Category: Research

France: Most French see Islam too influential in society: poll

| 25/10/2012 | Reply
France: Most French see Islam too influential in society: poll

The survey by pollster Ifop in Le Figaro newspaper showed that 60 percent of people believed that Islam was “too important” in France in terms of its influence and visibility, up from 55 percent two years ago.

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China: A unified Halal standard is the recipe for success

| 23/10/2012 | Reply
China: A unified Halal standard is the recipe for success

There are more than 23 million Muslims in China. More than 97 percent of China’s cities and counties have halal food manufacturers. Halal food producers must have their products certified by local ethnic affairs commissions.

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Saudi Arabia: Saudi food and beverage industry outlook is positive

| 21/10/2012 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Saudi food and beverage industry outlook is positive

Even though Saudi Arabia is a leading player in regional food production, over US$5 billion worth of food and beverage products are imported every year to the Kingdom. It imports approximately 63% of the entire Middle East’s food and beverage imports.

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Online passwords: keep it complicated

| 13/10/2012 | Reply
Online passwords: keep it complicated

By now, you probably have about 20 different passwords you’re struggling to remember. There must be an easier way. How do you stay one step ahead of the hackers – and still stay sane?

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Opinion: Why entrepreneurs need to learn from their mistakes more than their successes

| 13/10/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Why entrepreneurs need to learn from their mistakes more than their successes

James Caan recently carried out a performance review of one of his senior managers and gave him an overall score of seven. The guy asked why he had not scored him higher and he told him that he had not made enough mistakes in the last six months.

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Opinion: The Shift From Chief Executive To Chief Influencer

| 08/10/2012 | Reply
Opinion: The Shift From Chief Executive To Chief Influencer

Instead of a strict authoritarian top-to-bottom style as in the past, the head honchos now have a more participatory viewpoint towards their duties, allowing for more individualized thinking and ownership amongst their colleagues.

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Opinion: Five Characteristics to Look for When Hiring Talent

| 08/10/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Five Characteristics to Look for When Hiring Talent

Finding the right talent can be tricky, especially if your company is a startup that doesn’t have a substantial hiring budget. But making an upfront investment of both time and resources can make a big difference to your startup’s bottom line and growth potential.

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UAE seeking investment in Halal food in Cambodia

| 03/10/2012 | Reply
UAE seeking investment in Halal food in Cambodia

Dubai will prepare specific plans to investment in Cambodia in halal food production for the products to be exported to their country. They will return to Cambodia again in May next year with the specific investment plans.

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India: Rapidly-growing Indonesia offers F&B sector plethora of opportunities

| 28/09/2012 | Reply
India: Rapidly-growing Indonesia offers F&B sector plethora of opportunities

In terms of population, Indonesia, with about 240 million inhabitants, is the fourth-largest country in the world, and has the largest Muslim population. With the maximum numbers of Muslims it definitely shows ample scope for trade in halal foods.

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USA: Controversies over Mosques and Islamic centres

| 27/09/2012 | Reply
USA: Controversies over Mosques and Islamic centres

The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life have published the results of their latest survey, with interactive map, about proposed mosques and other community centers that have encountered some form of resistance.

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Alcohol-free red wine may aid high blood pressure

| 10/09/2012 | Reply
Alcohol-free red wine may aid high blood pressure

Alcohol-free red wine may help to lower blood pressure levels to a greater extent than wine containing alcohol, according to new research that suggests the alcohol-free drink could cut heart disease and stroke risks.

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UAE-China trade grow fivefold over last 10 years, says MoFT

| 10/09/2012 | Reply
UAE-China trade grow fivefold over last 10 years, says MoFT

A study revealed that the Halal food industry and market in China should be explored further, revealing that the Halal food sector in China is witnessing an increase in demand considering the presence of millions of Chinese Muslims.

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UK: Scottish Government admit Halal meat is illegal

| 07/09/2012 | 8 Replies
UK: Scottish Government admit Halal meat is illegal

As part of their consultation on upcoming changes in animal slaughter legislation the Scottish Government have admitted that the placing of non-stunned meat slaughtered in the UK into the general food chain has been illegal since 1995.

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New Zealand: Say Hello to Halal

| 02/09/2012 | Reply
New Zealand: Say Hello to Halal

In the latest New Zealand study, more than 36,000 people identified themselves as Muslim. Already some of our nation’s most forward-thinking companies are successfully tapping into this market. Unsurprisingly, dairy is leading the way.

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UK: £17.5m Cambridge mosque gets planning approval

| 22/08/2012 | Reply
UK: £17.5m Cambridge mosque gets planning approval

Planning permission was today granted for Cambridge’s £17.5 million new mosque after the designs were praised as “breathtaking”. The application was approved unanimously. Next target is to raise the £13 million construction cost.

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Malaysia: Capitalise on halal economy or risk being left behind

| 10/08/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: Capitalise on halal economy or risk being left behind

With a growing global Muslim community, existing gaps in the local halal industry supply chain need to be addressed urgently to ensure Malaysia continues to be at the forefront of the halal economy and not seen as a laggard.

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Spending by Muslim Tourists is Growing Faster than the Global Rate

| 30/07/2012 | Reply
Spending by Muslim Tourists is Growing Faster than the Global Rate

A new ground-breaking study, ‘Global Muslim Lifestyle Travel Market: Landscape & Consumer Needs,’ shows that Muslim tourists globally represent a major niche market worth $126.1 billion in 2011 growing at a 4.8% through 2020.

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UAE: Ingredients Focus on Halal

| 29/07/2012 | Reply
UAE: Ingredients Focus on Halal

Midamar’s Aossey also suggests the higher-end market is more lucrative: “We cater to a market that demands premium quality products. Our products are not mass produced and consumed. We still source our products from small, family-owned farms – not the cattle factories.”

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USA: New research reveals unintended environmental consequences of U.S. beef farmers

| 27/07/2012 | Reply
USA: New research reveals unintended environmental consequences of U.S. beef farmers

If technologies were withdrawn, 17 million more acres of land and 138 billion more gallons of water would be required to produce the same total amount of beef. 18 million extra metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2eq) would be released in the United States alone.

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Opinion: What happens to your body during your fast

| 20/07/2012 | Reply
Opinion: What happens to your body during your fast

During a fast, your body generates its own energy by burning stored resources made from excess fats, carbohydrates and sugars to produce energy. Fasting is also a healing for the mind, body and soul in more ways than one.

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