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Line to jump on Thailand's ride-hailing bandwagon

Japanese chat app provider to challenge Uber, Grab

Line Taxi is to launch by the end of December with 20,000 or so taxis operating in Bangkok.

BANGKOK -- Japan's Line will start offering a ride-sharing service in Thailand's capital by adding a taxi-hailing function to a smartphone app.

The Tokyo-based company announced that it will team up with the Bangkok Taxi Cooperative Network to launch the ride-hailing service by the end of December.

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