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Uber’s Yangon strategy stumbles, competitors push ahead

Complaints about Uber in Yangon are mounting even as officials of the company insist that it continues to improve its ride-hailing service for both drivers and passengers. US-based Uber first began operating in Yangon last May, joining local taxi operators Oway Ride and Hello Cabs. Months later, Singapore-based Grab, also launched its ride-hailing service in […]

Who can Grab the opportunity s Uber’s Asian ride gets bumpy?

As ride-hailing giant Uber struggles with its manifold problems worldwide, regional rivals such as the Southeast Asia-focused Grab are embracing one cardinal rule: don’t gloat just yet. Instead, with the titan on the ropes, the smaller players are quietly using the opportunity to expand into new countries and services, consolidating market share wherever possible. But […]

Uber, Grab do things a little differently in Yangon

Uber Technologies and Grab, two of the biggest names in the ride-hailing business, are rapidly expanding in Myanmar’s largest city, where the spread of smartphones is unlocking big opportunities. Yangon’s authorities appear to have rolled out the welcome mat for them, viewing the services as a way to improve the city’s underdeveloped transport infrastructure. Going […]