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Monday 25 February 2008
Turmoil in the financial markets and worries about a slowing economy have taken their toll on house builders, many of whom are due to publish their results this week. Last week, in a cautionary 16-page note, Dresdner Kleinwort said that updates are "expected to show the grim reality following builders' trading statements indicating it was too early to call the spring selling season", adding: "We reckon it will be dreadful."
Saturday 23 February 2008
British American Tobacco has agreed to pay $1.72bn (£870m) to buy Tekel, Turkey's state-owned cigarette maker, in a move which will pit it against Philip Morris International in the world's eighth largest tobacco market.
Tuesday 20 June 2006
One of Britain's leading pop impresarios, Jonathan Shalit, is involved in a humdinger of a dispute with the Commission for Racial Equality.
Sunday 14 May 2006
Wednesday 05 October 2005
Monday 05 September 2005
Wednesday 30 March 2005
Wednesday 02 March 2005
British American Tobacco yesterday signalled further factory closures were likely as it raised its cost-cutting targets after reporting a jump in profits. The group, which owns the Lucky Strike, Kent, Dunhill and Pall Mall brands, is targeting "substantial" savings from its supply chain as it tries to integrate recent acquisitions such as Italy's ETI. It has recently shut factories in the UK and Canada, cutting more than 1,000 jobs.
Wednesday 16 February 2005
The Government has refused to explain why it decided to investigate allegations of smuggling by British American Tobacco (BAT) in secret.
Wednesday 02 February 2005
British American Tobacco (BAT) suffered another setback yesterday in its plans to expand into new cigarette markets, as political uncertainty in Bulgaria forced it to withdraw from bidding for the country's tobacco monopoly.
Friday 14 January 2005
Cigarette factories will not be allowed to be built in China, according to local newspaper reports yesterday, thereby thwarting the ambitions of Western companies such as British American Tobacco (BAT) to crack what is the world's biggest tobacco market.
Thursday 13 January 2005
Tobacco chiefs were challenged by MPs yesterday on whether they were devoting enough resources to stub out cigarette smuggling, a trade that costs the UK taxpayer £3bn a year in lost revenues.
Sunday 02 January 2005
Sunday 26 December 2004
Wednesday 24 November 2004
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