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Forbes  Jan 20  Comment 
Philip Morris’ place in the Indian tobacco space may be under threat. Foreign investment in cigarette makers has been outlawed in India since 2010. However, tobacco firms are still allowed to invest through technology collaborations, licensing...
MedPage Today  Jan 19  Comment 
(MedPage Today) -- NNN is major contributor to oral cancer, agency says
Motley Fool  Jan 19  Comment 
This long-awaited combination is finally taking place, and many believe Philip Morris has to respond to stay competitive.
The Economist  Jan 18  Comment 
BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO (BAT) announced on January 17th a final deal to buy Reynolds American for $49bn. BAT already owns 42% of Reynolds; buying the rest of it will create the world’s largest listed tobacco company by sales and profits. It...
Reuters  Jan 18  Comment 
As tobacco and vaping companies focus on new smoking products that are potentially less harmful, the industry sees an opening for rolling back rules on these products under the...
Benzinga  Jan 18  Comment 
The global tobacco industry saw a major shift in the competitive landscape this week after British American Tobacco p.l.c. (NYSE: BTI) reached an agreement to acquire the remaining 57.8 percent stake of Reynolds American Inc. (NYSE: RAI) it didn't...
Benzinga  Jan 17  Comment 
The $49 billion purchase by British American Tobacco PLC (ADR) (NYSE: BTI) of the remaining stake available in Reynolds American, Inc. (NYSE: RAI) comes in a tobacco market that’s a lot less hazy than before, with leading manufacturers investing...
The Hindu Business Line  Jan 17  Comment 
British American Tobacco agreed today to pay almost USD 50 billion for control of US firm Reynolds American, creating the world’s largest listed tobacco company. BAT will purchase the 57.8-per cen...




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