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Asia's Richest Man Faces Data Snag as He Preps for Amazon Fight

Mukesh Ambani
Mukesh AmbaniPhotographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg
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There’s a wrinkle in plans made by Asia’s richest man to take on Inc and Walmart Inc on his home turf in India: his telecom and retail businesses can’t share data.

Billionaire Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance Industries Ltd., has outlined how he will marry the might of his group’s 9,900-plus retail stores and 280-million strong telecom user base to bolster his e-commerce venture. A senior Reliance executive says that any data sharing on customers between the two, could run into a legal wall.