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Leslie Hook leads the FT's coverage of natural resources, with a special focus on mining and the powerful trading houses that ship raw materials around the globe.
Her prior roles at the FT include environment and clean energy correspondent, San Francisco correspondent and Beijing correspondent.
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Latest filings show two top 10 shareholders voted against Swiss miner’s climate plan
Asset managers’ legal action follows trading house’s guilty pleas to bribery and corruption last year
Metal has fallen 40% from last year’s high amid worries about global growth
Limited cut still means average annual household bills will be about £600 higher than before Ukraine war
UK agency also shuts other probes including corruption inquiry into Rio Tinto
Prices are back at prewar levels but mining companies are expanding production in anticipation of rising demand
In the first part of a series, countries that produce the metals central to the energy transition want to rewrite the rules of mineral extraction
Anglo-Australian group rethinks strategy in race to extract metal vital for clean energy transition
Also in today’s newsletter, who’s been burning all that coal?
‘Covid overhangs’ in Chinese economy have sapped demand for metals, says Anglo American chief
Miner posts lowest first-half earnings in three years on softer commodity prices
Also in today’s newsletter, a look into how China’s sluggish economy will affect oil demand
As global temperatures rise, our cities are heating up, and that’s adding to the problem
Action by grain’s biggest exporter comes in same week that Russia targets wheat
Third consecutive night of air strikes on ports follows threat to target grain ships
Gary Nagle faces growing shareholder concern over mining company’s climate plans
Spac seeks to buy mines in Brazil in deal backed by Glencore, Stellantis and Volkswagen
New York more attractive place to list than London as US investors ‘more pragmatic’, says Nagle
Judicial review hears of exchange’s actions in March 2022 when it feared market had turned disorderly
Also in today’s newsletter, a shortage of electricians threatens to slow US clean energy boom
US hedge fund seeks $456mn compensation in case that could have ramifications for London’s role as commodity trading hub
Plant at Eden Project in Cornwall highlights opportunities of drawing heat from Earth’s core
Billionaire investor and mining magnate Andrew Forrest urges UK and Europe to match US on clean energy subsidies
Combined group to rival largest global grain and oilseed handlers
Commodities group plans to combine unit with own operations in one of mining’s biggest takeover battles in a decade