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Category: Middle East & Africa

Halal market valued at $1.2 trillion

| 09/02/2011 | 1 Reply
Halal market valued at $1.2 trillion

With halal food currently accounting for approximately one-fifth of world food trade according to Euromonitor International, the provider of global business intelligence and strategic market analysis, food and beverage companies across the globe are recognising the considerable opportunities presented by this industry segment.

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Qatar: Qatar emulates Malaysia on Islamic banking

| 08/02/2011 | Reply
Qatar: Qatar emulates Malaysia on Islamic banking

Qatar, in requiring banks from HSBC Holdings Plc to Doha Bank QSC to close units offering Syariah- compliant services, is emulating Malaysia, the world’s biggest market for Islamic debt.

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IRAN: Tehran hosting Halal products exhibition

| 06/02/2011 | Reply
IRAN: Tehran hosting Halal products exhibition

The second International Halal Fair and Forum has opened in Tehran, with more than 75 domestic and foreign firms showcasing their halal products.

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UAE: Demand for halal products on the rise

| 05/02/2011 | Reply
UAE: Demand for halal products on the rise

More than 80 per cent of the world halal trade is done by non-Muslim countries, both in the West and East, who, by utilising the halal brand to their economic benefit, have become the biggest exporters of halal products in the world.

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Kuwait: Resolutions from the ‘First Gulf Conference on Halal and its Services’

| 03/02/2011 | Reply
Kuwait: Resolutions from the ‘First Gulf Conference on Halal and its Services’

Under the patronage of His Excellency Chancellor Rashed Abdul Mohsen Al-Hammad, Deputy Prime Minister for Legal Affairs, and Minister of Justice, the Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, the First Gulf Conference on Halal and its Services was held from 20-22 Safar 1432 AH corresponding to 24 to 26 January 2011, in the Holiday Inn Hotel, Salmiya, Kuwait.

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UAE: Speading awareness is crucial to food safety

| 03/02/2011 | Reply
UAE: Speading awareness is crucial to food safety

In reply to a question about halal food in the UAE, Sharif said the country’s strategy since 1986 is based on three main points to verify whether imported food is halal, which include the commitment of the source country, the food export documents and field inspection visits to food plants in other countries.

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Global Food Crisis: A Bowl of Opportunities for Muslim World

| 03/02/2011 | Reply
Global Food Crisis: A Bowl of Opportunities for Muslim World

Dinar Standard founder Rafi’uddin Shikoh will be presenting “Food Security and Opportunities in OIC Markets” at the World Halal Forum on 4-5 April.

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Cooperation between Iran, Malaysia Benefits Muslim World

| 27/01/2011 | Reply
Cooperation between Iran, Malaysia Benefits Muslim World

Iran and Malaysia have expanded their bilateral relations and mutual cooperation in recent years, specially in the field of economy.

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USA: IFANCA to Speak at First Gulf Conference on Halal Industry and its Services in Kuwait

| 27/01/2011 | Reply
USA: IFANCA to Speak at First Gulf Conference on Halal Industry and its Services in Kuwait

Dr. Chaudry said that IFANCA was proud to be part of the historic conference, and wishes the conference goals’ to receive an astounding success. “The First Gulf Conference on Halal Industry and its Services will raise the global food and beverage industry’s awareness of halal to a higher level,” says Dr. Chaudry.

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Kuwait: Kuwait hosts ‘halal’ industry conference

| 25/01/2011 | Reply
Kuwait: Kuwait hosts ‘halal’ industry conference

This is the first Gulf conference on halal industry being organized here by the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs in collaboration with the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) and the food inspection commission of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

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UAE: Watch out for haram food on holiday, Muslims warned

| 19/01/2011 | Reply
UAE: Watch out for haram food on holiday, Muslims warned

Dubai Municipality’s food control department has produced a leaflet containing common non-halal food terms. It is available to the public, and 5,000 copies will soon be handed out at Dubai International Airport.

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Kenya: Farmer’s Choice targets UAE meat market

| 15/01/2011 | Reply
Kenya: Farmer’s Choice targets UAE meat market

The company said plans are complete and within the next few months, the company would roll out the expansion plan also targeting Egypt within Africa. Farmer’s Choice recently completed the construction of a $4 million dollar slaughter house facility.

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Nigeria: Interest-free cooperative: A reliable source of finance

| 15/01/2011 | 2 Replies
Nigeria: Interest-free cooperative: A reliable source of finance

The concept of interest-free co-operative is an integral part of the Islamic economic system. What we are familiar with is the conventional co-operative system of financing, which according to its operations, is interest-based.

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Iran to enhance trade with Asian countries

| 13/01/2011 | Reply
Iran to enhance trade with Asian countries

Iran and Pakistan can increase trade with each other and the private sectors of both countries should come forward to exploit these trade opportunities, said Iran’s Commerce Minister Mehdi Ghazanfari, while addressing a meeting at the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI)

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Oman: A’saffa Foods enters 2011 with new identity and new brands

| 10/01/2011 | Reply
Oman: A’saffa Foods enters 2011 with new identity and new brands

One of the Sultanate’s largest producers of poultry products changed their name from A’Saffa Poultry to A’Saffa Foods earlier this year to facilitate their plans to diversify and expand their range of Halal and 100 per cent healthy and tasty food products into new markets.

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Opinion: Could the U.S. be Considered an ‘Islamic’ Country?

| 10/01/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Could the U.S. be Considered an ‘Islamic’ Country?

The idea of a checklist of qualities by which we can identify an ‘Islamic’ country doesn’t appear to hold water in the modern world. And this realisation has profound implications for the oft-repeated phrases of Dar al Islam and Dar al Kufr which are still used to shape Muslim thinking about world affairs.

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Opinion: Giving credit where it is due

| 02/01/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Giving credit where it is due

As a follow-up to the Unsung Stars of Islamic Finance article, which received interesting circulation, Rushdi Siddiqui wants to acknowledge their efforts with the inaugural Islamic Finance Agitation Awards.

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Makkah’s new look evokes harsh criticism

| 30/12/2010 | Reply
Makkah’s new look evokes harsh criticism

Jeddah: It is an architectural absurdity. Just south of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, the Muslim world’s holiest site, a kitsch rendition of London’s Big Ben is nearing completion. Called the Royal Mecca Clock Tower, it will be one of the tallest buildings in the world.

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Qatar: Panel to discuss new GCC food proposals

| 28/12/2010 | Reply
Qatar: Panel to discuss new GCC food proposals

The 13th meeting of the GCC Technical Committee for Foods and Agricultural Products, which was opened yesterday in Doha, will discuss several important issues governing the import and sale of food products in Qatar, a spokesman for the Ministry of Environment said.

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Russia: Yamal Looks to Export Reindeer Meat to Qatar

| 22/12/2010 | Reply
Russia: Yamal Looks to Export Reindeer Meat to Qatar

When rival energy producers Russia and Qatar talk business, it’s no longer only about natural gas — they’re talking reindeer meat, which Russia has promised to export and butcher according to Muslim dietary law.

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