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Southeast Asia’s plastic fixation plagues world’s oceans

4 months, 12 days ago
BANGKOK: On her lunch break, Bangkok office worker Chinapa Payakha emerges from a 7-Eleven store with two plastic bags. One holds a Big Gulp soft drink. The other carries her lunch, with a banana in its own plastic wrapper. “For…

Grab raises $750 million to take on Uber in Southeast Asia

2 years, 27 days ago
SINGAPORE: Grab, the biggest rival to ride-sharing service Uber Technologies Inc in Southeast Asia, has raised $750 million in a funding round, turning up the heat on the US firm now seeking to expand in the region after exiting China.