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Beef to Indonesia

| 24/05/2008 | Reply
Beef to Indonesia

A record of 3,762 tonnes of Halal beef was shipped from Australia to Indonesia in April, an increase of 121 per cent from April 2007.

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MARA Helps Bumiputera Entrepeneurs To Penetrate Islamic Market

| 22/05/2008 | Reply
MARA Helps Bumiputera Entrepeneurs To Penetrate Islamic Market

Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) is helping Bumiputera entreprenuers to gain
a foothold in the Islamic market by encouraging them to take part in
various exhibitions.

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Growing Halal food market demands greater focus on ingredients

| 21/05/2008 | Reply
Growing Halal food market demands greater focus on ingredients

The
Middle East’s first trade exhibition dedicated to raw materials and
ingredients has generated a strong response from the region’s
fast-evolving manufacturing and processing industry, with particular
interest from groups specialising in Halal food.

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U.S And Malaysian Banks Can Join Forces In Islamic Financial Services

| 20/05/2008 | Reply
U.S And Malaysian Banks Can Join Forces In Islamic Financial Services

International Trade and Industry Minister
Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin called on American bankers Monday to join
forces with their Malaysian counterparts in the area of Islamic
financial services.

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Brunei invited to attend fair in Yinchuan

| 20/05/2008 | Reply
Brunei invited to attend fair in Yinchuan

China is inviting the business community here in Brunei to attend the upcoming International Halal Food and
Muslim Commodities Festival and Ningxia Investment and Trade Fair in China scheduled to run from
September 10 – 13.

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Global food labelling standards

| 20/05/2008 | Reply
Global food labelling standards

THE annual meeting of the Codex Committee on Food Labelling (CCFL)
was held in Ottawa during the first week of May. Hosted by the
government of Canada, the 36th meeting of CCFL was attended by close to
300 delegates representing 72 member countries, one Member
Organization, European Community and 27 international organisations.

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UAE to Collect Halal Fees on Foreign Plants

| 15/05/2008 | Reply
UAE to Collect Halal Fees on Foreign Plants

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – UAE officials indicate that they will approach approved foreign Halal certifiers directly in an
effort to identify slaughter houses that produce meat for export to the UAE for the purpose of
collecting annual Halal fees.

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Iowa Companies Jointly Accept 2008 Best New Halal Product Award

| 14/05/2008 | Reply
Iowa Companies Jointly Accept 2008 Best New Halal Product Award

Nitta Casings of Somerville, New Jersey and Islamic Services of America (ISA)
Cedar Rapids, Iowa are proud to present a ground breaking innovation

an industry first Halal collagen casing for further processed meat
products.

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CIMB Private Equity & Venture Capital Named The Best Halal Related Service Provider

| 14/05/2008 | Reply
CIMB Private Equity & Venture Capital Named The Best Halal Related Service Provider

CIMB Private Equity & Venture
Capital Malaysia has won the award for The Best Halal Related Service
Provider, one of the eight categories under the Halal Journal awards,
the halal industry’s most prestigious awards that honour success,
innovation and excellence.

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Malaysia Bids to become Global Hub for Halal Food, Ingredients and Meats

| 14/05/2008 | Reply
Malaysia Bids to become Global Hub for Halal Food, Ingredients and Meats

Malaysia
has unveiled new tax proposals designed to make it the worldwide centre
for foods prepared in accordance with strict Islamic laws.

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Strong response across food industry to region’s first ingredients middle east exhibition

| 14/05/2008 | Reply
Strong response across food industry to region’s first ingredients middle east exhibition

Ingredients Middle East, organised by Dubai World Trade Centre
(DWTC), will take place from 15-17 June 2008 at the Dubai International
Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC) and has already attracted some
of the world’s leading ingredient producers.

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New money promises Halal makeover

| 14/05/2008 | Reply
New money promises Halal makeover

Dubai Islamic Investment Group is to create a new vehicle
for halal-based investments. It is to partner with Malaysia’s pilgrim
fund, a state fund that helps Muslims save for their Haj pilgrimage,
and Malaysian state-owned Halal Industry Development Corporation.

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Pak companies to show value added Halal food products

| 13/05/2008 | Reply
Pak companies to show value added Halal food products

MIHAS-2008 being an international trade fair has provided a unique
opportunity to Pakistani Companies and entrepreneurs to introduce
their value added Halal food products to over 40,000 visitors from
64 countries and make long term business associations with 514
exhibitors from 26 countries.

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Local company signs deal to export halal meat to Malaysia

| 12/05/2008 | Reply
Local company signs deal to export halal meat to Malaysia

Premium Halal Abattoir, a Banglasdesh company, has signed a deal to export
halal meat to Malaysia as local processors are eying to grab a portion
of US$ 50 billion global halal meat market.

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Malaysian Standards to Be Pushed As Global Standard at Forum

| 10/05/2008 | Reply
Malaysian Standards to Be Pushed As Global Standard at Forum

Malaysian
Halal standards are expected to be pushed as the global Halal standard
at the coming World Halal Forum here due to the support and involvement
of the forum’s newly-elected chairman Datuk Seri Sheikh Saleh Abdullah
Kamel.

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Halal Exchange Sets Up Office In KL

| 09/05/2008 | Reply
Halal Exchange Sets Up Office In KL

vLinx UAE Inc, the operator of Halal
Exchange, has opened its office in Kuala Lumpur to help Malaysian exporters access
the global halal markets.

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Turkey Impressed With Malaysia’s Promotion Of Halal Standards

| 09/05/2008 | Reply
Turkey Impressed With Malaysia’s Promotion Of Halal Standards

Turkey has complimented the efforts
taken by the Malaysian government to promote halal standards, its
Deputy Undersecretary for Foreign Trade, Omer Faruk Dogan said Friday on his visit to the Malaysia International Halal Showcase in Kuala Lumpur.

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Can firms win in halal market?

| 09/05/2008 | Reply
Can firms win in halal market?

THE consistently large numbers of local and foreign delegates
attending the annual Malaysia International Halal Showcase (Mihas) and
the World Halal Forum in recent years reflect growing interest in the
global
halal market and increased awareness of halal products.

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Expertise draws foreign investors

| 09/05/2008 | Reply
Expertise draws foreign investors

MALAYSIA may not be a global player in halal products but the country’s professional services such as halal certification and systems have attracted overseas investors.

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Lucrative deals abound at MIHAS

| 09/05/2008 | Reply
Lucrative deals abound at MIHAS

Business deals worth more than RM1
billion are expected to be generated in the next few days at the 5th
Malaysian International Halal Showcase (Mihas), to be launched by the
prime minister today. The incoming business mission, or IBM, a side
event of Mihas 2008, is expected to generate these deals.

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