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  • Equip students with the international experience and awareness needed to implement global strategy and work in cross-cultural environments

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Below is a list of featured content recommended for you to read and comment on.

Oct 9, 2015

Bill Gross sues Pimco for $200m over ousting

Ex-colleagues accused of being ‘driven by a lust for power, greed’. Mr Gross, known in his heyday as the bond king, sent convulsions through fixed income markets when he left Pimco. He promised to give any proceeds from his legal battle to charity

Oct 9, 2015

The tech overload consultants advising on digital detox

Meet the people who make a living helping others turn off their devices and tune in to the real world. Tech overload is distracting people from their work. 'Employees are not focused. They are not engaged,' says digital entrepreneur

Oct 9, 2015

Scratch the surface to find divisions between techies and media

Push to turn TV set into platform for apps may not be in the best interests of content owners. Even the most valuable media brands would be turned into one app among many, opening the door to interlopers that have been locked out of the living room until now

Oct 9, 2015

Dell seeks $40bn in financing to buy EMC

The massive bank facility, if it can be arranged, would signal an ambitious extension of an attempt by Michael Dell, one of the tech world’s best-known entrepreneurs, to build an IT giant beyond the gaze of Wall Street

Oct 9, 2015

Strategy tests loom for new European bank chiefs

Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank and StanChart face similar pressures. Shareholders are growing impatient with sagging profits, regulators are increasing the amount of capital they must hold, and law enforcement authorities are levying big penalties for past misconduct

Oct 9, 2015

Bonus feature: The human cloud - a new world of work

A drive to divvy up and scatter jobs into a virtual world of workers raises questions about the outcome. Employers are starting to see the human cloud as a new way to get work done - white-collar jobs are chopped into hundreds of discrete tasks

Oct 9, 2015

Bonus video: Africa - reeling from commodity rout

Andrew Alli is president and chief executive of the Africa Finance Corporation, a development fund. He talks about how companies can recover from the commodities crash and whether corruption is still a major concern in the continent

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