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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

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.


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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.

Aug 30, 2014

Week in Review, August 30

Burger King's Canada deal reignites tax debate, Shell consortium nears $5bn Nigeria oilfields sale, Telefónica enters exclusive talks on Vivendi Brazil unit and more corporate news

Aug 30, 2014

Discounters open fashion front in supermarket war

Lidl and Aldi ramp up the pressure as they turn to clothing. Non-food is a crucial segment for supermarket groups because of its relatively high profit margins

Aug 30, 2014

Tesla strikes deal with China Unicom to build charging network

Tesla will provide charging points for installation at 400 China Unicom retail outlets in 120 cities, with the telecoms company responsible for maintenance and the cost of the electricity

Aug 30, 2014

France: Rock bottom

The travails of President François Hollande highlight the difficulty of trying to put an end to a chronic economic crisis

Aug 30, 2014

‘Brushing’ casts doubt on Alibaba figures as $20bn IPO looms

Some sellers on Alibaba’s Taobao ecommerce platform have been using fake transactions – a practice known as ‘brushing’ – to inflate their sales

Aug 30, 2014

Your weekend read: Philippe Selendy - the man who took on Wall Street

After four exhausting years, the American lawyer and a federal agency have done what very few thought possible: got the banks to start paying – $20bn to date – for their part in the 2008 financial crisis

Aug 30, 2014

Bonus video: Rise of neuroscience in executive education

Tangible data, from brain-scanning methods, show a link between brain function, physical well-being and workplace productivity

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