ANALYSTS GIVE WAL-MART OVERSEAS A MIXED REVIEW

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Wal-Mart Corp. is doing well in the United Kingdom but may have to make additional acquisitions in Germany to move its operations there closer to profitability, retail consultants from PricewaterhouseCoopers here said in an audio forum last week.The analysts also said Wal-Mart may have to move more aggressively in Asia, particularly through an entry into Japan, to become a truly

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Wal-Mart Corp. is doing well in the United Kingdom but may have to make additional acquisitions in Germany to move its operations there closer to profitability, retail consultants from PricewaterhouseCoopers here said in an audio forum last week.

The analysts also said Wal-Mart may have to move more aggressively in Asia, particularly through an entry into Japan, to become a truly global player. They also said an acquisition of one of several European chains could ind

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