The number of cigarettes sold in Ireland has dropped by nearly a quarter over the past five years, according to a report.
Mon, 05 Aug, 2019
A cigarette factory in the North is to close with the loss of almost 900 jobs.
Tue, 07 Oct, 2014
The UK competition watchdog today hit 10 retailers and two tobacco manufacturers with fines totalling £225m (€255.9m) for "unlawful practices" in pricing of cigarettes, cigars and rolling tobacco.
Fri, 16 Apr, 2010
British department store chain Debenhams today named its successor to retail veteran John Lovering, who is stepping down after seven years as chairman.
Fri, 29 Jan, 2010
CIGARETTE smuggling is costing the state hundreds of millions of euro in lost levies.
Sat, 25 Jul, 2009
Office of Fair Trading (OFT) investigators in the UK have contacted manufacturers of leading household brands as part of an inquiry into alleged price fixing.
Tue, 29 Apr, 2008
Supermarkets including Tesco and Sainsbury’s were today among 11 retail chains in the UK accused of anti-competitive pricing practices on tobacco products.
Fri, 25 Apr, 2008
Tobacco giant Gallaher’s creation of 95 new jobs at its Co Antrim plant could draw in further employment, it was claimed today.
Thu, 27 Sep, 2007
The UK's biggest pubs company, Punch Taverns, today sold a collection of 869 pubs to rival Admiral Taverns.
Thu, 19 Apr, 2007
Imperial Tobacco could be poised to make a third takeover approach to Gauloises cigarette maker Altadis, it was reported today.
Mon, 16 Apr, 2007
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 Government is not doing enough to stop children taking up smoking, a leading anti-tobacco campaigner said yesterday as new figures showed that cigarette sales are on the increase in Ireland.
Sat, 03 Mar, 2007
Wall Street extended its advance today after reports showed inflation remained tame in November and US industrial production rose for the first time in two months amid increased output by vehicle makers.
Fri, 15 Dec, 2006
The FTSE 100 Index powered to its highest level for nearly six years today as investors welcomed the end of an investigation into an arms deal between BAE Systems and Saudi Arabia.
Benson & Hedges and Silk Cut owner Gallaher today backed a £7.5bn (€11.2bn) takeover offer from the world’s third largest tobacco company.
Japan Tobacco has agreed to acquire Britain’s Gallaher Group for nearly £10bn (€14.9bn), the largest corporate acquisition by a Japanese company, it is reported today.
The London market was on the rise today after takeover interest in cigarette giant Gallaher lit up the tobacco sector.
Thu, 07 Dec, 2006
Cigarette makers offered a spark to the London’s leading shares today amid speculation over a takeover battle for Benson & Hedges owner Gallaher.
Tobacco shares were ignited today by speculation over a takeover battle for Gallaher, which owns the brands Benson & Hedges and Silk Cut.
ANTI-SMOKING campaigners last night called for €2 extra to be put on a packet of 20 cigarettes to stub out the rising numbers of smokers.
Fri, 01 Dec, 2006
A takeover bid for Scottish Power and the dramatic appointment of a new boss at ITV failed to lift the London market today as a weakening US dollar continued to take its toll.
Tue, 28 Nov, 2006
Tobacco stocks jumped today following a favourable European Court ruling on import taxes.
Thu, 23 Nov, 2006
Friends Provident led the FTSE 100 Index into the black today after better-than-expected sales figures.
Tue, 31 Oct, 2006
The FTSE 100 Index closed above the 6200 mark today for the first time since February 2001.
Wed, 25 Oct, 2006
Jitters over interest rates impacted on world markets today as investors awaited the US Federal Reserve’s next move on borrowing costs.
Tue, 27 Jun, 2006
The FTSE 100 Index bounced back above the 5800 level today as it recovered more than half of yesterday's losses.
Wed, 01 Mar, 2006
Sentiment in London remained fragile today with HBOS shares taking a beating because it failed to top expectations for annual profits like many of its rivals.
Silk Cut maker Gallaher lifted annual profits by 2% today but warned the tough conditions impacting its European division were likely to continue.
The London market had the 5600 threshold firmly in its sights tonight after hopes of an early cut in interest rates ensured a fourth positive session in a row.
Wed, 21 Dec, 2005
INTERNATIONAL cigarette maker Gallaher Group has maintained its market leader position in Ireland, this year, with a 49.1% share of the tobacco sector.
Sat, 17 Dec, 2005
Public trust in the British government has been weakened by Northern Ireland Security Minister Shaun Woodward distancing the IRA from organised crime, it was claimed today.
Tue, 13 Dec, 2005
Potential blows to the profits of the UK’s heavyweight companies kept investors away from the London market today.
Tue, 04 Oct, 2005
The London market lost sight of its recent milestones today as investors fretted over a warning from oil giant BP that storm damage may harm its profits.
The telecoms sector ensured the FTSE 100 Index remained in the ascendancy today following a positive update from mobile phone operator O2.
Tue, 27 Sep, 2005
The FTSE 100 Index saw its four-day winning streak come to an end today after £1bn was wiped off the value of Tesco.
Tue, 20 Sep, 2005
Record profits from Tesco failed to excite the market today as the FTSE 100 Index stayed close to its opening mark.
The feelgood factor was in evidence again in London today as the FTSE 100 Index edged towards a key milestone.
Wed, 07 Sep, 2005
The FTSE 100 Index extended its recent rally today after figures from some of the UK’s biggest firms drew applause in the City.
The London market held its nerve today to secure its best finish since the summer of 2002.
Fri, 17 Jun, 2005
Booming demand for metals in China sparked a flurry of interest in mining stocks and helped the FTSE 100 Index to advance today.
Thu, 16 Jun, 2005
London shares returned from the holiday weekend in lacklustre form today despite gains by tobacco stocks.
Tue, 31 May, 2005
Imperial Tobacco shares rose 2% today after the cigarette maker won a landmark case at the Court of Session in Edinburgh.
The London market finished off a week of modest progress on a low note today.
Fri, 27 May, 2005
Optimism returned to the retail sector and telecoms stocks were in demand as the London market wrapped up a third consecutive session of gains today.
Thu, 19 May, 2005
The FTSE 100 Index ended today firmly in negative territory despite an upbeat start to the session in New York.
Wed, 20 Apr, 2005
The FTSE 100 Index survived a late scare from across the Atlantic today to register its first positive finish of the week.
Wed, 13 Apr, 2005
The FTSE 100 Index ended the week within touching distance of the 5000 barrier today as investors breathed a sigh of relief at lower oil prices.
Fri, 08 Apr, 2005
The London market finished the week in good form after economic news pointed to an interest rate hold next week.
Fri, 01 Apr, 2005
The London market slumped today as record rises in oil prices and the US current account deficit combined with a profits from General Motors to shake confidence.
Wed, 16 Mar, 2005
Banks and betting firms dragged the London market into the red today as traders failed to warm to the latest batch of corporate news.
Wed, 02 Mar, 2005
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