BAT to cough up billions in Canada for tobacco suit

2015-06-07 15:00

In one of the largest awards against big tobacco, the jewel in Reinet Investments’ crown has just been hit with an order to pay billions in moral and punitive damages for endangering smokers in Canada, but has made no provision for the payment.

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.


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.

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