Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has opened an e-commerce website to supply goods to mom-and-pop merchants in India as the world’s largest retailer seeks to dominate a market it estimates will be valued at $50 billion by 2020.
India’s Bharti Enterprises Pvt., which six months ago ended a tie-up with Wal-Mart Stores Inc., is in talks with France’s Carrefour SA and Japan’s Aeon Co Ltd. for two separate joint ventures, according to one person familiar with the discussions.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission began an overhaul of rules adopted after the Crash of 1987 designed to shut down the stock market during periods of volatility, proposing that curbs be triggered when the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index falls 7 percent.
Billionaire Mukesh Ambani ’s Reliance Industries Ltd. acquired a stake in India’s luxury Oberoi hotel chain, his seventh investment this year as he diversifies from the oil and gas industry that made him Asia’s richest man.
Billionaire Adi Godrej said his company, India’s second-largest consumer goods maker by value, will still depend on small retailers for sales 10 years after foreign companies such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc. open outlets.