Consumer advocates rejoiced after Royal Bank of Canada backed down on proposed fee changes that would have potentially charged consumers for the privilege of paying credit-card bills and their mortgages.
(Reuters) - Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd is cutting jobs across the world, the company said on Friday, as it consolidates its software, hardware and applications business.
(Adds portfolio manager comment, updates prices to close). * TSX ends down 2.85 points, or 0.02 percent, at 15,200.76. * Index gained 0.6 percent in holiday-shortened week.
MONTREAL - Profits at Hydro-Quebec increased 2.2 per cent to $1.79 billion in the first quarter as the provincially owned electricity producer was helped by very cold winter temperatures.
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