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UNITED KINGDOM

BAT increases market share

30 Jul 2014. British American Tobacco (BAT) increase in its key market shares, led by a 0.6 percentage point rise in global drive brands, bolstered what the company said was an improving trend in cigarette shipping volume in the first six months of 2014.
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TURKEY

Black plain-pack by autumn?

30 Jul 2014. A package of tough anti-smoking measures that would require cigarettes be sold in plain black packs could be ready by autumn, the Hurriyet Daily News said in a story citing Health Minister Mehmet Müezuzzinoğlu.
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JAPAN

Russia punches hole in JTI volume

30 Jul 2014. Japan Tobacco International (JTI) combined cigarette and fine-cut shipment volume fell 5.8 per cent in the three months to 30 June as a sharp decline in Russia and surrounding countries overshadowed gains in Europe, the company said.
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UNITED STATES

RJRT profit rises 5.4 per cent

29 Jul 2014. RJ Reynolds Tobacco (RJRT) operating profit rose 5.4 per cent in the second quarter as higher prices for its products and lower payments into the Master Settlement Agreement offset a big slump in cigarette volume, said Reynolds American (RAI).
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TANZANIA

China orders 10,000 tonnes of tobacco

29 Jul 2014. Yunnan Tobacco International will purchase 10,000 tonnes of tobacco this season following a bilateral trade agreement with China signed in 2013, according to the Daily News of Tanzania.
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CHINA

Six-month cigarette volume 1.3 trillion

29 Jul 2014. Cigarette volume increased 0.2 percentage points to 1.3 trillion sticks through the first half of this year, enough to supply every Chinese citizen with 1,000 cigarettes through the six-month period, Xinhua reported.
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SWITZERLAND

Merklinger to head Product Line Coating at Bobst

28 Jul 2014. Bobst appointed Detlef Merklinger head of Product Line Coating, where he will oversee expansion in areas including paper coating and laminating, labelstock and tape production, the company said.
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UNITED STATES

Investor sues to block Lorillard sale

24 Jul 2014. A Lorillard investor filed suit to block the proposed takeover of the US cigarette maker by Reynolds American, a deal that also involves international players British American Tobacco (BAT) and Imperial Tobacco, Bloomberg reported.
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PM USA 2nd quarter volume down

22 Jul 2014. Philip Morris USA cigarette shipments fell an adjusted 4 per cent in the three months to 30 June, less than the general US industry decline of about 4.5 per cent, said parent company Altria.
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Judge rules 3 TPSAC members had conflicts of interest

22 Jul 2014. A federal judge ruled three voting members of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) tobacco science advisory panel had conflicts of interest, and barred FDA from using a 2011 report on menthol cigarettes, Bloomberg reported.
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