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Opinion: Dubai’s skyscrapers, stained by the blood of migrant workers

| 28/05/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Dubai’s skyscrapers, stained by the blood of migrant workers

Dubai seems to be a place where the worst of western capitalism and Gulf Arab racism meet in a horrible vortex. The Indian consulate in Dubai has revealed that at least two Indian expats commit suicide each week. There is something deeply sinister about Dubai luxury.

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UK: London’s Edgware Road is a crossroads of East and West

| 28/05/2011 | Reply
UK: London’s Edgware Road is a crossroads of East and West

This is the time of year when Edgware bursts into activity as visitors from the Gulf migrate to the fashionable London district to escape the summer heat. Edgware Road’s microculture hints at an intriguing global multicultural future for the Arab and Muslim worlds.

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Iran Vows to Unplug Internet

| 28/05/2011 | Reply
Iran Vows to Unplug Internet

Iran is taking steps toward an aggressive new form of censorship: a so-called national Internet that could, in effect, disconnect Iranian cyberspace from the rest of the world.

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Malaysia: SMEs to access the global market

| 28/05/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: SMEs to access the global market

SMALL and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Malaysia have been advised by the CEO of HDC to tap into the enormous potential offered by the multi-billion dollar global halal industry by getting a halal certification.

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Pakistan: PSQCA testing rates world’s lowest

| 26/05/2011 | Reply
Pakistan: PSQCA testing rates world’s lowest

Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority’s (PSQCA) testing rates are among the lowest compared to other world standard certification agencies. The Authority established Halal food standards in 2 years with the help of 14 members.

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Saudi Arabia: SFDA to monitor food imports from May 25

| 25/05/2011 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: SFDA to monitor food imports from May 25

JEDDAH: The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) will take over next month the monitoring of imported foodstuffs from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Mohamad bin Ahmed Alkanhal, executive president of the authority, announced yesterday.

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USA: California Must Label Genetically Engineered Fish

| 25/05/2011 | Reply
USA: California Must Label Genetically Engineered Fish

Looming over consumers is the likelihood that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will approve the raising and selling of GE salmon–without labeling–in the very near future. The engineered fish grow to maturity twice as fast as normal salmon.

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Germany: Munich Airport Opens Muslim Prayer Room in Terminal 1

| 25/05/2011 | Reply
Germany: Munich Airport Opens Muslim Prayer Room in Terminal 1

Serving as a gateway to the Middle East is Module C in Terminal 1, where airlines such as Emirates, Etihad Airways and Oman Air offer flights to major centers in the region. In addition to signage in German, English and Arabic, the food services in departure area feature halal menu selections.

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USA: A Look at the first ever Halal Food Investable Index

| 23/05/2011 | Reply
USA: A Look at the first ever Halal Food Investable Index

For all those who have wondered when and how the $1 trillion+ Islamic Finance industry and the estimated $640 billion+ world-wide ‘Halal’ food industry will ever connect—we hopefully now have a tool that will kick this off.

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Opinion: Gen Y and Islamic finance

| 23/05/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Gen Y and Islamic finance

There is an increasing disconnection between Islamic finance, the Halal Industry and the Muslim customers of tomorrow: the youth.

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UAE: Sharia-compliant bank products poised for strong global growth

| 23/05/2011 | Reply
UAE: Sharia-compliant bank products poised for strong global growth

An interview with David Vicary, Deloitte’s Global Islamic Finance Leader, to discuss the future of Islamic finance, the range of investment options it provides customers as well as to gauge the reasons for its growing popularity among investors.

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Brunei: MIPR – Polish Visit

| 23/05/2011 | Reply
Brunei: MIPR – Polish Visit

Brunei Halal brand, tourism industry and preferred list of industries promoted by the Sultanate were highlighted yesterday to Jerzy Wenderlich, Deputy Marshall of Sejm of the Republic of Poland and members of the Polish Parliament.

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USA: IFANCA presents world’s first Halal Foodservice Kit

| 23/05/2011 | Reply
USA: IFANCA presents world’s first Halal Foodservice Kit

The Halal Foodservice Kit is designed to assist foodservice professionals better serve consumers following halal dietary guidelines – whether hospital patients or college students. American-Muslims, 8 to 9 million, make up the majority of American halal consumers.

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Australia: Taking Stock

| 22/05/2011 | Reply
Australia: Taking Stock

An ABC interview on live trade of animals to Indonesia. The Indonesian people want to make change and want to improve things, and this has been seen quite significantly over the past five years – right at an industry level, at the facilities themselves, and also with the Indonesian government.

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Italy: First ‘Halal’ firm to supply restaurants and canteens

| 21/05/2011 | Reply
Italy: First ‘Halal’ firm to supply restaurants and canteens

Italy’s first-ever ‘Halal’ supplier has opened for business in Italy’s northern city of Bologna, selling meals prepared according to Islamic principles to restaurants and canteens in Italy and abroad.

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France: Staying Halal in Paris will not take you out of your way

| 21/05/2011 | Reply
France: Staying Halal in Paris will not take you out of your way

Paris is a treasure trove of restaurants showcasing food from all over the Middle East and North Africa, with a vast choice of patisseries and bakeries, gourmet caterers and halal butchers. Here is a short city guide for those looking to search for these places.

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Malaysia: Malaysia To Enhance Cooperation With Kazakhstan

| 21/05/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Malaysia To Enhance Cooperation With Kazakhstan

A statement issued by the Foreign Ministry here Friday night said both sides also agreed to enhance cooperation in halal food production, construction, transportation, tourism, agriculture and food security. The Malaysian prime minister will attend the 7th World Islamic Forum (WIEF) to be held in Astana, Kazakhstan from June 7 to 9.

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UK: New Cocoa Replacer developed to Combat Spiralling Prices

| 18/05/2011 | Reply
UK: New Cocoa Replacer developed to Combat Spiralling Prices

Fayrefield Foodtec has developed a new Halal certified cocoa replacer at a time when cocoa powder is soaring to £5 a kilo. This is coming at a time when manufacturers are finding margins under increasing pressure.

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Russia: Halal Expo Moscow-2011 exhibition to be held in Moscow

| 18/05/2011 | Reply
Russia: Halal Expo Moscow-2011 exhibition to be held in Moscow

Moscow Halal Expo 2011 is the opportunity for the Russian and foreign producers and businessmen to present themselves on an international level, to share experience and to establish useful business contacts. It will be held on May 26-28, 2011 in the largest International Exhibition Centre of Russia “Crocus Expo” in Moscow.

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UK: Halal Kitchen at Mill Wharf, Birmingham

| 18/05/2011 | Reply
UK: Halal Kitchen at Mill Wharf, Birmingham

Enta, based in Mill Wharf, provides halal food to businesses, social events and nurseries in the city. The Mill Wharf site, which offers catering and deliveries, was built by the social enterprise’s own construction trainees and tutors.

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