim population, as well as joint trade proposals in areas like halal food and development.

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China turns to its Muslims in Arab trade push

| 24/09/2011 | Reply
China turns to its Muslims in Arab trade push

A Halal food company formed 12 years ago in Beijing to cater to the dining requirements of the city’s Muslim community is now Xiangjuzhai Foods Group, and is one of Beijing’s biggest Halal food suppliers. It has been approached by the Chinese government to play a role in its ambitious plans to build a dominant Halal foods export industry to cater to West Asian markets.

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China hopes to broaden Halal food exports

| 24/09/2011 | Reply
China hopes to broaden Halal food exports

The Silk Road was once a dynamic set of trade links connecting Asia, Europe and parts of Africa. Now, the ancient routes may be given new life as Chinese Muslim businessmen follow their ancestors’ footsteps to export halal food to the world.

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First international Halal fast food chain opens in Maldives

| 24/09/2011 | 1 Reply
First international Halal fast food chain opens in Maldives

President Mohamed Nasheed attended the official opening of Marrybrown, a Halal Malaysian fast food chain and the first international fast food chain to come to the Maldives. The Marrybrown franchise currently operates in 15 countries worldwide.

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Malaysia: USM Receives R&D Sponsorship From Australian Company

| 23/09/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: USM Receives R&D Sponsorship From Australian Company

Holista Colltech, an Australian Stock Exchange listed company, extended the sponsorship to USM to produce the world’s first halal enzyme production process. The research is for an innovative process to enable plant-based enzymes to produce collagen and halal gelatine.

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