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Muslim Travel Boom

| 13/04/2013 | Reply
Muslim Travel Boom

THE international tourism industry is gradually awakening to an emerging travel market that is twice the size of China’s, and bigger than that of the US – affluent Muslim holidaymakers with money to spend.

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Opinion: Imams – The missing stakeholders in Islamic finance

| 12/04/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Imams – The missing stakeholders in Islamic finance

Imams may have heard of the Shariah scholars, but the opportunity for interactions with the latter is minimal, if at all, hence they do not “blind-faith” endorse products signed off by them.

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UK: Lamb abattoir in Wales closes today with loss of 300 jobs

| 11/04/2013 | Reply
UK: Lamb abattoir in Wales closes today with loss of 300 jobs

The move to close the plant was taken following the decision by its key customer, ASDA, to move its fresh lamb business to an alternative supplier.

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Denmark: Pork found in halal-marked salami

| 11/04/2013 | Reply
Denmark: Pork found in halal-marked salami

The agency did not disclose how much falsely marked meat had been sold or for how long it had been on the market. European countries have stepped up food controls in response to the recent food scandal.

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USA: Midamar Corporation Welcomes Return of Seized Funds

| 10/04/2013 | Reply
USA: Midamar Corporation Welcomes Return of Seized Funds

On March 1, 2013 the government officially returned all of the funds that were frozen and seized last October. The return of funds was not accompanied by any information or explanation as to why the raid or such seizure actions took place.

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Brazil agency targets food exports to Saudi

| 10/04/2013 | Reply
Brazil agency targets food exports to Saudi

Brazilian exports to Saudi Arabia were valued at $3 billion in 2012, according to recent figures, with around 585 Brazilian companies currently exporting various products, including chicken, sugar, maize, iron ore and soy among other items.

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EU: Dutch uncover large-scale meat fraud

| 10/04/2013 | Reply
EU: Dutch uncover large-scale meat fraud

Some 50,000 tonnes of meat supplied by two Dutch trading companies and sold as beef across Europe since January 2011 may have contained horsemeat. 132 companies in the Netherlands and some 370 more around Europe are affected.

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Opinion: Over 80% halal produced in the UK is covert …WHY?

| 10/04/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Over 80% halal produced in the UK is covert …WHY?

More meat and poultry is now produced as covert halal than ever before, which may act as a spanner in the works for a cohesive community. It is creating unnecessary hostility, as more and more people are being forced to consume halal without being told.

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USA: Halal United with the IFANCA International Halal Food Conference

| 10/04/2013 | Reply
USA: Halal United with the IFANCA International Halal Food Conference

Food bridges diverse cultures effectively, and it forged bonding at the International Halal Food Conference, hosted by the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA). The event brought together a multinational array of corporations.

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Saudi Arabia: Savola buys strategic stake in subsidiaries

| 09/04/2013 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Savola buys strategic stake in subsidiaries

The Saudi Arabia-based food conglomerate, has entered into a deal with Dammam-based Al-Muhaidib Holding Company, a key player in the kingdom’s food distribution sector, to acquire a 10 per cent stake in its subsidiary Savola Foods Company.

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Australia: Qantas takes pork off menu after Emirates tie-up

| 08/04/2013 | Reply
Australia:  Qantas takes pork off menu after Emirates tie-up

Australian airline Qantas Airways has removed food items containing pork and alcohol from its in-flight menu on routes that transit through Dubai starting 1 April.

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UK: Covert Halal damages British consumers Confidence

| 06/04/2013 | Reply
UK: Covert Halal damages British consumers Confidence

Naved Syed Board member of EBLEX Halal steering Group said that In his opinion the main problem with halal meat and poultry here in the UK is that so many companies are doing covert halal.

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China: Brunei, China to explore Halal food industry ventures

| 06/04/2013 | Reply
China: Brunei, China to explore Halal food industry ventures

The leaders encouraged enterprises of both China and Brunei to cooperate in developing ventures in the Halal food industry and fisheries industry and the international market.

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UK: Halal meat served in three-quarters of council-supported schools in Waltham Forest

| 04/04/2013 | Reply
UK: Halal meat served in three-quarters of council-supported schools in Waltham Forest

A total of 46 schools and academies supported by the local authority order only Halal meat from Waltham Forest Catering, their supplier.

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Moscow meat products to be tested for Halal certification abroad

| 03/04/2013 | Reply
Moscow meat products to be tested for Halal certification abroad

Halal products from Moscow’s Tsaritsyno meat processing plant will be examined in laboratories in Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) following recent reports that pig DNA has been detected in them.

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Saudi dairy firm Almarai sells $347m sukuk

| 02/04/2013 | Reply
Saudi dairy firm Almarai sells $347m sukuk

The issue, which has a floating interest rate, attracted orders worth SAR2.4bn from institutional investors inside Saudi Arabia, the statement said. The interest rate was not specified.

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Moscow Halal Business Forum will be held June 13-14 in Moscow

| 31/03/2013 | Reply
Moscow Halal Business Forum will be held June 13-14 in Moscow

Moscow will host the Moscow Halal Business Forum, which will bring together Halal industry players, Shariah experts and specialists in Islamic finance, academicians and government representatives.

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Belgium creates ‘Halal Club’ in Malaysia

| 30/03/2013 | Reply
Belgium creates ‘Halal Club’ in Malaysia

The Kuala lumpur-based Belgian Trade Commission is focusing the spotlight on one peculiar creation from Brussels in conjunction with the 10th Malaysia International Halal Showcase (MIHAS 2013).

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UK: Wafirah UK to tap Bruneians

| 29/03/2013 | Reply
UK: Wafirah UK to tap Bruneians

The Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources is expecting Bruneians to fill up future job vacancies at Brunei Wafirah Holdings’ subsidiary in the UK, said its minister yesterday.

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Saudi consortium buys farming group to increase food security

| 29/03/2013 | Reply
Saudi consortium buys farming group to increase food security

A London-listed company which owns swaths of the world’s most fertile farmland in the Ukraine and Poland was snapped up yesterday by a consortium of Saudi Arabian investors for £61.5m.

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