Go-Jek app says expanding abroad

Jakarta: Indonesian ride-hailing app Go-Jek said on Thursday it would expand into Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore and the Philippines as it takes on regional rival Grab in the fast-growing Southeast Asian market.
The move marks Go-Jek’s first expansion outside Indonesia and comes after US-based Uber this year said it would sell its struggling business in the region to Singapore’s Grab. Go-Jek operates a fleet of motorcycle taxis, private cars and other services — all available at smartphone users’ fingertips. The company said it would invest $500 million in its international expansion, starting with ride-hailing services in the next few months. — AFP