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CEO pushes colleagues to adopt Filipino Olympians

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LAFFERTY with the participants of the Bull Runner Dream Marathon

The chief executive officer of the Philippine unit of British American Tobacco (BAT) is pursuing another daunting goal besides keeping the cigarette firm profitable in the wake of rising excise tax rates.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

BAT jacks up purchases of tobacco leaves

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British American Tobacco’s Philippine unit has doubled its yearly purchase of local tobacco leaves to 3.6 million kilograms as the company strives for a firmer foothold in the domestic market.

Posted: April 30th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

British American Tobacco: Holding an empty brag

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Now the cat is out of the bag. In the past few weeks, big shots of one of the world’s largest cigarette company, London-based British American Tobacco, or BAT, which posts yearly net revenue (meaning, minus the duties and excise taxes on its products) of about $27 billion (more than P930 billion), came out in various media reports on its plans in the Philippines, particularly its supposed $200-million investments.

Posted: March 11th, 2013 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Harley Davidson ready to rumble

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Iconic heavyweight motorcycles from Harley Davidson may soon be rumbling out of the first showroom in the Philippines on Edsa. Construction of the showroom near the Mercedes Benz and Chrysler dealerships in Greenhills is under way and the Harley Davidson home in the Philippines is tentatively scheduled to open to the public on March 2.

Posted: February 19th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Tobacco firm’s investment worries health advocates

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Health advocates on Friday expressed concern over the decision of British American Tobacco (BAT) to invest $200 million in the Philippines.

Posted: December 15th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

$200-M investment shelved for now–BAT

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British American Tobacco will hold back its investments worth $200 million until the amended version of the excise tax reform law gets passed, company officials said in a briefing Thursday.

Posted: July 12th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

Tobacco firm to push through with expansion plan in PH

BRITISH American Tobacco is aggressively pursuing its expansion in the Philippines with hopes that the new excise tax system would level the playing field and bolster its investment plan.

Posted: April 20th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

Tobacco firm investment hinges on tax system change

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British American Tobacco is prepared to invest $200 million in the Philippines in the next five years but only if the excise tax systems would be changed.

Posted: March 12th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

British American Tobacco back in Philippines

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British American Tobacco (BAT) is again active in the Philippine market after pulling out in 2009, this time in league with the Department of Finance (DoF) in pushing for “sin tax” reforms.

Posted: February 27th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

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