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Pakistan ready to hit Halal markets of UAE, Saudi Arabia

| 18/08/2015 | Reply
Pakistan ready to hit Halal markets of UAE, Saudi Arabia

Pakistan is all set to enter into the multi-trillion dollar global halal market with the recent establishment of Pakistan Halal Authority (PHA).

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Islamic Climate Declaration calls for fossil fuel phase out

| 18/08/2015 | Reply
Islamic Climate Declaration calls for fossil fuel phase out

Islamic leaders from 20 countries today launched a bold Climate Change Declaration to engage the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims on the issue of our time.

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Opinion: Moonshot Moment for (Halal) Skincare

| 17/08/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Moonshot Moment for (Halal) Skincare

As the market grows steadily, with superior technology and consumer behavior insights, established skin care brands are creating trends comparable to Haute couture.

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Online streaming site dubbed the ‘Muslim Netflix’

| 17/08/2015 | Reply
Online streaming site dubbed the ‘Muslim Netflix’

With films documentaries on Islam and Muslims the on-­demand video-streaming service Alchemiya has already attracted some industry buzz as the “Muslim Netflix”

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South Korea, Jakim to cooperate in Halal food production

| 14/08/2015 | Reply
South Korea, Jakim to cooperate in Halal food production

South Korea is looking forward to cooperate with the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim) to venture into producing more South Korean halal food products.

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First halal travel glossary launched

| 13/08/2015 | Reply
First halal travel glossary launched

Singapore-based Crescentrating, a global authority on Halal travel, has released the world’s first glossary with a wealth of terminology used in the Halal travel market.

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Euromonitor promises a 26% rise of halal meat market

| 13/08/2015 | Reply
Euromonitor promises a 26% rise of halal meat market

Euromonitor International has published research “Doing business in the halal market: products, trends and growth opportunities”.

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Unique branding exercise for India’s first Halal cosmetics – Iba

| 11/08/2015 | Reply
Unique branding exercise for India’s first Halal cosmetics – Iba

Ecotrail Personal Care, a start-up by sisters Mauli and Grishma Teli, is the only company in India that makes Halal cosmetics.

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Middle East logistics trade demands special skills

| 11/08/2015 | Reply
Middle East logistics trade demands special skills

Yusen Logistics qualifies 25 trucks for handling Islamic food.

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Pakistan: Legal Cover for Halal Sector

| 10/08/2015 | Reply
Pakistan: Legal Cover for Halal Sector

The Pakistan Halal Authority (PHA), is the new body that will be the first legal entity at the federal level dealing with the Halal sector in Pakistan.

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US beef industry seeks better access to Indonesian market

| 09/08/2015 | Reply
US beef industry seeks better access to Indonesian market

Indonesian government policies are keeping U.S. beef from re-entering the once-booming market.

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Malaysian beauty brand uses herbs from Malaysian rainforest

| 08/08/2015 | Reply
Malaysian beauty brand uses herbs from Malaysian rainforest

Forest Colour was the first to introduce a full range of aloe vera-based cosmetic series which offers natural anti-ageing benefits for younger looking skin.

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Trip on Halal is a travel guide for Muslim foodies

| 06/08/2015 | Reply
Trip on Halal is a travel guide for Muslim foodies

Trip on Halal is not just an Indonesian company, the product takes a pan-Asia approach, with listings in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, and Japan.

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E-commerce takes off in Indonesia as Internet user base expands

| 03/08/2015 | Reply
E-commerce takes off in Indonesia as Internet user base expands

An online retailer of Islamic fashion, HijUp last week received an undisclosed amount of seed funding from Emtek Group, Fenox Venture Capital and 500 Startups.

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Korea’s Caffe Bene receives halal certification

| 31/07/2015 | Reply
Korea’s Caffe Bene receives halal certification

The newly acquired halal certification is set to pave the way for the coffee chain to expand its presence in the Middle East, according to Caffe Bene.

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Pakistan: Govt brings bill to promote Halal food trade

| 31/07/2015 | Reply
Pakistan: Govt brings bill to promote Halal food trade

The Pakistan Halal Authority Bill envisions the establishment of an Islamabad-based authority, to implement policies and programmes, with a high-powered board of governors.

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South Korea: Six charged for schemes involving fake halal food

| 30/07/2015 | Reply
South Korea: Six charged for schemes involving fake halal food

Six people have been charged for their alleged involvement in the mass sale of fake halal food that appears to have affected Muslims nationwide.

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Demand for Halal Cosmetics Grows

| 28/07/2015 | Reply
Demand for Halal Cosmetics Grows

Demand for Halal cosmetics grows as consumers become more aware about ingredients in conventional cosmetics.

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Demand for Halal meat picks up pace

| 28/07/2015 | Reply
Demand for Halal meat picks up pace

The drive to develop of an international standard for Halal meat allied to watertight accreditation schemes is gathering pace.

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Philippines: OIC panel’s halal consent for Mindanao agency

| 26/07/2015 | Reply
Philippines: OIC panel’s halal consent for Mindanao agency

SMIIC, which is based in Turkey, permitted the Department of Science and Technology-Region 12 (DOST-12) to adopt the OIC’s unified halal standards,

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