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  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

  • 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.

  • European Shares Post Worst Daily Fall for a Month Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 10:11 AM ET

    European shares suffered their biggest daily drop this month after gloomy earnings and weak U.S. economic data hit sentiment on Wednesday and left some positioning for further falls in the near-term.

  • 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.

  • Anglo's outgoing CEO warns against "token women" Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 1:56 PM ET

    *Carroll exit leaves two female CEOs in FTSE 100. LONDON, Oct 26- Mining giant Anglo American's outgoing chief executive Cynthia Carroll, only the third woman to take the helm of a FTSE 100 company, warned on Friday that calls for quotas to diversify Europe's boardrooms could reduce women to a token presence.

  • *Nomura cuts Imperial Tobacco Group PLC to reduce from neutral; price. *Nomura raises British American Tobacco PLC price target to 3506 p. Reuters Station users, click. 1580.