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The Associated Press: 10 Highest EU Cartel Fines Against Firms: Shell’s euro 160.8 million fine

January 24, 2007 – 07:27 a.m.
(AP) – The 10 highest cartel fines the EU has levied against companies for price fixing:

1. Hoffmann La Roche AG, vitamins cartel, 2001: euro462 million

2. Siemens AG, power gear cartel, 2007: euro396.5 million

3. Eni SpA, synthetic rubber cartel, under appeal, 2006: euro272.25 million

4. Lafarge SA, plasterboard cartel, under appeal, 2002: euro249.6 million

5. BASF AG, vitamins cartel, 2001, reduced on court appeal: euro236.8 million

6. Total SA’s chemical unit Arkema, acrylic glass cartel, 2006: euro219.13 million

7. Arjo Wiggins Appletown PLC, carbonless paper cartel, under appeal, 2001: euro184.27 million

8. Solvay SA, hydrogen peroxide cartel, under appeal, 2006: euro167 million

9. Royal Dutch Shell PLC, synthetic rubber cartel, 2006: euro160.8 million

10. BPB PLC, plasterboard cartel, under appeal, 2002, euro138 million

Source: The European Commission

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