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.

Sep 16, 2014

US alarmed by prospect of Scottish ‘Yes’ in independence vote

Former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan warns economic consequences of independence would be ‘surprisingly negative’

Sep 16, 2014

General Motors to pay compensation for 19 deaths

The company faces a series of investigations – including possible criminal charges – over its handling of the ignition switch recall issues

Sep 16, 2014

SABMiller’s Heineken approach pumps up takeover talk

Disclosure that the maker of Peroni had made a preliminary approach to Heineken sparked a rise in brewers’ share prices on Monday in anticipation of a new round of consolidation

Sep 16, 2014

Outlook darkens on global economy, OECD says

The organisation says that recent world growth of just over 3 per cent a year was 'well below the pre-crisis pace' and the expansion of world trade 'sub-par'

Sep 16, 2014

Europe strikes back

While the backlash against US technology dominance is spreading across the continent, nowhere is it stronger than in Germany

Sep 16, 2014

Bonus feature: Lessons in failure from the error management gurus

Among organisations that take error management seriously, a body of evidence is building that when people talk openly about their mistakes, morale and performance improve

Sep 16, 2014

Bonus video: Phones 4U owner clashes with mobile groups Vodafone and EE

British retailer Phones 4U has entered administration after two of the UK’s largest mobile phone operators opt to withdraw its products from their stores next year

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