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Toyota investing $1 billion in Asian ride-share firm Grab

SINGAPORE: Toyota said Wednesday it was investing $1 billion in Asia ride-share company Grab, as the Japanese automaker looks to expand beyond its core business into the "mobility" sector. Grab, which is headquartered in Singapore, is a leading player in the ride-share industry in Asia, and earlier this year agreed to acquire US giant Uber's regional operations. In a statement, Toyota said the deal "is aimed at achieving connectivity for Grab's rental car fleet across Southeast Asia, and at rolling out various…