Category: Research

Malaysia: Ethical Consumerism and the Importance of Halal Cosmetics

| 22/04/2018 | Reply
Malaysia: Ethical Consumerism and the Importance of Halal Cosmetics

A noticeable growing trend in cosmetics in Malaysia, is in the demand for halal-compliant products.

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Philippines: 1st PHL National Halal Conference slated

| 18/04/2018 | Reply
Philippines: 1st PHL National Halal Conference slated

The strategic road map includes the launch of the approved Philippine National halal Certification Scheme and the Accreditation Guidelines.

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Canada: Halal Beef a huge opportunity for Alberta, say experts

| 17/04/2018 | Reply
Canada: Halal Beef a huge opportunity for Alberta, say experts

More needs to be done to tap into the huge and growing market for halal meat, say experts, and there is a growing demand in Canada.

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Malaysia: New harmonisation body will take the ‘joke’ out of profit-seeking Halal certification

| 14/04/2018 | Reply
Malaysia: New harmonisation body will take the ‘joke’ out of profit-seeking Halal certification

The Saudi regulator said many had adopted an interpretation of Halal practices that is too loose, in a bid to attract more paying customers to use their Halal stamps.

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Opinion: The stakes are high

| 13/04/2018 | Reply
Opinion: The stakes are high

The stakes are high, not only for religious reasons for Muslims, but also international implications, where people are campaigning against Halal slaughter practices.

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Malaysia: Pharmaniaga eyeing north for 1st halal vaccine plant

| 12/04/2018 | Reply
Malaysia: Pharmaniaga eyeing north for 1st halal vaccine plant

Pharmaniaga Bhd is looking to build Malaysia’s first halal vaccine plant in the northern region of Peninsular Malaysia.

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Malaysia PM sets aside RM1 billion for Halal Development Fund

| 12/04/2018 | Reply
Malaysia PM sets aside RM1 billion for Halal Development Fund

He added the funds can be used by Bumiputera entrepreneurs, who play a key role in driving the halal industry.

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Halal meat exporter Meatco NZ owed $301k, had 1.3 tonnes of frozen meat in storage

| 10/04/2018 | Reply
Halal meat exporter Meatco NZ owed $301k, had 1.3 tonnes of frozen meat in storage

A halal meat exporter owned by a convicted tax cheat collapsed last month owing more than $300,000 – and now liquidators need to offload a tonne of meat.

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Opinion: Islam and cryptocurrency, halal or not halal?

| 10/04/2018 | Reply
Opinion: Islam and cryptocurrency, halal or not halal?

The speculative nature of cryptocurrencies has triggered debate among Islamic scholars over whether cryptocurrencies are religiously permissible.

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Malaysia should leverage on growing Halal Industry globally

| 09/04/2018 | Reply
Malaysia should leverage on growing Halal Industry globally

Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) assistant governor Marzunisham Omar said Malaysia should leverage on its first mover advantage in being a global halal hub.

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Saudi Arabia: Prof. Jaswir of Indonesia laments poor state of Muslim world in Halal industry

| 08/04/2018 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Prof. Jaswir of Indonesia laments poor state of Muslim world in Halal industry

The OIC and Saudi Arabia should take the lead in promoting halal industry to cash in on its vast scope in the global market, says Prof. Irwandi Jaswir.

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Malaysia’s Halal Industry Champions recognised at the 2018 Halal Excellence Awards

| 06/04/2018 | Reply
Malaysia’s Halal Industry Champions recognised at the 2018 Halal Excellence Awards

Eight individuals, institutions and companies were recipients of the 2018 Halal Excellence Awards in appreciation for their outstanding achievements in the global Halal industry.

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World Halal Week 2018: Malaysia in the lead as a robust Islamic Economy

| 06/04/2018 | Reply
World Halal Week 2018: Malaysia in the lead as a robust Islamic Economy

The Government recognises the potential of the Halal industry and Islamic banking and finance, both pillars for the development of the Islamic economy.

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Brunei: Pacific-wide trade deal could bring $1B to Brunei businesses

| 05/04/2018 | Reply
Brunei: Pacific-wide trade deal could bring $1B to Brunei businesses

Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), countries in the Americas are eyeing Brunei as a potential gateway for the Asian exports markets.

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Malaysia: Money Muslim market spending on pharma to hit US$132b by 2022

| 05/04/2018 | Reply
Malaysia:  Money Muslim market spending on pharma to hit US$132b by 2022

KUALA LUMPUR, April 4 — The global Muslim market spent US$83 billion on pharmaceuticals alone in 2016 and the sum is projected to grow by eight per cent year-on-year to hit US$132 billion by 2022, according to Thomson Reuters. (US$1 = RM3.86). Its senior research analyst (Islamic Finance), Abdulaziz Goni said innovation was occurring in […]

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Malaysia: Jakim says halal certification still in high demand

| 05/04/2018 | Reply
Malaysia: Jakim says halal certification still in high demand

Jakim had recognised 69 different halal certification bodies across 42 countries and applications for such certification continue to increase.

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Malaysia continues to lead Global Islamic Economy Indicator for fifth year

| 05/04/2018 | Reply
Malaysia continues to lead Global Islamic Economy Indicator for fifth year

Due to a robust Islamic economic ecosystem the country enjoys a substantial lead in Islamic finance and halal food.

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Malaysia’s JAKIM launches global association to promote halal harmony

| 04/04/2018 | Reply
Malaysia’s JAKIM launches global association to promote halal harmony

As well as working towards harmonisation, the association will promote halal certification between members under mutual recognition arrangements.

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Indonesia: Here is Superiority of Safi, New Halal Beauty Products in Indonesia

| 31/03/2018 | Reply
Indonesia: Here is Superiority of Safi, New Halal Beauty Products in Indonesia

There are at least three beauty product ranges from Safi which penetrated Indonesia. They are ranges of anti aging, advanced whitening, and natural whitening.

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Opinion: Assuring Tayyib from a food safety perspective in Halal food sector

| 30/03/2018 | Reply
Opinion: Assuring Tayyib from a food safety perspective in Halal food sector

Tayyib is the key concept of Islamic Jurisprudence that offers and ensures healthy and safe foods to the consumers. A comprehensive article on Tayyib from a food safety perspective in Halal Food sector.

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