Tuesday, October 21, 2014   

Four injured at Samsung's Viet plant riot
(01-09 15:33)

Workers building a factory for Samsung in northern Vietnam have fought with security guards and set fire to motorbikes.
State media reports said the unrest today followed an argument between a guard and a worker who turned up late at the complex.
Local official Duong Ngoc Long said police restored order after three hours.
Video posted on YouTube showed workers throwing rocks at police in riot gear as thick black smoke billowed from parts of the complex.
Long said four people were injured.
Samsung and other tech companies are increasingly moving factories to Vietnam, where labor costs are cheaper than in neighboring China.
About 10,000 workers are building the Samsung plant in Thai Nguyen province.—AP

   
Other Business breaking news:
Hong Kong's consumer prices rose in September (7 mins ago)
Nikkei ends lower (2 hrs 31 mins ago)
Hang Seng edges up (2 hrs 33 mins ago)
Hang Seng down by lunch (10-21 12:25)
Amazon, Simon & Schuster sign book retail deal (10-21 12:09)
Japan air bag maker Takata plunges on US recall (10-21 12:08)
China economic growth falls to five-year low: govt (10-21 11:40)
Profit taking sends Nikkei lower by break (10-21 10:57)
Qatar to buy stake in Sogo's operator (10-20 13:03)
Hang Seng up at midday (10-20 12:37)

More breaking news >>

© 2014 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts

 


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.