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Vietnam Wins Additional Investments From Samsung, LG

  • Samsung Electronics Co, Ltd (OTC: SSNLF) and LG Electronics Inc (OTC: LGEIY) (OTC: LGEJY) earmarked billions of dollars of additional investment into Vietnam.

  • Samsung Electronics, the largest single foreign investor in Vietnam, will raise its total investment to $20 billion from $18 billion, Reuters reports citing the Vietnamese government.

  • Samsung slashed smartphone production in Vietnam twice this year due to weaker global demand.

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  • Samsung has for years produced about 50% of its smartphones in Vietnam, accounting for nearly 20% of the country's overall exports.

  • The additional investment will further solidify Vietnam as Samsung's key production site following a meeting in Seoul between Vietnamese President Nguyen Xuan Phuc and the company's CEO, Han Jong-hee.

  • LG also earmarked $4 billion more in the country to make it a smartphone camera production hub.

  • LG has invested $5.3 billion in Vietnam to make products like electronics, home appliances, cameras, and car parts.

  • Vietnam and South Korea upgraded their relations to a "comprehensive strategic partnership."

  • They aimed to raise bilateral trade to $100 billion next year and $150 billion a year by 2030, up from $78 billion last year.

  • Over the last decade, Vietnam has emerged as one of the electronics companies' most attractive production hubs.

  • China's COVID controls and the regulatory clampdown on tech giants proved to be a deal breaker for the country as companies shifted production to convenient territories.

  • A collective outcry from people across China against its COVID controls led to partial redemption from China's government.

  • Nationwide protests translated into gradual ease in restrictions signaling possible economic reopening as it treaded into the fourth year of the pandemic.

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