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EU fines GE $58 mln over misleading data in Danish deal

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BRUSSELS, April 8 () - EU antitrust regulators on Monday fined U.S. conglomerate General Electric52 million euros ($58.4 million) for providing misleading information in its takeover of Danish rotor blade maker LM Wind two years ago.

GE told the European Commission that it was not developing any other turbine apart from its 6 megawatt turbine when it sought EU approval to buy LM Wind. The EU found that this was not true after a third party provided details.

GE subsequently withdrew its request and resubmitted it a month later with more data on future projects. The deal was cleared in March 2017.

The Commission handed a 110-million-euro fine to Facebook in 2017 for submitting misleading information during its WhatsApp buy.

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