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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

For the Record

No. 2 lender VTB plans to tap the market for a three-year eurobond issue denominated in Singapore dollars, IFR, a Thomson Reuters news and market analysis service, said on Thursday.

The federal budget had a surplus of 247.4 billion rubles ($7.56 billion) in the first six months of the year, equivalent to 0.9 percent of gross domestic product, the Finance Ministry said on its website Thursday, with revenue in the period at 6.2 trillion rubles, and spending was 5.95 trillion rubles, the ministry's data show.