Didi Chuxing And Uber China Agree Merger

The Chinese taxi-hailing app Didi Chuxing has agreed a merger deal with Uber China, after months of rumours. The result of the merger is that their combined value will be around 35 billion US dollars, and now means that Didi Chuxing has investment in every large ride-sharing company on earth. According to Bloomberg, Didi will invest 1 billion US dollars into Uber, whilst Uber themselves will take a 20% stake in the merger. It has been reported that by getting rid of its unit in the Chinese market, where it has lost an estimated 2 billion US dollars to date, Uber could now be looking to list as a public company. Meanwhile, this new deal comes not long after the Chinese government proposed new regulations that would make taxi hailing services legal in the country from November.