With Apple’s recent decision to produce iPhones in India, and with its rumoured plans in Vietnam seeing no news/mention at all, Vietnam may have to reconsider its business environment and incentives for investors in electronics manufacturing if it wants to compete with India. Apple’s strategic move is considered a big success of the government’s “Make in India” policy. Specifically, Apple is going to start assembling iPhones in India by the end of April. The company is going to cooperate with Wistron from Taiwan, instead of Foxconn. At the moment, Wistron already has a plant in Bangalore, the “capitol” of technology in the Karnataka state of India. Apple chose India in spite of new president Donald Trump’s threat against companies that bring jobs outside of the US. Last year, 2.5 million iPhones were sold in India, the highest ever in this country. The Indian market is expected to buy 750 million smartphones in 2020, and is one of the … [Read more...] about Vietnam should reconsider FDI attraction policy after ‘Made in India’ success?
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SkyScanner, the world’s travel search engine, has cited Vietnam’s central Da Nang city among top 8 most colourful cities in the world. According to the website, Da Nang's claim to colourful fame is the fire-breathing dragon bridge over the Han River. Each night at around 9pm, a spectacular light show of dragons spurting fire and water with LED lights illuminating its body begs to be seen. “It's all part of a grand plan to enliven the city, so we'll be expecting even more exciting and colourful light-ups in future”, says SkyScanner. Among top 8 most colourful cities in the world are Jodhpur and Jaipur of India, Pattaya of Thailand, Guilin of China, Arashiyama of Japan, Brighton of Australia, and i-City of Malaysia. Let’s enjoy some vibrant and magical places in the world: VOV/Skyscanner … [Read more...] about Da Nang among top 8 most colourful cities in the world
Security minister active in India Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang has stated that Vietnam always appreciates traditional friendship and strategic partnership with India and its “Look East” policy. Meeting with Indian National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon in New Delhi on October 31, Minister Quang said Vietnam highly values the Indian Government’s approval of 24.8 million USD in official development assistance for the construction of Dien Bien – Tay Trang road, as part of a project on new highway linking India, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnams and Cambodia. He noted the growing bilateral cooperation across security, law enforcement and anti-crimes over the past time, adding that he hopes Menon will facilitate links between the National Security Council of India (NSC) and the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security (MoPS). The guest also suggested the NSC and MoPS promptly sign a memorandum of understanding on cooperation, thus creating a legal … [Read more...] about Minister of Public Security active in India
CHENNAI, India, June 1 -- At least 300,000 children across India are drugged, beaten and forced to beg every day, in what has become a multi million rupee industry controlled by human trafficking cartels, police and trafficking experts said. CHENNAI, India, June 1 -- At least 300,000 children across India are drugged, beaten and forced to beg every day, in what has become a multi million rupee industry controlled by human trafficking cartels, police and trafficking experts said. Writing in a report which is about to be circulated across the country's police forces, the authors urged law enforcers to carry out greater surveillance of children living on the streets. According to the Indian National Human Rights Commission, up to 40,000 children are abducted in India every year, of which at least 11,000 remain untraced. "The police don't think begging is an issue because they assume that the adult with the child is either family or a known person," said co-author Anita Kanaiya, CEO of … [Read more...] about Traffickers in India force 300,000 children to beg in streets: police
Laxminarayan Krishnamurthy figured a Samsung Galaxy Core 2 smartphone would make a perfect gift for his wife. When the package arrived from e-tailer Snapdeal.com, it contained a brick and soap. No phone. The Mumbai retiree was told the phone was stolen by unscrupulous middlemen transporting the package. So Krishnamurthy did what a lot of annoyed consumers do these days: he went on Facebook and vented. Online sales in India are exploding, but there are a lot of unhappy customers these days like Krishnamurthy. The logistics infrastructure -- warehouses, skilled workers, planes -- isn’t fully in place to make online shopping the mostly seamless experience Americans and Chinese take for granted. “Had ordered a samsung mobile through snapdeal and we got a soap bar!!!” he wrote on his page. “The worst customer service ever received!!!” His rant was shared more than 21,000 times as consumers chimed in with their own complaints of theft, damaged goods and lost or … [Read more...] about Buy a Samsung phone online in India and you get a brick