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Malaysia: Brahim’s inks MoU with French airline catering firm

| 21/01/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: Brahim’s inks MoU with French airline catering firm

It said this would enable Brahim’s to benefit from using the “Servair” brand and for SIA to tap on Brahim’s halal excellence centre’s halal certification expertise.

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Brunei firms eye Oman to expand beyond S E Asia

| 20/01/2015 | Reply
Brunei firms eye Oman to expand beyond S E Asia

“Oman is a very important platform for companies in Brunei to reach to other GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) countries and also Africa.”

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Plilippines: 17 potential locators considering Zamboanga economic zone

| 19/01/2015 | Reply
Plilippines: 17 potential locators considering Zamboanga economic zone

Zamboecozone is aiming to increase its dealings with food processors who follow the Halal standard, and developing as a transshipment area for their products, and intends to position itself as the center of Halal industries in the Philippines.

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Halal-certified Korean food products on the rise

| 13/01/2015 | Reply
Halal-certified Korean food products on the rise

Korean food products will be seen more and more in predominantly Muslim countries in the near future. This is because Korean food makers have been actively receiving halal certification for their foods and assembly lines.

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Singaporean firm launches mobile app for halal shops

| 08/01/2015 | Reply
Singaporean firm launches mobile app for halal shops

The mobile application that enables Muslim foodies and travelers to share halal restaurant discoveries around the world.

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USA: Former Midamar manager pleads guilty

| 06/01/2015 | Reply
USA: Former Midamar manager pleads guilty

A former Midamar operations manager pleaded guilty to making and delivering false USDA marks of inspection of shipments of Halal beef in federal court Monday.

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Pakistan: Meaty rise seen in country’s Halal exports

| 04/01/2015 | Reply
Pakistan: Meaty rise seen in country’s Halal exports

Halal meat exports in Pakistan grew by 9.5% in fiscal year 2014, reaching a record high of $230 million.

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Malaysia: New CCMB Group MD Leonard Ariff Abdul Shatar

| 03/01/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: New CCMB Group MD Leonard Ariff Abdul Shatar

Chemical Company of Malaysia Berhad (CCMB) confirmed the appointment of Leonard Ariff Abdul Shatar as Group Managing Director effective January 9, 2015.

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Thailand: PM counts on halal foods

| 30/12/2014 | Reply
Thailand: PM counts on halal foods

Halal food exports can help stimulate the economy when shipments of other sectors are facing fierce competition in global markets, the Prime Minister said.

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Thailand: The year-end push for halal business

| 28/12/2014 | Reply
Thailand: The year-end push for halal business

A new annual conference featuring Thailand’s most prominent halal protagonists is aiming at strengthening the country’s role in the global halal market.

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Indonesia’s Halal Food Law: Pros and Cons

| 20/12/2014 | Reply
Indonesia’s Halal Food Law: Pros and Cons

The Halal labeling law will affect most consumable products, including food and beverages, medicines, cosmetics, chemicals and biological products.

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Thailand: Think tank urges beefed-up halal push

| 18/12/2014 | Reply
Thailand: Think tank urges beefed-up halal push

Thailand’s economic think tank wants the government to put greater focus on upgrading halal food standards to win acceptance from Muslim countries.

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Malaysia: Jakim – Implicated US beef exporter not on our list

| 18/12/2014 | Reply
Malaysia: Jakim – Implicated US beef exporter not on our list

Jakim Halal Hub Division director said the Midamar Corporation processing plant is not on the list approved by the Malaysian Veterinary Services Dept.

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Malaysia: Shortage of turkeys in KL hotels

| 18/12/2014 | Reply
Malaysia:  Shortage of turkeys in KL hotels

Once again hotels and restaurants in the country are facing a shortage of halal turkey for the Christmas and New Year festivities.

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Opinion: Tapping the E-Muslim mart

| 17/12/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Tapping the E-Muslim mart

Are the Muslims, as a whole, market-worthy of the tag line, the “next BRIC” (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) opportunity?

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Online ventures target global Muslim consumer market

| 16/12/2014 | Reply
Online ventures target global Muslim consumer market

From travel guides to shopping portals, new Internet ventures aim to capitalise on the growing “Muslim lifestyle” market.

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First Thailand Halal Assembly to boost travel, trade with Islamic World

| 13/12/2014 | Reply
First Thailand Halal Assembly to boost travel, trade with Islamic World

The event is designed to help upgrade the standards of halal products and services being made in Thailand to cater to the rapidly growing Islamic market.

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Korea: Talent Cosmetics attains Halal certification

| 11/12/2014 | Reply
Korea: Talent Cosmetics attains Halal certification

Talent Cosmetics became the first Korean cosmetics brand to receive the Malaysian government’s halal certification.

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Might Malaysia one day have ‘halal’ and ‘haram’ TV shows?

| 09/12/2014 | Reply
Might Malaysia one day have ‘halal’ and ‘haram’ TV shows?

A broadcast network executive has floated the idea of “halal” certification for films and TV shows as a way to allay concerns among a segment of Muslims.

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Opinion: The growing untapped market of Muslim consumers worldwide

| 08/12/2014 | Reply
Opinion: The growing untapped market of Muslim consumers worldwide

When looking for a new segment to launch your brand in there are not many untapped mines left. So, where should you look? The Muslim consumers.

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