December 6, 2018 / 9:15 AM / 11 days ago

French anti-trust body fines home appliances firms 189 mln euros

PARIS, Dec 6 (Reuters) - France's competition authority issued a total fine of 189 million euros ($214 million) on six home appliance manufacturing companies for price-rigging.

The French competition authority said on Thursday that the six companies concerned were Whirlpool, Electrolux , Bosch's BSH unit, Indesit, Candy Hoover and Eberhardt Frères.

It added that the fine, which was the result of a probe that had first started in 2012, was its biggest in 2018.

$1 = 0.8828 euros Reporting by Dominique Vidalon; Editing by Sudip Kar-Gupta

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