Articles worth reading
Image : At least 20 dead, 17 hurt in Ecuador bus crash

At least 20 dead, 17 hurt in Ecuador bus crash

person Orange Themes access_time Jan 14,2017

Yahoo News At least 20 people died and 17 were injured when a school vehicle collided with a bus in southwestern Ecuador, President Rafael Correa said Saturday. "There are 20 people killed... and 17 injured," he said in his weekly address. The

Image : Boko Haram attacks hinder aid delivery in southeastern Niger - agencies

Boko Haram attacks hinder aid delivery in southeastern Niger - agencies

person Orange Themes access_time Dec 01,2016

By Kieran Guilbert DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A spate of attacks by Boko Haram in southeastern Niger in recent months is hindering the delivery of aid to more than 200,000 people forced from their homes, aid agencies said on Thursday.

Latest blog articles

Samsung remains Vietnam’s largest exporter despite Galaxy Note 7 saga

access_time Jan 10,2017 chat_bubble_outline 76 views
Samsung remains Vietnam’s largest exporter despite Galaxy Note 7 saga

An of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 at a mobile phone shop in Hanoi in October, before a global recall. Photo by Reuters/Kham

The Galaxy Note 7 saga has not affected the dominant position of the South Korean tech giant Samsung in Vietnam’s export sector.

Samsung Vietnam Deputy Director Bang Huyn Woo said that the company earned $39.9 billion from shipping electronics last year, up 10 percent against 2015.

The company also contributed 23 percent out of nearly $176 billion of Vietnam's export revenue.

This comes amid a loss of $122.6 million incurred by Samsung Electronics Vietnam in the third quarter of 2016, down sharply from a net profit of $490 million the year before. 

The recall of Galaxy Note 7 in October affected production activities of two plants in the northern provinces of Bac Ninh and Thai Nguyen, which account for a combined 35 percent of all smartphones that Samsung supplies to the global market.

In recent years Samsung has helped turn the Southeast Asian country into an electronics manufacturing hub, with nearly $15 billion of capital investment.

The company has created jobs for around 140,000 Vietnamese workers. According to Samsung Vietnam, no job has been cut due to the Note 7 incident.

Twenty local enterprises have become Samsung’s component suppliers in 2016, with nine more expected to join in this year.

“The localization ratio in Samsung's products increased from 35 percent in 2014 to 51 percent last year,” Bang said.

In 2017, Samsung Vietnam is targeting an export growth rate of between 7 and 10 percent, urging the government to increase the overtime limit and control wage hikes.

McDevitt quits as head of Australia's anti-doping agency

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Ben McDevitt has quit as chief executive of the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority, warning in his outgoing statement that the country faces continuing and more sophisticated threats of doping.McDevitt on Wednesday said he will step down in May, ending a three-year period in the job which included one of the most controversial periods in Australian sport.McDevitt led the anti-doping organization during the long-running Essendon supplements saga which saw 34 past… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Italy quake triple blow leaves thousands homeless

Norcia (Italy) (AFP) - Italian authorities said Monday they were taking care of more than 15,000 people left homeless by the country's most powerful earthquake in nearly 40 years.Although Sunday's 6.6-magnitude tremor did not result in any deaths, the third powerful quake in just over two months has left thousands of homes in ruins or structurally unsafe and emptied a string of villages and small towns across the country's mountainous central regions.The majority of residents of the devastated… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Report: NYC booked $629 hotel rooms for homeless people

World - Yahoo News chat_bubble_outline

Israel says troops kill Palestinian who injured three in car attack

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian who had rammed three border policemen with his car in the occupied West Bank on Sunday, Israeli police said.The three officers were lightly injured when they were struck by the car near the West Bank town of Beit Ummar, a police spokesman said. Troops at the scene opened fire and killed the driver.The Palestinian Health Ministry identified the driver as a 23-year-old from the town.Over the past year, Palestinians, many acting alone… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Lawmaker says Indiana voter changes under review are common

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A leading Indiana legislator who also serves as a county elections administrator says her office has only seen one questionable change in voter registration this election season.Republican Rep. Kathy Richardson of Noblesville says it's common for people to update their voter registrations before an election to reflect changes to names or addresses. Her office oversees elections in Hamilton County, which encompasses much of the Indianapolis northern suburbs.Richardson spoke… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

folder_open Assigned tags



Trends in Singapore

Trends in Indonesia

Trends in Philippin