Uber Won't Get Out of Its India Mess Any Time Soon

December 9, 2014 3:26 PM

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Less than a week ago, Uber Technologies CEO Travis Kalanick crowed about the company’s growth potential in Asia. Uber’s latest $1.2 billion financing round, Kalanick’s wrote on his blog, “will allow Uber to make substantial investments, particularly in the Asia Pacific region.” The same day, Uber announced its launch in Vietnam and celebrated with a lavish party at the Hanoi Opera House featuring a 16-person orchestra.

Now the future of Uber’s biggest business in Asia is questionable at best. After an Uber driver in India was arrested for rape, the New Delhi government shut down Uber in the Indian capital and protesters took to the streets of the city to denounce the company. The government has since gone a step f...

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