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Opinion: Innovation and Islamic finance

| 13/06/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Innovation and Islamic finance

To date, Islamic finance has reached, at best, 2-3 per cent of 1.6 billion or 48 million Muslims, while the halal industry has not only great reach, including non-Muslim countries, but deeper penetration. What can Islamic finance learn from halal industry?

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Philippines and Brunei explore improving linkages

| 13/06/2011 | Reply
Philippines and Brunei explore improving linkages

The government has reinitiated talks with Brunei Darussalam to further develop linkages and supply chains between the two nations, including the sultanate’s possible investments into several proposed private-public partnership (PPP) infrastructure projects.

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Malaysia: HDC To Assist In Development Of Halal Infrastructure In China

| 13/06/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: HDC To Assist In Development Of Halal Infrastructure In China

In a statement Monday, the HDC said it recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with SM International Wholesale (China) Centre Sdn Bhd (SMIW) for developing halal models aimed at benefiting Muslim consumers in that country.

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Malaysia To Continue Championing For Equitable Market

| 13/06/2011 | Reply
Malaysia To Continue Championing For Equitable Market

International Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir, who is attending the WEF on East Asia in Jakarta, said Malaysia was seeking its ‘blue ocean’ with the halal industry which was not limited to the food sector but also encompassed banking, transportation, cosmetics and medicine.

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USA: Krispy Krunchy Chicken experiencing growth spurt

| 11/06/2011 | 1 Reply
USA: Krispy Krunchy Chicken experiencing growth spurt

Krispy Krunchy Chicken features Extended Shelf Life (ESL) chicken; chicken exclusively produced by Tyson; and Halal chicken, all with a proprietary preparation process.

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Malaysia: Ministry Awaits Nod On Setting Up Of Firm To Run Labuan Halal Hub

| 11/06/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Ministry Awaits Nod On Setting Up Of Firm To Run Labuan Halal Hub

The Ministry of Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing is in the midst of obtaining the nod from the Finance Ministry on the memorandum of association pertaining to the setting up of a company to run the RM86 million Labuan Halal Distribution Hub.

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WIEF Recommends 10 Key Priorities To Realise Growth And Equity

| 10/06/2011 | Reply
WIEF Recommends 10 Key Priorities To Realise Growth And Equity

The just-ended seventh World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) has recommended the adoption of 10 key priorities to realise both sustained growth and equity.

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Kazakhstan PM meets WIEF participants

| 10/06/2011 | Reply
Kazakhstan PM meets WIEF participants

Kazakhstan suggested establishing on the basis of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) Council of Scientists which can offer consultations to the Halal committees around the world. This initiative was announced at the 7th World Islamic Economic Forum in Astana.

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Uganda: Iranians start to build an abattoir in Mpigi

| 10/06/2011 | Reply
Uganda: Iranians start to build an abattoir in Mpigi

‘The meat is for all people and it will be exported to the Middle East and Africa,’ said Eshragi. About 300 people will be employed during the construction works of phase one, which is expected to last two years.

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EU: Resistance grows to ritual slaughter ban

| 10/06/2011 | Reply
EU: Resistance grows to ritual slaughter ban

Resistance is growing to the proposed ban on ritual slaughter which would stop the production of kosher and halal meat in the Netherlands, the Volkskrant reports on Thursday.

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Opinion: What’s an Islamic Brand?

| 10/06/2011 | Reply
Opinion: What’s an Islamic Brand?

Existing brands are taking a keen interest in the global Muslim consumer segment. It’s the new ‘growth opportunity’ for brands to capitalise on. Rightfully so, given the purchasing power and need for brands in this segment.

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Opinion: An Islamic approach to ethical consumerism

| 09/06/2011 | Reply
Opinion: An Islamic approach to ethical consumerism

Until recently, halal foods were defined only by ritual slaughter and mass-market production. But today’s ethical consumer trends are making the industry take a second look at what halal really means.

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Opinion: Trip to the Balkans – Part 1

| 09/06/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Trip to the Balkans –  Part 1

It was my first visit to the Balkans, where I was doing a series of Halal Workshops, and I was struck by the natural beauty of the region. They all have plenty to offer; great views of nature, beautiful mountain ranges, sprawling valleys, historic old towns… really great places to explore!

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UK: Meat Management Awards 2011 – Best Poultry Product

| 09/06/2011 | Reply
UK: Meat Management Awards 2011 – Best Poultry Product

This year saw Lancashire based family firm Gafoor Poultry Products awarded as a
finalist in the best poultry product category with two entries from their own brand ‘Gafoor Pure Halal’.

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Opinion: You Had Me at ‘Halal’

| 09/06/2011 | Reply
Opinion: You Had Me at ‘Halal’

USA: By Lori Coman I recently had the pleasure of meeting the highly engaging and extremely energetic Maria Omar, director of media relations for the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA). Maria was manning their booth at the National Restaurant Association Show … the second time IFANCA exhibited there. They’ve been a presence […]

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Russia: Russian Muslims keen on penetrating Global Halal Market

| 09/06/2011 | Reply
Russia: Russian Muslims keen on penetrating Global Halal Market

The feedback from over 500 participants was that this year’s Moscow Halal Expo was a huge success in showcasing the diversity of local Halal products and services, as well as highlighting the potentials of 27 million-plus Muslims in Russia.

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Vietnam: Nation to comply with Halal requirements

| 09/06/2011 | Reply
Vietnam: Nation to comply with Halal requirements

Speaking at a workshop held yesterday in HCM City by the EU-Viet Nam Multi-bilateral Trade Assistance Project (MUTRAP III) and the Ministry of Industry and Trade, experts said raising exporters’ awareness of Halal standards was crucial for market penetration.

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India: Intertek forays into Halal Certification in India

| 09/06/2011 | Reply
India: Intertek forays into Halal Certification in India

Intertek, global leader in quality and safety solutions serving a wide range of industires, is extending its food certification expertise to include Halal Certification in India.

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UK: Essential introduces Halal catering stocks

| 08/06/2011 | Reply
UK: Essential introduces Halal catering stocks

Essential Cuisine has introduced a new range of Halal stocks that meet Halal Food Agency guidelines. Available in chicken, vegetable, beef and lamb flavours, the stocks are suitable for those catering for diets that require Halal dishes

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USA: A (Uni)Vision For Life After A Mass Market

| 08/06/2011 | Reply
USA: A (Uni)Vision For Life After A Mass Market

No longer can American businesses get away with chasing a single group of consumers—that is, whites.The challenge for businesses is to figure out the best way to cater to the growing numbers of Hispanics, Asians, Muslims, and the fastest-growing group of young Americans, the 4.2 million under 18 who call themselves multiracial.

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