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Singapore: More Halal options in supermarkets

| 25/08/2011 | Reply
Singapore: More Halal options in supermarkets

NTUC FairPrice said it has seen a 20 per cent increase in Muslim customers at one branch. The chain boasts about 4,000 halal food products, and 15 of its branches have areas that sell halal-only products certified by MUIS.

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First Halal certified restaurant in BiH and the region of Balkan

| 25/08/2011 | Reply
First Halal certified restaurant in BiH and the region of Balkan

Restaurant “Terasa” Ilidža (Sarajevo) is the first halal certified restaurant in BiH and the region of Balkan that has implemented the requirements of Halal standard BAS 1049:2010 and Halal Certification Guide for Service, and its preparation and serving of halal food align to the needs of consumers.

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USA: Eating at your desk ups food poisoning risk

| 25/08/2011 | Reply
USA: Eating at your desk ups food poisoning risk

Results of a new survey reveal the majority of Americans are playing Russian roulette with food safety by eating at their desks.

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Malaysia: Private Laboratories Can Be Used For Halal Status Testing

| 25/08/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Private Laboratories Can Be Used For Halal Status Testing

At the meeting, the food industry players were also allowed to appoint representatives for talks with Jakim on DNA testing on their products and other related matters.

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Productivity in Ramadan 2011 Survey Results Provide Concrete Recommendations for Employers & Governments

| 25/08/2011 | Reply
Productivity in Ramadan 2011 Survey Results Provide Concrete Recommendations for Employers & Governments

DinarStandard™, a Muslim market research and business media firm, and ProductiveMuslim Ltd, a productivity training and media firm, have joined forces to deliver a ground-breaking study that presents a fact-based assessment of the state of productivity during Ramadan across the world.

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Pakistan: Advertisements for Halal food on the rise

| 24/08/2011 | Reply
Pakistan: Advertisements for Halal food on the rise

Currently, Pakistan has no laws on halal product certification but in March 2011 a team of Malaysian experts in halal certification visited the country to advise the Sindh government on creating a regulatory framework for halal certification.

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Malaysia: OSK-UOB Islamic Fund Management launches Global Food Islamic Equity Fund

| 23/08/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: OSK-UOB Islamic Fund Management launches Global Food Islamic Equity Fund

The fund, which will tap into the massive potential growth of the halal food industry, has an approved fund size of 400 million units or US$67.36 million. Chief Executive Officer Md Noor A. Rahman is optimistic over the fund as it is the world’s first halal fund.

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Saudi Arabia: Central bank sees moderate inflation

| 21/08/2011 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Central bank sees moderate inflation

Saudi Arabia imports the bulk of its food needs. Muhammad al-Jasser, the governor of Sama, the country’s central bank, has repeatedly said that inflationary pressures, caused mainly by an increase in global food prices, are worrying.

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High Food Prices Threaten Poorest: World Bank

| 21/08/2011 | Reply
High Food Prices Threaten Poorest: World Bank

Food prices near record peaks and volatility in commodity markets are driving the lives of the world’s poorest people to the edge of survival, the World Bank warned on Monday. Global food prices in July were 33% higher than a year ago.

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UK: Leicester woman fulfils halal cosmetics firm dream

| 19/08/2011 | Reply
UK: Leicester woman fulfils halal cosmetics firm dream

A mother of two fulfilled her dream to have her own Halal make-up collection. In July, with the help of her husband and family, she launched Miracle Halal Mineralz.

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Malaysia: Kelantan collects Zakat in Shariah money

| 19/08/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Kelantan collects Zakat in Shariah money

Exactly one year ago, on 12 August 2010, a small north-eastern state of Malaysia made a revolutionary step that may well have an impact on the modern world history: the government of Kelantan introduced bi-metallic medium of exchange, Islamic Gold Dinar and Silver Dirham, known in the history and tradition of Islam as Shariah Money.

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UK agency warns about ‘Zam Zam’ water on sale

| 18/08/2011 | Reply
UK agency warns about ‘Zam Zam’ water on sale

The government’s Food Standard s Agency (FSA) in Britain has advised Muslims that they should consider avoiding drinking bottled water described or labelled as Zam Zam water. As per Saudi Arabian law, export of Zam Zam water for sale is illegal and the British regulator was uncertain about the origin of the bottled water on sale.

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UAE: Muslim Holiday-makers head to ‘now affordable’ Europe

| 18/08/2011 | Reply
UAE: Muslim Holiday-makers head to ‘now affordable’ Europe

Holiday-makers from Qatar are heading to destinations in Europe, making use of the present economic frost sweeping across the euro zone countries, tourism industry experts have observed.

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Corruption index 2010 from Transparency International

| 18/08/2011 | Reply
Corruption index 2010 from Transparency International

The Corruption Index is always controversial, but it can be a guide to who you might want to do business with. Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) is the world’s most credible measure of of domestic, public sector corruption.

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UK: Nando’s halal call

| 17/08/2011 | Reply
UK: Nando’s halal call

A PETITION has been set up to add halal meat to the menu at the new Nando’s restaurant in Peterborough city centre.

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Can Indonesia serve as a World Halal Certification Centre?

| 16/08/2011 | Reply
Can Indonesia serve as a World Halal Certification Centre?

Indonesia, as the world’s largest Muslim country with a population of about 237.6 million, wants to serve as a world certification center for halal goods in line with the increasing popularity of halal products among both Muslim and non-Muslim consumers.

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UK: Middle Eastern visitors favour Westfield London

| 16/08/2011 | Reply
UK: Middle Eastern visitors favour Westfield London

July has seen a large influx of Middle Eastern shoppers to Westfield London shopping centre, while retailers have reported uplift in Middle Eastern customers mainly from Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, including members of Gulf Royal families as regular Westfield London visitors.

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Malaysia: Jakim Confirms ‘Pure Creamery Butter-Golden Churn’ Is Non-Halal

| 16/08/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Jakim Confirms ‘Pure Creamery Butter-Golden Churn’ Is Non-Halal

With the product being confirmed non-Halal, he advised holders and new applicants of the Halal certificate who use the product to change it with other type of butter which is certified Halal and to keep the purchase receipt of the new product as proof.

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Opinion: Islamic Finance industry needs consolidation

| 16/08/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Islamic Finance industry needs consolidation

Rushdi Siddiqui asks: what about consolidation among Islamic industry bodies, such as AAOIFI (Accounting and Auditing Organisation of Islamic Financial Institutions), IIRA (International Islamic Rating Agency), IIFM (International Islamic Financial Market) and CIBAFI (General Council for Islamic Banks and Financial Institutions)?

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Pakistan fails to gain much in Halal brand market

| 16/08/2011 | Reply
Pakistan fails to gain much in Halal brand market

Currently, almost all countries exporting Halal products are non-Muslim. Brazil, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, France, Thailand and India are the leading countries exporting Halal products. Last year, India exported Halal brand products worth $21 billion. Awareness about Halal is higher in countries where Muslims are in minority.

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