Category: Europe

The Growth Potential for Halal cosmetics

| 30/09/2011 | 2 Replies
The Growth Potential for Halal cosmetics

The latest in green cosmetics comes from the ancient Islamic tradition of halal. Although halal products have been around for a few years, a recent report has shown that the market is set to grow.

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UK: Meeting Needs, Setting Precedents-Islamic Services in Britain

| 28/09/2011 | Reply
UK: Meeting Needs, Setting Precedents-Islamic Services in Britain

It has been widely recognized by mainstream private companies in Britain that the needs of the Muslim community need to be addressed and accommodated in order for businesses not to lose out on the ‘green pound.’ This article examines the different strands of practical services that have recently developed in response to Muslims’ needs across the UK.

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Pakistan: Belgium can provide technical, financial support

| 21/09/2011 | Reply
Pakistan: Belgium can provide technical, financial support

Tariq Iqbal Puri, Chief Executive Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) while meeting with Michel Kempeneers, Director, Asia-Pacific Wallonia Foreign Trade and Investment Agency (AWEX), Belgium asked him for Belgium’s technical and financial support in the areas of meat, pharmaceuticals, corporate agriculture and halal food meat certification and logistic etc.

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Denmark: Muslims want independent body to supervise halal slaughter

| 19/09/2011 | Reply
Denmark: Muslims want independent body to supervise halal slaughter

The Danish Islamic Faith Society and 35 other Muslim associations joined together to stop what they say is non-halal meat (stun bolt) sold as halal.

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Money politics and political freedom

| 17/09/2011 | Reply
Money politics and political freedom

There are a number of Muslim majority and non-Muslim countries that have declared themselves to be Islamic finance hubs and halal food hubs. Malaysia is ranked 56th out of 178 countries (with a score of 4.4), Turkey also 56th (4.4), UAE 28th (6.3), Bahrain 48th (4.9), Brunei 38th (5.5), the UK 20th (7.6), France 25th (6.8), Luxembourg 11th (8.5), Singapore 1st (9.3), Hong Kong 13th (8.4), and Indonesia 110th (2.8).

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UK: Google predicts the Internet could help create 365,000 new UK jobs by 2015

| 12/09/2011 | Reply
UK: Google predicts the Internet could help create 365,000 new UK jobs by 2015

Google drives home the point, backed by other technology companies, that businesses across Europe need to understand a series of digital “mega-trends” if they want to be able to reap the full benefits of what the Internet can offer. Recent trends include a shift to mobile, the adoption of Cloud-based technologies and online media could all help encourage innovation.

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Turkey: 4th Int’l Halal and Nutritious Food Conference

| 11/09/2011 | Reply
Turkey:  4th Int’l Halal and Nutritious Food Conference

The 4th International Halal and Nutritious Food Conference will be held on the 13-14 October 2011 in Istanbul simultaneously with the Halal & Healthy Products Fair by GIMDES with the theme “Importance of a global single standard for increasing Halal food trade”.

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Halal Beauty – The Next steps

| 09/09/2011 | Reply
Halal Beauty – The Next steps

Being able to choose Halal when it comes to cosmetic purchases is still a relatively new concept with the vast majority of brands yet to celebrate their fifth birthday. So far it looks like Halal cosmetics fit very neatly (at least on a scientific level) alongside other Natural, Environmentally conscious, pure and animal-testing free cosmetic ranges. So do we need Halal personal care?

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Opinion: Uncommon alliances: Muslim and Jew, left and right

| 02/09/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Uncommon alliances: Muslim and Jew, left and right

In October, the Dutch Senate will consider the ban on ritual slaughter enacted by the parliament’s lower house in June 2011. Self-described as “an institution that pays little heed to ideas which happen to be fashionable at the time,” the Senate has no one party that holds a majority. It will therefore be interesting to see whether it is able to protect religious freedom or succumb to the pressure to limit it through this law.

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Turkey: Turkish companies’ eye on $1 trillion halal food market

| 01/09/2011 | Reply
Turkey: 	 Turkish companies’ eye on $1 trillion halal food market

The TSE announced in June that it would start issuing halal certificates this fall. According to the TSE, interest from Turkish food companies, mainly meat producers, is high as more than 20 applications for a halal certificate from the TSE came in last month.

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First Halal certified restaurant in BiH and the region of Balkan

| 25/08/2011 | Reply
First Halal certified restaurant in BiH and the region of Balkan

Restaurant “Terasa” Ilidža (Sarajevo) is the first halal certified restaurant in BiH and the region of Balkan that has implemented the requirements of Halal standard BAS 1049:2010 and Halal Certification Guide for Service, and its preparation and serving of halal food align to the needs of consumers.

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UK: Leicester woman fulfils halal cosmetics firm dream

| 19/08/2011 | Reply
UK: Leicester woman fulfils halal cosmetics firm dream

A mother of two fulfilled her dream to have her own Halal make-up collection. In July, with the help of her husband and family, she launched Miracle Halal Mineralz.

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UAE: Muslim Holiday-makers head to ‘now affordable’ Europe

| 18/08/2011 | Reply
UAE: Muslim Holiday-makers head to ‘now affordable’ Europe

Holiday-makers from Qatar are heading to destinations in Europe, making use of the present economic frost sweeping across the euro zone countries, tourism industry experts have observed.

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UK: Nando’s halal call

| 17/08/2011 | Reply
UK: Nando’s halal call

A PETITION has been set up to add halal meat to the menu at the new Nando’s restaurant in Peterborough city centre.

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UK: Middle Eastern visitors favour Westfield London

| 16/08/2011 | Reply
UK: Middle Eastern visitors favour Westfield London

July has seen a large influx of Middle Eastern shoppers to Westfield London shopping centre, while retailers have reported uplift in Middle Eastern customers mainly from Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, including members of Gulf Royal families as regular Westfield London visitors.

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Opinion: Turn off social networks in times of crisis?

| 14/08/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Turn off social networks in times of crisis?

Amidst widespread calls from MPs, David Cameron has pledged to investigate the possibility of turning off social networks during times of crisis, lumping Britain in with some rather unsavory company.

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Opinion: Legacy of a society that believes in nothing

| 13/08/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Legacy of a society that believes in nothing

All the main religions are unshakeable when it comes to self-evident truths about right and wrong; about stealing, harming others, coveting goods, instant gratification and so on.

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Opinion: The moral decay of UK society is as bad at the top as the bottom

| 12/08/2011 | Reply
Opinion: The moral decay of UK society is as bad at the top as the bottom

Criminality in our streets cannot be dissociated from the moral disintegration in the highest ranks of modern British society. The last two decades have seen a terrifying decline in standards among the British governing elite. It has become acceptable for our politicians to lie and to cheat. An almost universal culture of selfishness and greed has grown up.

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France: Quick Keeps Halal Branches Open till Midnight for Ramadan

| 11/08/2011 | Reply
France: Quick Keeps Halal Branches Open till Midnight for Ramadan

Since 1 August, halal branches of Quick restaurants, France’s leading fastfood chain, have extended their business hours from 10 PM until midnight to accommodate their Muslim customers who have to wait until after sunset to eat. This is a first for Quick, which had not adjusted its business hours in previous years.

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Opinion: What turns people into looters?

| 11/08/2011 | Reply
Opinion: What turns people into looters?

Many in the UK are reeling after days of images of brazen thefts and wanton damage during the riots, but just where is the tipping point when people think they can start looting?

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