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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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Dec 20, 2014

Week in Review, December 20

Vice set to launch itself on new journalism ‘deal spree’, Repsol puts YPF behind it with purchase of Talisman, BT’s sets sights on mobile with EE takeover talks, Co-operative is sole UK failure in BoE stress tests and other corporate news

Dec 20, 2014

Sony ‘made mistake’ in pulling film, says Barack Obama

FBI says it believes Pyongyang involved in cyber attack. Such a direct, public rebuke from president will fuel criticism that Sony acted rashly in scrapping plans to release the film 'The Interview'

Dec 20, 2014

Volcker lambasts Wall Street lobbying

Withering attack as industry secures extension to comply on hedge funds. 'It is striking, that the world's leading investment bankers ... apparently can't manage the orderly reorganisation of their own activities in more than five years,' says former Fed Reserve chairman

Dec 20, 2014

BlackBerry misses revenue forecasts

Steep drop in smartphone sales hampers turnround efforts. Canadian company, which launched its new Classic handset earlier this week, posted adjusted earnings of $6m or 1 cent per share for the three months to the end of November

Dec 20, 2014

Year of man v machine for hedge funds

Trend-following hedge funds, which use complicated computer models to ride price momentum across hundreds of assets such as oil futures and currencies, have made hay in the last half of the year as commodity prices have tumbled

Dec 20, 2014

Your weekend read: Through the looking glass - the Kremlin struggles to restore calm

Shoppers poured into electronics stores and Ikea outlets to convert roubles into tangible goods. But the rouble’s volatility was so great that companies closed their online stores for the purpose of recalculating prices

Dec 20, 2014

Bonus video: Poor marks for teaching of globalisation

Pankaj Ghemawat believes that more resources need to be invested in curricula development. The professor at Iese Business School and NYU Stern says the teaching of global leaders currently gets close to a failing grade

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