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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.

Nov 27, 2014

Oil price fall starts to weigh on banks

Barclays and Wells face potential losses on an energy-related loan. Earlier this year, the two banks led an $850m 'bridge loan' to help fund the merger of Sabine Oil & Gas and Forest Oil, US-based oil companies

Nov 27, 2014

Large UK supermarkets ‘uneconomic’, warns property chief

Following a two-decade long 'space race' that saw the UK’s large supermarkets aggressively expand their portfolios and develop huge out-of-town stores, shoppers are less willing to drive miles to make a 'weekly shop'

Nov 27, 2014

China charges Microsoft $140m for tax ‘evasion’

Microsoft is not the only US technology company to be targeted by the Chinese authorities. Qualcomm, the mobile chipmaker, faces an antitrust inquiry into its intellectual property licensing business

Nov 27, 2014

Changing of the guard at the top of the French energy sector

Leadership shake-ups come as the energy industry strains under political and economic pressures. The nuclear sector is suffering – in the short term because of reduced demand for reactors following the 2011 Fukushima disaster in Japan

Nov 27, 2014

UK advertising watchdog raps YouTube stars over Oreo video

There is a growing trend for brands to pay YouTube stars to include their products and messaging into their shows. In many cases, YouTube stars have not been transparent with their fans about their commercial relationships

Nov 27, 2014

Bonus feature: Fonterra learns from a corporate health scare in China

Recall by the world’s largest dairy exporter is one cautionary tale among many for multinationals in China, where hundreds of millions of dollars have been paid in fines in recent years as regulation stiffens

Nov 27, 2014

Bonus video: Juncker's plan for Europe in 90 seconds

Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, has provided details of the commission's plans to kickstart investment spending in Europe and seed growth. The FT's Ferdinando Giugliano provides a rundown of the scheme

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