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Fashion designers respond to environmental crisis

Canada has never been a driving force in fashion. As a nation, our culture and identity are often reduced to stereotypes involving plaid, nature and hockey...

By Anika Kozlowski 6 Jul 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

AGT Foods CEO scoops EY World Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 title

President and CEO of AGT Foods, Murad Al-Khatib, was picked from 59 individuals representing 49 countries and named EY World Entrepreneur of the Year 2017...

20 Jun 2017

CANADA

BlackBerry's new phone targets business users

OTTAWA, CANADA: BlackBerry has unveiled its newest smartphone with a full physical keyboard and a large screen and says it will return to its roots by targeting business users.

25 Sep 2014

CANADA

BlackBerry buys Secusmart

OTTAWA, CANADA: Loss-making Canadian smartphone manufacturer, BlackBerry has bought German voice and data encryption and anti-eavesdropping firm Secusmart. Secusmart's customers include NATO, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and entire government.

31 Jul 2014

CANADA

BlackBerry still bleeding with US423m loss

MONTREAL, CANADA: The struggling smartphone manufacturer BlackBerry reported a loss of US$423 million in the fourth quarter of its 2014 fiscal year, with revenues still falling.

31 Mar 2014

CANADA

Blackberry sues company for violating keyboard patent

MONTREAL, CANADA: Blackberry filed a legal action in a California court against Los Angeles firm Typo Products for violating its patents using a Blackberry-like keyboard made for Apple's iPhone.

6 Jan 2014

CANADA

BlackBerry loss widens, reorganises manufacturing

OTTAWA, CANADA: BlackBerry confirmed it fell deeper into the red in the past quarter as the struggling smartphone manufacturer unveiled a new manufacturing partnership and a revamped organisational structure.

24 Dec 2013

CANADA

Lawsuit accuses BlackBerry of raising false hopes

OTTAWA, CANADA: BlackBerry shareholders on Tuesday, 15 October, launched a class-action lawsuit against the company, alleging its optimistic sales forecasts for its new smartphones cost them hundreds of millions of dollars, lawyers announced.

17 Oct 2013

CANADA

BlackBerry plans property sale to cut costs

MONTREAL: CANADA: BlackBerry is eyeing the sale of office space to cut expenses after posting a nearly US$1bn loss last quarter, a spokesman for the company said on Wednesday, 2 October.

3 Oct 2013

CANADA

BlackBerry agrees to sell for US$4.7bn

OTTAWA, CANADA: BlackBerry has agreed to a US$4.7bn buy-out by a consortium of investors who plan to take the struggling Canadian smartphone manufacturer private.

25 Sep 2013

CANADA

Bombardier launches new jetliner

MIRABEL, CANADA: Bombardier's new CS100 medium range jetliner took to the skies on its maiden flight on Monday (16 September), marking the Canadian manufacturer's entry into airspace dominated by Airbus and Boeing.

18 Sep 2013

CANADA

BlackBerry fires its product testing team

OTTAWA, CANADA: Struggling smartphone manufacturer BlackBerry has fired 250 employees in a new product testing division at its Canadian headquarters, a spokesman for the company said on Thursday, 25 July.

26 Jul 2013

CANADA

BlackBerry loses another UD$84m

OTTAWA, CANADA: Canadian smartphone manufacturer BlackBerry last week posted an unexpected first quarter loss after disappointing sales of its new phones. The company's share price fell by 20%.

1 Jul 2013

CANADA

BlackBerry customers 'happy' with Z10

MONTREAL, CANADA: Smartphone maker BlackBerry last week slammed as "false and misleading" a brokerage research note that claimed consumers were returning the new Z10 handsets at a high rate.

15 Apr 2013

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