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Walmart To Acquire Flipkart, US Senate Passes Spending Bill et al.

Professor of Financial Economics and Part-time Value Investor, Transfin.
Feb 9, 2018 12:42 PM 1 min read

End of Day Wrap-up (Friday / February 9, 2018) #Walmart #Flipboard #JSW #Bhushan #eBay #Tax #demonetisation #US #Senate #DowJones #Transfin

Editor's comment: Walmart in conversation to acquire 20% stake of Flipkart at a reported valuation of $20bn (vs. $12bn prior valuation). Talks at an advanced stage but no deal confirmation at the moment.


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