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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.

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Jan 30, 2014

Wind Mobile launches low-cost unlimited U.S. roaming plan

TORONTO (Reuters) – Wind Mobile, one of the smallest players in Canada’s wireless market, said on Thursday it was offering a new low-cost unlimited U.S. roaming plan, a traditionally lucrative niche for its much larger competitors.

Wind, backed by Europe’s Vimpelcom Ltd, said it would offer customers unlimited data, talk and text while traveling in the United States for C$15 ($13.42) a month.

    • 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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