The World's Most Controversial Walmarts

Walmart had big plans for India, once aspiring to be the country's top retailer by 2015. But allegations of corruption and the perils of navigating India's byzantine system of rules and regulations have scuttled these hopes, and today the company has had to settle for incremental growth amid controversy.

A 2012 disclosure that Walmart spent $25 million on lobbying related to "enhanced market access for investment in India" created an uproar in the country, and members of the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party accused Walmart of using some of those funds to grease a few palms in an attempt gain a foothold in India.

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Source: The World's Most Controversial Walmarts - An FP Slide Show | Foreign Policy

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