Branding Halal Products 101!

Branding your Halal product, as in other products has its do's and don'ts. When you are ready to splash some dough on branding your products, you might want to consider the following strategies. A. If you are already enjoying a great success, leverage on your existing brand positioning! You can fortify it with either one of these: Introduce new Halal/Islamic themed … [Read More...]

Halaal means complete goodness!

If you ask someone what does it means to be Halaal certified, one can quickly have the notion that it is just another religious thing that governs the food intake. While it is not fully incorrect, the term "Halaal" needs to be re-branded to its true and complete meaning. Halaal is an Arabic word that brings about the meaning of "lawful" or "permissible" according to the … [Read More...]

Why Halaal is an Important Market

The global halaal market has been growing strongly in the past few years. While it is thought that the halaal global trade contributes less than 10% of the global trade, the halaal food industry grew at a faster rate - accounting close to 20% of the global food industry. The fast rate can be contributed to several factors, among others: The growing Muslim population … [Read More...]

The Halaal Files!

Muslim market: Total population of Muslims - more than 1 billion people in the world today Close to 60% of Muslims live in Asia, while 20% of Muslims live in Middle East & African region. Interestingly, more than 300 million Muslims live in countries where Islam is the minority religion (i.e. India, Russia, China). These minority however have a great number of … [Read More...]

Banking, Finance & Takaful

QIB wins ‘Islamic Bank of the Year’ for the third time in a row

Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) has been recognised as “Islamic Bank of the Year 2015” in the Middle East, and, for the third consecutive year, “Islamic Bank of the Year” in Qatar by The Banker magazine. QIB Group CEO Bassel Gamal described the two awards as “a testament to the collective efforts of our … [Read More...]

Russia’s Sberbank to launch Islamic banking

Sberbank, Russia’s largest bank, announces plans to implement Islamic banking regulations in the country’s traditionally Muslim areas At a shareholder’s meeting on May 29, Sberbank’s CEO, Herman Gref, unveiled plans to introduce Islamic banking in Muslim areas across Russia. With a majority … [Read More...]

Germany set to launch its first Islamic bank in July

Turkish lender Kuveyt Turk said on Sunday it would launch Germany's first full-fledged Islamic bank in July, a first step intended at offering sharia-compliant retail banking services across the continent. The wholly-owned subsidiary will be called KT Bank AG and use Frankfurt as its base, aiming … [Read More...]

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Food & Beverage

Latvia banks on halal meat exports to the UAE

The tiny Baltic state of Latvia is betting on meat exports to the UAE to beef up the value of trade between the two countries after opening an embassy in Abu Dhabi earlier this year. With the help of a greater flow of tourists between the two countries and other economic ties in industries … [Read More...]

Philippines keen on Brunei’s halal sector

The Philippines is keen to tap into Brunei's halal sector to boost bilateral trade, a senior diplomat said recently. Philippine Ambassador to Brunei Meynardo Montealegre said officials from the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) recently met with their counterparts from the Ministry … [Read More...]

Malaysia able to provide range of halal services

Malaysia can provide the complete range of globally recognised halal services embracing food production and processing to halal product traceability, said its Agriculture and Agrobased Industry Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. He told a Halal seminar in conjunction with the … [Read More...]

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Travel & Tourism

Thailand positions itself as ‘Muslim-friendly destination’

Thailand, the world’s tenth-most visited country that expects to welcome no less than 28 mil foreign visitors this year, is positioning itself as a Muslim-friendly destination by pushing halal tourism and launching marketing incentives for Muslim-related agencies, the audience of this year’s … [Read More...]

Jannah Hotels delve deeper into the halal tourism market

Jannah Hotels and Resorts, an Abu Dhabi-based operator, is targeting a bigger share in the halal tourism market with the opening of the new Burj Al Sarab hotel in Abu Dhabi, according to Lennart Maas, the hotel’s manager. In an interview with Gulf News, Maas said that halal tourism was a growing … [Read More...]

100 firms sign up with halal B2B travel aggregator

Over 100 travel agents and tour operators from across the world have signed up as distribution partners for the Muslim Travel Warehouse, the world’s first B2B global aggregator of halal tourism products which made its debut at the Arab Travel Market (ATM) 2015 in Dubai, recently. The Muslim … [Read More...]

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World Halal Travel Awards opens nominations

Nominations are open for the inaugural World Halal Travel Awards, the first awards to solely represent the halal and family friendly travel and tourism industry, to be held in Abu Dhabi, UAE, in October. The awards show will take place on October 20, at the Emirates Palace, in partnership with … [Read More...]

Malaysia: Call for local companies to take part in halal expo

Local Malaysian companies intending to expand into overseas market are urged to take part in the Incoming Buying Mission (IBM) here on March 31, 2015 in conjunction with the Malaysia International Halal Showcase (MIHAS) 2015. The IBM will be held one day before the opening of the MIHAS Trade Fair … [Read More...]

World Halal Summit 2015 to hold trade fair and conferences under one roof

Malaysia's Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) will host a trade fair and six halal industry conferences under one roof this year, offering the largest ever and well-integrated expositions to unite the global halal marketplace. Known as the World Halal Summit (WHS), the event will … [Read More...]

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