BRIEF-Gemini reports Q1 net loss per share of $0.04
* Now expecting revenue for 2017 to be less than 2016 but expects activity to pick up in second half of 2017 into 2018 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:
SAO PAULO, March 24 A Brazilian tax court ruled that state-controlled oil company Petróleo Brasileiro SA did not break the law by deducting expenses related to the development of oil and gas field from its 2009 income taxes.
According to a Friday securities filing, the Finance Ministry could still appeal against the ruling by the tax auditing court, known as CARF.
The Finance Ministry is seeking 5.1 billion reais ($1.6 billion) from Petrobras in compensation for the deducation, newspaper Valor Econômico reported on Thursday.
($1 = 3.1336 reais) (Reporting by Gabriela Mello; Writing by Bruno Federowski; Editing by Daniel Flynn)
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