TORONTO, Sept 18 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index was
slightly lower on Wednesday, with investors unwilling to make
big bets ahead of a U.S. Federal Reserve announcement later in
the day on whether it will start scaling back its stimulus
Gold miners were among the heaviest weights as the price of
gold fell, while major banks also fell. BlackBerry Ltd
jumped after launching a new smartphone, but later pared gains.
Just got my hands on ’19 Naughty III’ again. First time was a cassette borrowed and copied in primary school and listened to furtively.
TORONTO (Reuters) – BlackBerry’s biggest shareholder has approached several large Canadian investment funds about forging a deal to take the smartphone maker private, but the proposal is still “an airy-fairy, ‘what if’ kind of thing,” according to a source with direct knowledge of the situation.
The shareholder, Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd, has a 10 percent stake, and its chairman and chief executive, Prem Watsa, has left BlackBerry’s board already to avoid any possible conflict of interest as the company assesses its strategic options.
TORONTO, Sept 9 (Reuters) – BCE Inc ,
Canada’s largest telecoms company, is taking Ottawa to court to
fight government moves to assist new entrants in the wireless
market as part of its policy push to increase wireless
Ottawa earlier this year extended and expanded rules that
compel Canada’s three dominant wireless operators – BCE, Rogers
Communications Inc and Telus Corp – to open
their networks to the customers of smaller rivals.