Copper is set to finish the year as the top-performing industrial metal, and the FT’s John Paul Rathbone recently visited a Hamas tunnel and talks about his experience. Plus, in the first part of a three-part series, the FT’s John Reed goes to Varanasi to show how India’s digital transformation is going.

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