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Australia: Beef exporters face Halal certification hike

| 24/04/2013 | Reply
Australia: Beef exporters face Halal certification hike

Issues surrounding halal certification and pre-slaughter stunning have underlined the ongoing challenges beef and cattle exporters continue to face in Indonesia. MUI has delisted key Halal certifier, Australian Halal Food Services AHFS.

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Muslim Travel Boom

| 13/04/2013 | Reply
Muslim Travel Boom

THE international tourism industry is gradually awakening to an emerging travel market that is twice the size of China’s, and bigger than that of the US – affluent Muslim holidaymakers with money to spend.

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Australia: Qantas takes pork off menu after Emirates tie-up

| 08/04/2013 | Reply
Australia:  Qantas takes pork off menu after Emirates tie-up

Australian airline Qantas Airways has removed food items containing pork and alcohol from its in-flight menu on routes that transit through Dubai starting 1 April.

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Australia: Halal Easter eggs and cat food: where big money meets religion

| 28/03/2013 | Reply
Australia: Halal Easter eggs and cat food: where big money meets religion

Cadbury will sell a mountain of chocolates this Easter. It has been careful to make sure that its products are certified as halal, even though it is not necessary. Hundreds of companies in Australia do the same. Halal certification has become a big business.

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UAE: Global Halal food producers upbeat on Mideast growth prospects

| 02/03/2013 | Reply
UAE: Global Halal food producers upbeat on Mideast growth prospects

At the four-day Gulfood, the biggest food and hospitality fair which ended here Thursday, meat producers from East and West said the demand for Islamic or halal food emerged to an accepted global mainstream taste.

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Australia’s debut Sukuk to fund solar power project

| 06/02/2013 | Reply
Australia’s debut Sukuk to fund solar power project

SGI-Mitabu, a consortium of two Australian solar companies, The Solar Guys International and Mitabu Australia, are planning to finance an Indonesian solar power project using Sukuk.

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Indonesia works on animal welfare in abattoirs

| 19/10/2012 | Reply
Indonesia works on animal welfare in abattoirs

A global animal welfare organisation has embarked on a three-year project with veterinarians in Indonesia to improve welfare standards in the country’s abattoirs.

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New Zealand: Launches a Halal Guide for the Muslim markets

| 27/09/2012 | Reply
New Zealand: Launches a Halal Guide for the Muslim markets

Tourism New Zealand is committed to further enhancing New Zealand’s position as visitor destination in emerging Halal markets and this guide is about supporting the delivery of a quality visitor experience for travellers once they are there.

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Opinion: ‘Shariah-compliant’ tourism opens new markets

| 17/09/2012 | Reply
Opinion: ‘Shariah-compliant’ tourism opens new markets

These days, more and more Muslim travellers are looking for the “halal” label on hotels, restaurants and even airlines when they travel. One-quarter of the world’s population is Muslim and they are becoming a growing sector of the world’s economy

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New Zealand: Say Hello to Halal

| 02/09/2012 | Reply
New Zealand: Say Hello to Halal

In the latest New Zealand study, more than 36,000 people identified themselves as Muslim. Already some of our nation’s most forward-thinking companies are successfully tapping into this market. Unsurprisingly, dairy is leading the way.

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Opinion: Global travel industry gears up for Muslim tourist boom

| 29/07/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Global travel industry gears up for Muslim tourist boom

A study was conducted in 47 countries by Singapore-based halal travel specialist Crescentrating, along with DinarStandard, a US-based firm that tracks the Muslim lifestyle market. The availability of halal food tops the list of Muslim travellers’ requirements, according to the survey.

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NZ: World’s biggest brand? Not McDonald’s but Halal

| 13/07/2012 | 1 Reply
NZ: World’s biggest brand? Not McDonald’s but Halal

People may think that Google or McDonald’s are the biggest brands in the world, but that’s just because they’re not thinking of halal, says billionaire Malaysian businessman Tan Sri Halim Saad.

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NZ: Meat exporter gains from Halal challenge

| 21/06/2012 | 2 Replies
NZ: Meat exporter gains from Halal challenge

New Zealand has gone from being a “distant farm” for Great Britain to establishing itself as a world leader in the halal meat market. The country has 48 certified processing plants and employs more than 200 qualified halal meatworkers.

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New Zealand: Conference to spotlight growing halal economy

| 10/06/2012 | Reply
New Zealand: Conference to spotlight growing halal economy

Opportunities in the fast-growing global halal economy are to be the focus of the inaugural Asia Dialogue conference, organised by the Business School and the New Zealand Asia Institute. With halal becoming a popular lifestyle choice elsewhere, it is expected to increase in importance for New Zealand exporters.

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Australia: RSPCA wants stunning exemptions killed

| 11/05/2012 | Reply
Australia: RSPCA wants stunning exemptions killed

THE RSPCA is renewing calls for a ban on slaughter practices that don’t use stunning for sheep and cattle if the Government does not move to reform current exemptions granted for religious reasons.

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Australia: “Halal” medicine now a option for Australian Muslims

| 23/04/2012 | Reply
Australia: “Halal” medicine now a option for Australian Muslims

Australia has its first “Halal friendly pharmacy” that may herald a new niche in the competitive retail pharmacy market. A large segment of Muslim consumers are requesting medicines that are Halal.

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Opinion: Half-a-trillion-dollar Halal industry looks for credibility

| 27/03/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Half-a-trillion-dollar Halal industry looks for credibility

But it’s a market strewn with confusion, as separate Muslim countries try to establish recognised standards and producers from outside the Muslim world also hurry to enter the market. That leaves many Muslim consumers crying out for reliable brands that will help them guide their choices.

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Muslim rival to Facebook calls for NZ members

| 21/03/2012 | Reply
Muslim rival to Facebook calls for NZ members

Details of the approved site will be discussed at the 7th World Halal Forum in Kuala Lumpur next month, which will be attended by representations from the Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand.

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Opinion: Using cameras in abbattoirs to monitor animal welfare

| 02/03/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Using cameras in abbattoirs to monitor animal welfare

Dr Temple Grandin has made humane treatment of cattle, her life’s work. She consults to Arrowsight in the US and has helped design over half of all the cattle abattoirs in North America. She says cameras have stopped false reporting by supervisors.

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Indonesia: Animal welfare issues exposed again by animal activists

| 02/03/2012 | Reply
Indonesia: Animal welfare issues exposed again by animal activists

THE live export industry is facing fresh pressure to clean up its act with new vision of cruelty in Indonesian abattoirs uncovered by animal activists, despite strict new rules for exporters being in place for nearly six months.

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