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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If technologies were withdrawn, 17 million more acres of land and 138 billion more gallons of water would be required to produce the same total amount of beef. 18 million extra metric tons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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USA: IFANCA 2012 White Paper: Halal Boosts US Economy & Exports

| 20/07/2012 | Reply
USA: IFANCA 2012 White Paper:  Halal Boosts US Economy & Exports

Cumulatively, halal consumers at home and abroad have contributed to the employment of millions of Americans in the beef, poultry, lamb, dairy ingredients, nutritional foods and nutritional supplement industries.

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Opinion: Is Kosher Meat Halal? A Comparison of the Halakhic and Shariah Requirements for Animal Slaughter

| 25/06/2012 | 1 Reply
Opinion: Is Kosher Meat Halal? A Comparison of the Halakhic and Shariah Requirements for Animal Slaughter

Due to the dearth of kosher meat products available, and even higher scarcity of halal meat in the US, many Muslims feel comfortable purchasing kosher meat.

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Malaysia: HDC’s first-of-its-kind Global Halal Support Centre (GHSC)

| 12/06/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: HDC’s first-of-its-kind Global Halal Support Centre (GHSC)

The Malaysian GHSC, costing RM2 million to build and develop, is a one-stop centre for functional services in support of the halal industry in line with the country’s aspiration to become the global halal hub. HDC is considering setting up similar centres abroad.

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A Fresh Look At Muslims And Secularism In The UK

| 26/05/2012 | Reply
A Fresh Look At Muslims And Secularism In The UK

It is worth emphasising that many Muslims actually see no contradiction between religious values and the framework of secular procedures and institutions in the UK. Procedural secularism provides many benefits for British Muslims, including religious freedom.

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UK: Leicester has elected its first Muslim Mayor

| 24/05/2012 | Reply
UK: Leicester has elected its first Muslim Mayor

Leicester, one of the most rapidly Islamizing cities in England, has elected its first-ever Muslim mayor. Abdul Razak Osman, an Indian-origin Muslim who was born in Kenya and who immigrated to Britain in 1971, was sworn into office on May 18.

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Morocco, Halal certification regulation ready

| 22/05/2012 | Reply
Morocco, Halal certification regulation ready

Morocco has started once again on its quest for credible Halal certification.

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USA: Muslims on Wall Street: Pragmatic over Dogmatic

| 21/05/2012 | Reply
USA: Muslims on Wall Street: Pragmatic over Dogmatic

Muslims, like other people with strong beliefs, do not see themselves exclusively focused on or defined by such issues. Islam has spread throughout the world because of its dynamic nature, where it influences local customs and is ‘influenced’ by the older local culture.

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Malaysia Shows Interest in Developing Tunisia’s Halal Industry

| 18/05/2012 | Reply
Malaysia Shows Interest in Developing Tunisia’s Halal Industry

The Malaysian Minister of Finance stated that his country is willing to host over 30 Tunisian Halal companies in order for them gain experience from the well-established Malaysian Halal industry.

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Opinion: Is Islamic slaughter cruel and inhumane or is it profit above Principle?

| 13/05/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Is Islamic slaughter cruel and inhumane or is it profit above Principle?

When the writer of this article applied to be shown around a number of halal slaughterhouses, calls went unreturned and messages unanswered for weeks. So he decided to go undercover, posing as a potential buyer of halal meat for a fictional chain of high-quality ‘bespoke meats’ to see what really goes on in an abattoir.

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Economist Intelligence Unit Publishes Report on Shariah-Conscious Consumers

| 11/05/2012 | Reply
Economist Intelligence Unit Publishes Report on Shariah-Conscious Consumers

This new report examines the rise, values and economic impact of the rapidly expanding Muslim middle class consumers. Funded by the Kuwait Finance House, it assesses the growing Muslim consumer market, consumption patterns across regions and the implications for business.

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Inside Islam: What a billion Muslims really think

| 05/05/2012 | Reply
Inside Islam: What a billion Muslims really think

What a Billion Muslims Really Think, a new documentary film from Unity Productions Foundation, explores the expertly gathered opinions of Muslims around the globe as revealed in the world’s first major opinion poll, conducted by Gallup, the preeminent polling organization.

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Opinion: A New Platform of Hope for Arab Youth

| 12/04/2012 | Reply
Opinion: A New Platform of Hope for Arab Youth

The Arab world today is home to more than 100 million young people between 15 and 29, representing 30% of the total population, with hopes, plans and the desire to work.

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Saudis make Desert Sands into Solar Polysilicon

| 12/04/2012 | Reply
Saudis make Desert Sands into Solar Polysilicon

With this move, Saudi Arabia is slowly beginning to make some moves towards diversifying out of oil, which is its only real exportable commodity – and towards solar power and sand-based polysilicon.

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Malaysia: Halal Scientific Programme

| 06/03/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal Scientific Programme

Malaysian Academy of SME of Enterpreneurship Development (“MASMED”)-UiTM in collaboration with Malaysian Biotechnology Corp Sdn. Bhd (“Biotechcorp”) and TPM Biotech Sdn Bhd (“TPMB”) will be conducting a human capital programme known as Certified Halal Scientific Executive.

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UAE: Ensuring food security of the UAE

| 19/02/2012 | Reply
UAE: Ensuring food security of the UAE

In recent years, the UAE has seen a steady rise in food imports. Food consumption in the UAE has been growing at the rate of 12 per cent per year and, within this, the demand for food staples has increased by 30 per cent, according to the Ministry of Economy.

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