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Feb 14, 2014
Feb 14, 2014
Feb 13, 2014
Feb 13, 2014

Canada’s Telus beats rivals with profit, revenue growth

TORONTO, Feb 13 (Reuters) – Telus Corp, one of
Canada’s biggest telecom companies, outpaced its main rivals
with a 13-percent jump in fourth-quarter profit and ambitious
targets for 2014, helped by expansion in both its wireless and
fixed-line businesses.

Its shares advanced more than 1 percent on Thursday as
investors cheered higher bills and more customers in wireless
and an Internet-fueled recovery in the landline segment.

Feb 12, 2014

Canada’s Rogers hit by new wireless rules, hockey costs

TORONTO, Feb 12 (Reuters) – Rogers Communications Inc
, Canada’s largest wireless telephone company, reported
quarterly results on Wednesday that were much weaker than
expected, blaming regulator-mandated changes to its wireless
pricing that hit revenue and profit.

Shares in Rogers fell more than 5 percent to a five-month
low after the company, also a major cable-TV provider, released
the results and pointed to more tough times ahead.

Feb 11, 2014
Feb 6, 2014

BCE rides media, wireless units to profit growth

TORONTO (Reuters) – BCE Inc, Canada’s biggest telecommunications company, posted a 17 percent rise in adjusted quarterly profit and raised its dividend on Thursday, helped by strong growth in its media wing and ongoing strength in wireless.

The Montreal-based parent of Bell has moved forcefully into a leading position in the media industry in recent years with several large acquisitions, while creeping up on market leader Rogers Communications Inc in wireless and launching an updated Internet-based television product.

Feb 5, 2014
Feb 5, 2014

Toronto Stock Exchange owner’s profit up on trading uptick

TORONTO (Reuters) – TMX Group Ltd (X.TO: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), the owner of Canada’s main stock exchange, on Wednesday reported a fourth-quarter profit well above analysts’ estimates as trading activity showed early signs of recovery.

TMX, which owns the Toronto Stock Exchange, has struggled to offset the cyclical swing away from commodities as resource companies play a major role in issuance in Canada.

Feb 3, 2014
    • About Alastair

      "Canada tech, media and telecoms reporter based in Toronto, with emphasis on Research In Motion and including coverage of Rogers, Bell Canada, Telus, the new mobile entrants and the tech companies filling in the gaps. Previously spent two years in Cairo bureau chasing Orascom Telecom's Naguib Sawiris. Prior to that, spent a year learning the ropes in London."
      Hometown:
      Melbourne, Australia
      Joined Reuters:
      2007
      Languages:
      English, Arabic
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