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India Probe Into Walmart Heats Up

  • Reuters, Wednesday, December 12, 2012 10:42 AM

India's government announced an inquiry into lobbying practices by Walmart after a report that the big box had pressed U.S. lawmakers to help gain access to foreign markets. The company admitted to the U.S. Senate that it had paid $25 million over four years to lobby American lawmakers to help gain access to overseas markets, including India. Opposition lawmakers want an inquiry into whether any money was spent in India, even though the disclosure filing only referred to lobbying activities in the United States.

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