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Glencore International AG

Commodities giant Glencore trims loss after asset sales

Swiss commodities producer Glencore says it narrowed its net loss in the first half of 2016, after selling billions of dollars' worth of assets to slash debt as global economic concerns soured the market for raw materials.

The company based in Baar, Switzerland, reported its net loss shrank to $369 million in the first six months, from $676 million a year earlier. Revenue fell six percent to $69.43 billion, more than half of which came from marketing activities for its energy products segment.

Glencore says the commodities business ended a "five-year period of price underperformance" in the first half of 2016 despite concerns about the world economy, especially...

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