Why is India Launching a Probe Into Wal-Mart?

India’s government announced an inquiry into lobbying practices by Wal-Mart Stores on Wednesday after a report that the retailer had pressed U.S. lawmakers to help gain access to foreign markets. Wal-Mart disclosed in a report to the U.S. Senate it had paid $25 million over four years to lobby American lawmakers, in part to help gain access to overseas markets including India.

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