Transport and Logistics

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Spain's Acciona signs Sydney rail deal

by AFP
Spanish builder Acciona part of consortium that has signed a contract worth $2.1bn with govt.

France blocks Uber ride-sharing services

Group's regulatory challenges grow as Paris introduces penalties up to two years' imprisonment.

US suitor 'bemused' by Recall rejection

by AAP
Source says Iron Mountain management views Recall's response as 'novel'.

East-West Link had $2.1bn shortfall

by AAP
Vic govt documents show a slew of new and increased tolls proposed to fill budget gap.

Recall rejects Iron Mountain bid

Recall chief says Iron Mountain will miss opportunity if it fails to sweeten takeover deal.

DataRoom AM: Recall review

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US-based Iron Mountain lobs an opportunistic bid at data management firm Recall, while Asciano is reportedly looking to offload some of its freight rail assets.

US giant makes $2.2bn Recall play

Iron Mountain takeover offer likely to be rejected by Recall board this week.

Uber expansion hits global roadblock

India, Thailand, Spain the latest to join the chorus of opposition against the ride-sharing start-up.

World's largest container ship launched

by AFP
The giant 400-metre long, 60-metre wide CSCL Globe has been launched in Shanghai.

McAleese reaffirms FY guidance

Owner of Cootes Transport loses NSW Caltex contract, warns 70 jobs may be impacted.

DataRoom AM: China's railway play

Chinese firms look to be on the hunt for Australian rail assets, while foreign players interested in NSW and Queensland's 'poles and wires' seek local partners to bolster their bids.

Uber tagged with $US41bn valuation

Latest funding round for fast-growing firm delivers staggering valuation.

Uber hits back against Cabcharge scare tactic

Ride sharing service says Cabcharge's shrill rhetoric a poor attempt at protecting its monopoly position.

Cabcharge urges Uber crackdown

by AAP
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Chairman Russell Balding labels industry disruptor unsafe and a tax cheat.

Cabcharge director quits before AGM

by AAP
Cabcharge director Rod Gilmour announces resignation ahead of company's AGM today.

US moves to impose tariffs on Chinese tires

Commerce department says tires are unfairly subsidized.

Toll eyes $100m from asset sales

Transport and logistics company looks to simplify portfolio, boost shareholder returns.

China business news digest

Leading bankers back PBOC’s rate cut move and Hebei province shifts steel production abroad.

Love it or loathe it, Uber is here to stay

Uber has a reputation problem but the start-up has been at war since its inception and it's not about to give up in a hurry.