"Japan Tobacco, owned 50 per cent by the Japanese government, has been aggressively expanding overseas as demand declines at home. The company dramatically ramped up production in Russia last year and has a major presence in Ukraine, Iran, Turkey and Malaysia." (The Globe and Mail, "Deals, dividends and growth set tobacco stocks alight," 4/11/07)
"GIANTS WITH A FOOT IN TEHRAN: Total, Shell, Statoil, BNP Paribas, Commerzbank, MTN, UPS, Linde, Technip, Nokia, Ericsson, Peugeot, Renault, OMV, Societe Generale, ENI, Mitsubishi, Sumitomo, Siemens, LG, Samsung, Bosch, Valeo, Nestle, Unilever, BAT, Japan Tobacco. (The London Times, "American pressure threatens UK firms," 5/27/06)
No response at this time.