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Tatarstan keen to explore Halal industry and Islamic banking with Malaysia

| 16/01/2013 | Reply
Tatarstan keen to explore Halal industry and Islamic banking with Malaysia

Tatarstan, a semi-autonomous region within the Russian Federation and one of Russia’s biggest Muslim regions with about 18 million population, has great potential for the Halal industry.

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Russian Halal Certification Center successfully aids first export of Halal poultry

| 23/11/2012 | Reply
Russian Halal Certification Center successfully aids first export of Halal poultry

For the first time in the history the Russian Halal Certification Center has helped to facilitate Halal poultry to cross the Russian border and begin exporting to Arab countries.

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Russia: Moscow Halal Expo 2012: summing up

| 01/07/2012 | Reply
Russia: Moscow Halal Expo 2012: summing up

The number of exhibitors at the Exhibition exceeded a hundred this year, showing a more than 25% growth compared with the previous year, and almost doubling the results of the first Exhibition in 2010.

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Russia: Results of the 1st Int’l Halal Congress, Russia

| 19/06/2012 | Reply
Russia: Results of the 1st Int’l Halal Congress, Russia

The framework of the conference was around “Global Experience in Halal Certification: ways to the Unified Certificate”. Two specialists from the Standards and Metrology Institute for the Islamic Countries attended.

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Russia: Moscow hosts 3rd International Halal Exhibition

| 08/06/2012 | Reply
Russia: Moscow hosts 3rd International Halal Exhibition

Russia hosted the Moscow Halal Expo 2012 on June 7, 2012. Sheikh Ravil Gaynutdin congratulated attendants and informed that the Halal movement in Russia started in 2002 after a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Tatarstan wishes to have closer ties with Indonesia

| 16/04/2012 | Reply
Tatarstan wishes to have closer ties with Indonesia

Tatarstan could become the entrance for Indonesian products to the central and eastern part of Russia while Indonesia could become the entrance for Tatarstani products in the ASEAN region.

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Opinion: Food, Not War, Is the Biggest Threat to World Security

| 30/03/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Food, Not War, Is the Biggest Threat to World Security

Even as Iran’s nuclear program raises the likelihood of yet another conflict in the Middle East, the bigger threat is a potential food crisis in the making, says Lester Brown, founder of the Earth Policy Institute.

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Russia: Third Moscow International Halal Exhibition and Moscow Halal Expo, 7-10 June 2012

| 11/02/2012 | Reply
Russia: Third Moscow International Halal Exhibition and Moscow Halal Expo, 7-10 June 2012

The task of today is bringing halal certified products to the consumers from every region of Russia. One of the major beginnings is the development of halal store chains in different regions of Russia.

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Malaysian company wants to expand Halal food services to Russia

| 03/10/2011 | Reply
Malaysian company wants to expand Halal food services to Russia

LSG Skychef-Brahim’s Sdn Bhd, the world’s biggest Halal flight kitchen caterer, is embarking on expanding its services to new markets such as China, Eastern Europe as well as scouting for opportunities in the former Soviet states and the Middle East.

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Republic of Tatarstan capitalizes on its Muslim heritage

| 14/09/2011 | Reply
Republic of Tatarstan capitalizes on its Muslim heritage

The Republic of Tatarstan, a Muslim-majority region, has proved to be an interesting investment destination for funds with Muslim shareholders or that are based in Muslim countries. The Malaysian private equity firm Amanah Raya Capital Group, has launched several projects the republic. Their first project was the Kazan Halal Hub.

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Halal food market is estimated at US$500 billion per year

| 09/08/2011 | Reply
Halal food market is estimated at US$500 billion per year

An overview on Halal in France, Russia, USA, UK and Europe. As numbers grow, Muslims continue to maintain purchasing habits that align with their Islamic faith. Muslims want to be able to look at a product and see a recognizable Halal logo. There is an increasing demand for products that are inclusive.

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Russia: Most consumers of Halal products in Moscow have no relation to Islam

| 05/08/2011 | Reply
Russia: Most consumers of Halal products in Moscow have no relation to Islam

Halal products volume in Russia is growing 30-40 percent annually, the Halal Standard Committee at the Tatarstan Islamic High Council said based on research outcomes.

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Russia: Going Islamic

| 28/06/2011 | Reply
Russia: Going Islamic

The stricter, more ethical rules of Islamic finance helped many countries avoid the worst of the 2008 economic meltdown. Now officials in the Russian republic of Tatarstan are hoping that Islamic finance can help them attract direct investment from Muslim nations around the world.

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Russia: Russian Muslims keen on penetrating Global Halal Market

| 09/06/2011 | Reply
Russia: Russian Muslims keen on penetrating Global Halal Market

The feedback from over 500 participants was that this year’s Moscow Halal Expo was a huge success in showcasing the diversity of local Halal products and services, as well as highlighting the potentials of 27 million-plus Muslims in Russia.

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Russia: Sheikh Saleh Kamel announces plan to invest $2m in Tatarstan

| 31/05/2011 | Reply
Russia: Sheikh Saleh Kamel announces plan to invest $2m in Tatarstan

During the meeting with Linar Yakupov, the Chairman of Small and Medium-size Enterprises Development Committee of the Republic of Tatarstan Russian side presented a number of investment agriculture, construction and Halal industry development projects.

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Russia: Halal Expo Moscow-2011 exhibition to be held in Moscow

| 18/05/2011 | Reply
Russia: Halal Expo Moscow-2011 exhibition to be held in Moscow

Moscow Halal Expo 2011 is the opportunity for the Russian and foreign producers and businessmen to present themselves on an international level, to share experience and to establish useful business contacts. It will be held on May 26-28, 2011 in the largest International Exhibition Centre of Russia “Crocus Expo” in Moscow.

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Russia: Market Emerging for Islamic Finance

| 15/04/2011 | Reply
Russia: Market Emerging for Islamic Finance

Russia is the most attractive of the four BRIC countries for Islamic investment because it’s relatively stable, close to the Middle East and has an established legal system and infrastructure, said Abas Jalil, executive director of AmanahRaya Capital Group in Malaysia.

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Amanah Raya to help set up Islamic bank in Kazakhstan

| 25/01/2011 | Reply
Amanah Raya to help set up Islamic bank in Kazakhstan

Malaysian trustee company Amanah Raya Berhad is joining forces with Fattah Finance, a local Kazakh brokerage company, and the state-owned Development Bank of Kazakhstan to conduct a feasibility study to establish the second Islamic bank in the CIS country.

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Russia: Tatarstan set for debut sukuk

| 03/01/2011 | Reply
Russia: Tatarstan set for debut sukuk

The MoU and the possibility of a Tatarstan sukuk origination in 2011 are just some of the developments on Islamic finance to emerge out of Russia. Indeed, Tatarstan is the most proactive Russian republic in this context which is manifested through its close relationship with the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Group.

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Russia: Yamal Looks to Export Reindeer Meat to Qatar

| 22/12/2010 | Reply
Russia: Yamal Looks to Export Reindeer Meat to Qatar

When rival energy producers Russia and Qatar talk business, it’s no longer only about natural gas — they’re talking reindeer meat, which Russia has promised to export and butcher according to Muslim dietary law.

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