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    1. May 20, 2016

      Court stubs out fight against plain packaging for cigarettes

      It is more than 50 years since Marlboro Man disappeared from British television screens, and 13 since he vanished from...

    2. May 19, 2016

      High Court rejects Big Tobacco’s appeal against plain packaging

      Four of the world’s largest tobacco companies have lost a high-profile legal challenge against the UK government’s new...

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    1. Fast FT

      May 19, 2016

      UK court rejects plain cigarette packaging appeal

      The London High Court has rejected an appeal launched by tobacco companies against plain cigarette packaging in the UK....

    2. May 6, 2016

      Tobacco: plain outperformance

      Eleven years ago this month, Shaun Murphy won the Embassy World Snooker championship and Kimi Räikkönen scored...

    3. Fast FT

      May 3, 2016

      Euro bond issuers scramble to market

      European credit markets have returned from the long weekend with plenty of new offers for investors as the market for...

    4. April 26, 2016

      Indian Marlboro-maker falls amid government plan to ban FDI

      Shares in India’s licensed producer of Marlboro-branded cigarettes fell 17 per cent on Tuesday on news of a government...

    5. April 17, 2016

      Dumping tobacco cost Norwegian oil fund $1.9bn

      The Norwegian oil fund’s decision to dump tobacco companies has cost the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund $1.9bn...

    6. 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...

    7. April 3, 2016

      India’s ITC smoulders over cigarette packet requirement

      India’s largest cigarette manufacturer has shut down its factories in the face of a government order to increase the...

    8. March 17, 2016

      Marlboro Man enlists Vice Media

      As big media companies struggle to make sense of a landscape upended by technology and new forms of distribution, a...

    9. Fast FT

      February 19, 2016

      Swedish Match pre-tax profits fall 9%

      Wet snuff and cigar maker Swedish Match, has reported a bigger than expected 9 per cent fall in fourth quarter pre-tax...

    10. 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...

    11. December 23, 2015

      European court paves the way for plain cigarette packaging

      The EU’s highest court has opened the path to the introduction of plain cigarette packaging laws across the continent,...

    12. December 18, 2015

      Australia wins legal battle over plain cigarette packs

      Big tobacco has lost a legal case against Australia’s ban on branded cigarette packets, marking a significant setback...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. October 18, 2015

      Japan Tobacco buys Iranian cigarette maker to boost dominance

      Japan Tobacco International has bought an Iranian cigarette maker in an attempt to reinforce its position as the market...

    17. 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...

    18. September 23, 2015

      Indonesia exchange considers delaying free-float rule change

      The Indonesian stock exchange is considering pushing back its deadline on new free-float requirements, potentially...

    19. July 19, 2015

      Hungary threatens foreign companies in tax dispute

      Hungary has escalated its battle with the European Commission and foreign companies, threatening businesses that oppose...

    20. 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...

    21. April 19, 2015

      Dollar’s rise casts shadow on US earnings

      A surging dollar is expected to hit some of the largest US multinationals this week, as more than a fifth of S&P 500...

    22. March 18, 2015

      Bloomberg and Gates launch fund to fight Big Tobacco

      Billionaires Mike Bloomberg and Bill Gates have launched an anti-smoking legal fund designed to help lower-income...

    23. February 5, 2015

      Japan Tobacco and Philip Morris hit by falling sales

      Two of the world’s largest tobacco companies have suffered a fall in profits as the cost of closing factories and...

    24. February 3, 2015

      Petitioners’ fears over EU-US trade deal well-grounded

      More than 1m people in Europe have signed petitions against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. In...

    25. January 22, 2015

      Britain’s bold move on plain cigarette packaging

      David Cameron has been accused in recent months of presiding over a “zombie government” because his ministers are...

    26. 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...

    27. December 21, 2014

      Drinks companies shaken by rouble turmoil

      Economic turmoil in Russia could lead to double-digit downgrades at leading drinks companies as the collapse of the...

    28. December 11, 2014

      Strong dollar hits US corporate profits

      A strengthening dollar is proving a costly headache to companies across the US and Europe. The rising greenback shaved...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. June 29, 2014

      Philip Morris: debt addiction

      The year 2014 is proving to be “truly atypical” for Philip Morris International, its boss says. This means, in short,...

    36. June 26, 2014

      Plain packaging and currency swings weigh on Philip Morris

      Philip Morris International, the world’s largest tobacco company by market share, blamed currency swings, the...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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