1. Dubai plans experimental self-driving taxi Dubai’s roads and transport authority has unveiled what it describes as the region’s first autonomous taxi. The vehicle can drive at speeds of up to 35km/h and can accommodate four riders, including a standby driver, in the cabin. A three-month trial run of the vehicle will start towards the end of this year on designated routes. 2. Online shops burn Sears US retailer Sears has filed for bankruptcy. The retailer, which once dominated America’s shopping malls, has suffered from rising online competition and is grappling with more than $5bn in debt. It filed for bankruptcy protection after it could not meet a $134m repayment that is due this week. The company employs nearly 90,000 people in the US. 3. Edcon refreshes homeware Edcon, SA’s largest nonfood retailer, announced the launch of Edgars Home — a concept store that replaces its Boardmans brand. It will be rolled out with a refreshed look and feel in the Edgars network in both standal...

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