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  1. June 26, 2014

    Imperial’s logistics venture gears up to deliver IPO payday

    Logista, the logistics division of Imperial Tobacco, will float with a market capitalisation of up to €1.9bn when it comes...

  2. June 13, 2014

    Highlights from this week’s Investors Chronicle

    Buy: Imperial Tobacco (IMT) Imperial remains attractive thanks to the generous dividend yield, which will hopefully be...

  1. December 30, 2011

    Black market cigarette sales jump in Spain

    A series of increases in the tax on tobacco sales in Spain over the past two years has triggered both a price war between...

  2. June 13, 2011

    Imperial suffers as price wars hit Spain

    Imperial Tobacco has issued a profit warning stemming from a price war in Spain. The company, which owns the Davidoff and...

  3. May 26, 2011

    BAT snaps up Colombian group for $452m

    British American Tobacco has cashed in on Philip Morris’s antitrust problems with the purchase of Colombia’s second-biggest...

  4. May 18, 2011

    Imperial Tobacco aims for organic growth

    On the first anniversary last week of Alison Cooper’s appointment as chief executive of Imperial Tobacco, an analyst at...

  5. May 10, 2011

    Imperial Tobacco ramps up buyback plans

    Imperial Tobacco has brought forward plans for share buybacks, announcing the launch of a programme to repurchase £500m of...

  6. January 10, 2011

    Ortega passes Inditex baton to Isla

    In vogue: the Spanish owner of the Zara store brand opened its 5,000th outlet last month and reported a 42 per cent rise in...

  7. August 5, 2010

    Duty calls

    Former French civil servant Jean-Dominique Comolli is standing down as deputy chairman of Imperial Tobacco as he returns to...

  8. June 10, 2010

    Imperial Tobacco bolstered by talk of acquisitions

    Imperial Tobacco was among the talking points yesterday as the London market broke a three-day losing streak.Imperial closed...

  9. June 9, 2010

    Imperial Tobacco gains on acquisition talk

    Imperial Tobacco was among the talking points on Wednesday as the London market broke a three-day losing streak.Imperial...

  10. April 28, 2010

    Imperial's wealth warning

    Cigarettes are notoriously good for your wealth. Imperial Tobacco reported a year-on-year 4 per cent rise in operating...

  11. November 19, 2009

    Gavin MacDonald

    Friends and colleagues of the late Gavin MacDonald will raise a glass to toast the life of the well- respected Morgan...

  12. November 13, 2009

    Pushing for a deal with British Airways

    Iberia's cigar-chomping chairman Antonio Vázquez has not wasted time in trying to fulfil his pledge of closing the deal...

  13. November 11, 2009

    Sir Gareth, Dame Alison

    Compound earnings per share growth of 16 per cent annually, dividends rising by 14 per cent every year, market...

  14. November 11, 2009

    Davis leaves Imperial on a high note

    Gareth Davis, chief executive of Imperial Tobacco, is standing down after more than 37 years at the cigarette company. One...

  15. November 9, 2009

    Corporate Diary

    UK TODAY Earnings Latchways H1 - (30.21p) TUESDAY 10 * Bob Wigley, Yell's chairman and one of those chiefly responsible for...

  16. FT Alphaville

    September 22, 2009

    CDS report: Telecoms underperform, but market moves tighter

    Markit’s Gavan Nolan wrote this CDS report On the second day of trading European CDS indices moved tighter, holding on to...

  17. July 21, 2009

    Field narrows to become BHP Billiton chairman

    After more than a decade at the helm, Don Argus, BHP Billiton chairman, is set to confirm his retirement date in the coming...

  18. July 18, 2009

    Telefónica chairman cleared of insider trading allegations

    César Alierta, the chairman of Telefónica of Spain, was yesterday cleared of accusations of insider trading after a court...

  19. July 17, 2009

    Telefónica’s Alierta cleared of insider trading

    César Alierta, the chairman of Telefónica of Spain, was on Friday cleared of accusations of insider trading after a court...

  20. July 15, 2009

    Citi goodbyes

    One of the clients that Citigroup co-head of European mergers and acquisitions Ian Hart won't be taking with him to Morgan...

  21. July 10, 2009

    Iberia chief steps down amid BA merger talks

    Fernando Conte yesterday resigned as chairman and chief executive of Iberia, pre-empting by at least six months his planned...

  22. July 9, 2009

    Iberia chief steps down amid BA merger talks

    Fernando Conte on Thursday resigned as chairman and chief executive of Iberia, pre-empting by at least six months his...

  23. May 16, 2009

    Weekend briefing

    Dividends The one dependable ray of sunshine for investors as share prices tumbled in the past few months, dividends are...

  24. May 16, 2009

    Weekend briefing

    Dividends The one dependable ray of sunshine for investors as share prices tumbled in the past few months, dividends are...

  25. May 13, 2009

    Imperial's smoking room

    Resilience has a proper definition, complete with scary equations, relating to a body's ability to recover its original...

  26. May 13, 2009

    Investors fear new flood of dividend cuts

    Fresh worries that the downturn in the global economy will force more dividend cuts were raised yesterday after two further...

  27. May 13, 2009

    Altadis costs cloud Imperial

    Demand for bargain and premium brand cigarettes helped raise first-half turn-over at Imperial Tobacco by more than 50 per...

  28. May 13, 2009

    Altadis costs cloud Imperial dividend aim

    Demand for both bargain and premium brand cigarettes helped increase first-half turn-over at Imperial Tobacco by more than...

  29. May 13, 2009

    Altadis costs weigh on Imperial Tobacco dividend policy

    Demand for discount and premium cigarette brands helped increase sales at UK-based Imperial Tobacco by more than 50 per...

  30. May 13, 2009

    New fears emerge on dividend pay-outs

    Fresh worries that the downturn in the global economy will force more dividend cuts were raised yesterday after two further...

  31. May 12, 2009

    New fears emerge on dividend pay-outs

    Fresh worries that the downturn in the global economy will force more dividend cuts were raised on Tuesday after two further...

  32. May 12, 2009

    Imperial Tobacco signals dividend cut

    Demand for both bargain and premium brand cigarettes helped increase first-half turnover at Imperial Tobacco by more than 50...

  33. March 26, 2009

    Cooper is frontrunner for Imperial helm

    Imperial Tobacco has given the strongest clue about its succession plans after it promoted Alison Cooper to the newly...

  34. March 25, 2009

    Cooper is frontrunner for Imperial helm

    Imperial Tobacco has given the strongest clue yet about its succession plans after it promoted Alison Cooper to the newly...

  35. February 4, 2009

    Imperial keeps growth alight

    Britons may be stubbing out their cigarette habits but price increases and market share gains outside the UK have ensured...

  36. February 3, 2009

    Imperial keeps growth alight

    Britons may be stubbing out their cigarette habits but price increases and market share gains outside the UK have ensured...

  37. December 9, 2008

    M&A expert who helped restore M Stanley

    The death on Friday night of Gavin MacDonald following a heart attack at the age of 47 has robbed the City of London of one...

  38. December 9, 2008

    M&A expert with few pretences who helped restore Morgan Stanley

    The death on Friday night of Gavin MacDonald following a heart attack at the age of 47 has robbed the City of London of one...

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