Sunder’s List: FDI In e-Commerce?

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India’s Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) has put out a note inviting various stakeholders to share feedback on the existing regulations restricting foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail e-commerce. (TechCrunch)

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