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  • 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

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

May 22, 2015

More than $16bn wiped off market value of Hong Kong’s Goldin

Plunge in the stock of Goldin’s two main business units and Hanergy has highlighted the Hong Kong market’s vulnerability to violent price swings and raised questions about the rules under which the territory’s exchange operates

May 22, 2015

Kingdom built on oil foresees fossil fuel phase-out this century

Saudi Arabia is the largest consumer of petroleum in the Middle East, and more than 25 per cent of its total crude production — more than 10m barrels a day — is used domestically. Oil minister says kingdom will switch to renewables this century

May 22, 2015

Deutsche Bank investors revolt with 39% vote against management

Shareholders express anger with close to 40% failing to back top team. Last month, Deutsche paid $2.5bn to authorities in the US and the UK to settle allegations that it had manipulated the Libor benchmark rate

May 22, 2015

YouTube to allow users to buy direct from within ads

Consumers will be able to link to brand websites in one click. Video site hopes its venture into ecommerce will make the most of the more than 1m channels on the site that are focused on reviewing products

May 22, 2015

France challenges proposed British exemption to EU banking reform

Dispute takes on added significance as UK begins renegotiating European membership terms. Bank structure reforms highlight the legal difficulties in balancing the needs of the EU’s single market and a more integrated banking union centred on the eurozone

May 22, 2015

Bonus feature: Cuba - showtime in Havana

Seven years ago President Raúl Castro began a tentative reform process, which includes allowing self-employment and the mooted unification of Cuba’s myriad currency system. The purpose is threefold: to boost flagging growth; retain disenchanted youth emigrating abroad; and prepare Cuba should Venezuela’s swelling economic crisis end the estimated $1.5bn of aid that Caracas provides Havana each year

May 22, 2015

Bonus video: Yen breakout

The yen has broken out of its 118-120 yen to the dollar rut and is expected possibly to fall to 123 yen. The FT’s Leo Lewis explains to Roger Blitz what has triggered this, its impact on the country’s stock market and where this sits with Abenomics

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Nick Lowndes illustration for Executive Education rankings 2015 special report

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Rankings: Fine lines separate the elite
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Wednesday: Entrepreneurship
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Friday: Week in review
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