Better ways to inject competition than blocking acquisition: Experts

There are better ways to protect the interests of consumers and improve competition in the trade than preventing Grab from acquiring Uber, according to experts and industry players.

Premier Taxis managing director Lim Chong Boo said that ideally, app providers should focus on delivering a superior platform which matches supply and demand, while taxi and private-hire operators compete on pricing and service.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 14, 2018, with the headline 'Better ways to inject competition than blocking acquisition: Experts'. Print Edition | Subscribe