Amazon Eyeing This Potential $100 Million Investment In India: Report

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Amazon.com Inc is considering a nearly $100 million investment in pharmacy chain Apollo Pharmacy, facing up to Reliance Industries and Tata Group in the country’s fast-growing drug market, the Economic Times reported on Wednesday, citing two people aware of the plans. 

Amazon already delivers medicines in India and the potential investment would come amid rising competition from billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries, which bought a majority stake in online pharmacy Netmeds.

Tata Group, meanwhile, was reportedly in talks to pick up a majority stake in e-pharmacy firm 1mg.

Both Amazon and Apollo Hospitals, which owns Apollo Pharmacy, declined to comment.

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