BUZZ -Imperial shares fizzle after Japan Tobacco CEO dampens deal chatter
He added that deals requiring more than one buyer, like Imperial, are hard to do. ** CEO told Reuters he was looking at deals in South America, Africa and the Middle East. ** Imperial shares had risen as much as 4 percent in November, when the new Japanese CEO said he wanted to do more deals. ** Separately on Thursday, Imperial said tax changes in the United States would result in a one-off credit of 20 million pounds and would not impact adjusted earnings.