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Police crack down on Uber, Grab drivers at Saigon airport

At this point, there're just too many service cars in Saigon and the ride-hailing apps are taking the blame.

Vietnamese motorbike taxis disguising themselves as Grab, Uber drivers to con clients

The tricksters are working in gangs and beat anyone who steps on their turf, according to one xe om driver.

Can traditional taxis survive the onslaught of ride-hailing apps in Vietnam?

Seemingly priced out of the game, drivers, passengers and experts discuss the fate of local cab firms.   
October 10, 2017 | 08:01 pm GMT+7

Ride-hailing firm Grab denies allegations of multi-million dollar tax evasion in Vietnam

Rival taxi companies that are losing out to Grab claim it is shifting money into overseas accounts to foil detection.
October 03, 2017 | 05:52 pm GMT+7

Grab driver beaten up as turf war with motorbike taxis continues in Saigon

Traditional xe om drivers repeatedly harp on about being put out of business by ride-hailing services.
September 27, 2017 | 11:16 am GMT+7

Saigon slams the brakes on Uber, Grab expansion plans

There are now too many cabs for the city to handle, thanks to the two ride-hailing firms.
September 22, 2017 | 06:38 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese taxi giant launches Facebook booking service to fight Grab, Uber

Will instant messaging save Vinasun from the dog-eat-dog competition?
September 19, 2017 | 05:59 pm GMT+7

Uber plans to raise fares in Saigon to 'support' drivers

The company says the current fares are still too low, despite a hike last year.
August 20, 2017 | 02:09 pm GMT+7

Saigon airport reins in GrabBike, UberMOTO

Illegal parking and driving on the wrong side of the street near Tan Son Nhat Airport have caught the attention of police. 
August 09, 2017 | 04:16 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese Grab driver nabbed for stealing from Australian passenger

Police managed to retrieve and return the items, including AUD2,350 in cash.
August 05, 2017 | 09:57 am GMT+7

Vietnam's top taxi firm cries foul at Grab, Uber again after 8,000 drivers quit

Such finger-pointing has, however, received little empathy from the pulic, who seem happier with a more cost-effective, reliable service.
July 21, 2017 | 09:42 pm GMT+7

Top Vietnam taxi firm says Uber, Grab driving it out of business

App-based transport services have eaten into the profits of traditional cabs.
July 02, 2017 | 08:02 pm GMT+7

Vietnam bans new carpooling services from Uber, Grab

The authorities say sharing a car with a stranger comes with risks that passengers should not ignore.
June 28, 2017 | 10:32 am GMT+7

Grab or xe om? The clashing paths of Vietnamese drivers

Drivers hit back as ride-hailing services like Grab have expanded into their turf.
June 26, 2017 | 07:00 pm GMT+7

Saigon cab firm lodges formal complaint after losing out to Uber, Grab

The plight of traditional taxis has received little sympathy from members of the public, who say they are fed up with unreliable services.
June 22, 2017 | 05:39 pm GMT+7