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Market report: Imperial dips as deal talk stubbed out

Imperial Brands slipped back towards multi-year lows after Japan Tobacco’s new boss poured cold water on hopes of a mega deal being struck by the two tobacco giants. (21-0)

Deals of the day-Mergers and acquisitions

2018-01-17 reuters
Jan 17 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1100 GMT on Wednesday: (63-2)

Japan Post chief sees bright future beyond mail services

Even for Masatsugu Nagato, an experienced business executive who has worked in prominent companies, making Japan Post Holdings Co. stand on its own two feet as a private company comes as a daunting challenge. (4-0)

As people in Japan smoke less, Japan Tobacco’s new CEO looks abroad for growth

The 52-year-old started off 2018 by taking the helm of the world’s third-largest tobacco company. While the view from his new Tokyo office may be different than the one from his previous stint at the international unit in Switzerland, the obstacles the company faces will look familiar to the 28-year veteran: tighter global regulations, slowing cigarette demand and competition to offer high-tech smoking devices. (5-0)

New CEO of Japan Tobacco Looks Abroad in Hunt for Growth - Bloomberg

2018-01-04 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. (5-0)

2017 an extraordinary year for BIR — Dominguez

2017-12-29 philstar
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Finance (DOF) said 2017 is an extraordinary year for the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) primarily due to its all out-campaign against major tax evaders. (2-0)

Special Report: How Philip Morris is selling regulators on its hot new smoking device - Channel NewsAsia

2017-12-21 channelnewsasia
In Tokyo's upscale Ginza shopping district, around the corner from the sparkling storefronts of Tiffany & Co and Cartier, shoppers searching for a new device called iQOS can buy it in a boutique behind a glass façade. The store combines a high-tech aesthetic with the feel of an exclusive club: The young woman at the door says a members-only smoking lounge is upstairs. (165-0)

Japan ETFs in Focus as Business Confidence Hits 11-Year High

2017-12-19 zacks
Business confidence among Japan’s biggest manufacturers is at an 11-year high, per a central bank survey. Strong global demand has been strengthening Japan’s economy. (55-0)

More seized Mighty cigarettes destroyed

2017-12-12 bworldonline
THE SECOND batch of seized Mighty Corp. cigarettes were destroyed yesterday, Dec. 12, and used as alternative fuel in producing cement. (2-0)

Japan's GDP Growth Revised Upward: ETFs in Focus

2017-12-08 zacks
Japan’s GDP improved at an impressive pace in the three-month period ended September and grew for the seventh straight quarter owing to strong exports. The initial reading was revised upward, as export recovery contributed to growth (read: ETFs in Focus as Bank of Japan Holds Policy Steady). (10-0)

Japan ETFs in Focus as Retail Sales Fall

2017-11-29 zacks
Japan’s retail sales fell short of expectations in October, after a weak GDP reading in the third quarter. Retail sales declined 0.2% year-over-year in October compared with expectations of 0.2% increase, per the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry. Moreover, it remained unchanged on a monthly basis compared with expectations of an increase of 0.2% (read: Japan GDP Grows for Seven Straight Quarters: ETFs in Focus). (10-0)

Market report: Soaring Findel helps Mike Ashley recapture mojo

Mike Ashley recaptured a bit of his business mojo yesterday after Sports Direct’s stake in Findel surged in value as the catalogue shopping firm brushed aside the retail sector’s blues ahead of the crucial festive season. (2-0)

U.K. Stocks For 2018, Part 1

2017-11-28 seekingalpha
With only a month to go, we’re fast approaching a 10 year bull market, apparently the second oldest on record without at least a 20% drop in the S&P 500. I’m increasingly anxious, knowing it's simply a matter of when we’ll see a correction of any kind. We’re seeing record highs on a weekly basis, and most companies are undoubtedly expensive. (32-1)

4,000 jobs on the line as wholesaler Palmer & Harvey heads towards administration

Embattled wholesaler Palmer & Harvey is expected to tumble into administration today putting 4,000 workers at risk just weeks before Christmas despite months of rescue takeover talks. (2-0)

Baer Hunted - Bloomberg Gadfly

2017-11-27 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. (2-0)

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