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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.

Mar 31, 2015

Dealmakers have fastest start since 2007

Heinz’s move highlighted three major themes in global M&A this year: the prevalence of larger deals over smaller ones; the US as the centre of dealmaking activity; and the growing role of independent advisory firms

Mar 31, 2015

Vodafone to add bank cards to mobile wallet service

From next week, bank card payments will be enabled for Vodafone Wallet in European markets including Italy, Germany, Spain, the UK and the Netherlands. App will be supported on a wide range of Android smartphones

Mar 31, 2015

US banks target Elizabeth Warren’s ‘rogue’ watchdog

Republicans attempt to rein in a consumer protection agency. The CFPB has sought to outlaw the kind of lax mortgage lending that helped cause the financial crisis while also cracking down on false marketing and hidden fees

Mar 31, 2015

BMG signs distribution deal with Alibaba

Deal reflects optimism in the music industry that it is possible to make money in China, which has long been a centre for piracy. BMG, music rights company, said deal is latest step in a plan to make China a priority territory

Mar 31, 2015

Bank of Canada chief Stephen Poloz bemoans ‘atrocious’ oil slump

Mr Poloz said that the central bank still had many options to help the economy if needed. These included pledges to keep interest rates low for a prolonged period of time — a practice known as 'forward guidance' — as well as asset purchases

Mar 31, 2015

Bonus feature: Career planning - experts' advice for the second machine age

Arianna Huffington, editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, tech entrepreneur Martin Ford and professors from Wharton, London Business School and MIT Sloan School of Management outline tips for future-proofing jobs

Mar 31, 2015

Bonus video: Lex — Universal banking

The combination of retail and investment banking ought to offer benefits, but as Lex’s Oliver Ralph notes this has not trickled down to shareholders. It’s time banks made up their minds what they were, and specialised

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