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[Canada] Why Quebec ruling is a headache for big tobacco

Says Moody's: We regard the announcement as credit negative for BAT, PMI and Japan Tobacco as it points to an increased litigation risk for the industry in Canada with the total award of CAD$15.6 billion being the largest in Canadian history. As a resul
Financial Times (uk)
added Jun 3, 2015 17:19
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[Canada] Ethical investors are being rewarded in this life: study

Here are some highlights from the study: Responsible investing (RI) equity funds outperformed their benchmarks 63 percent of the time RI equity funds outperformed their benchmarks on various risk measures 55 percent of the time, demonstrating the abilit
Business News Network (ca)
added Jun 3, 2015 17:17
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[Canada, UK] Philip Morris: A New Challenge Emerges

cigarettes are already extensively taxed worldwide, with the rationale usually being to cover the health care costs. While there is obviously some tail risk, Philip Morris offers more than enough of a reward via its 5% dividend yield.
Seeking Alpha blog network
added Jun 3, 2015 17:14
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Vector Group Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend

regular quarterly cash dividend on its common stock of $0.40 per share. The quarterly cash dividend will be payable on June 30, 2015 to holders of record as of June 17, 2015.
Business Wire
added Jun 3, 2015 10:36
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[Canada, UK] BATS earnings face 7% fall from Canadian lawsuit but full penalty unlikely, says Nomura

Nomura said BATS has the most to lose, although it's unlikely the full payment will be made."If the full payment needs to be made, there is the possibility that it bankrupts all of the tobacco majors... Nomura estimates that Canada makes up around 7% of B
ShareCast(uk)
added Jun 2, 2015 22:05
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[Canada, UK] With BAT hit with a £5.5bn fine, is now the time to stub out tobacco shares?

Some 148 of the funds available to UK investors have BAT in their ten biggest investments, while 121 have large amounts of cash in Imperial Tobacco. The Woodford Equity Income Fund, run by Neil Woodford, has 16 per cent of its money in tobacco firms incl
This is Money (uk)
added Jun 2, 2015 21:41
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[Canada, UK] Tobacco shares tumble following £8.2bn damages ruling

“there is the possibility that it bankrupts all of the tobacco majors in the [Canadian] market, with the payments dwarfing the annual operating profit...as we understand, all of these companies are separate – ring-fenced – legal entities, and therefore th
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Jun 2, 2015 21:39
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[Canada] $15B tobacco ruling barely dents stocks as analysts predict penalty will come down

On Tuesday, shares of Imperial Tobacco's parent company, British American Tobacco Plc, fell 2.4 per cent in London. Japan Tobacco Inc., the parent of JTI-Macdonald, saw its stock slip 1.8 per cent in Tokyo.
Financial Post (ca)
added Jun 2, 2015 21:37
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[North Carolina] Feds make recommendation in Reynolds pension suit

The U.S. Solicitor General’s Office recommends the U.S. Supreme Court not address a petition for a writ of certiorari filed by a unit of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in December.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jun 2, 2015 13:18
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[Canada, UK] Tobacco firm shares hit after record Canadian court fines of £8bn

British American Tobacco, which owns Imperial Tobacco Canada, saw shares down 1 per cent, or around 50p, when markets opened in London on Tuesday. BAT is only party to the proceedings through its Imperial Tobacco Canada subsidiary.
The Independent (uk)
added Jun 2, 2015 07:42
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