Published: Thu, March 29, 2018
Finance | By Cynthia Curry

Uber Is Selling Southeast Asian Operations to Ride-Hailing Rival Grab

Uber Is Selling Southeast Asian Operations to Ride-Hailing Rival Grab

After a fierce battle, Uber sold its China operations to rival DidiChuxing in 2016 in return for a stake, and previous year the United States firm merged in Russian Federation with the taxi-hailing app of internet giant Yandex.

Its investment of $700 million in the Southeast and about $2 billion in China but losing to Didi there, are two of the American ride-hailing company's recent-most major financial setbacks amid all turmoil.

Market watchers said Uber's surrender in Southeast Asia - one of the world's fastest-growing economies with over 600 million people - could be a boon to Didi, as it has been gearing up for an global expansion. Khosrowshahi said that it will assist us in dueling down on our suggestions for expansion as we expend deliberately in the products and technology to generate the supreme customer experience on the planet.

Uber had previously retreated from China and Russian Federation. However, the statement did not disclose the value of the deal between Uber and Grab. It already delivers food in Indonesia and Thailand.

The Uber app will be discontinued in just two weeks, and in the meantime its drivers have to sign up to drive with Grab. Uber Eats will run until the end of May (2018), after which Uber delivery and restaurant partners will move to the GrabFood platform.

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"All Uber employees in its SEA operations will receive offers to join Grab".

As part of the transaction, Uber would get a stake of as much as 30% in the combined business, the source said. After that, passengers will need to download Grab's app or that of another local ride hailing firm. For passenger's safety, it also masked rider's phone numbers from drivers, and in Singapore, it let users input convenient numeric codes for nearby taxi stands in lieu of addresses.

News of the merger also puts Uber's creative agencies in South East Asia on uncertain footing. $7) for UberX and in Manila (Philippines) its start at 189 pesos (approx.

Uber customers have since been informed by email that the official transition from Uber to Grab will take place by April 8.

The company's full-year net loss widened to $4.5 billion in 2017 as it endured multiple scandals and the departure of its co-founder and former CEO Travis Kalanick. But this is yet another region from where Uber has pulled off. The company has no plans to take a minority stake in any other worldwide markets and will continue to invest in its core markets overseas, including India, the Middle East and Latin America, the person said.

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