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    1. January 29, 2016

      Imperial Tobacco climbs to record high

      Imperial Tobacco hit a record high on Friday as an end-of-month squeeze gave the FTSE 100 its biggest daily gain of the...

    2. January 5, 2016

      BAT: the long drag

      Selling the disease and the cure could be a nice business model. British American Tobacco may just get there. BAT’s...

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    1. December 10, 2015

      Tobacco groups challenge plain-pack rules

      Four of the world’s largest tobacco groups have begun a high-profile legal challenge against the government on the...

    2. December 8, 2015

      Tobacco giants launch UK plain packaging challenge

      Four of the world’s largest tobacco companies will on Thursday mount a court challenge over UK government plans to...

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      November 20, 2015

      Here's that Imperial Tobacco RAW in full

      Frankly, we’re sick of this. You are too, most likely. None of us wants to spend another day being strafed by rumour,...

    4. November 18, 2015

      Hunting boosted by Goldman upgrade

      Hunting showed its biggest gain in nearly three months on Wednesday after Goldman Sachs argued that the pessimism over...

    5. November 16, 2015

      AstraZeneca gains from rival’s trial setback

      A setback for a competitor’s cancer drug helped put AstraZeneca among Monday’s biggest gainers. Clovis Oncology of the...

    6. November 10, 2015

      Beware the Ozymandias syndrome

      In May, Ed Miliband, leader of the UK’s Labour party at the time, made a last-ditch attempt to convince the electorate...

    7. November 3, 2015

      Imperial Tobacco profit rises on US growth

      Imperial Tobacco posted a 15 per cent jump in pre-tax profit as a recent US acquisition buoyed revenues and helped...

    8. October 2, 2015

      Imperial Tobacco rises amid break-up talk

      A late-day rally lifted Imperial Tobacco on Friday as break-up speculation was given another airing. The latest theory...

    9. September 24, 2015

      Imperial Tobacco climbs on break-up talk

      Break-up speculation caused Imperial Tobacco to hit a record high on Thursday. AB InBev’s bid approach for SABMiller...

    10. August 19, 2015

      Imperial Tobacco held back by falling sales in Iraq

      Imperial Tobacco’s otherwise good results in the past three quarters were held back by the deteriorating political and...

    11. June 11, 2015

      Imperial Tobacco outperforms broad market with US expansion hopes

      Imperial Tobacco outperformed a flat London market on Thursday on rising optimism about its US expansion. Shares in the...

    12. May 6, 2015

      Imperial Tobacco confident on Reynolds-Lorillard deal

      Imperial Tobacco is prepared for tweaks to the $27bn Reynolds American takeover of Lorillard when US competition...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. February 17, 2015

      London stocks hit by Greece woes

      London stocks made a weaker start on Tuesday as talks between Greece and the European Union broke down, creating a...

    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 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...

    19. December 22, 2014

      Healthcare at heart of robust year in M&A

      Market wisdom has it that most takeovers destroy value in the long-run. But the world’s largest companies seem to have...

    20. December 4, 2014

      Autumn Statement 2014: Tobacco groups attack proposed profit levy

      Tobacco companies could be hit with millions of pounds of new taxes under a new levy proposed by the UK government. A...

    21. November 24, 2014

      Debt issued by European companies heads for post-crisis high

      The amount of new debt – bonds and loans – issued by European companies is heading for a post-crisis high this year,...

    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 4, 2014

      Primark’s fashionistas must avoid rivals’ wardrobe malfunctions

      Primark’s £5 T-shirts generally end up in one of three places: on a value conscious shopper; in a bargain bin...

    24. November 4, 2014

      Strong pound hits sales with revenues at Imperial Tobacco down 6%

      A strong pound has hit sales at Imperial Tobacco, the world’s fourth-largest tobacco company, cutting full-year...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    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 4, 2014

      Imperial Tobacco gains on economy hopes

      Black-market cigarettes account for 10 per cent of global consumption, equivalent to 85 sticks a year per person...

    29. 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...

    30. August 19, 2014

      Imperial Tobacco sales growth disrupted by Iraq conflict

      The rise of Islamic extremism in the Middle East has disrupted sales growth at Imperial Tobacco, which has blamed the...

    31. 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...

    32. July 18, 2014

      Highlights from this week’s Investors Chronicle

      Buy: Imperial Tobacco (IMT) Enlarged US market share should boost depressed volumes and the acquisition of the Blu...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. July 16, 2014

      Tobacco town breathes a sigh of relief

      Winston and Salem cigarettes will no longer be produced in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, if Reynolds American’s...

    36. July 15, 2014

      FCA’s votewinner squeezes life out of payday lending

      The FTSE illegal loan shark index, if there were such a thing, would be up sharply this week on the Financial Conduct...

    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

      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...

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