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Australia: Beef exports to US and Japan slowdown in January

| 13/02/2016 | Reply
Australia: Beef exports to US and Japan slowdown in January

Australian beef processors are getting strangled by tightening cattle supply, higher prices at home, and a fall in international beef prices.

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Opinion: Global Halal Market Growing Bigger

| 13/02/2016 | Reply
Opinion: Global Halal Market Growing Bigger

The halal economy — encompassing everything from banking and finance to food and beauty products — is on the rise.

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Malaysia Halal Council To Spearhead Halal Management, Development

| 11/02/2016 | Reply
Malaysia Halal Council To Spearhead Halal Management, Development

The committee’s functions would be divided between the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) and the Halal Industry Development Corp (HDC).

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Pakistan pavilion to showcase top food exports at Gulfood

| 10/02/2016 | Reply
Pakistan pavilion to showcase top food exports at Gulfood

Pakistan’s revitalised food and beverage agricultural industry is readying for a major export push a leading Pakistan Flagfood and hospitality trade platform in Dubai, UAE.

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IFANCA Pakistan is organizing a series of conferences

| 10/02/2016 | Reply
IFANCA Pakistan is organizing a series of conferences

‘Development of the Halal Industry and Government Regulations in Pakistan – The Way Forward’. Venues are in Karachi, Lahore and Faisalabad during February 2016.

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Brunei: Simpor Pharma Is One of First Plants to Be Halal Audited

| 09/02/2016 | Reply
Brunei: Simpor Pharma Is One of First Plants to Be Halal Audited

Simpor Pharma, a Brunei pharmaceutical food supplement manufacturer, announced it is bringing its product line to the US Market from its world-class facility.

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Malaysia: HDC To Host Halal Cosmestics And Personal Care Conference

| 05/02/2016 | Reply
Malaysia: HDC To Host Halal Cosmestics And Personal Care Conference

The event, to be held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, will comprise workshops, forums and exhibitions.

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Japan to help boost Malaysia’s halal industry

| 05/02/2016 | Reply
Japan to help boost Malaysia’s halal industry

Japanese investors continue to show interest in investing in Malaysia. For the first nine months of 2015, they approved 52 manufacturing projects from Japan.

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Opinion: World Halal Market Will Grow to $ 2.6 Trillion by 2020

| 04/02/2016 | Reply
Opinion: World Halal Market Will Grow to $ 2.6 Trillion by 2020

The largest producer of halal products in the world is a Malaysian subsidiary of Nestlé Malaysia with a turnover of $ 1.1 billion (accounting data for 2014).

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Pakistan: 4 accreditation certificates awarded to promote Halal food

| 04/02/2016 | Reply
Pakistan: 4 accreditation certificates awarded to promote Halal food

Pakistan National Accreditation Council (PNAC) has so far awarded accreditation certificate to four (04) Halal Certification bodies in the country.

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India: Modest Fashion Talent Search Contest in India

| 04/02/2016 | Reply
India: Modest Fashion Talent Search Contest in India

Zywary Foundation launched for modest fashion talent search contest to encourage, empower, enfranchise women to ‘dream, design and develop’ their interpretation of Modest Fashion.

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Opinion: A halal economy to emerge in Iskandar Malaysia

| 03/02/2016 | Reply
Opinion: A halal economy to emerge in Iskandar Malaysia

A HALAL economy will emerge as another growth driver for Iskandar Malaysia with Johor having opened the industry to Japanese and other Asian companies.

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Opinion: Standards for Halal-certified food across the world

| 03/02/2016 | Reply
Opinion: Standards for Halal-certified food across the world

By Mohamed Jinna, FnBNews.com These days, with the advent of food technology, food processing has become complex. Hence, consumers have a wider choice of processed food which creates a situation where consumers are exposed to a variety of food that may contain prohibited (haram) ingredients with E-codes, but will be unable to understand the critical […]

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Malaysia: MIHAS 2016 expecting 2pc to 3pc growth in sales

| 02/02/2016 | Reply
Malaysia: MIHAS 2016 expecting 2pc to 3pc growth in sales

The estimated growth in sales in expected to be achieved through the participation of 260 Malaysian halal companies and 283 international halal companies.

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Opinion: Muslim fashion takes off

| 01/02/2016 | Reply
Opinion: Muslim fashion takes off

Sufyaa – a clothing label for Muslim women – hit $1 million in turnover in 2014, just three years after its launch.

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Philippines: Congress eyes measures to boost halal trade

| 01/02/2016 | Reply
Philippines: Congress eyes measures to boost  halal trade

Agriculture Undersecretary for Livestock Jose C. Reaño said the new policies will define the Halal process and activity in the Philippines.

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Malaysia: Ex-astronaut Sheikh Muszaphar launches halal rival to Amazon and Alibaba

| 28/01/2016 | Reply
Malaysia: Ex-astronaut Sheikh Muszaphar launches halal rival to Amazon and Alibaba

Malaysia’s first and only astronaut Dr Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor is moving into the e-commerce business. He has just launched Aladdin Group of Companies.

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Senate body passes Pakistan Halal Authority Bill

| 26/01/2016 | Reply
Senate body passes Pakistan Halal Authority Bill

The Senate Standing Committee on Science and Technology on Monday unanimously passed The Pakistan Halal Authority Bill, 2015.

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A Pool of Talented Negotiators

| 25/01/2016 | Reply
A Pool of Talented Negotiators

It has been a very long journey for the Malaysian team negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership TPP-2Agreement – nearly six years to be exact, but what about Halal?

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UAE: Dafza in tie-up with Malaysia halal body

| 24/01/2016 | Reply
UAE: Dafza in tie-up with Malaysia halal body

The Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (Dafza) has partnered with Malaysia’s Halal Industry Development Corp (HDC) to achieve mutually beneficial business objectives.

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