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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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SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC Notifies Investors of Class Action Against Philip Morris International Inc. (PM) and Lead Plaintiff Deadline: February 20, 2018

Such investors are encouraged to join this case by visiting the firm's site: http://www.bgandg.com/pm. This class action seeks to recover damages against Defendants for alleged violations of the federal securities laws under the Securities Exchange Act o
PR Newswire
added Dec 26, 2017 16:09
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SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC Announces Investigation of Philip Morris International Inc. (PM)

Reuters reported that "[f]ormer employees and contractors [of Phillip Morris] have detailed irregularities in the clinical experiments that underpin Philip Morris International's application to the FDA for approval of its iQOS smoking device." The article
PR Newswire
added Dec 22, 2017 16:45
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11 Best Selling Cigarette Brands In US

The 11 best selling cigarette brands in US contribute huge revenues to the US Treasury every year in the form of tobacco taxes and legal settlements. According to Euromonitor, about 263.4 billion sticks were sold in the U.S., accounting for $94.4 billion
Insider Monkey
added Dec 22, 2017 15:32
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The Best Tobacco Stocks of 2017

the tobacco industry isn't the same as it was 12 months ago, and the waters are increasingly muddied about what is domestic and what is international. That's primarily due to the continued consolidation under way in the market, with British American Toba
Motley Fool
added Dec 22, 2017 15:13
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[France] Natixis Joins BNP Paribas in Stopping Business Linked to Tobacco

French bank Natixis SA said it’s decided to stop doing business with companies linked to tobacco, joining other lenders distancing themselves from the industry. Natixis will end financing and investment activities for tobacco producers, manufacturers, w
Bloomberg News
added Dec 21, 2017 06:19
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Wall Street eases as investors look past tax revamp

Altria (MO.N) rose 1.7 percent after Berenberg upgraded the stock saying a lower tax rate would boost the tobacco company’s profit and shareholder payouts.
Reuters
added Dec 21, 2017 06:18
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Muni Debt That Beat Stocks Likely Won't Deliver Repeat Next Year

High-yield municipal bonds backed by legal-settlement payments from tobacco companies have returned 20.4 percent this year, more than the S&P 500 index. Don’t expect a repeat in 2018.
Bloomberg News
added Dec 18, 2017 16:02
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Will 2018 Be Philip Morris International Inc's Best Year Yet?

Despite a declining customer base and greater restrictions being placed on smoking in markets all around the globe, there is a convergence of events happening in 2018 that could make the year Philip Morris International's (NYSE:PM) best one yet.
Motley Fool
added Dec 15, 2017 03:04
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[UK] BAT reveals second interim dividend ahead of quarterly move

British American Tobacco has declared a second interim dividend of 43.6p per ordinary share this year, to be paid in February as it makes a move to paying out returns on a quarterly basis. The dividend will be payable on 8 February to shareholders regist
Digital Look (uk)
added Dec 5, 2017 13:53
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