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A driver checks his McLaren taxi after a photo shoot for the taxi-booking app Grab. Picture: REUTERS/EDGAR SU

Certain Grab users in Singapore suburb can now book driverless cars

Ride-hailing company Grab and driverless-vehicle-maker NuTonomy says a safety driver and support engineer will ride in each NuTonomy car

When Hanjin Shipping began sinking, the Choi family ran for the lifeboats

A pedestrian walks past the container ship ‘Hanjin California’ moored to a dock in Sydney Harbour on Monday. Picture: REUTERS/JASON REED

Authorities are probing share sales by the former chairwoman and her two daughters, in a case highlighting some of the shortcomings of South Korea’s chaebols

Alibaba affiliate emphasises growth first, profit later

An employee walks behind a glass wall at Alibaba company headquarters. Picture: REUTERS/CHANCE CHAN

Cainiao Smart Logistics Network warns investors to brace for short-term losses to build scale

Bangladesh ferry sunk by collapsing river bank

Picture: REUTERS/THERESE APEL

Low-lying Bangladesh, with extensive inland waterways and slack safety standards, has appalling record of ferry accidents, with casualties often running into hundreds

Brazil will be the big winner when Australia raises iron ore royalties, says BHP

Picture: REUTERS/DAVID GRAY

The miner’s finance chief, Peter Beaven, has also said it will continue to negotiate with the tax office over its A$1bn tax bill


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