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China’s Communist Regime Suppresses Uighur Ramadan Activities

| 11/09/2008 | Reply
China’s Communist Regime Suppresses Uighur Ramadan Activities

While Muslims in the world are performing the obligatory fast of Ramadhan in their respective countries and enjoying the benefits of this blessed month, spare a thought for the Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang China who have to do this with the fear of Communist retaliation.

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China eager to attend Pakistan’s International Halal Food Conference

| 11/09/2008 | Reply
China eager to attend Pakistan’s International Halal Food Conference

Talking on the side lines of the Ningxia (China) International
Muslim Halal Food Festival and Ningxia Investment and Trade
Fair that kicked off here on Wednesday, the Director Press,
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ningxia Liu Guo Qing said that
it will be a good opportunity for China to showcase their
kitchen items in Pakistan.

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Int’l Halal Food Conference in Karachi on Oct 19

| 10/09/2008 | Reply
Int’l Halal Food Conference in Karachi on Oct 19

International Conference on Halal Food & Agriculture 2008 will be
held in conjunction with 3rd Food, Agri & Livestock Asia 2008
International Exhibition on October 19 & 20 at Karachi Expo Centre.

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Thailand signs Halal export deals

| 10/09/2008 | Reply
Thailand signs Halal export deals

In an aggressive move to increase Halal exports,
Thailand’s Commerce Ministry has signed two export deals.

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Singapore delegates see potential in business ventures with local counterparts

| 09/09/2008 | Reply
Singapore delegates see potential in business ventures with local counterparts

Brunei: The recently-concluded trip to the Sultanate by a trade delegation from Singapore Malay Chamber of
Commerce and Industry (DPPMS) has been considered a huge success by the participating traders from the
island.

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A Quarter of Meat Market in the Persian Gulf Belongs to Brazil’s Sadia

| 09/09/2008 | Reply
A Quarter of Meat Market in the Persian Gulf Belongs to Brazil’s Sadia

Brazilian company Sadia, a producer of meats and meat products, has
a 25% market share in the beef, whole-chicken and chicken-in-part
markets in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman
and Bahrain, all countries in the Gulf.

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Faithful Have New Food for Thought

| 07/09/2008 | Reply
Faithful Have New Food for Thought

There is a new mindset for people’s outlook on food that is emerging through their personal beliefs that cannot be overlooked. This has changed from what used to be called ‘alternative’ lifestyle preference, and now is going mainstream. It is one of the reason’s that the market for Halal extends to the non-Muslims with the extra assurance of the animal welfare. This does not only apply to America but also the Middle East where manufacturing Halal food  cannot just about what is permitted in their religion but they now also, like the Americans, have to take into consideration the obesity and health issues that are prevalent in their region.

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5th CAEXPO Oct 22

| 05/09/2008 | Reply
5th CAEXPO Oct 22

A large number of Chinese meat processing machinery manufacturers and dealers are expected to take part
in the 5th China-Asean Expo (CAEXPO) to be held in Nanning, China, in order to foster business
opportunities with Brunei Darussalam’s delegates.

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World’s Best Halal Restaurants Competition

| 05/09/2008 | Reply
World’s Best Halal Restaurants Competition

Zabihah.com, which is the world’s largest guide to halal restaurants and markets, is holding a ‘World’s Best Halal Restaurants’ competition during Ramadhan. You can go to their site and vote for your favourite Halal eatery. You may even suggest new ones to add to their site! You may also want to put your Halal products up on their new site for review by their readers. Great way to do market research for free.

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US Muslims tell Ramadan hardships under secular life

| 05/09/2008 | Reply
US Muslims tell Ramadan hardships under secular life

Once again the blessed month of Ramadhan is here. This is a time when people all around the world can witness the sincerity of the muslims living amidst them in their commitment to perform the fast that has been made obligatory on them. It is a time when Halal food spirals upward in sales because, although fasting, people seem to consume so much more through not only feeding themselves but feeding others to receive the blessings of this sacred month. Ramadhan Kareem.

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Food processors eye halal exports next year

| 05/09/2008 | Reply
Food processors eye halal exports next year

The Philippines are working full steam ahead on breaking into the world Halal markets by the first quarter of 2009. Now they have their Halal standard they are  working on getting the companies certified and ready for the export market.

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Young Muslim Sees Running Family Business as His "Life’s Journey"

| 05/09/2008 | Reply
Young Muslim Sees Running Family Business as His "Life’s Journey"

This story needs to be read to remind other muslims that going into the field of Halal for their work can be both financially and personally satisfying. Job satisfaction in this day and age is rare, and those working in Halal usually can achieve it. The fact that he did not have the immediate trust of the muslim community only made him work all the harder doing things correctly to earn that trust. This is important for all Halal businesses to be successful.

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Swedish Prime Minister calls on companies to offer Muslims services

| 03/09/2008 | Reply
Swedish Prime Minister calls on companies to offer Muslims services

The Swedish Prime Minister spent the first day of
Ramadan learning more about halal products.  At the slaughterhouse in
Johanneshov, Fredrik Reinfeldt spoke of how important multiculturalism
is for Sweden. He also pointed out that the 40,000 Muslims in Sweden constitute a viable market for Halal products and encouraged local companies to look at ways to serve the Muslim consumers.

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Halal World Expo and Forum 2008

| 02/09/2008 | Reply
Halal World Expo and Forum 2008

Abu Dhabi is building a solid platform to create globalised standards
in the Halal industry, a rapidly expanding business now reaching 1.8
billion consumers worldwide and worth an estimated US$2.1 trillion. Abu Dhabi’s role in creating and developing a comprehensive Halal trade
event, bringing together major players and experts from around the
world, has been highlighted as an important catalyst.

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APEA Brunei award to recognise contribution of local entrepreneurs

| 01/09/2008 | Reply
APEA Brunei award to recognise contribution of local entrepreneurs

THE
Brunei Economic Development Board (BEDB) and Enterprise Asia yesterday
signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the establishment of an
award to recognise business leaders for outstanding entrepreneurship,
responsible entrepreneurship and their investment in people.

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Reforming the Halal Food Economy

| 30/08/2008 | Reply
Reforming the Halal Food Economy

Creating Muslim-Driven Supply and Demand

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Halal board to boost export market, int’l standards for RP-processed foods

| 28/08/2008 | Reply
Halal board to boost export market, int’l standards for RP-processed foods

Aware of the huge market potential of halal products here and
abroad, the Muslim Mindanao Halal Certifying Board, Inc. (MMHCBI) will
meet here on Thursday (August 28) with the Northern Mindanao Poultry
Growers’ Association on compliance with the Philippine Halal Standards
in food and non-products preparation.

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DA initiates talks with Kuwait, Brunei to develop ‘halal’ industry

| 28/08/2008 | Reply
DA initiates talks with Kuwait, Brunei to develop ‘halal’ industry

MANILA, Philippines — The
Department of Agriculture has initiated talks with Kuwait and Brunei on
possible investment opportunities for overseas markets for the budding “
halal” food industry aimed to benefit 32,000 Muslim farmers and entrepreneurs in Mindanao.

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Brunei can excel in non-meat segment of global halal market

| 28/08/2008 | Reply
Brunei can excel in non-meat segment of global halal market

AN
OFT-ASKED question following the recent International Halal Market Conference was
whether Brunei stands a chance in competing with other players in the
global halal food industry? Hajj Abdulhamid Evans, managing director of
Imarat Consultants, a consulting firm specialising in the halal market
and the consultant and event manager for the IHMC, said that the key for
Brunei is to focus on niche markets in the global halal arena. One of
the leading voices of the halal movement around the world, Evans had
more than a few words to say in an interview with The Brunei Times.

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Brunei ideal for halal tourism

| 28/08/2008 | Reply
Brunei ideal for halal tourism

ISLAMIC
tourism or halal tourism was a concept that was discussed during the
recently concluded International Halal Conference held here. How
feasible is the concept for Brunei? Hajj Abdulhamid Evans, managing
director and senior analyst at Imarat Consultants, a consulting firm
specialising in the halal market, told The Brunei Times that there is
no reason why Brunei cannot apply it to boost tourism since it already
has the values and ingredients in place.

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