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Iraq, Syria weigh on Imperial Tobacco

By John Lee. Imperial Brands, formerly Imperial Tobacco Group, stated on Wednesday that "ongoing instability [in Iraq and Syria] continued to impact performance, particularly of Gauloises and Gitanes" cigarette brands. In its half-year results to the end of March, the company said that Iraq and Syris now represent less than 3 percent of total Group […]

Imperial Tobacco Hit by Iraq Slump

By John Lee. Imperial Tobacco Group, Europe’s second-biggest tobacco company, has reported that its revenues and profits for the nine months to the end of June were reduced by difficulties with its Iraq business. In a statement to the markets, the company said: "Underlying tobacco net revenue was flat but grew 1 per cent excluding […]