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To rule the world, Uber must first conquer India

Faced with a host of troubles and roadblocks, the US ride-hailing firm's quest to remake transportation in India is bound to be long, expensive and complicated

Roads in India tend to be terrible, and drivers need financial help to purchase or lease cars. The problems faced by Uber have cast a shadow over any plans it might have had to launch a public stock offering.


NANDINI Balasubramanya's office on the southern edge of India's technology capital does not look as if it would play a key role in the world's most valuable startup's plans for global conquest. On many days, the tiny space has no electricity. So Ms Balasubramanya keeps the door...

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