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Halal status must be scientifically proven

| 10/05/2009 | Reply
Halal status must be scientifically proven

The Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC) held their first two day Halal science based forum called World Halal Research Summit in Kuala Lumpur after the World Halal Forum last week. The event was well attended with people from the industry, universities and various sectors wanting to hear more about the hidden ingredients of Halal. Halal Focus will be printing a more extensive review of the event in the near future.

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Japan Seeks Malaysia’s Expertise To Tap Halal Market

| 08/05/2009 | Reply
Japan Seeks Malaysia’s Expertise To Tap Halal Market

Japanese companies are set to gain by
learning from the Malaysian experience in the halal industry, its
ambassador to Malaysia Masahiko Horie said today.

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Halal America in the spotlight at World Halal Forum

| 08/05/2009 | Reply
Halal America in the spotlight at World Halal Forum

A presentation by Imarat Consultants Director, Abdalhamid Evans, entitled “Minority Muslim Markets – Lessons from North America” was delivered at the World Halal Forum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. With surging interest from consumers, suppliers and retailers, it appears that there is a perfect storm on the way for the US Halal market. Download the presentation here.

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PM: Take advantage of halal market opportunities

| 08/05/2009 | Reply
PM: Take advantage of halal market opportunities

KUALA LUMPUR:
Malaysian companies and entrepreneurs have the best opportunity to tap
into the global halal market, which has an estimated value of a massive
USD2.1 trillion (RM7.4 trillion) per year, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak
says.

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Opening Speech for MIHAS 2009 by Malaysia Prime Minister

| 07/05/2009 | Reply
Opening Speech for MIHAS 2009 by Malaysia Prime Minister

The following is the Opening Ceremony speech given by the Malaysian Prime Minister Y.A.B. Dato; Seri Mohd Najib at the 6th Malaysian International Halal Showcase held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In it he outlines Malaysia’s vision to become a Global Halal Hub and to make Malaysia a Global Halal Reference Centre for certification, standards, development, training and R&D.

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Mihas 2009 Records Highest Foreign Participation

| 07/05/2009 | Reply
Mihas 2009 Records Highest Foreign Participation

KUALA LUMPUR, May 6 (Bernama) — The sixth Malaysia
International Halal Showcase (MIHAS) 2009 which took off Wednesday at
the Matrade Exhibition and Convention Centre here has received the
highest number of foreign participation thus far, Minister of
International Trade and Industry Datuk Mustapa Mohamed said.

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Matrade Expects Improved Sales At Mihas 2009

| 06/05/2009 | Reply
Matrade Expects Improved Sales At Mihas 2009

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia External Trade
Development Corporation (Matrade) expects to improve on the RM2.2
billion sales recorded last year under its Incoming Buying Mission
programme at this year’s Malaysia International Halal Showcase (Mihas),
its director of products section, products and services department, Wan
Norma Wan Daud said.

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MATRADE To Sign MoU With ITFC

| 06/05/2009 | Reply
MATRADE To Sign MoU With ITFC

KUALA LUMPUR — The Malaysia External
Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) will sign a memorandum of
understanding (MoU) with the International Islamic Trade Finance
Corporation (ITFC), to pave the way for collaboration in areas of trade
promotion and capacity building.


The ITFC, located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, was established within
the Islamic Development Bank group, for the principal activity of
providing trade finance and promoting trade within the Organisation of
the Islamic Conference (OIC) member countries.

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Halal Products Boom Amid Global Economic Recession

| 05/05/2009 | Reply
Halal Products Boom Amid Global Economic Recession

Bandar Seri Begawan – Amid growing
concerns over the state of the global economy, the International
Halal Market Conference 2009 will focus on the pivotal role the
industry can play by acting as an engine of growth for economic
recovery.

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Halal conference to guide Brunei SMEs into export markets

| 05/05/2009 | Reply
Halal conference to guide Brunei SMEs into export markets

BRUNEI’S
4th International Halal Market Conference organising committee is
holding a workshop to help small business in the Sultanate expedite
their entry into export markets for halal products.

The strategy
for this year’s conference slated for August will be to hold a workshop
before the conference to discuss issues and gather feedback from
potential and existing halal exporters, said Effandi Hj Salleh, head of
the entrepreneurial development centre of the Ministry of Industry and
Primary Resources and a member of the organising committee of the
upcoming international halal conference. The workshop should help small
and medium enterprises (SMEs) familiarise themselves with what needs to
be done to f
inally start exporting.


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PIHH Signs Six Pacts To Develop Halal Industry

| 04/05/2009 | Reply
PIHH Signs Six Pacts To Develop Halal Industry

KUALA LUMPUR, – Penang International Halal Hub (PIHH) has entered into six
memoranda of understanding (MoUs) to develop halal clusters, namely
manufacturing, logistics, agro-based industry, finance and hospitality.

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World Halal Food Industry Estimated To Rise To US$655 Billion

| 04/05/2009 | Reply
World Halal Food Industry Estimated To Rise To US$655 Billion

KUALA LUMPUR, — The world Halal food
industry is estimated to rise to US$655 billion next year from US$635
billion this year, the latest research by the World Halal Forum has
showed, former prime minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi disclosed
Monday.

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Full Modules Of Global Halal Standard By Year-end

| 04/05/2009 | 2 Replies
Full Modules Of Global Halal Standard By Year-end

KUALA LUMPUR, — The global halal
standard modules, which will pave the way for harmonisation of the
global halal industry, will be ready for public comments by end of this
year.
International Halal Integrity Alliance (IHI) chief executive
officer Darhim Hashim said there are 10 modules under the halal
standard which also represented eight particular sectors.

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Malaysia Tips "Halal" Exports To Surge

| 04/05/2009 | Reply
Malaysia Tips "Halal" Exports To Surge

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP)–Malaysia said Monday its exports of “halal” goods will
defy the economic downturn and surge to $900 million this year, up 40% from two
years ago.

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Hot Can wins Halal Journal Award

| 01/05/2009 | Reply
Hot Can wins Halal Journal Award

Fancy a can of hot
coffee? Then be on the lookout for a hot can sensation set to hit
petrol station stores next month. This latest innovation developed in
Malaysia by Hot Can Malaysia Sdn Bhd chief executive officer Datuk
Kenneth Kolb is already available in Australia, New Zealand, Britain
and most recently, Turkey.

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Muslim Minority Markets – Lessons from North America

| 29/04/2009 | Reply
Muslim Minority Markets – Lessons from North America

HalalFocus will be at the World Halal Forum in Kuala Lumpur on 4-5 May, and we will be making a presentation on ‘Minority Muslim Markets – Lessons from North America’ on the 5th. The WHF is the largest Halal Industry get-together in the world, and is expected to attract a larger contingent from the GCC region this year to balance out the S E Asian component. Our reports will be posted….

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Turkey plans to start Halal Certification to gain market share

| 27/04/2009 | Reply
Turkey plans to start Halal Certification to gain market share

The
Food Auditing and Certification Research Association (G?MDES) will for
the first time in Turkey soon begin issuing halal food certificates,
bringing the country one step closer to winning a share from the giant
global market for halal food — food prepared in accordance with
Islamic law, which has reached $2 trillion in size.

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PM to Boost Phuket Halal on the Beach

| 25/04/2009 | Reply
PM to Boost Phuket Halal on the Beach

PRIME Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva of Thailand is due to make a visit to Phuket next
Friday to open the four-day Halal Meeting and Exhibition on the Beach,
which represents a major boost for regional Muslim business, science
and food.

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More Muslim countries to be invited to World Halal Forum

| 25/04/2009 | Reply
More Muslim countries to be invited to World Halal Forum

KasehDia Sdn Bhd is aiming to rope in more participants from
the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) for this year’s World
Halal Forum in order to enhance greater Muslim participation in the
US$693bil global halal industry.
Growth of this industry based on the data by the World Bank is 25% per year and it is getting bigger at a steady pace.

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Demand For Halal Products Remain Intact

| 24/04/2009 | Reply
Demand For Halal Products Remain Intact

The demand for Halal
products remains intact despite the current global economic slowdown,
says KasehDia Sdn Bhd’s managing director Jumaatun Azmi. She said the demand for Halal products, especially food, is still increasing in line with a growing Muslim population. “In term of growth, the Halal industry is growing. In large
markets, especially European countries, there is a demand for Halal
value added products,” she told reporters after the launch of the World
Halal Forum (WHF) 2009 here today.

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