Markets close in 1 hr 28 mins Canada Helps Launch Website for Women’s Economic Empowerment Press Release: Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada 4 hours ago Print Related Content OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Sep 24, 2013) – Today the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular), welcomed the launch of the global Knowledge Gateway for Women’s Economic Empowerment, a new online platform that will support women’s economic opportunities and leadership and further their contributions to local economies. With support from the Government of Canada, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) developed www.empowerwomen.org, a knowledge gateway whereby women entrepreneurs and workers can connect, share best business and other practices, and access up-to-date information that is essential to women’s equal economic participation and improved livelihoods. The launch took place at a special event during the United Nations General Assembly. “The global Knowledge Gateway will help women better prepare to participate in the economy as workers, entrepreneurs, and leaders so that they can take charge of their own economic futures,” said Minister Yelich. “This initiative demonstrates how innovation can enhance women’s economic empowerment.” “It will give a push to women’s economic empowerment because this is essential to poverty eradication. I am so proud of our new online partnership platform to advance the economic empowerment of women. I encourage everyone to join us at www.empowerwomen.org ,” said Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women. For more information on Canada’s contribution to the Knowledge Gateway, please visit the website of the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development. Backgrounder On September 23, 2013, Minister of State Lynne Yelich announced Canada’s support for efforts to enhance women’s equal participation in the economy. The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) – The global Knowledge Gateway for Women’s Economic Empowerment: $5 million Canada, along with UN Women, hosted a conference on Women’s Economic Empowerment in 2011. It was during this conference that Canada made a commitment to collaborate with UN Women on the establishment of a global platform for women’s economic empowerment. As part of that commitment, Canada is providing $5 million. The global Knowledge Gateway allows women entrepreneurs, policy makers and other users to: connect with women who are entrepreneurs and policy makers across the developing and developed worlds; share information, exchange lessons learned, and good practices; drive innovation; form partnerships and strengthen laws, policies, strategies, and programs; and access a virtual library of the latest publications and resources on women’s economic empowerment.

BOC’s Schembri: Canada Making Progress in Financial Reform

One of those killed was Burhan Hassan, who was killed fighting in Somalia. His uncle, Abdirizak Bihi, told CNN that members of the city’s Somali community have been trying to counteract the recruitment efforts. A Kenyan soldier runs through a corridor on an upper floor at the Westgate Shopping Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, on Tuesday, September 24, shortly before an explosion was heard. Sounds of heavy gunfire erupted from the mall Tuesday, even as authorities said they had the building under their control. But four days after Al-Shabaab terrorists stormed the swanky mall, several gunmen — including snipers — were still inside, two senior officials said. Ann Gakii reacts at the Nairobi City Mortuary after identifying the body of her father, who was killed in the mall attack on Saturday. Kenyan Defense Forces walk near the mall on Monday, September 23. Kenyan Defense Forces leave the mall on September 23. Stephen, center, is comforted by relatives as he waits for the post mortem exam of his father, who was killed in Saturday’s attack at the mall. A Kenyan police officer guards the entrance of a building near the mall on September 23. A Kenyan security officer takes cover as gunfire and explosions are heard from the mall on September 23.

“I want to congratulate Angela Merkel. It’s a great victory,” Harper said during a joint press conference with visiting Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta. The Canadian prime minister noted that he and Merkel are the only two leaders of the Group of Seven industrialized nations who are still in office after sweeping to power in the mid-2000s. “Her victory is a strong personal victory and really an historic one,” Harper said, “And I look forward to speaking to Angela in the next few hours to congratulate her personally.” It was Merkel and her conservative Christian Democrats’ third consecutive election win. Letta at the end of a two-day official visit to Canada repeated an earlier statement calling the defeat of Germany’s upstart anti-euro party AfD a win for Europe. “The success of an anti-euro party in Germany would have been a catastrophe for Europe and Italy and, for global cooperation,” he said. “That didn’t happen and that’s a very good thing.” During his visit, Lette discussed with Harper the economy and trade, notably ongoing Canada-EU free trade talks. Italy is Canada’s 10th largest trading partner. Lette told reporters Italy must push privatization, as it looks to attract more foreign investment. He also invited Harper to visit his country in the first half of next year.

Canada PM says Merkel win ‘a great victory’

Seperate multiple addresses with Commas. Must enter an email address. You must enter the verification code below to send. Invalid entry: Please type the verification code again. September 24, 2013, 1:14 p.m. ET BOC’s Schembri: Canada Making Progress in Financial Reform Text By Don Curren TORONTO–Canada has made progress in addressing the “too-big-to-fail” issue and reforming other aspects of its financial system regulation in accordance with the global-reform agenda of the Financial Stability Board, Bank of Canada Deputy Governor Lawrence Schembri said in a speech Tuesday. “Countries such as Canada, with open financial markets and internationally active financial institutions, especially benefit from the work of the FSB,” Mr. Schembri said in a speech in Ottawa on the topic “Born of Necessity and Built to Succeed: Why Canada and the World Need the Financial Stability Board.” It was Mr. Schembri’s first speech since joining the Bank of Canada’s Governing Council in February. The speech did not address Canada’s economic or monetary policy outlook. Mr.