Samsung Electronics building $220M R&D center in Vietnam

On Monday, in a statement the Vietnamese government stated, South Korean electronics giant Samsung Electronics has started building a $220 million research and development center in the country. The construction will be completed by the end of 2022, said the Vietnamese government while adding that the research center will employ around 2,200 to 3,000 people.…

Indian digital payments giant Paytm valued at $16 billion in latest funding round

On Monday, Paytm, an Indian digital payments company stated it has raised fresh funds totaling to $1 billion from a group of investors which includes existing backers such as SoftBank’s Vision Fund and China’s Ant Financial Services. The funding round saw Paytm being valued at $16 billion. A fresh investment in Paytm by Japan’s SoftBank’s…

France’s 5G spectrum auction to have a base price of $2.4 billion: Junior Economy Minister Agnès Pannier-Runacher

Frances’s 5G spectrum is slated to be sold with a base price of $2.4 billion (2.17 billion euros) – an amount that is significantly more than the figure that was previously recommended by the country’s telecoms regulator Arcep. Earlier last week, wary of heavy investments that will be required for deploying 5G technology, Arcep’s president…

Samsung Display to invest $11 billion on facilities and R&D by 2025

Of the 13.1 trillion won, Samsung Display aims to spend 10 trillion won on facilities and the balance on research and development. On Thursday, South Korea’s presidential office issued a statement saying, Samsung Display plans on investing $11.0 billion (13.1 trillion won) on facilities and research by 2025. Samsung Display is a unit of Samsung…

Deutsche Post DHL confirms operating profit guidance of 5 billion euros for 2020

Aiming to ride the crest of the e-commerce wave, Deutsche Post DHL intends to invest heavily into areas such as warehouse automation and analytics. Aiming to ride the e-commerce boom, Deutsche Post DHL set a new target of $5.77 billion (5.3 billion euros) for its operating profit saying it would invest heavily in areas such…

Grab unveils major investment plans for Vietnam

Ride-hailing firm Grab plans on investing “several hundred million dollars” in Vietnam since it sees the country as its next growth market. Grab unveilled the plan just weeks after it disclosed a $2 billion investment plan for Indonesia. The proposed investment plan marks Vietnam as one of Asia’s fastest growing economy and underscores Grab’s eagerness…