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[Netherlands] Europe’s largest pension fund to drop tobacco and nuclear weapons

Europe’s biggest pension fund, ABP of the Netherlands, plans to ax tobacco and nuclear weapons from its investment portfolio. The €405bn scheme joins a growing list of institutional investors in shunning stocks they deem harmful to the environment and t
Financial Times (uk)
added Jan 11, 2018 19:34
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Norway's wealth fund may blacklist firms over recruitment practices

The Norwegian parliament has set several ethics mandates for the fund, targeting tobacco makers, human rights violations and excessive emissions of climate change gases, among others, as grounds for exclusion from the fund’s investment portfolio.
Reuters
added Jan 11, 2018 19:23
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[Netherlands] UPDATE 2-Dutch ABP pension fund to pull investments in tobacco, nuclear arms makers

Floris Italianer, director of the Dutch Heart Foundation, praised ABP for taking a leading role in helping to discourage tobacco use and called on other financial institutions to follow suit. ”ABP has provided a good example: it is high time to stop inv
Reuters
added Jan 11, 2018 19:22
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Why This Marijuana Stock Skyrocketed 157% in 2017

22nd Century is a plant biotechnology company that genetically engineers and breeds tobacco and cannabis plants to make them more valuable. Its primary work includes low-nicotine tobacco plants and hemp plants that can be used in soil remediation, but it
Motley Fool
added Jan 10, 2018 23:55
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Pot Stocks Soar as California Gets Ready to Get High

There is overlap among the alcohol, tobacco and cannabis industries ...Ahrens said in a Bloomberg TV interview, with mergers and acquisitions or "at least" joint ventures likely. The three work well together, he said, noting his AdvisorShares Vice ETF inc
Bloomberg News
added Jan 1, 2018 12:05
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VIDEO: AdvisorShares MD Sees Pot, Alcohol Companies Combining

Dan Ahrens, AdvisorShares Investments managing director, says he expects increased M&A activity between marijuana, tobacco and alcohol companies. He speaks with Bloomberg's Julie Hyman on "Bloomberg ETF IQ."
Bloomberg News
added Jan 1, 2018 12:00
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VIDEO: Pressured Tobacco Industry Looks To Smokeless Products: Shea

Ken Shea, Senior Analyst Global Food, Beverages & Tobacco for Bloomberg Intelligence, on how the pressure is on for smokeless products to save the tobacco industry.
Bloomberg News
added Jan 1, 2018 11:59
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Share repurchases flourished locally in 2017 as corporate option with cash

Some previous major share-repurchase participants, such as Reynolds American Inc...were sidelined from buying back by pending sales of their respective company. In recent years, Reynolds fluctuated between returning 70 percent to 80 percent of its quarte
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jan 1, 2018 11:49
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[UK] The unprofitable reality of tobacco stocks

All of which suggests investors are being too sanguine about paying huge amounts for businesses now facing the prospect of shrinking demand, diminished pricing power and a less profitable alternative in smoke-free smoking.
City A.M. (uk)
added Dec 30, 2017 20:44
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[UK] Local councils cut millions of pounds from stop-smoking services while investments in tobacco companies soar

Investments in cigarette giants including Phillip Morris and Imperial Tobacco by local authorities in England have increased by hundreds of millions of pounds over the past five years. At the same time, councils have nearly halved the money available to
The Independent (uk)
added Dec 30, 2017 20:42
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