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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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UAE Eyes on Lucrative Chinese Market amid Euro Debt Crisis

| 08/10/2011 | Reply
UAE Eyes on Lucrative Chinese Market amid Euro Debt Crisis

The large population of China and other Eastern countries as well as the growth in their markets make them a very attractive investment destination not only for the UAE investors but also for Americans and Europeans. As concerns rise over the Euro debt crisis and the global debt crisis mainly in developed countries, investors are becoming more risk averse

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USA: Corporate Leaders & Entrepreneurs to Meet This Month for Third Annual American Muslim Consumer Conference

| 08/10/2011 | Reply
USA: Corporate Leaders & Entrepreneurs to Meet This Month for Third Annual American Muslim Consumer Conference

From developing Halal loans to better representing Muslims in the media, mainstream and niche companies are very interested in learning more about the American Muslim market and will converge together this year around the topic, “Multiculturalism and the American Muslim Consumer Market.”

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Pakistan: International Halal Conference & Expo

| 06/10/2011 | Reply
Pakistan: International Halal Conference & Expo

For the promotion of Halal Industry all over the world an International Conference is being organized on 14- 15 December, 2011 in Lahore. The delegated from 16 countries are participating in the conference with the object to introduce Pakistani halal products to the rest of the world, thereby boosting the exports of Pakistan.

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USA: From Wall St. to K Street: Protests Kick Off In Washington DC October 6

| 05/10/2011 | Reply
USA: From Wall St. to K Street: Protests Kick Off In Washington DC October 6

In cities like San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, Memphis, Baltimore and beyond, people are joining forces in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street to demand an end to corporate dominance of America’s economic and political system that has left the poor and working class suffering under the weight of massive debt, joblessness, foreclosure and an uncertain future.

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Canada: Grand opening for Asian Supercentre planned for late November

| 05/10/2011 | Reply
Canada: Grand opening for Asian Supercentre planned for late November

Asian Supercentre will house 18 departments offering the largest fresh and live fish market in Ottawa, fresh produce, fresh Halal meat, on-site baked goods, deli, noodles, sauces, pickles, grains, spices, canned good and fruit. The store is all about multicultural diversity, where variety and choice reigns surpreme.

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Malaysian company wants to expand Halal food services to Russia

| 03/10/2011 | Reply
Malaysian company wants to expand Halal food services to Russia

LSG Skychef-Brahim’s Sdn Bhd, the world’s biggest Halal flight kitchen caterer, is embarking on expanding its services to new markets such as China, Eastern Europe as well as scouting for opportunities in the former Soviet states and the Middle East.

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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 | Reply
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 | Reply
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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