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Abu Dhabi turns spotlight on USD 2.1 trillion Halal industry

| 11/11/2008 | Reply
Abu Dhabi turns spotlight on USD 2.1 trillion Halal industry

Abu
Dhabi becomes a focal point this week for key players in the Halal
industry, a rapidly expanding business now reaching 1.8 billion
consumers worldwide and worth an estimated USD 2.1 trillion. Opening
tomorrow (Tuesday) at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, the
three-day Halal World Expo, organised by IIR Middle East, aims to build
on its inaugural success last year, having immediately established
itself as the GCC’s leading exhibition dedicated to the global Halal
industry

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Canadian supplier to import high-end halal bison and elk

| 10/11/2008 | Reply
Canadian supplier to import high-end halal bison and elk

DUBAI: Prairie Halal Foods from Canada hopes to introduce halal bison
and Islam-friendly elk into high-end restaurants and hotels by next
month.

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Organisers Roping In Interesting Personalities For IIF2008 Dubai

| 06/11/2008 | Reply
Organisers Roping In Interesting Personalities For IIF2008 Dubai

The international conference segment of the
third International Islamic Fair 2008 (IIF2008) to be held in Dubai from
Dec 23-25, 2008 promises to be a thought-provoking affair with the expected
participation of personalities such as Malaysia’s former prime minister
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as well as a survivor of the Sept 11, 2001
attack on New York’s World Trade Centre.

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Islamic finance in focus at Abu Dhabi event – Billion dollar sector to be discussed during forum at Halal World Expo

| 04/11/2008 | Reply
Islamic finance in focus at Abu Dhabi event – Billion dollar sector to be discussed during forum at Halal World Expo

A
dedicated forum at next month’s Halal World Expo is throwing the
spotlight on the billion dollar Islamic finance sector in a move which
will be of great interest to UAE businesses and potential investors.

The GCC’s leading event dedicated to the global Halal industry,
which takes place from 11-13 November 2008 at the Abu Dhabi National
Exhibition Centre, organised by IIR Middle East, is set to feature
three illuminating seminars on Shari’ah compliant banking and financial
services.

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Profitable Future for Halal Industry

| 04/11/2008 | Reply
Profitable Future for Halal Industry

As a result of the
growing Halal industry, the second annual Halal World Expo (HWE) will be
taking place in the UAE. Spread over three days from November 11 to 13
at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. The HWE, which is being
organised by IIR, will bring producers from around the world together
to showcase their products as well as provide a venue to discuss such
issues as standardisation of the industry.

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cooperation of the governments to unify Halal criterions for proposals

| 01/11/2008 | Reply
cooperation of the governments to unify Halal criterions for proposals

The 24th session of the Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial
Cooperation (COMSEC) of the Organization of the Islamic Conference(OIC)
that was held in Istanbul, Turkey from 20 to 24 October 2008. In
addition to trade and investment among the member states, economical
cooperation strateg, solutions to combat poverty and stagnation, the
specification of the criterions in Halal food in Islamic countries were
issues of the discussion.

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Tapping the halal market

| 31/10/2008 | Reply
Tapping the halal market

Canadian livestock farmers are now starting to
tap into the Middle East market with a selection of premium meat
products. The Alberta Livestock Industry Development Fund (ALIDF)
is a collection of Canadian livestock farmers with a selection of premium meat
products. ALIDF is a not-for-profit company that was founded on
the collaborative ideals of the livestock industry and the support of
the Alberta government in Canada.


“Our company, Prairie Halal
Foods, is a private, Canadian-owned company. The company is a joint
venture between various established and reputable Canadian companies,”
says general manager, Wahid Kandil.

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United Airlines’ inaugural flight between Washington Dulles and Dubai begins Sunday

| 26/10/2008 | Reply
United Airlines’ inaugural flight between Washington Dulles and Dubai begins Sunday

CHICAGO, IL – United Airlines launches the first-ever nonstop service
on Sunday, October 26 between Washington, D.C., and Dubai. With the
inaugural flight, United becomes the only carrier to offer daily
nonstop service between these important centers of government and
commerce.

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The Dubai Mall to host first Waitrose store in the Middle East

| 26/10/2008 | Reply
The Dubai Mall to host first Waitrose store in the Middle East

Waitrose goes Halal for its new store in the Dubai Mall.

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Iran Halal Food expo slated for Feb. ’09

| 14/10/2008 | Reply
Iran Halal Food expo slated for Feb. ’09

Iran plans to hold its first
International Exhibition of Halal Food in February 2009, Iranian
Ambassador to China Javad Mansoori said in Beijing on Saturday.

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Philippines keen on UAE investments

| 08/10/2008 | Reply
Philippines keen on UAE investments

Dubai:
Ahead of the 5th Association of South East Asian Nations Finance
Ministers Investor Seminar in Dubai, Margarito B. Teves, Finance
Secretary of the Philippines, spoke to Gulf News about the potential for joint investment initiatives between the UAE and the Philippines.

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A Quarter of Meat Market in the Persian Gulf Belongs to Brazil’s Sadia

| 09/09/2008 | Reply
A Quarter of Meat Market in the Persian Gulf Belongs to Brazil’s Sadia

Brazilian company Sadia, a producer of meats and meat products, has
a 25% market share in the beef, whole-chicken and chicken-in-part
markets in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman
and Bahrain, all countries in the Gulf.

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Halal World Expo and Forum 2008

| 02/09/2008 | Reply
Halal World Expo and Forum 2008

Abu Dhabi is building a solid platform to create globalised standards
in the Halal industry, a rapidly expanding business now reaching 1.8
billion consumers worldwide and worth an estimated US$2.1 trillion. Abu Dhabi’s role in creating and developing a comprehensive Halal trade
event, bringing together major players and experts from around the
world, has been highlighted as an important catalyst.

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Summer outbound travel from UAE surges 20 per cent

| 20/08/2008 | Reply
Summer outbound travel from UAE surges 20 per cent

Those interested in capturing the tourists looking for Halal destinations should read this article to keep abreast of where the UAE residents are heading to take their holidays this summer. It is a market that cannot be ignored and when they come they bring the whole family and stay a while. If I was living in the UAE I sure would be heading for greener landscapes and fresh air during the summer months!

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Kuwait confirms halal investment in South; Kuwaiti-Thai MOU signed

| 16/08/2008 | Reply
Kuwait confirms halal investment in South; Kuwaiti-Thai MOU signed

Kuwait affirmed its interest in launching
the halal food industry in Thailand’s southernmost region and also
pledged to provide jobs for some 3,000 more workers from this country
to be employed in the Middle East state.

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Al Islami Cart awarded SGS Certification for Best Food Safety Practices

| 12/08/2008 | Reply
Al Islami Cart awarded SGS Certification for Best Food Safety Practices

Al Islami Foods, Dubai, a pioneer in the halal food industry, has been awarded
an SGS Cerfification for Best Food Safety and Hygience Practices
recognizing the company’s superior quality standards, best practices
and procedures established at Al Islami Cart project, a food franchise
model.


Mr Saleh Lootah, CEO, Al Islami Foods will be speaking at the International Halal Market Conference being held in Brunei Darussalem on the 16-17 August 2008.

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GCC seeks food supplies abroad

| 25/07/2008 | Reply
GCC seeks food supplies abroad

Faced with a scarcity of fertile
land, water shortages and surging world food prices, wealthy Arab
states in the Gulf are seeking to secure their food supplies by
investing in agriculture abroad.

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UAE signs MoU with Philippines to ensure food supply

| 23/07/2008 | Reply
UAE signs MoU with Philippines to ensure food supply

The Philippines is now
intensifying efforts to become a major player in the $500 billion
(Dh1.84 trillion) global halal market, so the UAE can count on the
Philippines as a reliable supplier of food products permissible under
Sharia.

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Quick continues its implantation in Algeria

| 17/07/2008 | Reply
Quick continues its implantation in Algeria

Here is a fast food chain that is ‘adapting its menu’ to meet the demand for Halal meat in Algeria. But being the ‘number 3’ hamburger chain in Europe we would hope their franchisees would realise the potential of turning their outlets Halal to include the millions of muslims across Europe and travelling to Europe as their customers. Their outlets in Morocco must be Halal as well, but would need this confirmed.

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‘Halal tourism’ for Gulf citizens on rise

| 14/07/2008 | Reply
‘Halal tourism’ for Gulf citizens on rise

This article on ‘Halal Tourism’ is right in line with a talk that will be given by Mr David Smith, Chief Executive and Futurist, Global Futures and Foresight at the International Halal Market Conference being held in Brunei Darussalem on th 16-17 August 2008. The topic of Mr Smith’s talk will be The Future of Islamic Tourism and the Halal Hospitality Business. More information on this conference and the programme can be downloaded from the top of this website.

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