Nearly three decades ago, Dipten Dey, my classmate from Delhi’s Raisina Bengali School, worked as a personal assistant of Mamata Banerjee. She was a rising politician, a handful of pockmarked Communist leaders in Kolkata described her as “a troublesome youngster."
It is unlikely that there will be a breakthrough in negotiations on Britain’s exit from the European Union this month, Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders said.
Uber Technologies Inc said that it would begin accepting cash fares in Mexico City, seizing on a recent Supreme Court decision, though local government has yet to approve the form of payment.
German luxury carmakers Daimler (DAIGn.DE) and BMW (BMWG.DE) have offered concessions to address EU antitrust concerns about their plan to combine their car-sharing businesses, the European Commission said.
German vehicle manufacturer Daimler AG (DAIGn.DE) is in talks with China’s Geely Holding Group Co (0175.HK) to set up a joint venture to offer ride-hailing and car-sharing services in China, Bloomberg reported, citing sources.
SoftBank Group Corp (9984.T) is nearing a deal to invest about $500 million (384 million pounds) in Grab as part of roughly $1 billion that Southeast Asia’s biggest ride-hailing firm is seeking in its latest funding, sources with knowledge of the matter said.
President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished legendary Indian playback singer and Bharat Ratna recipient Lata Mangeshkar on her 89th birthday, praying for her long life and good health.
Investment bank China Renaissance plunged as much as 24 percent on debut in Hong Kong, becoming the latest high profile Chinese listing in the city that investors have soured on.
Ride-hailing firm Grab said it would stop offering car-pooling services during late-night hours in Singapore after drivers complained about some passengers being drunk and argumentative.
Chinese ride-hailing firm Didi Chuxing Technology Co Ltd said on Friday that it had implemented stricter requirements for drivers who want to pick up passengers late at night and tripled the number of customer service staff responsible for safety.