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This week Carrefour said it was pulling out of Singapore, where it first opened a store in 1997. Rumours have continued to swirl that the French supermarket giant would also sell its assets in China – where it operates as many as 206 stores in 64 cities – with China Resources Enterprise tipped as a likely buyer.

But, as this article explains, the company claims it is sticking with its operations in China – at least in the short term.  

Despite the slowing of the Chinese economy, the country’s retail industry is expected to have a market value of $1.4 trillion this year.