Category: Asia

Opinion: Halal and Tayyib – the next wave

| 11/09/2016 | 1 Reply
Opinion: Halal and Tayyib – the next wave

In all the excitement of the Big Numbers, there is an underlying feeling that something is missing from the picture of Halal.

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Mexico wants to work with Malaysia on Halal food development

| 09/09/2016 | Reply
Mexico wants to work with Malaysia on Halal food development

Mexico, which is one of the 12 Trans-Pacific Partnership member countries, has expressed a desire to work together with Malaysia on the development of the Halal food industry.

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Cambodia: Halal standards set to go a cut above the rest

| 09/09/2016 | Reply
Cambodia: Halal standards set to go a cut above the rest

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak agreed to fund a halal-standard training scheme at the request of Prime Minister Hun Sen.

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Meet Generation M: the young, affluent Muslims changing the world

| 06/09/2016 | Reply
Meet Generation M: the young, affluent Muslims changing the world

The caricatures of Islam don’t leave much room for modernity. The author of a new book argues that this image is absurd – and that a new demographic is about to flex its economic muscles.

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Halal cosmetics seen as next major growth focus for global giants

| 06/09/2016 | Reply
Halal cosmetics seen as next major growth focus for global giants

Some of the world’s biggest consumer groups are making halal face creams and shampoos for Indonesia ahead of a new labeling law.

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World’s first-ever Halal retreat launched targeting the urban Muslim traveller

| 06/09/2016 | Reply
World’s first-ever Halal retreat launched targeting the urban Muslim traveller

The Productive Muslim Retreat will be unique personal development journey over seven days with the aim of empowering attendees to live healthier and spiritually connected lives.

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Japan opens up to Halal tourism

| 30/08/2016 | Reply
Japan opens up to Halal tourism

The Japanese government wants to attract more Muslim tourists from the Middle East and last year eased visa restrictions for citizens of several regional countries.

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Halal Awareness in Malaysia

| 25/08/2016 | Reply
Halal Awareness in Malaysia

Although the awareness of halal and halal certified products has increased tremendously over the past few years, awareness of halal certification has not increased much.

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How a boom in the Halal products industry is good news for (mostly) everyone

| 24/08/2016 | Reply
How a boom in the Halal products industry is good news for (mostly) everyone

Today Muslim consumerism is valued at an astounding $2.1 trillion. And as the population skyrockets, this number can only be expected to grow.

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Malaysia: Brahim’s Dewina Group eyeing local partners in Halal food manufacturing

| 21/08/2016 | Reply
Malaysia: Brahim’s Dewina Group eyeing local partners in Halal food manufacturing

Brahim’s receive enquiries from several companies in Japan and Australia which are already producing halal products and need Muslim partners to build their credibility.

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Brunei: Simpor eyes Halal cosmetics contract manufacturing

| 18/08/2016 | Reply
Brunei:  Simpor eyes Halal cosmetics contract manufacturing

SIMPOR Pharma Sdn Bhd, Brunei’s first halal pharmaceutical company, is in talks with cosmetics manufacturers for the production of Halal cosmetics in the Sultanate.

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Halal tourism: Osaka agency offering Muslim-friendly tours

| 11/08/2016 | Reply
Halal tourism: Osaka agency offering Muslim-friendly tours

Miyako International Tourist Co says its most popular route starts from Tokyo and takes participants to Osaka, Kyoto and Nara, all major tourist destinations.

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Halal food certification proving a problem in Japan

| 11/08/2016 | Reply
Halal food certification proving a problem in Japan

Some Japanese producers operating within the country worry that the proliferation of certification bodies is a potential problem, and which are actually authorised.

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Malaysia: Govt calls on more bumiputera companies to venture into Halal industry

| 09/08/2016 | Reply
Malaysia: Govt calls on more bumiputera companies to venture into Halal industry

Last year, bumiputra companies made up only 30% of 6,458 companies involved in the Halal industry.

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Partake in a short global survey for SGIE Report 2016

| 07/08/2016 | Reply
Partake in a short global survey for SGIE Report 2016

Please take this short survey to add your views and valuable perspective on your Halal sector and see the results in the State of the Global Islamic Economy 2016 Report.

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PHDA registered as national Halal certification body for Pakistan

| 06/08/2016 | Reply
PHDA registered as national Halal certification body for Pakistan

After an audit by Jakim Malaysia, the Punjab Halal Development Agency (PHDA) is now registered as a recognised national Halal certification body for Pakistan

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Malaysia: Johor Halal Park Gets Boost With 3 Landmark Agreements

| 04/08/2016 | Reply
Malaysia: Johor Halal Park Gets Boost With 3 Landmark Agreements

A joint-venture company between United Malayan Land Bhd (UMLand) and Johor Biotechnology & Biodiversity Corporation (J-Biotech) have signed MoUs with three separate entities.

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Halal hub to be built in Indonesia

| 04/08/2016 | Reply
Halal hub to be built in Indonesia

The halal hub will ensure that Halal products, including food, clothing, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals, which are imported by and exported from Indonesia, meet the halal criteria.

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Philippines: Government wants to produce commercial organic chicken

| 04/08/2016 | Reply
Philippines: Government wants to produce commercial organic chicken

The government is mulling the plan to start raising organic chicken on a commercial scale to take advantage of the markets like South Korea willing to buy our export products.

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Chinese Halal meat business helps employ 10,000 families

| 04/08/2016 | Reply
Chinese Halal meat business helps employ 10,000 families

One of China’s biggest producers of packaged halal meat products have relocated to Guangxi, bringing meat factory jobs to one of the country’s poorest regions.

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