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Will Amazon be able to overcome challenges to its expansion plans in India?

A tougher global e-commerce environment and repeated policy and regulation problems are raising questions about the company's India expansion plans

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Nivedita Mookerji  |  New Delhi 

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For Amazon, North America accounts for 60 per cent of total sales, according to the financial results announced in April, its first quarterly loss since 2015. A clutch of countries other than the US, Canada and Mexico together account for just about 25 per cent of the Seattle-based e-commerce major’s international business. India is part of that small international business pie. Against the global economic turmoil and slowing of pandemic-fuelled growth in online shopping, industry watchers are wondering whether may cut its international exposure in foreign lands where losses are piling up.

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First Published: Tue, June 21 2022. 06:10 IST
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