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  • UPDATE 1-Imperial Tobacco results hurt by destocking Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 3:36 AM ET

    LONDON, Nov 4- Imperial Tobacco Group reported declines in full-year revenue and profit on Tuesday, hurt by currency exchange rates and a reduction of inventories in several markets. It has tackled this by cutting costs, including closing factories, resulting in over 60 million pounds of savings in the year to Sept. 30. Adjusted earnings per share fell 3 percent to...

  • Imperial Tobacco results hurt by destocking Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 2:24 AM ET

    LONDON, Nov 4- Imperial Tobacco Group reported declines in full-year revenue and profit on Tuesday, hurt by currency exchange rates and a reduction of inventories in several markets. The maker of Davidoff and Gauloises cigarettes said net revenue for the year to Sept. 30 fell 6 percent. Adjusted earnings per share fell 3 percent to 203.4 pence on a reported basis...

  • Reynolds American CEO confident of merger approval Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 6:24 PM ET
    A pack of Camel cigarettes, manufactured by Reynolds American, is in a display rack in a newsstand in London.

    Susan Cameron is confident regulators will allow the tobacco giant to acquire Lorillard for $24.7 billion.

  • Value of worldwide M&A hits $2 trillion this year Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 7:15 AM ET

    Worldwide merger and acquisition activity has reached $2 trillion so far this year, up 75 percent from last year, according to Thomson Reuters data.

  • 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 to acquire rival Lorillard, ditch Kool Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 7:34 AM ET

    Reynolds American on Tuesday announced plans to acquire Lorillard in a deal the company valued at $27.4 billion.

  • Europe markets close flat; Portugal shares rise Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 11:36 AM ET

    European shares ended the day flat, as traders shrugged off some concerns about the condition of Portugal's banking sector.

  • 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.

  • Europe closes mixed; Bank of Ireland falls Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 11:43 AM ET

    European shares closed mixed on Tuesday, after the German benchmark DAX hit an all-time high.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Imperial Tobacco sets its sights on e-cigarettes Tuesday, 5 Nov 2013 | 5:46 AM ET
    Lambert and Butler cigarettes, manufactured by Imperial Tobacco Group Plc, during production.

    The CEO of Imperial Tobacco Group said 2014 will be a key year for innovation as the group looks at products "adjacent to tobacco".

  • Imperial Tobacco working on e-cigarettes: CEO   Tuesday, 5 Nov 2013 | 4:50 AM ET
    Imperial Tobacco working on e-cigarettes: CEO

    Alison Cooper, CEO of Imperial Tobacco, talks about innovation and reveals the group has hired the inventor of e-cigarettes.

  • Imperial Tobacco's focus on quality of growth   Tuesday, 5 Nov 2013 | 4:20 AM ET
    Imperial Tobacco's focus on quality of growth

    Alison Cooper, CEO of Imperial Tobacco, says the group's performance was very robust in spite of the tough environment and its "transition" program.

  • Europe shares close lower on US fears Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 11:52 AM ET

    European shares closed sharply lower on Thursday after two different U.S. economic reports were released and as U.S. indexes saw their biggest one-day drops since June.

  • 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.

  • German Austerity Isn't Deterring Smokers: CEO Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 6:30 AM ET
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    Alison Cooper, CEO of Imperial Tobacco, said cigarette and tobacco sales in Germany were "excellent," despite EU weakness.

  • Imperial Tobacco CEO: Illicit Products on the Rise   Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 4:40 AM ET
    Imperial Tobacco CEO: Illicit Products on the Rise

    Alison Cooper, CEO of Imperial Tobacco, highlights the rise of illicit tobacco products following quarterly results and explains why it will continue to lobby the EU.