Alibaba explores joint venture with Reliance Retail3 min read . Updated: 22 Aug 2018, 08:07 AM IST
Alibaba is looking to challenge Flipkart and Amazon in India's e-commerce market
Mumbai: China’s Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has initiated talks with Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Retail Ltd to form a mega Indian retail joint venture (JV), with an investment of at least $5 billion to challenge the dominance of Flipkart and Amazon in the world’s fastest-growing economy, two people with direct knowledge of the matter said. Alibaba Group has proposed to acquire a large stake in Reliance Retail to create a behemoth in the digital marketplace and also expand Alibaba’s physical retail businesses in India, the people said, requesting anonymity.
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