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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

For the Record

Gazprom Neft said Thursday that its first-quarter net profit rose by 91 percent, year on year, to $1.437 billion, and revenues for the same period increased 35 percent to $9.8 billion.

First-quarter net losses at Transaero Airlines increased according to Russian accounting standards by 54 percent year on year to 380 million rubles ($13.6 million), the airline said in a statement Thursday.

Economic growth will probably accelerate to 6.5 percent in the second quarter, Renaissance Capital said in an e-mailed report Thursday, raising its estimate for the period from 6.2 percent.