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Category: Asia

Pakistan: PTI govt divided over control of halal authority

| 17/10/2019
Pakistan: PTI govt divided over control of halal authority

The cabinet has been divided over placing the Pakistan Halal Authority (PHA) under administrative control of the Ministry of Commerce as the country seeks to boost export of halal food products.

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UAE: DIEDC Explores Collaboration within the Islamic Economy sectors of Southeast Asia

| 17/10/2019
UAE: DIEDC Explores Collaboration within the Islamic Economy sectors of Southeast Asia

The initiative provided an ideal platform for the exchange of knowledge and experiences as well as identifying new opportunities for cooperation in developing the Islamic economy.

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Indonesia’s Mandatory Halal Labeling Leaves Firms in Disarray

| 17/10/2019
Indonesia’s Mandatory Halal Labeling Leaves Firms in Disarray

The compulsory labeling will first apply to the food and beverage services from 17 October before expanding into drugs, cosmetics and other consumer goods.

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Opinion: Malaysia’s Halal Crisis

| 13/10/2019
Opinion: Malaysia’s Halal Crisis

UPDATED ARTICLE 13/10/19: The success and credibility of Jakim’s handling of Malaysia’s halal certification system are at stake with 90 percent of Malaysia’s companies outside the scheme.

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Malaysia: Matrade kicks off sustainable practices awareness programme

| 11/10/2019
Malaysia: Matrade kicks off sustainable practices awareness programme

“The global marketplace has now placed the sustainability agenda and responsible business practices as a key benchmark for trade transactions.

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What the $7B UAE-India food corridor means to businesses in the region

| 04/10/2019
What the $7B UAE-India food corridor means to businesses in the region

By Priya Wadhya – sme10X.com 30% of food in India goes to waste due to lack of infrastructure. Food security is one of the key pillars of UAE’s vision. In November 2018, the National Strategy for Food Security was presented during the UAE Government’s second Annual Meetings. The strategy’s goals focused on “facilitating the global […]

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Malaysia: Bank Negara deputy governor tells entrepreneurs to empower their businesses

| 04/10/2019
Malaysia: Bank Negara deputy governor tells entrepreneurs to empower their businesses

Entrepreneurs are urged to take advantage of the growing halal industry by empowering their businesses through various Islamic finance solutions.

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Indonesia: New agency unprepared for halal certification tasks: Ombudsman

| 28/09/2019
Indonesia: New agency unprepared for halal certification tasks: Ombudsman

Despite the highlighted issues, BPJPH head Sukoso remained confident that the agency will be able to handle the task of issuing halal certifications.

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UK: HalalBooking Attracts International Investment with a $50 Million Valuation

| 25/09/2019
UK: HalalBooking Attracts International Investment with a $50 Million Valuation

The first half of 2019 has been very successful for the online search and booking platform, with more than 60% growth in net revenue compared to the same period in 2018.

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Indonesia 4.0: Food industry tech and innovation to play ‘huge’ role in country

| 23/09/2019
Indonesia 4.0: Food industry tech and innovation to play ‘huge’ role in country

The F&B industry will be a key driver of the country’s economic development, especially in terms of processed food and beverage products.

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Opinion: BLOCKCHAIN: The Next Frontier in Halal Certification?

| 15/09/2019
Opinion: BLOCKCHAIN: The Next Frontier in Halal Certification?

To address issues of cost, risk and efficiency HCBs should consider embracing halal blockchain initiatives together with the halal industry and be part of halal blockchains for efficiency.

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Kazakhstan keen to tap Malaysia’s expertise

| 11/09/2019
Kazakhstan keen to tap Malaysia’s expertise

The Republic of Kazakhstan is looking at Malaysia for assistance and expertise in developing and standardising its halal food service industry.

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Malaysia, Turkey to boost bilateral trade to US$5b over next five years

| 11/09/2019
Malaysia, Turkey to boost bilateral trade to US$5b over next five years

Malaysia and Turkey are working on widening the trade relationship in areas such as defence, technology, food and services, as well as electronics.

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Massive potential: Why are ASEAN halal food exports growing at a slower rate than global demand?

| 11/09/2019
Massive potential: Why are ASEAN halal food exports growing at a slower rate than global demand?

Halal food exports from South East Asian countries are seemingly sluggish, despite soaring consumer demand and a more sophisticated regulatory regime.

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Singapore could be Asia’s next halal destination

| 09/09/2019
Singapore could be Asia’s next halal destination

Indonesian Tourism Industry Association (GIPI) deputy head Panca Sarungu said that Singapore had the potential to become a new competitor in the halal tourism sector.

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Opinion: Natural Allies – Halal Food and Islamic Finance

| 08/09/2019
Opinion: Natural Allies – Halal Food and Islamic Finance

This article was originally written for The Halal Journal Magazine, published in Malaysia by KasehDia, in October 2006, by the late Hajj Abdalhamid David Evans. Have things changed??

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Malaysia: 60% of halal product manufacturers non-Muslims, says minister

| 07/09/2019
Malaysia: 60% of halal product manufacturers non-Muslims, says minister

Data from the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) shows that more than 60% of halal product manufacturers are multinational companies owned by non-Muslims.

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Penny Appeal: Do you know how much water we waste?

| 07/09/2019
Penny Appeal: Do you know how much water we waste?

While developed countries tend to waste water, 844 million people in developing countries lack access to safe drinking water.

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CIS: Lack of standardisation poses problems for halal industry in CIS, notes conference

| 05/09/2019
CIS: Lack of standardisation poses problems for halal industry in CIS, notes conference

Private companies frequently work without accreditation certificates and several organisations issuing them are not registered legal entities.

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Opinion: Halal consumerism from a wider perspective

| 05/09/2019
Opinion: Halal consumerism from a wider perspective

Muslim consumers are looking for the halalness in their fashion, tourism, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, media and entertainment as well as other service sectors, such as logistics and financing.

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