Uber appoints new leaders for Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar markets

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Charity Safford has been appointed Chief Executive Officer for three markets – Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar.

Singapore’s 99.co acquires Indonesian real estate platform UrbanIndo

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The deal is set to see 99.co — which is backed by investors including 500 Startups, Golden Gate Ventures, East Ventures, Sequoia India and Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin — emerge as a strong competitor to PropertyGuru in Singapore and Indonesia.


Merger of Asian co-working space operators JustCo and naked Hub falls through

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The two co-working space operators earlier announced plans to merge to compete with industry leader WeWork, whose operational footprint in Asia extends to China, Hong Kong, and India.


SG: Uber, ComfortDelGro launch new taxi service to take on Grab

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The collaboration with ComfortDelGro is expected to give Uber a leg up in its battle for market share with Grab, Southeast Asia’s dominant ride-hailing player.


Grab acquires Indian payments startup iKaaz to boost GrabPay platform

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The acquisition comes less than a year after it bought Indonesian payments startup Kudo.


Bike sharing companies revisit docking options to avoid clutter in Japan

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Roads everywhere are some of the most heavily regulated spaces, but Japan has stringent rules for its sidewalks.


China’s JD.com deepens SE Asia footprint, co-leads funding round in Vietnam’s Tiki

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Upon completion of the deal, JD.com will become one of Tiki’s largest shareholders.


Japan’s Money Forward makes first overseas investment in Indonesian startup Sleekr

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Sleekr is among the five companies that received between $2 million and $3 million from Money Forward.


China’s Ofo to launch bike-sharing service in India through tie-up with Paytm

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Ofo will be the first international company to launch bike sharing in India.


Alibaba’s Taobao in U.S. blacklist list for fakes for second consecutive year

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While Taobao’s inclusion in the blacklist does not carry any direct penalties, it is a blow to Alibaba’s efforts to shed perceptions that its sites are riddled with fakes and that its anti-piracy policies are inadequate.