Category: Europe

Saudi Arabia: Irish Dairy Board invests €20m in Saudi Arabia

| 31/10/2013 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Irish Dairy Board invests €20m in Saudi Arabia

The investment includes the acquisition of a 75 per cent interest in Al Wazeen Trading and the development of a new state of art cheese manufacturing plant at the Al Wazeen facility in Riyadh.

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London’s Mecca rich: the rise of the Muslim multi-millionaires

| 31/10/2013 | Reply
London’s Mecca rich: the rise of the Muslim multi-millionaires

As David Cameron declares the city open for Islamic business, Evening Standard’s Joshi Herrmann reports on the rise of the Muslim multi-millionaires splashing their cash around the capital

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UK: Muslims Add Over £31 Billion To UK Economy

| 29/10/2013 | Reply
UK: Muslims Add Over £31 Billion To UK Economy

British Muslims contribute more than £31 billion to the UK economy and wield a spending power of £20.5 billion, a new report by the Muslim Council of Britain has found.

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UK: Forum shows support for Halal assurance scheme

| 29/10/2013 | Reply
UK: Forum shows support for Halal assurance scheme

Delegates at EBLEX’s first Halal forum, dedicated to airing issues affecting the Halal market, overwhelmingly showed their support for the proposed scheme.

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UK: Eblex research reveals halal consumers’ priorities

| 28/10/2013 | Reply
UK: Eblex research reveals halal consumers’ priorities

Not stunning animals before slaughter is acceptable, according to 50% of UK Muslims in a recent survey. However, MeatInfo.co.uk can reveal, 12% disagreed and said animals could be stunned.

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Turkey: First International Halal Accreditation Forum held in Istanbul

| 28/10/2013 | Reply
Turkey: First International Halal Accreditation Forum held in Istanbul

Prime Minister of Turkey, addressed the inaugural ceremony of International Halal Accreditation Forum (IHAF), and welcomed all the international experts of the Halal Industry that came from different parts of the world.

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Opinion: World Islamic Economic Forum needs to under-promise and over-deliver

| 24/10/2013 | Reply
Opinion: World Islamic Economic Forum needs to under-promise and over-deliver

The WIEF is not just about Islamic finance, there will many other subjects covered, like US$2.3 trillion halal industry, but the US$1.3 trillion niche market seems to be the anchor tenant of the event. Why?

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Germany: First Halal Expo for German Speaking Markets

| 24/10/2013 | Reply
Germany: First Halal Expo for German Speaking Markets

The German speaking Halal market is comprised of approximately 5 million Muslim consumers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, with sales figures for Halal products amounting to around 4-5 billion Euro per year.

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Turkey: Turkish entrepreneur opens first online ‘halal’ sex shop

| 23/10/2013 | Reply
Turkey: Turkish entrepreneur opens first online ‘halal’ sex shop

He had been inspired to launch the site by friends who wanted sex advice and products but found the content on other websites and in specialist stores too explicit.

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UAE: European Halal Foods make entry into Dubai

| 22/10/2013 | Reply
UAE: European Halal Foods make entry into Dubai

Dubai FDI, the foreign investment office in the Department of Economic Development (DED), with the Austria Business Center has facilitated the establishment of a European halal foods company in Dubai.

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Sweden: Swedish Parents Furious Over Halal Meat In Schools

| 15/10/2013 | Reply
Sweden: Swedish Parents Furious Over Halal Meat In Schools

Schools in southern Sweden have been serving halal chicken in their school cafeterias for four years, but some students’ parents only recently found out and were furious at the news.

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UAE: Dubai Exports joins UAE display at Anuga in Germany

| 08/10/2013 | Reply
UAE: Dubai Exports joins UAE display at Anuga in Germany

Dubai’s increasing emphasis on manufacturing and the expanding facilities for exports and re-exports have also enabled the local food and beverage industry to compete globally.

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UK: New UK Halal Food Company Goes Nationwide

| 08/10/2013 | Reply
UK: New UK Halal Food Company Goes Nationwide

The agreement with Costcutter represents a major breakthrough for Brunei Wafirah UK which was founded only a few months ago as the UK arm of Brunei Wafirah Holdings back by the Brunei Government.

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Turkey: TSE to issue halal food certificates in Europe

| 08/10/2013 | Reply
Turkey:  TSE to issue halal food certificates in Europe

The Turkish Standards Institution (TSE) announced on Sunday plans to begin issuing halal food certificates in Europe to address growing demands by Muslim-Turkish consumers in Europe.

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Brunei: Boosting Brunei Halal Brand’s presence

| 07/10/2013 | Reply
Brunei: Boosting Brunei Halal Brand’s presence

H.M. Sultan of Brunei Darussalam’s anticipated visit to London for the World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) at the end of this month will be flanked with networking opportunities for the Brunei delegation.

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UK: London Festival Celebrates Halal Food

| 29/09/2013 | Reply
UK: London Festival Celebrates Halal Food

Accommodating the fast growing Muslims population in Britain, the first Halal food exhibition has been held in London to showcase the diversity of halal food, with dozens of exhibitors reflecting a growing market for the new industry all over the world.

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UK: Halal food ‘changing restaurant landscape’

| 28/09/2013 | Reply
UK: Halal food ‘changing restaurant landscape’

According to the latest census, there are 2.7 million Muslims in the UK with a spending power of over estimated in the region of £20bn. The population is rising and in the capital more than one in 10 inhabitants is now Muslim.

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UK: Halal meat sector could get its own assurance scheme

| 27/09/2013 | Reply
UK: Halal meat sector could get its own assurance scheme

The Halal meat sector could get its own assurance scheme, with red meat levy body Eblex currently working on draft proposals ahead on an industry meeting being held next month.

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Opinion: Why is Halal food so hard to find in Britain?

| 26/09/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Why is Halal food so hard to find in Britain?

Halal meat accounts for up to 15% of meat sales in the UK yet the options for Muslim foodies, or ‘haloodies’, are limited. But a new halal food festival hopes to highlight a market waiting to be tapped.

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Malaysia wants Islamic finance industry to ‘look west’

| 24/09/2013 | Reply
Malaysia wants Islamic finance industry to ‘look west’

With the backing of Maybank Islamic Bhd, the World Islamic Economic Foundation (WIEF) is working together with the Greater London Authority to boost trade and investment between Malaysia, the Association of South-East Asian Nations (Asean) and the UK.

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