Netflix gambles on gaming and podcasting

Netflix gained 1.5m subscribers in the second quarter but lost 430,000 subscribers in the US and Canada, and UBS has launched a portfolio that invests solely in women-led hedge funds. Plus, the FT’s metals and mining correspondent, Henry Sanderson, talks about how the London Metals Exchange and the US-based CME Group are vying to capture rapid growth in demand for commodities tied to the electric car industry with new lithium futures contracts.

Netflix bleeds subscribers in US and Canada with no sign of recovery with Tim Bradshaw, global tech correspondent

UBS launches portfolio to invest in women-led hedge funds

LME launches lithium contract as CME rivalry intensifies with Henry Sanderson, metal and mining correspondent

French app Yuka brings people power to the supermarket aisle

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