Malaysia’s Petronas says Q2 profit rises 8%

Dateline 2019-10-20, Reuters:

Malaysia’s state-owned energy firm Petroliam Nasional Bhd reported an 8% increase in second-quarter profit on Friday because of a weaker Malaysian ringgit, though that was partially offset by higher product costs.

Petronas, as the company is known, said profit after tax for April-June rose to 14.7 billion ringgit, up from 13.6 billion ringgit ($3.25 billion) in the same period a year earlier.

Revenue at the firm decreased marginally to 59.1 billion ringgit from 59.2 billion ringgit, mainly due to lower average realised prices for petroleum products and liquefied natural gas. ($1 = 4.1790 ringgit) (Reporting by Rozanna Latiff; editing by Christian Schmollinger)

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