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Muhyiddin urges investors to tap into China’s huge market via Malaysia’s Chinese diaspora

| 12/11/2012 | Reply
Muhyiddin urges investors to tap into China’s huge market via Malaysia’s Chinese diaspora

Malaysia’s Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin is calling for investors to take advantage of Malaysia’s Chinese diaspora and huge halal industry, at the 4th World Chinese Economic Forum in Melbourne, Australia.

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India: Airline caterers respond to Halal Tourism Requirement

| 10/11/2012 | Reply
India: Airline caterers respond to Halal Tourism Requirement

Halal India, one of the leading Halal certification bodies in the world, has recently certified two major airline caterers in India: TajSATS and SkyGourmet. They sought Halal Certification from Halal India to give more value and credibility to their facilities.

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Opinion: Malaysia’s commodified Islam

| 09/11/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Malaysia’s commodified Islam

The rise of religious commodification has been argued to go hand in hand with the emergence of ‘Islamic modernity’, a political and cultural sensibility whereby modernity is embraced alongside a commitment to Islam as part of the project of modernity.

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Opportunity knocks for natural and organic halal cosmetics

| 09/11/2012 | Reply
Opportunity knocks for natural and organic halal cosmetics

The highest adoption rates are in countries like Malaysia and Indonesia, although Halal certification is catching on in North America and Europe. Multinationals like Avon and Colgate-Palmolive have launched certified products in Muslim countries.

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China: Disneyland gets an Islamic flavor

| 09/11/2012 | Reply
China: Disneyland gets an Islamic flavor

Hong Kong Disneyland has introduced halal food to woo Muslims as looming competition could draw away mainlanders to Shanghai.

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Punjab Halal Development Agency formed

| 07/11/2012 | Reply
Punjab Halal Development Agency formed

PUNJAB Halal Development Agency (PHDA) has formally been formed with the aim of prescribing Halal standards, auditing and certification procedure and system.

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Saudi Arabia Sets Its Sights on Afghanistan

| 06/11/2012 | Reply
Saudi Arabia Sets Its Sights on Afghanistan

This became clear on October 29, when the Afghan government announced that Riyadh would build a multimillion-dollar Islamic complex in Kabul, marking its largest and most expensive foray into post-9/11 Afghanistan.

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GCC To Invest Billions In ASEAN Region

| 06/11/2012 | Reply
GCC To Invest Billions In ASEAN Region

The 10-nation bloc is expected to become a $10 trillion economy by 2030, dwarfing China’s current $7.2 billion – with the GCC expected to drive large chunk of future South East Asian GDP.

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Malaysia: Sudan beef to enter Malaysian mart in mid Nov 2012

| 01/11/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: Sudan beef to enter Malaysian mart in mid Nov 2012

Beef supply shortage in Malaysia, particularly during the run-up to festive seasons, will be a thing of the past when halal beef from Sudan starts entering the Malaysian market in mid-November. The beef, will bear the brand name “Sudan Beef”.

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Malaysia: M’sian firm to ink MoU on halal network with Sudan, China, Indonesia

| 01/11/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: M’sian firm to ink MoU on halal network with Sudan, China, Indonesia

The MoU’s main aim was to ensure adequate supply of halal food through the Global Halalan Toyyiban Supply Chain (GHTSCP). It is the world’s first initiative to ensure halal products are not contaminated in the production and distribution chain.

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Malaysia: Brahim’s Holdings targets Middle East market

| 01/11/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: Brahim’s Holdings targets Middle East market

Brahim’s Holdings Bhd aims to penetrate the Middle East market upon completion of its first factory in Jordan, expected early next month. The group was also looking at Nigeria as a potential market.

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Malaysia: Steady and growing

| 31/10/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: Steady and growing

Despite global uncertainty, Malaysia looks set to achieve its GDP growth target this year, thanks to a benign domestic climate, rising investment and fiscal stimulus.

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Azerbaijani companies can begin exporting halal products

| 28/10/2012 | Reply
Azerbaijani companies can begin exporting halal products

Azerbaijani companies contacted the Association for the certification and control of food and consumer goods (GIMDES), in Turkey, to confirm the compliance of their products with halal standards.

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China: Legislature to urge Halal food regulations

| 26/10/2012 | Reply
China: Legislature to urge Halal food regulations

The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s top legislature, will urge the State Council to enact regulations on halal food in a timely fashion, according to a report adopted on Friday.

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Azerbaijan cannot form a technical committee on Halal food standard

| 23/10/2012 | Reply
Azerbaijan cannot form a technical committee on Halal food standard

Azerbaijan has product ‘halal’ standard, but food products still fail to conform to this standard by 100%. That is why it is needed to establish a technical committee to settle the issue.

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China: A unified Halal standard is the recipe for success

| 23/10/2012 | Reply
China: A unified Halal standard is the recipe for success

There are more than 23 million Muslims in China. More than 97 percent of China’s cities and counties have halal food manufacturers. Halal food producers must have their products certified by local ethnic affairs commissions.

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Indonesia works on animal welfare in abattoirs

| 19/10/2012 | Reply
Indonesia works on animal welfare in abattoirs

A global animal welfare organisation has embarked on a three-year project with veterinarians in Indonesia to improve welfare standards in the country’s abattoirs.

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PM says Thailand set to boost Halal food industry with Kuwait

| 16/10/2012 | Reply
PM says Thailand set to boost Halal food industry with Kuwait

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra reaffirmed close ties between Thailand and Kuwait and pledged that Thailand is ready to cooperate with the Middle Eastern country to produce Halal food for the world.

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India seeks more Halal Trade with Brunei

| 11/10/2012 | Reply
India seeks more Halal Trade with Brunei

A delegation visited Brunei for the first time with the objective to promote Halal products and Halal friendly tourism. India is looking forward to working with Brunei to improve the trade of India Halal products in the Brunei market.

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Brunei Halal Launches New Web Site

| 11/10/2012 | Reply
Brunei Halal Launches New Web Site

Brunei Halal brand has launched their new website. According to the Brunei Halal Chief Executive Officer, Feby Latip, “The website is a branding exercise but is timely with all the background developments happening in place with Brunei Wafirah and Brunei Halal products.”

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