PARIS: France's competition authority issued a total fine of 189 million euros (US$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.
(US$1 = 0.8828 euros)
(Reporting by Dominique Vidalon; Editing by Sudip Kar-Gupta)