Image copyright Getty Images Amazon boss Jeff Bezos has announced a major investment in India, saying the country is a key growth market.Mr Bezos said his firm will invest $1bn (£770m) in digitising small and medium businesses – allowing them to sell and operate online.Speaking at a company event in New Delhi, he also said…

Jeff Bezos speaking at an event in October 2019.

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Amazon boss Jeff Bezos has announced a main investment in India, announcing the country is a key dispute market.

Mr Bezos acknowledged his firm will make investments $1bn (£770m) in digitising diminutive and medium businesses – allowing them to sell and have on-line.

Speaking at a company occasion in Unique Delhi, he also acknowledged the 21st Century is “going to be the Indian century”.

The e-commerce billionaire’s three-day consult with to India is expected to be marred by protests.

Hundreds of diminutive merchants across 300 cities have deliberate demonstrations in opposition to what they gape as Amazon’s negative impact on the native retail market.

They tell Amazon is driving them out of industry by offering sharply discounted products and favouring just a few worthwhile sellers on its platform.

Amazon denies the allegations.

Valid through today’s handle Mr Bezos acknowledged: “The dynamism, the energy… the dispute. This country has one thing special – and it be a democracy.”

He also acknowledged the discover retail extensive expects to export $10bn worth of India-made goods by 2025, and that Amazon has already dedicated to $5.5bn of investment in the country.

India’s e-commerce market is presently dominated by Amazon and Flipkart, which is owned by US retail extensive Walmart.

However each companies suffered a setback final year when the Indian executive launched unique laws that restrict foreign-owned on-line stores from selling goods from their very have subsidiaries.

Earlier this month a conglomerate elope by Asia’s richest man has started a service that goals to compete with Amazon in India.

Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries acknowledged it had been inspiring of us to ticket in to its grocery shipping service.

The corporate is aiming to use its huge cell cell telephone customer deplorable as a springboard for the industry.

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