Decks clear for FDI, Amazon doubles down on food retail, infuses $35 mn

Payal Ganguly

Three months after a government clarification that companies with foreign direct investment (FDI) in food retail can continue ....

1 April, 2019

Delhi HC dismisses PIL against Amazon, Flipkart for flouting FDI norms

Payal Ganguly

On Monday, a Delhi High Court bench, headed by Chief Justice Rajendra Menon, dismissed a public interest litigation that sought ....

19 March, 2019
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Walmart 'disappointed' with FDI norms for e-commerce but confident about Flipkart

Payal Ganguly

Walmart’s honeymoon with Flipkart is far from over as the US-headquartered retail giant said that the cost of complying ....

20 February, 2019

Flipkart CEO dismisses Morgan Stanley warning on likely Walmart exit

Kavya Kothiyal

Flipkart has refuted brokerage firm Morgan Stanley's warning that Walmart Inc. may exit the Indian company because of the ....

6 February, 2019

New FDI rules: Amazon's grocery service revives after disruption

Reuters

Amazon.com Inc's grocery service is slowly returning on its India website after the online retail giant faced disruption ....

5 February, 2019

In numbers: Can Flipkart, Amazon sustain growth momentum after policy tweaks?

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

The underlying theme of India’s decision to revise the rules for foreign direct investment (FDI) in e-commerce was to force ....

5 February, 2019
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Draft e-commerce policy gathers steam as govt consults stakeholders

Payal Ganguly

The national draft policy on e-commerce has undergone stakeholder consultations four months after being revived in a new format, ....

4 February, 2019

Amazon converts sellers Appario and Cloudtail into wholesale entities: Report

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

To comply with the new foreign direct investment rules, e-commerce major Amazon India will make two of its largest sellers, Cloudtail ....

4 February, 2019

Amazon pulls out private labels from India website as new e-commerce rules kick in

Payal Ganguly

Amazon.com Inc.’s India unit removed all listings of its private brands across several categories as the government’s ....

1 February, 2019

Govt sticks to Feb 1 deadline for new e-commerce rules

Payal Ganguly & Binu Paul

The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) said on Thursday it will not extend the February 1 deadline for new rules ....

31 January, 2019
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New e-commerce rules: Flipkart, Amazon tell sellers to keep calm and carry on

Payal Ganguly

As the February 1 deadline to comply with India’s new e-commerce regulations draws nearer, online marketplaces Flipkart ....

28 January, 2019

CCI approves Amazon’s joint acquisition of food retail chain More

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

The country’s anti-monopoly watchdog has approved private equity firm Samara Capital and e-commerce giant Amazon’s ....

18 January, 2019

Flipkart and Amazon request deadline extension to comply with FDI policy

Dearton Thomas Hector

US-based e-tailer Amazon’s India arm and US retailer Walmart-owned e-commerce major Flipkart have reportedly asked the Indian ....

16 January, 2019

E-tailers to lose 40% sales from February 2019: CRISIL report

Payal Ganguly

As e-commerce players look to restructure their businesses to comply with the revised foreign direct investment norms by 1 February ....

15 January, 2019

How new FDI rules could dent Amazon’s expansion plans in India

Binu Paul

The government’s recent revision of norms related to foreign direct investment (FDI) in e-commerce may scuttle US-headquartered ....

15 January, 2019

Amazon’s bid to acquire supermarket chain More via JV hits regulatory hurdle

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

The country’s anti-monopoly watchdog has sought clarity on e-commerce giant Amazon’s role in the proposed acquisition ....

7 January, 2019

After revised FDI policy, Amazon to seek legal advice on food retail business

Binu Paul

Amazon India is mulling to seek legal opinion on the functioning of Amazon Retail India Pvt. Ltd (ARIPL), the global company's ....

31 December, 2018

E-commerce firms in a fix after govt issues new norms for vendors

Payal Ganguly

E-commerce companies including market leaders Flipkart and Amazon were dealt a blow on Wednesday after the government barred them ....

26 December, 2018

RBI eases norms for foreign investment in startups

Aman Malik

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has allowed Foreign Venture Capital Investors (FVCIs) registered with the Securities and Exchange ....

21 October, 2016

Snapdeal tweaks business model, sets up wholesale unit

Priya Prasad

E-commerce firm Snapdeal has established a wholesale unit to buy products that will be sold to consumers directly, following in ....

19 September, 2016

Watch out for riders as the government mulls FDI in e-commerce

Anand Rai

Late last month, we had written about how the Indian government is planning to open the e-commerce sector to foreign direct ....

8 January, 2014