Category: Regional news

Indonesia: Moderland Develop Halal Project with Barakah Taiwan Halal Hub, Local Sharia Bank

| 17/11/2019
Indonesia: Moderland Develop Halal Project with Barakah Taiwan Halal Hub, Local Sharia Bank

The four local banks, namely PT Bank Mandiri Syariah, PT BRI Syariah, PT BNI Syariah and PT Bank Muamalat Indonesia prepared funds Rp2.1 trillion (US$150 million) to develop the areas.

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USA: PepsiCo drops Quaker Oat Beverage less than a year after launch

| 16/11/2019
USA: PepsiCo drops Quaker Oat Beverage less than a year after launch

While oatmilk was an obvious category to enter for Quaker, a trusted brand synonymous with oats, Quaker Oat Beverage has been discontinued less than a year after launch.

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UK: Baby food company For Aisha secures ‘seven-figure’ investment

| 14/11/2019
UK: Baby food company For Aisha secures ‘seven-figure’ investment

The For Aisha range is halal and tayyib. Our recipes have been developed by a chef and dietitian and include a delicious blend of spices and herbs so that they taste and smell great.

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Opinion: Halal B2B Marketplace Combats Food Fraud With Blockchain Technology

| 14/11/2019
Opinion: Halal B2B Marketplace Combats Food Fraud With Blockchain Technology

Knowing where your food comes from, and whether is it really Halal, are issues that more and more people are concerned with.

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Singapore: The new M&S range destined for Asia

| 12/11/2019
Singapore: The new M&S range destined for Asia

The firm’s franchise partner in Singapore, Hong Kong and Dubai, Al-Futtaim, has confirmed it will offer the M&S halal range in its markets, although it is unclear if the arrangement will include Hong Kong.

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UAE: Global Launch of the State of the Islamic Economy Report 2019/20

| 11/11/2019
UAE: Global Launch of the State of the Islamic Economy Report 2019/20

DinarStandard said halal products attracted the lion’s share of investments, accounting for 54% of deal value, followed by Islamic finance at 42% and 4% in Islamic lifestyle, mainly in modest fashion and Muslim-friendly tourism.

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India: India International Halal Expo 2020

| 11/11/2019
India: India International Halal Expo 2020

Opportunity to be part of New Trends at India International Halal Expo being held at HITEX, Hydrabad on the 18-20 January 2020 Interview with the Director & CEO, ATOBA, Mr Muazzam Naik .

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UAE: IHAF welcomes 6 new countries as members

| 10/11/2019
UAE: IHAF welcomes 6 new countries as members

The IHAF has also set the next assembly for the BOD and committees to meet alongside the Global Halal Platform on 18th February, 2020, in conjunction with Gulf Food week in Dubai.

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Malaysia: NST Leader: A thought starter, should Jakim go global?

| 10/11/2019
Malaysia: NST Leader: A thought starter, should Jakim go global?

“The time has come for Jakim’s stamp of legitimacy to go global. It may wish to look at how it can further tap into and explore businesses offering halal products.”

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UK: Centre of Excellence in Halal Compliance and Training offering CPD-One Day Course

| 09/11/2019
UK: Centre of Excellence in Halal Compliance and Training offering CPD-One Day Course

Continuing Professional Development CPD workshops help to prepare management and operational staff to fulfil requirements for their Halal certification audit with an accreditation.

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Opinion: Transparency and Trust in the Halal Food Chain

| 08/11/2019
Opinion: Transparency and Trust in the Halal Food Chain

When applied to the halal food sector, the concepts of transparency and trust force us to engage with the complexities and nuances of the industry.

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Malaysia: Documents Allege Corruption in Malaysia’s Halal Certification Process

| 07/11/2019
Malaysia: Documents Allege Corruption in Malaysia’s Halal Certification Process

MACC Chief Commissioner said the allegations of corruption within JAKIM had come to the MACC’s attention. s
She will make further announcements as investigations progress.

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UAE: GIES 2020 to be held under Expo 2020 Dubai umbrella

| 06/11/2019
UAE: GIES 2020 to be held under Expo 2020 Dubai umbrella

The fifth edition of the Global Islamic Economy Summit (GIES 2020) is set to run from November 9-10, 2020, and will take place on the sidelines of Expo 2020, in Dubai.

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Malaysia: Jakim never appointed consultant to handle Halal certification

| 06/11/2019
Malaysia: Jakim never appointed consultant to handle Halal certification

Mujahid said the halal certification application has never been done in person with any of Jakim staff as it is done online by filling in the application form with all the required details.

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Malaysian Official Urges Making Islamic Finance Part of Halal Ecosystem

| 05/11/2019
Malaysian Official Urges Making Islamic Finance Part of Halal Ecosystem

“With better financing, I believe that more industry players will be encouraged to expand their product lines to include halal-certified products,” DPM Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said.

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Malaysia: Halal start-ups, SMEs can’t fully enter global market without Islamic financing

| 05/11/2019
Malaysia: Halal start-ups, SMEs can’t fully enter global market without Islamic financing

DPM Dr Wan Azizah said better financing will also give existing players a clearer direction for developing strategies in remaining competitive, as well as to meet challenges.

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China keen to invest in Pakistan’s Halal meat industry

| 04/11/2019
China keen to invest in Pakistan’s Halal meat industry

Leader of a Chinese delegation Zhu Maa has shown interest in investing in Halal meat industry in Pakistan and exporting it to China and Middle Eastern countries.

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Malaysia: CIMB Wants A Bigger Bite Of Singapore SME Banking Share

| 03/11/2019
Malaysia: CIMB Wants A Bigger Bite Of Singapore SME Banking Share

China’s halal sector is expected to reach $1.9 trillion by 2021, and there is a potential customer base of 266 million in ASEAN and China.

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USA: What Gen Z Wants At Work Will Blow Your Mind

| 03/11/2019
USA: What Gen Z Wants At Work Will Blow Your Mind

Unlike Millennials, who typically buck tradition in the workplace and appear to be driving the flexible work revolution, Gen Z craves something very different. Stability.

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Opinion: Harmonizing Halal Standards

| 02/11/2019
Opinion: Harmonizing Halal Standards

Strong political will is needed among all governments to realize the vision of implementing common halal standards and certification across the world.

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