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

Aug 28, 2015

Google rejects European Commission’s ‘incorrect’ antitrust charges

Response throws down gauntlet to European Commission. If Brussels decides there has been wrongdoing, it has the power to exact a fine as high as 10 per cent of the previous year’s turnover — $66bn in Google’s case

Aug 28, 2015

TV networks face shaky future in changing media landscape

Wall St no longer sees traditional groups as a sure bet. But what triggered the sell-off in media shares? It began when Walt Disney, the world’s largest media company, revealed that growth had slowed at its hitherto unstoppable ESPN sports cable network

Aug 28, 2015

Songwriters’ body sues SoundCloud over copyright

PRS for Music — which represents about 100,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers — said it had 'no alternative' but to sue SoundCloud for copyright infringement, as the Berlin-based streaming service refused to agree a licensing deal

Aug 28, 2015

Ukraine secures debt deal for war-ravaged economy

Agreement paves the way for $40bn IMF support programme. It comes at a crucial time, with tentative signs that the economy could be starting to stabilise. Although output is still falling, the national currency, the hryvnia, has stopped its steep decline, and inflation is moderating

Aug 28, 2015

Welcome to a wild world of robot investing

Automated computer programs have changed how markets function. The use of similar programs — such as high-frequency trading strategies — has expanded so rapidly that these are now estimated by the Securities and Exchange Commission to represent more than half of all US stock trades, and a big chunk of other asset markets

Aug 28, 2015

Bonus feature: Professional services - accounting for change

Consulting is back in vogue among the Big Four firms — PwC, Deloitte, EY and KPMG — but some fear audit quality is at risk amid potential conflicts of interest. UK chairman of KPMG says: 'Conflicts of interest only exist if you combine a failure of regulation, failure of governance and low personal integrity'

Aug 28, 2015

Free to view bonus video: No North Sea exit for Total

Total has sold some North Sea infrastructure assets for $900m. FT energy editor Christopher Adams and Lex's Alan Livsey discuss whether the French oil major's move is the start of a consolidation phase in the UK oil industry

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