Jun 5, 2018

Report: Amazon commits $2 billion to Indian market

An employee at an Amazon fulfillment center in India. Photo: Noah Seelam/AFP via Getty Images

Amazon is getting back in the game in India, reportedly investing $2 billion in the market, after it lost the acquisition of key local competitor Flipkart to Walmart in May. CNBC's Indian affiliate broke the news.

Why it matters: Amazon and Walmart are fighting for the upper hand in India, which is the fastest-growing e-commerce market in the world. Walmart took a big step when it out-bid Amazon for a majority stake in Flipkart, but Amazon's new investment — in addition to the $5 billion the company has already committed to India — tightens the race.

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Bob Iger to step down as CEO of Disney

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The Walt Disney Company said Tuesday that it had named longtime Disney executive Bob Chapek as CEO Bob Iger's successor, effectively immediately. Iger will remain executive chairman of the company through 2021.

Why it matters: Iger is credited with having successfully turned around Disney’s animation and studio businesses and with the strategic acquisition of Marvel, Pixar, Lucasfilm and 21st Century Fox. Most recently, he was the person behind Disney's successful launch of its Netflix rival Disney+.

India gives Trump warm welcome as brutal protests rip New Delhi apart

People supporting India's new citizenship law beat a Muslim man in New Delhi, India. Photo: Danish Siddiqui/TPX/Reuters

While President Trump enjoys a hero's welcome in India, that nation's capital is being torn apart by violent protests between Hindus and Muslims.

The state of play: At least 186 people — 56 police officers and 130 protesters — have been injured and 10 killed in recent clashes, a New Delhi police spokesperson told the AP.

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Wall Street sees 2nd day of brutal sell-off

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The stock market fell another 3% on Tuesday, following Monday’s sell-off. Bond yields touched record lows.

The big picture: Stocks continued to fall as the CDC said it expects the coronavirus to spread in the U.S. The Dow and S&P are more than 7% below the record highs seen earlier this month.