What is Newslines?

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.


Make your comments available to private groups within your school or to a global community of professors and MBA students.


Receive email alerts from the FT's editorial team with a list of the top five featured articles of the day.


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.

Apr 19, 2014

Week in Review, April 19

A round up of some of the week’s most significant news stories featuring Citigroup, Tesco, Google, Diageo, Imperial Tobacco and more

Apr 19, 2014

Have living standards really stopped rising?

‘People drift in and out of all income groups as a result of luck or the life-cycle of a career’

Apr 19, 2014

Online originals face battle to win over advertisers’ hearts

Chasing the global TV advertising market, internet companies, newspapers and magazine publishers are producing a proliferation of television-like series

Apr 19, 2014

The Fragile Middle: Rising inequality in Africa weighs on new consumers

For many multinationals – as well as local entrepreneurs – African families emerging from poverty and into the consuming middle class represents one of the biggest opportunities in global business

Apr 19, 2014

Banks retreat from Moscow deals

Move by Japanese highlights the reluctance of global banks to agree loans or finance deals with Russian clients

Apr 19, 2014

Your weekend read: E-cigarettes - no smoke without fear

E-cigarettes are big business. How did they start? How do they work? And what is big tobacco doing to protect its market share?

Apr 19, 2014

Bonus video: Morgan Stanley the winner

Fixed-income trading had an unlikely winner on Wall Street in the first quarter. Morgan Stanley showed an increase in revenue while its large US bank peers had declines

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1. Mike Thompson 7 27
2. Wouter De Maeseneire 3 3
3. Nandani Lynton 3 53
4. Meziane Lasfer 3 71
5. Simon Evenett 2 2
6. Simon Evenett 2 93
7. Shihchi Chiu 2 5
8. Scott Moeller 2 1407
9. Emil Nikolov 1 1
10. Fredrik Jonsson 1 1