What is Newslines?

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.

Apr 25, 2014

Barclays chairman Sir David Walker defends bonus rise

Chairman argued the increased bonuses were in the long-term interest of shareholders given that the bank was trying to prevent an exodus of key staff from its investment bank

Apr 25, 2014

Obama and Abe push for trade deal

Failure of the US and Japan to reach an agreement over agricultural and vehicle tariffs has been holding up the 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership talks

Apr 25, 2014

Facebook buys fitness-tracker app Moves

Acquisition of the app, which records users’ daily activity on their smartphone, is social network’s first move into fitness

Apr 25, 2014

Mobile tie-ups hit right note for music streaming services

Spotify's tie-up with Sprint, the US mobile network owned by SoftBank, shows how music streaming can reach a larger audience via telecom muscle

Apr 25, 2014

The LinkedIn crowd decoded

Recruiters are tracking profile updates as they try to make sense of the networking site’s data

Apr 25, 2014

Bonus feature: Sugar - drastic measures

Food and drink companies are resisting stricter regulation in emerging economies that threatens to slash profits

Apr 25, 2014

Bonus video: Amplats’ production drops nearly 40% as strike drags on

Devastating wage strike, described as the longest and costliest in South Africa’s mining history, has severely disrupted operations

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10. Emil Nikolov 1 1