Whirlpool, the world's largest producer of household appliances, following the results of the second quarter, reported a net loss of $657 million against a profit of $189 million a year earlier. Profit without taking into account one-time factors fell to 3 dollars 20 cents per share, while the analysts had predicted 3 dollars 43 cents per share. Revenues amounted to 5 billion 140 million dollars, declining in annual terms by 3.9%. Analysts had expected the figure at $5 billion 300 million. Excluding exchange rates, revenues in North America fell by 2.2%, in Europe, the Middle East and Africa - by 12.3%. Sales in Latin America decreased by 11.4%, in Asia - by 14.5%.
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