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Int’l Halal Food Conference in Karachi on Oct 19

| 10/09/2008 | Reply
Int’l Halal Food Conference in Karachi on Oct 19

International Conference on Halal Food & Agriculture 2008 will be
held in conjunction with 3rd Food, Agri & Livestock Asia 2008
International Exhibition on October 19 & 20 at Karachi Expo Centre.

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Thailand signs Halal export deals

| 10/09/2008 | Reply
Thailand signs Halal export deals

In an aggressive move to increase Halal exports,
Thailand’s Commerce Ministry has signed two export deals.

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Singapore delegates see potential in business ventures with local counterparts

| 09/09/2008 | Reply
Singapore delegates see potential in business ventures with local counterparts

Brunei: The recently-concluded trip to the Sultanate by a trade delegation from Singapore Malay Chamber of
Commerce and Industry (DPPMS) has been considered a huge success by the participating traders from the
island.

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5th CAEXPO Oct 22

| 05/09/2008 | Reply
5th CAEXPO Oct 22

A large number of Chinese meat processing machinery manufacturers and dealers are expected to take part
in the 5th China-Asean Expo (CAEXPO) to be held in Nanning, China, in order to foster business
opportunities with Brunei Darussalam’s delegates.

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Food processors eye halal exports next year

| 05/09/2008 | Reply
Food processors eye halal exports next year

The Philippines are working full steam ahead on breaking into the world Halal markets by the first quarter of 2009. Now they have their Halal standard they are  working on getting the companies certified and ready for the export market.

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APEA Brunei award to recognise contribution of local entrepreneurs

| 01/09/2008 | Reply
APEA Brunei award to recognise contribution of local entrepreneurs

THE
Brunei Economic Development Board (BEDB) and Enterprise Asia yesterday
signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the establishment of an
award to recognise business leaders for outstanding entrepreneurship,
responsible entrepreneurship and their investment in people.

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Halal board to boost export market, int’l standards for RP-processed foods

| 28/08/2008 | Reply
Halal board to boost export market, int’l standards for RP-processed foods

Aware of the huge market potential of halal products here and
abroad, the Muslim Mindanao Halal Certifying Board, Inc. (MMHCBI) will
meet here on Thursday (August 28) with the Northern Mindanao Poultry
Growers’ Association on compliance with the Philippine Halal Standards
in food and non-products preparation.

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DA initiates talks with Kuwait, Brunei to develop ‘halal’ industry

| 28/08/2008 | Reply
DA initiates talks with Kuwait, Brunei to develop ‘halal’ industry

MANILA, Philippines — The
Department of Agriculture has initiated talks with Kuwait and Brunei on
possible investment opportunities for overseas markets for the budding “
halal” food industry aimed to benefit 32,000 Muslim farmers and entrepreneurs in Mindanao.

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Brunei can excel in non-meat segment of global halal market

| 28/08/2008 | Reply
Brunei can excel in non-meat segment of global halal market

AN
OFT-ASKED question following the recent International Halal Market Conference was
whether Brunei stands a chance in competing with other players in the
global halal food industry? Hajj Abdulhamid Evans, managing director of
Imarat Consultants, a consulting firm specialising in the halal market
and the consultant and event manager for the IHMC, said that the key for
Brunei is to focus on niche markets in the global halal arena. One of
the leading voices of the halal movement around the world, Evans had
more than a few words to say in an interview with The Brunei Times.

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Brunei ideal for halal tourism

| 28/08/2008 | Reply
Brunei ideal for halal tourism

ISLAMIC
tourism or halal tourism was a concept that was discussed during the
recently concluded International Halal Conference held here. How
feasible is the concept for Brunei? Hajj Abdulhamid Evans, managing
director and senior analyst at Imarat Consultants, a consulting firm
specialising in the halal market, told The Brunei Times that there is
no reason why Brunei cannot apply it to boost tourism since it already
has the values and ingredients in place.

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Australia, NZ to sign ASEAN trade deal within weeks

| 27/08/2008 | Reply
Australia, NZ to sign ASEAN trade deal within weeks

Australia and New Zealand are likely to sign free-trade
agreements with 10 Southeast Asian nations within weeks, in a deal
aimed at boosting trade between the Pacific countries and a market of
over half a billion people.

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Thailand seeking to increase global share of halal food market

| 20/08/2008 | Reply
Thailand seeking to increase global share of halal food market

Thailand”s cuisine has achieved a meteoric rise in popularity and now
stands proudly as a staunch international favorite alongside the
world”s longtime champions. But as Thailand”s food exports are
growing by as much as eight percent per annum, the country has been
slow in catering to the international halal food market, an industry
that is estimated to be worth somewhere around one trillion U.S.
dollars per year.

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Halal conference ‘aye’ to establishment of Brunei’s halal products academy

| 20/08/2008 | Reply
Halal conference ‘aye’ to establishment of Brunei’s halal products academy

The proposal to establish the Halal Products Academy will likely
materialise soon with Brunei’s related ministries submitting the
official proposal to the government in the near future. Through feedback received from participants, local and foreign, at the
International Halal Market Conference which ended yesterday, a
consensus was reached, with all saying yes to the idea of having the
academy here.

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Brunei called to create halal cluster

| 19/08/2008 | Reply
Brunei called to create halal cluster

The International Halal Market Conference (IMHC) 2008 came to a close Sunday at the conference hall of
the International Convention Centre, Berakas, Brunei. The resolutions, however, will be released to the public at a later date, said the Ministry of Industry and
Primary Resources. The event was considered very successful, not only by those participating, but also by the speakers themselves who found a unity with each other during the conference in their individual work with Halal in various sectors. They all look forward to coming again in 2009 to see what progress Brunei has made in the various sectors they hope to enter with Brunei Halal and the projects surrounding it.

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Zoning vital to success of Brunei’s halal park

| 19/08/2008 | Reply
Zoning vital to success of Brunei’s halal park

BRUNEI’S halal agro-technology park will have more chance of success if
it is designed in a way it groups halal goods makers with institutions
that will provide support in terms of research, administrative matters
and logistics, said Marco Tieman managing director at
LBB Teams Sdn Bhd of Malaysia when speaking at the International Halal Market Conference.

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Halal drug market seen at $100b

| 19/08/2008 | Reply
Halal drug market seen at $100b

Speaking at the International Halal Market Conference in Brunei, Selma
Djukic, president of White Owl Global Services Ltd, a service and
consulting agency targeting the pharmaceutical industry, said halal
accreditation goes beyond the simplified definition of just
ingredients, and also includes business practices that make the product
safe for consumption, manufactured in a clean environment, and in
accordance with ethical standards.

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Sultanate Can Be Promoted As Hub For Islamic Tourism

| 18/08/2008 | Reply
Sultanate Can Be Promoted As Hub For Islamic Tourism

Islamic tourism can provide an avenue for Brunei to
develop its tourism industry, in the long term goal of diversifying
its economy. A presentation on “Islamic Tourism and Halal
Hospitality” was delivered yesterday by David Smith, the chief
executive of Global Futures and Foresight UK, during the second day
of the International Halal Market Conference which took place at the
main conference hall of the International Convention Centre in
Brunei.

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Thumbs Up For Halal Academy

| 18/08/2008 | Reply
Thumbs Up For Halal Academy

Panelists and participants of the International
Halal Market Conference (IHME 2008), which concluded yesterday in Brunei, gave
their unanimous support for Brunei to set up the Halal Products Academy.

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‘Halal expands beyond just food provisions’

| 18/08/2008 | Reply
‘Halal expands beyond just food provisions’

This statement was one of the insights highlighted at the 3rd International Halal Market Conference in Brunei, which saw various
presentations of halal topics by prominent speakers. Hajj Abdalhamid Evans, Managing Director and Senior Analyst at the Imarat Consultants, highlighted the traditional perspectives of seeing
halal products simply in terms of food provisions to the Muslims, has long expired.

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Brunei The Google Of Halal?

| 18/08/2008 | Reply
Brunei The Google Of Halal?

“Can Brunei be the Google of
Halal?” The question put forward by the leader of a global Open
Source Community Project based in Berlin, Germany, called ADempiere
Bazaar, drew plenty of intrigue and interest from the audience
during the 3rd International Halal Market Conference (IHMC) in Brunei Darussalem
yesterday.

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