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  • LONDON, Aug 19- Health officials in Britain have for the first time endorsed e-cigarettes, saying they are 95 percent safer than tobacco equivalents and even suggesting doctors should be able to prescribe the "game-changing" devices to smokers trying to quit. Governments from California to India have tried to regulate their use more strictly, many fearing they...

  • LONDON, Aug 19- Electronic cigarettes are around 95 percent less harmful than tobacco and should be promoted as a tool to help smokers quit, a study by an agency of Britain's Department of Health said on Wednesday. E-cigarettes, tobacco-free devices people use to inhale nicotine-laced vapour, have surged in popularity on both sides of the Atlantic but health...

  • *Philip Morris had aimed to raise at least $1 bln by cutting stake. JAKARTA, Aug 13- Philip Morris- owned Indonesia cigarette maker Sampoerna is planning a rights issue that will raise nearly $2 billion to meet stock exchange free-float rules, in what will be the Southeast Asian nation's biggest share sale in seven years. Sources previously said that Philip Morris...

  • LAHAINA, Hawaii, July 31- Talks on a Pacific Rim free-trade pact are unlikely to end in a final deal, sources involved in the talks said on Friday, with a dispute between Japan and the United States over autos, New Zealand digging in over trade in dairy products and no agreement on monopoly periods for next-generation drugs. Trade ministers from the 12 nations...

  • Trade ministers from the 12 nations negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which would stretch from Japan to Chile and cover 40 percent of the world economy, delayed until 4 p.m. local time a news conference originally scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on the Hawaiian island of Maui. Dairy exports are a top sticking point, with New Zealand- which has said it will not...

  • LAHAINA, Hawaii, July 30- Pacific Rim trade ministers neared the final spurt of negotiations on an ambitious free trade pact on Thursday, but differences over farm exports and monopoly periods for next-generation drugs kept them short of an elusive final deal. Ministers from the 12 countries negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which would cut trade...

  • LAHAINA, Hawaii, July 30- Pacific Rim trade ministers neared the final spurt of negotiations on an ambitious free trade pact on Thursday, but differences over farm exports and monopoly periods for next-generation drugs were preventing them from reaching an elusive final deal. Ministers from the 12 countries negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which...

  • LONDON, July 29- British American Tobacco expects its legal challenge to the implementation of "plain packaging" of tobacco in Britain to be heard in court in December, with possible final resolution by the end of 2016, a senior executive said. Britain adopted a law in March that would prohibit tobacco products from being sold with any branding, colours or logos.

  • LAHAINA, Hawaii, July 28- Australia is pleased with discussions with Pacific Rim trading partners on resolving disputes with foreign investors but will not agree to a regional trade pact unless it wins more access to the U.S. sugar market, Australian Trade Minister Andrew Robb said on Tuesday. In an interview with Reuters on the sidelines of talks aimed at...

  • The United States, New Zealand and Australia are pushing hard for Canada to open up its protected dairy market and allow more imports, complaining that the country has not given its trade partners a sign it is ready to talk and even mulling a TPP without Canada. Sugar refiner Imperial Sugar Co, part of Louis Dreyfus Commodities, says Australia should be allowed to...

  • Imperial Tobacco Canada, a subsidiary of British American Tobacco Plc, JTI-Macdonald Corp, part of Japan Tobacco Inc, and Rothmans, Benson& Hedges Inc- a subsidiary of Philip Morris International- had originally been ordered by a lower court judge to deposit the amount in trust with their attorneys.

  • Philip Morris expands e-cigarette deal with Altria Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 12:47 PM ET

    LONDON, July 16- Philip Morris International and its American counterpart Altria Group announced on Thursday an expansion of their agreement on e-cigarettes to include research and development, as the market for tobacco alternatives continues to evolve. The companies, which split from each other in 2008, said in 2013 that Philip Morris would have the...

  • REUTERS BUSINESS NEW SCHEDULE AT 1500 GMT/11 AM ET Monday, 6 Jul 2015 | 11:06 AM ET

    NEW YORK- Aetna Inc Chief Executive Officer Mark Bertolini says he is confident that an antitrust review of its proposed purchase of Humana Inc will allow the deal to close in the second half of 2016, seeking to allay investor concerns of significant regulatory hurdles. ATHENS/ FRANKFURT- Greece's outspoken finance minister resigns, removing a major obstacle...

  • June 30- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it is seeking additional data and comments on liquid nicotine as it considers warning the public about the dangers of its exposure amid a rise in electronic cigarette use. More Americans are using e-cigarettes and other vaporizing devices than a year ago, a Reuters/ Ipsos poll showed in June.

  • Philip Morris International Inc has hired more than 400 scientists and technical staff at its research facility in Neuchatel, Switzerland, including toxicologists, chemists, biologists, biostatisticians and regulatory affairs experts. Altria Group Inc, makers of Marlboro, has recruited dozens of scientific and healthcare experts, as have independent...

  • Tobacco firms to appeal $11.9B Canadian court ruling Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 2:43 AM ET
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    Three tobacco firms said they would appeal a Canadian court ruling that awarded more than $11 billion in damages to smokers in class action cases.

  • OTTAWA, June 1- Three tobacco companies said on Monday they would appeal a Canadian court ruling that awarded more than C $15 billion in damages to Quebec smokers in two related class action cases. Imperial Tobacco Canada, a subsidiary of British American Tobacco PLC, JTI-Macdonald Corp, part of Japan Tobacco Inc Group and Rothmans, Benson& Hedges Inc- a subsidiary...

  • OTTAWA, June 1- Three tobacco companies said on Monday they would appeal a Canadian court ruling that awarded more than C $15 billion in damages to Quebec smokers in two related class action cases. The damages would compensate about 100,000 Quebec smokers and ex-smokers who alleged that the companies knew they were selling a harmful product that was causing...

  • The award was first made in 2003 for a class of 1.4 million Illinois smokers, but it was struck down by the Illinois Supreme Court in 2005. A lower Illinois court revived the verdict last year. Former Illinois governor Jim Thompson, arguing for Philip Morris, a unit of Altria Group Inc, said the Supreme Court's 2005 ruling should stand. Richmond, Virginia- based...

  • Early movers: AOL, WHR, PM, CBS, NOK & more Friday, 8 May 2015 | 7:47 AM ET
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    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.