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Merger with Idea signals Vodafone’s shrinking interest in India

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Vodafone investors have been recommending an exit from India.

Although Vodafone appears to have chosen the middle path, investors in the merged company might well view this shrinking interest as a sign of lesser interest in the Indian market’s prospects. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint
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Ashok Lalwani, Asia Pacific Head of Baker & McKenzie's International Capital Markets Practice
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