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  • 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

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May 23, 2015

Week in Review, May 23

Deutsche Bank investors fire warning shot for board, Vodafone shares rise after Malone’s talk of bananas, BP agrees settlements with Deepwater well partners, M&S reveals buyback plan and first profit rise in four years, and more corporate news

May 23, 2015

Florida’s Stonegate Bank embraces Cuba

US government urged bank to open account for communist nation. 'We hope this is the initial step to normalise banking ties between the two countries, which will benefit American companies wanting to do business in Cuba, as well as the Cuban people,' said bank's chief

May 23, 2015

Amazon starts to book UK sales in Britain

Move brings revenues in reach of the taxman. The company has been at the centre of a row over low tax bills. Amazon has paid tax of just a few million pounds in Britain while its sales, which totalled $8.3bn in 2014 were funnelled through low-tax Luxembourg

May 23, 2015

Lunch with the FT: James Gorman

Head of Morgan Stanley talks about taking radical action on pay and the continuing attraction of Wall Street. Mr Gorman has taken the bank in a distinct direction: more wealth management, building a 16,000-strong army of financial advisers; and less fixed-income trading

May 23, 2015

Bonus feature: Disney - let it grow

Bob Iger boldly bet on media content when he bought Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm — and it looks like money well spent. This week, the company's shares, which have recently hit all-time highs, traded at about $110 for a market value approaching $190bn

May 23, 2015

Your weekend read: Interview - M&A advisers Michael and Yoel Zaoui

The brothers, who are MBA graduates, have advised on takeovers worth $152bn in two years and changed the fate of business empires. Learn more about their business Zaoui & Co - sometimes referred to as a 'mergers and acquisitions boutique'

May 23, 2015

Bonus video: Meet the dean - François Bonvalet, Toulouse Business School

Prof Bonvalet intends to use the school’s core strength of aerospace to build a more global brand. As business schools have been hit by public funding cuts, today's video looks at the future of France's elite universities - grandes écoles

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Monday: The latest business school news

Nick Lowndes illustration for Executive Education rankings 2015 special report

Business schools face tough competition
Publishers, tech start-ups and recruiters vie for chunks of executive education worth $70bn a year

Rankings: Fine lines separate the elite
Quality across the board gave Iese Business School the edge over its rivals

View the top online MBAs, EMBAs, full-time MBA programmes and other rankings

Wednesday: Entrepreneurship
Read profiles on successful businesses and their tips

View the term of the day and keep up to date with the latest business and economics jargon

Friday: Week in review
A round up of the most important corporate stories