Category: Middle East & Africa

Al Salam, Thai firm in agribusiness venture

| 22/06/2009 | Reply
Al Salam, Thai firm in agribusiness venture

Bahrain-based Al Salam Bank and Charoen Pokphand Group (CP Group),
one of the largest food and agricultural companies in the world based
in Thailand, have formed an agribusiness alliance.

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Al Salam Bank ventures into farming business

| 22/06/2009 | Reply
Al Salam Bank ventures into farming business

Bahrain-based Al Salam Bank is moving into the agricultural
industry. The bank yesterday announced it had signed a memorandum of
understanding (MoU) with Thailand’s Charoen Pokphand Group (CP Group),
a major global food and agricultural company.
“This MOU signifies CP Group and Al Salam’s intent to establish
Bahrain as the ‘Halal Food Hub’ of the Mena region,” said CP
vice-chairman Eam Ngamdamronk.

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Halal – Missing the Boat? (Part I & II)

| 16/06/2009 | Reply
Halal – Missing the Boat? (Part I & II)

The Halal industry is rapidly expanding as a global phenomenon, and corporations large and small are working to carve out their niche in this lucrative market. But there is a noticeable lack of Muslim, and especially Arab, participation as active entrepreneurs and investors. Have we missed booking a passage on our own boat?

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Sookh and ye shall find

| 16/06/2009 | Reply
Sookh and ye shall find

A deli-style halal butchery is a welcome addition to Joburg’s northern suburbs. Hilary Biller checked out its offerings.

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Al Islami Foods launches ‘100 Schools Health Awareness Drive’

| 10/06/2009 | Reply
Al Islami Foods launches ‘100 Schools Health Awareness Drive’

DUBAI – As part of the corporate social
responsibility programme for the education sector, Al Islami Foods, a
leading halal food producer in the Middle East, today launched the ‘100
Schools Health Awareness Drive’ across the UAE to combat the growing
obesity and diabetes.

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Thai, UAE talks to set up livestock farms

| 04/06/2009 | Reply
Thai, UAE talks to set up livestock farms

The UAE Government is holding talks with Thailand about plans to
develop huge livestock farms and produce halal products in the
Southeast Asian country.

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Sanha to host 4th halal conference

| 03/06/2009 | Reply
Sanha to host 4th halal conference

The South African National Halaal Authority (Sanha) is set to host its
4th International Halaal Conference in Johannesburg next month. The
event which is once again running concurrently with the Africa Big
Seven Exhibition at Gallagher Estate is themed ‘Serving the Winning
Choice,’ and will see various halaal role players from around the world
converging to explore the untapped opportunities for Africa and beyond.

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Kuwait fast food breaks records

| 01/06/2009 | Reply
Kuwait fast food breaks records

This story gets the HalalFocus award for the worst Halal industry achievement we have ever come across.

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Halal Products on the Rise in Kuwait

| 19/05/2009 | Reply
Halal Products on the Rise in Kuwait

DUBLIN—Research and Markets released its ‘Kuwait Food and Drink Report’
which provides independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on
Kuwait’s food and drink industry. According to the report, the market
for halal foods is large and growing rapidly.

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Halal: Buying Muslim

| 15/05/2009 | Reply
Halal: Buying Muslim

Time was, buying Muslim meant avoiding pork and alcohol and getting
your meat from a halal butcher, who slaughtered in accordance with
Islamic principles. But the halal food market has exploded in the past
decade and is now worth an estimated $632 billion annually, according
to the
Halal Journal, a Kuala Lumpur-based magazine. That’s
about 16% of the entire global food industry. Throw in the fast-growing
Islam-friendly finance sector and the myriad other products and
services — cosmetics, real estate, hotels, fashion, insurance — that
comply with Islamic law and the teachings of the Koran, and the sector
is worth well over $1 trillion a year.

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MATRADE To Sign MoU With ITFC

| 06/05/2009 | Reply
MATRADE To Sign MoU With ITFC

KUALA LUMPUR — The Malaysia External
Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) will sign a memorandum of
understanding (MoU) with the International Islamic Trade Finance
Corporation (ITFC), to pave the way for collaboration in areas of trade
promotion and capacity building.


The ITFC, located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, was established within
the Islamic Development Bank group, for the principal activity of
providing trade finance and promoting trade within the Organisation of
the Islamic Conference (OIC) member countries.

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‘Experience Halaal’ showcase in Cape Town in May

| 03/05/2009 | Reply
‘Experience Halaal’ showcase in Cape Town in May

South Africa’s only dedicated Halal food, beverage and lifestyle show event of
the year is preparing for its inaugural outing at the Cape Town
International Convention Centre from 28 – 31 May. The Experience Halaal
showcase is incorporated in the Winter Cape Gourmet Festival and will
host halaal food and beverage retailers and manufacturers, “with the
common objective of sampling, selling and brand building to a targeted
audience, which crosses all religious groups”

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Saudi-Phillipine food production joint ventures in the cards

| 27/04/2009 | Reply
Saudi-Phillipine food production joint ventures in the cards

Saudi Arabia’s desire to secure its sources of food for its
citizens by establishing overseas joint ventures in food production has
received a positive response from a Philippine trade delegation.

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Global acceptance of halal industry growing

| 22/04/2009 | Reply
Global acceptance of halal industry growing

GLOBAL acceptance
of the halal industry is growing at a feverish pace based on the keen
interest shown by local and international firms, to participate in the
Malaysia International Halal Showcase 2009 (Mihas 2009).





To be
held from May 6-10 at the Matrade Exhibition & Convention Centre
(MECC) here, about 490 firms have confirmed their participation in the
event, Mihas chief executive officer Mohd Shukri Abdullah said.

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UAE Market report shows good growth for Halal sector

| 17/04/2009 | Reply
UAE Market report shows good growth for Halal sector

Despite the current global economic outlook, the food and drink sector, and especially the Halal sub-sector has been receiving a lot of new interest lately. With companies like Canada’s Prairie Halal and the UAE’s Al Islami continuing their expansion, the Halal sector seems likely to buck the general trend.

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Middle East re-opens markets to English meat

| 27/03/2009 | Reply
Middle East re-opens markets to English meat

Industry leaders have welcomed news that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has lifted its ban on English meat. In
a bid to promote quality English halal lamb to Middle Eastern
countries, EBLEX visited the Dubai Gulfood Exhibition last month, a
trip which generated significant interest from a number of potential
buyers.

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UAE-based Al Islami Foods enters into partnership with Intercol

| 25/03/2009 | Reply
UAE-based Al Islami Foods enters into partnership with Intercol

BAHRAIN. Consolidating its presence in the GCC region, Al Islami
Foods, a leading halal food producer in the Middle East, today
announced its re-launch in Bahrain and distribution agreement with the
International Agencies Co in press conference held here in Bahrain
today.

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GCC states welcome FTA with Malaysia

| 20/03/2009 | Reply
GCC states welcome FTA with Malaysia

Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries welcomed the launch
of negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Malaysia within
the year 2009, a Malaysian official said on Thursday.

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GCC Countries Attractive Locations For Malaysian Companies

| 18/03/2009 | Reply
GCC Countries Attractive Locations For Malaysian Companies

Countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council
(GCC) especially in major cities such as Dubai, are increasingly
offering attractive locations for Malaysian companies that intend to
grow their business in the Halal food products, healthcare and
information communication technology (ICT) industries.

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Saudi Arabia A Good Option For Malaysian Business

| 18/03/2009 | Reply
Saudi Arabia A Good Option For Malaysian Business

DUBAI
(Bernama) — Malaysian companies have been urged to grab various
business and investment opportunities in Saudi Arabia, the largest
market in the Middle East, and in areas such as housing, education,
halal industry, furniture, tourism, healthcare and franchising.

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