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Online ventures target global Muslim consumer market

Excluding food, where "halal" dietary restrictions must be followed, most of the world's 1.6 billion Muslims are content to buy the bulk of their goods and services from conventional suppliers.

December 16, 2014 12:06
French PM knocks halal, kosher as campaign heats up

French PM knocks halal, kosher as campaign heats up

France's prime minister urged Muslims and Jews to consider scrapping their halal and kosher slaughter laws on Monday as President Nicolas Sarkozy and his allies stepped up their efforts to woo far-right voters.

March 6, 2012 11:04
Halal slaughter becomes political issue in France

Halal slaughter becomes political issue in France

A TV documentary on slaughterhouses around Paris switching entirely to halal methods has stirred a political storm in France.

February 21, 2012 4:56

Halal and Islamic finance markets will converge, says Al Islami CEO

Islamic stock exchange for both Islamic financial services and halal FMCG companies is a logical outcome– Saleh Lootah at the 8th Kuala Lumpur Islamic Finance Forum 2011.

October 9, 2011 6:00
Cashing in On the Halal Food Industry

Cashing in On the Halal Food Industry

The launch of the first ever halal food indices causes Kipp to ask when will the UAE catch on?

April 13, 2011 3:58
Late to the party

Late to the party

The $2 trillion global Halal industry is growing and companies in Southeast Asia are taking the lead in globalising halal standards. Where are the Middle Eastern companies in all of this?

April 5, 2011 2:22

Philippines seeks Gulf investors for Islamic bank

A Muslim body backed by the Philippines government wants Middle East investors to take a stake in the country's sole sharia lender to help kickstart its Islamic banking industry.

April 5, 2011 12:13

Malaysian body drafts standards to expand halal industry

A Malaysia-based group is drafting halal standards to give Muslim countries a framework to regulate a $2 trillion global industry ranging from food to finance.

April 5, 2011 12:09
Cleaning up the web

Cleaning up the web

A group in Saudi recently launched a “pure” YouTube, and now a company in the Netherlands has designed a “halal” search engine for Muslims.

September 1, 2009 1:18
Missing the boat, Part II

Missing the boat, Part II

Countries around the world are scrambling to jump on board the hugely lucrative halal sector, except, that is, Arab countries, Part II.

June 14, 2009 7:45