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Mar 20, 2014
Mar 18, 2014
Mar 18, 2014
Mar 18, 2014

Toronto stock exchange chief to retire in August

TORONTO, March 18 (Reuters) – TMX Group Ltd Chief
Executive Thomas Kloet is set to retire at the end of August
after six years as head of the company that operates the Toronto
Stock Exchange, a period that included its acquisition by a
consortium of some of Canada’s biggest banks and pension funds.

Kloet, a 30-year veteran of the exchange industry, will step
down Aug. 31, the company said late on Monday.

Mar 17, 2014
Mar 17, 2014
Mar 13, 2014

Quebecor Inc tight-lipped on Canada wireless expansion

TORONTO (Reuters) – Canadian media and telecom company Quebecor Inc (QBRb.TO: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) reported a 7 percent rise in quarterly operating income on Thursday, but shed little light on expansion plans after winning new wireless airwaves in a government auction last month.

Quebecor’s Videotron unit won licenses to operate wireless airwaves in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia in the auction, and added to its capacity in its home market of Quebec. The wins mean it can now operate in Canada’s four most populous provinces.

Mar 12, 2014
Mar 4, 2014

BlackBerry suffers network outage in Canada, Asia-Pacific

TORONTO (Reuters) – BlackBerry Ltd suffered a network outage affecting some users in Canada and the Asia-Pacific region that was resolved hours later, the smartphone and technology company said on Tuesday, at a sensitive time for the once-mighty tech titan.

The outage hit Canada’s leading mobile network, according to a memo sent to some customers of both BlackBerry and Rogers Communications Inc. Rogers later said the issue was affecting some customers with all domestic carriers and that it didn’t affect those using BlackBerry’s latest BB10 devices.

Mar 4, 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."
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      2007
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      English, Arabic
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