Uber raises Hong Kong fares amid legal tangles

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Report Web desk – HONG KONG: Uber Technologies said it raised its Hong Kong minimum fares by as much as 80 percent following a review. The San Francisco-based technology company, which recently suspended its services for the second time in the neighboring Chinese city of Macau, told International Press the price rises would benefit drivers as they pocketed most of the fares. Starting on Monday, minimum fees for UberX and UberASSIST rides would rise by up to 80 percent to HK$45 (US$5.75). A ride with the pricier UberBLACK would start at HK$65, instead of HK$50. These fare hikes include an extra HK$5 booking fee levied by Uber on all rides. The company said in a statement the adjustments were “based on an evaluation of the marketplace in Hong Kong.”

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