Why it's important to keep taxis viable

To say that the taxi industry has been disrupted by ride-hailing firms would be an understatement. Decimated may be a better word.

Grab offers Chubb travel insurance on its app

SINGAPORE users of Grab can now buy insurer Chubb's travel insurance product on the ride-hailing

Move to raise private-hire firms' service, safety standards

Private-hire cars with deep dents, broken lights, mismatched tyres or which look like they have had a good few years on them are on the way out. But young drivers will remain, for now.

GrabFood launches its first cloud kitchen in Singapore

GRABFOOD is ramping up its cloud kitchens venture with plans to add more properties to its existing slate of more than 50 such kitchens in Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and the...

Stiff competition for Grab, Razer and Jack Ma in Singapore digital bank bid

(BLOOMBERG) - The much-anticipated arrival of virtual banking in Singapore is unlikely to be an "aha" moment for consumer finance, but corporate banking will be different. One should expect...

Surprise partnerships can create new niche banking services

SINGAPORE'S latest contenders for a digital banking licence may have included several names that are left-of-field to banking, but diverse partnerships are needed to offer niche, untapped services...

Grab, Singtel make it to digibank altar after hectic speed-dating

IT WAS a hectic speed-dating process, but in the end, two old friends decided to commit.

Grab, Singtel partner to gun for digibank licence in Singapore

GRAB Holdings and Singtel are joining forces to apply for a digital full bank licence in Singapore, with an aim of tapping “unmet and underserved” needs from digital-first consumers and the small...

Singapore digital bank wannabes must prove they can make money

[SINGAPORE] Grab Holdings and gaming company Razer will need to demonstrate how their millions of users can help them generate profits if the two technology firms are to win one of Singapore's...

Gojek closes in on deal to buy 5% of Indonesian taxi operator Blue Bird

JAKARTA (BLOOMBERG) - Gojek, the Indonesian all-purpose super app provider, is nearing an agreement to buy 5 per cent of top local taxi operator PT Blue Bird, according to people familiar with the...

Grab launches electric vehicle roadmap in Indonesia, inks major partnerships

SINGAPORE-BASED tech firm Grab is ramping up its electric vehicle (EV) plans in Indonesia through the launch of a roadmap to drive EV adoption, with support from the Indonesian government.