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Tobacco company Philip Morris International has taken control of the British inhaler company Vectura despite concerns from health charities.  Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images

Tobacco company Philip Morris International has taken control of the British inhaler company Vectura after winning over enough of its shareholders, de(...)

The international headquarters of the US tobacco company Philip Morris in Lausanne, Switzerland. Photograph: Laurent Gillieron/EPA

Shareholders in the asthma inhaler maker Vectura have been urged to reject a £1.1 billion (€1.29bn) takeover by the tobacco company Philip Morris Inte(...)

An Evia resident holds an empty water hose as fire rages on the Greek island: We must act now to avoid the most severe consequences of climate change.  Photograph: Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP

Image of the week: Code red As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued its “code red for humanity” in a landmark new report publi(...)

The floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European stocks were little changed but reached a record high after healthcare, utilities and technology gains outweighed declines triggered by a fall(...)

Philip Morris International recently said it wanted half its turnover to come from non-smoking products. Photograph: iStock

Chief executive of tobacco business Philip Morris International has called on the UK government to ban cigarettes within a decade, in a move that woul(...)

Marlboro Man: Philip Morris’s cowboy on a billboard in Los Angeles in 1995. Photograph: Bill Nation/Sygma via Getty

The chief executive of the tobacco business Philip Morris International has called for cigarettes to be banned within a decade. The move would outlaw(...)

Skyscrapers in the Canary Wharf business district: London-listed mining stocks were among the equities to climb on Friday. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

European stocks jumped more than 1 per cent on Friday as markets shook off their torrid Thursday performance. Equities across Europe ended the week wi(...)

The New York Stock Exchange in Manhattan: Federal Reserve remarks have helped calm inflation concerns. Photograph: Amir Hamja/Bloomberg

European stocks ended flat yesterday after central banks pledged to keep monetary policy loose despite recent signs of a rise in inflation. Stocks dr(...)

US stocks were on track to record their steepest fall in nearly a month early on Thursday amid broad declines, led by retail and bank stocks.

US and European stocks fell on Thursday, along with the dollar as political uncertainty in the United States sent investors in search of safer investm(...)

Gains at Airbus  and Renault  helped European stocks record their best month in more than six years yesterday.  Photographs: Pascal Rossignol.

European stocks recorded their best month in more than six years yesterday, buoyed by gains at carmaker Renault and aircraft maker Airbus while inves(...)

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