Aftershock: COVID-19’s permanent impact on tech supply chains

The business plan for any new tech device, or a new technology or infrastructure for supporting that device, directly depends on a strong and growing economy. The ecosystem of premium smartphones and tablets and all those new Internet-of-things devices rely upon robust employment levels and the abundance of disposable income. The systems and networks required […]

OPINION: How India can become “Atmanirbhar” in Solar PV Manufacturing

New Delhi: China dominates the global supply landscape across the solar PV manufacturing value chain. More than 60 per cent of the world’s supply of polysilicon, wafers, cells and modules comes from China, while it accounts for only 20 per cent of the demand. This supply is also most economically viable, with cost structures of […]

Avnet Introduces 96Boards ON Semiconductor Dual Camera Mezzanine for Fast Prototyping

About AvnetAvnet is a global technology solutions provider with an extensive ecosystem delivering design, product, marketing and supply chain expertise for customers at every stage of the product lifecycle. We transform ideas into intelligent solutions, reducing the time, cost and complexities of bringing products to market. For nearly a century, Avnet has helped its customers […]

Police manage to tackle 30 topless women Extinction Rebellion chained to Parliament in just two hours – despite needing 12 hours to move in when they disrupted newspaper print works

It’s something that has long infuriated me: try telling that to the people living in poverty in the Punjab. They want clean water, but they also want laptops. In short, they want what we here in the West have had for a long time — and it is rank hypocrisy for those of us who […]

Standard Chartered online forum highlights Vietnam as rising star in FDI

“With its wide network over the world, the MPI hopes Standard Chartered Bank can strengthen linkages among investors and encourage more MNCs to invest in the country, as well as support Vietnam in building specialised centres like the National Innovation Centre and the International Finance Centre, which will drive growth in the time coming,” he […]

Mondelez Kinh Do seeks to continue leading snack market with ‘Make it right’ strategy

With 22 years of experience in making mooncakes and serving consumers, Kinh Do mooncakes have become synonymous with Vietnamese consumers’ Mid-Autumn Festival. They chose our mooncakes for family moments and gifting. The Kinh Do brand is central to these special family moments. This Mid- Autumn Festival, we will delight consumers with the first-ever super-indulgent Black […]

What will drive India’s next economic transformation, writes Amitabh Kant

At the same time, India imports a large number of commodities that are available in abundance within India itself. Take coal for instance. Despite having some of the largest reserves in the world, India still imported coal worth Rs 1.7 lakh crore in 2018-19. Now, with commercial coal mining a reality, we should see steady […]

Explainer: What we know about China’s ‘dual circulation’ economic strategy

WHAT IS THE ‘DUAL CIRCULATION’ MODEL? Chinese President Xi Jinping first raised the idea in May and later elaborated that China will rely mainly on “internal circulation” – the domestic cycle of production, distribution, and consumption – for its development, supported by innovation and upgrades in the economy.

Pulled in many directions, Biden may keep Trump’s China tariffs in place

“I will use tariffs when they are needed, but the difference between me and Trump is that I will have a strategy – a plan – to use those tariffs to win, not just to fake toughness,” Biden wrote in a statement to the United Steelworkers union in May. Steel and aluminum tariffs would stay […]

Full text of PM Modi’s speech at US-India Strategic Partnership Forum

Friends, for challenges in India, you have a Government that believes in delivering results. A government for which Ease of living is as important as the Ease of doing business. You are looking at a young country with 65 percent population less than 35 years old. You are looking at an aspirational country that has […]