Category: Asia

Opinion: A Big Question Mark on Islamic Finance Industry

| 25/08/2013 | Reply
Opinion: A Big Question Mark on Islamic Finance Industry

Commercialism has captured Islamic Finance institutions in such a way that business with, and financing to, the poor has gone astray from their agenda.

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China: Catering to Religion

| 23/08/2013 | Reply
China: Catering to Religion

China has already started to bring its halal food certification to the world arena for wider recognition. Ningxia Halal Food Certification Center in Yinchuan has signed agreements with counterparts in other countries.

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Russia: “Risalat Holding” Company will take active part in EURO-ASIA EXPO 2013

| 22/08/2013 | Reply
Russia: “Risalat Holding” Company will take active part in EURO-ASIA EXPO 2013

Representatives of “Risalat Holding” are interested in Halal production promotion on the market of Tatarstan.

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Pakistan: LCCI conference on ‘Halal Food Export’ on September 9

| 22/08/2013 | Reply
Pakistan: LCCI conference on ‘Halal Food Export’ on September 9

Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) is to organise a conference on ‘Halal Food Export’ on September 9, to discuss the potential of exports of Halal food products from Pakistan.

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Thailand: Chulalongkorn introduces “Halal Thailand” application

| 21/08/2013 | Reply
Thailand:  Chulalongkorn introduces “Halal Thailand” application

The application is available on Android and iOS devices and can be activated by a barcode scanning system for QR codes or by putting in the Halal number into the system.

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Philippines: Philippine Halal Act and NCMF Halal Board

| 20/08/2013 | Reply
Philippines: Philippine Halal Act and NCMF Halal Board

SENATOR Cynthia Villar filed a bill to institutionalize a national standard in preparing “halal foods” to be world-accepted guidelines observed in all abattoirs, outlets, hotels, restaurants and other service establishments.

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Malaysia investment drive near Thai border

| 16/08/2013 | Reply
Malaysia investment drive near Thai border

Malaysia has bold plans to set up business and logistics centres on the border with southern Thailand, just across from Songkhla province, and they will be in direct competition with lagging Thai development in the southern region.

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Malaysia: After tenfold growth, Penang set to be major ‘halal’ player

| 15/08/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: After tenfold growth, Penang set to be major ‘halal’ player

Penang is on its way to become a global “halal” hub in the region after watching the industry grow from a handful of 55 companies in 2008 to the 565 there are today.

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Mobile app for In-flight Prayer Times Calculator

| 14/08/2013 | Reply
Mobile app for In-flight Prayer Times Calculator

Crescentrating today announced the launch of “Crescent Trips” Apple iOS mobile application, for its In-flight Prayer Time Calculator. The mobile application is designed as an air travel trip planner.

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Pakistan notes lost opportunity for halal exports

| 12/08/2013 | Reply
Pakistan notes lost opportunity for halal exports

Pakistan meat sector executives believe their export sector is under performing, failing especially to seize sales in affluent international Halal markets.

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Malaysia: HDC puts Egypt plan on hold

| 10/08/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: HDC puts Egypt plan on hold

Halal Industry Development Corporation Sdn Bhd (HDC) may shelve its plans to make Egypt its distribution centre in Europe for
Malaysian-made halal products following the country’s political turmoil.

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Malaysia: ‘Halal’ makeup, a religious obligation

| 09/08/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: ‘Halal’ makeup, a religious obligation

In 2010, the industry exported RM1.3 billion in products to the rest of the world; two years later, it rose to RM1.73 billion, according to the “halal” Industry Development Corporation (HDC).

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Philippines: Senators seek creation of body to oversee local halal industry

| 09/08/2013 | Reply
Philippines: Senators seek creation of body to oversee local halal industry

SB 312 seeks to create a Philippine Halal Accreditation and Regulatory Board responsible for the formulation, drafting, management and implementation of programs relevant to Halal products and services.

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Turkey: Halal Turkish restaurants open in China

| 07/08/2013 | Reply
Turkey:  Halal Turkish restaurants open in China

Turkish restaurant “Bosphorus,” which has two branches in the Guangzhou province of China, is now set to open new branches in China’s Yiwu province and Thailand’s capital Bangkok,

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Kazakhs warned to beware of false halal food

| 06/08/2013 | Reply
Kazakhs warned to beware of false halal food

Some Kazakhstani consumer groups are warning customers to beware of food that improperly bears the “halal” label.

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Malaysia: Halal Surgical Surture Manufacturing

| 06/08/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal Surgical Surture Manufacturing

The Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS), has embarked into the halal surgical surture business through its subsidiary, Worldwide Medivest Sdn Bhd, which has invested RM80 million.

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Thailand aims to attract Muslim Tourists

| 04/08/2013 | Reply
Thailand aims to attract Muslim Tourists

Thailand, a predominantly Buddhist country, is trying to tap into the lucrative market of Muslim travelers. Unlike neighboring Myanmar, where anti-Muslim feelings have recently spilled over into violence.

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Tajikistan certifies halal food

| 31/07/2013 | Reply
Tajikistan certifies halal food

Food that meets Tajikistan’s halal standards became available for public sale July 20. Six Tajik food producers already meet the new standards.

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Poland hopes to penetrate Malaysia’s Halal industry

| 30/07/2013 | Reply
Poland hopes to penetrate Malaysia’s Halal industry

Poland hopes to cooperate with Malaysia to penetrate the country’s halal industry in line with the latter’s inspiration to become a halal hub in this region.

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Japan: Udon Restaurant in Osaka Airport gets Halal certification

| 26/07/2013 | 1 Reply
Japan: Udon Restaurant in Osaka Airport gets Halal certification

A self-service udon noodle restaurant in Kansai International Airport, Za U-don got halal accreditation from the Malaysian Halal Consultation & Training, according to Kansai In-flight Catering Co.

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