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  • *Possibility of pick-up in China defaults could slow growth. LONDON, March 12- European shares fell on Wednesday, weighed down by below-forecast earnings reports and fears of more corporate defaults in China as a persistent decline in the copper price hit the mining sector.

  • 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.

  • March 3- U.S. tobacco company RJ Reynolds is exploring a bid for rival Lorillard Inc, the Financial Times reported, citing people familiar with the situation. The deal is expected to value Lorillard Inc, known for its Newport menthol cigarettes, in excess of $20 billion, the paper reported.

  • Ukraine tensions knock back European equities Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 5:14 AM ET

    *Traders cite concerns over escalating Ukraine tension. LONDON, Feb 27- Escalating political tension in Ukraine pushed European stock markets lower on Thursday, putting a brake on this month's rally and causing market volatility to rise.

  • UPDATE 1-Ukraine tensions weigh on European shares Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 4:11 AM ET

    *Traders cite concerns over escalating Ukraine tension. LONDON, Feb 27- Escalating political tension in Ukraine weighed on European stock markets on Thursday, putting another brake on this month's rally.

  • 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 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.

  • Stock in Sixty Seconds: BAT     Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 1:42 AM ET

    Steve Sedgwick takes you through British American Tobacco.

  • What Crisis? Big Tobacco in Europe Marches On Friday, 1 Feb 2013 | 4:42 AM ET

    Banks, retailers and many others may have suffered during Europe's downturn but the tobacco sector has remained rock solid during a time of weak consumer spending.

  • Europe Closes Slightly Lower in Shortened Session Monday, 24 Dec 2012 | 7:00 AM ET

    European stocks closed slightly lower in a shortened day of trading on Monday. The FTSE 100 index was the main exception closing higher by 0.24 percent.

  • LONDON, Oct 30- Imperial Tobacco has taken a 1.2 billion-pound writedown on its Spanish business as the impoverished country's smokers turn to cheaper black market cigarettes.

  • South African Markets - Factors to watch on Oct 10 Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 1:52 AM ET

    DIARY For South Africa corporate diary, click on For southern and South Africa diary, click on ECONOMIC EVENTS. -Reserve Bank Governor Gill Marcus speaks at Rhodes University Business School.

  • African Markets - Factors to watch on Oct 10 Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 1:44 AM ET

    NAIROBI, Oct 10- The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on Wednesday. NIGERIA- President Goodluck Jonathan is expected to deliver the 2013. KENYA- Central Bank of Kenya auctions 182- day Treasury bills.

  • S.Africa stocks extend losses as rand turns course Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 12:09 AM ET

    helped reverse the gains made by so-called rand hedges like British American Tobacco. "The stronger rand is causing the rand hedges to come off a little bit, that's why the market is negative," said Malcolm Moller, an equities trader at Vunani Securities.