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Sep 9, 2013

Canadian telecom BCE files legal challenge to telecoms rules

TORONTO, Sept 9 (Reuters) – BCE Inc ,
Canada’s largest telecommunications company, has issued a legal
challenge to the federal government’s indefinite extension of
cellular tower-sharing and roaming rules designed to help new
entrants to the market.

BCE’s Bell Mobility unit argues in the Federal Court
application for a judicial review that Ottawa does not have the
right to force it to share its cellular network infrastructure.

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Sep 3, 2013

Canadian telecom majors’ shares surge as Verizon threat fades

TORONTO, Sept 3 (Reuters) – Shares in Canada’s big three
wireless providers – BCE Inc (BCE.TO: Quote, Profile, Research), Rogers Communications Inc
(RCIb.TO: Quote, Profile, Research) and Telus Corp (T.TO: Quote, Profile, Research) – surged on Tuesday after
Verizon Communications (VZ.N: Quote, Profile, Research) disclosed that it no longer plans
a foray into Canada.

Verizon had been sniffing around a possible move into Canada
for months. But shortly after clinching a mega $130 billion deal
to buy Vodafone Group (VOD.L: Quote, Profile, Research) out of its U.S. wireless business
on Monday, the U.S. telecom giant made clear it will not enter
the Canadian market for now. [ID:nL2N0GY178]

Sep 3, 2013

Canada manufacturing PMI shows growth edged up in August

TORONTO, Sept 3 (Reuters) – Growth in the Canadian
manufacturing sector was marginally stronger in August than it
was the previous month, a survey showed on Tuesday, with
employment in the sector expanding at the fastest pace in three
months.

The RBC Canadian Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ index
(PMI), a gauge of manufacturing business conditions, edged up to
52.1 in August after adjusting for seasonal variation from 52.0
in July.

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Aug 30, 2013

C$ posts 3rd straight weekly loss

TORONTO, Aug 30 (Reuters) – The Canadian dollar ended steady
against its U.S. counterpart on Friday, hurt as the United
States made it clear it planned to punish Syria over a chemical
weapons attack but helped by Canadian economic that was not as
dismal as feared.

But the loonie, as Canada’s currency is colloquially known,
weakened 0.3 percent on the week, its third straight weekly
decline.

Aug 30, 2013
    • 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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      Melbourne, Australia
      Joined Reuters:
      2007
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      English, Arabic
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