Category: Asia

Malaysian body drafts standards to expand halal industry

| 07/04/2011 | Reply
Malaysian body drafts standards to expand halal industry

A Malaysia-based group is drafting halal standards to give Muslim countries a framework to regulate a $2 trillion global industry ranging from food to finance.

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Malaysia: Halal trade fair to attract global participants

| 07/04/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal trade fair to attract global participants

ver the past seven years, Mihas has succeeded in creating extensive business opportunities and networking for various halal industry players worldwide. Mihas has also been the focal point for global traders, entrepreneurs and manufacturers to promote and launch their halal products and services.

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World Halal Forum gets Thumbs Up from the World

| 06/04/2011 | Reply
World Halal Forum gets Thumbs Up from the World

Based on feedback from over 600 delegates who came from over 40 countries, this year’s WHF hit the right note by converging Islamic Finance and the Halal Industry, into one integrated Halal Economy. This positive response is a promising step forward for both industries to work closer together to elevate the Halal economy.

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Malaysia: World Halal Forum 2011 Opening Ceremony 05 Apr 2011

| 05/04/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: World Halal Forum 2011 Opening Ceremony  05 Apr 2011

Photos from the launch of the SAMI Halal Food Index during the opening of the 6th World Halal Forum.

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6th World Halal Forum creates a notable paradigm shift

| 05/04/2011 | Reply
6th World Halal Forum creates a notable paradigm shift

The strong emphasis of the World Halal Forum (WHF) was on the convergence of the halal goods and services industry and Islamic finance into an integrated halal economy estimated to be worth several trillion US dollars.

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Malaysia: Halal food index growing at fast pace

| 05/04/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal food index growing at fast pace

The SAMI Halal Food index and its sister index, the SAMI Halal Participation Index, were launched during the WHF yesterday.

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Malaysian firms form core of SAMI Halal Food Index

| 05/04/2011 | Reply
Malaysian firms form core of SAMI Halal Food Index

Malaysian listed food companies form over a third of the 274 companies in the newly-launched SAMI (Socially Acceptable Market Investments) Halal Food Index.

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Opinion: Reuniting the ‘twins separated at birth’

| 04/04/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Reuniting the ‘twins separated at birth’

The halal industry has failed to convey its business model to Islamic finance in the language the latter understands: financing real estate, tangible assets, etc. Instead, Islamic finance, with its own issues on the lack of standardisation hears repeatedly about halal issues like ingredients, stunning, lack of certification consensus, etc. i.e. controversy!

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France: Miti, Jakim to discuss halal certification

| 02/04/2011 | Reply
France: Miti, Jakim to discuss halal certification

PARIS: International Trade and Industry Ministry (Miti) will be speaking to the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim) as part of its effort to assist foreign companies to obtain halal certification.

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MIHAS Poised as the World’s Largest Halal Trade fair

| 02/04/2011 | Reply
MIHAS Poised as the World’s Largest Halal Trade fair

MIHAS 2011 will be kicking off its 8th showcase from April 6 to 9 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Embracing the theme “Expanding your business horizon,” MIHAS 2011 aims to reach out to the halal players in the international market.

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Malaysia: World Halal Forum to highlight halal trade

| 31/03/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: World Halal Forum to highlight halal trade

At the upcoming World Halal Forum to be held in KL Convention Centre from April 4-5, themed Towards a Halal Economy: The Power of Values in Global Markets’, HSBC Amanah Malaysia, along with other industry experts, will shed some light on the relevant of Islamic finance in the mainstream industries and how small and medium industries can benefit from it.

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Malaysia: AYS won prestigious Industry Excellence Award 2010

| 30/03/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: 	 AYS won prestigious Industry Excellence Award 2010

AYS, who owns Sri Kulai, 1st microwavable halal frozen ready to eat Malaysian meals, is a proud winner of Industry Excellence Awards 2010 – Special Award for Product Excellence (Innovative Product). They were also the winner of The Halal Journal Award for Best Product in 2009 presented at the Gala Dinner for the 4th World Halal Forum.

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USA: Natural Food Brand to Address World Halal Forum

| 29/03/2011 | Reply
USA: Natural Food Brand to Address World Halal Forum

Zahed Amanullah, a member of the Board of Directors at American Halal Company, Inc (Saffron Road’s parent company), will identify opportunities in the marketplace to leverage common values such as sustainability and ethical consumerism in his presentation, Positioning Halal Values on the Retail Shelf.

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Malaysia: SME’s in the Halal sector

| 29/03/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: SME’s in the Halal sector

In the run up to the 6th World Halal Forum, ‘Malaysia SME’ magazine talked to WHF Director Abdalhamid Evans about some of the opportunities, challenges and misconceptions faced by local SME’s in the Halal sector.

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Opinion: Pakistan Export Potential in Global Halal Market

| 29/03/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Pakistan Export Potential in Global Halal Market

The halal products are moving into mainstream business and their demand is steadily increasing. It is now seen as a potential engine of economic growth. Pakistan can assume a leadership role in global halal food market, being a Muslim country, provided proper strategies are put in place.

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Horn of Africa to double livestock exports to Saudi Arabia

| 28/03/2011 | Reply
Horn of Africa to double livestock exports to Saudi Arabia

Livestock traders in Somaliland welcomed the latest development in Saudi Arabia after the kingdom announced on Friday it will increase livestock imports from the Horn of Africa by two-fold by 2012.

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UK: Eblex to woo UAE trade reps

| 26/03/2011 | Reply
UK: Eblex to woo UAE trade reps

Eblex’s Halal Steering Group will meet trade representatives of the United Arab Emirates in a bid to open up halal meat export markets to the Middle East.

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USA: Hear about this new Halal Brand based on ethical consumerism at the World Halal Forum

| 25/03/2011 | Reply
USA: Hear about this new Halal Brand based on ethical consumerism at the World Halal Forum

Saffron Road, a pioneer in natural and organic food movement, is a praiseworthy brand for its pasture-raised and 100% vegetarian-fed livestock. Zahed Amanullah will be giving a case study on this exciting new brand to hit Wholefoods’ shelves.

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Pakistan to follow Malaysia on Halal Certification

| 25/03/2011 | Reply
Pakistan to follow Malaysia on Halal Certification

Since Pakistan has currently no laws on halal product certification, the government is considering to adopt the Malaysian law with certain amendments, Zubair Motiwala, Advisor to Sindh Chief Minister on Investment said.

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Pakistan: Investment Seminar to be held by MIDA in Kuala Lumpur

| 25/03/2011 | Reply
Pakistan: Investment Seminar to be held by MIDA in Kuala Lumpur

The Board of Investment (BOI), in collaboration with the Malaysian Industrial Development Authority (MIDA), will be holding an investment seminar in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on March 31, according to BOI Chairman Saleem H Mandviwalla.

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