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Korea turns to Muslims for next big tourism boom

| 03/05/2017 | Reply
Korea turns to Muslims for next big tourism boom

But basic accommodations like prayer rooms and halal restaurants remain lacking.

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Certification Becomes Issue for Halal Tourism in Indonesia

| 03/05/2017 | Reply
Certification Becomes Issue for Halal Tourism in Indonesia

Indonesia’s position is up one rank from the previous year. The leader of the halal tourism market for this year (ranks first and second) is still held by Malaysia and United Arab Emirates.

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Interview With Fazal Bahardeen: Halal-travel trailblazer

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Interview With Fazal Bahardeen: Halal-travel trailblazer

CrescentRating has become the world’s first independent rating and accreditation standard in Muslim travel, as International Enterprise Singapore has billed it.

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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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HalalFocus celebrates 10 years with a new App

| 27/04/2017 | Reply
HalalFocus celebrates 10 years with a new App

This year HalalFocus is 10 years old! We decided to celebrate with a free App. Get the App, get the news!

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UK: Call for PHD Scholarships!

| 27/04/2017 | 2 Replies
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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Vitafoods Asia 2017 Well-Poised for Successful First Run in Singapore

| 27/04/2017 | Reply
Vitafoods Asia 2017 Well-Poised for Successful First Run in Singapore

Vitafoods Asia, the only event dedicated to the nutraceutical, functional food and beverages, and dietary supplement industries in Asia is being held from 5-6 September 2017.

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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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USA: The Changing Paradigm in Halal Certification

| 26/04/2017 | Reply
USA: The Changing Paradigm in Halal Certification

A common theme throughout the conference was the challenge of meeting consumer demands and special market needs while working to accredit halal certification bodies.

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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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UAE: Premium Hotel Classification system for Muslim-friendly properties

| 25/04/2017 | Reply
UAE: Premium Hotel Classification system for Muslim-friendly properties

Tourism Malaysia and Salam Standard will both participate in the inaugural ATM Global Halal Tourism Summit 2017, which takes place on the Global Stage on Wednesday April 26th.

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Australia: Speedo launches burkha swimsuit for Muslim women

| 25/04/2017 | Reply
Australia: Speedo launches burkha swimsuit for Muslim women

Speedo to test out their new range of modesty suits — their version of the ‘burkhini’ — with a surfing lesson on Bondi Beach.

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Islamic clothing is changing the fashion world

| 25/04/2017 | Reply
Islamic clothing is changing the fashion world

That Islamic fashion has been rebranded as modest fashion is a recognition that its appeal transcends women of faith. In some circles, it is seen as revolutionary.

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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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