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The move is part of a broader effort by Hyundai to reduce over-reliance on China.(HT)

Hyundai pitches India as a hub to its vendors

By Malyaban Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 07, 2021 01:21 AM IST
Hyundai Motor is seeking to develop India as a global sourcing hub for vehicle parts as part of a broader effort to reduce its over-reliance on China. Korean firms such as Hyundai and Samsung are scaling back production in China amid trade tensions with the US and relocating their factories in markets such as India and Vietnam.
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Dwindling supplies and continued Philippine buying have lifted Vietnamese rice export prices to a fresh nine-year high.(REUTERS)
Dwindling supplies and continued Philippine buying have lifted Vietnamese rice export prices to a fresh nine-year high.(REUTERS)

Vietnam buys Indian rice for first time in decades: Industry officials

By Reuters | Posted by Kunal Gaurav | Mumbai/Hanoi
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 10:34 PM IST
The purchases highlight tightening supplies in Asia, which could lift rice prices in 2021 and even force traditional buyers of rice from Thailand and Vietnam to switch to India - the world’s biggest exporter of the grain.
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INS Kiltan arrived at Nha Rong port under Mission Sagar-III, part of India’s humanitarian and disaster relief assistance to friendly foreign countries during the Covid-19 pandemic.(TWITTER.)
INS Kiltan arrived at Nha Rong port under Mission Sagar-III, part of India’s humanitarian and disaster relief assistance to friendly foreign countries during the Covid-19 pandemic.(TWITTER.)

India sends warship to deliver aid to Vietnam, conduct exercise in South China Sea

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 10:03 PM IST
The visit by the corvette INS Kiltan is also aimed at enhancing maritime cooperation between the two navies and contributing to regional security and stability. On its departure from Ho Chi Minh City, the warship will undertake a “passing exercise” with the Vietnam People’s Navy in South China Sea during December 26-27.
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US companies imported about $65 billion worth of goods from Vietnam in the first 10 months of 2020, compared with $66.6 billion for all of 2019.(AP file photo)
US companies imported about $65 billion worth of goods from Vietnam in the first 10 months of 2020, compared with $66.6 billion for all of 2019.(AP file photo)

Donald Trump voices concern about US trade deficit in call with Vietnam PM

By Reuters | Posted by Deepali Sharma | Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 02:18 PM IST
The United States last week named Vietnam a currency manipulator, a move that trade experts said could pave the way for Trump to impose tariffs on Vietnamese goods before he leaves office in January.
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Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia will be visiting capital city, Lucknow, on Tuesday to officially launch AAP’s campaign for the 2022 Uttar Pradesh assembly polls(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia will be visiting capital city, Lucknow, on Tuesday to officially launch AAP’s campaign for the 2022 Uttar Pradesh assembly polls(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Manish Sisodia to launch AAP’s campaign for 2022 UP assembly elections in Lucknow on Tuesday and all the latest news

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 08:48 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion at 9pm. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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Participating in a virtual summit with his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Prime Minister Narendra Modi described Vietnam as “an important pillar of India’s Act East policy and an important ally of our Indo-Pacific vision”.(TWITTER/ @MEAIndia.)
Participating in a virtual summit with his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Prime Minister Narendra Modi described Vietnam as “an important pillar of India’s Act East policy and an important ally of our Indo-Pacific vision”.(TWITTER/ @MEAIndia.)

India, Vietnam sign seven agreements during virtual summit

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 06:14 PM IST
The meeting was held at a time when both countries are grappling with China’s aggressive actions in the region. India is locked in a military standoff with China in Ladakh sector of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) while Vietnam has major differences over Chinese claims within its exclusive economic zone in the South China Sea.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a virtual summit with his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc.(PTI photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a virtual summit with his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc.(PTI photo)

$100-million defence line of credit, bilateral ties: PM Modi’s virtual summit with Vietnamese counterpart

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Mallika Soni | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 08:22 AM IST
A number of agreements or announcements are likely to be made, covering areas such as defence, energy, development partnership and healthcare.
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The two leaders will discuss bilateral, regional and global issues and are expected to issue a “joint vision” to guide the development of the bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership, people familiar with developments said on condition of anonymity.(PTI file photo)
The two leaders will discuss bilateral, regional and global issues and are expected to issue a “joint vision” to guide the development of the bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership, people familiar with developments said on condition of anonymity.(PTI file photo)

India, Vietnam likely to sign key pacts at summit today

By Rezaul H Laskar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 21, 2020 06:37 AM IST
The virtual meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc will cap a string of high-level exchanges between the two sides this year.
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The virtual meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Vietnamese counterpart, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, will cap a string of high-level exchanges between the two sides this year.(PTI)
The virtual meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Vietnamese counterpart, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, will cap a string of high-level exchanges between the two sides this year.(PTI)

Defence, energy, development in focus in key India-Vietnam summit on Monday

By Rezaul H laskar | New Delhi, Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON DEC 20, 2020 05:19 PM IST
The two nations will discuss bilateral, regional and global issues and are expected to issue a “joint vision” to guide the development of the bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership
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The Vietnamese dong traded at 23,127 per dollar, little changed from yesterday(AP)
The Vietnamese dong traded at 23,127 per dollar, little changed from yesterday(AP)

Vietnam reiterates it does not use currency for unfair trade

By Bloomberg | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
PUBLISHED ON DEC 17, 2020 09:33 AM IST
The central bank will coordinate with government ministries and agencies to respond to US concerns for the mutual benefit of both countries, it said. “Vietnam attaches great importance to a stable and sustainable economic-trade relationship with the US,” the regulator said.
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The Trump administration removed its currency designation from China in January.(AP)
The Trump administration removed its currency designation from China in January.(AP)

US brands Vietnam, Switzerland as currency manipulators

By Associated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav | Washington
PUBLISHED ON DEC 16, 2020 09:23 PM IST
It marked the first time that the United States has labeled another country as a currency manipulator since August 2019 when it called out China at a time when the world’s two largest economies were locked in tense trade negotiations.
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US Treasury’s actual data may differ and it has some discretion in applying the label.(Reuters)
US Treasury’s actual data may differ and it has some discretion in applying the label.(Reuters)

Asian countries, Switzerland at risk in US Treasury’s currency report

By Reuters | Posted by Kunal Gaurav | Washignton
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 03:32 PM IST
While President-elect Joe Biden is expected to be less confrontational with US allies on matters of trade, a new White House could find it politically difficult to immediately walk back designations of currency manipulation by the current administration.
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Clocks collector Pham Van Thuoc shows an old church clock from Europe at his home in Thai Binh province, Vietnam.(REUTERS)
Clocks collector Pham Van Thuoc shows an old church clock from Europe at his home in Thai Binh province, Vietnam.(REUTERS)

Time is precious: Vietnamese man collects historical European church clocks

By Reuters | Posted by: Sanya Budhiraja | Ha Tap Village, Vietnam
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 09:33 AM IST
Pham Van Thuoc now has 20 clocks - many of which are more than a hundred years old and including one so big it weighs a tonne - housed in a warehouse in northern Thai Binh province where they fill the air with a cacophony of whirring noises, ticking and chimes.
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Vietnam PM Phuc orders halt to international commercial flights(Twitter/InsiderVietnam)
Vietnam PM Phuc orders halt to international commercial flights(Twitter/InsiderVietnam)

Covid-19: Vietnam once again suspends international commercial flights

By Bloomberg
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2020 11:56 AM IST
After Vietnam reported its first local coronavirus cases in almost three months, international commercial flights have been halted while ‘rescue’ flights bringing Vietnamese home from abroad continue
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Defence minister Rajnath Singh and his Vietnamese counterpart General Ngo Xuan Lich held talks via video-conferencing on Friday.(TWITTER/ @rajnathsingh.)
Defence minister Rajnath Singh and his Vietnamese counterpart General Ngo Xuan Lich held talks via video-conferencing on Friday.(TWITTER/ @rajnathsingh.)

India, Vietnam sign pact to share hydrographic data

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sohini Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 09:43 PM IST
Vietnam is said to be interested in buying the Brahmos supersonic cruise missile --- a joint venture between India and Russia --- to shore up its defences at a time of Beijing’s aggressive posturing in the South China Sea. Vietnamese sailors have trained in India to hone their underwater warfare skills.
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IMA officials putting stars on the shoulders of a Vietnamese GC during pipping ceremony on Wednesday at IMA.(HT Photo)
IMA officials putting stars on the shoulders of a Vietnamese GC during pipping ceremony on Wednesday at IMA.(HT Photo)

Vietnamese cadets pipping ceremony held at IMA in advance on request

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 07:59 AM IST
The request was made by the Vietnamese government. It wanted all its trainees in India to return to Vietnam at the same time.
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Tourists getting their temperature checked upon arrival amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). The pandemic has severely impacted the tourism sector.(Reuters)
Tourists getting their temperature checked upon arrival amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). The pandemic has severely impacted the tourism sector.(Reuters)

Tourism interrupted: Countries still keeping travelers at bay amid the pandemic

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2020 04:05 PM IST
Here’s a list of countries once tourism hotspots, now very wary of tourists.
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Inequality started to rise in India and China substantially in the early 1990s and 2000s, it was stabilised in China but continued to rise in India.(HT file photo)
Inequality started to rise in India and China substantially in the early 1990s and 2000s, it was stabilised in China but continued to rise in India.(HT file photo)

Inequality continues to rise in India: Report

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2020 08:23 PM IST
China and Vietnam also appear to be more unequal than post-communist eastern Europe but somewhat less unequal than post-communist Russia, as per the report
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(ANI)

Asean-India summit on November 12 to focus on boosting trade, connectivity

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 11, 2020 03:24 PM IST
The summit between India and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) will be held on the margins of the 37th summit of the 10-member grouping
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Formula One is planning a record 23 races in 2021(@F1/Twitter)
Formula One is planning a record 23 races in 2021(@F1/Twitter)

Vietnam dropped from 2021 F1 calendar, Saudi Arabia added

By Associated Press | Associated Press
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2020 05:41 PM IST
The April slot for the Vietnamese Grand Prix was listed as “TBC” on the calendar published on Tuesday with no explanation and no mention of Vietnam.
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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had travelled to Indonesia from the Maldives, Sri Lanka and India on stops where he steadily ratcheted up the pressure on Beijing.(AP file photo)
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had travelled to Indonesia from the Maldives, Sri Lanka and India on stops where he steadily ratcheted up the pressure on Beijing.(AP file photo)

Mike Pompeo wraps up ‘anti-China’ tour of Asia in Vietnam

By Associated Press | Posted by Deepali Sharma | Hanoi
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 12:26 PM IST
The United States Secretary of state visited Vietnam’s capital Hanoi ostensibly to celebrate 25 years of US-Vietnam relations. Pompeo arrived in Vietnam after making stops in India, Sri Lanka, the Maldives and Indonesia.
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Further search and rescue, post-disaster recovery, and relocation of people are underway(AFP)
Further search and rescue, post-disaster recovery, and relocation of people are underway(AFP)

114 dead, 21 missing in central Vietnam’s floods, landslides

By Asian News International | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | Hanoi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 22, 2020 12:46 PM IST
Around 46,800 houses in Ha Tinh and Quang Binh remained inundated, the committee said, adding that more than 691,100 cattle and poultry animals have been killed or swept away.
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This picture taken on October 18, 2020 and released by the Vietnam News Agency on October 18, 2020 shows military personnel carrying a body recovered from the site of a landslide in central Vietnam's Quang Tri province. (Photo by STR / Vietnam News Agency / AFP)(AFP)
This picture taken on October 18, 2020 and released by the Vietnam News Agency on October 18, 2020 shows military personnel carrying a body recovered from the site of a landslide in central Vietnam's Quang Tri province. (Photo by STR / Vietnam News Agency / AFP)(AFP)

5 soldiers dead, 17 missing in Vietnam after second big landslide in days

By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Kaleem Ullah Fasihi | Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2020 12:44 PM IST
Heavy rain has pounded the region for more than a week and at least 64 people have been killed in floods and landslides, according to Vietnam’s disaster management authority, with concerns mounting that waters could rise further.
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Intense rains since early October have caused floods and mudslides that have killed at least 55 people in central Vietnam, with more heavy rainfall expected until early next week.(AFP)
Intense rains since early October have caused floods and mudslides that have killed at least 55 people in central Vietnam, with more heavy rainfall expected until early next week.(AFP)

Bad weather hampers Vietnam’s search for victims of landslide

By Reuters | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | Hanoi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 16, 2020 04:40 PM IST
Heavy rain and the risk of more landslides was making it difficult to bring badly needed equipment to the site of the hydropower dam to aid the search, the government said in the statement on its website.
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FILE PHOTO: Yoshihide Suga speaks during a news conference following his confirmation as Prime Minister of Japan in Tokyo, Japan September 16, 2020. Carl Court/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo)
FILE PHOTO: Yoshihide Suga speaks during a news conference following his confirmation as Prime Minister of Japan in Tokyo, Japan September 16, 2020. Carl Court/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo)

New Japan PM Suga to make first foreign visits, to visit Vietnam and Indonesia from October 18-21

By Asian News International | Posted by Karan Manral | Tokyo
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 11:14 AM IST
The first official visit of previous Suga’s predecessor, Shinzo Abe, was also made to these two countries. Abe unexpectedly announced on August 28 his intention to resign due to an aggravation of a chronic illness.
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In the video, released Tuesday by Joe Biden’s campaign, Mrs. Obama notes that more Americans have died from Covid-19 than died in the Iraq, Afghanistan, Vietnam and Korean wars combined.(AP)
In the video, released Tuesday by Joe Biden’s campaign, Mrs. Obama notes that more Americans have died from Covid-19 than died in the Iraq, Afghanistan, Vietnam and Korean wars combined.(AP)

Michelle Obama accuses Donald Trump of willful mismanagement of Covid-19 crisis

By Associated Press| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Washington
PUBLISHED ON OCT 06, 2020 06:43 PM IST
Michelle Obama accuses Trump of being “racist” when he and other Republicans are “lying about how minorities will destroy the suburbs,” which she says is meant to “distract from his breathtaking failures.”
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A vendor sells China-made products at a stall on a roadside, in Kolkata.(PTI/ File photo)
A vendor sells China-made products at a stall on a roadside, in Kolkata.(PTI/ File photo)

Customs’ scrutiny from Sept 21 to check all Chinese imports

By Rajeev Jayaswal | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 16, 2020 09:02 AM IST
There has been rampant violation of “rules of origin” that have opened floodgates for dumping of Chinese goods in India through third countries such as Vietnam, Singapore and Indonesia
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Nguyen Van Luom holds 5-meter long hair of his father Nguyen Van Chien, 92.(REUTERS)
Nguyen Van Luom holds 5-meter long hair of his father Nguyen Van Chien, 92.(REUTERS)

Man in Vietnam kept hair uncut for almost 80 years. It’s now 5 meter long

By Reuters | Posted By: Trisha Sengupta | DONG HOA, Vietnam
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 10:17 AM IST
The 92-year-old from the southern Mekong Delta region is the proud owner of five-metre long dreadlocks.
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During the virtual meeting, co-chaired by external affairs minister S Jaishankar and his Vietnamese counterpart Pham Binh Minh, the two sides agreed to add new momentum to their economic and defence engagement.(ANI PHOTO.)
During the virtual meeting, co-chaired by external affairs minister S Jaishankar and his Vietnamese counterpart Pham Binh Minh, the two sides agreed to add new momentum to their economic and defence engagement.(ANI PHOTO.)

India-Vietnam meeting discusses China’s destabilising actions

By Rezaul H Laskar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2020 08:28 PM IST
In recent years, Vietnam has often turned to India for support over China’s increasing activities within its exclusive economic zone in the South China Sea.
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