Uber deal will have 'zero issues' despite watchdog reservations, says Grab CEO

Anti-competition watchdogs in Malaysia and the Philippines are keeping a close eye on the deal that will see Grab sweep up Uber in South East Asia
Grab chief executive Anthony Tan is confident that the ride-hailing firm’s deal with Uber will be completed with “zero issues”.
Mr Tan said on Tuesday that he believes regulators will not oppose Grab's plan to buy Uber’s ride-hailing and food delivery business in South East Asia, despite Malaysian authorities warning that they would monitor Grab for potential “anti-competitive” behaviour in the region.
The Philippines competition watchdog has also voiced its reservations, calling the tie-up a “virtual duopoly”.
Read more Why we might need new cities after the Uber self-driving car death Speaking to the BBC, Mr Tan said: “The number one thing that any regulator is concerned about is how do we make sure that we as, a leader do not set a bad example, do not take advantage.
“So we are out there, we are very visible, to say 'Loo..

Feature: The Case of Hong Kong’s Missing Booksellers

The Case of Hong Kong’s Missing Booksellers Lam Wing-kee knew he was in trouble. In his two decades as owner and manager of Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay Books, Lam had honed a carefully nonchalant routine when caught smuggling books into mainland China: apologize, claim ignorance, offer a cigarette to the officers, crack a joke. For most of his career, the routine was foolproof.
Thin and wiry, with an unruly pouf of side-swept gray hair and a wisp of mustache, Lam was carrying a wide mix of books that day: breathless political thrillers, bodice-rippers and a handful of dry historical tomes. The works had only two things in common: Readers hungered for them, and each had been designated contraband by the Communist Party’s Central Leading Group for Propaganda and Ideology. For decades, Lam’s bookstore had thrived despite the ban — or maybe because of it. Operating just 20 miles from the mainland city of Shenzhen, in a tiny storefront sandwiched between a pharmacy and an upscale lingerie stor..