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Japan Tobacco taps exec from international division to be next president

Japan Tobacco Inc. has tapped Masamichi Terabatake, an executive at a unit controlling the cigarette maker’s international operations, to succeed President Mitsuomi Koizumi, sources said Sunday. (2-0)

Japan GDP Grows for Seven Straight Quarters: ETFs in Focus

2017-11-17 zacks
Japan’s GDP improved at an impressive pace in the quarter ended September and grew for the seventh straight quarter owing to strong exports. This is also the longest streak of GDP growth since 2001 (read: ETFs in Focus as Bank of Japan Holds Policy Steady). (10-0)

Japan health ministry to water down proposal on restaurant smoking: media

2017-11-17 channelnewsasia
TOKYO: Japan's health ministry is likely to drastically water down a proposal restricting smoking in restaurants, media said on Friday (Dec 17), a move that risks Tokyo becoming one of the unhealthiest hosts of the Olympic Games hosts in years. (2-0)

The Last Cigarette You'll Ever Smoke?

2017-11-14 seekingalpha
Cigarette smoking has been called one of the greatest public health issues of our time. According to the CDC, it is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States, accounting for 1 in every 5 deaths. In 2015, the CDC reported that about 15 of every 100 adults smoked cigarettes (~36.5 million people in the U.S.). Worldwide, there are an estimated 1 billion smokers, and smoking is responsible for half a million deaths per year. (415-4)

22nd Century Group's (XXII) CEO Henry Sicignano on Q3 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

2017-11-11 seekingalpha
Good day and welcome to the 22nd Century Third Quarter 2017 Business Update. Today’s conference is being recorded. At this time, I would like to turn the conference over to General Counsel of 22nd Century Group, Mr. Tom James. Please go ahead, sir. (462-2)

OPKO Health (OPK) Posts Wider-Than-Estimated Loss in Q3

2017-11-10 zacks
OPKO Health, Inc. (OPK - Free Report) reported loss of 8 cents per share in the third quarter of 2017, compared with a loss of 3 cents a year ago. Moreover, the loss was wider than the Zacks Consensus Estimate of a loss of 5 cents. (83-0)

JTI commits to grow PH operations – DOF

Global cigarette giant Japan Tobacco Inc. (JTI) has committed to expand its Philippine operations in line with its recent acquisition of homegrown brand Mighty, the Department of Finance (DOF) said. (2-0)

OPKO Health's (OPK) CEO Phillip Frost on Q3 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

2017-11-09 seekingalpha
Welcome to the OPKO Health Third Quarter Business Update Conference Call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. Following management’s prepared remarks, we’ll hold a Q&A session. [Operator Instructions] As a reminder, this conference is being recorded November 8, 2017. (75-1)

Philippines remains top choice for Japan investors — DTI

2017-11-07 philstar
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines remains a favored investment destination among Japanese companies as evidenced by the $6 billion worth of pledges secured during President Duterte’s recent visit to Japan , the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said. (13-0)

Imperial Brands Is Said to Acquire Maker of Vaping Liquids - Bloomberg

2017-11-01 bloomberg
Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. (3-0)

ETFs in Focus as Bank of Japan Holds Policy Steady

2017-10-31 zacks
Japan’s consumer prices increased for the ninth straight month in September. However, the markets see the rise in inflation as sluggish, since it is still far from Bank of Japan’s (BOJ) 2% target. In response, BOJ kept its monetary policy steady (read: Japan ETFs in Focus as Shinzo Abe Wins). (10-0)

Palmer & Harvey enters rescue takeover talks with Carlyle

The future of 4,000 Palmer & Harvey workers looks close to being secured after the wholesaler finally entered exclusive takeover talks with Carlyle private equity. (2-0)