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Wednesday 25 July 2012
A surge in sales of Cuban cigars in China and other emerging markets has helped Imperial Tobacco report a 3 per cent rise in sales for the past nine months.
Sunday 15 April 2012
For the first time since the 1959 coup, Cubans are able to buy and sell property, set up businesses and farm their own land. Could these new liberties signal a move towards a free-market economy? Don't count on it, says Margareta Pagano.
Saturday 14 April 2012
Saad Tahr Hussein rushes me through the narrow alleyway towards Mutanabbi Street, where the concrete wall in front of the central bank hems in the pedestrians. About a thousand Iraqis briefly see – or don't notice – the sly shade of a Brit as he stumbles down the alley. Then, in the square where the statue of old Marouf al-Rasafi, poet and history-debunker under British colonial rule, glares at the crowds, we turn left into the street of books.
Monday 06 February 2012
Would Harriet Walker be hooked by the latest trend sweeping London's social scene? You're Havana laugh
Monday 06 February 2012
The Way I See It: Altitude training is not a health risk – so how then could it possibly be against the spirit of sport?
Saturday 04 February 2012
In a state built on rugged individualism, Ron Paul is a major Republican player
Thursday 02 February 2012
Sanctions against war-torn Syria have hit sales at Imperial Tobacco, maker of JPS and Davidoff cigarettes, the firm said yesterday.
Saturday 12 November 2011
You can fly there in style, stay in the newest hotel on the Strip, see a show, even fire a gun. But the secret to success in Las Vegas? No gambling
Saturday 16 July 2011
Khan proves a hit with the ladies
Boxing has never had much of a female fan base, and even its popularity with chaps is diminishing after recent aberrations, but step forward Amir Khan – on a one-man mission to get more ladies to the bouts.
Thursday 05 May 2011
A Cuban aficionado has rolled the world's longest cigar – measuring 268ft 4in.
Sunday 01 May 2011
Saturday 23 October 2010
Lack of space perhaps prevented Ivan Ponting's typically admirable tribute to Malcolm Allison (16 October) mentioning his brief sojourn as manager at then non-League Yeovil Town in 1981, writes KG Banks.
Saturday 18 September 2010
Crews pumped cement into BP's blown-out oil well thousands of feet below the sea bottom today, working to finally seal the runaway well.
Thursday 06 May 2010
Alejandro Robaina, the "godfather" of the Cuban tobacco industry, was widely regarded as one of the finest cigar producers in the world. He started smoking at the age of 10, and eventually five cigars bore his family name – a unique distinction.
Monday 19 April 2010
Cuba was in mourning yesterday for the godfather of its most celebrated national product – a thing so good that the United States has felt compelled to ban it from its shops for half a century – the Cuban cigar.
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