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Malaysia:New index will position halal as an asset class

| 16/04/2011 | Reply
Malaysia:New index will position halal as an asset class

The 6th World Halal Forum (WHF), 4-5 April, premiered with a notable paradigm shift with the introduction of Halal 2.0 The Convergence of Islamic Finance and Halal. The main theme of the event was to push for the convergence of two influential industries Islamic finance and the halal sectors into an integrated halal economy estimated to be now worth several trillion US dollars. The key milestone was the unveiling of a first of its kind “Halal Food Index”, which will position halal as an asset class within the investment community.

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USA: Abbott Recognized as Company of the Year for Global Halal Initiatives

| 15/04/2011 | Reply
USA: Abbott Recognized as Company of the Year for Global Halal Initiatives

“Abbott has demonstrated outstanding attention to Halal conformance and execution for more than five years,” said Muhammad Munir Chaudry, Ph.D., President of IFANCA. “This award recognition should reassure Muslims living around the world that Abbott Nutrition products are truly Halal.”

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Russia: Market Emerging for Islamic Finance

| 15/04/2011 | Reply
Russia: Market Emerging for Islamic Finance

Russia is the most attractive of the four BRIC countries for Islamic investment because it’s relatively stable, close to the Middle East and has an established legal system and infrastructure, said Abas Jalil, executive director of AmanahRaya Capital Group in Malaysia.

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NZ: Halal award a boon for NZ meat

| 13/04/2011 | Reply
NZ: Halal award a boon for NZ meat

The New Zealand meat industry is expected to grow significantly after the Agriculture and Forestry Ministry won the award for best service provider at the World Halal Forum in Malaysia last week.

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Malaysia: The winners of The Halal Journal Awards 2011

| 09/04/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: The winners of The Halal Journal Awards 2011

Former Malaysian Prime Minister, YABhg Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi presented the prestigious Halal Journal Awards to eight of the industry’s movers and shakers at The 6th Halal Journal Awards Gala Dinner held to honour and celebrate the success within the global Halal industry.

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Malaysia: Agricultural Sector Offers Opportunity To Expand Halal Industry

| 07/04/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Agricultural Sector Offers Opportunity To Expand Halal Industry

The agricultural sector including palm oil offers tangible opportunities for expanding the halal industry, said Minister of Domestic Trade, Co-Operatives and Consumerism, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob Wednesday.

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Singaporean Firms Eyeing Halal Frozen Food At MIHAS 2011

| 07/04/2011 | Reply
Singaporean Firms Eyeing Halal Frozen Food At MIHAS 2011

Singaporean firms, currently participating in the on-going 8th Malaysia International Halal Showcase (MIHAS), are eyeing the import of halal frozen food market into the island state

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Indonesia wants to be ‘global center’ for halal food

| 07/04/2011 | Reply
Indonesia wants to be ‘global center’ for halal food

The Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) is set to make Indonesia a global center for halal food products, saying it can help support the country’s tourism as many visitors come from the Middle East.

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France: Sarkozy’s debate targets Muslims

| 07/04/2011 | Reply
France: Sarkozy’s debate targets Muslims

The rhetoric employed is one means by which Sarkozy hopes to win over those who usually place their trust in the National Front, a party that has been revived by Marine Le Pen, daughter of France’s best-known postwar xenophobe, Jean-Marie Le Pen. With the latest opinion poll showing that 72% of French people do not believe Sarkozy can win next year’s presidential election, there’s no doubt that he needs all the support he can get.

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Malaysia: The Sixth China International Halal Food and Muslim Products Show (CIHAS 2011)

| 07/04/2011 | 2 Replies
Malaysia: The Sixth China International Halal Food and Muslim Products Show (CIHAS 2011)

In a statement Tuesday, the organising committee said the halal show was positioned as an international trade-show providing a unique business platform to showcase halal food, Muslim products and Islamic services catering to the fast-growing global market.

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Malaysia: Saffron Road Wins Best Product Award at World Halal Forum

| 07/04/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Saffron Road Wins Best Product Award at World Halal Forum

This prestigious award was personally presented to Saffron Road by the Former Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi during the Halal Journal Awards Gala Dinner Monday evening.

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Malaysia: Halal trade fair to attract global participants

| 07/04/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal trade fair to attract global participants

ver the past seven years, Mihas has succeeded in creating extensive business opportunities and networking for various halal industry players worldwide. Mihas has also been the focal point for global traders, entrepreneurs and manufacturers to promote and launch their halal products and services.

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World Halal Forum gets Thumbs Up from the World

| 06/04/2011 | Reply
World Halal Forum gets Thumbs Up from the World

Based on feedback from over 600 delegates who came from over 40 countries, this year’s WHF hit the right note by converging Islamic Finance and the Halal Industry, into one integrated Halal Economy. This positive response is a promising step forward for both industries to work closer together to elevate the Halal economy.

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Malaysia: World Halal Forum 2011 Opening Ceremony 05 Apr 2011

| 05/04/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: World Halal Forum 2011 Opening Ceremony  05 Apr 2011

Photos from the launch of the SAMI Halal Food Index during the opening of the 6th World Halal Forum.

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6th World Halal Forum creates a notable paradigm shift

| 05/04/2011 | Reply
6th World Halal Forum creates a notable paradigm shift

The strong emphasis of the World Halal Forum (WHF) was on the convergence of the halal goods and services industry and Islamic finance into an integrated halal economy estimated to be worth several trillion US dollars.

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MIHAS Poised as the World’s Largest Halal Trade fair

| 02/04/2011 | Reply
MIHAS Poised as the World’s Largest Halal Trade fair

MIHAS 2011 will be kicking off its 8th showcase from April 6 to 9 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Embracing the theme “Expanding your business horizon,” MIHAS 2011 aims to reach out to the halal players in the international market.

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Opinion: Five myths about Muslims in America

| 02/04/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Five myths about Muslims in America

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf looks at some of the myths that are behind the entrenched beliefs that Muslims simply do not belong in the United States and that they threaten its security?

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France: Halal product consumers increase 15 percent annually

| 02/04/2011 | Reply
France: Halal product consumers increase 15 percent annually

A French economic consultants’ office said in a study published in December, 2010 that the Halal market in France has witnessed a noticeable development of which its financial returns amounted to 5.5 billion euro in 2010, pointing out that 4.5 billion were spent on food products and about one billion on restaurants.

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Paris Halal Expo gets underway

| 01/04/2011 | Reply
Paris Halal Expo gets underway

The halal market in France is worth in the region of 5Billion Euros and is growing at an estimated 10% annually. The annual Halal Trade Fair is back in Paris this year, and business is booming.

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Malaysia: World Halal Forum to highlight halal trade

| 31/03/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: World Halal Forum to highlight halal trade

At the upcoming World Halal Forum to be held in KL Convention Centre from April 4-5, themed Towards a Halal Economy: The Power of Values in Global Markets’, HSBC Amanah Malaysia, along with other industry experts, will shed some light on the relevant of Islamic finance in the mainstream industries and how small and medium industries can benefit from it.

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