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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

For the Record

Obama Grants Normal Trade Relations to Russia

President Barack Obama on Thursday formally granted permanent normal trade relations to Russia and Moldova following the repeal of the Jackson-Vanik amendment, which restricted trade with some Soviet countries, the White House said. (MT)

VEB to Lend $400M to Indonesia

Vneshekonombank signed a deal to lend $400 million to Indonesia's Finance Ministry to finance Russian aircraft supplies to the country, the bank said, Interfax reported. (MT)

Laos Certifies Superjet 100

The Sukhoi Superjet 100 was certified by Laos, Sukhoi Civil Aircraft said, as cited by Interfax. (MT)

Dudley Joins TNK-BP Steering Committee

Robert Dudley, chief executive of BP, will join the steering committee on the integration of Rosneft and TNK-BP, the companies said, as cited by Interfax. (MT)