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Corporate News 19 Jan 2018 | 8:49 AM

BAT refutes small packs plan will increase number of smokers

KUALA LUMPUR: British American Tobacco (Malaysia) Bhd has refuted allegation that small packs of cigarettes proposed by the industry is to increase the number of smokers in the country.

Corporate News 08 Aug 2017 | 5:12 PM

Tien Wah makes a loss for first time in 15 years due to plant closure cost

KUALA LUMPUR: Tien Wah Press Holdings Bhd (TWPH) reported a loss attributable to shareholders of RM14.45mil for the second quarter (Q2) ended June 30, 2017 - its first quarterly loss in 15 years.

Stocks Analysis 23 Aug 2014 | 12:00 AM

Branding ban stalks debt-loaded Imperial Tobacco

PLANS to outlaw branded cigarette packaging in Britain are hanging over Imperial Tobacco Group Plc as the company clings onto its investment-grade rating after announcing US$7bil of debt-financed acquisitions.

Business 12 Feb 2014 | 9:04 AM

UK cost agency urges far wider use of statin drugs

LONDON: Doctors should use cholesterol-lowering statin drugs much more widely to prevent heart attacks and strokes, according to Britain's healthcare cost-effectiveness watchdog.

Business 23 Aug 2013 | 8:33 AM

U.S. Tobacco Trade Proposal Draws Fire From Both Sides

WASHINGTON: A U.S. trade proposal aimed at eliminating foreign tariffs on U.S. tobacco products while preserving the right of governments to adopt anti-smoking regulations is drawing fire from opposing sides - public health and business groups.

Business 03 Sep 2012 | 12:00 AM

KLCI close at all-time high, Axiata in focus

e FBM KLCI closed at an all-time high of 1,653.90 on Monday, giving a firm start for September, boosted by local fund buying of telco stocks including Axiata.

Business 03 Sep 2012 | 12:00 AM

KLCI near all-time high, broader market mixed

The FBM KLCI staged a strong start for September, with the FBM KLCI near the all-time intra day high of 1,655 at midday on Monday, underpinned by selected fund buying of Axiata, Telekom and CIMB.

Business 15 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Australian court deals blow to global tobacco giants

CANBERRA: Australia called on the rest of the world to match its tough new anti-tobacco marketing laws after its highest court on Wednesday dismissed a challenge from international cigarette companies in a major test case.

Business 13 Jan 2012 | 12:00 AM

Australia fumes over kangaroo cigarette packs

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's government has lambasted British and American Tobacco for using the image of a kangaroo on packets of cigarettes sold in Europe, ramping up hostilities with Big Tobacco ahead of a legal battle over plain-packaging laws.