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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.


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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.

Jul 23, 2014

Putin suggests ending Gazprom pipeline monopoly

The gas export monopoly has come under increasing pressure from Rosneft and its head Igor Sechin, which view the pipeline as a key tool in fulfilling its growth targets

Jul 23, 2014

Herbalife shares soar as Ackman’s attack fizzles

Bill Ackman has been betting against Herbalife since 2012, claiming it runs an illegal pyramid selling scheme, something the company denies

Jul 23, 2014

City companies wary over Russian links

Financial institutions are now more reluctant to become involved in financing or supporting trading where it involves a big exposure to a Russian bank or company

Jul 23, 2014

Coca-Cola profits fall on flat soda sales

The group continues to struggle against a slowdown in sparkling beverage sales in increasingly health-conscious core markets, Europe and North America

Jul 23, 2014

When the time comes to fire the founder

Most founders do not make the best long-term chief executives. As a company grows, its very success often exposes their lack of managerial skills

Jul 23, 2014

Bonus feature: Digital engagement and the market of one

Personalisation is putting marketing bosses in the IT driver’s seat, write Deloitte’s Eric Openshaw and Christine Cutten

Jul 23, 2014

Bonus video: Saudi Arabia’s $530bn stock market to open to foreigners

The move, mooted for years, has been delayed amid concerns that foreign ownership of large Saudi companies would come at the expense of Saudi nationals

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