For the Record

Steelmaker MMK said volatile markets in the third quarter would weigh on earnings as it posted a larger-than-expected second-quarter deficit due to a $100 million foreign exchange loss. (Reuters)

Kazakhstan's oil-driven economy is forecast to grow between 6 to 7.1 percent in 2014-18 when the Kashagan oil field is expected to come onstream, Kazakh Economy and Budget Planning Minister Yerbolat Dosayev said Wednesday. (Reuters)

Thai Airways announced Wednesday that it was increasing the frequency of its Moscow-Bangkok flights to six per week for the upcoming winter-spring period, starting at the end of October. (MT)

State-controlled electricity network operator Federal Grid, or FSK, swung to a net loss in the first half of 2013 as it wrote down the market value of its assets and made a net loss of 10.8 billion rubles ($325 million) in January-June this year against a restated net profit of 3.8 billion rubles in the same year-ago period, it said in a statement Wednesday. (Reuters)