On January 18 2017, Bloomberg reported that e-commerce giants, Amazon.com Inc and Flipkart Online Services, called off previous talks to acquire Dubai-based ecommerce company Souq.com. The development comes months after Amazon was reported to be in talks to buy Souq.com for approximately $1 billion in November 2016. The reason behind this decision was a reported disagreement over price. The e-commerce business is currently seeking other potential investors, including Majid Al Futtaim.
According to Standard Chartered, Souq.com is currently the highest valued Internet company in the Middle East, after a $275 million founding round in February 2016, with the company selling more than 1.5 million products online to its customer base in the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Saudi Arabia.
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