Tech Investor Drops from eHi Car Services

Coleman, who is the founder and CEO of Tiger Global Management, initially invested in eHi Car Services in 2015. He ended his investment in the first quarter of 2018 at an estimated net gain of 5%.

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Guyanese Rental Owner Accused of Forging Toyota IDs

Osafo Yarde, owner of K&O Car Rental, denied allegations that he knowingly rented out vehicles with forged ID numbers and was released on bail.

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Europcar Grows General Service Agent Network

General service agents are already established in 34 countries, with plans to grow their presence in France, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Belgium.

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Avis Budget Group Named One of Canada's Top Employers by Forbes

The 2018 ranking highlights 300 companies with operations in Canada, across 25 industries.

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Turo Closes $104M Investment Round

Turo aims to launch its Japanese operations prior to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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Fox Opens 4 New Affiliate Locations

The new affiliates give Fox a presence for their value-based rental services in 33 countries and territories, including the U.S.

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Rentcars.com, Win Rent Partner to Expand Italian Rental Options

Win Rent offers 85 franchise locations in 64 Italian cities with a large variety of vehicles.

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Mercedes-Benz Brings On-Demand Ridesharing Vans to London

This is the second city launch for ViaVan, following its launch in Amsterdam last month.

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Rental Fraud Suspects Apprehended in Shanghai

The two suspects are accused of defrauding over 40 victims of more than $160,000 since 2017.

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Fearing Monopoly, Competition Commissions Investigate Grab's Uber Acquisition

Officials in two countries are investigating whether Grab's acquisition of Uber's Southeast Asia operations violates various antitrust laws.

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Women-Only Ride-Hailing App Launches in Toronto Despite Criticism

Before the launch, DriveHer's creator had to be represented by a human rights lawyer to convince city officials the app isn't discriminatory.

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Rental Agencies Agree on Transparent Pricing in UK

Affordable Car Hire, Flexiblecarhire.com, and online travel agency P&P Associates have made legal agreements to make car rental quotes more transparent as consumer complaints in the United Kingdom grow.

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Hertz Asia Launches Chauffeur Website

The service offers a broad range of luxury vehicles.

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UK Rental Organization Urges Counterterrorism Measures

A report by the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association found that about 15.5 million car rentals are made in the UK each year, making terrorist attacks using rental vehicles more common because they are inconspicuous.

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Ride-Hailing App Careem Integrates with Google Maps

The service, which is currently available to users in the United Arab Emirates, will be rolled out across the other markets in the region in the coming weeks.

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Careem Resumes Service in Ramallah, Fares to Be Same as Metered Taxis

As of now, only licensed taxi drivers are driving for the ride-hailing group, although it plans to add private cars later.

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Mex Rent A Car Partners with Calafia Airlines

Calafia Airlines moves more than 42,000 passengers per month around its 25 destinations within Mexico.

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Grab Acquires Uber's Southeast Asia Operations

The two companies are working together to seamlessly integrate Uber’s drivers and riders onto Grab’s app.

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Rental Counter in India Opens Under Police Security

No violence or altercations occurred between officials and the United Taximen Association.

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Fox Increases Global Presence, Announces Further Expansion Efforts

Fox will expand its offerings to another 8 million international travelers worldwide.

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