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[Australia, UK] The doctor who beat big tobacco

Two months later at Geneva’s plush Beau Rivage Hotel, King looked out over a sea of faces, mostly delegates gathered for the World Health Assembly, and introduced her “new best friend”, AXA boss Thomas Buberl. AXA, he said, would forthwith sell €200m of
The Guardian (uk)
added Aug 1, 2016 21:46
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E-Cigarettes Want Your Attention Now (Before the FDA Steps In)

The FDA doesn’t regulate e-cigarettes—at least for now—but the potential of future marketing curbs has the nascent industry angling for smokers’ attention, whether at a huge music festival like Bonnaroo or with a commercial showing a baby doing the Gang
Business Week/Bloomberg
added Jun 11, 2013 12:08
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[Australia] Is Plain Packaging Running out of Some Steam?

There will be ups-and-downs in Plain Packaging’s (PP) risk, and any indication of industry success could re-energize the anti-tobacco community. Nevertheless, we believe that recent developments are consistent with PP losing some momentum.
Morgan Stanley
added May 15, 2013 18:46
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Tobacco’s a Hot Prospect in 2018

Bennett writes that Philip Morris should benefit from the Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee's review of its iQOS system expected next week, which could help it gain ground after recent pressures. At Altria, he writes that the focus will be on
Barron's
added Jan 22, 2018 05:45
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5 Things Philip Morris Management Wants You to Know

Following the company's most recent earnings report, Philip Morris CFO Jacek Olczak made comments about the results. By looking at them, you can get a better sense of what Philip Morris sees as its long-term strategy. 1. iQOS is the growth driver for Phi
Motley Fool
added Oct 31, 2017 02:56
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What to Expect From Big Tobacco In 2017

Through price hikes, cost-cutting, and consolidation, U.S. tobacco companies have continued doing well. With the industry's most basic problem -- fewer smokers in many areas -- still front and center 2017 is likely to hold more of the same. Also look fo
Motley Fool
added Jan 6, 2017 01:52
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[Asia] Indian Marlboro-maker falls amid government plan to ban FDI

Shares in India's licensed producer of Marlboro-branded cigarettes fell 17 per cent on Tuesday on news of a government plan to ban all foreign direct investment and licensing of foreign brands in the tobacco sector.
Financial Times (uk)
added Apr 26, 2016 18:39
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[Asia, Asia-pacific] Activist Hedge Fund Profits in Private as Japan Tobacco Says No

Though it lost every proxy fight, the Children’s Investment Fund claims a list of wins. Japan Tobacco Inc. boosted its payout ratio and said it would exit its beverage businesses. The state sold some of its stake. Since May 2011, the month the fund says i
Bloomberg News
added Jun 21, 2015 17:09
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3 Reasons Why Tobacco Is the Most ‘Successful’ Industry in History

First, there was the bad news. John Oliver skewered the industry for its litigation frenzy in his popular show last week. Then came the good news. According to a Credit Suisse research report released last week, tobacco is America’s most successful indu
Wall St. Cheat Sheet
added Feb 21, 2015 10:16
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Lorillard Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Combination with Reynolds American

The final results indicate that more than 98% of the shares voting at the special meeting voted in favor of the proposal, representing approximately 80% of all outstanding shares.
PR Newswire
added Jan 28, 2015 12:19
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