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Aug 7, 2014
Aug 7, 2014

Canada telecoms Telus, BCE chase down wireless leader

TORONTO, Aug 7 (Reuters) – Two of Canada’s largest telecom
companies reported strong quarterly wireless growth on Thursday
as they chased down the wireless market leader, but fixed-line
performance helped Telus Corp to outshine rival BCE Inc
.

BCE and Telus share a national network as they compete with
the country’s biggest wireless carrier, Rogers Communications
Inc, which said last month it added 38,000 postpaid
wireless customers in the second quarter.

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Aug 1, 2014

Canada auto sales hit July record; Chrysler, Ford gain on trucks

TORONTO, Aug 1 (Reuters) – Auto sales in Canada in July rose
to a record high for the month, up 11.3 percent from a year
earlier, an industry analyst said on Friday, with strong truck
sales pushing both Chrysler and Ford Motor Co to
record performances.

Overall, automakers sold 176,995 vehicles in July, Dennis
DesRosiers of DesRosiers Automotive Consultants, said in a
report. Meanwhile, Scotiabank analyst Carlos Gomes wrote in a
note that sales are set to hit a record of 1.77 million vehicles
this year.

Aug 1, 2014

Analysis – Canada’s telcos burst into banking, healthcare in hunt for growth

TORONTO August 1 (Reuters) – Canada’s three biggest telecom firms, keen to keep shareholders happy with fat dividends, are breaking into businesses ranging from banking to healthcare to drive growth as they run out of expansion options and shy away from overseas purchases.

BCE Inc (BCE.TO: Quote, Profile, Research), Rogers Communications Inc (RCIb.TO: Quote, Profile, Research) and Telus Corp (T.TO: Quote, Profile, Research) dominate their industry in Canada but with landline connections on the wane, cable TV losing out to online portals and wireless growth slowing, Canada’s telecom giants are pushing into uncharted businesses.

    • 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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