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Google teams up with four Indian banks to tap $1t digital finance market

From WhatsApp to Ant Financial, internet giants are joining a race to provide financial services in the world’s fastest-growing mobile arena.


Berkshire Hathaway confirms investment in India’s Paytm

Warren Buffett, Berkshire’s chairman and CEO, wasn’t directly involved in the investment in One97 Communications Ltd.


Criticism prompts India to review its e-commerce policy draft

The changes would tighten restrictions on global giants like Amazon.com Inc. and Google and may bolster local startups such as digital payments provider Paytm.


The CEO who turned around Flipkart’s fortunes

The outlook for Indian online retailer Flipkart was decidedly gloomy when Kalyan Krishnamurthy became chief executive officer in January 2017. The startup’s valuation was dropping, fundraising was more difficult and Amazon.com Inc. was pledging $5 billion-plus to siphon away customers.


Walmart deal makes billionaires of Flipkart founders, hits Waltons’ fortune

The deal should give Flipkart’s Sachin and Binny Bansal a fortune of about $1 billion, although that status may be short-lived as the pair may have to pay 20% capital gains tax on any shares they sell in the company.


Masayoshi Son steals Walmart’s thunder by confirming Flipkart deal ahead of announcement

“I think we announced it last night,” he said, during an investor call after his own company’s earnings. “If not, well then that means I’m just spouting this out. In any case, it’s been decided.”


Flipkart board said to have approved $15b deal with Walmart

SoftBank will sell all of the 20-plus percent stake it holds in Flipkart at a valuation of roughly $20 billion.


India’s Ola aims to roll out a million electric vehicles by 2021

Ola aims to build out an existing pilot project in the central Indian city of Nagpur, where its first electric vehicles have already travelled more than 4 million kilometres.


India’s Flipkart said to favour Walmart over Amazon for stake sale

Walmart faces fewer regulatory hurdles because it has no online retail presence in the country now, while Amazon is the second-largest e-commerce player and Flipkart’s primary rival.


India’s Bigbasket founders built a $950m empire using a trick or two from the dotcom era

In India where groceries account for half of the almost $1-trillion retail market, Bigbasket is using knowledge learned the hard way during the dotcom era.