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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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