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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.

Sep 2, 2014

Burgers and BMWs highlight rise of North Korea’s private economy

Mobile phones are commonplace in the capital, despite retail prices that start at $200. Indigenous brands have replaced the Chinese phones that were used several years ago

Sep 2, 2014

Goldman lent $835m to Banco Espírito Santo before bailout

Loan came at a time when mounting concerns over BES’s financial health meant that it was struggling to borrow money in the international capital markets

Sep 2, 2014

Factory slowdown heightens concern over China’s economy

Economy has been slowing for several years, but a sharp correction in real estate markets in recent months has led to concern that the slowdown could turn into a more severe slump

Sep 2, 2014

Microsoft ordered to comply over China antitrust allegations

Antitrust lawyers suggested the aggressive public tone by SAIC, responsible for enforcing anti-monopoly law, may mean the government is unhappy with the US company’s behaviour

Sep 2, 2014

GM to launch cars that can pick up on distracted driving

Gadgets will start by measuring the rotation of the head so they can alert drivers if they are not spending enough time looking in certain areas

Sep 2, 2014

Bonus feature: Mind tricks at work

Why the psychological defensive mechanisms that people use to cope with stress in the workplace are ultimately harmful

Sep 2, 2014

Bonus video: The fight for 'China’s sorrow'

Find out how large coal and oil projects along the course of the Yellow River are causing water shortages for millions of people and threatening the local farming industry

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