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Saudi Arabia: Brazilian commercial mission in Riyadh to spur Saudi trade

| 13/02/2012 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Brazilian commercial mission in Riyadh to spur Saudi trade

Forty-seven Brazilian companies from the sectors such as food, beverages and agribusiness; machinery and equipment; and house and civil construction aim boost trade ties with potential local buyers from Saudi Arabia.

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Malaysia: Pet food to be featured for the first time at halal products exhibition

| 09/02/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: Pet food to be featured for the first time at halal products exhibition

The exhibition, being held on the 4-7 April, is part of Malaysia Halal Week 2012, which also includes the World Halal Research Summit (WHRS) on the 4-5 April and the 7th World Halal Forum (WHF) 2012 on the 2-3 April.

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Malaysia: Halal Product Exports To Rise 10 Per Cent To RM33 Billion This Year

| 08/02/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal Product Exports To Rise 10 Per Cent To RM33 Billion This Year

Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation chief executive officer Wong Lai Sum told reporters that softening global economic conditions would impact the growth of the global halal industry. She said the expectation was in line with the World Trade Organisation (WTO)’s projection of a moderate industry growth of 3.3 per cent this year.

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EU: 5th International Halal Food Conference in Brussels

| 07/02/2012 | Reply
EU: 5th International Halal Food Conference in Brussels

The Halal Food Council of Europe (HFCE) announces the 5th International Halal Food Conference on March 23, 2012 in Brussels, Belgium. The theme of the conference is Halal Market Potential: A Global Force.

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UAE: Processed foods ‘claim 50pc of F&B market’

| 01/02/2012 | Reply
UAE: Processed foods ‘claim 50pc of F&B market’

Demand for processed food is growing rapidly across all food and beverage categories in the Middle East, and accounts for 50 per cent of the food market in the region, say the organisers of Gulfood in Dubai.

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Malaysia: Commercial Halal collagen

| 11/12/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Commercial Halal collagen

Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) researcher Prof Dr Jamilah Bakar has discovered that the spiny-finned freshwater fish tilapia is a rich source of collagen. She then introduced it to biotech company Bionic Lifesciences. “We are the first in the region to produce halal aquatic collagen,” she said.

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Malaysia: UAE business women look at opportunities in Islamic Finance and Halal food

| 08/12/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: UAE business women look at opportunities in Islamic Finance and Halal food

President of the Abu Dhabi Business Women Council and chief operating officer of Al Jaber Group Fatima Al Jaber said Islamic finance and halal food were the two mutual areas that Malaysia and UAE could work together.

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Viet Nam: Confab promotes Mideast trade

| 08/12/2011 | Reply
Viet Nam: Confab promotes Mideast trade

Exports were likely to reach approximately $2.4 billion by the end of the year, up 69 per cent year-on-year. Despite these encouraging results, Viet Nam was still faced with several barriers in fostering trade relations with the Middle East, such as cumbersome administrative procedures, political instability and insufficient market information, Hoøa said. They were also urged to win Halal certification, necessary if the firms wanted to effectively access the market.

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Malaysia: Muslim PR Practitioners Should Correct Misconception Of Islam

| 07/12/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Muslim PR Practitioners Should Correct Misconception Of Islam

The first global congress for Muslim PR practitioners was jointly held by the International Islamic University Malaysia and Tehran-based Kargozar PR Institute. The conference focused on presentations, dialogues and panel discussions, comprising of more than 200 delegates from Malaysia and neighbouring countries.

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Malaysia: Matrade’s 2012 Work Programme To Meet Government Initiatives

| 07/12/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Matrade’s 2012 Work Programme To Meet Government Initiatives

A key component of the 2012 Work Programme will be the execution and delivery of more than 120 trade promotion activities that involves participation in international trade fairs, Specialised Marketing Missions (SMM), promotion booths, In-coming Buying Missions (IBM), joint promotion activities and the organising of three exhibitions.

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‘Philippines products need more exposure in Kuwaiti market’

| 27/11/2011 | Reply
‘Philippines products need more exposure in Kuwaiti market’

The Philippines needs more exposure to a ‘highly competitive Kuwaiti market,’ said Dr Hani M Al-Mazeedi, Associate Research Scientist at the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR).

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Opinion: Islam-centric branding and marketing essential for global businesses

| 18/11/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Islam-centric branding and marketing essential for global businesses

Businesses are failing to make the most of one of the world’s fastest-growing markets, according to an international expert in Islamic marketing, Jon Wilson from the University of Greenwich. Islam-centric branding and marketing are essential for global companies, he argues, pointing out that Muslims make up a quarter of the world’s consumers.

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Halal Products Exhibited in Kazakhstan

| 24/10/2011 | 1 Reply
Halal Products Exhibited in Kazakhstan

The 2nd edition of Kazakhstan International Halal Expo 2011 and KazFood 2011 was held by the Expo Damu Company and the Association of Halal Industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Astana.

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Pakistan: Multilateral Investment and Trade Conference 2011 & Expo

| 23/10/2011 | Reply
Pakistan: Multilateral Investment and Trade Conference 2011 & Expo

Halal raw materials for export were one of the topics focused on at the event. KCCI President Mian Abrar Ahmad highlighted the potential for Halal Foods during a meeting with foreign delegations .

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Pakistan: Energy, security challenges not insurmountable: UK Diplomat

| 23/10/2011 | Reply
Pakistan: Energy, security challenges not insurmountable: UK Diplomat

The British Deputy High Commissioner in Pakistan, spoke at a reception for a UK trade delegation visiting the 6th Expo Pakistan 2011.
UK-Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Syed Qamar Raza also said huge potential existed for increasing bilateral trade as there was immense demand of quality halal food products in the UK which Pakistan could export.

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Malaysia: Compete On Price And Quality, Malaysian Halal Firms Urged

| 12/10/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Compete On Price And Quality, Malaysian Halal Firms Urged

Halal Development Corporation chief executive officer Datuk Seri Jamil Bidin said the companies should equip themselves with enough knowledge on price, branding and quality competitiveness at the HalFest 2011 launch today.

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Malaysia: Halfest 2011 Eyes 50,000 Visitors, RM28 Mln Sales

| 12/10/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Halfest 2011 Eyes 50,000 Visitors, RM28 Mln Sales

Halfest chief executive officer Mohd Shukri Abdullah said that while MIHAS has expanded and focuses on companies that are capable of exporting their products, Halfest is a new platform for companies that have yet to come up with exportable products.

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UAE Eyes on Lucrative Chinese Market amid Euro Debt Crisis

| 08/10/2011 | Reply
UAE Eyes on Lucrative Chinese Market amid Euro Debt Crisis

The large population of China and other Eastern countries as well as the growth in their markets make them a very attractive investment destination not only for the UAE investors but also for Americans and Europeans. As concerns rise over the Euro debt crisis and the global debt crisis mainly in developed countries, investors are becoming more risk averse

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Pakistan: International Halal Conference & Expo

| 06/10/2011 | Reply
Pakistan: International Halal Conference & Expo

For the promotion of Halal Industry all over the world an International Conference is being organized on 14- 15 December, 2011 in Lahore. The delegated from 16 countries are participating in the conference with the object to introduce Pakistani halal products to the rest of the world, thereby boosting the exports of Pakistan.

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Vietnamese businesses look to export Halal products

| 29/09/2011 | Reply
Vietnamese businesses look to export Halal products

A seminar to boost trade in Halal products was held in Kuala Lumpur on the 27 September. The event was jointly organised by the Vietnamese Embassy in Malaysia, and the Chinese Chambers of Industry and Commerce of Kuala Lumpur and Selangor.

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