Category: Regional news

Saudi Arabia starts high-speed train services between Makkah and Madinah

| 18/09/2018 | Reply
Saudi Arabia starts high-speed train services between Makkah and Madinah

The 450km line will link the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah via Jeddah and the King Abdullah Economic City of Rabigh.

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UK: Peer demands Halal and Kosher meat should be labelled

| 15/09/2018 | Reply
UK: Peer demands Halal and Kosher meat should be labelled

Meat taken from animals that are slaughtered in the Halal or Kosher way without pre-stunning “should be labelled in shops”, a Lib Dem peer has said.

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Meet the Brits behind London’s first gourmet halal steak delivery firm

| 12/09/2018 | Reply
Meet the Brits behind London’s first gourmet halal steak delivery firm

Founded in June 2016, gourmet meat delivery firm Halalnivore is one of the more inventive additions to the capital’s thriving premium halal food scene.

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All-natural halal beauty brand Al-Hur Beauty launches in Malaysia

| 10/09/2018 | Reply
All-natural halal beauty brand Al-Hur Beauty launches in Malaysia

Al-Hur Beauty is currently available through 5 stockists, independent stockists, as well as their own internal sales team.

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Opinion: What are the barriers to growth in the halal industry?

| 10/09/2018 | Reply
Opinion: What are the barriers to growth in the halal industry?

The intention is to provide transparency and reliability, whilst aiming to boost the sector’s presence in the international market, in turn benefiting producers worldwide.

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Philippines: DOST-supported Halal center building set to open

| 03/09/2018 | Reply
Philippines: DOST-supported Halal center building set to open

If you were a food manufacturer, you would be crazy to not put your mind and wallet in the consistently ballooning trade of halal foods across the world.

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Saudi grand mufti praises MWL’s control of halal meat imports

| 03/09/2018 | Reply
Saudi grand mufti praises MWL’s control of halal meat imports

A royal decree gave the MWL sole responsibly for issuing halal certificates, in recognition of its international-relations expertise in coordinating and cooperating with local and international bodies.

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Chechen Republic, Brunei to begin cooperation in various sectors

| 31/08/2018 | Reply
Chechen Republic, Brunei to begin cooperation in various sectors

Since the population of Chechnya is 100 per cent Muslim, they can offer Islamic and halal tourism to the Brunei market. During discussions with DARe, they also put forward their interest in developing Halal cosmetics

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UAE consumers among top spenders in cosmetics, personal care globally

| 31/08/2018 | Reply
UAE consumers among top spenders in cosmetics, personal care globally

An increased focus on natural skincare treatments, non-invasive beauty procedures and the growing influence of beauty and lifestyle bloggers has contributed to a steady growth in the UAE’s beauty sector.

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Malaysia: Jakim expects 10pct increase in halal exports

| 27/08/2018 | Reply
Malaysia:  Jakim expects 10pct increase in halal exports

The Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) is expecting an increase of 10 per cent in halal exports this year from RM45 billion in 2017.

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Major summit to prescribe local expansion for fast-growing sector in Saudi Arabia

| 27/08/2018 | Reply
Major summit to prescribe local expansion for fast-growing sector in Saudi Arabia

Localization of Saudi Arabia’s fast-growing, multibillion-dollar pharmaceutical industry will top the agenda at a high-profile food and drug conference in Riyadh next month.

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Brazil meat sector reels from trade bans, transport woes

| 25/08/2018 | Reply
Brazil meat sector reels from trade bans, transport woes

Brazil’s chicken exports could fall to around 4.20 million tonnes in 2018, from 4.32 million tonnes last year, due to a European Union ban on the Brazilian product in April.

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UK: Government urged to clarify slaughter policy

| 24/08/2018 | Reply
UK: Government urged to clarify slaughter policy

The BVA is calling on the Government to urgently clarify whether UK lamb exported under a new trade deal with Saudi Arabia will be stunned before slaughter.

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Dubai: How Rabia Z built a modest fashion empire

| 23/08/2018 | Reply
Dubai: How Rabia Z built a modest fashion empire

Rabia Z – has been focusing on the official launch of her Rabia Z Modest Fashion Academy, plus her online Rabia Z Mentorship Program. Then there’s her consulting work.

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Halal certification keeps Japan linked to Southeast Asian supply chains

| 23/08/2018 | Reply
Halal certification keeps Japan linked to Southeast Asian supply chains

Two of Japan’s biggest transport companies, Nippon Express and Yusen Logistics, have taken a step toward growing their business in Southeast Asia by gaining Halal certification for shipping goods in compliance with Islamic law.

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Ukraine, UAE to increase volume of bilateral agricultural trade

| 22/08/2018 | Reply
Ukraine, UAE to increase volume of bilateral agricultural trade

According to the results of 2017, the trade turnover of agricultural and food products between Ukraine and the UAE amounted to $180 million, including $170 million for the export of Ukrainian products.

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Opinion: The economic impact of Eid al-Adha and the $400 billion Halal food market

| 22/08/2018 | Reply
Opinion: The economic impact of Eid al-Adha and the $400 billion Halal food market

The story of Eid al-Adha is the biblical story of Abraham and his willingness to sacrifice his son to God. Before Abraham could sacrifice his child, God provided him with a ram instead.

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Singapore: Pharma Forum – Sales & Marketing Innovation

| 21/08/2018 | Reply
Singapore: Pharma Forum – Sales & Marketing Innovation

HALAL will be one of the main discussion points as the pharma industry is slowly moving towards providing the wide public with HALAL certified pharmaceuticals.

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BioCell Collagen® Offers Scientific Session at Vitafoods Singapore

| 21/08/2018 | Reply
BioCell Collagen® Offers Scientific Session at Vitafoods Singapore

BioCell Collagen® is available in a Halal version certified to Malaysian Standard 1500 (MS 1500) by the Halal Quality Control/ Halal Certification Germany.

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China to open halal bio-gelatine manufacturing plant in Melaka

| 21/08/2018 | Reply
China to open halal bio-gelatine manufacturing plant in Melaka

Gansu Amin Bio Halal Gelatine Co Ltd (Aminbio), the largest halal gelatine company in China’s Gansu province is set to open a bio-gelatine manufacturing plant in Melaka.

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