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  1. March 2, 2015

    BAT sues PwC over historic pollution liabilities in the US

    British American Tobacco is changing its auditor after 17 years, because it has filed a suit against PwC over historic...

  2. March 2, 2015

    Look in Mirror reveals small company tied to big pension scheme

    Simon Fox, boss of Daily Mirror publisher Trinity Mirror, has done a good job of slowing the “Intelligent Tabloid’s”...

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  1. February 26, 2015

    BAT draws up battle lines over UK cigarette packaging changes

    British American Tobacco is poised to sue the UK government if it forces companies to remove branding from cigarette...

  2. February 23, 2015

    BAT set to pay £2.3bn for remaining stake in Souza Cruz

    A century since Albina Souza Cruz sold a majority stake in his eponymous Brazilian tobacco business to British American...

  3. February 5, 2015

    Lazard’s M&A advisory revenues top $1bn

    Lazard’s merger and acquisition advisory revenues topped $1bn for the first time in the US investment bank’s history in...

  4. January 22, 2015

    Australia’s drab packets discourage new smokers

    There has been even less glamour to smoking in Australia since it became the first country to introduce plain packaging in...

  5. January 9, 2015

    Boardroom trades January 10

    Shares in British American Tobacco reached an all-time high in December, prompting non-executive Ann Godbehere to bank...

  6. January 7, 2015

    Pharma takeover battles boost FTSE 100 performance

    Two companies at the centre of takeover battles had the biggest positive impact on the performance of the FTSE 100 last...

  7. December 19, 2014

    BAT in $575m deal to settle asbestos dispute

    British American Tobacco has agreed to pay $575m to settle a long-running dispute over asbestos and dividend claims. The...

  8. 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 has...

  9. November 18, 2014

    Tobacco companies feel the heat as emerging markets burn out

    Emerging markets have long provided a breath of fresh air for tobacco companies. As the industry struggles with declining...

  10. November 3, 2014

    Tobacco groups win right to challenge EU health rules

    Tobacco companies have won the right to challenge EU rules requiring health warnings on cigarette packaging and banning...

  11. October 22, 2014

    BAT reports decline in tobacco volumes as smokers kick the habit

    British American Tobacco, whose brands include Dunhill and Lucky Strike, reported a decline in tobacco volumes, as smokers...

  12. October 22, 2014

    Strong pound drags on FTSE tobacco stocks

    Tobacco stocks were dragging on the FTSE 100 on Wednesday, after further insight into the impact of the strong pound on UK...

  13. October 6, 2014

    Tobacco lobby aims to derail WHO on tax increases

    A tobacco-industry funded lobby group will attempt to derail a World Health Organisation summit aimed at agreeing increased...

  14. September 30, 2014

    Multibillion cross-border deals make a return after five years

    It may have started in the US in the first few weeks of the year, but the global mergers and acquisitions boom of 2014 has...

  15. September 12, 2014

    British American Tobacco nicotine inhaler wins regulatory approval

    A new type of nicotine inhaler backed by British American Tobacco has won regulatory approval to go on general sale as a...

  16. August 29, 2014

    Battle over ecigarettes starts to heat up

    Nausea, headaches, eye redness, breathing difficulties: the list of health problems that Americans have blamed on...

  17. August 27, 2014

    Oil auction may end well for Shell, badly for Nigeria

    It is decent of Nigerian operators to offer a Shell-led consortium top dollar for its onshore oil. Many locals have been...

  18. August 25, 2014

    Dealmaking surge shakes up consumer products industry

    Chocolate, frankfurters, coffee, cigarettes, lobster and bourbon. They sound like the ingredients for a particularly...

  19. August 1, 2014

    Strong pound wipes more than £1bn off profits of big UK companies

    When the International Monetary Fund warned this week that the pound was overvalued, a chorus of agreement would have been...

  20. July 30, 2014

    One deal-heavy half at BarCap is not a rebalancing

    The Lost Chord is a song, the Lost Decade an economic phase and the Lost Compensation Ratio a statistic that has vanished...

  21. July 30, 2014

    BAT profits hit by strength of sterling

    The strength of sterling hit British American Tobacco’s operating profits in its half-year results, overshadowing the...

  22. July 24, 2014

    Lazard earnings hit record on M&A rebound

    Lazard’s chief executive said mergers and acquisitions were once again the “sexy part of the market” as the investment bank...

  23. July 17, 2014

    Australia smoking rates tumble after plain packaging shift

    Smoking rates in Australia fell at their fastest pace in more than two decades, following the introduction of the world’s...

  24. July 15, 2014

    US tobacco’s future emerges through the vapour

    The future of smoking in the US was cast in a vapour-filled room. While ironing out the creases in the $27.4bn tie-up...

  25. July 15, 2014

    Imperial Tobacco powers ahead in ecigarette market

    Imperial Tobacco’s acquisition of Blu from Lorillard has catapulted the Bristol-based group ahead of the other big four...

  26. July 11, 2014

    US mortgage insurers fall on FHFA plans

    Mortgage insurers fell sharply on Friday after the Federal Housing Finance Agency proposed new rules to tighten standards on...

  27. July 11, 2014

    Reynolds / Lorillard: gaspers

    Four out of every five smokers in the world puff away in emerging markets. Many do it illicitly; the others pay relatively...

  28. July 11, 2014

    The logic behind Reynolds-Lorillard merger

    Consolidation is one of the few options left for Big Tobacco as it seeks to address its longstanding existential dilemma of...

  29. July 11, 2014

    Susan Cameron’s return to Reynolds was seen as M&A signal

    When Susan Cameron, the first woman to run a big tobacco company, returned to the top job at Reynolds American in May this...

  30. FT Alphaville

    July 11, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Dan has a look at the reaction to Banco Espirito Santo’s problems. NEWS Banco Espírito...

  31. July 11, 2014

    Reynolds and Lorillard to reshape Big Tobacco with merger

    Reynolds American and Lorillard confirmed on Friday that they were working on a merger that will reshape Big Tobacco by...

  32. July 7, 2014

    Woodford goes big on AstraZeneca in new fund

    Neil Woodford, one of Britain’s most celebrated fund managers, has revealed that drugmaker AstraZeneca is the largest...

  33. June 26, 2014

    FTSE builders climb after mortgage rules

    New mortgage lending conditions unveiled by the Bank of England on Thursday were more lenient than investors expected,...

  34. June 24, 2014

    Defensive stocks support FTSE 100

    There was a defensive feel to the FTSE 100 leaderboard in opening trade in London, as the main UK index continued to drift....

  35. June 11, 2014

    Australians stub out cigarettes in wake of plain-pack law

    Australians are consuming less tobacco than at any time since records began in 1959, prompting health campaigners to claim...

  36. June 10, 2014

    National Grid trials the app that passeth all understanding

    It will be a lot less fun than Candy Crush or Tinder. But a new smartphone app from National Grid should be a hit with...

  37. beyondbrics

    June 2, 2014

    Russia's smoking ban to be put to the test

    Tough times ahead for Russian smokers and for the international tobacco groups that feed their obnoxious habit: a ban on...

  38. June 2, 2014

    Top pay at FTSE 100 groups still rising despite restraint rules

    Executive pay at the UK’s biggest companies is still rising despite new rules intended to encourage pay restraint, according...

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