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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

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

Jan 27, 2015

Europe cannot agree to write off Greece’s debt

The prospect of defaults would frighten the markets and increase the risk of another crisis. Take part in an FT poll: what do you think of the ECB's €60bn-a-month quantitative easing for the eurozone?

Jan 27, 2015

Mattel chief quits as earnings drop 60%

Bryan Stockton’s three-year tenure at the helm was marked by a string of weak results, as the company lost ground to the likes of Lego, which last year eclipsed Mattel as the world’s largest toymaker by revenues

Jan 27, 2015

Facebook tries to get personal with video ads

The world’s largest social network is looking to personalised video advertising as its next major growth area. Analysts believe site could gain up to $1bn revenue via targeted marketing

Jan 27, 2015

IMF pressed to increase lending to Ukraine

Kiev last week said it was in dire need of further assistance as it asked the IMF to extend its bailout from two to four years. It also said it would begin talks with creditors over a restructuring of its sovereign debts

Jan 27, 2015

Time is ripe for radical action by Deutsche Bank and Barclays

How radical it would be if Deutsche could become a pure-play investment bank and Barclays a retail bank? Ever since the 2008 crash, there has been a succession of proposals from regulators keen to solve the problem of institutions being 'too big to fail'

Jan 27, 2015

The Financial Times MBA hub

Find out which business school is ranked number one in our Global MBA ranking 2015. Read the latest features on the MBA market, brush up on important subjects with our MBA gyms and get tips on applying to business school

Jan 27, 2015

Bonus feature: Unions suffer for lack of killer app amid rise of sharing economy

Sharing economy is both a threat and a missed chance for organised labour. When does someone who delivers a service through a company’s mobile phone app become an employee of that company? That is the question before California courts in a class action brought by some Uber drivers

Jan 27, 2015

Bonus video: Mahindra to treble investment in solar energy push

Indian group seeking to capitalise on Modi’s manufacturing push. Anand Mahindra, chairman of Mahindra Group, talks to the FT about India's relations with the US, its burgeoning defence industry and his high hopes for solar power

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