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  1. July 18, 2014

    Cooper draws plaudits for Imperial Tobacco with £4.2bn buyout

    Alison Cooper has, in the words of her press handler, a “demented schedule”. The 48-year-old chief executive of Imperial...

  2. July 15, 2014

    Reynolds American agrees $27bn deal for Lorillard

    Reynolds American is buying Lorillard for $27.4bn in a complex four-way deal that will reshape the $90bn US tobacco market....

  1. June 17, 2014

    Big tobacco lights up e-cigarette rivalry

    Big tobacco is pushing further into the fast-growing electronic cigarette market with Reynolds American’s plan to expand its...

  2. May 29, 2014

    Traditional ecigarettes lose steam to vaporisers

    Electronic cigarette sales at US convenience stores have fallen for the first time, underlining a shift towards larger...

  3. May 14, 2014

    Report slams US tobacco child labour

    Children who cannot legally buy cigarettes harvest tobacco, use heavy machinery and climb into barn rafters to dry leaves....

  4. February 5, 2014

    Casino operators drop as Macau revenues slide

    Casino and resort operators declined sharply on Wednesday as gaming revenues in Macau, the world’s gambling capital, grew at...

  5. July 23, 2013

    United Technologies gains on raised earnings guidance

    The S&P 500 rally paused on Tuesday as the summer earnings season drove investors to companies with positive outlooks,...

  6. June 18, 2013

    Tobacco industry looks to ecigarettes for growth

    Demand for electronic cigarettes is booming – and big tobacco companies are hoping to get a piece of the fast growing $1bn...

  7. June 6, 2013

    Big Tobacco bets a packet on e-cigarettes

    Big Tobacco in the US is raising its bet on the growth of electronic cigarettes to offset the decline of traditional smoking...

  8. March 18, 2013

    Bloomberg takes aim at cigarette displays

    New York City stores would have to keep cigarettes out of sight under new legislation proposed by Michael Bloomberg, in the...

  9. January 21, 2013

    Sales of e-cigarettes continue to soar

    Electronic cigarette makers have become increasingly aggressive in their advertising in the US, with one company even...

  10. July 24, 2012

    Altria triples second-quarter profits

    Altria said on Tuesday that its second-quarter profits tripled, as the maker of Marlboro cigarettes in the US successfully...

  11. July 24, 2012

    US equities lower on eurozone concerns

    US equities ended the day significantly lower and the bearish sentiment was compounded after Apple, the most heavily...

  12. February 14, 2012

    Plain cigarette packaging labelled unlawful

    Big tobacco companies are claiming Australia’s plain packaging law breaches the nation’s constitution because the government...

  13. February 1, 2012

    Imperial’s Spanish losses continues

    A combination of anti-smoking regulation, higher taxes and a price war precipitated a double-digit fall in cigarette volumes...

  14. January 27, 2012

    Altria reports tobacco customer’s shift

    Altria, the biggest US tobacco company and maker of Marlboro cigarettes, says customers are moving increasingly to its...

  15. November 21, 2011

    Australia stubs out tobacco packaging

    Big tobacco companies have started the legal fightback against a new law in Australia requiring cigarettes be sold in plain,...

  16. October 26, 2011

    BAT points to rising illicit sales

    The illicit cigarette trade has become the tobacco industry’s fourth-biggest business by volume worldwide according to...

  17. October 20, 2011

    Philip Morris fumes at ‘plain’ Australian plan

    Philip Morris International, the world’s largest cigarette maker by sales, hit out at the Australian government on Thursday...

  18. August 12, 2011

    SABMiller still circles Foster’s

    SABMiller is preparing the ground for a renewed assault on Foster’s, the Australian brewer which in June rejected its...

  19. August 4, 2011

    Break-ups are part of make-up

    Kraft is no stranger to break-ups. The US food group itself was created in a separation from parent Phillip Morris, which...

  20. July 4, 2011

    Scare tactics lift prices for smokers

    More US cigarette makers are expected to raise prices in response to antismoking initiatives that are scaring off new...

  21. June 27, 2011

    Philip Morris threatens Australia lawsuit

    Australia is shaping up as a key battleground in the conflict between big tobacco and regulators after Philip Morris, the...

  22. June 14, 2011

    Japan finds it hard to quit smoking

    As Japan struggles to protect its population from the radiation risks of the nuclear crisis at Fukushima Daiichi, it might...

  23. June 13, 2011

    Tobacco: profits burnt

    Tobacco companies have been great investments for those who can live with a nasty taste in the mouth. British American...

  24. June 8, 2011

    TCI v Japan Tobacco

    The Children’s Investment Fund, the activist UK hedge fund, has clearly learnt from its first, failed crack at Japan. Its...

  25. 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...

  26. May 20, 2011

    Imperial reflects downdrift at price war fears with Philip Morris

    Fears of a price war sent Imperial Tobacco sliding on Friday as the London market drifted lower. Imperial lost 1.3 per cent...

  27. April 8, 2011

    Japan ‘panics’ over lack of cigarettes

    Foreign cigarette makers have taken the unusual step of air freighting cigarettes to Japan to make up for a plunge in...

  28. March 18, 2011

    US panel backs menthol cigarette ban

    An advisory panel for the US Food and Drug Administration said on Friday that removing menthol cigarettes from the market...

  29. February 19, 2011

    McKessy to run SEC whistleblower office

    The Securities and Exchange Commission has named Sean McKessy to lead its new whistleblower office. Mr McKessy is a former...

  30. October 21, 2010

    Smokeless tobacco boosts Altria earnings

    Altria, the US tobacco group, said its third-quarter profits increased 28 per cent to $1.1bn as its flagship cigarette,...

  31. October 20, 2010

    Mexico raises deficit in 2011 budget

    Mexico’s 2011 budget will contain a higher deficit than the one originally proposed by centre-right President Felipe...

  32. October 20, 2010

    Altria

    The king of snuff died this month, but the company Louise Burtle chaired for two decades lives on as part of Altria, which...

  33. October 5, 2010

    Cheap bonds help fuel share buy-back rebound

    Are companies starting to turn the dial away from bondholders and towards shareholders? It is a question investors and...

  34. August 11, 2010

    Philip Morris faces tougher rules in Indonesia

    For generations, Indonesia’s huge cigarette market was dominated by domestic players, while foreign companies struggled to...

  35. July 14, 2010

    Wildlife charity to benefit from well capture

    An unexpected bonanza is in store for the conservation charity that will receive the revenue from the oil being siphoned...

  36. June 29, 2010

    Altria buoyed by court snub to anti-tobacco appeal

    US stocks traded in a tight range yesterday, closing slightly lower on the day, as investors digested the copious details of...

  37. June 29, 2010

    Altria bolstered by court snub to anti-tobacco appeal

    US stocks traded in a tight range yesterday, closing slightly lower on the day, as investors digested the copious details of...

  38. June 28, 2010

    Altria gains on court snub to anti-tobacco

    US stocks traded in a tight range on Monday, closing slightly lower on the day, as investors digested the copious details of...

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