Philip Morris International, the world’s largest international tobacco company, has said it could eventually stub out cigarette sales as it launched an alternative product in the UK yesterday.
Thu, 01 Dec, 2016
The Taoiseach has been accused of jeopardising new EU tobacco laws by holding secret talks with industry representatives.
Sat, 25 May, 2013
Investors went shopping for festive bargains today as the last session before the UK Stock Exchange's Christmas break ended with the FTSE 100 Index marginally higher.
Mon, 24 Dec, 2012
The prospect of a knife-edge US presidential election shook investors' confidence and sent the London market lower today.
Mon, 05 Nov, 2012
An agreement to boost the eurozone bailout fund lifted London’s leading shares index today and helped it finish the first quarter of 2012 with gains of 3.5%.
Fri, 30 Mar, 2012
The London market struggled to make gains today despite a rally among banking stocks, as the eurozone debt crisis continued to worry investors.
Wed, 25 May, 2011
The London market was kept afloat by mining giants today after the owner of Currys and PC World issued a profits warning triggering declines among retailers.
Wed, 30 Mar, 2011
The Christmas retail reporting season created more winners and losers today as the wider market eased back from yesterday’s fresh two-and-a-half year high.
Thu, 13 Jan, 2011
The London market closed lower today as investors feared US Federal Reserve plans to inject more cash into the economy may fall short of expectations.
Wed, 27 Oct, 2010
Stocks were subdued on both sides of the Atlantic today as investors took profits after Monday’s big gains.
Tue, 03 Aug, 2010
London's FTSE 100 Index fought back from hefty falls today, but oil giant BP remained deep in the red after failing again to block the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Tue, 01 Jun, 2010
The London market stemmed its losses today as worries over the Greek debt crisis were eased by better news from the US and healthy corporate results.
Thu, 29 Apr, 2010
The London market hit a new 22-month high today amid decent economic news despite the growing prospect of an International Monetary Fund bail-out for Greece.
Thu, 15 Apr, 2010
Former Bank of Ireland governor Richard Burrows is to become chairman of global tobacco giant British American Tobacco (BAT), it was announced today.
Wed, 19 Aug, 2009
A US federal appeals court today agreed with the major elements of a 2006 landmark ruling that found the nation's top tobacco companies guilty of racketeering and fraud for deceiving the public about the dangers of smoking.
Fri, 22 May, 2009
A reassuring trading update from insurer Aviva and better-than-expected results by oil major BP helped settle stock market nerves today.
Tue, 28 Oct, 2008
The FTSE 100 Index roared to its biggest-ever one-day gain today as hopes of a solution to the crisis gripping the financial system sent shares soaring.
Fri, 19 Sep, 2008
Positive first quarter results and the impact of high oil prices on energy firms meant the London market resumed its upward path today.
Wed, 07 May, 2008
The FTSE 100 Index broke a week-long losing streak today as takeover talk in the property sector and early advances for US markets lifted blue-chip stocks.
Wed, 05 Mar, 2008
The FTSE 100 Index dropped back into negative territory after more volatile trading today as persistent US recession fears held back a London recovery.
Wed, 23 Jan, 2008
Strong commodity prices have ensured the London market remained in positive territory as it sought to recoup losses after last week's correction.
Thu, 08 Mar, 2007
The London market kept hold of gains from its previous session today as investors appeared determined to recoup recent falls.
Wed, 07 Mar, 2007
London shares were back in favour today as investors began hunting down bargains after the recent stock market bloodbath.
Tue, 06 Mar, 2007
Investors enjoyed a good session in London today as rising commodity prices boosted heavyweight stocks and the Bank of England left interest rates on hold.
Thu, 06 Jul, 2006
Further losses for Vodafone and a disappointing performance from oil stocks took the shine off a strong session for corporate results today.
Tue, 28 Feb, 2006
After five years of legal wrangling, America‘s largest cigarette-makers are today meeting federal lawyers in court for the trial phase of the government’s record $280bn (€229.7bn) civil racketeering suit against the tobacco industry.
Tue, 21 Sep, 2004
Wall Street rallied late today for the second day in a row, but the pattern of trading left market-watchers doubtful that the advance would hold ahead of a key Federal Reserve meeting and the handover of power in Iraq next week.
Wed, 23 Jun, 2004
THE Government, in its determination to introduce a ban on smoking in bars and other public places, should ensure that it cannot be accused of double standards.
Sat, 30 Aug, 2003
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