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Opinion: Why are so many Muslims suddenly visiting Japan?

| 08/05/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Why are so many Muslims suddenly visiting Japan?

Savvy destinations that adapt to serve halal food and provide prayer rooms are reaping the benefits of an increase in tourism by visitors from Southeast Asia and the Middle East.

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Belgium just banned kosher and halal slaughter

| 08/05/2017 | Reply
Belgium just banned kosher and halal slaughter

Belgium’s Wallooon region has voted to ban kosher and halal meats by outlawing the slaughter of unstunned animals.

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Why the Retail Crisis Could Be Coming to American Groceries

| 05/05/2017 | Reply
Why the Retail Crisis Could Be Coming to American Groceries

The American grocery store has so far been mostly immune to the ravages of online shopping and the all around apocalyptic outlook facing the nation’s retailers.

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Malaysia: HDC to table blueprint on Bumiputera involvement in halal industry

| 05/05/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: HDC to table blueprint on Bumiputera involvement in halal industry

A blueprint on Bumiputera entrepreneurs involvement in the halal industry, which is aimed at enhancing their contribution to the country’s exports, will be tabled to the Malaysia Halal Council’s meeting on June 1.

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Philippines: DTI urged to hasten halal certification IRR

| 04/05/2017 | Reply
Philippines: DTI urged to hasten halal certification IRR

DTI to fast track the completion of the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) for Republic Act 10817 or the Halal Export Development and Promotional Act.

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UK: Why catwalk Hijabs are upsetting some Muslim women

| 04/05/2017 | Reply
UK: Why catwalk Hijabs are upsetting some Muslim women

The hijab has long been a contentious topic of conversation; feminists, religious conservatives, secularists are some of the online communities that have engaged in passionate debate about what it represents.

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Algeria: Halal certification mandatory as from June 2017

| 03/05/2017 | Reply
Algeria: Halal certification mandatory as from June 2017

The concerned list of foodstuffs will be set “very soon” by the National Committee to monitor certification and marking “Halal”, chaired by the Ministry of Commerce, said the same official.

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Halal foods finding greater acceptance in Kenya: Report

| 03/05/2017 | Reply
Halal foods finding greater acceptance in Kenya: Report

Kenya is now home to a modest 100 halal-compliant food industry businesses, offering Muslims a choice of offerings and convenience, but that market may be growing.

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Modest fashion brand looks towards Pakistan

| 03/05/2017 | Reply
Modest fashion brand looks towards Pakistan

The rise in Pakistan’s fashion retail industry in recent years has been gigantic, creating space for local as well as global brands which feed the lifestyle needs of the affluent and the rising middle class.

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Thai Government is stepping up “Thailand 4.0” towards agro-processing

| 03/05/2017 | Reply
Thai Government is stepping up “Thailand 4.0” towards agro-processing

Thailand’s strategic location at the center of Asia and its deep investment in trade and logistic infrastructure make it a perfect gateway to ASEAN and its 630 million inhabitants.

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Pakistan: Meat exports on the decline

| 03/05/2017 | Reply
Pakistan: Meat exports on the decline

The Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) figures that the country’s meat exports have dropped to $140.345m in the first eight months of the ongoing year.

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Philippines: Halal consumer group organized

| 03/05/2017 | Reply
Philippines: Halal consumer group organized

A Halal consumers group has been organized to advocate the development and promotion of existing Halal-certified products in Zamboanga City.

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Malaysia: CCM wins Halal Pharmaceutical Company of the Year

| 27/04/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: CCM wins Halal Pharmaceutical Company of the Year

CCM was awarded the Halal Pharmaceutical Company of The Year for its ‘Prescription Pharmaceuticals’. This is the first time that the Halal category had been included in this list of awards.

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UK: Call for PHD Scholarships!

| 27/04/2017 | Reply
UK: Call for PHD Scholarships!

The Aziz Foundation has three scholarships available for exceptional students active in Muslim communities and interested in how their needs may be met through research and academic work.

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Opinion: Security of food supply paramount for Arabian Gulf region

| 26/04/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Security of food supply paramount for Arabian Gulf region

Saudi Arabia is not alone in its reliance on buying food from abroad. While it needs about 70% of its food imported, the UAE requires 80% and Qatar a staggering 90%.

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Brazil’s Minister to visit UAE and Saudi Arabia

| 26/04/2017 | Reply
Brazil’s Minister to visit UAE and Saudi Arabia

Minister Maggi’s visit to the KSA and the UAE is a move to assure the premium quality of Brazilian products entering these markets which have continued to show their trust in Brazil’s meat industry.

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UK: Breaking Barriers – the London Muslim Lifestyle Show

| 26/04/2017 | Reply
UK: Breaking Barriers – the London Muslim Lifestyle Show

“I’ve always seen events as a way to break down social barriers,” says the man behind the London Muslim Lifestyle Show, Waleed Jahangir.

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France: Marine Le Pen – Ban halal and all ritual slaughter

| 26/04/2017 | Reply
France: Marine Le Pen – Ban halal and all ritual slaughter

“Slaughter without stunning, I’m sorry, it should have special labels,” Le Pen said. “Furthermore, I think that slaughter without stunning should be prohibited.”

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UK: Manchester United Announce Deal With Halal Online Shopping Site

| 25/04/2017 | Reply
UK:  Manchester United Announce Deal With Halal Online Shopping Site

The club’s latest branding partnership links Old Trafford to the Aladdin Group of companies from Malaysia. The agreement, has been a closely guarded secret since the signing back in January.

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Halal food market surging in Canada

| 21/04/2017 | Reply
Halal food market surging in Canada

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency approved guidelines for halal products just last year which is unprecedented because of malpractices going on.

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