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[Australia] Front groups and 'astroturfing' / The 'grassroots' movements campaigning on behalf of industry.

The Alliance of Australian Retailers (AAR) was set up by big tobacco companies to challenge tobacco plain packaging laws, a fact which wasn't initially disclosed on its website. That's because the group doesn't represent tobacco companies; rather, it cla
added Oct 8, 2015 10:19

[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] BAT and peers facing fast-shrinking legitimate total industry volume

While regulations are a threat to the domestic tobacco industry, a more pressing problem for the sector would be the rapidly shrinking legitimate total industry volume pie. We are leaving our financial year 2015 (FY15) to FY17 earnings estimates unchang
The Edge (my)
added Oct 8, 2015 00:00

[North Carolina] Reynolds, trust expand partial settlement deal

A shareholder trust and Reynolds American Inc.’s board of directors are requesting approval for a partial settlement agreement in a lawsuit that attempted to block Reynolds’ $29.25 billion purchase of Lorillard Inc. The Beatrice Corwin Living Irrevocable
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Oct 7, 2015 13:25

[Canada] Trying to keep tobacco profits from fleeing the country

another preliminary round in the Appeal Court review of the Blais-Létourneau tobacco trials. Lawyers representing Quebec smokers came asking for an order to force the defendant tobacco companies to stop shipping their money overseas while the appeal is un
Eye on the Trials (ASPQ) (ca)
added Oct 7, 2015 12:59

[Asia-pacific, Europe] Who Wins and Loses with the TPP?

These compromises could influence future trade deals such as the US-EU Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), which in turn could have repercussions for companies not directly affected by the TTP, such as British American Tobacco plc ( BTI
added Oct 6, 2015 17:41

[Europe] Contacts with the tobacco industry re EU trade negotiations

It is - again - remarkable that DG Trade would share such information with a tobacco company (moreover one which is head-quartered in Japan), while refusing access-to-documents to others. We would like a review of this position, for the above-mentioned re
Ask the EU (Access Info Europe) (es)
added Oct 5, 2015 12:05

LETTER FROM BAT re: European Trade lobbying (PDF)

Set forth below are responses to the questions of the European Commission Directorate - General for Trade contained in your letter, dated 4 February, 2014, relating to British America Tobacco's serious concerns with the consistency of the [REDACTED]
Ask the EU (Access Info Europe) (es)
added Oct 5, 2015 12:01
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[Wisconsin] Debevoise and Reed Smith face off as British American Tobacco launches €578m claim against PwC

The legal action stems from PwC's audit of paper maker Windward Prospects, a company with which BAT has a long-running dispute over the cost of cleaning up a polluted river in Wisconsin. BAT alleges PwC failed to fully account for clean-up costs of the po
Legal Business magazine (uk)
added Oct 5, 2015 10:25

[UK] Surrey council accused of hypocrisy over tobacco investments

A Surrey Mirror investigation revealed the council owns £15m of shares in five tobacco firms as part of its pension fund portfolio. The council said its pension focussed on achieving maximum returns. But Green Party councillor Jonathan Essex called for
BBC Online
added Oct 4, 2015 10:23

[Togo] Japan Tobacco Buys Natural American Spirit's International Assets (Part 1 of 4)

(Part 2 of 4) Why Is Japan Tobacco’s Domestic Market Shrinking? (Part 3 of 4) Japan Tobacco Confirms Acquisition of Santa Fe Assets (Part 4 of 4) Reynolds American Collaborates with British American Tobacco
Yahoo! Finance
added Sep 30, 2015 19:10
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