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FTC approves Office Depot, OfficeMax merger deal
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has approved the merger of office products retailer Office Depot with Illinois-based OfficeMax.
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France on course to restrict free Amazon deliveries
A bill has been approved by the French lower house National Assembly, which will restrict free deliveries of discounted books by the online retailer Amazon.
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Indian Government to consider H&M’s single-brand retail FDI proposal
The Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) under the Indian finance ministry is likely to take up the single-brand retail proposal by Swedish clothing retail chain Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) in its next meeting on 18 October 2013.
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Indian ministry to begin talks for FDI in e-commerce
The Indian Commerce and Industry Ministry is expected to begin formal talks next month to allow FDI in e-commerce activities.
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Taiwan environmental agency contemplates plastic bag policy
The ROC Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) of Taiwan is contemplating over a regulation which will enable shoppers to carry out purchases in thinner shop-provided plastics bags.
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Four companies under OFT scanner for price-fixing
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) in the UK accused three British retail chains - John Lewis, Debenhams and House of Fraser – of price-fixing with a French bra manufacturer DB Apparel, in violation of the competition law.
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Six furniture retailers under OFT scanner for misleading consumers
By RBR Staff Writer
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) in the UK has warned six carpet and furniture retailers, including Carpetright, for misleading consumers by raising the prices before offering discounts.
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India clears 18 FDI proposals in single brand retail sector
By RBR Staff Writer
India has approved a total of 18 proposals to make an investment in the country's single brand retail sector through foreign direct investment (FDI) policy, Indian Ministry informed Parliament.
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Ikea gets approval to set up retail stores in India
By RBR Staff Writer
Ikea, a Swedish furniture retail giant, has received formal approval letter from the Indian government to open single-brand retail stores with an investment of INR10.5bn ($1.73bn) under FDI.
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India allows single-brand retailers to sell sub-brands
By RBR Staff Writer
Single-brand retailers like British clothing retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S) can sell sub-brands alongside its flagship brands across its Indian stores, according to Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma.
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India relaxes multi-brand retail FDI policy
By RBR Staff Writer
Indian government has relaxed few norms for foreign investment in multi-brand retail in an attempt to attract overseas investors and retailers.
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British retail trade association welcomes inquiry into tobacco smuggling
By RBR Staff Writer
The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) in the UK has welcomed an inquiry undertaken by The Home Affairs Committee into tobacco smuggling and the trade in illicit tobacco.
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Penguin to end e-book contract with Apple
By RBR Staff Writer
Penguin Books, a UK-based publisher, has agreed to snap e-books contract with electronics major Apple in line with commitment made to European Commission (EC) following an investigation pertaining to the sale of e-books in the European Economic Area (EEA).
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EC adopts new payment services directive for retailers, consumers benefit
By RBR Staff Writer
The European Commission (EC) has adopted a new payment services directive (PSD2) and proposed to regulate interchange fees for card-based payment transactions for the benefit of consumers and retailers.
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Indian parliamentary panel urges government to form Retail Regulatory Authority
By RBR Staff Writer
The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Industry in India has urged the government to form a 'Retail Regulatory Authority' to address the issues pertaining to FDI in multi-brand retailing.
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