BAT in deal to settle asbestos dispute

Payout ends tobacco group’s seven-year legal battle with Flintkote

Johannesburg SE in Africa gateway play

New initiative to tempt London and NY-listed groups to dual list

Supermarket stocks hit bottom of FTSE 100

Tesco’s fourth profit warning spooks wider sector

Tobacco groups attack proposed levy

Chancellor says industry should contribute more

Ecigarettes bring business to Liverpool

As tobacco factories close, manufacturing nicotine products rises

China’s tobacco monopoly fears curbs

Beijing eyes ban on display of tobacco products on television

Cigarettes: smoke ’em if you got ’em

An indoor smoking ban in Beijing would send a bad signal

Vázquez to extend reforms in Uruguay

Outgoing leader ‘Pepe’ Mujica will remain a powerful force

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

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


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