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  1. August 19, 2015

    Officials call for faster medicinal licensing of ecigarettes

    Health officials have called for a review of ecigarette licensing to speed up their availability on prescription after...

  2. August 17, 2015

    Norway fund excludes four Asian groups over palm oil links

    Norway’s $870bn oil fund excluded four of Asia’s biggest companies because of concerns over severe environmental damage...

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  1. July 29, 2015

    British American Tobacco beats forecasts as key brands grow

    Shares in British American Tobacco rose on Wednesday after the world’s second-biggest cigarette maker beat expectations...

  2. June 16, 2015

    BAT leads FTSE recovery from six-month low

    British American Tobacco was the biggest gainer on Tuesday as the FTSE 100 recovered from a six-month low. BAT emerged...

  3. June 2, 2015

    Canadian court orders tobacco groups to pay C$15.6bn to smokers

    A Canadian court has ordered three tobacco companies to pay C$15.6bn ($12.5bn) to two groups of smokers, in what is the...

  4. FT Alphaville

    June 2, 2015

    FT Opening Quote - BAT to appeal Canadian smoker damages

    BAT is lighting an appeal against damages awarded to Canadian smokers, Synergy still sees synergies in Steris and curb...

  5. June 1, 2015

    Beijing stubs out public smoking

    Beijing on Monday introduced the toughest smoking restrictions in China, the world’s largest consumer of tobacco, with...

  6. May 11, 2015

    Oil price and currency effects pound UK earnings

    Annual profits at the UK’s biggest listed companies have shown the most widespread weakness for eight years, according...

  7. May 3, 2015

    Executive pay factors in only four of top 10 shareholder protests

    Fewer than half of the most serious investor revolts at the UK’s largest listed groups this year have been about...

  8. April 29, 2015

    BAT raises prices in effort to offset drop in tobacco sales

    British American Tobacco, the world’s second largest tobacco company by market share, raised cigarette prices to offset...

  9. April 7, 2015

    UK accused over cigarette lobbying abroad

    Medical experts and campaigners have accused Britain’s top diplomat in Pakistan of breaking government rules by...

  10. March 18, 2015

    Budget 2015: Tobacco groups breathe sigh of relief

    Tobacco companies breathed a sigh of relief on Wednesday as George Osborne stepped back from imposing a levy on their...

  11. March 11, 2015

    MPs vote to stub out cigarette packaging

    Cigarettes in the UK will be sold in unbranded packaging by May next year after MPs voted to introduce the...

  12. 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...

  13. 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”...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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....

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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