Category: Regional news

South Africa: Quiet power of modest fashion hits the catwalk

| 01/10/2017 | Reply
South Africa: Quiet power of modest fashion hits the catwalk

“Modest fashion is having a moment and it would be sad to see this opportunity lost if South Africans in the fashion industry don’t pick up on it now.” Blogger Zainub Slemang van Rijmenant.

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Halal sausage maker to quadruple production

| 30/09/2017 | Reply
Halal sausage maker to quadruple production

Turkmenistan halal meat producer Taze Ay plans to increase sausage production by 400% after securing a loan from a London bank investing in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

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The Halal Expo in Moscow attracts the attention of buyers from 25 countries

| 29/09/2017 | Reply
The Halal Expo in Moscow attracts the attention of buyers from 25 countries

The 8th International Exhibition Moscow Halal Expo 2017 will be held at the end of autumn – November 16-18, 2017 in the Sokolniki Culture and Exhibition Center.

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Unilever plots rebound with products developed in India, Indonesia

| 27/09/2017 | Reply
Unilever plots rebound with products developed in India, Indonesia

Unilever said it wants to eventually obtain halal-certification for Lakme in Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation, where the majority of locally-produced Unilever brands are already halal certified.

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Opinion: Young, tech-savvy Muslimah a consumer group to watch

| 27/09/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Young, tech-savvy Muslimah a consumer group to watch

YOUNG Muslim women in Southeast Asia are coming into focus for marketers as an influential group in style, fashion, travel, tech-savviness and entrepreneurship while remaining religiously observant.

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UAE: DAFZA, International Center of Islamic Economy Introduce ‘Transformation Forum’

| 25/09/2017 | Reply
UAE: DAFZA, International Center of Islamic Economy Introduce ‘Transformation Forum’

The event will provide a stimulating environment for the development of Shar’iah-compliant products where supervisory bodies and financial institutions can share ideas and ways to drive transformation towards Islamic Finance.

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Muslim women present ‘opportunities and challenges’ for marketers

| 25/09/2017 | Reply
Muslim women present ‘opportunities and challenges’ for marketers

Muslim women in Southeast Asia favour Japanese brands, shop online regularly and are more career driven and cosmopolitan than ever before, according to a study.

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Thailand set to be at the Forefront of Halal Industry

| 24/09/2017 | Reply
Thailand set to be at the Forefront of Halal Industry

It has been a tentative season for the Halal industry in Thailand as the market, worth roughly 1.29 billion US dollars has both grown and shrunk, but is now on the rise again.

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Malaysia suspends imports of meat from 3 Australian suppliers due to Halal issues

| 22/09/2017 | Reply
Malaysia suspends imports of meat from 3 Australian suppliers due to Halal issues

The companies have the halal certification but during out latest audit, our Jakim auditor detected non-conforming findings that did not comply with Malaysia halal protocol.

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Brazil’s BRF to reopen plant, catering to Mideast Halal market

| 21/09/2017 | Reply
Brazil’s BRF to reopen plant, catering to Mideast Halal market

BRF SA will reopen a food processing plant in Brazil by January, which is the first big move aimed at reviving profitability since the country’s No. 1 chicken exporter announced the departure of its CEO.

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Malaysia: Allana to diversify Halal frozen meat offering to local market

| 21/09/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: Allana to diversify Halal frozen meat offering to local market

Allanasons Pvt Ltd (Allana), which is on the lookout for more Malaysian companies to serve as distributors, is working towards diversifying its product offering of halal frozen meat to the local market.

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Halal Expo Dubai ends on positive note

| 21/09/2017 | Reply
Halal Expo Dubai ends on positive note

The 9th Halal Expo Dubai concluded at Roda Al Bustan Hotel on a successful note with majority of the 100 exhibiting companies reporting having brisk business with local and international trade visitors.

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Malaysian Firm to offer Halal certification services to Chinese companies

| 21/09/2017 | Reply
Malaysian Firm to offer Halal certification services to Chinese companies

The company would collaborate with the Johor Religious Islamic Department (Maij) and Malaysia Islamic Development Department (Jakim) in this matter.

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Philippines still scrambling over Halal certification

| 21/09/2017 | Reply
Philippines still scrambling over Halal certification

Without a national certification scheme for Halal products, the Philippines is not yet ready to meet the demands of the Muslim, an official said.

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Canada: Celebrate with Blossom Pure

| 21/09/2017 | Reply
Canada: Celebrate with Blossom Pure

Today, “our commitment is just as strong — we value our hardworking farmers, your family’s health, the environment that we are caretakers of, and animal welfare.”

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Croatia: Regional leader in Halal certification

| 21/09/2017 | Reply
Croatia: Regional leader in Halal certification

The 100th Halal certificate in Croatia was presented in a ceremony at the Islamic Centre Zagreb attended by the Croatian Exporters association, the Turkish Development Agency, and halal certified companies.

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Malaysia: Selangor launches programme to equip officers for Halal global market

| 20/09/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: Selangor launches programme to equip officers for Halal global market

The programme prepares and equips people with knowledge and skills in Islamic law, as well as Halal system, management, industry standards and international trade.

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Opinion: “Why do we fall?”

| 20/09/2017 | 1 Reply
Opinion: “Why do we fall?”

A tale of a woman who made a success of a Halal food company but was let down big time by the food manufacturing industry – twice! Ready to launch again with a new company this is the story behind ‘Oh My Good Nosh!’.

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South Korea: Cosmetics Giant Turns Its Focus to Makeup for Muslim Women

| 19/09/2017 | Reply
South Korea: Cosmetics Giant Turns Its Focus to Makeup for Muslim Women

Amorepacific Corp. is pushing harder into Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam with a lineup that takes into account skin tones, the region’s humidity and the need for Muslim women to wash for prayer.

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UAE: Finocracy adds Ernst & Young heavyweight to accelerate FinTech agenda

| 19/09/2017 | Reply
UAE: Finocracy adds Ernst & Young heavyweight to accelerate FinTech agenda

A group of prominent investors led by Ashar Nazim have acquired a significant stake in Finocracy. Ashar was formerly senior partner and the global head of Islamic banking practice at EY.

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