SoftBank reportedly was said to be in favor of the proposed Amazon deal.
While the USA retail giant has been in discussions with Flipkart for months now, the deal is likely to be announced in the coming days. The Flipkart buy may be one of the largest deals in the retail sector and the biggest in the e-commerce market. Citing figures from the India Brand Equity Foundation, Zacks reported that the Indian e-commerce market is project to grow from $38.5 billion last year to more than $50 billion this year, reaching $200 billion by 2026.
"CAIT demands government scrutiny of the Walmart-Flipkart deal".
Walmart is putting resources into fighting a tough battle against its online competitors, not least Amazon. Alibaba and JD.com are insurmountable in China and Walmart is also a partial owner of the latter. "Now that the rules are clearly written out, in any such transaction the 50% threshold is looked at and depending on the outcome and other factors such as treaty benefits, etc, the taxes are being paid and applicable reporting is also being made", Abhishek Goenka, partner and leader, corporate and global tax at PwC, told the Indian Express. In a sign of the high stakes involved, Amazon offered a $2 billion breakup fee to Flipkart to discuss a deal, published reports said. That report, courtesy of The Financial Times, indicates the company will acquire about 75% of Flipkart's shares, according to people familiar with the matter. The two co-founders had previously worked at Amazon. Most of Flipkart's existing investors are expected to sell off their entire stakes, though a few prominent investors, such as Flipkart's earliest backer Tiger Global Management, are expected to retain a small stake.
Flipkart has recently concluded a United States dollars 350-million buyback in Singapore to go private, pegging the valuation at over USD 17.6 billion.
Walmart also brings to the combination experience in areas such as groceries, said Satish Meena, senior forecast analyst at Forrester. Amazon already is the No. 2 online retail player in India, and regulators might frown on a combination with Flipkart - a situation that may have swayed Flipkart's board in the direction of a deal with Walmart.
Draper, PayPal co-founder is so confident in the future of crypto that he has set a $250,000 bitcoin price target for 2022. Last week, the Berkshire Hathaway chairman and CEO argued that investing in bitcoin is a gamble, not an investment.
The White House's sharp criticism follows contentious trade talks between senior United States and Chinese officials last week. According to reports, Qantas made changes to its website in January when the issue first arose.
Brighton Jones Llc increased Unitedhealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) stake by 5,983 shares to 18,340 valued at $4.04 million in 2017Q4. Media coverage about Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI ) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern.
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From challenges facing children to the opiod epidemic, a look at First Lady Melania Trump's policy agenda. The first lady's program will feature three pillars: well-being , social media use, and opioid abuse .
The Samsung smart AI assistant is also rumoured to get an update to Bixby 2.0 - what that brings to the phone is unclear. Since the phone's key features are its screen size and stylus, expect those to be a major part of that new UX.
So whether or not Musk actually intends to start a candy company , the key is to never underestimate the man's random claims. According to CNN , the idea for the candy company stems from a feud between Musk and his fellow billionaire Warren Buffet.
Liverpool started on the front foot with Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane forcing goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois into smart saves. With his humble personality and tendency not to react to spiky moments in a game, he has earned himself a good reputation.
Reid and Kaepernick affected the league's perception among its fans and source of revenue, which is what matters most to owners. Both players played a large role in widespread league protests last season that saw NFLers kneeling during the national anthem.
Oliver Telusma spoke to local media saying he was one of those who was manhandled while celebrating with his diploma on stage. The incident forced the University of Florida president to issue an apology for the "inappropriately aggressive" behavior.
Athenahealth said in a statement that it had received an unsolicited proposal from Elliott and that the board will review it. CEO Jeff Immelt joined as chairman this year, can not make the changes it needs while it remains a public company.
It would give the feature a leg up on Snapchat Stories which is where Instagram got this feature from in the first place. If users could make sing-along videos on Instagram, they likely wouldn't need to use Musical.ly for the same goal .
While Sonam has always been a fashionista, she has chosen a classy gold and white embroidered outfit for the ceremony. On the other hand Sanjay Kapoor spotted with his wife Maheep Sandhu and attractive daughter Shanaya Kapoor.
Bartomeu, who says he has a "good relationship" with Atletico's board, added: "It's not the moment to talk about these matters". Guillem Balague has claimed that Liverpool FC have "no chance" of signing Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid this summer.
Past year at Build, you heard us talk about our commitment to meeting our customers where they are - across platforms. In addition to the new Project Kinect for Azure, Microsoft is opening up its other applications for edge devices.
Notable mentions go out to Melbourne City striker Daniel Arzani who has been rewarded with (hopefully) his first Socceroos cap. Karacic holds an Australian passport, although he's never actually visited the country before.
Maybe WhatsApp would allow users to get rid of ads by buying into a premium ad-free subscription for a fraction of the cost. But from now Instagram will accept payments in the app itself, which means you can directly make a purchase on Instagram .
The NTSB and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are now conducting separate investigations of the incident. Ultimately, Uber did settle with the family of the victim, but there were some other consequences too.
In addition, Google Maps can be expected to provide real-time information of traffic patterns, and brings about a newer map. The company has recently disclosed that it has over 1 million "Actions" supported by Google Home smart speakers.
At the time, users were demoed using handoff triggers to utilize both Alexa and Cortana in a weird 3-way conversation example. But there were some concerns those commands would be awkward, and that integrations like this could be unnecessary too.
Starting at 7pm (AEST), Georgie Gardner and Karl Stefanovic will be covering the royal wedding in both London and Windsor . One of Diana's two older sisters, Jane Fellowes, will give a reading during the ceremony to represent Diana's family.