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Abu Dhabi Investment House Seeks Brunei Opportunities

| 27/03/2009 | Reply
Abu Dhabi Investment House Seeks Brunei Opportunities

Abu Dhabi Investment House (ADM) is in talks with Brunei Darussalam
government agencies to explore opportunities of establishing Syariah-compliant financial investments in the
Sultanate, including in agriculture, pharmaceuticals and clean energy.

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Turkey plans Halal trade expo in August

| 26/03/2009 | Reply
Turkey plans Halal trade expo in August

HALALISTEXPO
– Halal Products Trade Fair will be held at Istanbul Exhibiton Center
between August 13th and 16th. It is expected that hundreds of companies
from around the world will join Halalistexpo and 3 billion dollars
worth of trade is targeted.

NB Dates changed to 4-7 Feb 2010.

See www.halalistexpo.com for details

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Achieving Global Halal Integrity with the 4th World Halal Forum

| 26/03/2009 | Reply
Achieving Global Halal Integrity with the 4th World Halal Forum

PARTNER EVENT – The fourth World Halal Forum (WHF) – themed “Achieving Global Halal Integrity”
– is scheduled to be held from 4th to 5th May 2009 in Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, situated in the heart
of the city.
 

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MIHAS 2009 – The 6th International Halal Showcase

| 20/03/2009 | Reply
MIHAS 2009 – The 6th International Halal Showcase

PARTNER EVENTThe 6th International Halal Showcase, MIHAS 2009 will take centre stage
once again from May 6 to 10 at the MATRADE Exhibition and Convention
Centre, Kuala Lumpur. Themed as ‘Halal Worlds Combine’, MIHAS 2009 is the world’s largest Halal trade event.

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Halaljournal Revamped To Further Promote Halal Industry

| 20/03/2009 | Reply
Halaljournal Revamped To Further Promote Halal Industry

Top halal website Halaljournal.com
has been revamped and is expected to attract more hits in its bid to
further promote the industry, its editor Jumaatun Azmi said today.




A product of KasehDia Sdn Bhd, the online magazine has been
modernised and is working with Google for better search features, she
said, adding that it has also been linked to bigger websites like BBC
for more coverage.

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Malaysia Still Behind In Medical Tourism, Says NCCIM

| 18/03/2009 | Reply
Malaysia Still Behind In Medical Tourism, Says NCCIM

Although Malaysia is an Islamic
country, tourists from the Middle East make Thailand and Singapore
their choice of destination over Malaysia when it comes to getting
medical treatment.

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Matrade Eyes Japanese Participation At Mihas 2009

| 18/03/2009 | Reply
Matrade Eyes Japanese Participation At Mihas 2009

Japanese importers are expected to explore the
possibility of tapping halal food industry at the coming sixth Malaysia
International Halal Showcase 2009 (Mihas 2009).

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GCC Countries Attractive Locations For Malaysian Companies

| 18/03/2009 | Reply
GCC Countries Attractive Locations For Malaysian Companies

Countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council
(GCC) especially in major cities such as Dubai, are increasingly
offering attractive locations for Malaysian companies that intend to
grow their business in the Halal food products, healthcare and
information communication technology (ICT) industries.

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Saudi Arabia A Good Option For Malaysian Business

| 18/03/2009 | Reply
Saudi Arabia A Good Option For Malaysian Business

DUBAI
(Bernama) — Malaysian companies have been urged to grab various
business and investment opportunities in Saudi Arabia, the largest
market in the Middle East, and in areas such as housing, education,
halal industry, furniture, tourism, healthcare and franchising.

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Thailand is Ready to Make ‘THAIFEX–World of Food ASIA 2009’ Asia’s Premier Food Exposition

| 16/03/2009 | Reply
Thailand is Ready to Make ‘THAIFEX–World of Food ASIA 2009’ Asia’s Premier Food Exposition

THAIFEX – World of Food ASIA
2009 held in Bangkok has a Halal section and is running directly after MIHAS 2009 which is being held in Kuala Lumpur on the 6-10 May. So anyone going out to the region for Halal can have a full itinerary in Kuala Lumpur at World Halal Forum 2009 4-5 May, MIHAS 2009 and then head up to Bangkok for THAIFEX.

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The Vatican offered Islamic finance principles to Western banks as a solution for worldwide economic crisis.

| 16/03/2009 | Reply
The Vatican offered Islamic finance principles to Western banks as a solution for worldwide economic crisis.

Daily Vatican newspaper, ‘L’Osservatore Romano, reported that Islamic banking system
may help to overcome global crisis, Turkish media reported.

The Vatican
said banks should look at the ethical rules of Islamic finance to restore
confidence amongst their clients at a time of global economic crisis.

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Malaysia Strengthens Position in the Global Halal Market

| 12/03/2009 | Reply
Malaysia Strengthens Position in the Global Halal Market

Malaysia is in a strong position to
be the global halal industry hub with its established reference point
as the centre for training, research and development (R&D), and
standards.

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More Than RM2.2 Bln Sales Expected At MIHAS 2009

| 12/03/2009 | Reply
More Than RM2.2 Bln Sales Expected At MIHAS 2009

KUALA LUMPUR, March 11 (Bernama) — Malaysia External Trade Development
Corporation (Matrade) aims to surpass last year’s record sales of RM2.2
billion generated from its Incoming Buying Mission (IBM) programme at
the sixth Malaysia International Halal Showcase 2009 (MIHAS 2009).

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Companies Get RM3.44 Million Sales At Food Show

| 09/03/2009 | Reply
Companies Get RM3.44 Million Sales At Food Show

Malaysian food and beverage manufacturing companies secured
RM3.44 million in sales during the Foodex Japan 2009 show held from
March 3 to 6 in Tokyo.

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Demand for Shariah-compliant hotels rising

| 09/03/2009 | Reply
Demand for Shariah-compliant hotels rising

The
concept of Shariah-compliant hotels, which was announced a couple of
years ago, has yet to catch on, especially in the four- and five-star
categories, said a senior hotel executive.




Dr Barbara Urasch,
Vice-President, Venatol, a hotel management firm that is planning
Shariah-compliant hotels in Europe, said: “Many of the hotel just do
not serve alcohol, they are not Shariah-compliant. There is a demand
for Shariah-compliant four- and five-star hotels not just in the region
but worldwide. Currently, there are no such hotels in this category.”

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Tanjung Manis Sets To Be Malaysia’s Largest Halal Hub

| 06/03/2009 | Reply
Tanjung Manis Sets To Be Malaysia’s Largest Halal Hub

At the launch of the Tanjung Manis Halal Hub last Feb 18 Prime Minister
Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, witnessed the signing of agreement
between 11 companies, including six from Taiwan, and Sarawak Timber
Industry Development Corporation (STIDC) worth close to RM4.0 billion. With the launch, the halal hub is expected to diversify the existing economic activities at Tanjung Manis.

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Gulfood 2009 Proves Lucrative For Malaysian Exhibitors

| 06/03/2009 | Reply
Gulfood 2009 Proves Lucrative For Malaysian Exhibitors

DUBAI, March 5 (Bernama) — The just-concluded Gulfood 2009
exhibition has proven to be a goldmine for the 47 participating
Malaysian companies, having chalked up confirmed orders to the tune of
RM68 million.

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Gulfood a boost for F&B market morale

| 04/03/2009 | Reply
Gulfood a boost for F&B market morale

Rastelli owner Anthony Rastelli, who was exhibiting in Dubai
International Convention and Exhibition Centre’s (DICEC) Sheikh Maktoum
Hall this year, says Gulfood 2009 was “one of the more successful
shows” for the Halal food company, adding that there had been no
particular impact from the economic climate.

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Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia in tourism pact

| 01/03/2009 | Reply
Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia in tourism pact

Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand will launch a joint tourism package
to bring quick money into crisis-hit economies, a Thai minister said
yesterday.
The Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT) yesterday declared an “IMT-GT Celebration Year” for the package. It
was inspired by the success of 2008’s “Visit IMT-GT Year”. The three
countries will jointly promote tourism, said PM’s Office Minister
Virachai Virameteekul.

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Karachi – Workshop on Halal food on March 11

| 26/02/2009 | Reply
Karachi – Workshop on Halal food on March 11

A
workshop on ‘Halal food’ will be held on March 11 and 12 in Karachi in
collaboration with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations’
secretariat.

The
Ministry of Livestock and Dairy Development is organising this workshop
in conjunction with the 3rd Food, Agri and Livestock Asia 2009
International Exhibition at the Karachi Expo Centre.

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