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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

For the Record

Azerbaijan is in talks with Georgia over the privatization of a natural gas pipeline owned by the Georgian Oil & Gas Corp. in hopes of using it for the AGRI liquefied natural gas project that will connect Azerbaijan, Georgia and Romania, Nizameddin Guliyev, a spokesman for the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan, said Friday. (Bloomberg)

Russia’s trade surplus widened in November to $10.9 billion from $10.5 billion the previous month, the Central Bank said on its web site Friday. (Bloomberg)

Renaissance Capital raised its estimate for Russian GDP growth in the first quarter to 4.7 percent from 3.6 percent. (Bloomberg)