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• Published reports say that Walmart and Amazon have run into an obstacle in their efforts to establish e-commerce beachheads in India, as the government there has ruled that online retailers cannot offer exclusive sales of own-label products, and cannot sell products in which they have any sort of ownership interest. The new rules also limit Walmart’s and Amazon’s ability to discount their products, with all these new regulations aimed at giving smaller retailers a better chance at competing against them.
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