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USA: Tolerant approach – Muslim Americans find ways to engage

| 19/10/2011 | Reply
USA: Tolerant approach – Muslim Americans find ways to engage

In August 2011 the Abu Dhabi Gallup Center released a report in which the key finding was that Muslim Americans are among the most integrated and successful citizens in the United States.

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International Halal Congress Opened in Turkey

| 18/10/2011 | Reply
International Halal Congress Opened in Turkey

This ground-breaking International Congress was organized by the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) in partnership with the Islamic Development Bank (IDB), Islamic Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ICCI), Statistical Economic and Social Research and Training Center (SESRIC) and the Iranian Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Mines.

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EU: HSBC’s Islamic unit says funds to exceed $10bn

| 18/10/2011 | Reply
EU: HSBC’s Islamic unit says funds to exceed $10bn

Demand for Islamic funds has risen in the past three to six months as the global economic slowdown prompted investors to seek alternative investments to help manage risk, according to Germain Birgen, Luxembourg-based global head of HSBC Amanah Securities. The unit will help set up more than 30 Sharia-compliant funds globally.

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UAE: How Urbanisation is Changing Emirati Identity

| 18/10/2011 | Reply
UAE: How Urbanisation is Changing Emirati Identity

Today, the total population of the UAE has exceeded eight million with the nationals accounting for 923,000 of the total. Many UAE nationals privately dispute the figures of UAE nationals in the belief that the UAE population is less than the official estimate. A significant number of UAE nationals commute daily to the urban environments of Dubai and Abu Dhabi from the poorer emirates such Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah.

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EU: Halal food market grows, 5 bln-euro potential in Italy

| 17/10/2011 | Reply
EU: Halal food market grows, 5 bln-euro potential in Italy

Halal (conforming to Islamic rules) food is seeing double-digit growth the world over and even in Italy – due to rising interest by companies in the sector – it could soon become normal to find ”Islamically correct” labelled products on supermarket shelves.

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Jordon: Princess Alia bint al-Hussein of Jordan calls for cattle stunning before slaughter

| 17/10/2011 | Reply
Jordon: Princess Alia bint al-Hussein of Jordan calls for cattle stunning before slaughter

THE King of Jordan’s sister has been asking Australia’s agriculture department to stop the slaughter of conscious animals for halal meat.

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UK: £1bn export potential for Halal meat into the Middle East

| 14/10/2011 | Reply
UK: £1bn export potential for Halal meat into the Middle East

Jim Paice, Minister of State for Agriculture and Food attended the Anuga food show in Germany on Monday to support EBLEX’s export drive. He was accompanied by Peter Hardwick of EBLEX and visited all the export stands at the show, with half the export stands promoting Halal Meat. The personal visit of the Minister Jim Paice has created the possibility of opening up a £1bn export potential for Halal meat into the Middle East.

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The International Halal SME Report Directory 2011/12

| 14/10/2011 | Reply
The International Halal SME Report Directory 2011/12

Complementing the hard facts and figures, the 208-page A4-sized publication also highlights key players within the main Halal sectors within its premium listing section, as well as over 1,000 free listings of Halal-certified manufacturers of food, health products, ingredients, chemicals, flavourings as well as many other related industries from all over the world.

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Making Social Media Matter: Top Strategies For Meaningful Connections

| 14/10/2011 | Reply
Making Social Media Matter: Top Strategies For Meaningful Connections

Every day we see the ability of social media to power connections between brands and consumers. And if you work in digital or social marketing, PR, or advertising at a brand or agency, chances are you’re constantly trying to figure out where your brand or clients fit in.

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The next big challenge for social entrepreneurship

| 14/10/2011 | Reply
The next big challenge for social entrepreneurship

Social entrepreneurship has become a buzzword today. But two broad trends may be changing the way we understand the concept. One is its Western orientation, and the other is corporatisation.

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Malaysia: Compete On Price And Quality, Malaysian Halal Firms Urged

| 12/10/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Compete On Price And Quality, Malaysian Halal Firms Urged

Halal Development Corporation chief executive officer Datuk Seri Jamil Bidin said the companies should equip themselves with enough knowledge on price, branding and quality competitiveness at the HalFest 2011 launch today.

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Malaysia: Halfest 2011 Eyes 50,000 Visitors, RM28 Mln Sales

| 12/10/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Halfest 2011 Eyes 50,000 Visitors, RM28 Mln Sales

Halfest chief executive officer Mohd Shukri Abdullah said that while MIHAS has expanded and focuses on companies that are capable of exporting their products, Halfest is a new platform for companies that have yet to come up with exportable products.

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USA: Saffron Road Enrolls in Non-GMO Project During Non-GMO Month

| 11/10/2011 | Reply
USA: Saffron Road Enrolls in Non-GMO Project During Non-GMO Month

Polls consistently show the majority of Americans want clearly labeled food and say they will not buy foods that have been genetically modified. Today Saffron Road™ announces its efforts to meet consumers’ needs for proper labeling and non-GMO foods by joining the Non-GMO Project’s Verification Program.

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Finding Halal certified food in Thailand

| 11/10/2011 | Reply
Finding Halal certified food in Thailand

You will find genuine Halal certificates posted in many Muslim restaurants throughout the Kingdom, and these are truly authentic, certified by the two main Muslim bodies in Thailand: The Central Islamic Committee of Thailand and the Institute for Halal Food Standard of Thailand.

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USA: Ogilvy and Mather to receive 2011 Multicultural Award at AMCC

| 11/10/2011 | Reply
USA: Ogilvy and Mather to receive 2011 Multicultural Award at AMCC

The American Muslim Consumer Conference (AMCC), which will be held on October 29th, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in New Brunswick, NJ presents a multicultural award every year to a company which promotes diversity and multiculturalism and is inclusive to all minorities in America.

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USA: Food producers can now test their own products for porcine DNA

| 10/10/2011 | Reply
USA: Food producers can now test their own products for porcine DNA

HalalFocus interviews Hans C. Kastensmith (HCK), chairman and CEO, InstantLabs a machine they have designed called the Hunter RT PCR that can enable food producers to test products themselves for traces of porcine DNA

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Is the US ready for ‘Little Mosque on the Prairie’?

| 09/10/2011 | Reply
Is the US ready for ‘Little Mosque on the Prairie’?

Influential American broadcaster Katie Couric has suggested a way to change attitudes to Muslims in the US. Pointing to the success in the 1980s and 90s of TV sitcom The Cosby Show in improving relations between African-Americans and whites, she argues that a Muslim version of the show may counter some Americans’ negative perceptions of the community.

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France: State is not ‘Halal’: resentful immigrants turn to Islam in France

| 09/10/2011 | Reply
France: State is not ‘Halal’: resentful immigrants turn to Islam in France

Local communities in France’s immigrant suburbs increasingly organise themselves on Islamic lines rather than following the values of the secular republic, according to a major new sociological study.

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Halal and Islamic finance markets will converge, says Al Islami CEO

| 09/10/2011 | Reply
Halal and Islamic finance markets will converge, says Al Islami CEO

The $1 trillion (AED3.68 trillion) global Islamic finance industry is in the process of developing a road-map to converge on $651 billion (AED2.4 trillion) halal market, says Saleh Abdullah Lootah, Managing Director of Al Islami Foods.

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Singapore: Booming Halal industry rising five-fold

| 09/10/2011 | Reply
Singapore: Booming Halal industry rising five-fold

SINGAPORE’S halal industry is on a roll, with the number of certified premises rising five-fold this past decade to 2,650 as more businesses court the Muslim market.

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