Project Chart’s awkward route to Lima

Brito’s pursuit of SABMiller nearly halted in show of brinkmanship

Week in Review

Week in Review, October 10

VW’s US chief testifies; GE, Air France, Twitter and more

Self-igniting cigarettes’ future lights up

Cigamatic invests €2m in product patented in 83 countries

SABMiller Plc: UK Operations
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Altria clouds SABMiller deal prospects

Marlboro owner’s 27% stake gives group a voice in AB InBev talks

JT to buy Natural American Spirit for $5bn

Deal to distribute brand in all markets outside US

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PwC UK revenues top £3bn for first time

Professional services firm says £1bn investment paying off

Souza Cruz tobacco

Value investors heading back into Brazil

Flurry of take-private deals seen as ‘vote of confidence’

Corner shops face new supermarket battle

Customers demand fresher food from local convenience stores

‘Sin stocks’ include alcohol, tobacco and gaming companies
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The wages of sin turn out to be mediocre

Alcohol, tobacco and gaming stocks do not always outperform

Imperial Tobacco held back by Iraq sales

Group says it is on track to meet full-year targets

Officials call for ecigarette review

Report estimates product 95% less harmful than tobacco

Norway fund shuns groups over palm oil

Oslo’s SWF divests stakes in S Korean and Malaysian companies

Record $253bn in long-dated debt issued

Governments and companies issue record sums of long-dated bonds

Uruguay tries to hang on to its buzz

New government wants to be both cutting edge yet conservative

BAT beats forecasts as key brands grow

Analysts say cigarette maker is ‘in good health’ after sales fall at slower rate than competitors

France shrugs off the smoking ban

The country that gave us Gitanes may soon enact strict antismoking laws

Hungary warns foreign companies over tax

Hungary rebuts criticism that levies on foreign businesses give local companies an unfair advantage

Spain’s Tabacalera set to take the cigar

Tobacco group prepares for surge in sales

Ecigarette debate hots up in UK

Fears grow over health risks and normalising addiction

Health lobby seeks more curbs on tobacco

Ash looks to build on success of plain packaging legislation


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