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An easy way to integrate FT news into the classroom

  • Comment on FT articles and share academic notes with your class and a global community of students and business schools
  • Bring subjects to life with up-to-date news and information, connecting current events with course principles
  • Equip students with the international experience and awareness needed to implement global strategy and work in cross-cultural environments

Add notes on FT articles to provide background or explanations of key points to help your class understand the implications of news stories.


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Develop discussion points for your class by annotating relevant articles and asking for comments from your students.

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Below is a list of featured content recommended for you to read and comment on.

Aug 1, 2014

Russian crisis already taking toll on western businesses

Adidas, Metro, Volkswagen, Siemens, Shell and others say the European Union's sanctions on Moscow are hitting their businesses

Aug 1, 2014

Q&A: Last-ditch efforts to save WTO deal

Diplomats scramble to meet a compromise with India after it threatened to block the implementation of an agreement to cut red tape at borders

Aug 1, 2014

Business warns on Republican lawsuit against Barack Obama

The lawsuit will focus on the president's decision to postpone parts of his healthcare law, which businesses complained were costly and onerous

Aug 1, 2014

European banks feel backlash of clean-up

Record losses for Banco Espírito Santo and BNP Paribas. The news comes as the European Central Bank carries out its comprehensive assessment process

Aug 1, 2014

Loyal users key to Snapchat and Twitter fortunes

All chat apps and social networks benefit from network effects that make them more valuable to their users the bigger they get

Aug 1, 2014

Bonus feature: Drug pricing - bitter pill

A hepatitis treatment’s soaring price is prompting the debate that most alarms the industry - whether to curb the US free market in drugs

Aug 1, 2014

Bonus video: Hopes remain of deal on Argentine debt

A deal would involve a consortium of banks buying the defaulted bonds of the holdout creditors, who rejected debt restructurings following Argentina’s previous default in 2001 but won the right to be paid in full in a 2012 US court ruling

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