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Russian steel producers' rally could prove fragile

Russian steelmakers ramped up production in 2017, making the most of rising prices and demand after a two-year sector downturn, though some analysts warned that dangers could be lurking around the corner.

At least a dozen Congo soldiers killed in east

At least a dozen soldiers were killed in Democratic Republic of Congo's volatile eastern borderlands where the army is battling Ugandan Islamist rebels, Congolese security and diplomatic sources said on Friday.

Sri Lankan shares snap 7-session losing streak

Sri Lankan shares snapped a seven-session streak of declines on Friday, recovering from a near three-week closing low hit in the previous session, as investors picked up battered blue-chip and banking shares.