European corporate bonds and loans soar

‘Lower-for-longer’ funding costs driving refinancing, says Fitch

Miners lead FTSE to best level in a month

China’s rate cut gives metals producers more momentum

Tobacco struggling with market burn-out

Global shift towards taxation and regulation is hitting companies

First ecigarette ‘smoking’ ad on TV

Controversy surrounds broadcast of vaping commercial

Primark must dodge wardrobe malfunctions

ABF’s business mix risks looking dated

Strong pound hits Imperial Tobacco sales

Tobacco volumes were down 7% as cost cuts boost operating profit

Tobacco groups win right to challenge EU

Lazard profits soar on merger activity

Bout of deal-making central to improved performance

Total tobacco volume worldwide fell 1 per cent in the nine months to September 30

BAT volumes down as smokers cut back

Rival cigarettes groups battle for market share

RBS boosted by broker upgrade

Part-nationalised bank’s turnround plan ‘gathers pace’

Pound drags on FTSE tobacco stocks

London stocks drift lower

Tobacco killjoys are the unhealthy ones

Spiteful restrictions mean any place meant for pleasure is now off-limits

Rio’s Du Plessis digs in as rival circles

Chairman faces test of mettle against Glencore adversary Glasenberg

Cigarette factory closure hits Antrim

Japan Tobacco set to close last UK plant

JTI also closing sites in Belgium and Germany as demand slows

Trade deals: Toxic talks

Critics claim that international arbitration has morphed into a weapon that multinationals wield to threaten and influence

Tobacco lobby aims to derail WHO on tax

Governments warned to stay away from industry-funded group meeting

Multibillion cross-border deals return

M&A activity is at a level dealmakers have not seen since 2008

The cost of being disliked

Banks, tobacco companies and mansion owners beware

France to adopt plain cigarette packaging

Plans designed to combat smoking among youth

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