Category: Asia

Thailand’s plan to become a top-five exporter of Halal foods by 2020

| 02/12/2015 | Reply
Thailand’s plan to become a top-five exporter of Halal foods by 2020

The department will also expedite development plans for Halal products of small and medium-sized enterprises.

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Malaysia can’t insist on own terms if it joins TPPA late

| 01/12/2015 | Reply
Malaysia can’t insist on own terms if it joins TPPA late

Nothing in this Chapter prevents a Party from adopting or maintaining halal requirements for food and food products in accordance with Islamic law.

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Malaysia: Sarawak CPO holds great potential in halal market

| 30/11/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: Sarawak CPO holds great potential in halal market

The state’s crude palm oil (CPO) could further establish its presence in the global halal market through shariah-compliant certification.

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Turkey and Brunei Halal Food venture soon

| 29/11/2015 | Reply
Turkey and Brunei Halal Food venture soon

The ambassador added that the Sultanate could be an export hub in the ASEAN region and that trade is key to Brunei’s economic diversification plans.

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Bangladesh: ‘Islamic Foundation to provide ‘halal’ certificate’

| 26/11/2015 | 1 Reply
Bangladesh:  ‘Islamic Foundation to provide ‘halal’ certificate’

The organization is the only recognized state-owned body to certify the country’s “halal” products.

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Japan: SMBC to help clients with halal certification

| 26/11/2015 | Reply
Japan: SMBC to help clients with halal certification

Japan’s Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp. will work with an Indonesian university to guide corporations through process of certifying products halal.

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Indonesia: The Danger of `Halal` Medicines

| 26/11/2015 | Reply
Indonesia: The Danger of `Halal` Medicines

The government is now formulating a derivative regulation for the implementation of halal certification halal in the pharmaceutical sector.

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14 Pakistani companies participate in FoodEx Jeddah

| 26/11/2015 | Reply
14 Pakistani companies participate in FoodEx Jeddah

Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) participated in Foodex Saudi Exhibition organized by Reed Sunaidi Exhibitions.

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Opinion: Why Beauty Brands Should Consider Halal Cosmetics

| 20/11/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Why Beauty Brands Should Consider Halal Cosmetics

Korean cosmetics manufacturers have been seeking halal certifications despite the Muslim population within Korea being extremely small.

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Exploring the Opportunity For Halal In Healthcare

| 18/11/2015 | Reply
Exploring the Opportunity For Halal In Healthcare

As pork is forbidden by Islam, the use of pork-based gelatin in many vaccines has resulted in considerable resistance to vaccination.

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Unilever goes prestige, meets demand for male grooming

| 18/11/2015 | Reply
Unilever goes prestige, meets demand for male grooming

Muslim beauty is another significant growth driver for Unilever, with 300 million middle-class Muslim families projected to grow to 900 million.

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South Korea facing hurdles to enter lucrative halal market

| 17/11/2015 | Reply
South Korea facing hurdles to enter lucrative halal market

Halal is still a new term among Koreans: only slightly more than 30,000 Muslims live in the country, and there are just 15 mosques.

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Indonesia: Operator Aims to Woo ‘Those Arabian Kings’ With ‘Shariah Hotel’ in Bali

| 12/11/2015 | Reply
Indonesia: Operator Aims to Woo ‘Those Arabian Kings’ With ‘Shariah Hotel’ in Bali

Plans to build the new ‘shariah hotels’ in Bandung, Bandarlampung, Yogyakarta and Bali, under the Grans Seriti Madani brand.

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Brunei: Ghanim appoints new group CEO

| 11/11/2015 | Reply
Brunei: Ghanim appoints new group CEO

Dr Nur Rahman, the new CEO of Ghanim International, has worked in senior executive positions for a number of large organisations in Australia before joining Ghanim.

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Eight prominent people from Qatar in ‘Islamica 500’

| 05/11/2015 | Reply
Eight prominent people from Qatar in ‘Islamica 500’

Islamic 500 is a publication of the ISFIN Institute, the academic and training subsidiary of ISFIN, the World’s leading advisory for the Islamic markets.

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Malaysia: Halal park set to provide great opportunities for players

| 04/11/2015 | Reply
Malaysia:  Halal park set to provide great opportunities for players

Located in eastern Iskandar Malaysia, Johor, the 141ha Johor Biotech Park boasts of a gross development value of RM1.5 billion over the next five to seven years.

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Korea: Pharma firms set to tap halal market

| 03/11/2015 | Reply
Korea: Pharma firms set to tap halal market

Ildong Pharmaceutical has taken the lead in adapting to halal standards by becoming the first Korean pharma company to receive Halal certification.

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Malaysia: Nestlé ramps up instant noodles output

| 03/11/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: Nestlé ramps up instant noodles output

Néstle continues to invest in Malaysia, both through its business philosophy of Creating Shared Value (CSV) as well as investing in manufacturing facilities.

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Opinion: Malaysia cosmetics brands’ huge potential

| 03/11/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Malaysia cosmetics brands’ huge potential

Many mainstream cosmetics brands in the cosmetics industry, such as Estee Lauder and L’Oreal, play important roles in expanding the cosmetics business.

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Demand for Halal products rising: Report

| 31/10/2015 | Reply
Demand for Halal products rising: Report

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries are set play more crucial role in the fast growing halal market in coming years, according to a report by the International Trade Centre.

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