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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

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Mortgage loans doubled in the first half versus last year, as conditions eased and low interest rates spurred demand, with Sberbank, VTB-24 and Gazprombank leading home loan issuance, rating agency Expert RA said.

United Company RusAl's aluminum smelter in Nigeria is currently producing 42,000 tons of aluminum ingots a year, the country's privatization agency said Wednesday.

Pig iron and coal producer Koks increased net debt by 35 percent to 24.8 billion rubles ($785 million) from 18.3 billion rubles in the first half as it borrowed to build mines, the company said Wednesday.