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  1. August 26, 2016

    AB InBev/SABMiller deal to yield $2bn in fees and taxes

    Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller will pay a staggering $2bn in taxes and fees to advisers to complete the...

  2. July 29, 2016

    SABMiller board backs AB InBev’s revised £79bn offer

    SABMiller’s board has backed a revised £79bn takeover bid by Anheuser-Busch InBev, paving the way for the world’s...

  1. Fast FT

    July 29, 2016

    SABMiller backs AB Inbev's improved offer

    Disaster averted. SABMiller has backed a revised £79bn takeover offer by Anheuser-Busch Inbev, paving the way for the...

  2. Fast FT

    July 29, 2016

    AB InBev welcomes Chinese clearance for £79bn SABMiller deal

    Anheuser-Busch InBev has received regulatory approval from China’s Ministry of Commerce for its proposed £79bn takeover...

  3. July 26, 2016

    SABMiller/AB InBev: arb luck

    It is hardly an edifying spectacle. A deal structured to limit tax obligations for certain shareholders and whose...

  4. July 26, 2016

    AB InBev rocks SABMiller’s post-Brexit deal revisionists

    Hells bells! Carlos Brito, AC/DC fan and chief executive of Anheuser-Busch InBev, has delivered an ultimatum to...

  5. Fast FT

    July 26, 2016

    Aberdeen: revised deal for SABMiller 'remains unacceptable'

    One of SABMiller’s top ten shareholders has said a sweetened takeover offer for the brewer from its bigger rival...

  6. Fast FT

    July 26, 2016

    AB InBev raises offer for SABMiller to £45 a share in cash

    Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s biggest brewer, has upped its takeover offer for SABMiller after a steep fall in the...

  7. Fast FT

    April 13, 2016

    Tobacco companies biggest S&P 500 decliners

    Shares in tobacco companies are getting smoked on Wednesday as the consumer staples sector took a hit and concerns...

  8. February 10, 2016

    Defensive stocks: pay to not play

    If you are one of those wise people who is greedy when others are fearful, fetch your wallet. The S&P 500 is down...

  9. October 13, 2015

    SABMiller agrees in principle to £68bn takeover by AB InBev

    The world’s two largest beermakers have struck a £68bn deal to combine, in what would rank as the third-biggest...

  10. October 11, 2015

    SABMiller investor calls for AB InBev to raise offer

    The fourth-largest shareholder in SABMiller is pushing for Anheuser-Busch InBev to improve its £65bn offer, less than...

  11. October 8, 2015

    AB InBev attacks SABMiller bid rebuff as ‘lacking credibility’

    Anheuser-Busch InBev stepped up its war of words with takeover target SABMiller, saying the London-based brewer’s...

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    October 8, 2015

    Markets Live: Thursday, 8th October, 2015

    This Markets Live session ended at 12:10 on 8 Oct 2015. Participants in this session were: Bryce Elder BEHi, welcome,...

  13. October 7, 2015

    SABMiller rejects AB InBev’s £65bn takeover offer

    A smouldering takeover battle to create a dominant global brewer ignited on Wednesday when a frustrated Anheuser-Busch...

  14. October 7, 2015

    SABMiller/AB InBev: a potent brew

    It is, as former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson liked to say, squeaky bum time. The deadline for...

  15. September 30, 2015

    Altria clouds SABMiller deal prospects

    Beer and cigarettes are not the healthiest combination, but for Altria, the maker of Marlboro, owning 27 per cent of...

  16. September 16, 2015

    Profiles: AB InBev-SABMiller’s key shareholders

    AB InBev’s proposed tie-up with SABMiller to create a $275bn brewing giant will largely be decided by the two major...

  17. September 16, 2015

    Anheuser-Busch InBev eyes takeover of rival SABMiller

    Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s largest brewer, is exploring a takeover of rival SABMiller in a deal that would...

  18. December 2, 2014

    Cigarettes: smoke ’em if you got ’em

    Smokers in the developed world are out in the cold. Regulators have moved smoking from bars into streets; advertising...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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,...

  25. 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,...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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