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France: Most French see Islam too influential in society: poll

| 25/10/2012 | Reply
France: Most French see Islam too influential in society: poll

The survey by pollster Ifop in Le Figaro newspaper showed that 60 percent of people believed that Islam was “too important” in France in terms of its influence and visibility, up from 55 percent two years ago.

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France: Halal beauty products – growth in France

| 27/09/2012 | Reply
France: Halal beauty products – growth in France

The French halal C&T market has been a tough nut to crack but there is potential for growth. French Muslims often having lower incomes and hence looking for bargains not available from higher priced imports.

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France: French Muslim Shoppers Demand Halal Foods

| 01/08/2012 | Reply
France: French Muslim Shoppers Demand Halal Foods

In the Paris suburb of Livry Gargan supermarkets and manufacturers are scrambling to meet the demand for halal products that meet Muslim dietary laws.

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Ramadan in France represents €350 million for retail business

| 20/07/2012 | Reply
Ramadan in France represents €350 million for retail business

In Ramadan, France’s Muslims, a community of roughly five million people, spend the most in food products.French polling firm IFOP found that 71% of Muslims in France observe Ramadan compared to 60% in 1989.

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UAE allows French beef imports

| 24/05/2012 | Reply
UAE allows French beef imports

The UAE’s Ministry of Environment and Water has authorised French beef meat imports into the country after negotiations the French Ministry of Agriculture. All the imported beef meat products will be halal certified by French organizations authorised by local authorities.

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Opinion: Making halal a legal reality in France

| 10/04/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Making halal a legal reality in France

France is home to the largest Muslim community in the Western world. For several years now, France’s national standardisation body AFNOR has been working with other standardisation bodies in Europe to develop a European halal standard.

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France: Halal market grows despite political polemics

| 05/04/2012 | Reply
France: Halal market grows despite political polemics

Some French politicians have seized on the spread of halal food to win votes. Producers selling their wares at Paris’s annual Paris Halal Expo are much more convinced it will bring something else: profit.

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France: Muslims Ease Cultural Tensions With French-Halal Food

| 03/04/2012 | Reply
France: Muslims Ease Cultural Tensions With French-Halal Food

Like many French Muslims, Kamil Saidi, who owns the restaurant, says he was disgusted by the recent political kerfuffle over halal, triggered by far right candidate Marine Le Pen’s charge that non-Muslims in Paris were unwittingly eating animals slaughtered in accordance with Islamic law.

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Opinion: Political bias against halal meat market

| 30/03/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Political bias against halal meat market

Pakistan’s private sector and commerce ministry have miserably failed to capture even a small share of the global halal market because of indifference, lethargy, poor business vision and short-sightedness.

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UK: ‘Cruel’ halal slaughter methods under attack in the UK

| 25/03/2012 | Reply
UK: ‘Cruel’ halal slaughter methods under attack in the UK

British ministers are seeking to change a law to ensure that meat slaughtered using Islamic, or halal, methods cannot be sold without proper labeling.

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France: Butchers beef up French presidential campaign

| 18/03/2012 | Reply
France: Butchers beef up French presidential campaign

President Nicolas Sarkozy has lamented the decline of the traditional French butcher and now wants all meat clearly marked—halal, kosher or French—while Prime Minister Francois Fillon has suggested the ritual slaughter of animals by Muslims and Jews is out of sync with modern times.

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France: Sarkozy, after bitter halal debate, visits main Paris mosque

| 14/03/2012 | Reply
France: Sarkozy, after bitter halal debate, visits main Paris mosque

Sarkozy met the mosque’s Imam and the French Muslim Council leader and said he told them “he did not want, in this electoral period, some of our compatriots to feel hurt by controversies that have no place here”.

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France: Halal meat drama enters election campaign

| 11/03/2012 | Reply
France: Halal meat drama enters election campaign

The confrontation between traditional Muslim ways and Europe’s Christian heritage has erupted in several European countries as the number of Muslims increases across the continent because of continuing immigration and the customary large families of Muslim immigrants. But it is particularly raw in France. This is true in part because it has emerged as an issue in the election campaign.

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France: French premier tries to soothe Jewish, Muslim leaders over animal slaughter practices

| 08/03/2012 | Reply
France: French premier tries to soothe Jewish, Muslim leaders over animal slaughter practices

For many, France’s prime minister Francois Fillon’s comments went too far. He hosted Jewish leaders Wednesday and was expected to meet with Muslim leaders Thursday in what appeared to be an attempt to ease concerns about his comments on French radio this week.

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French politicians urge scrapping kosher, halal

| 06/03/2012 | Reply
French politicians urge scrapping kosher, halal

In an effort to woo the far-right, French politicians continue to oppose traditional Abrahamic religions by suggesting that Muslims and Jews put an end to Halal and Kosher food laws.

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France: Meat bosses deny Halal claims

| 20/02/2012 | Reply
France: Meat bosses deny Halal claims

Front National presidential candidate Marine Le Pen made the statement in a speech in Lille, saying that “all the meat distributed in the Ile-de-France is halal”. She said that this was being done unknown by the consumer, adding that “all the abattoirs in Ile-de-France sell halal”. However professionals in the sector said Ms Le Pen had mixed up “distribution” and “slaughtering”.

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France: After Halal products and Halal stores, here comes HALAL Logistics

| 14/02/2012 | Reply
France: After Halal products and Halal stores, here comes HALAL Logistics

The Port of Marseille, with the strong support of the Malaysian government, is actively developing the Halal logistics sector. Intense lobbying is in place in order to convince logistic companies to move into this developing sector.

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UAE: Population growth spurs demand for food

| 14/02/2012 | Reply
UAE: Population growth spurs demand for food

Many international suppliers which export food to the UAE are reporting double digit growth in the last year. This growing demand is reflected in the high attendance figures of Gulfood 2012 which has attracted a sell-out participation from 88 countries and 110 international pavilions.

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France: Frozen Foods Success in French Halal Sector

| 10/02/2012 | Reply
France: Frozen Foods Success in French Halal Sector

The 10 per cent growth rate in the overall Halal market is clearly driven by the frozen products category. Savoury products alone total approx. €31 million (up 12 per cent). Frozen meats are one of the biggest contributors in terms of sales.

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EU: HSBC’s Islamic unit says funds to exceed $10bn

| 18/10/2011 | Reply
EU: HSBC’s Islamic unit says funds to exceed $10bn

Demand for Islamic funds has risen in the past three to six months as the global economic slowdown prompted investors to seek alternative investments to help manage risk, according to Germain Birgen, Luxembourg-based global head of HSBC Amanah Securities. The unit will help set up more than 30 Sharia-compliant funds globally.

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