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Purely ethical

| 11/06/2008 | Reply
Purely ethical

What would you say to a
plate of petroleum-derived chemicals, along with a side of rusted lead?
Probably a polite, “no thank you”, but the funny reality is that most
women add toxic chemicals to their diet every day, simply by wearing
lipstick and other make-up.

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Halal industry movers eye retailers’ participation

| 08/06/2008 | Reply
Halal industry movers eye retailers’ participation

Government agencies have
unified to further strengthen the halal industry in Mindanao through
initiatives aimed at attracting more players even from the retail
sector. They are organising a two-day Halal Retail
Merchandising Seminar on July 24 here and July 25 in Tacurong City.

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Abu Dhabi building platform to create global halal industry standard

| 31/05/2008 | Reply
Abu Dhabi building platform to create global halal industry standard

Abu Dhabi is building a solid platform to play an important role in the Halal industry, a rapidly expanding
business now reaching 1.8 billion consumers worldwide and worth an
estimated US$2.1 trillion. Halal World Expo 2008 offers Halal industry stakeholders a chance to reach the lucrative Middle East markets.

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Brunei International Halal Market Conference 2008 Programme

| 29/05/2008 | Reply
Brunei International Halal Market Conference 2008 Programme

The IHMC 2008 Conference will be held in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam in 16-17 August at the International Convention Centre.



The IHMC 2008 Programme is available here, including the International Delegate Registration form, plus there is the current Brunei Halal e-Newsletter available for download

Click here for details on the Brunei IHMC 2008 and the International Halal Products Expo

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Halal Industry Experts gather in Brunei for August events

| 29/05/2008 | Reply
Halal Industry Experts gather in Brunei for August events

With the innovative theme, ‘The Emergence of the Halal Market Economy’,
this years International Halal Market Conference promises a new in-depth perspective on the
evolving global Halal market. Drawing experts speakers from all sectors of the Halal Market Economy, the conference will highlight research findings as well as inspirational success stories from Asian SME’s who have made it in the Halal sector.

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Bringing fresh perspective to global Halal market

| 29/05/2008 | Reply
Bringing fresh perspective to global Halal market

A two-day International Halal Market Conference, with the visionary theme ‘The Emergence of the Halal
Market Economy’, will be held on August 16 at the International Convention Centre. Held in conjunction with
the 3rd International Halal Products Expo (August 14-18), it is set to bring a fresh perspective to the global
Halal market.

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U.S And Malaysian Banks Can Join Forces In Islamic Financial Services

| 20/05/2008 | Reply
U.S And Malaysian Banks Can Join Forces In Islamic Financial Services

International Trade and Industry Minister
Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin called on American bankers Monday to join
forces with their Malaysian counterparts in the area of Islamic
financial services.

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CIMB Private Equity & Venture Capital Named The Best Halal Related Service Provider

| 14/05/2008 | Reply
CIMB Private Equity & Venture Capital Named The Best Halal Related Service Provider

CIMB Private Equity & Venture
Capital Malaysia has won the award for The Best Halal Related Service
Provider, one of the eight categories under the Halal Journal awards,
the halal industry’s most prestigious awards that honour success,
innovation and excellence.

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Pak companies to show value added Halal food products

| 13/05/2008 | Reply
Pak companies to show value added Halal food products

MIHAS-2008 being an international trade fair has provided a unique
opportunity to Pakistani Companies and entrepreneurs to introduce
their value added Halal food products to over 40,000 visitors from
64 countries and make long term business associations with 514
exhibitors from 26 countries.

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Can firms win in halal market?

| 09/05/2008 | Reply
Can firms win in halal market?

THE consistently large numbers of local and foreign delegates
attending the annual Malaysia International Halal Showcase (Mihas) and
the World Halal Forum in recent years reflect growing interest in the
global
halal market and increased awareness of halal products.

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Lucrative deals abound at MIHAS

| 09/05/2008 | Reply
Lucrative deals abound at MIHAS

Business deals worth more than RM1
billion are expected to be generated in the next few days at the 5th
Malaysian International Halal Showcase (Mihas), to be launched by the
prime minister today. The incoming business mission, or IBM, a side
event of Mihas 2008, is expected to generate these deals.

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Islamic hotels spread beyond Gulf

| 06/05/2008 | Reply
Islamic hotels spread beyond Gulf

Shariah-compliant hotels are mushrooming throughout
the Middle East and elsewhere, boosted by an increase in the number of
Arab tourists. The developers of these hotels believe these
establishments will appeal to Muslims and non-Muslims alike as they
provide a culturally unique and relaxing atmosphere for travellers.

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More Bumis Looking To Export Their Halal Products Through MIHAS

| 06/05/2008 | Reply
More Bumis Looking To Export Their Halal Products Through MIHAS

The increased participation of
Bumiputeras in the Malaysia International Halal Showcase 2008 (MIHAS
2008) is indicative of the serious efforts taken by Bumiputeras to go
further in the global halal industry, said MIHAS chief executive
officer Mohd Shukri Abdullah.

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Global Expansion Hope For Malaysia’s Halal Certification Standard

| 06/05/2008 | Reply
Global Expansion Hope For Malaysia’s Halal Certification Standard

The halal certification standard used
by Malaysia will hopefully be expanded to other countries including
member nations of the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC),
Minister of International Trade and Industry Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin
said Monday.

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Halal travel packages "will prove successful"

| 02/05/2008 | Reply
Halal travel packages "will prove successful"

Middle Eastern countries seeking to emulate Dubai’s successful foray into

tourism are in search of ways to entice Middle Eastern tourists. By creating

Halal packages that incorporate activities and services in keeping with Islamic

law, companies are creating a concept that Euromonitor International predicts

will prove successful.

The recent World Travel Market report has a section on Halal travel (pages 18-21) that are worth reading for anyone interested in this sector.

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A T Kearney issue report on Addressing the Muslim Market

| 02/05/2008 | Reply
A T Kearney issue report on Addressing the Muslim Market

“Since Muslims are the fastest growing consumer segment in the world, any company that is not considering how to serve them is missing a significant opportunity to affect both its top-and bottom-line growth. Deciding to serve the Muslim consumer will depend on the ease with which the company can address this market and the opportunity versus the cost of doing so. Although there are political and social pitfalls to consider, the opportunities are so vast and far-reaching that they greatly outweigh the risks. With many of the world’s consumer segments reaching a saturation point, the Muslim consumer is fast becoming a new outlet to build a base for future growth.”


While this quote from A T Kearney’s report, “Addressing the Muslim Market” is not necessarily anything new to many of the Halal sector players, the fact that this report has appeared in the mainstream is itself a clear confirmation of what many of us have been saying for years.

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Cosmetics companies could benefit from targeting Muslim market

| 02/05/2008 | Reply
Cosmetics companies could benefit from targeting Muslim market

Despite
the worldwide Muslim population standing at 1.56 billion, few companies
are taking advantage of the significant opportunities presented by this
consumer segment, stated the company. Targeting this market and
providing consumers with halal product alternatives could bring
significant benefits to the cosmetics and fashion industries as well as
food and beverage manufacturers.

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Muslim nations must unite to face global uncertainties

| 02/05/2008 | Reply
Muslim nations must unite to face global uncertainties

MUSLIM nations must come together to face global uncertainties and the food crisis, the prime minister said. Malaysian PM Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said Muslim countries had the money and natural resources to help ease food shortages. “Where there is a will, there is a way. We should prove that we can
meet these challenges by working collectively together to help the
Muslims,” he said at the close of the fourth World Islamic Economic
Forum (WIEF), which Malaysia chairs, at the Sheraton Hotel in Kuwait.

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Thai Airways International Halal Kitchen now Fully Certified

| 02/05/2008 | Reply
Thai Airways International Halal Kitchen now Fully Certified

Responding to growing demand from thousands of Muslim travellers every
day, Thai Airways International has signed an MoU with the Islamic
Committee of Samut Prakarn Province to receive permission for usage of
the Halal Logo by the Central Islamic Committee of Thailand.

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Dutch Farmers to visit MIHAS expo

| 30/04/2008 | Reply
Dutch Farmers to visit MIHAS expo

The 23-member group from The Netherlands, comprising representatives from the Vegetable
Marketing Organisation, local farmers’ co-operative societies and
vegetable wholesale merchant associations. They will visit Malaysia’s
wholesale and retail markets, organic and conventional farms,
agriculture research and experiment station as well as the 5th Malaysia
International Halal Showcase.

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