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Malaysia: ECER targets RM2b investments from Mid-east each year

| 31/01/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: ECER targets RM2b investments from Mid-east each year

The East Coast Economic Region (ECER) of Malaysia, which targets RM2 billion in investments from the Middle East, expects funds inflow into halal manufacturing, agriculture and tourism.

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Pakistan: ‘1.5bn people world over consume Halal products’

| 30/01/2011 | Reply
Pakistan: ‘1.5bn people world over consume Halal products’

There are around 1.3 billion Muslims in the world and 1.5 billion Halal consumers, which means that one out of every four human beings consumes Halal products, former President KCCI Anjum Nisar said. He said availability of prepared convenience foods has become more and more important.

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Indonesia: MUI Eyes Authority Over Halal Assessment

| 28/01/2011 | Reply
Indonesia: MUI Eyes Authority Over Halal Assessment

The Indonesian Council of Ulema has urged the government to make it the only body authorized to issue halal certification, which will soon be regulated by an upcoming law.

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5 Reasons why the Malaysian Highways are the most Halal Friendly in the world!

| 27/01/2011 | Reply
5 Reasons why the Malaysian Highways are the most Halal Friendly in the world!

The most enjoyable part of driving along the highways of Malaysia for a Muslim traveller, are the Halal friendly facilities and services along the Highway. Here are five good reasons why they are probably the most Halal friendly highways in the world today.

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World Halal Forum to reconfirm Malaysia as thought leader in the Halal sector

| 27/01/2011 | Reply
World Halal Forum to reconfirm Malaysia as thought leader in the Halal sector

“We will bring a renewed spirit of creative vision and innovation to the WHF in 2011 that will re-confirm Malaysia’s role as a pivotal thought-leader in the Halal sector,” commented Abdalhamid Evans, Director of the World Halal Forum.

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Cooperation between Iran, Malaysia Benefits Muslim World

| 27/01/2011 | Reply
Cooperation between Iran, Malaysia Benefits Muslim World

Iran and Malaysia have expanded their bilateral relations and mutual cooperation in recent years, specially in the field of economy.

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Thailand urged to cash in on halal products at MIHAS

| 27/01/2011 | Reply
Thailand urged to cash in on halal products at MIHAS

Thailand is well placed to become a springboard for exports of Asean halal products to South Asia, the Middle East and the European Union, a Malaysian trade representative said yesterday.

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Malaysia’s ECER Eyes GCC Market

| 27/01/2011 | Reply
Malaysia’s ECER Eyes GCC Market

ECER will join a mission from Malaysia to attend the launch of “Invest Malaysia 2011” special report and forum in Abu Dhabi on January 30, which will be jointly officiated by the Malaysian Prime Minister, Dato’ Sri Najib Tun Razak and the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, HH General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

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USA: IFANCA to Speak at First Gulf Conference on Halal Industry and its Services in Kuwait

| 27/01/2011 | Reply
USA: IFANCA to Speak at First Gulf Conference on Halal Industry and its Services in Kuwait

Dr. Chaudry said that IFANCA was proud to be part of the historic conference, and wishes the conference goals’ to receive an astounding success. “The First Gulf Conference on Halal Industry and its Services will raise the global food and beverage industry’s awareness of halal to a higher level,” says Dr. Chaudry.

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Malaysia: Halal Malaysia Week 2011 To Emphasise Incoming Buying Mission Programme

| 26/01/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal Malaysia Week 2011 To Emphasise Incoming Buying Mission Programme

Matrade will leverage on the Halal Malaysia Week by organising the 8th Malaysia International Halal Showcase (MIHAS) from April 6-9 at the same venue as the World Halal Forum and the World Halal Research conference.

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Malaysia: WHF 2011 Underlines Malaysia’s Commitment To Halal Industry

| 26/01/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: WHF 2011 Underlines Malaysia’s Commitment To Halal Industry

The World Halal Forum 2011 (WHF 2011) will examine ways in which ethical and moral values are central to both the Halal industry and Islamic finance for creating a new economic paradigm that will shape the global marketplace over the coming decade.

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Pakistan: Global diversification: Engro acquires US-based food company

| 26/01/2011 | Reply
Pakistan: Global diversification: Engro acquires US-based food company

Engro Corporation is all set to enter the halal food business in North America as the company has signed an agreement with US-based Al Safa Halal to purchase its food business, Engro announced in a communique to the Karachi Stock Exchange on Tuesday.

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Brunei: Brunei keen on M’sia’s real estate, halal meat, hotel projects

| 26/01/2011 | Reply
Brunei: Brunei keen on M’sia’s real estate, halal meat, hotel projects

Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said Tuesday that Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah said the Brunei Investment Agency was also eyeing potential projects in halal meat production and also hotel projects.

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USA: Halal Comes to Campus Via Food Service Express

| 25/01/2011 | Reply
USA:  Halal Comes to Campus Via Food Service Express

Food Service Express (FSE), the parent company of HalalHealthy.com, has been presenting webinars and speaking at Muslim Students Association (MSA) conferences on successfully approaching campus administrators to bring halal to campus dining services.

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USA: Saffron Road Debut at Fancy Food Show a Huge Success

| 25/01/2011 | Reply
USA: Saffron Road Debut at Fancy Food Show a Huge Success

As a testament to its dedication to culinary art and the gourmet palate, New Hope Media, the premier publisher for the natural food industry, voted Saffron Road as “One of the Top 10 Hottest Products to watch for in 2011.

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NZ: Halal market opportunities at risk in NZ

| 25/01/2011 | Reply
NZ: Halal market opportunities at risk in NZ

New Zealand market opportunities in South Asia will be squandered unless New Zealand invests in promoting and advocating its Islamic Halal certification, according to the founder of Halal certification in New Zealand.

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Kuwait: Kuwait hosts ‘halal’ industry conference

| 25/01/2011 | Reply
Kuwait: Kuwait hosts ‘halal’ industry conference

This is the first Gulf conference on halal industry being organized here by the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs in collaboration with the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) and the food inspection commission of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

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Amanah Raya to help set up Islamic bank in Kazakhstan

| 25/01/2011 | Reply
Amanah Raya to help set up Islamic bank in Kazakhstan

Malaysian trustee company Amanah Raya Berhad is joining forces with Fattah Finance, a local Kazakh brokerage company, and the state-owned Development Bank of Kazakhstan to conduct a feasibility study to establish the second Islamic bank in the CIS country.

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Belgium: Plans for European halal-hub at Liege airport

| 24/01/2011 | Reply
Belgium: Plans for European halal-hub at Liege airport

The management of Liège Airport (Belgium) is planning to develop a European hub at the airport, dedicated to processing halal foods.

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UK: Is HMC becoming a bit too successful?

| 24/01/2011 | Reply
UK: Is HMC becoming a bit too successful?

This is an ongoing story with the British Muslims and going to the link for original story you might also be interested to read the ‘Comments’ on this article. What it shows clearly is the need for a Halal accreditation agency in the country. Will MCB be the ones to take that on as they declared in their MOU signing at the World Halal Forum Europe in November?

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