Category: Research

Malaysia can’t insist on own terms if it joins TPPA late

| 01/12/2015 | Reply
Malaysia can’t insist on own terms if it joins TPPA late

Nothing in this Chapter prevents a Party from adopting or maintaining halal requirements for food and food products in accordance with Islamic law.

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IFDC Introduces Islamic Fashion Programme To Global Fashion Design Schools

| 30/11/2015 | 1 Reply
IFDC Introduces Islamic Fashion Programme To Global Fashion Design Schools

Founder and chairwoman Alia Khan said the council wants to educate international designers on modest fashion guidelines.

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Malaysia: Sarawak CPO holds great potential in halal market

| 30/11/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: Sarawak CPO holds great potential in halal market

The state’s crude palm oil (CPO) could further establish its presence in the global halal market through shariah-compliant certification.

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Australia: Call for Turnbull government to consider halal labelling overhaul

| 30/11/2015 | Reply
Australia: Call for Turnbull government to consider halal labelling overhaul

The Turnbull government will be asked to consider overhauling halal certification in Australia, including clearer labelling forhalal australia food sold in the domestic market.

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OIC Committed to Coordinating and Supporting Activities of OIC Institutions

| 27/11/2015 | Reply
OIC Committed to Coordinating and Supporting Activities of OIC Institutions

Halal Food Standards, Accreditation and Certification is one recent strategy to enhance intra-OIC trade.

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Exploring the Opportunity For Halal In Healthcare

| 18/11/2015 | Reply
Exploring the Opportunity For Halal In Healthcare

As pork is forbidden by Islam, the use of pork-based gelatin in many vaccines has resulted in considerable resistance to vaccination.

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Unilever goes prestige, meets demand for male grooming

| 18/11/2015 | Reply
Unilever goes prestige, meets demand for male grooming

Muslim beauty is another significant growth driver for Unilever, with 300 million middle-class Muslim families projected to grow to 900 million.

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EU: Evonik obtains new Halal certificate for 112 cosmetic ingredients

| 14/11/2015 | Reply
EU: Evonik obtains new Halal certificate for 112 cosmetic ingredients

Evonik announces that a number of its silicone-based products for personal care are, for the first time, complying with Halal requirements.

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Indonesia: Operator Aims to Woo ‘Those Arabian Kings’ With ‘Shariah Hotel’ in Bali

| 12/11/2015 | Reply
Indonesia: Operator Aims to Woo ‘Those Arabian Kings’ With ‘Shariah Hotel’ in Bali

Plans to build the new ‘shariah hotels’ in Bandung, Bandarlampung, Yogyakarta and Bali, under the Grans Seriti Madani brand.

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Brunei: Ghanim appoints new group CEO

| 11/11/2015 | Reply
Brunei: Ghanim appoints new group CEO

Dr Nur Rahman, the new CEO of Ghanim International, has worked in senior executive positions for a number of large organisations in Australia before joining Ghanim.

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Australia: Islamic groups and meat processors at odds over government role

| 11/11/2015 | Reply
Australia: Islamic groups and meat processors at odds over government role

Ten meat processors met the Department of Agriculture last month, calling on the government to oversee all aspects of halal certification.

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Australian Halal meat processors say Government takeover needed

| 10/11/2015 | Reply
Australian Halal meat processors say Government takeover needed

Some of the country’s largest meat processors want the Federal Government to urgently reform Australia’s halal beef certification system.

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Expert says GCC should invest in food production

| 09/11/2015 | Reply
Expert says GCC should invest in food production

It could also serve as a source of food export revenues, which could shave off $20bn worth of food imports from the US.

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USA: Criminal convictions cloud Aossey legacy

| 09/11/2015 | Reply
USA: Criminal convictions cloud Aossey legacy

Midamar continues to ship meat and other products to the Middle East, including Malaysia and Indonesia, though volume has cut in half.

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Germany: Double digit growth for natural and organic cosmetics

| 09/11/2015 | Reply
Germany: Double digit growth for natural and organic cosmetics

Intensification of demand is the main driver of market growth. 19 to 34 year olds in particular have raised the turnover.

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USA: Why property professionals want a slice of the Halal sector

| 06/11/2015 | Reply
USA: Why property professionals want a slice of the Halal sector

Overseas property professionals are increasingly looking at ways of appealing to Muslim investors and providing Shariah-compliant opportunities.

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USA: A new wave of Muslim start-ups

| 04/11/2015 | Reply
USA: A new wave of Muslim start-ups

Millennial entrepreneurship in America is on the rise, and over half of Muslims in America are between the ages of 18-39, skewing much younger than the general population.

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Korea: Pharma firms set to tap halal market

| 03/11/2015 | Reply
Korea: Pharma firms set to tap halal market

Ildong Pharmaceutical has taken the lead in adapting to halal standards by becoming the first Korean pharma company to receive Halal certification.

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Malaysia: Nestlé ramps up instant noodles output

| 03/11/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: Nestlé ramps up instant noodles output

Néstle continues to invest in Malaysia, both through its business philosophy of Creating Shared Value (CSV) as well as investing in manufacturing facilities.

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Opinion: Malaysia cosmetics brands’ huge potential

| 03/11/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Malaysia cosmetics brands’ huge potential

Many mainstream cosmetics brands in the cosmetics industry, such as Estee Lauder and L’Oreal, play important roles in expanding the cosmetics business.

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