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Philippines accelerates plans to develop Halal tourism

| 17/02/2016 | Reply
Philippines accelerates plans to develop Halal tourism

The Philippine Department of Tourism (PDOT) has unveiled a series of initiatives as part of a major drive to create a long-term infrastructure across the country to diversify its visitor arrivals.

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More than 47,000 hotel rooms under development in Saudi Arabia

| 17/02/2016 | Reply
More than 47,000 hotel rooms under development in Saudi Arabia

The majority of projects are in the final construction and pre-opening stages with 52 projects and almost 20,000 rooms set to open this year.

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Malaysia’s Halal Industry Attracts Investment Worth RM10.6 Bln In 2015

| 16/02/2016 | Reply
Malaysia’s Halal Industry Attracts Investment Worth RM10.6 Bln In 2015

To date, there are 128 halal certified companies in Malaysia, producing halal-compliant cosmetic and personal-care products.

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EU: Muslims Sue Animal Welfare Minister Over Halal Slaughter Ban

| 16/02/2016 | Reply
EU: Muslims Sue Animal Welfare Minister Over Halal Slaughter Ban

Several Muslim organisations are bringing legal proceedings against the Flemish Animal Welfare Minister, Ben Weyts.

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Japan joins bandwagon to tap ‘halal’ food market

| 15/02/2016 | Reply
Japan joins bandwagon to tap ‘halal’ food market

Japanese firms are also starting to test the waters and exporting small quantities of halal food.

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Egypt looks to expand F&B export base, halal influence

| 14/02/2016 | Reply
Egypt looks to expand F&B export base, halal influence

Egypt’s food and beverage industry is looking to expand its worldwide export footprint and leverage growing demand for halal products.

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Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission (ACNC) launching inquiry into AFIC

| 13/02/2016 | Reply
Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission (ACNC) launching inquiry into AFIC

Charities regulator warns Australian Federation of Islamic Councils it has launched inquiry into whether senior figures spent funds inappropriately.

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Opinion: Global Halal Market Growing Bigger

| 13/02/2016 | Reply
Opinion: Global Halal Market Growing Bigger

The halal economy — encompassing everything from banking and finance to food and beauty products — is on the rise.

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Malaysia Halal Council To Spearhead Halal Management, Development

| 11/02/2016 | Reply
Malaysia Halal Council To Spearhead Halal Management, Development

The committee’s functions would be divided between the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) and the Halal Industry Development Corp (HDC).

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UAE hosts the first branch of the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation

| 10/02/2016 | Reply
UAE hosts the first branch of the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation

Signing the agreement will help in supporting the Islamic banking environment in the UAE, as well as Dubai’s ‘Capital of Islamic Economy’ initiative.

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Pakistan pavilion to showcase top food exports at Gulfood

| 10/02/2016 | Reply
Pakistan pavilion to showcase top food exports at Gulfood

Pakistan’s revitalised food and beverage agricultural industry is readying for a major export push a leading Pakistan Flagfood and hospitality trade platform in Dubai, UAE.

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IFANCA Pakistan is organizing a series of conferences

| 10/02/2016 | Reply
IFANCA Pakistan is organizing a series of conferences

‘Development of the Halal Industry and Government Regulations in Pakistan – The Way Forward’. Venues are in Karachi, Lahore and Faisalabad during February 2016.

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Brunei: Simpor Pharma Is One of First Plants to Be Halal Audited

| 09/02/2016 | Reply
Brunei: Simpor Pharma Is One of First Plants to Be Halal Audited

Simpor Pharma, a Brunei pharmaceutical food supplement manufacturer, announced it is bringing its product line to the US Market from its world-class facility.

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USA: Sentencing in Halal food case continued to Feb. 25

| 06/02/2016 | Reply
USA: Sentencing in Halal food case continued to Feb. 25

Also to be sentenced on Feb. 25 are Midamar Corp., Islamic Services of America, and two of Aossey’s sons.

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Malaysia: HDC To Host Halal Cosmestics And Personal Care Conference

| 05/02/2016 | Reply
Malaysia: HDC To Host Halal Cosmestics And Personal Care Conference

The event, to be held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, will comprise workshops, forums and exhibitions.

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Hungary: Gallicoop doubles production of halal meat

| 05/02/2016 | Reply
Hungary: Gallicoop doubles production of halal meat

Hungarian poultry processor Gallicoop Pulykafeldolgozó, based in Szarvas, southeastern Hungary, increased its output of halal products by 116% to almost 500 tons in 2015.

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Japan to help boost Malaysia’s halal industry

| 05/02/2016 | Reply
Japan to help boost Malaysia’s halal industry

Japanese investors continue to show interest in investing in Malaysia. For the first nine months of 2015, they approved 52 manufacturing projects from Japan.

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USA: IFANCA $5 million gift to fund food diversity program

| 05/02/2016 | Reply
USA: IFANCA $5 million gift to fund food diversity program

The partnership intends to educate students in specialized areas of ethnic foods and faith-based diets such as those from Islam, Judaism and Buddhism.

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Opinion: World Halal Market Will Grow to $ 2.6 Trillion by 2020

| 04/02/2016 | Reply
Opinion: World Halal Market Will Grow to $ 2.6 Trillion by 2020

The largest producer of halal products in the world is a Malaysian subsidiary of Nestlé Malaysia with a turnover of $ 1.1 billion (accounting data for 2014).

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Pakistan: 4 accreditation certificates awarded to promote Halal food

| 04/02/2016 | Reply
Pakistan: 4 accreditation certificates awarded to promote Halal food

Pakistan National Accreditation Council (PNAC) has so far awarded accreditation certificate to four (04) Halal Certification bodies in the country.

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