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Indonesia’s Islamic tourism drive targets Middle Eastern holidaymakers

| 22/02/2015 | Reply
Indonesia’s Islamic tourism drive targets Middle Eastern holidaymakers

Lombok is at the centre of an Islamic tourism drive in Indonesia, which has the world’s biggest Muslim population and is hoping to boost the number of visitors.

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UK: War of petitions over Halal meat in the UK

| 22/02/2015 | Reply
UK: War of petitions over Halal meat in the UK

The Muslim community in the UK has launched a campaign against active attempts to halt halal animal slaughter in the country.

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UAE: Halal tourism should not be overlooked

| 20/02/2015 | Reply
UAE: Halal tourism should not be overlooked

The rapid growth of the Muslim population creates an unrivalled revenue growth opportunity for travel and tourism. Halal travel in all forms is now booming.

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The Food Bubble: How Wall Street Starved Millions and Got Away With It

| 19/02/2015 | Reply
The Food Bubble: How Wall Street Starved Millions and Got Away With It

Anyone looking into food commodity speculation will find this invaluable – and deeply troubling. A transcript of an interview with Frederick Kauffman about his 2010 article for Harpers Magazine “The Food Bubble”. This is an education…

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UAE: Investment opportunities in the $6.7 trillion OIC economies

| 17/02/2015 | Reply
UAE: Investment opportunities in the $6.7 trillion OIC economies

The Global Islamic Investment Gateway (GIIG) held a seminar at the Dubai International Financial Centre to discuss investment opportunities in the growing Islamic markets.

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Malaysia: Zilzar Announces Advisory Board Appointment

| 17/02/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: Zilzar Announces Advisory Board Appointment

Mr. Akira Miyama brings with him a wealth of networking both in Japan and Malaysia, which will benefit Zilzar greatly.

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Opinion: Does Islamic finance understand what is expected of it?

| 15/02/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Does Islamic finance understand what is expected of it?

Is it comprehending that external events, from 9/11 to Boston Bomber and Charlie Hebdo, will impact on its growth beyond Muslim majority countries?

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US halal poultry exports to MidEast expected to cross $400m

| 10/02/2015 | Reply
US halal poultry exports to MidEast expected to cross $400m

The US is rapidly becoming one of the world’s largest suppliers of halal poultry products, said the USA Poultry and Egg Export Council at Gulfood.

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UAE: More transparency urged for Halal imports

| 10/02/2015 | Reply
UAE: More transparency urged for Halal imports

Despite industry efforts, food industry experts warn that not all products labelled and sold as halal in some Arab countries are, actually, halal.

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Opinion: Halal industry offers scope for investment

| 10/02/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Halal industry offers scope for investment

But, what is halal investment and how is it different from today’s Shariah-compliant investment of equity funds and private equity?

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GCC food exporters marked out as next for new halal certification

| 10/02/2015 | Reply
GCC food exporters marked out as next for new halal certification

Halal food exporters from the GCC will be the next to fall in line with the UAE’s new global standard, a GCC official said yesterday.

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GCC food exporters marked out as next for new halal certification

| 10/02/2015 | Reply
GCC food exporters marked out as next for new halal certification

Halal food exporters from the GGC will be the next to fall in line with the UAE’s new global standard, a GCC official said yesterday.

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UAE: Sharjah food firm is first to win Halal Mark branding

| 09/02/2015 | Reply
UAE:  Sharjah food firm is first to win Halal Mark branding

The Halal Mark is part of plans to regulate and develop the halal food industry in the UAE and is to set new standards for food producers in the country.

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Indonesia: Halal Certification a Bitter Pill for Pharma

| 06/02/2015 | Reply
Indonesia: Halal Certification a Bitter Pill for Pharma

Four months have passed since a law requiring all food and pharmaceutical products distributed in Indonesia to have halal certification was passed, but resistance to the new legislation remains strong.

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They want to know if I eat Halal food – Should I Be Worried?

| 06/02/2015 | Reply
They want to know if I eat Halal food – Should I Be Worried?

Booking a Halal meal on your next flight? The new European commission on counter-terrorism will be taking notice, and keeping records for 5 years.

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UAE: Dubai Gulfood has waiting list of 600 exhibitors

| 04/02/2015 | Reply
UAE: Dubai Gulfood has waiting list of 600 exhibitors

Dubai’s Gulfood, which has become the world’s largest gathering of food and beverage exhibitors, has a waiting list of nearly 600 companies who will be accommodated in the next edition.

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Opinion: Food profiling at 10,000m

| 04/02/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Food profiling at 10,000m

Those ordering halal food while travelling into/out of Europe could be now be “food profiled” for secondary security screening or possible worse not given halal food while in detention.

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UK: Outcry after undercover film exposes brutality in Halal slaughter

| 03/02/2015 | Reply
UK: Outcry after undercover film exposes brutality in Halal slaughter

The FSA said: “Four slaughtermen have had their licences suspended and we are investigating. It means they can’t operate as slaughtermen and work with live animals.

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UK: Review of HFA’s Community Seminar Birmingham

| 02/02/2015 | Reply
UK: Review of HFA’s Community Seminar Birmingham

These community seminars are set up to create awareness in the Muslim community from food safety and food technology perspective and also to discourse misconceptions about the HFA.

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Singapore: The World’s First Shariah Compliant Crowfunding Platform?

| 01/02/2015 | Reply
Singapore: The World’s First Shariah Compliant Crowfunding Platform?

How do you invest in Southeast Asia if you’re not a high-net worth individual or a bankrolled VC? What is more, how do you do it ethically? Club Ethis thinks it has the answer.

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