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Singapore's Grab raises $1.5 billion from SoftBank fund

Business / Corporate Mar 6, 2019

Singapore's Grab raises $1.5 billion from SoftBank fund

Leading Southeast Asian ride-hailing provider Grab raised about $1.5 billion from SoftBank Group Corp.'s Vision Fund, bankrolling its effort to expand into new services across the region. The funding brings the amount of money the company has collected from investors in the past year to ...

Rolls-Royce savors blowout demand for Cullinan SUV starting at $325,000

Business Mar 6, 2019

Rolls-Royce savors blowout demand for Cullinan SUV starting at $325,000

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is having a hard time meeting demand for its Cullinan sport utility vehicle, as the high-end British automaker's biggest-ever model has proved popular with its ultra-rich clientele. Production of the SUV, which starts at $325,000 before customization — and almost all Rolls-Royce ...

Editorials Mar 6, 2019

Extended detention of the accused

The release on bail of Carlos Ghosn provides an opportunity to think about Japan's criminal justice system, in which the accused can be detained for long periods of time before standing trial.

Actor Ken Watanabe nominated for Olivier Award

Entertainment News Mar 6, 2019

Actor Ken Watanabe nominated for Olivier Award

Actor Ken Watanabe was nominated Tuesday for the 2019 Laurence Olivier Awards in the category for best actor in a musical for his role in "The King and I." The other actors in the running are Marc Antolin of "Little Shop of Horrors," Kobna Holdbrook-Smith ...