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Near and far: Can Rio's man find enough middle ground?

Rio Tinto has a new chief executive but what it really needs is lithium – not just as a way of improving its exposure to the fast-growing business of battery metals, but also as a remedy for its curious form of corporate bipolar disorder.

Near and far: Can Rio's man find enough middle ground? Near and far: Can Rio's man find enough middle ground? Near and far: Can Rio's man find enough middle ground? Near and far: Can Rio's man find enough middle ground? Near and far: Can Rio's man find enough middle ground?

It's possible that Jakob Stausholm, the successor to the outgoing chief executive, Jean-Sebastien Jacques, will be able to fix the battery metals shortfall, but the split personality problem is a much