A woman walks past a Reliance Trends mall at a shopping district in Mumbai March 19, 2014. Billionaire Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Retail is poised to perform a rare feat in India's notoriously complex ... more 
A woman walks past a Reliance Trends mall at a shopping district in Mumbai March 19, 2014. Billionaire Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Retail is poised to perform a rare feat in India's notoriously complex retail market by finally turning a profit. The time and cost involved, however, could put off global and local rivals from even trying to copy it. This seemingly inexhaustible combination of financing and patience has given Reliance an edge over smaller local rivals that lack its deep pockets, and global chains like Carrefour SA and Wal-Mart Stores Inc which would have to invest vast amounts of capital, time and energy to set up retail shops in India but reap miniscule initial returns. Picture taken March 19, 2014. To match story INDIA-RELIANCERETAIL/ REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (INDIA - Tags: BUSINESS REAL ESTATE) less 
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