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CCI orders antitrust probe against Amazon, Flipkart


India’s antitrust body on Monday ordered an investigation into alleged competition law violations by Amazon.com Inc and Walmart’s Flipkart, the latest setback for U.S.-based e-commerce giants operating in the country.

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) said it was ordering a wider probe following a review of allegations that Amazon and Flipkart were promoting some “preferred sellers” and in turn hitting business of other smaller sellers.

The two companies did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the antitrust move.

The investigation order comes in a week when Amazon chief Jeff Bezos is ...


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