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Exclusive: Japan, South Korea steel exports to India surge on tariffs, high-end demand

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NEW DELHI India is being hit by a wave of steel from producers in Japan and South Korea, a government document showed, as mills there redirect supply after U.S. President Donald Trump slapped an import duty on the alloy earlier this year.

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Facebook says it was 'too slow' to fight hate speech in Myanmar 9:59am IST

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