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Malaysia: Japan’s Zensho agreed to pay $53 mln for Malaysian halal restaurant chain -source

| 13/06/2019 | Reply
Malaysia: Japan’s Zensho agreed to pay $53 mln for Malaysian halal restaurant chain -source

The deal increases the Japanese firm’s presence in Southeast Asia, adding to current operations in Malaysia as well as Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam.

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Opinion: Is Indonesia ready for Halal certification obligation?

| 12/06/2019 | Reply
Opinion: Is Indonesia ready for Halal certification obligation?

Indonesia’s halal industry is underdeveloped because the local and domestic players have not significantly seized the opportunity.

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Canada: Halal Expo Canada 2019 to provide a unique matchmaking platform

| 10/06/2019 | Reply
Canada: Halal Expo Canada 2019 to provide a unique matchmaking platform

APPSAYA Matchmaking Platform will provide a convenient and an easy tool for exhibitors and attendees to connect and conduct business.

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Malaysia: Malaysian International Food & Beverage Trade Fair – 26-28 June 2019

| 10/06/2019 | Reply
Malaysia: Malaysian International Food & Beverage Trade Fair – 26-28 June 2019

The event is set to be held on 26 – 28 June 2019 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) and open to trade visitors from 10.30am – 6pm.

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Asian Countries Are Off Track to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

| 08/06/2019 | Reply
Asian Countries Are Off Track to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

Across the region, the landscape also varies. Each of the five subregions shows uneven progress toward some goals and negative tends away from others.

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Malaysia: Johor out to boost halal sector

| 30/05/2019 | Reply
Malaysia: Johor out to boost halal sector

“Johor, Singapore and Indonesia should complement instead of competing with each other in developing the halal sector under the Singapore-Johor-Riau (SIJORI) economic growth triangle.”

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Singapore: OneAgrix’s Proof of Concept – A First in the Halal Economy – has gone live

| 30/05/2019 | Reply
Singapore: OneAgrix’s Proof of Concept – A First in the Halal Economy – has gone live

OneAgrix’s Proof of Concept for one of the largest poultry companies in Europe will secure and authenticate Halal Certificates and track Halal poultry from farm-to-fork.

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Indonesia to postpone halal label deadline amid industry concerns

| 29/05/2019 | Reply
Indonesia to postpone halal label deadline amid industry concerns

Indonesia will push back by as much as seven years an October deadline for halal labels on food, drugs and cosmetics, after industry voiced fears the move could bring chaos.

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Malaysia: Sarawak to become leading cattle meat supplier in the ASEAN region

| 29/05/2019 | Reply
Malaysia: Sarawak to become leading cattle meat supplier in the ASEAN region

The AUD20 million (RM58 million) acquisition of the new cattle station was earlier announced by the Chief Minister who recently led a delegation to SEDC’s Rosewood Cattle Station in Western Australia.

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China: Food2China Expo 2019

| 29/05/2019 | Reply
China: Food2China Expo 2019

Food2China Expo 2019 is the only professional B to B trade fair only focusing on imported food industry in South China.

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MoUs boost Brunei, Bangladesh ties in trade, investment

| 27/05/2019 | Reply
MoUs boost Brunei, Bangladesh ties in trade, investment

One of the MoUs signed was between Brunei’s Ghanim International Corporation Sdn Bhd and Bangladesh’s Taj Food Industries Ltd, a subsidiary of the Nizam Group of Companies.

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Malaysia: HDC to enter 10 new halal markets via One Belt, One Road initiative

| 22/05/2019 | Reply
Malaysia: HDC to enter 10 new halal markets via One Belt, One Road initiative

The new countries include Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Egypt, Turkmenistan, Iran, Tajikistan, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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SDGs: Ethical Corporation’s Responsible Business Trends

| 22/05/2019 | Reply
SDGs: Ethical Corporation’s Responsible Business Trends

In an extract from the Responsible Business Trends Report 2019, Ethical Corporation’s Liam Dowd says progress towards integrating the SDGs into business strategies is continuing.

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Cambodia Hands Out Halal Certification Under Strict Food Safety Rules

| 22/05/2019 | Reply
Cambodia Hands Out Halal Certification Under Strict Food Safety Rules

Before getting a certificate, businesses will have to go through inspections by officials under the Cambodian Halal Steering Committee monitored by the Ministry of Commerce.

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Indonesia: LSP LPPOM MUI is Immediately Licensed the World’s First Halal Auditor Certification

| 18/05/2019 | 2 Replies
Indonesia: LSP LPPOM MUI is Immediately Licensed the World’s First Halal Auditor Certification

With this scope, LSP LPPOM MUI is the only institution that will certify halal auditors who will check product halal according to the mandate of the UU stated in Article 10 of the UU JPH.

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Travel Halal .. Your Guide to tourist destinations friendly to Muslims

| 16/05/2019 | Reply
Travel Halal .. Your Guide to tourist destinations friendly to Muslims

Zahra Magdy – Cairo – Al Jazeera.net(Translated from Arabic) The term “Islamic tourism” describes the availability of activities for Muslims traveling or residing in countries outside their normal environment to participate in religiously motivated activities, including halal hotels, halal transport, halal restaurants, Islamic flights, and interest-free financing. The Halal Hotel is characterized by an annex […]

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China: Five Reasons Why You Have to Come to FOOD2CHINA EXPO 2019

| 16/05/2019 | Reply
China: Five Reasons Why You Have to Come to FOOD2CHINA EXPO 2019

FOOD2CHINA EXPO, rooted in South China and covering the whole country, is committed to the development of international imported food industry.

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Indonesia set to become main producer in global halal industry by 2024

| 15/05/2019 | Reply
Indonesia set to become main producer in global halal industry by 2024

“Especially in potential sectors, such as food and beverages, tourism, fashion, media and recreation, as well as pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.”

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UAE: Malaysian organic and halal baby food brand sets sights on regional expansion

| 15/05/2019 | Reply
UAE: Malaysian organic and halal baby food brand sets sights on regional expansion

Malaysian organic baby food brand SquEEEze Me Baby has its eye on neighbouring countries and perhaps even the Middle East.

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Indonesia to Unveil Sharia Economic Master Plan

| 15/05/2019 | Reply
Indonesia to Unveil Sharia Economic Master Plan

The Sharia plan will not replace the economic system of the multi-religious country but instead support development through Islamic-friendly programs.

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