Itera trebled net profit to Russian accounting standards year-on-year to 960 million rubles in the first half of 2006, the energy company said in its financial report. Revenue fell 20 percent year-on-year to 12.256 billion rubles and costs more than halved to 6 billion rubles from 13.2 billion rubles, but gross profit jumped 220 percent to 6.2 billion rubles and pretax profit was up 130 percent to 1.3 billion rubles. Operating profit grew just 33.6 percent year-on-year to 1.522 billion rubles in...

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