Category: Asia

Brunei workshop on halal certification gets under way

| 17/06/2008 | Reply
Brunei workshop on halal certification gets under way

In the run up to their annual Halal Conference and Expo on August 14-17, Brunei Darusslam recently held special Halal certification workshops for local businesses.

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Indian classical scholars sign up for courses in finance

| 16/06/2008 | Reply
Indian classical scholars sign up for courses in finance

The recent interest amongst Muslims in halal investments, has
prompted several classical scholars to sign up for courses in finance,
accounts and even law in India. 

One only hopes that Muslim businessmen will similarly look at the potential for jobs and career opportunities in the Halal industry, including Halal financing for companies producing Halal products to further develop the shariah compliance of the Halal market.

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Taking the halal brand to the next level

| 12/06/2008 | Reply
Taking the halal brand to the next level

Sunlit Advertising Sdn Bhd, the event manager for the International Halal Products Expo (IHPE) 2008,
yesterday signed strategic partnership agreements at the Setia Pahlawan Hall of the Ministry of Industry and
Primary Resources building.

The Memorandum of Understanding will partner Sunlit Advertising Sdn Bhd with Radio Television Brunei
(Official Expo Media Partner), DagangHalal.com (Official Online Partner) and Halal Journal (Official Expo
Journal).

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Halal industry movers eye retailers’ participation

| 08/06/2008 | Reply
Halal industry movers eye retailers’ participation

Government agencies have
unified to further strengthen the halal industry in Mindanao through
initiatives aimed at attracting more players even from the retail
sector. They are organising a two-day Halal Retail
Merchandising Seminar on July 24 here and July 25 in Tacurong City.

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Brunei International Halal Market Conference 2008 Programme

| 29/05/2008 | Reply
Brunei International Halal Market Conference 2008 Programme

The IHMC 2008 Conference will be held in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam in 16-17 August at the International Convention Centre.



The IHMC 2008 Programme is available here, including the International Delegate Registration form, plus there is the current Brunei Halal e-Newsletter available for download

Click here for details on the Brunei IHMC 2008 and the International Halal Products Expo

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Malaysia, Turkey & Saudi Arabia Driving Increased Intra-OIC Trade

| 29/05/2008 | Reply
Malaysia, Turkey & Saudi Arabia Driving Increased Intra-OIC Trade

This is an excellent report by DinarStandard.com (as we are coming to expect from them) on intra-OIC trade, looking at tyhe trend towards growth in this sector, and who is driving it. Malaysia, Turkey & Saudi Arabia driving increased intra-OIC Trade, with strong fundamentals, Islamic finance, Halal food, and increase Intra-OIC networking driving growth. The report is full of information and charts, and we are posting the link here:

http://www.dinarstandard.com/intraoic/intraoic052708.html

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Halal Industry Experts gather in Brunei for August events

| 29/05/2008 | Reply
Halal Industry Experts gather in Brunei for August events

With the innovative theme, ‘The Emergence of the Halal Market Economy’,
this years International Halal Market Conference promises a new in-depth perspective on the
evolving global Halal market. Drawing experts speakers from all sectors of the Halal Market Economy, the conference will highlight research findings as well as inspirational success stories from Asian SME’s who have made it in the Halal sector.

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Bringing fresh perspective to global Halal market

| 29/05/2008 | Reply
Bringing fresh perspective to global Halal market

A two-day International Halal Market Conference, with the visionary theme ‘The Emergence of the Halal
Market Economy’, will be held on August 16 at the International Convention Centre. Held in conjunction with
the 3rd International Halal Products Expo (August 14-18), it is set to bring a fresh perspective to the global
Halal market.

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HDC’s Role Important For Taking Malaysian Halal Certificate To The World

| 28/05/2008 | Reply
HDC’s Role Important For Taking Malaysian Halal Certificate To The World

The government said the move to give
the responsibility of issuing the Malaysian Halal certificate to the
Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC) was important as it was
intended to expand the adoption of the certificate to other countries
such as Argentina and Brazil.

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UAE, Canadian investors eye halal ventures in Mindanao

| 27/05/2008 | Reply
UAE, Canadian investors eye halal ventures in Mindanao

Investors from the United Arab
Emirates, particularly from Dubai, and Canada want to venture into the
halal industry in Mindanao, a senior regional government official here
told reporters over the weekend.

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Change Lifestyle to Curb Inflation

| 24/05/2008 | Reply
Change Lifestyle to Curb Inflation

During a briefing for Malaysian journalists accompanying him for his working visit
to Japan, the Malaysian Prime Minister said that during his meeting with his
Japanese counterpart Yasuo Fukuda he spoke on food security and
cooperation in agriculture in view of increasing food prices. “I
also said that it would be good if Japan can be involved in the halal
food industry, apart from investment in plantation, aquaculture and
manufacturing,” he said.

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De Rahman Products Seeing Good Success In Saudi Arabia And China

| 24/05/2008 | Reply
De Rahman Products Seeing Good Success In Saudi Arabia And China

Kumpulan Rahman Brothers Sdn Bhd
(KRB) have added yet another success to their list with the successful
export of their De Rahman brand of products to the Saudi Arabia and
China markets in the last two years.
The company’s move into the Saudi Arabia and China
market was through joint efforts with Mara under the auspices of the
Ministry of Entrepreneur and Cooperatives Development (MeCD).

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Beef to Indonesia

| 24/05/2008 | Reply
Beef to Indonesia

A record of 3,762 tonnes of Halal beef was shipped from Australia to Indonesia in April, an increase of 121 per cent from April 2007.

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MARA Helps Bumiputera Entrepeneurs To Penetrate Islamic Market

| 22/05/2008 | Reply
MARA Helps Bumiputera Entrepeneurs To Penetrate Islamic Market

Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) is helping Bumiputera entreprenuers to gain
a foothold in the Islamic market by encouraging them to take part in
various exhibitions.

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U.S And Malaysian Banks Can Join Forces In Islamic Financial Services

| 20/05/2008 | Reply
U.S And Malaysian Banks Can Join Forces In Islamic Financial Services

International Trade and Industry Minister
Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin called on American bankers Monday to join
forces with their Malaysian counterparts in the area of Islamic
financial services.

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Brunei invited to attend fair in Yinchuan

| 20/05/2008 | Reply
Brunei invited to attend fair in Yinchuan

China is inviting the business community here in Brunei to attend the upcoming International Halal Food and
Muslim Commodities Festival and Ningxia Investment and Trade Fair in China scheduled to run from
September 10 – 13.

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CIMB Private Equity & Venture Capital Named The Best Halal Related Service Provider

| 14/05/2008 | Reply
CIMB Private Equity & Venture Capital Named The Best Halal Related Service Provider

CIMB Private Equity & Venture
Capital Malaysia has won the award for The Best Halal Related Service
Provider, one of the eight categories under the Halal Journal awards,
the halal industry’s most prestigious awards that honour success,
innovation and excellence.

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Malaysia Bids to become Global Hub for Halal Food, Ingredients and Meats

| 14/05/2008 | Reply
Malaysia Bids to become Global Hub for Halal Food, Ingredients and Meats

Malaysia
has unveiled new tax proposals designed to make it the worldwide centre
for foods prepared in accordance with strict Islamic laws.

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New money promises Halal makeover

| 14/05/2008 | Reply
New money promises Halal makeover

Dubai Islamic Investment Group is to create a new vehicle
for halal-based investments. It is to partner with Malaysia’s pilgrim
fund, a state fund that helps Muslims save for their Haj pilgrimage,
and Malaysian state-owned Halal Industry Development Corporation.

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Pak companies to show value added Halal food products

| 13/05/2008 | Reply
Pak companies to show value added Halal food products

MIHAS-2008 being an international trade fair has provided a unique
opportunity to Pakistani Companies and entrepreneurs to introduce
their value added Halal food products to over 40,000 visitors from
64 countries and make long term business associations with 514
exhibitors from 26 countries.

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