... * Imperial says US remains attractive market. * Reynolds, Lorillard not available to comment. * Imperial lining up about $7 bln - source (Adds stock activity, bullet points, background).
Demand for oil is set to accelerate next year as the global economy gains momentum and will be met by rising supplies from the United States and Canada, according to the west's energy watchdog.
Investors' radar screens have long been clear of the one blip guaranteed to sound the alarm in financial markets: interest rate rises by central banks.
Global oil demand will rise at the fastest pace in five years in 2015 as Chinese consumption expands and emerging economies strengthen, the International Energy Agency said.
(Adds comments from Carl Icahn, updates shares). By Shailaja Sharma and Sruthi Ramakrishnan. July 10 (Reuters) - Discount retailer Family Dollar Stores Inc, under pressure from activist investor Carl Icahn to sell itself, said its profit fell by a third as the ...