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Spanish SMEs, can’t afford a non-payment

| 30/03/2015 | Reply
Spanish SMEs, can’t afford a non-payment

85% of Muslims consider that their religion is very important in order to make a decision, opposed to 30% in Europe and 49% in the States.

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Malaysia: Couple’s Hard Work Pays Off With Gulfood Award

| 30/03/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: Couple’s Hard Work Pays Off With Gulfood Award

The couple shared their excitement with the writer after their green tea powder won the Best New Halal Food Award at the Gulfood 2015 event in Dubai.

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Malaysia: Jakim reaffirms zero tolerance towards halal certification malpractices

| 30/03/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: Jakim reaffirms zero tolerance towards halal certification malpractices

Its director-general said this was because such malpractices would affect the integrity of the halal supply chain, and lead to bad reputation of Muslims and Islam as a whole.

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Australia PM Okay with Halal certification

| 30/03/2015 | Reply
Australia PM Okay with Halal certification

Tony Abbott is comfortable Australian companies are paying Islamic groups for halal certification, putting him at odds with two government MPs who want to curb the practice.

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Malaysia: Halal Certification Bodies Convention 2015

| 29/03/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal Certification Bodies Convention 2015

The two-day convention is themed ‘Halal Certification Bodies Enhance The Transformation Of The Global Halal Industry’.

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Ukrainian meat industry faces halal certification boom

| 28/03/2015 | Reply
Ukrainian meat industry faces halal certification boom

In the past eight months, 47 Ukraine companies have received halal certification, with the aim of targeting exports to the Middle East, said head of the Center of Halal Research and Certification in Ukraine ‘Alraid’ Larissa Polishchuk.

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Australia: Federal parliament asked to support an inquiry into Halal certification of food.

| 28/03/2015 | Reply
Australia: Federal parliament asked to support an inquiry into Halal certification of food.

Halal certification is likely to become more of an issue as Australia seeks to kick-start talks on a free trade deal with the Gulf states, as well as boost exports such as meat and processed foods to Southeast Asia.

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Unveiling Key Topics and Speakers in World Halal Summit 2015

| 27/03/2015 | Reply
Unveiling Key Topics and Speakers in World Halal Summit 2015

12th Malaysia International Halal Showcase (MIHAS), and six focused forums – is scheduled to be held from 30th March to 4th April 2015 at the KLCC in Malaysia.

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Malaysia: SMES urged to grab opportunities in Halal sector

| 27/03/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: SMES urged to grab opportunities in Halal sector

International Trade and Industry Minister said only 20 per cent of the demand for halal food and non-food products could be met globally.

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2nd Halal Tourism Symposium takes off in Auckland

| 27/03/2015 | Reply
2nd Halal Tourism Symposium takes off in Auckland

The conference was graced by renowned scholars and eminent personalities from the travel and tourism industry from Auckland, India and other South East Asian countries.

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Australia: Halal certification needed so meat producers can grow exports

| 26/03/2015 | Reply
Australia: Halal certification needed so meat producers can grow exports

Federal Liberal National Party Bruce Scott says that if Australia is to capitalise on jobs and exports in the rural sector, it needs to ensure its food is halal certified.

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Halal tourism opportunities for Spain

| 26/03/2015 | Reply
Halal tourism opportunities for Spain

The boom of Halal tourism, or an hotel reorganization to receive Muslims guests are just some of the topics at the “Halal, A Global Concept” Congress.

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WHS 2015 opens the door on Halal 3.0

| 26/03/2015 | Reply
WHS 2015 opens the door on Halal 3.0

At WHS 2015 will showcase, explore, discuss and probably argue about the opportunities and challenges that the digital world presents to the Halal market players and workers.

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Spain: Are GMOs Halal?

| 26/03/2015 | Reply
Spain: Are GMOs Halal?

The first panel of the Congress “The International Standardization of Halal Market” has already revealed one of the fundamental issues regarding GMOs.

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Brunei, Thailand eye joint projects to produce Halal food

| 26/03/2015 | Reply
Brunei, Thailand eye joint projects to produce Halal food

BRUNEI and Thailand pledged to embark on more concrete projects in halal food production after inking a MOU on Agricultural Cooperation yesterday.

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Halal for Everyone? Better think again!

| 25/03/2015 | Reply
Halal for Everyone? Better think again!

New research shows a massive 92% of non-Muslims are negatively affected towards Halal by news stories such as Charlie Hebdo or ISIS. There seems to be a direct link in most people’s minds between these atrocities, and eating or purchasing Halal food.

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WHS App is now available for free download

| 25/03/2015 | Reply
WHS App is now available for free download

The World Halal Summit App is ready for downloading. This has up-to-date listings of all the WHS events, and full details of the WHS specialist Forums, including Session times, programme listings, details of speakers and panelists and news updates.

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WHS 2015 Opens up New Narrative for Halal Market Ecosystem

| 25/03/2015 | Reply
WHS 2015 Opens up New Narrative for Halal Market Ecosystem

The four specialist Forums at the World Halal Summit cover a wide range of topics for Certifiers, Business, Scholars and Academics. The full range of topics, speakers and panellists is available online; the short version is that there are over thirty sessions and over seventy speakers, panellists and moderators over the two and a half days from 1-3 April. They are also all sold-out.

Reviewing the session contents, there are several themes that are going to form an integral part of the on-going narrative of the Halal Ecosystem over the next five to ten years.

One of the key issues is accreditation.

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Dubai may become global capital of Islamic economy

| 25/03/2015 | Reply
Dubai may become global capital of Islamic economy

Experts and scholars in Islamic finance are deliberating ways to enhance Dubai’s Shariah credentials at the three-day Islamic Economy Fiqh Forum.

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Opinion: ‘Islamic Economy is a baseless theory’

| 25/03/2015 | Reply
Opinion: ‘Islamic Economy is a baseless theory’

When Prince Muhammad Al-Faisal, the pioneer of Islamic Banking, was interviewed about Islamic Economy he explained: “What we have today is a baseless theory.”

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