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Middle East states expected to invest $700m in Malaysia

| 08/02/2011 | Reply
Middle East states expected to invest $700m in Malaysia

Middle East countries are expected to invest nearly $700 million (Dh2.57 billion) in Malaysia’s eastern region, especially in halal food, a Malaysian official has said.

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Pakistan: Engro expanding the Halal way

| 02/02/2011 | Reply
Pakistan: Engro expanding the Halal way

Many in Pakistan understand the importance of putting their best foot forward in international markets, but few actually take a step. Engro Corp, however, is one such company that recently decided to take the plunge, to mark its presence in the international community. The Pakistani conglomerate recently announced that it has reached an agreement with a Canada-based company to purchase its halal food business.

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Malaysia: Sarawak To Promote Halal Hub

| 31/01/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Sarawak To Promote Halal Hub

Investors from the Gulf region should consider investing in Sarawak’s halal hub and heavy industries, said Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud.

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Malaysia: ECER targets RM2b investments from Mid-east each year

| 31/01/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: ECER targets RM2b investments from Mid-east each year

The East Coast Economic Region (ECER) of Malaysia, which targets RM2 billion in investments from the Middle East, expects funds inflow into halal manufacturing, agriculture and tourism.

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Malaysia’s ECER Eyes GCC Market

| 27/01/2011 | Reply
Malaysia’s ECER Eyes GCC Market

ECER will join a mission from Malaysia to attend the launch of “Invest Malaysia 2011” special report and forum in Abu Dhabi on January 30, which will be jointly officiated by the Malaysian Prime Minister, Dato’ Sri Najib Tun Razak and the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, HH General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

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Malaysia: HDC Targets RM2 Billion Investments For Halal Parks

| 14/01/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: HDC Targets RM2 Billion Investments For Halal Parks

The Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC) is targeting RM2 billion worth of new investments into its eight halal parks this year from local and international investors.

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Makkah’s new look evokes harsh criticism

| 30/12/2010 | Reply
Makkah’s new look evokes harsh criticism

Jeddah: It is an architectural absurdity. Just south of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, the Muslim world’s holiest site, a kitsch rendition of London’s Big Ben is nearing completion. Called the Royal Mecca Clock Tower, it will be one of the tallest buildings in the world.

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Pakistan: Halal movement can strengthen Muslims in the global economy

| 11/12/2010 | Reply
Pakistan: Halal movement can strengthen Muslims in the global economy

The Grand Mufti of Bosnia Herzegovina, Dr Mustafa Ceric said that Pakistan could become a Halal hub in the region and has the potential to earn billions of dollars through exports of Halal products, like Malaysia. He pointed that Iran and Turkey are also emerging on world Halal economy.

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Malaysia: Qatar, the World Cup and Islamic finance

| 06/12/2010 | Reply
Malaysia: Qatar, the World Cup and Islamic finance

“WE go to new lands!” exclaimed Sepp Blatter, president of Fifa in unveiling Qatar, over the US, for hosting the 2022 Fifa World Cup. Now, how does Islamic finance and Malaysia “ride on the coat-tails” of this incredible opportunity, having missed many opportunities over the years?

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Pakistan: SBI signs MoU with Malaysia’s Halal Industry Development Corp.

| 02/12/2010 | Reply
Pakistan: SBI signs MoU with Malaysia’s Halal Industry Development Corp.

Sindh Board of Investment (SBI) achieved a historic milestone in its progress towards development of Halal sector in Pakistan by signing a Memorandum of Understanding with Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC) which is the premier agency for development of Halal Industry in Malaysia.

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Russia: Halal industrial park opens in Tatarstan

| 20/11/2010 | Reply
Russia: Halal industrial park opens in Tatarstan

Russia’s first halal industrial park opened on Friday in Tatarstan. Russia is the home to 20 million Muslims.

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Hundreds of jobs at UK’s ‘Simply Halal’ food park

| 29/05/2010 | Reply
Hundreds of jobs at UK’s ‘Simply Halal’ food park

A food park which will be a first for Europe and create up to 300 jobs is planned for south Norfolk. Within a year, the European Halal Food Park will create about 100 jobs at Moor Farm, to the north west of Banham. It will build on a small-scale, 100 per cent Halal meat abattoir and cutting plant currently running called Simply Halal, where meat is slaughtered according to Islamic law.

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Brunei’s ‘Halal Ecosystem’ a model for others

| 08/03/2010 | Reply
Brunei’s ‘Halal Ecosystem’ a model for others

BRUNEI’S “halal ecosystem” of initiatives can serve as a model for other countries seeking an integrated approach, a government consultant said. Because of the Sultanate’s imaginative, innovative and integrated halal programme, by default, Brunei has taken the ‘thought leadership’ role in the halal market, said Hj Abdalhamid David Evans, the managing director and senior analyst […]

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Good response to Penang halal park

| 03/02/2010 | Reply
Good response to Penang halal park

THE halal park in Bukit Minyak, Seberang Prai in Penang, has attracted good response with the first phase, which covers more than 11ha of the 53ha-park, almost all taken up. Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said the phase was nearly filled up by companies involved in niche and high-technology halal activities such as manufacturing bulk liquid packaging, biotech and organic products.

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Labuan Witnessing Continous Development

| 31/01/2010 | Reply
Labuan Witnessing Continous Development

One of the major development plans going on in Labuan is a halal-hub project. It includes the
building of a halal food distribution centre, the Labuan Halal
Distribution Hub, costing RM89 million in Kiansam and which will change
Labuan’s landscape. The centre would be a platform for a “branding exercise” for Malaysian
halal products for both domestic and international markets.

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Urban development and ecosystem go hand in hand

| 26/01/2010 | Reply
Urban development and ecosystem go hand in hand

THE Development Master Plan for Brunei Darussalam’s capital,
Bandar Seri Begawan, is being prepared by an international group of
planning, environmental, economic and infrastructure consultants who are
working closely with the BSB Municipal Department and the Minister of
Home Affairs. The team is being directed by HOK International with cooperation from
Jones Lang Laselle, Meinhardt, MVA Hong Kong Ltd, the Biomimicry Guild
and OWMD International.

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Philippines Gov’t boosts Halal food export program

| 26/12/2009 | Reply
Philippines Gov’t boosts Halal food export program

The government will strengthen its export development programs in 2010 to take advantage of the $1-billion Halal food market.

The programs would include advocacy, implementation of the
Philippine National Standard (PNS) and the Joint Administrative Order
(JAO) and the strengthening of the capabilities of the Halal National
Accreditation Board.

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Alongkorn proposes creating closer links with Malaysia

| 21/12/2009 | Reply
Alongkorn proposes creating closer links with Malaysia

Deputy Commerce Minister Alongkorn Ponlaboot
has floated an idea of developing a new economic “verandah” by forging
closer ties between Thailand’s five southern provinces and Malaysia’s
five states.Thai government officials will meet with Malaysian counterparts to
discuss a new economic partnership in June next year, said Mr Alongkorn
after his three-day visit to Malaysia and three southernmost provinces
ending Friday.

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Sea Party to produce biotech products

| 19/12/2009 | Reply
Sea Party to produce biotech products

KUCHING:
Taiwan’s Sea Party Technology Co Ltd, the first major investor to
operate in the Tanjung Manis Halal Hub in central Sarawak, will
undertake the farming of prawns, chickens and eggs, chlorella and other
aquaculture activities using biotechnology. The company, which
has committed some RM2bil in investment through six wholly-owned
subsidiaries, will also be involved in the manufacturing of biotech
feed meal, food processing as well as tilapia, marine fish and Japanese
eel farming.

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Sarawak’s Halal hub in Mukah expanding (Malaysia)

| 19/12/2009 | Reply
Sarawak’s Halal hub in Mukah expanding (Malaysia)

SARAWAK’S Tanjung
Manis Halal Hub in Mukah has been expanded to almost five times its
original size in order to accommodate future investments.

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