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India eyes single regulator for e-commerce sector

Updated : July 31, 2018 08:38 AM IST

 The Indian e-commerce landscape is currently dominated by Flipkart that is in the process of being bought by US retail giant Walmart - a deal opposed by some local traders who say it will create a monopoly in the retail market and drive mom-and-pop stores out of business.
The government is also thinking of tightening scrutiny of mergers in the e-commerce sector so that even small deals that potentially distort competition are compulsorily examined by the country's anti-trust regulator, a Draft National Policy Framework document seen by Reuters said.
The measures come at a time when India is seeing investments flood in from deep-pocketed foreign players, who are eager to tap into the country's e-commerce space that is forecast to become a $200 billion market in a decade.
India eyes single regulator for e-commerce sector

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