British American Tobacco
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Thursday 18 November 2004
The Tobacco industry yesterday urged a federal appeals court in Washington to throw out an attempt by the US government to levy a record $280bn (£150bn) from companies for allegedly misleading the public about the dangers of smoking.
Saturday 06 November 2004
Wednesday 03 November 2004
Up to 400 UK workers at British American Tobacco (BAT) will go on strike today in protest at the company's two-year pay offer.
Saturday 30 October 2004
Shares in British American Tobacco, the cigarette manufacturer behind the Pall Mall, Lucky Strike and Dunhill brands, have lit up investors' portfolios since the turn of the millennium.
Wednesday 27 October 2004
Tuesday 05 October 2004
Pressure on British American Tobacco (BAT), whose subsidiary is facing charges in the US of conspiring to hide the harmful effects of smoking, increased last night after Channel 4 claimed to have unearthed a memo implying damaging scientific research had been destroyed.
Monday 20 September 2004
Paul Adams, the chief executive of British American Tobacco, is at the centre of a dispute with the US federal government .
Wednesday 28 July 2004
British American Tobacco yesterday reported declining cigarette sales in at least 12 of the countries it operates in, with the largest fall coming in France after sales were affected by an increase in tax rates.
Saturday 17 July 2004
British American Tobacco yesterday announced an expansion in the world's largest market for cigarettes after it concluded negotiations with the Chinese central government to become the first Western tobacco company to build a factory in the country.
Saturday 12 June 2004
Shareholders in British American Tobacco were left unsettled yesterday by reports that competition regulators were likely to try and block its £4bn merger with RJ Reynolds.
Thursday 13 May 2004
Florida's high court last night said it would consider reinstating a record $145bn judgment against cigarette makers, sending shares in tobacco stocks plummeting on Wall Street.
Wednesday 28 April 2004
British American Tobacco yesterday saw its profits affected by the weakness of the US dollar, but defied critics over its major purchase in Italy.
Thursday 22 April 2004
Friday 16 April 2004
Saturday 27 March 2004
A four-year investigation by the Department of Trade and Industry into allegations that British American Tobacco (BAT) was involved in smuggling ended yesterday without any action against the company.
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