Walmart to pay $16 billion for control of India’s Flipkart, shares slide

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MUMBAI/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Walmart Inc said on Wednesday it will pay $16 billion for a roughly 77 percent stake in Indian e-commerce firm Flipkart, and shares of the U.S. retailer tumbled 4 percent on news of its largest-ever deal, an effort to compete with rival Inc in an important growth market.