Cashless is the new king for S-E Asia

THE days of pulling out dollar notes and coins to pay may be numbered. The cashless trend is picking up quickly in South-east Asia as more people are swiping or tapping away on their mobile phones...

Grab heads into 2020 with wealth ambitions

WHEN it comes to Grab, some cards are still held close to the chest.

Grab eyes the unsung SMEs behind Fortune 500 heavyweights

GRAB is targeting the underserved segment in the middle-income economy of this region - the small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that are the forgotten links in a supply chain that trace back...

WeWork was more black swan than unicorn for SoftBank

[TAIPEI] SoftBank Group Corp's WeWork debacle is unlikely to be repeated. It also means that for the Vision Fund to deliver venture capital-size returns, it'll need to rely on singles and doubles...

GrabFood seeks understanding as riders adjust to e-scooter ban

Customers should be prepared for longer waits and cancelled orders when a ban on the use of electric scooters on public footpaths kicks in today, said food delivery provider GrabFood.

Gojek, Grab waging a price war on everyday groceries in Indonesia

[JAKARTA] Indonesia's national dish of nasi goreng, or fried rice, has become a lot cheaper these days as the nation's two big ride-hailing apps wage a price war on everyday groceries.

Startups may scale back top gun packages as they set sights on profit

IN THE fierce competition for talent, how do unicorns like Grab and Razer lure top guns away from more established businesses? With "offers they cannot refuse".

Merchants hold key to growth of GrabFood Singapore

AT A time where the food delivery sector is headed for a meteoric rise, GrabFood Singapore has identified its relationship with merchants as key to its further growth. It has been building up ways...

Ultra driven

IN THE glitzy, fast-paced world of startups, everyone wants to know how to identify the next big thing. Terms like "industry-first", "innovative business model" and "big data" get tossed around....

S-E Asia a 'goldmine of untapped opportunity': Grab co-founder

EVEN though South-east Asia remains underserved, solutions that are "copy and paste" from developed markets would not work well here, ride-hailing giant Grab's co-founder Tan Hooi Ling said.