Tribunal gives green light to British American Tobacco, Twisp merger

2019-08-13 15:40

The Competition Tribunal has conditionally approved the acquisition of South African e-cigarette seller, Twisp, by international cigarette giant, British American Tobacco.

Vaping in SA may cost more if British American Tobacco is allowed to buy Twisp, Competition Commission says

2018-07-26 15:10

BAT is already a global e-cigarette player and could easily have entered the South African market without buying a competitor, the Commission says.

BAT expands in SA with vape deal

2017-12-21 19:10

BAT, the world’s second-largest traded cigarette maker, has agreed to buy South African vaping company Twisp.

JSE edges lower as US nicotine announcement threatens tobacco producers

2017-07-28 18:42

The JSE was dragged into the red by British American Tobacco and Reinet, which hold a large investment in British American Tobacco, following an announcement from the US that nicotine levels in cigarettes need to be lowered.

BAT bets on vaping as tobacco giants battle with new devices

2016-12-02 17:07

Trailing Philip Morris International in the contest to move smoking alternatives beyond e-cigarettes is just fine with British American Tobacco.

@espionageSA whistleblower uncovered

2016-09-24 06:57

The whistleblowers behind the Twitter handle @espionageSA, who have leaked thousands of pages of information on the illegal spying, corruption and money laundering going on behind the scenes in the tobacco industry, have come out into the open.

SA warned of tax knock, job losses on new smoking laws

2016-06-02 07:54

SA's plans to tighten the anti-smoking laws will ignite the illicit trade in cigarettes, thereby removing billions of rands of tax revenue and threatening jobs, BAT has warned.

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 names insider as new CEO

2018-09-25 10:07

The global tobacco giant announced that the current chief operating officer of its international business will succeed Nicandro Durante as CEO following the latter's retirement in April 2019.

Trump's tax cut to lower rate for British American Tobacco

2018-01-09 12:08

JSE-listed British American Tobacco has announced that its effective tax rate is set to fall from about 30% to the 'high twenties' following the passage of US legislation.

BAT sells second-biggest global bond issue of 2017

2017-08-09 08:24

British American Tobacco sold the second-largest bond deal of the year to finance its purchase of the portion of Reynolds American that it didn’t already own.

BAT Zim unit stuck with $7m in foreign shareholder dividends

2017-07-26 14:36

The Zimbabwean unit of British American Tobacco says interim cash and cash equivalents have risen by $7m as it is unable to pay foreign shareholders owing to foreign currency shortages.

The benefits of smoking

2016-11-27 08:32

Best intentions for public health can have unintended economic consequences, writes Soraya Zoueihid

British American Tobacco 'bribed' police - affidavit

2016-08-16 08:34

British American Tobacco has been accused of bribing police officers, spying on competitors, and sourcing business information on its rivals from Sars officials.

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.

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.

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