India (Mostly) Opens to Wal-Mart: Choudhury

Welcome, Wal-Mart. India's coalition government made a surprise move last week by liberalizing the country's retail sector. Halfway into its second term, the governing United Progressive Alliance, long accused of being too passive and too wedded to the welfare state, ended years of hedging by successive governments by giving its consent to foreign direct investment in multi-brand retail in India, allowing global supermarket chains to set up shop and help spur economic growth

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