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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

For the Record

Gold miner Petropavlovsk reported a first-half net income of $108.2 million, after a loss a year earlier, and sales doubling to $475.1 million.

X5 Retail Group almost tripled net income to $73.5 million in the second quarter from $24.9 million a year earlier, as the company added new stores, and net sales grew 52 percent to $4.02 billion, according to a company statement Thursday.

Nord Stream said Thursday that the first stretch of its pipeline has been connected to the Opal natural gas pipeline, establishing a direct link between gas reserves in Siberia and the European natural gas market.