WASHINGTON, May 21- Cigarette companies are boosting the money they spend on giveaways and similar promotions in the United States as they attempt to pitch to a declining pool of cigarette smokers.» Read More
Africa's top bullion producer AngloGold Ashanti is up 2.73 percent at 176.85 rand, while smaller rival Gold Fields gains nearly 5 percent to 67.69 rand. Harmony Gold and Sibanye Gold add 3.36 percent and 1 percent, respectively.
0725 GMT 25 Apr13- BAT shares up, confident on earnings outlook. Johannesburg- listed shares of British American Tobacco rise nearly 2 percent after the world's second-biggest cigarette maker says it is confident it would grow earnings this year. The shares are up 1.78 percent at 506.66 rand.
LONDON, April 25- British American Tobacco. The company, which also makes Dunhill Fine Cut and Pall Mall, said total tobacco volumes fell by 3.4 percent, with cigarette volumes from subsidiaries decreasing by 3.7 percent to 160 billion.
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SAN FRANCISCO, April 22- California's anti-smoking advocates are asking their legislature to back a $2 state tax hike on cigarettes- double the increase voters rejected last year- on the heels of President Barack Obama's urging a federal cigarette tax increase earlier this month.
NEW YORK, April 22- New York City took the first step on Monday in outlawing sales of cigarettes to anyone under age 21, in an effort to reduce smoking among the age group in which most smokers take up the habit.
New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is expected on Monday to announce new legislation that would raise the legal age limit for the purchase of cigarettes from 18 to 21.
NEW YORK, April 22- New York City, home to bans on trans fats and salt, is taking a step toward outlawing sales of cigarettes to anyone under age 21..
WASHINGTON, April 22- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a tobacco industry challenge to a federal law that expanded restrictions on the advertising and marketing of cigarettes.
April 15- President Barack Obama's proposal to nearly double federal excise taxes to $1.95 on each pack of cigarettes would likely knock down sales volume 7 percent to 8 percent and is a credit negative for U.S. tobacco companies, Moody's Investors Service said on Monday.
WASHINGTON, April 8- President Barack Obama will put forward on Wednesday a list of detailed proposals to overhaul the U.S. tax code, hoping this time Congress will stir itself to action. The inflation adjustment plan is unlikely to get through Congress on its own.
*Profit 97 cents per share vs analysts' view 90 cents. March 25- Dollar General Corp said on Monday sales growth this year could surpass the strength it saw in 2012 as demand for food and other goods, including cigarettes, helps drive gains despite consumers' concerns about the economy. Dollar General asserts that it can do well in a tough economy.
*Nippon Steel& Sumitomo Metal jump, to cut capacity. TOKYO, March 12- The Nikkei share average rose on Tuesday to a fresh 4-1/ 2 year high, as a softer yen and expectations of monetary easing drove up banks like Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group and as overlooked electronics firms such as Panasonic attracted buying.
TOKYO, March 12- Japan's Nikkei share average rose in early trade on Tuesday, chalking up a fresh 4-1/ 2 year high as a softer yen and expectations of monetary easing continued to drive up financials and overlooked electronics firms were bought up.
LONDON, Feb 28- Growing demand for premium brand cigarettes in developing countries is helping British American Tobacco to cope with falling sales in Western markets, higher taxes and a rise in black market trading.
LONDON, Feb 28- British American Tobacco the world's second-biggest cigarette maker, reported a 7 percent rise in earnings in 2012, with improved margins offsetting adverse foreign exchange moves and tough trading in southern Europe.
TOKYO, Feb 25- Japan's government will sell around a third of its stake in Japan Tobacco Inc, the world's No.3 tobacco company, in a deal that would raise about $10.4 billion for reconstruction of areas devastated by a 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
The government's sale of a $10 billion stake in Japan Tobacco, the world's third-largest tobacco company, is expected to kick off within days after bankers met on Tuesday over deal details.
TOKYO, Feb 19- The government's sale of a $10 billion stake in Japan Tobacco Inc, the world's third-largest tobacco company, is expected to kick off within days after bankers met on Tuesday over deal details, sources close to the deal told Reuters.
Dirk Van Vlaanderen, vice president for Europe at Jeffries International, tells CNBC how to trade tobacco and alcohol stocks now that the market is in a bull phase.