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Alchemiya TV – ‘like Netflix for Muslims’

| 22/03/2015 | Reply
Alchemiya TV – ‘like Netflix for Muslims’

Alchemiya, a digital TV channel that has been compared to Netflix, aims to show Islamic culture at its best. Afghan skateboarding? A call-to-prayer contest? New Muslim channel has it all .

Alchemiya, an on-demand streaming platform that will provide a global home for Muslim documentaries, lifestyle programmes and feature films, is the brainchild of Navid Akhtar, a senior producer with more than 20 years of experience at the BBC and Channel 4.

Navid will be speaking about Alchemiya, and in particular his experience with crowdfunding at the World Halal Summit in Kuala Lumpur on 1-3 April

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Thailand: Government Ready to Support Halal Business in the Deep South

| 22/03/2015 | Reply
Thailand: Government Ready to Support Halal Business in the Deep South

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said that he would like to see significant progress of the Halal Industrial Estate, which was established in 2004.

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Madrid will host the first Halal exhibition of Spain

| 21/03/2015 | Reply
Madrid will host the first Halal exhibition of Spain

EXPOHALAL SPAIN 2015 will turn Madrid into the European epicentre of the Halal industry during two days, October 21 and 22, 2015.

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Bet the Farm: How Food Stopped Being Food

| 19/03/2015 | Reply
Bet the Farm: How Food Stopped Being Food

‘Bet the Farm’ is an accessible, sharp critique of how our food system has become increasingly captured by the big banks and giant food and agribusiness companies.

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Commodity Speculation: Banking on the Hungry Poor

| 19/03/2015 | Reply
Commodity Speculation: Banking on the Hungry Poor

If we are to see any meaningful convergence between the Halal food sector and the Islamic Financial sector, there has to be a voice that emerges from this union to put an end to basic food commodity speculation.

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UK: Edwards denies Sainsbury’s anti-halal sticker campaign was racist

| 19/03/2015 | Reply
UK: Edwards denies Sainsbury’s anti-halal sticker campaign was racist

A man has admitted putting stickers on food in a Sainsbury’s supermarket in Greater Manchester saying “Beware halal is barbaric and funds terrorism.”

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Understanding Attitudes Towards Halal

| 19/03/2015 | Reply
Understanding Attitudes Towards Halal

Dr. Haseeb Shabir of Hull University presents his research findings at Eblex seminar on Halal. Dr Haseeb will also be presenting at the World Halal Summit in Kuala Lumpur on 2nd April.

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Pakistan: ICCBS-UoK, Thailand sign MRA on Halal research affairs

| 19/03/2015 | Reply
Pakistan: ICCBS-UoK, Thailand sign MRA on Halal research affairs

International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi (UoK), has signed a Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) with two Thailand research institutions.

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Brunei: Proposed MIPR budget to sustain growth, diversify economy

| 18/03/2015 | Reply
Brunei: Proposed MIPR budget to sustain growth, diversify economy

The budget for the 2015/2016 financial year will revolve around continuing efforts in improving production capability and productivity in these (agriculture, agrifood and fisheries) sectors.

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UAE: Forum to highlight Dubai as capital of Islamic economy

| 17/03/2015 | Reply
UAE: Forum to highlight Dubai as capital of Islamic economy

The Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department, in Dubai is to hold the Islamic Economy Fiqh forum on March 22-24 to shed light on 34 out of 49 researches accepted.

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Over a million Muslim Tourists visited Spain in 2014

| 17/03/2015 | Reply
Over a million Muslim Tourists visited Spain in 2014

The Muslim tourism market grows annually by 8.5%, making Spain the sixth highest destination chosen by 23% of these travelers.

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UAE: Harvard Study analyses Al Islami Foods

| 15/03/2015 | Reply
UAE: Harvard Study analyses Al Islami Foods

Harvard Business School recently published a new case study about Al Islami Foods, the leading Halal food company in the Middle East.

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Malaysia: HDC urges Halal producers to use Global Halal Support Centre

| 15/03/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: HDC urges Halal producers to use Global Halal Support Centre

Halal Industry Development Corp (HDC) has called on producers of halal products to use its expertise via Global Halal Support Centre, which is free.

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China: Mainland firms invited to join Brunei halal project

| 14/03/2015 | Reply
China: Mainland firms invited to join Brunei halal project

Brunei has invited Chinese mainland investors and enterprises to join a $300-million, halal-themed industry park in the Southeast Asian nation.

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USA: Alwan launches halal, kosher and vegan cosmetics company

| 14/03/2015 | Reply
USA: Alwan launches halal, kosher and vegan cosmetics company

Alwan claims to be the only company in the world that is branding its cosmetics with Halal, Kosher and Vegetarian certifications.

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Malaysia: The 12th MIHAS Congregates at the World Halal Summit

| 13/03/2015 | Reply
Malaysia:  The 12th MIHAS Congregates at the World Halal Summit

WHS will feature a trade fair and six subject-focused forums hosted by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry Malaysia (MITI).

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UK: Rising Islamophobia ‘threat to UK tourism, investment’

| 13/03/2015 | Reply
UK: Rising Islamophobia ‘threat to UK tourism, investment’

An anti-Islamic mood has been spreading across Europe, with Muslim communities particularly wary following the attack in January on the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris.

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Philippines: OIC backs PH halal initiatives – DOST

| 13/03/2015 | Reply
Philippines: OIC backs PH halal initiatives – DOST

The pan-Islamic body Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) has expressed support for the First Halal Assembly and is expected to gather at least 40 representatives.

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Korea: Firms asked to take cautious approach to halal business

| 13/03/2015 | Reply
Korea: Firms asked to take cautious approach to halal business

The National Assembly Research Service (NARS) suggested in a report that comprehensive research and studies on the Middle East and its food market be carried out first.

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Pakistan: New investments likely in Halal Industry

| 11/03/2015 | Reply
Pakistan: New investments likely in Halal Industry

Said US Agency for International Development (USAID) Director for Punjab Dr Miles Toder while speaking at the 4th International Halal Conference in Lahore.

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