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  • Feb 17- Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd, the Canadian property and casualty insurer run by contrarian investor Prem Watsa, said it would buy Brit Plc for about $1.88 billion to become one of the top five underwriters on the Lloyd's of London market. Brit shareholders will receive 305 pence per share in cash, comprising 280 pence in cash and an expected dividend of...

  • Feb 16- Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd, a Canadian property and casualty insurer, said it would buy Brit Plc, a specialty insurer and reinsurer, for about $1.88 billion to gain a significant presence in the Lloyd's of London market. Investor Prem Watsa- led Fairfax said it has received hard irrevocable undertakings to accept the offer from entities managed by...

  • Canada's Fairfax to buy Brit Plc for about $1.88 bln Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 9:53 PM ET

    Feb 16- Canada's Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd said it would buy Brit Plc, a specialty insurer and reinsurer, for about $1.88 billion to have a significant presence at Lloyd's of London. Brit shareholders will receive 305 pence in cash per share, including any final dividend for the year ended Dec. 31. Fairfax Financial said it has received hard irrevocable...

  • Europe shares end in the green, up 0.6%; BAT falls Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 11:47 AM ET

    European shares overcame a day of fluctuations to close higher on Wednesday, amid speculation over the results of an upcoming bank stress test.

  • UK’s top bosses paid 143 times more than staff Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 6:57 AM ET

    Britain's top bosses earn 143 times their average employee's wage, a report has revealed, amid growing anger over inequality and CEO pay.

  • Summer's busiest week for markets is here Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 6:10 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Friday.

    A crush of big cap earnings and arguably the most important economic reports until September make next week the busiest of the summer for markets.

  • What the Reynolds deal says about e-cig leader blu Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 5:28 PM ET
    A woman smoking a 'Blu' e-cigarette

    A huge merger between tobacco giants Reynolds American and Lorillard will see electronic cigarette leader blu go to another company.

  • The real winner in the Lorillard takeover: BAT Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 2:42 PM ET

    Reynolds American's purchase of Lorillard has plenty of benefits for the rival U.S. firms, but the real winner is British American Tobacco.

  • Reynolds, Lorillard to reshape Big Tobacco Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 3:55 AM ET

    Reynolds American and Lorillard are agreeing a complex merger that will reshape Big Tobacco, bringing together the two biggest US operators.

  • Lorillard and Reynolds American near merger Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 1:06 PM ET
    Newport cigarettes, made by Lorillard Inc.

    Sources told CNBC that a Lorillard and Reynolds American merger is weeks away, although the companies have not fully negotiated terms.

  • EU stocks close slightly up after mixed PMI data Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 12:30 PM ET

    European shares closed slightly up on Thursday, after wavering throughout the day on mixed manufacturing and services data.

  • Europe shares close lower as China data weighs Monday, 10 Mar 2014 | 1:33 PM ET

    European shares closed lower lower on Monday with basic resources stocks weighing heavily on bourses after weak data from China.

  • Big Tobacco merger could light up more dealmaking Tuesday, 4 Mar 2014 | 2:23 PM ET

    A merger between Reynolds American and Lorillard would have benefits in their domestic market. It could also kick off more deals overseas.

  • Big tobacco: Sorry. So, can we grow now? Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 2:45 PM ET
    New York's Times Square, circa 1940s.

    Tobacco companies that split apart to protect investors from litigation may consider reuniting, especially BAT and Reynolds American.

  • British American Tobacco builds global brand Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 2:00 PM ET
    British American Tobacco builds global brand

    British American Tobacco will soon be free to build on its 42 percent stake in Reynolds American Inc. But bankers say British American could also take interest in U.K. rival Imperial Tobacco Group if it can overcome antitrust hurdles in Europe. CNBC's John Jannarone explains.

  • Court ruling could deal blow to e-cigarette industry Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013 | 6:26 AM ET

    A court ruling to restrict the sale of e-cigarettes in France this week could knock the nascent e-cigarette industry off course.

  • Europe stocks close higher on Italy hope Thursday, 28 Nov 2013 | 12:17 PM ET

    European equities closed higher on Thursday on euro zone data and a positive handover from Wall Street boosting investor sentiment.

  • U.S. stock index futures signaled a sharply lower open Wednesday, amid worries over financial conditions in China and as investors digested a mixed bag of corporate earnings.

  • An e-cigarette boom could be around the corner Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 7:55 AM ET
    A person smokes an E-cigarette

    Traditional tobacco companies need to adapt to the rise of electronic cigarettes - or e-cigarettes - ahead of the product becoming regulated in the U.K., according to an analyst at Berenberg Bank.

  • Five Toxic Stocks That Are Poisoning Your Portfolio Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 12:07 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    TheStreet.com looks at some of the worst positioned stocks from a technical analysis standpoint. For investors looking to buy one of these names, it makes sense to wait for more favorable technical conditions (and a lower share price) before piling in, the writer argues.