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India’s competition regulator has revoked approval for’s alliance with local retail giant Future Group, alleging that the American company fibbed quite a lot in filings about the deal. Future Group operates over 1,500 retail outlets in India, spanning fast-moving consumer goods, electronics, and even the Indian …

  1. Chris G Silver badge

    I find it hard to believe that a huge corporation would lie just to make money, anyway, I am very busy as Santa is coming at the weekend!

    1. jmch Silver badge

      Baking cookies for Santa? Don't forget a carrot for Rudolph!

      (or a round dozen for Flouncer, Bouncer et al)

      1. Giles C Silver badge

        Reindeer can’t eat carrots

        They don’t have any teeth in the upper jaw so find it hard to eat carrots.

        Better to leave a plate of lichen out instead….

        1. jmch Silver badge

          Re: Reindeer can’t eat carrots

          Well, you really learn something new every day!!

        2. eionmac

          Re: Reindeer can’t eat carrots

          Better to leave out a plate of magic mushrooms so they can fly!

          (Origin of Flying Reindeer leaping about in the landscape)

    2. HildyJ Silver badge


      Everyone knows that Santa is a myth (if not a NORAD/CocaCola conspiracy).

      It's the Hogfather that's coming.

      1. The Dogs Meevonks

        Re: Santa?

        The Hogfather has been missing for ages, Death has temporarily stepped into the role

  2. Will Godfrey Silver badge
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    A regulator actually standing up to a mega-corp.

    Santa really does exist then :)

    P.S. Why hasn't the vulture got snow on its beak like it had in years gone past|?

    1. Steve Foster

      Re: Incredible!

      "P.S. Why hasn't the vulture got snow on its beak like it had in years gone past|?"

      Global warming, obvs!

      1. GroovyLama

        Re: Incredible!

        I believe the correct term is "climate change"!

        Although if you are viewing this on a mobile device in portrait mode, you may be missing out on the Christmas landscape that is across the top banner this year (I can't remember if it has been there in previous years).

        1. Will Godfrey Silver badge

          Re: Incredible!

          It was only missing one year that I remember. Us commentards made our dissatisfaction known!

    2. yoganmahew

      Re: Incredible!

      Well, a regulator standing up to one foreign mega-corp at the behest of a local mega-corp...

  3. Version 1.0 Silver badge

    Maybe we could learn from this?

    It sounds like India’s competition regulator is a lot smarter than the Western competition regulators working with Amazon. This issue sounds like a typical western corporate manipulation, which is not seen as bad in the west. Indian culture tends to take a more universal view of things than we do so they are not saying, "What are they doing?" like we do - they are thinking about the effects of what's being done.

    1. Missing Semicolon Silver badge

      Re: Maybe we could learn from this?

      India also runs its trade policy for the benefit of India. Which is exactly what the Indian electorate want.

      We want our trade policy for our benefit too, but we don't get it. Odd that.

      1. TimMaher Silver badge

        Re: Trade policy...

        ... Nobody mention Brexit!

        Agh! Too late!

        Mine’s the one with the black and blue passport in the pocket.

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