French competition watchdog probes lens makers
PARIS, July 10
PARIS, July 10 (Reuters) - France's competition watchdog said on Thursday it had raided several of the country's optic lens makers on suspicion of anti-competitive behaviour.
In a statement, the Autorite de la Concurrence said it had conducted the searches on Wednesday and it did not name the companies targeted, but an official said global market leader Essilor was part of them.
The regulator stressed that the searches were part of an ongoing investigation and did not imply any formal charges at this stage. Representatives for Essilor did not return requests for comment. (Reporting by Gwenaelle Barzic and Natalie Huet; Editing by Leigh Thomas)
- 'Weird Al' Yankovic still trying to wrap head around No. 1 album
- World's oldest joke traced back to 1900 BC
- French warplanes search Mali desert for crashed Air Algerie plane |
- Crunch time for Gaza truce talks as death toll passes 800 |
- Wreckage of Air Algerie plane carrying 116 people found in Mali |