BAT: the long drag

Tobacco companies are lukewarm about ecigarettes, with good reason

Europe nears plain cigarette packets

Legal opinion not binding but usually upheld by the ECJ

Japan Inc: M&A’s big spenders

An ageing population and growing competition force the nation’s companies into an overseas acquisitions boom

Australia wins plain cigarette pack battle

International court declines to hear case brough by Philip Morris

KPMG becomes smallest of ‘big four’ in UK

EY overtakes rival professional services firm in revenues

Tobacco groups challenge plain-pack rules

From next May, cigarette makers to be banned from using branding

Der Tabakfabrikant Heinrich Villiger in seiner Firma in Waldshut-Tiengen am 27. November 2015. (Keystone/Christian Beutler) Heinrich Villiger, tobacco manufacturer and owner of Villiger AG in Waldshut-Tiengen, photographed on 27 of November 2015 at his factory. (Keystone/Christian Beutler)
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Defiance of a cigar veteran

Heinrich Villiger is not ready to end fight against tobacco laws

Cigarettes are seen during the manufacturing process in the British American Tobacco Cigarette Factory (BAT) in Bayreuth, southern Germany.
©Michaela Rehle/Reuters

Tobacco giants challenge plain packaging

Four groups working together to fight ban on branded packs

BAT faces more bribery claims in Africa

Ex-employee says group made illegal payments after Ugandan fire

BAT ‘whistleblower’ to hand files to SFO

Allegations of bribes paid to gain market share in Africa

BAT to launch hybrid e-cigarette

Tobacco major seeks to beat regulatory push and shrinking demand

Japan Tobacco: get off the drugs

Nicotine should be the company’s only addiction

Imperial Tobacco profit rises on US growth

Cigarette maker’s sales lower than expected due to conflict in Iraq and Syria

Corporate diary

Will the decline in emerging market currencies hit the world’s biggest car group?

Japan Tobacco buys Iranian cigarette rival

Deal comes as economy is expected to open up after nuclear deal

Project Chart’s slow road to Lima

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

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

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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