BENTONVILLE, Ark. - The decision by Wal-Mart Stores here to leave Germany could blunt the company's expansion into Europe, analysts said, although Wal-Mart is expected to continue driving deeper into Latin America and Asia. Wal-Mart said it would sell its 85 stores in Germany, where it had operated for nearly 10 years, to German-based operator Metro AG, and take a $1 billion charge in the second quarter. Bryan Roberts, retail analyst, Planet Retail, London, said maintaining a presence in ...

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