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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.

Nov 26, 2014

Oil nations fail to halt fall in crude

Oil price plunge has thrown energy companies’ plans into disarray and wreaked havoc on oil exporters such as Russia. But it has provided a boost to oil-consuming countries, including US - its economy grew faster than previously thought

Nov 26, 2014

Apple joins the one-company $700bn club

Momentum behind the iPhone 6 and its growing prospects in China have seen Apple’s stock set several successive all-time highs in recent weeks. Apple's stock market worth also stands far ahead of Microsoft and Google

Nov 26, 2014

South Korea targets 5G global supremacy

Country’s government, telecoms networks and technology groups are racing to take the lead in developing a new 5G standard that they claim will be 1,000 times faster than the best connections available. Seoul aims to secure lead in hardware exports

Nov 26, 2014

Swiss referendums challenge nation’s business-friendly image

Swiss public will vote on trio of popular initiatives - limit immigration to 0.2 per cent of the resident population, force the central bank to hold 20 per cent of its assets in gold and scrap system of tax privileges for wealthy foreigners

Nov 26, 2014

Ana Botín appoints Santander CFO as new chief executive

Board changes expected to herald corporate governance modernisation. Hiring of three independent directors may help answer criticism that the Santander board was dominated by family members and directors loyal to late chairman Emilio Botín

Nov 26, 2014

Bonus feature: Jon Oringer, Shutterstock - the big picture in Silicon Alley

Shutterstock - stock photography business - shows how New York is a natural home for tech start-ups. City has an international workforce, the founder says: 'When we wanted to translate the site to Japanese ... finding bilingual people was very easy'

Nov 26, 2014

Bonus video: Eurosceptic parties harm recovery, chief executives warn

Rising nationalist sentiment is seen as deterring investment. Also Goldman Sachs asked more than 300 of Europe’s top companies about the challenges they faced and what they thought should be done to improve growth

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