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France: Most French see Islam too influential in society: poll

| 25/10/2012 | Reply
France: Most French see Islam too influential in society: poll

The survey by pollster Ifop in Le Figaro newspaper showed that 60 percent of people believed that Islam was “too important” in France in terms of its influence and visibility, up from 55 percent two years ago.

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Halal meat made in Switzerland

| 23/10/2012 | Reply
Halal meat made in Switzerland

According of the Swiss law, it is prohibited to slaughter the animals according to Islamic law. But being unhappy to lose such a great market, many slaughterhouses in Switzerland started to do it with a small change in the Halal slaughter.

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23 Rules for Face-to-Face Meetings

| 16/10/2012 | Reply
23 Rules for Face-to-Face Meetings

While a lot of business is conducted today over the Internet and the telephone, customers often want to meet you personally, just to make certain you’re the kind of person who can be trusted to deliver what you promise.

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Online passwords: keep it complicated

| 13/10/2012 | Reply
Online passwords: keep it complicated

By now, you probably have about 20 different passwords you’re struggling to remember. There must be an easier way. How do you stay one step ahead of the hackers – and still stay sane?

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Opinion: Why entrepreneurs need to learn from their mistakes more than their successes

| 13/10/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Why entrepreneurs need to learn from their mistakes more than their successes

James Caan recently carried out a performance review of one of his senior managers and gave him an overall score of seven. The guy asked why he had not scored him higher and he told him that he had not made enough mistakes in the last six months.

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UK: Halal boss hits back at KFC accreditation critics

| 11/10/2012 | Reply
UK: Halal boss hits back at KFC accreditation critics

The president of the Halal Food Authority (HFA) – which works with major manufacturers including Premier Foods and Kerry Foods ­– has mounted a staunch defence of his organisation after it came under fire by Halal organisations.

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UK: Akbars to open Chinese Halal outlet in Bradford

| 10/10/2012 | Reply
UK: Akbars to open Chinese Halal outlet in Bradford

The Akbars Group now also has restaurants in Leeds’ Eastgate and Greek Street, plus others in Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester, Middlesbrough, Newcastle, Sheffield and York.

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Dutch Government Planning Ban on ritual Slaughtering

| 07/10/2012 | Reply
Dutch Government Planning Ban on ritual Slaughtering

The draft decree, which was signed by Dutch Agriculture Minister Henk Bleker, was drawn up by the government to end two years of uncertainty about the future of the practice in the Netherlands.

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UK: Just Falafel launches new store in London

| 03/10/2012 | Reply
UK: Just Falafel launches new store in London

Dubai-based Just Falafel, one of the Middle East’s most dynamic emerging restaurant brands, launches in London with its flagship store opening in Monmouth St, Covent Garden, November 2012.

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UK: Defra grants £366,000 to Halal food park in Banham

| 02/10/2012 | Reply
UK: Defra grants £366,000 to Halal food park in Banham

The money comes from the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) and will be used to buy equipment to make burgers and sausages in the park’s meat processing facility. The money will also be match funded by the company.

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UK ‘missing out on £1bn Halal opportunity’

| 29/09/2012 | Reply
UK ‘missing out on £1bn Halal opportunity’

The UK meat industry is missing out on a £1bn export opportunity in the Middle East because it has failed to adopt Food Standards Agency (FSA) guidelines on halal, an expert has warned.

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France: Halal beauty products – growth in France

| 27/09/2012 | Reply
France: Halal beauty products – growth in France

The French halal C&T market has been a tough nut to crack but there is potential for growth. French Muslims often having lower incomes and hence looking for bargains not available from higher priced imports.

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UK Government Halal Consultation: Halal Under Threat?

| 24/09/2012 | Reply
UK Government Halal Consultation: Halal Under Threat?

DEFRA finally launched its consultation paper covering the re-drafting of current legislation that provides protection for Halal and Kosher slaughter. The Muslim and Jewish communities have been left until 24 October to defend religious slaughter.

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Salamworld, the Social Network for ‘Core Muslim Values’

| 21/09/2012 | Reply
Salamworld, the Social Network for ‘Core Muslim Values’

Salamworld has ambitious plans to launch in 17 countries by November, to offer counseling from certified imams; a library of e-books on Islamic heritage; city guides with information on Islamic centers and halal restaurants; Muslim news network.

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UK: How Halal is a growing presence in Wales’ food market

| 20/09/2012 | Reply
UK: How Halal is a growing presence in Wales’ food market

As Wales’ retailers and restaurants are responding to a changing marketplace, reflecting the country’s increasingly diverse and discerning consumers, also among these changes are the rise in the halal sections of supermarket aisles.

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UK: Halal chicken sold at KFC ‘may not be ‘real halal’

| 19/09/2012 | Reply
UK:  Halal chicken sold at KFC ‘may not be ‘real halal’

KFC sales of halal chicken, worth hundreds of thousands of pounds, may not meet the requirements of Islamic law, according to a leading group of Muslim scholars in the UK.

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UK: Scottish Government admit Halal meat is illegal

| 07/09/2012 | Reply
UK: Scottish Government admit Halal meat is illegal

As part of their consultation on upcoming changes in animal slaughter legislation the Scottish Government have admitted that the placing of non-stunned meat slaughtered in the UK into the general food chain has been illegal since 1995.

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Opinion: From MTV to Mecca

| 06/09/2012 | Reply
Opinion: From MTV to Mecca

At the height of Kristiane Backer’s career, a chance encounter with cricketer Imran Khan took her to Pakistan and subsequently led her to convert to Islam. In this interview Kristiane talks about her new book on her journey and how Islam inspired her.

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Opinion: More than just a blip on the virtual landscape

| 05/09/2012 | Reply
Opinion: More than just a blip on the virtual landscape

Blippar has sought to rework the advertising experience using augmented reality. (As with many tech start-ups, the company has its own lingo: adverts, or “blipps”, are “blipped”, rather than scanned.)

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Opinion: Newspapers have a bright future with tablets, but digital advertising is an issue

| 05/09/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Newspapers have a bright future with tablets, but digital advertising is an issue

Tablets may be the talk of this week’s World Newspaper Congress and World Editors Forum, but problems remain when it comes to digital ad revenues.

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