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.

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.

The perils of poor disclosure

2011-03-24 10:37

Marc Hasenfuss ponders whether there's a need for greater transparency by investment companies or if competency is enough.

SA investors wary of tech stocks

2011-01-04 10:49

Global deals like Goldman's investment in Facebook highlight tech stock value but SA asset managers remain wary of the technology sector, writes Marc Ashton.

I'm sticking with Reinet

2010-11-08 09:54

It's rarely worth betting against the Ruperts, especially in a fledgling investment vehicle like Reinet, says Marc Hasenfuss.

Strong rand: can you coin it?

2010-10-22 08:46

SA is among the walking wounded in the global currency war. But while a strong rand makes life difficult for local investors, it does offer opportunities.

Capital growth still disappoints

2010-07-27 18:22

Although cash should still be seen as a "trashy" asset class, investors do not have many other places to park their money, says an analyst.


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.

Rupert-stal verloor ’n bietjie fut

2011-04-21 00:00

Die aandele in die ou Rembrandt-groep – kom ons noem dit nou die Rupert-stal – het gewoonlik met gemak beter gevaar as die top-40-indeks. Dit is ook waarom die groter groep dikwels die status gehad het as SA se beste koop-en-hou-aandeel.

BAT grows profit, market share

2011-02-24 09:59

British American Tobacco, owner of cigarette brands like Peter Stuyvesant and Dunhill, has posted a 15% profit increase and grew market share in the year to end-December.

Dying for a fag

2010-12-23 00:00

THERE HAVE BEEN retrenchments at British American Tobacco South Africa – so far mainly at its head office in Stellenbosch. But it could get much worse if draft regulations published by the Department of Health become law, possibly leading to the closure of BATSA’s Heidelberg factory and the loss of more than 1 300 jobs.

BAT on track for year growth

2010-10-27 09:18

British American Tobacco has reported a continued good performance in the nine months to the end of September 2010.

BAT blazes on

2010-07-28 10:57

British American Tobacco has reported encouraging market share growth from its "big four" global drive brands, which helped lift both revenue and operating profit.

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