Rio and BHP charge deeper into batteries

UNTIL a few days ago the world’s biggest mining companies, BHP and Rio Tinto, saw copper as their preferred exposure to electric cars. Copper is not alone today. BHP has revived its interest in nickel as a battery metal, and Rio Tinto is plotting a move into lithium.

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In what looks to be be a significant change of strategy, with the potential to upend the battery-metals business, the mining giants have started a process which could see them snatch a significant