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Indonesia: Govt’ to Establish Halal Industrial Region in 2015

| 30/10/2013 | Reply
Indonesia: Govt’ to Establish Halal Industrial Region in 2015

It is estimated that a Halal industrial region will be established in 2015, and that the government will stipulate a standardization for the region next year.

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UK: Forum shows support for Halal assurance scheme

| 29/10/2013 | Reply
UK: Forum shows support for Halal assurance scheme

Delegates at EBLEX’s first Halal forum, dedicated to airing issues affecting the Halal market, overwhelmingly showed their support for the proposed scheme.

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Philippines: DOST to hold 3rd National Halal Forum in Manila

| 29/10/2013 | Reply
Philippines:  DOST to hold 3rd National Halal Forum in Manila

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) will hold ITS 3rd National Halal Forum in Metro Manila as part of the government’s efforts to develop the halal economy in the country.

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UK: Eblex research reveals halal consumers’ priorities

| 28/10/2013 | Reply
UK: Eblex research reveals halal consumers’ priorities

Not stunning animals before slaughter is acceptable, according to 50% of UK Muslims in a recent survey. However, MeatInfo.co.uk can reveal, 12% disagreed and said animals could be stunned.

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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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Pakistan: Halal products’ certification law demanded

| 27/10/2013 | Reply
Pakistan: Halal products’ certification law demanded

The legislation of Halal products’ certification and their standardisation must be discussed and approved by the parliament. The law should cover all the aspects regarding the Halal products.

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Opinion: Islamic finance and food sector need convergence

| 27/10/2013 | Reply
Opinion:  Islamic finance and food sector need convergence

From the perspective of the Islamic economy, these two sectors clearly belong together, but it will take time and some imaginative, bold moves to bring them closer together.

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Global Islamic Economy Summit attracts key industry sponsors

| 26/10/2013 | Reply
Global Islamic Economy Summit attracts key industry sponsors

GIES aims to initiate dialogue on the integrated sectors of the Islamic Economy, covering Islamic financial services, Halal food, Halal Lifestyle, Halal Travel, SME Development and Islamic Economy Infrastructure.

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UK: New Halal assurance standard consultation launched

| 25/10/2013 | Reply
UK: New Halal assurance standard consultation launched

Eblex said the industry challenge was to create a standard that people in the “stun camp and the non-stun camp” could adopt.

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Korea: Korean food certified halal by Jakim

| 25/10/2013 | Reply
Korea: Korean food certified halal by Jakim

Korea Malaysia Trading Sdn Bhd hopes to increase its sales revenue by 50% in 2014 from RM40mil to RM60mil after gaining halal certification from the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim).

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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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Vietnam seeks investments in Malaysia’s halal sector

| 24/10/2013 | Reply
Vietnam seeks investments in Malaysia’s halal sector

Vietnam wants Malaysians to invest in the halal industry there to tap the growing demand for halal products globally.

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Opinion: Innovation: Nasa technology… and a prayer mat

| 20/10/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Innovation: Nasa technology… and a prayer mat

The Timez5 physiological prayer mat is a Canadian product sourced from a complex domestic and global supply chain of high performance space age based materials.

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Indonesia: Aussie firms paying inflated price to have Halal certification

| 19/10/2013 | Reply
Indonesia: Aussie firms paying inflated price to have Halal certification

The Indonesian Council of Ulama (MUI), the top Islamic body which orders Fatwa religious rulings, is dictating how much Australian companies must pay to have their food certified as Halal.

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Dubai: 3rd Global Halal Trade & Logistics Summit

| 19/10/2013 | Reply
Dubai: 3rd Global Halal Trade & Logistics Summit

The interactive programme, from the 22-23 October, hosts 20 leading international speakers who will discuss key topics on harmonising Global Halal Trade, Supply Chain & Logistics.

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Malaysia’s Halal export growth on uptrend

| 19/10/2013 | Reply
Malaysia’s Halal export growth on uptrend

The government expects the growth of Malaysia’s halal export to increase in line with the country’s total trade expansion which is projected at three per cent this year.

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Opinion: Confusion between Means and Ends can Lead to Betrayal

| 18/10/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Confusion between Means and Ends can Lead to Betrayal

Over the time of the Eid al Ahda sacrifice, Dr Tariq Ramadan reflects on how blind adherence to the form can lead us to betray the substance of the Prophetic teaching.

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Malaysia: Star Cruise opens Halal restaurant for Muslims

| 16/10/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: Star Cruise opens Halal restaurant for Muslims

Holidays aboard a cruise ship are hardly new in the tourism industry, but somehow, it has yet to attract much attention from Muslim tourists, particularly from Malaysia.

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Sweden: Swedish Parents Furious Over Halal Meat In Schools

| 15/10/2013 | Reply
Sweden: Swedish Parents Furious Over Halal Meat In Schools

Schools in southern Sweden have been serving halal chicken in their school cafeterias for four years, but some students’ parents only recently found out and were furious at the news.

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Opinion: Connecting Islamic liquidity with Halal opportunity

| 12/10/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Connecting Islamic liquidity with Halal opportunity

The Halal industry needs capital and the Islamic finance industry has surplus liquidity and limited investment opportunities; so why aren’t the two working together, asks Rushdi Siddiqui.

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