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Philip Morris International Inc.
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Constellation Brands, Inc.
MGM Resorts International
Wynn Resorts, Limited
Molson Coors Brewing Company
The Boston Beer Company, Inc.
Penn National Gaming, Inc.
Boyd Gaming Corporation
Red Rock Resorts, Inc.
RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc.
Alongside fashionable brand names like Mercedes-Benz and Chopard on the red carpet backdrop at Germany's Bambi Awards last year: IQOS. That's Philips Morris' alternative cigarette that heats up but doesn't burn ground-up tobacco. A study by tobacco researchers at Stanford University says such promotions are part of the company's "normalization" strategy. That strategy, it says, aims to scrub the company's image as a maker of cigarettes that cause cancer ... and market its smoking alternatives as youthful, upscale lifestyle products. The Stanford professor who led the study says Philip Morris is trying to resurrect the glory era of smoking by associating IQOS with a glamorous and stylish lifestyle. Last year, a Reuters investigation found that Philip Morris had used young online personalities to promote IQOS. That prompted the company to admit that it had violated its own policy that prohibits it from using youth-oriented celebrities or models who are or appear to be under 25. But the Stanford study says IQOS marketing continues to substantially stray from those corporate standards by using youth-oriented social media channels, trendy pop music festivals and celebrity influencers. In Israel, the brand was present at a Tel Aviv University student music festival last year where the minimum age for admission was 16. Philip Morris partners with Altria to sell IQOS in about 50 countries including the U.S. They've pledged to regulators that they would market it only to adult smokers. But in other countries, the Stanford study says the company uses what it calls "coaches" and "ambassadors" to market IQOS. In Romania and Russia, THAT MEANS RECRUITING ATTRACTIVE WOMEN AS YOUNG AS 19 TO MARKET THE DEVICE, ACCORDING TO JOB LISTINGS REVIEWED BY REUTERS. Philip Morris did not respond to questions about its business relationships with the establishments that promote the device and display its branding.
(Bloomberg) -- Altria Group Inc. shares dipped Friday after a report in the Wall Street Journal that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission had opened a probe into the cigarette maker’s $12.8 billion investment into vaping company Juul Labs Inc.Shares of Altria closed Friday at $45.89 in New York, up 0.7% after gaining as much as 1.4% earlier in the day. The Journal said the SEC is probing whether Altria adequately disclosed the risks of the investment. The tobacco company has written its position down to $4.2 billion amid new restrictions on Juul’s business and scrutiny over whether the vaping company hooked a new generation of young users on nicotine. Judy Burns, an SEC spokeswoman, declined to comment. Representatives for Juul and and Altria declined to comment.Altria invested in Juul in late 2018, valuing the vaping startup at about $38 billion at the time. In announcing the most recent writedown, Altria said it had narrowed the terms of its cooperation with Juul, saying it would no longer give it marketing help and would instead focus solely on assisting Juul through its growing regulatory challenges.Juul can only keep selling its products in the U.S. if it submits an application to the Food and Drug Administration by May 12 -- and if the agency eventually approves it.Altria has been “highly disappointed” in its Juul investment, CEO Howard Willard said in January. When the tobacco giant first made its investment, “Juul was the market share leader and market growth leader” in vaping, he said.K.C. Crosthwaite, a former Altria executive who is now Juul’s CEO, has said that he is focused on building the e-cigarette maker for the long-term by preparing premarket tobacco product applications to earn authorization in the U.S. Juul’s latest internal valuation has put the company’s value at about $20 billion, according to an internal memo sent to staff and described to Bloomberg News.To contact the reporter on this story: Drew Armstrong in New York at email@example.comTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Drew Armstrong at firstname.lastname@example.orgFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
The Australian dollar had a rough week, breaking down below the recent lows, reaching towards the 0.66 handle. However, the market looks as if it is trying to finish the week with a little bit of a bounce, which should only offer more opportunities.
The Australian dollar has rallied after initially falling during the day on Friday, as traders are starting to do a bit of short cover trading going into the weekend.
Private sector PMI numbers put the majors in focus later today. Expect plenty of volatility as risk appetite takes another hit.
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The Australian dollar continues to fall apart, showing signs of weakness going forward. The market as well below the 0.67 handle, so therefore it makes sense that we continue towards the bottom of the overall consolidation area.
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The AUD/USD is likely to remain under pressure on Thursday as traders continue to price in a future RBA rate cut.
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Simply stated, if unemployment continues to rise, interest rates will fall again. Today’s figures are unlikely to prompt the RBA to cut rates in March. However, the unemployment rate is expected to continue to rise so a near-term future rate cut seems to be inevitable.
It’s a busy day ahead. With the Dollar sitting on top, today’s stats from the EU are going to need to impress to eat into the Dollar’s current week gains.
While it’s a bullish start to the day, a number of the majors have seen their early gains erode. That could test the majors later in the day.
The Australian Dollar could rally on Thursday if the monthly employment data beats the estimates as it would further encourage investors to unwind RBA interest rate cut expectations. However, gains could be limited because of increasing concerns over the economic damage from the coronavirus outbreak.
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The Australian dollar initially tried to rally during the trading session on Wednesday but gave back the gains at the 0.67 level. Quite frankly, this market is struggling due to a whole host of reasons, and therefore although I believe it is trying to build some type of base, it’s very unlikely to be able to rally significantly in the short term.