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Malaysia: Commercial Halal collagen

| 11/12/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Commercial Halal collagen

Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) researcher Prof Dr Jamilah Bakar has discovered that the spiny-finned freshwater fish tilapia is a rich source of collagen. She then introduced it to biotech company Bionic Lifesciences. “We are the first in the region to produce halal aquatic collagen,” she said.

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Malaysia: UAE business women look at opportunities in Islamic Finance and Halal food

| 08/12/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: UAE business women look at opportunities in Islamic Finance and Halal food

President of the Abu Dhabi Business Women Council and chief operating officer of Al Jaber Group Fatima Al Jaber said Islamic finance and halal food were the two mutual areas that Malaysia and UAE could work together.

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Pakistan: Trade relations with India in agriculture

| 08/12/2011 | Reply
Pakistan: Trade relations with India in agriculture

On the heels of Australia, New Zealand and Canada, India has captured a large share of Halal meat market globally. Though India is exporting Halal meat of all categories from poultry to red meat, it is buffalo meat that has earned India a lucrative market and burgeoning revenue.

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Viet Nam: Confab promotes Mideast trade

| 08/12/2011 | Reply
Viet Nam: Confab promotes Mideast trade

Exports were likely to reach approximately $2.4 billion by the end of the year, up 69 per cent year-on-year. Despite these encouraging results, Viet Nam was still faced with several barriers in fostering trade relations with the Middle East, such as cumbersome administrative procedures, political instability and insufficient market information, Hoøa said. They were also urged to win Halal certification, necessary if the firms wanted to effectively access the market.

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Malaysia: Muslim PR Practitioners Should Correct Misconception Of Islam

| 07/12/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Muslim PR Practitioners Should Correct Misconception Of Islam

The first global congress for Muslim PR practitioners was jointly held by the International Islamic University Malaysia and Tehran-based Kargozar PR Institute. The conference focused on presentations, dialogues and panel discussions, comprising of more than 200 delegates from Malaysia and neighbouring countries.

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Malaysia: Matrade’s 2012 Work Programme To Meet Government Initiatives

| 07/12/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Matrade’s 2012 Work Programme To Meet Government Initiatives

A key component of the 2012 Work Programme will be the execution and delivery of more than 120 trade promotion activities that involves participation in international trade fairs, Specialised Marketing Missions (SMM), promotion booths, In-coming Buying Missions (IBM), joint promotion activities and the organising of three exhibitions.

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Businessmen unveil plans for ‘Muslim Facebook’

| 02/12/2011 | Reply
Businessmen unveil plans for ‘Muslim Facebook’

A group of Muslim businessmen unveiled plans in Turkey on Thursday for a Facebook-style social networking site with “healthy values” for a young, Islamic audience.

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Opinion: Meet the Futurists: the new Muslim consumer

| 02/12/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Meet the Futurists: the new Muslim consumer

“Islamic Marketing” or “Islamic Branding” as it’s colloquially known is fast becoming one of the most hotly debated topics intoday’s marketing circles. ‘Halal’ is moving beyond the conventional good, wholesome and pure. It is extending to beauty, pharmaceutical and even tourism.

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Malaysia: Muslims Advised To Be Alert Over Health Product Contents

| 02/12/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Muslims Advised To Be Alert Over Health Product Contents

Muslim consumers need to be more aware of the contents of medication and health products in the market to ensure that they are made from halal sources, a pharmaceutical health seminar was told today.

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Malaysia: ‘Not true non-Muslims can’t obtain ‘halal’ cert’

| 02/12/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: ‘Not true non-Muslims can’t obtain ‘halal’ cert’

KUCHING: Assumptions that non-Muslim business operators are unable to obtain ‘halal’ certification easily are unfounded, said Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Office (Islamic Affairs) Datuk Daud Abdul Rahman.

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Opinion: Channeling Halal food potential

| 01/12/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Channeling Halal food potential

The Halal food trade is heading for a 20 per cent share of world trade in food products in the near future. The market for about 1.4 billion Muslims already exists, so the demand for halal products is now on the rise across the globe.

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Australia: Moves to implement stunning before report

| 29/11/2011 | Reply
Australia: Moves to implement stunning before report

Warren Farr, the sales manager of Brisbane-based stunning equipment supplier Kentmaster Australia, says arrangements were already in place with its Indonesian agent, Pt. Agro Giri Perkasa (AGP), to introduce mandatory preslaughter stunning as a supply requirement well before the Federal Government suspended the trade for a month based on Indonesian abattoir cruelty allegations.

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‘Philippines products need more exposure in Kuwaiti market’

| 27/11/2011 | Reply
‘Philippines products need more exposure in Kuwaiti market’

The Philippines needs more exposure to a ‘highly competitive Kuwaiti market,’ said Dr Hani M Al-Mazeedi, Associate Research Scientist at the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR).

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Pakistan: Shahpur Kanjran slaughterhouse nearing completion

| 23/11/2011 | Reply
Pakistan: Shahpur Kanjran slaughterhouse nearing completion

LAHORE – Lahorites may start getting fresh and hygienically slaughtered meat form December as Punjab government’s state-of-the-art slaughterhouse project at Shahpur Kanjran has entered in its completion stage.

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China’s Hui Muslims do not feel stigmatized

| 20/11/2011 | Reply
China’s Hui Muslims do not feel stigmatized

Some 10 million Chinese Hui Muslims, or about 50 percent of all Muslims in China, have no major complaints about their ability to practice their religion in communities where they live side-by-side with the majority ethnic group, the Han.

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Malaysia: HDC Launches 13-episode “Halal World” Programme In NTV7

| 18/11/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: HDC Launches 13-episode “Halal World” Programme In NTV7

HDC chief executive officer Datuk Seri Jamil Bidin said Halal World’s intention was to capture the people’s attention, imagination and momentum by providing significant information on the industry.

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Malaysia: Halal industry should work with Islamic finance

| 16/11/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal industry should work with Islamic finance

“There is a disconnect between the halal industry and Islamic financing, which is ironic since we’re working within the same religion, but are not talking to each other,” said Thomson Reuters head of Islamic finance (Asia) Rafiza Ghazali at a discussion on “Halal Economy” during the Islamic Financial Intelligence Summit.

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Pakistan: Conference on Emerging Issues for Halal food in Food Safety

| 16/11/2011 | Reply
Pakistan: Conference on Emerging Issues for Halal food in Food Safety

The need to develop a comprehensive mechanism to remove the contamination of non-Halal material, and practices in ‘Halal’ food by fully following the injunctions of Islam at slaughterhouses was stated by the speakers on the second day of the international conference titled ‘Emerging Issues in Food Safety’. Other countries have made a mechanism to end adulteration in food and Pakistan should learn from them.

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Indonesia: MUI remains alert amid China’s barrage of halal products

| 09/11/2011 | Reply
Indonesia: MUI remains alert amid China’s barrage of halal products

MUI’s Food and Drug Analysis Agency (LPPOM) chief Lukmanul Hakim acknowledged the vast development of the Chinese halal industry, but said that the LPPOM, acting as Indonesia’s halal certification authority, did not see itself engaging in any Chinese cooperation any time soon.

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China: Chinese Muslims develop Halal industry

| 08/11/2011 | Reply
China: Chinese Muslims develop Halal industry

Chinese Muslims have announced plans to develop halal industries to accommodate not just the needs of fellow Chinese Muslims in China but also Muslims in other countries.

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