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Malaysia: Malaysian Minister Urges Local Halal SMEs to go International in New Report Directory

| 25/10/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Malaysian Minister Urges Local Halal SMEs to go International in New Report Directory

Small and medium-sized entrepreneurs (SMEs) should seize the lucrative potentials within the burgeoning global Halal market as it is the epitome of the Blue Ocean strategy, said Dato’ Mukhriz Tun Mahathir, deputy minister for the Malaysian International Trade and Industries Ministry, in an exclusive interview published in The International Halal SME Report Directory 2011/12.

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Halal Products Exhibited in Kazakhstan

| 24/10/2011 | Reply
Halal Products Exhibited in Kazakhstan

The 2nd edition of Kazakhstan International Halal Expo 2011 and KazFood 2011 was held by the Expo Damu Company and the Association of Halal Industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Astana.

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Saudi Arabia: Singapore taps into rising Saudi food sector market

| 23/10/2011 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Singapore taps into rising Saudi food sector market

A Singapore business delegation from the food sector is currently in Saudi Arabia to explore business opportunities in the Kingdom’s burgeoning food and beverage sector. GCC’s $9 billion food and beverage market, easily establishing the country as a major business and investment destination for key players in the food production value chain.

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Pakistan: Multilateral Investment and Trade Conference 2011 & Expo

| 23/10/2011 | Reply
Pakistan: Multilateral Investment and Trade Conference 2011 & Expo

Halal raw materials for export were one of the topics focused on at the event. KCCI President Mian Abrar Ahmad highlighted the potential for Halal Foods during a meeting with foreign delegations .

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Pakistan: Energy, security challenges not insurmountable: UK Diplomat

| 23/10/2011 | Reply
Pakistan: Energy, security challenges not insurmountable: UK Diplomat

The British Deputy High Commissioner in Pakistan, spoke at a reception for a UK trade delegation visiting the 6th Expo Pakistan 2011.
UK-Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Syed Qamar Raza also said huge potential existed for increasing bilateral trade as there was immense demand of quality halal food products in the UK which Pakistan could export.

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UK: ANSA release ‘New’ Abattoir Standard for 100% dedicated Non-Stun Halal Meat Plants

| 22/10/2011 | Reply
UK: ANSA release ‘New’ Abattoir Standard for 100% dedicated Non-Stun Halal Meat Plants

ANSA are excited to announce the launch of the ‘New’ ANSA Abattoir Standards for its members. The ANSA standard will enable the consumer to have total confidence of the Halal integrity of meat products for the first time with full confidence in the Halal Food Chain from Farm to Fork.

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USA: Taft Food Masters to Launch the Halal Certified Seitan Vegetarian Gyro

| 21/10/2011 | Reply
USA: Taft Food Masters to Launch the Halal Certified Seitan Vegetarian Gyro

Taft Foodmasters’s vegetarian gyro and sausage pizza topping are menu options meant to add as a high-protein, wheat-based vegetarian option. Up until now, there was just a falafel to offer vegetarians! And these products are also certified Halal by IFANCA.

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Bosnia – Uncharted Land

| 21/10/2011 | Reply
Bosnia – Uncharted Land

Bosnia could easily become a major halaal tourist destination, tapping the huge potential of the growing Muslim consumer market, the country’s cultural heritage and strategic geographic location, according to Amir Sakic, the head of the regional halaal certification institution – the Agency for Halaal Quality Certification.

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Malaysia: Sozo to set up halal food processing plant in Penang

| 19/10/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Sozo to set up halal food processing plant in Penang

Sozo is banking on tapping Malaysia’s halal food stature in the global arena to penetrate the booming global halal food segment. Sozo Global Ltd, of which Khazanah Nasional Bhd controls a 10.43 per cent stake via Agro Treasures Sdn Bhd, is investing RM15 million to set up a halal processing plant in Penang.

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UAE: GCC Halal stamp likely on imported meat

| 19/10/2011 | Reply
UAE: GCC Halal stamp likely on imported meat

An authorised “Halal” stamp is likely to be made mandatory for all meat imported to Qatar and other GCC countries. Forcing the importers to put a Halal stamp on the meat is one of the proposals that are being seriously considered by the member countries.

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Women in Saudi Arabia’s Shura Council, what next?

| 19/10/2011 | Reply
Women in Saudi Arabia’s Shura Council, what next?

The recent decision by Saudi King Abdullah to allow women to run and vote in municipal elections and become members of the Shura Council, a parliament that acts as an advisory council to the King but has no legislative powers, has huge implications for the status of women in Saudi Arabia.

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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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