Category: Regional news

Malaysia: CCM still targets to be US$1bil company by 2022

| 22/12/2016 | Reply
Malaysia: CCM still targets to be US$1bil company by 2022

Ariff said CCM’s profitability would not be affected by Bank Negara Malaysia’s new policy that required exporters to convert 75% of their export earnings into ringgit.

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Opinion: Companies produce Halal cosmetics for growing Muslim population

| 21/12/2016 | Reply
Opinion: Companies produce Halal cosmetics for growing Muslim population

Consumers will spend about $27 billion on halal cosmetics this year, and sales could jump to $39 billion by 2019, researcher Technavio estimates.

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Japan: NH Foods to make Malaysia export hub for Halal foods

| 21/12/2016 | Reply
Japan: NH Foods to make Malaysia export hub for Halal foods

The group’s unit NHF Manufacturing, a 51:49 joint venture with poultry producer Lay Hong, will build a new factory in Selangor, a state adjacent to the Malaysian capital.

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Egypt: Cartel Capital to help Gulf companies invest in food sector acquisitions

| 20/12/2016 | Reply
Egypt: Cartel Capital to help Gulf companies invest in food sector acquisitions

Two companies from Saudi Arabia and Bahrain have tasked Cartel Capital to nominate a group of companies in the food sector for acquisition.

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UAE eyes Dubai as Islamic economy hub

| 20/12/2016 | Reply
UAE eyes Dubai as Islamic economy hub

The UAE’s Ministry of Finance recently signed a MoU with DIEDC to boost co-ordination on matters related to the strategic plan for ‘Dubai the Capital of Islamic Economy 2017-2021’.

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CPhI SEA, Jakarta: the Platform of Choice for Halal Drugs

| 19/12/2016 | Reply
CPhI SEA, Jakarta: the Platform of Choice for Halal Drugs

Drugs approved by halal drug certifying agencies such as LPPOM MUI of Indonesia and Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (Jakim) are therefore expected to witness rising consumption globally.

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Turkey: Prominents of global Halal industry convene in Istanbul

| 17/12/2016 | Reply
Turkey: Prominents of global Halal industry convene in Istanbul

The Standards and Metrology Institute for Islamic Countries (SMIIC) aims to develop trade between its member countries through its work in the field of halal documentation.

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Turkey: World Halal Summit will look at ways to get rid of foreign currency pressures

| 16/12/2016 | Reply
Turkey: World Halal Summit will look at ways to get rid of foreign currency pressures

60 countries at Istanbul World Halal Summit unite, taking joint position against US dollar, instead using local currencies or gold in trade. Also demand investment in Halal sector.

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Opinion: Challenges of the Halaal Market And The Industry’s Deficient Strategies

| 16/12/2016 | Reply
Opinion: Challenges of the Halaal Market And The Industry’s Deficient Strategies

“How to Look at an Advertisement” is to teach companies what customers, think of them, how they look at their products, what effect their advertisements have on them – whether good or bad – etc.

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Jeddah to host The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia in 2017

| 15/12/2016 | Reply
Jeddah to host The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia in 2017

The 5th edition of The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia will run over three days – 4-6th April 2017 – at the Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events.

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Opinion: Unified Halaal Standard (Exploring the Possibilities)

| 15/12/2016 | Reply
Opinion: Unified Halaal Standard (Exploring the Possibilities)

Different Halaal standards have posed a challenge which is becoming an obstacle for businesses and a barrier for trade. What is the way forward? An overview by Mufti Yousuf ‘Abdur-Razzaaq.

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A fixture of New York street meat, Halal Guys has gone global

| 15/12/2016 | Reply
A fixture of New York street meat, Halal Guys has gone global

The goal is to open one to two restaurants a month, according to Dan Rowe, CEO of Fransmart, a franchise consultancy firm that is advising the budding chain on its expansion.

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UAE: Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre organises workshop

| 12/12/2016 | Reply
UAE: Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre organises workshop

The event included entities from the public and private sectors that have collaborated with DIEDC for the past three years on achieving the strategy’s objectives, developing programmes and initiatives

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UAE: World Halal Tourism Awards winners named

| 12/12/2016 | Reply
UAE: World Halal Tourism Awards winners named

ABU DHABI, The second World Halal Tourism Awards 2016 winners were recently announced in Abu Dhabi, UAE. An unprecedented 1.9 million votes were received across the 16 Halal tourism categories making it the largest travel awards presentation in the world. The awards were independently verified by an industry governance panel ensuring that all nominations fulfilled […]

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Cambodia Aims For Share of Halal Market

| 12/12/2016 | Reply
Cambodia Aims For Share of Halal Market

By AEC News Today – Digital Editor The Cambodian government is hoping that the introduction of a robust, formal halal certification process for restaurants and food producers will lure more Muslim tourists to the Kingdom and also foster the growth of the Kingdom’s fledgling halal certified food sector. In June Minister of Commerce Pan Sorasak […]

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Halal Packaging Market

| 10/12/2016 | Reply
Halal Packaging Market

The Halal packaging market can be segmented on the basis of end use industry, which typically includes food and beverages, cosmetics, and others.

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Malaysia: USD132 billion global potential by 2021 in Halal pharmaceuticals

| 08/12/2016 | 2 Replies
Malaysia: USD132 billion global potential by 2021 in Halal pharmaceuticals

Chemical Company of Malaysia (CCM) today shared that the company will continue to play an active role in spurring the Bumiputera Agenda through its current activities and future plans.

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German certification body obtains accreditation for Gulf Arab States

| 08/12/2016 | Reply
German certification body obtains accreditation for Gulf Arab States

The Gulf Cooperation Council Accreditation Center (GAC) has granted HALAL CONTROL the formal accreditation as a Halal certifier which they have registered with ESMA.

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Bosnian businesses go halal to serve Gulf visitors, eye exports

| 07/12/2016 | Reply
Bosnian businesses go halal to serve Gulf visitors, eye exports

Bosnian banks, food producers and hoteliers are adopting halal standards to tap a fast-growing market thanks to the country’s large Muslim population.

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Road map for $3T world Halal market to be drawn up in Turkey

| 05/12/2016 | Reply
Road map for $3T world Halal market to be drawn up in Turkey

Covering everything from finance, tourism and food, will be drawn in Istanbul, Turkey, as it prepares to host Halal Expo 2016 Dec. 15-17.

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