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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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Indonesia: Halal Implementation – Halal Product Assurance Law

| 22/07/2015 | Reply
Indonesia: Halal Implementation – Halal Product Assurance Law

As the Indonesia government prepares the implementing regulations for the 2014 Halal Law, what can stakeholders expect?

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Malaysia: HDC Eyes Doubling Halal Product Exporters

| 16/07/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: HDC Eyes Doubling Halal Product Exporters

For the first quarter of 2015, the HDC registered an export value of RM10.81 billion, a 17.74 per cent improvement over the RM9.18 billion posted in the same period of last year.

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Korea Launches Halal Education Program

| 15/07/2015 | Reply
Korea Launches Halal Education Program

A specialized education curriculum for companies seeking to enter Islamic markets is set to open for the first time in Korea.

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Korea: High-level Halal Personnel to Meet for Discussions

| 15/07/2015 | Reply
Korea: High-level Halal Personnel to Meet for Discussions

Korea’s first Halal industry exhibition will take place in Seoul from Aug. 7 to 9. A large number of high-level personnel from Halal organizations will attend the event.

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Opinion: Hijabista Tajima at home with fashion and faith

| 15/07/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Hijabista Tajima at home with fashion and faith

“I think there is a need for mainstream fashion to include modest trends because Muslim girls are experimenting and expressing themselves in a way that’s very genuine.”

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Halal ‘good business,’ says head of Japan advisory group

| 15/07/2015 | Reply
Halal ‘good business,’ says head of Japan advisory group

While he believes Japan generally has a favorable image in Muslim countries, Japanese have a tendency to associate the term “Islam” with terrorism.

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