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Turkey: First International Halal Accreditation Forum held in Istanbul

| 28/10/2013 | Reply
Turkey: First International Halal Accreditation Forum held in Istanbul

Prime Minister of Turkey, addressed the inaugural ceremony of International Halal Accreditation Forum (IHAF), and welcomed all the international experts of the Halal Industry that came from different parts of the world.

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Saudi Arabia: KSA biggest Gulf food consumer by 2017

| 24/10/2013 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: KSA biggest Gulf food consumer by 2017

Gulf countries will consume 49.1 million tons of food annually by the end of 2017, with the UAE the largest consumer per capita among the six Arabian Gulf states.

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Opinion: World Islamic Economic Forum needs to under-promise and over-deliver

| 24/10/2013 | Reply
Opinion: World Islamic Economic Forum needs to under-promise and over-deliver

The WIEF is not just about Islamic finance, there will many other subjects covered, like US$2.3 trillion halal industry, but the US$1.3 trillion niche market seems to be the anchor tenant of the event. Why?

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Germany: First Halal Expo for German Speaking Markets

| 24/10/2013 | Reply
Germany: First Halal Expo for German Speaking Markets

The German speaking Halal market is comprised of approximately 5 million Muslim consumers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, with sales figures for Halal products amounting to around 4-5 billion Euro per year.

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Malaysia: First Halal Pharmaceutical Gathering in Malaysia

| 10/10/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: First Halal Pharmaceutical Gathering in Malaysia

Malaysia will host the CPhI International Halal Pharmaceutical Summit 2013 (IHPS), gathering leading halal and pharmaceutical regulators, buyers, distributors, as well as global and regional manufactures.

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UAE: Dubai Exports joins UAE display at Anuga in Germany

| 08/10/2013 | Reply
UAE: Dubai Exports joins UAE display at Anuga in Germany

Dubai’s increasing emphasis on manufacturing and the expanding facilities for exports and re-exports have also enabled the local food and beverage industry to compete globally.

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Turkey: TSE to issue halal food certificates in Europe

| 08/10/2013 | Reply
Turkey:  TSE to issue halal food certificates in Europe

The Turkish Standards Institution (TSE) announced on Sunday plans to begin issuing halal food certificates in Europe to address growing demands by Muslim-Turkish consumers in Europe.

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Brunei: Boosting Brunei Halal Brand’s presence

| 07/10/2013 | Reply
Brunei: Boosting Brunei Halal Brand’s presence

H.M. Sultan of Brunei Darussalam’s anticipated visit to London for the World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) at the end of this month will be flanked with networking opportunities for the Brunei delegation.

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Malaysia: Halfest 2013 On Track To Achieve Visitor Target

| 05/10/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: Halfest 2013 On Track To Achieve Visitor Target

The exhibition has 600 booths covering halal consumables such as food and beverages and non-consumable products such as cosmetics, as well as herbal products, packaging and food processing machinery.

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Malaysia: CIMB Islamic Receives Loan Applications Worth RM100 Million At Halfest 2013

| 05/10/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: CIMB Islamic Receives Loan Applications Worth RM100 Million At Halfest 2013

Applications and leads came from SME entrepreneurs across businesses such as food and beverages, pharmaceuticals and perfumeries.

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Malaysia: Global Halal Sector Is A Great Market To Explore

| 04/10/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: Global Halal Sector Is A Great Market To Explore

The third Halfest, which is being held for five days, offers the platform for almost 500 small and medium entrepreneurs (SMEs) to enhance their market reach in the halal sector.

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UK: London Festival Celebrates Halal Food

| 29/09/2013 | Reply
UK: London Festival Celebrates Halal Food

Accommodating the fast growing Muslims population in Britain, the first Halal food exhibition has been held in London to showcase the diversity of halal food, with dozens of exhibitors reflecting a growing market for the new industry all over the world.

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UK: Halal food ‘changing restaurant landscape’

| 28/09/2013 | Reply
UK: Halal food ‘changing restaurant landscape’

According to the latest census, there are 2.7 million Muslims in the UK with a spending power of over estimated in the region of £20bn. The population is rising and in the capital more than one in 10 inhabitants is now Muslim.

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Opinion: Why is Halal food so hard to find in Britain?

| 26/09/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Why is Halal food so hard to find in Britain?

Halal meat accounts for up to 15% of meat sales in the UK yet the options for Muslim foodies, or ‘haloodies’, are limited. But a new halal food festival hopes to highlight a market waiting to be tapped.

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Russia: KazanSummit 2013

| 24/09/2013 | Reply
Russia:  KazanSummit 2013

KazanSummit is jointly organized by the Administration of the President of the Republic of Tatarstan and the Federation Council. Tatarstan is becoming the center for international cooperation.

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Malaysia wants Islamic finance industry to ‘look west’

| 24/09/2013 | Reply
Malaysia wants Islamic finance industry to ‘look west’

With the backing of Maybank Islamic Bhd, the World Islamic Economic Foundation (WIEF) is working together with the Greater London Authority to boost trade and investment between Malaysia, the Association of South-East Asian Nations (Asean) and the UK.

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Opinion: Move over organic – the new big business in food is halal

| 22/09/2013 | Reply
Opinion:  Move over organic – the new big business in food is halal

One company seeking to profit from Britain’s taste for halal, worth an estimated £3bn, is DB Foods, the country’s largest meat wholesaler. This week they will launch a new online business, halal2go, to sell direct to consumers.

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UAE: Dubai Exports lines up local food trade at premier Russian show

| 18/09/2013 | Reply
UAE: Dubai Exports lines up local food trade at premier Russian show

The UAE is one of Russia’s leading economic partners and bilateral trade between the two countries rose by 7.5 per cent during the first half of 2013 to reach AED3.3 billion (US$879 million).

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China: Halal food helps Ningxia explore int’l market

| 16/09/2013 | Reply
China: Halal food helps Ningxia explore int’l market

The government of Wuzhong City, the home of Islamic Hui ethnic group, is building a halal industrial park to integrate research, design, manufacture, processing and trade for the halal industry.

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Saudi Arabia: KSA’s first F&B show a gateway to $70bn market

| 16/09/2013 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: KSA’s first F&B show a gateway to $70bn market

Saudi Arabia’s first international F&B trade show will provide a gateway to the $70bn market opportunity, attracting more than 20,000 industry professionals from the MENA region.

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