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[Indonesia] Report on Companies and Financial Institutions Benefiting from Human Rights Violations and Environmental Destruction (PDF)

Child labour and the tobacco supply chain: Tobacco grown by small, independent farmers in Indonesia enters the supply chains of Indonesian tobacco companies of various sizes, as well as the world’s largest multinational tobacco companies. The largest
Facing Finance (de)
added Feb 10, 2017 16:41

[Indonesia] Did a Child Get Sick Farming the Tobacco in Your Cigarette?

Facing Finance published its fifth annual Dirty Profits report, which informs investors about human rights abuses...multinational tobacco companies will hold their annual shareholder meetings. It’s the perfect time for investors to speak out, and urge com
Human Rights Watch
added Feb 10, 2017 16:10

Of Course Trump's Health Secretary Is a Friend of Big Tobacco

Price (R-Ga.), who was confirmed as health and human services secretary by a 52-47 vote in the Senate early Friday morning, has repeatedly voted against bills that could harm big tobacco. At the same time, he's received thousands of dollars in political c
Mother Jones Magazine
added Feb 10, 2017 15:17

Is Altria's Debt a Disaster Waiting to Happen?

Altria appears to be using its debt responsibly. By taking advantage of favorable conditions when they've arisen, Altria has done a good job of heading off any adverse consequences from rising debt levels on its balance sheet.
Motley Fool
added Feb 9, 2017 16:21

Altria Recall: Is the Tobacco Giant's Reputation at Risk?

Smokeless tobacco has been a growth driver for Altria lately, and the reputation of the Copenhagen brand will be important in determining the segment's future performance. If Altria doesn't keep handling this recall effectively, then there could be long-
Motley Fool
added Feb 7, 2017 16:23

Philip Morris (PM) Q4 Earnings Miss, Sales Beat Estimates

Net revenue was up 9.1% (up 10.5% excluding currency) to $7.0 billion, outpacing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $6.39 billion. The sales gain is attributable to higher sales in Asia and European Union region. However, the increase was partially offset b
Zacks Investment Research, Inc.
added Feb 3, 2017 03:23

Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) Reports 2016 Results; Provides 2017 Earnings Per Share Forecast

"We continue to make considerable progress on the development, assessment and commercialization of our Reduced-Risk Products. Our ambitious goal, to transform PMI from a manufacturer of combustible tobacco products to an RRP-focused company, took a furth
Business Wire
added Feb 2, 2017 15:53

[UK] Tobacco giant Imperial Brands scraps chief executive pay rise after shareholders discontent

“The board continues to believe that revising the policy is necessary for retaining and attracting the right calibre of talent to ensure the continued sustainable growth of the business and we will re-engage with shareholders to reach a consensus on this
The Independent (uk)
added Jan 27, 2017 14:36

FTSE 350: Big tobacco shifts focus back to the US ($$)

cigarette makers tried to keep a low profile. But this is changing, as demonstrated by the recent moves of the UK’s two listed tobacco groups: British American Tobacco (BATS) and Imperial Brands (IMB).
Investors Chronicle
added Jan 26, 2017 22:39

Under fire, HHS nominee Tom Price says financial dealings were legal

The question was among the most antagonistic and personally hitting for Price, who had said earlier that his father had been a "Lucky Strike smoker from World War II" who died from emphysema. "I have no idea what stocks I held in the '90s or the 2000s or
added Jan 25, 2017 17:25
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