Category: Media & Events

UAE at 40: Beyond the Bubble of Dubai

| 14/12/2011 | Reply
UAE at 40: Beyond the Bubble of Dubai

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is often associated with Dubai, billed as the financial and liberal capital of the Gulf. But behind this bright facade lies a shaky national identity, a rocky relationship with neighbouring Iran, and a long term political and less talked about military alliance with the US.

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Saudi Arabia: Riyadh will hold their 1st Halal Food Control & Exhibition

| 14/12/2011 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Riyadh will hold their 1st Halal Food Control & Exhibition

For the first time the Halal Food Control and Exhibition will be held in Riyadh. This conference will be held concurrently with a halal products exhibition. Important issues surrounding standardization of halal will be one of the main topics to be discussed.

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USA:Reality TV catches up to reality with Muslim show

| 14/12/2011 | Reply
USA:Reality TV catches up to reality with Muslim show

Peppered by a conservative group’s complaints about the program, the Lowe’s home-improvement chain last week pulled its sponsorship — and has been fielding countercomplaints that the company had caved in to the very prejudices faced by the program’s protagonists.

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USA: Brand Courage and the American Muslim Consumer

| 09/12/2011 | Reply
USA: Brand Courage and the American Muslim Consumer

The Arab Spring is opening a new frontier for brands, but American marketers may want to look a little closer to home. Ogilvy Noor’s Shelina Janmohamed reports that engaging America’s 7 million Muslims takes courage, but pays dividends.

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South Africa: Much interest in halal meeting

| 08/12/2011 | Reply
South Africa: Much interest in halal meeting

The meeting between the four Halal issuing authorities that is scheduled to take place in Lenasia today has drawn much interest. The National Independent Halal Authority (NIHT) who called for the meeting as a precursor to a National Meat Traders Summit in the new year, maintained that it was critical for the four Halal bodies to sit down as a matter of urgency following the Halal relabeling scandal that rocked the country in November.

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Malaysia: UAE business women look at opportunities in Islamic Finance and Halal food

| 08/12/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: UAE business women look at opportunities in Islamic Finance and Halal food

President of the Abu Dhabi Business Women Council and chief operating officer of Al Jaber Group Fatima Al Jaber said Islamic finance and halal food were the two mutual areas that Malaysia and UAE could work together.

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Viet Nam: Confab promotes Mideast trade

| 08/12/2011 | Reply
Viet Nam: Confab promotes Mideast trade

Exports were likely to reach approximately $2.4 billion by the end of the year, up 69 per cent year-on-year. Despite these encouraging results, Viet Nam was still faced with several barriers in fostering trade relations with the Middle East, such as cumbersome administrative procedures, political instability and insufficient market information, Hoøa said. They were also urged to win Halal certification, necessary if the firms wanted to effectively access the market.

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Malaysia: Muslim PR Practitioners Should Correct Misconception Of Islam

| 07/12/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Muslim PR Practitioners Should Correct Misconception Of Islam

The first global congress for Muslim PR practitioners was jointly held by the International Islamic University Malaysia and Tehran-based Kargozar PR Institute. The conference focused on presentations, dialogues and panel discussions, comprising of more than 200 delegates from Malaysia and neighbouring countries.

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UAE: Chinese Commodities Fair Sharjah to put UAE-China trade on fast track

| 05/12/2011 | Reply
UAE: Chinese Commodities Fair Sharjah to put UAE-China trade on fast track

Sharjah: With China being the UAE’s second largest non-oil trade partner, the Chinese Commodities Fair Sharjah (CCFS) that got under way today (December 5, 2011) at Expo Centre Sharjah is set to give a big thrust to trade exchanges between the two countries.

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Businessmen unveil plans for ‘Muslim Facebook’

| 02/12/2011 | Reply
Businessmen unveil plans for ‘Muslim Facebook’

A group of Muslim businessmen unveiled plans in Turkey on Thursday for a Facebook-style social networking site with “healthy values” for a young, Islamic audience.

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Malaysia: Muslims Advised To Be Alert Over Health Product Contents

| 02/12/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Muslims Advised To Be Alert Over Health Product Contents

Muslim consumers need to be more aware of the contents of medication and health products in the market to ensure that they are made from halal sources, a pharmaceutical health seminar was told today.

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EU: Euro Halal Conference Postponed

| 23/11/2011 | Reply
EU: Euro Halal Conference Postponed

With the social, political and the subsequent economic shocks in the Arab world and secondly, with the resonance of the new financial crisis that hit the world economy, the organisers of the Eurohalal Market regret the need to postpone the European Halal Trade Fair to the 26th, 27th & 28th of November 2012.

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USA: Midamar Corporation to exhibit at SIAL Abu Dhabi

| 21/11/2011 | Reply
USA: Midamar Corporation to exhibit at SIAL Abu Dhabi

Midamar Halal Foods, America’s first and largest Halal brand will be exhibiting in the American Pavilion at SIAL Abu Dhabi November 21 to 23. Midamar will be introducing new USDA Certified Halal Organic Beef and Chicken line at the event.

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UK: EBLEX’s Halal Butcher’s Shop of the Year awards 2011

| 19/11/2011 | Reply
UK: EBLEX’s Halal Butcher’s Shop of the Year awards 2011

Mirchi Cash & Carry with stores in Swindon and Oxford have scooped EBLEX’s Halal Butcher of the year 2011 for the second year in a row, the award took place at the Landmark Hotel, London on Wednesday 16 November .

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Malaysia: HDC Launches 13-episode “Halal World” Programme In NTV7

| 18/11/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: HDC Launches 13-episode “Halal World” Programme In NTV7

HDC chief executive officer Datuk Seri Jamil Bidin said Halal World’s intention was to capture the people’s attention, imagination and momentum by providing significant information on the industry.

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Opinion: Islam-centric branding and marketing essential for global businesses

| 18/11/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Islam-centric branding and marketing essential for global businesses

Businesses are failing to make the most of one of the world’s fastest-growing markets, according to an international expert in Islamic marketing, Jon Wilson from the University of Greenwich. Islam-centric branding and marketing are essential for global companies, he argues, pointing out that Muslims make up a quarter of the world’s consumers.

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Pakistan: Conference on Emerging Issues for Halal food in Food Safety

| 16/11/2011 | Reply
Pakistan: Conference on Emerging Issues for Halal food in Food Safety

The need to develop a comprehensive mechanism to remove the contamination of non-Halal material, and practices in ‘Halal’ food by fully following the injunctions of Islam at slaughterhouses was stated by the speakers on the second day of the international conference titled ‘Emerging Issues in Food Safety’. Other countries have made a mechanism to end adulteration in food and Pakistan should learn from them.

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UK: Women & Islam – The rise and rise of the convert

| 06/11/2011 | Reply
UK: Women & Islam – The rise and rise of the convert

Three-quarters of Britons who become Muslim are female. Now a major new study has shed light on the difficulties they face in adjusting to their new life.

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Brunei: Thumbs up for Halal cosmetics

| 06/11/2011 | Reply
Brunei: Thumbs up for Halal cosmetics

An expert in Halal cosmetics Science and technology from Japan has said that Brunei has the potential to develop its own Halal cosmetics industry. Mr Takahashi stated this while presenting his working paper entitled “Halal Cosmetics: An Expert’s View and Recommendations for the Brunei’s Initiatives” in a seminar held by the Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources.

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USA: AMCC Spotlights Growing Muslim Market

| 03/11/2011 | Reply
USA: AMCC Spotlights Growing Muslim Market

American demographics are changing significantly, and if companies want to survive, they will need to think differently about how they reach various communities, such as Muslims, within multicultural societies.

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