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  • 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".

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • CANBERRA, Oct 5- Australia did not infringe tobacco companies' intellectual property rights by forcing them to sell cigarettes in plain packets, Australia's highest court said on Friday, killing off any domestic challenge to the plain-packet ruling. Tobacco giants British American Tobacco, Britain's Imperial Tobacco, Philip Morris and Japan Tobacco.

  • Oct 2- Imperial Tobacco Group PLC:. *JP Morgan cuts Imperial Tobacco Group PLC price target to 3,067 p from. Reuters Station users, click. 1580.

  • Housing a Bright Spot in a Dismal Summer Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 9:40 AM ET

    In a summer with precious little positive economic news, housing is proving to be a bright spot. June housing starts, at 760,000, was the best print since October 2008.

  • Energy Saps Market; Banks Off, Wal-Mart Up Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | 4:03 PM ET

    Wall Street suffered through another rough day Monday, with stocks dropping more than 1 percent on worries over the effect the European debt crisis would have on the global economy.

  • Stocks Close Near Lows; All S&P Sectors Lose Thursday, 21 Jun 2012 | 4:01 PM ET

    Stocks traded mostly higher at the open Thursday, with traders shrugging off a fresh batch of economic reports and a rising dollar as Europe's debt woes continued to intensify.