Load shedding hits British American Tobacco output

2015-05-08 06:18

British American Tobacco, the world's No.2 cigarette maker, is losing as much as 10% of its South African output due to power cuts, says a senior official.

BAT toughening it out in Zim

2015-02-23 17:36

British American Tobacco has posted net profit of $13.45m despite depressed consumer spending, rising unemployment and a continued rise in sin tax.

British American Tobacco profit hit by pound

2014-07-30 11:15

British American Tobacco has reported lower revenue and profit for six months, hurt by the strong British pound and a slight decline in volume.

N Zealand plans logo-free cigarette packs

2013-02-19 11:04

New Zealand has planned to make tobacco companies remove their logos from cigarette packs but will wait until a challenge to a similar Australian law is resolved.

BAT playing dirty, says Mugabe

2012-11-29 08:55

President Robert Mugabe has accused British American Tobacco of using criminal means to kill its major competitor, locally-owned Savanna Tobacco, in Zimbabawe.

SA plans to ban brands on cigarette packets

2012-08-16 09:22

South Africa will follow Australia's example by trying to ban the display of brand names on tobacco packets, according to a report.

Tobacco firms lose landmark case

2012-08-15 10:25

Global tobacco firms have lost a "watershed" court battle to Australia's plain packaging laws in a closely-watched case that will have a worldwide impact.

BAT gains from price hikes as Q3 rebounds

2011-10-26 10:34

British American Tobacco has reported a 7% rise in sales for the first nine months of the year and says it expects good earnings growth.

Bear not betting

2011-07-28 00:00

The just-released annual report from Reinet Investments is a bit of a let-down. Certainly the flurry of small(ish) deals brought to the table during the latter part of its second half of the year to end-March 2011 (Jagersfontein, 36south, Renshaw Bay and Pension Corporation) might have set the stage for a few interesting post-balance sheet events.

Midsummer gladness

2011-07-14 00:00

The dividend season will soon be opening for companies that announce their full- or half-year financial results at end-June. There could be a few interesting results for investors.


BAT to fight UK plain packaging law

2015-02-27 10:45

British American Tobacco , the world's second-largest cigarette maker, says it will take action if the plan to put cigarettes in "plain packaging" is enacted.

Tobacco company reaches $575m deal

2014-12-19 15:00

British American Tobacco says it has agreed to pay $575m to settle litigation with the Flintkote company regarding disputed dividends and asbestos claims.

Big tobacco returns to British TV

2014-02-17 19:43

British American Tobacco will become the biggest tobacco company to show a television advert for e-cigarettes in Britain.

BAT denies espionage allegations

2012-12-03 08:45

BAT Zimbabwe has denied allegations of espionage levelled against the tobacco cigarette manufacturer by its Zimbabwean competitors.

BAT in ad bid to stop plain packaging

2012-08-22 08:39

British American Tobacco has launched an advertising campaign in New Zealand opposing plans to introduce plain packaging.

SA alert on smoking brands case

2012-08-15 13:27

South Africa has not yet indicated whether it will ban brands on tobacco packets, but is keeping a close eye on Austalia, says the anti-smoking watchdog.

BAT launches budget tobacco brand

2012-05-17 09:48

British American Tobacco Australia is launching a budget cigarette brand, the latest salvo in a spat with the government, which accuses it of targeting teenagers.

Zim bank chief hits out at Mugabe plan

2011-08-19 21:36

Zimbabwe's central bank chief has warned against a plan to sanction foreign firms which do not sell majority stakes to locals.

Upbeat BAT posts profit hike

2011-07-27 08:44

After posting a 10% increase in interim earnings, British American Tobacco says it is on track for another good year.

Strong rise in BAT stock

2011-05-15 10:38

British American Tobacco’s share price has risen more than the JSE and London Stock Exchange this year.

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