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.


Receive email alerts from the FT's editorial team with a list of the top five featured articles of the day.


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.

Oct 20, 2014

Russia widens crackdown on McDonald’s

The latest salvo subjects almost half of the US group's outlets in Russia to regulatory probes

Oct 20, 2014

M&A deal failure at highest since 2008

A total of $573bn worth of deals have been withdrawn so far, compared with $640bn in 2008

Oct 20, 2014

Lending Club picks NYSE for landmark IPO

Listing that could raise at least $500m is seen as a watershed moment for peer-to-peer industry

Oct 20, 2014

Abe weighs tax rise against economy

Japan’s PM says consumption levy would be ‘meaningless’ if it encouraged deflation

Oct 20, 2014

Weak currency fails to benefit eurozone

Depreciation will only fuel inflation slowly, analysts warn

Oct 20, 2014

Bonus video: Pipeline group rides shale revolution

Endbridge CEO Al Monaco says that the world's largest operator of oil pipelines has opportunities to expand in several parts of North America

Oct 20, 2014

Bonus feature: Jeremy Zimmer, United Talent Agency

Hollywood CEO sees UTA as a bridge between technology and media

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