News Headline Summary

Russian parliament are to vote on second reading of Russian anti-smoking law in early February

- Russian anti-smoking law won't be softened according to a senior lawmaker.

Update details:

- On Friday, Russian parliament passed the anti-smoking measure at the first reading.
- The law plans to ban smoking in public places indoors and outdoors in Russia, which is the world's second largest tobacco market.

Reaction details:

- British American Tobacco (BATS LN) and Imperial Tobacco (IMT LN) shares are unmoved in reaction to this latest news.

Print 13:31, 19 Dec 2012 - Global Equities - Source: Newswires