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Malaysia: 60% of halal product manufacturers non-Muslims, says minister

| 07/09/2019
Malaysia: 60% of halal product manufacturers non-Muslims, says minister

Data from the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) shows that more than 60% of halal product manufacturers are multinational companies owned by non-Muslims.

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Indonesia: High duties hit halal exports to OIC countries

| 04/09/2019
Indonesia: High duties hit halal exports to OIC countries

Indonesia has a huge potential of halal exports including food products, medicines, cosmetics, and Muslim garments that has yet to be fully explored.

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HDC: Malaysia’s halal cosmetics, personal care products in high demand in India

| 04/09/2019
HDC: Malaysia’s halal cosmetics, personal care products in high demand in India

Malaysia’s halal cosmetics and personal care products are in great demand in India despite the slower sales growth recorded in 2018.

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Africa Halal Week returns to Cape Town

| 27/08/2019
Africa Halal Week returns to Cape Town

Wesgro CEO, Tim Harris said, “Africa Halal Week is a key component of our effort in this regard, as we position ourselves as the Halal export hub of the African continent.”

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UK: Why are shops in Iraq stocking up on Scottish sweets?

| 09/08/2019 | Reply
UK: Why are shops in Iraq stocking up on Scottish sweets?

In northern Iraq, shops are rushing to fill their shelves with sweets. The Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha, or Festival of the Sacrifice, is approaching – and it is an important part of the year for confectionery businesses.

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Canada: Toronto Halal Food Fest Attracts Large Crowds

| 23/07/2019 | Reply
Canada: Toronto Halal Food Fest Attracts Large Crowds

Overall, the Halal Food Fest shared a glimpse of the multicultural Canadian Muslim community while giving insight into the food industry.

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Indonesia seeks lead in global modest-fashion industry

| 18/07/2019 | Reply
Indonesia seeks lead in global modest-fashion industry

It stands to reason that Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country, would be a leader in this booming multibillion-dollar industry.

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Germany: New trade show dedicated to Halal products is launching in March 2020

| 08/07/2019 | Reply
Germany: New trade show dedicated to Halal products is launching in March 2020

Deutsche Messe is launching HALAL HANNOVER, a new trade show for halal products, being held on the 6 to 8 March next year. It will be open to trade visitors on all three days.

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UK: London VC Hambro Perks to invest in ‘two to three’ Islamic startups

| 04/07/2019 | Reply
UK: London VC Hambro Perks to invest in ‘two to three’ Islamic startups

The UK has rubberstamped its reputation as Europe’s Islamic economy hub by hosting its first halal startup pitch event.

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UAE Minister of State for Food Security H.E. Mariam Almheiri Takes Part in 41st FAO Conference

| 30/06/2019 | Reply
UAE Minister of State for Food Security H.E. Mariam Almheiri Takes Part in 41st FAO Conference

H.E. underlined the mission of the National Food Security Strategy to establish the UAE as a world leader in innovative food security.

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Indonesia calls for halal industry to be a focus for Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle

| 24/06/2019 | Reply
Indonesia calls for halal industry to be a focus for Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle

Indonesia underlined 3 areas of cooperation for IMT-GT to focus on namely connectivity, sustainable and inclusive economic development, and the Halal industry.

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USA: Summer Fancy Food Show 23-25, Javits Center, NY, USA

| 21/06/2019 | Reply
USA: Summer Fancy Food Show 23-25, Javits Center, NY, USA

At Summer Fancy Show – Riz Global Foods is introducing North America’s first and largest assortment of frozen, value added boxed lamb and wagyu beef products.

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MoUs boost Brunei, Bangladesh ties in trade, investment

| 27/05/2019 | Reply
MoUs boost Brunei, Bangladesh ties in trade, investment

One of the MoUs signed was between Brunei’s Ghanim International Corporation Sdn Bhd and Bangladesh’s Taj Food Industries Ltd, a subsidiary of the Nizam Group of Companies.

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Malaysia: HDC to enter 10 new halal markets via One Belt, One Road initiative

| 22/05/2019 | Reply
Malaysia: HDC to enter 10 new halal markets via One Belt, One Road initiative

The new countries include Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Egypt, Turkmenistan, Iran, Tajikistan, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Africa is creating one of the world’s largest single markets. What does this mean for entrepreneurs?

| 20/05/2019 | Reply
Africa is creating one of the world’s largest single markets. What does this mean for entrepreneurs?

The Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is set to launch on 30th May. If every African country joins, it’s expected to be one of the world’s largest single markets.

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Canada: RIZ Global launches premium beef and lamb Halal products

| 09/05/2019 | Reply
Canada: RIZ Global launches premium beef and lamb Halal products

Syed, with his team of industry specialists quickly identify gaps in the Halal marketplace to provide premium, customized product solutions.

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Canada: Getting a handle on the halal consumer

| 09/05/2019 | Reply
Canada: Getting a handle on the halal consumer

Kevin Andrews, director of control brand marketing at Loblaw, which has its own halal brand called Sufra, added that at the end of the day halal consumers want good tasting food.

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Tatarstan exporters asking for compensation: “Crossing the border, our halal becomes not halal”

| 06/05/2019 | Reply
Tatarstan exporters asking for compensation: “Crossing the border, our halal becomes not halal”

“On the shelves of our stores, we see more pastel colours, because we associate it with natural products. China should have bright, ultra-bright colours.”

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Halal tourism is going mainstream

| 01/05/2019 | Reply
Halal tourism is going mainstream

Asia is leading the halal tourism industry, both in terms of inbound and outbound travel. The region has started to benefit from Muslim inbound travel expenditure. More Arab people are also exploring the globe now.

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