India enforcement agency threatens Flipkart, founders with $1.35 billion fine -sources

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By Aditya Kalra, Aftab Ahmed and Sanjeev Miglani NEW DELHI (Reuters) -India’s financial-crime agency has asked Walmart’s Flipkart and its founders to explain why they shouldn’t face a penalty of $1.35 billion for alleged violation of foreign investment laws, three sources and an agency official told Reuters. The Enforcement Directorate agency has been investigating e-commerce giants Flipkart and Amazon.com Inc for years for allegedly bypassing foreign investment laws that strictly regulate multi-brand retail and restrict such companies to operating a marketplace for sellers. The Enforcement Di…

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