BAT snaps up Indonesian firm

<div>BRITISH American Tobacco has bought an 85 per cent stake in Indonesia&rsquo;s fourth-largest cigarette maker by volume for $494m (&pound;301m).<br /><br />BAT, maker of Dunhill and Lucky Strike, said the decision to acquire an 85 per cent stake in Bentoel Internasional Investama will give it a foothold in Indonesia&rsquo;s lucrative kretek, or clove-flavoured cigarette market, which accounts for 93 per cent of the country&rsquo;s tobacco sales.<br /><br />BAT added that it could make further acquisitions in the region.</div>