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Villiger Group has new CEO

Villiger Group has new CEO

| March 23, 2016

After 65 years in charge of the Villiger Group, Heinrich Villiger is handing over his role as CEO to Robert Suter.

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Malaysia to consult on IP rights

Malaysia to consult on IP rights

| March 22, 2016

Before standardized tobacco packaging is introduced in Malaysia, the government intends to negotiate with tobacco companies over intellectual property rights; but it is not known what will happen if agreement cannot be reached.

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Jakarta to expunge tobacco adverts

Jakarta to expunge tobacco adverts

| March 22, 2016

It is expected that Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta, with more than nine million inhabitants, will, by the end of this year, allow no advertising for, or display of, tobacco products, either outdoors or indoors at points of sale.

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EU needs tobacco-firm agreements

EU needs tobacco-firm agreements

| March 22, 2016

Agreements between the EU and multinationals on combatting the illegal trade in tobacco does not put the fox in charge of the hen house – but it possibly prevents headless chicken syndrome.

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BAT issues sustainability summary

BAT issues sustainability summary

| March 22, 2016

A commitment by British American Tobacco to shared values is said to be at the heart of its sustainability summary, published today.

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Swedish Match to hold AGM

Swedish Match to hold AGM

| March 22, 2016

Swedish Match is due to hold its annual general meeting next month in Stockholm.

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