Malaysia’s competition regulator to decide on Grab on Thursday

Malaysia’s competition regulator to decide on Grab on Thursday

Malaysia’s Competition Commission (MyCC) said it will announce its decision on Thursday after investigating whether ride–hailing firm Grab is anti-competitive. The regulator said last year it would...
E-Cigarettes, Vapes Banned In India

E-Cigarettes, Vapes Banned In India

As expected after months of speculation, the Indian government has banned e-cigarettes in India with immediate effect, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman confirmed today. Blaming uncertain...
Qatar blocks Uber’s acquisition of Careem in the country

Qatar blocks Uber’s acquisition of Careem in the country

Qatar’s competition authority has blocked Uber’s proposed $3.1 billion acquisition of Careem in the country, Uber’s recent SEC filing (10-Q has revealed. The filing...
Indonesia picks area on Borneo for new capital, with relocation estimated to cost US$33 billion

Indonesia picks area on Borneo for new capital, with relocation estimated...

Indonesia will build a new capital city on the island of Borneo, home to some of the world’s biggest coal reserves and orangutan habitats,...
The State Council: supporting domestic and foreign investors to set up special funds for joint innovation in new areas

The State Council: supporting domestic and foreign investors to set up...

  China (Shanghai) pilot free trade zone will strengthen collaborative innovative development with the Yangtze river delta, the state council said in a statement released...

Singapore to tighten oversight of ride-hailing players to enhance user safety

Singapore will tighten regulations on ride-hailing operators such as Grab and Gojek, bringing safety-related rules for the services in line with taxi operators to...
China halts purchase of U.S. farm products

China halts purchase of U.S. farm products

China has halted its purchases of U.S. agricultural products and will not rule out levying import tariffs on American farm imports purchased after Aug....
Kenyan taskforce calls for state to regulate AI and blockchain

Kenyan taskforce calls for state to regulate AI and blockchain

  A Kenyan task team has called for the country’s government to invest in blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) infrastructure and skills — and to...
PBOC boosts financing for small firms

PBOC boosts financing for small firms

  China's central bank has lifted its re-lending quota by 50 billion yuan ($7.25 billion) to boost financial support for small and private businesses and...
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