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  1. April 14, 2014

    South Korea’s health insurer sues tobacco companies

    By Song Jung-a in Seoul South Korea’s state-run health insurer has filed a lawsuit against three tobacco companies including...

  2. April 3, 2014

    UK government to push ahead on plain-packaged cigarettes

    The UK government has said it is “certainly minded” to oblige cigarettes to be sold in plain packages without branding but...

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  1. March 25, 2014

    International schools bet on Myanmar’s transition

    Leading international schools have launched a flurry of ventures in Myanmar in a bet that the political risks of the...

  2. March 14, 2014

    Boardroom trades March 15

    Merger and acquisition has swirled around Stobart Group recently, with the Cumbrian group announcing plans to sell half its...

  3. March 10, 2014

    Imperial fires up e-cigarette legal battle

    The electronic cigarette arm of Imperial Tobacco has launched legal proceedings over patents against nine of its US rivals...

  4. March 6, 2014

    Cigarette makers surge on deal talks

    Shares of Reynolds American and Lorillard have surged this week on investor interest in a potential deal between the US...

  5. March 3, 2014

    Reynolds eyes Lorillard tobacco bid

    Reynolds American, the US tobacco giant, is exploring a bid for its rival Lorillard, shaking up a global tobacco market that...

  6. March 3, 2014

    US deal rumour sends BAT lower

    British American Tobacco was the day’s main focus on rumours of a US acquisition. BAT fell 1.2 per cent to £32.11 amid talk...

  7. February 27, 2014

    Declining smoking rates fail to dent BAT profits

    British American Tobacco declared that it must win the growing battle for market share in the e-cigarette and...

  8. February 20, 2014

    Boots to stock Imperial Tobacco’s e-cigarette

    Boots, the high street chemist, will start stocking an e-cigarette made by Imperial Tobacco’s subsidiary Fontem Ventures as...

  9. February 17, 2014

    Tobacco company ads back on UK TV after 20 years

    “Big Tobacco” is coming back to a screen near you. An advert from a large tobacco company will appear on British TV screens...

  10. January 24, 2014

    Footsie – a tale of inexorable decline

    Would you buy shares in a British bank? I can see why you might in the short term. If you’d bought shares in Lloyds Banking...

  11. November 28, 2013

    UK government rules out U-turn on alcohol pricing

    Downing Street said it has no plans to revive alcohol minimum pricing despite its surprise decision to press ahead with...

  12. November 14, 2013

    Regulators take aim at high-margin tobacco products

    The life of a smoker is not a happy one. Thanks to increased regulation, smokers are banished outdoors, reminded in large...

  13. November 11, 2013

    Proposals to shake up Norway’s oil fund

    Norway’s $800bn oil fund would undergo its biggest organisational change in a decade under proposals from a...

  14. October 22, 2013

    Trouble ferments in Myanmar over brewery

    A legal dispute in Myanmar between one of southeast Asia’s leading conglomerates and its military-linked local partner is...

  15. September 27, 2013

    QI is an option when good buys are scarce

    Even the world’s greatest stockpicker thinks there’s not much good value to be had. “We’re having a hard time finding things...

  16. September 20, 2013

    Boardroom legacies

    The financial crisis has scored another victim, albeit one that has attracted less media attention than the collapse of...

  17. August 15, 2013

    Africa: Mugabe undaunted

    Cairns Holdings has long produced some of Zimbabwe’s most popular foods, ranging from Chompkins crisps to Cashel Valley...

  18. August 15, 2013

    Tobacco – volume and value

    Like smoke from Frank Sinatra’s cigarette the global tobacco sector has climbed 40 per cent over the past two years. That is...

  19. August 13, 2013

    Mugabe vows to put companies in hands of black Zimbabweans

    Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s veteran president, on Tuesday pledged to forge ahead with his indigenisation drive, which calls...

  20. August 3, 2013

    Mugabe declared winner in Zimbabwe election

    President Robert Mugabe, who has ruled Zimbabwe for 33-years, was on Saturday declared the outright winner of a bitterly...

  21. August 1, 2013

    Tobacco groups blast Australia tax rise

    Tobacco companies have attacked Australian government plans to raise A$5.3bn (US$4.7bn) through increased taxes on...

  22. July 29, 2013

    BAT is first tobacco company to enter UK’s e-cigarette market

    British American Tobacco will become the first tobacco company to launch an e-cigarette in the UK, as City analysts debate...

  23. beyondbrics

    July 9, 2013

    New York headlines

    * Chinese inflation rebounds to four-month high in June * China Central Bank Tightens Rules on Interbank Bond Trading *...

  24. beyondbrics

    July 9, 2013

    London headlines

    * Chinese inflation rebounds to four-month high in June * BAT returns to Myanmar a decade after exit * Asian shares gain but...

  25. July 8, 2013

    Lombard: Full-time bank bosses risk getting Stockholm syndrome

    The chancellor has swallowed a whale in endorsing MPs’ recommendation that reckless banking should be made illegal. Curious...

  26. July 8, 2013

    BAT returns to Myanmar a decade after exit

    British American Tobacco is returning to Myanmar a decade after campaigners forced the world’s second-largest tobacco...

  27. July 1, 2013

    Tullow Oil jumps ahead of trading update

    The FTSE 100 started the second half with its biggest gain in more than a month with Tullow Oil among the top gainers....

  28. June 19, 2013

    Smoking: Plain packaging war smoulders

    When James Reilly, the Irish health minister, announced in May that he would introduce legislation next year requiring that...

  29. 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...

  30. May 28, 2013

    Ireland plans to adopt plain packaging of cigarettes

    Ireland plans to become the second country in the world to ban all branding on cigarette packets following a decision on...

  31. beyondbrics

    May 23, 2013

    China's smokers: CNTC's captive market

    A recent conference held by the China Medical Board, a US foundation, on China and the Global Burden of Disease identified...

  32. May 9, 2013

    Tobacco groups race to recruit Indonesian smokers

    As students and teenagers sip coffee and eat noodles in Tebet, a bustling South Jakarta district of cafés and clothes shops,...

  33. May 8, 2013

    David Cameron dumps clean living evangelism to counter Ukip rise

    When in 2006 David Cameron attacked retailer WH Smith for promoting half-price Chocolate Oranges at its checkouts it helped...

  34. Westminster Blog

    May 8, 2013

    Senior Tories distance themselves from Crosby

    It was an interesting tactic from Stephen Williams to use his “humble address” before the Queen’s Speech to make a remark...

  35. May 8, 2013

    UK PM faces pressure over adviser’s links to tobacco company

    David Cameron faces pressure to explain what he knew about links between a senior adviser and a tobacco company after plans...

  36. May 3, 2013

    Cybersecurity: a real world challenge

    Dealing with cyber-based and other network-based security threats used to be a subject confined to the IT department in most...

  37. April 30, 2013

    Imperial Tobacco profits fall by a fifth as smokers cut back

    Imperial Tobacco has suffered its first fall in half-year profits in 17 years, as Europe’s economic downturn causes smokers...

  38. April 25, 2013

    BAT lifts prices to offset slowing sales

    Global demand for cigarettes continued to slide as British American Tobacco, the world’s second-largest tobacco company by...

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