Welcome to ECA Watch

Export credit agences provide government-backed loans, guarantees and insurance to corporations working internationally in some of the most volatile, controversial and damaging industries on the planet.

Shrouded in mystery, ECAs provide financial backing for risky projects that might never otherwise get off the ground. They are a major source of national debt in developing countries.

ECA Watch is a network of NGOs from around the world. We come together to campaign for ECA reform - better transparency, accountability, and respect for environmental standards and human rights.

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What's New February 2015

What's New! is a periodic update to keep you informed of the latest on the ECA Watch website. What's New features a wide range of materials related to the reform of Export Credit Agencies (ECAs), including NGO publications and releases, news articles, commentaries and announcements about the policies and practices of ECAs and ECA-financed projects world-wide.

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  • France to transfer export credit programmes to Banque d'Investissement Publique
  • Export credit and human rights: Failure to Protect
  • French Rafale Fighter Jet Wins First Export Sale
  • Beijing provides export credit support for military exports
  • Rich world ECAs helping bankroll export of coal technology-data
  • Export Credit guarantees look to widen Islamic finance landscape
  • Gulf Banks Help Underwrite Region’s Aviation Boom
  • Korean ECA supplies 60 million Euro credit to Cuba
  • Sinosure deal suggests big plans for Chinese shipping and offshore drilling
  • ECIC supports the expansion of South African businesses in Africa
  • Bonny Island LNG Bribery Scandal Returns
  • Lobbying on U.S. export credit agency ramps up among critics, backers
  • Coalition lobbies US Export-Import bank on Barrier Reef

Export Credit and Human Rights: Failure to Protect

ECA Watch members Halifax Initiative, Both Ends and CounterCurrent, together with Brazilian organisation Forum Suape and Colombian organisation Movimiento Rios Vivos, published a new report entitled Export Credt and Human Rights: Failure to Protect. The report calls on states to fulfill their duty to protect human rights through the operations of their export credit agencies.

What's New January 2015

What's New! is a periodic update to keep you informed of the latest on the ECA Watch website. What's New features a wide range of materials related to the reform of Export Credit Agencies (ECAs), including NGO publications and releases, news articles, commentaries and announcements about the policies and practices of ECAs and ECA-financed projects world-wide.

If you would like to receive What's New! you can subscribe at www.eca-watch.org  Questions? Email info@eca-watch.org

  • MEPs challenge Trade Commissioner on controversial paper contradicting EU policy on coal financing
  • Some coal plant exports should get financial aid: EU policy paper
  • UK Government Has Given £1.76 Billion To Fossil Fuel Industries Abroad Since 2010
  • No mention of Export-Import Bank in President Obama's State of the Union Address
  • Skeptics Doubtful of U.S. Telecom Investment in Broadband-Starved Cuba
  • China needs more measures to boost exports
  • Pakistan's Exim Bank to be set up through executive order
  • Pakistan's Mobilink tests export credit guarantee for sukuk
  • Zimbabwe: Govt in Bid to Boost Export Credits
  • Export Credit Remains Strong for Satellite Industry

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