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Business 22 Aug 2017 | 7:35 AM

Indonesian court says no to tariff ranges for online ride-hailing services

JAKARTA: Indonesia’s Supreme Court has ruled that tariff ranges imposed by the government last month on online ride-hailing services are illegal, saying they impede competition.

Corporate News 24 Jan 2019 | 11:02 PM

Indonesian ride hailing Go-Jek examining whether to come to Malaysia

Indonesia's ride hailing Go-Jek is examining whether to operate in Malaysia, co-founder Kevin Aluwi said.

Business 02 Jul 2018 | 12:00 AM

Innovation can’t fix urban transport woes

LONDON: Urban transportation is undergoing a revolution. Offerings such as Uber and Lyft, as well as car- and bike-sharing services are widely believed to reduce congestion and generally make urban dwellers more mobile; driverless cars are expected to provide further benefits. Yet the notion that these innovations always make things better is far from a given: The new services are a net good only if they complement traditional public transportation systems rather than compete with them.

Business 12 Jan 2017 | 12:00 AM

Go-Jek races to kill cash

SINGAPORE: Go-Jek became Indonesia’s first billion-dollar startup by offering ride-hailing services that became ubiquitous in the country. Now the company is planning a second act in digital payments amid rising competition from local rival Grab and Uber Technologies Inc.

Corporate News 20 Jun 2018 | 7:07 AM

Grab sees minimal effect from SST on pricing

KUALA LUMPUR: Ride hailing services provider, Grab Malaysia, does not expect much impact on its pricing once the Sales and Services Tax (SST) comes into force on Sept 1, 2018 to replace the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

Corporate News 31 Oct 2017 | 12:00 AM

Didi in talks with Daiichi Koutsu for Japan rollout

TOKYO: China’s Didi Chuxing is in talks with Japanese taxi operator Daiichi Koutsu Sangyo Co to provide ride-hailing services for Chinese tourists visiting Japan, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Corporate News 05 Jul 2018 | 12:00 AM

Uber in talks with Careem to merge in Middle East

LONDON: Uber Technologies Inc and Careem Networks FZ are in preliminary talks to combine their Middle Eastern ride-hailing services, hoping to resolve a costly rivalry as Uber prepares for a public offering next year, according to three people familiar with the matter.

Business 28 Sep 2016 | 3:55 AM

Uber to launch UberEats in Japan

TOKYO: Uber Technologies on Wednesday said it will launch a food-delivery service in Japan as it looks for new ways to enter a potentially massive market where its ride-hailing service has been blocked by regulation and opposition from taxi drivers.