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October 2018

  • UK Government climate targets branded ‘laughable’ as UK Export Finance supports new oil refineries abroad
  • NGOs release list of world’s top coal plant developers
  • Boeing says Exim Bank vital for the US amid competition from China
  • Denmark provides world’s largest export credit agency wind financing
  • Longest Gas Pipeline in Nigeria Gets Green Light With Sinosure cover
  • Vinfast, set to be Vietnam's first domestic carmaker, gains $950M ECA credit line
  • Global Export Credit Agencies Support Iran Trade Coverage
  • Tonga starts repaying US$4.7m a year to Chinese ECA for reconstruction
  • Botched Chinese ECA project in Africa is a warning to belt and road investors
  • Africa-India trade to double by 2021 with ECA help

September 2018

  • Ottawa orders Export Development Canada to examine lending practices
  • The South African ECA that can invest billions in public money on shadowy projects
  • Environmental groups to campaign against 'strategic' corporate lawsuits
  • China says it is helping africa develop - not pile up ECA debt
  • Chinese oil firm agrees to secure funds for Nigeria's $2.8 B AKK pipeline project
  • Siemens closes in on massive Iraq deal with promise of German ECA support
  • UKEF office in UAE, a country accused of war crimes, promotes arms sales
  • China’s Exim Bank to boost lending to support exporters hit hard by trade war
  • International trade at a time of increased US and EU sanctions - What should ECAs do now?
  • Asian environmental groups strongly crliticize Korea Export-Import Bank support for overseas coal

August 2018

  • Friends of the Earth warns against Trump's Ex-Im Bank nominee
  • European Ombudsman calls for greater transparency of export credit agencies
  • Ilisu Dam: Dutch NCP concludes first-ever OECD Guidelines case on cultural rights
  • ECAs in international politics - US and Germany vs Turkey
  • US, Australia and Japan to Invest in Asia to counter China
  • South Africa to co-chair Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) Summit
  • Indian Export Opportunities from US-China Trade Differences Need Export Credit Support
  • Trump’s sanctions halt trade credit insurers’ return to Iran
  • Danish ECA freezes new guarantees to Turkey over lira crisis
  • Adani's coal mining project in Australia may hinge on court
  • ECAs flock to finance huge Peruvian mine project
  • France's CIFAL ready to help Uzbekistan develop nuclear energy
  • Russian ECA financed weapons in Armenia risk escalation of hostilities
  • UKEF backs country’s largest export deal with Israel
  • Trinidadian former minister awaits Australian response re naval vessel purchase funded by EFIC

July 2018

  • Dutch ECA ADSB issues complaint guidelines
  • European Ombudsman concludes the European Commission failed to carry out a human rights impact re ECAs
  • Report of the UNHCR Working Group on human rights, business enterprises and ECAs
  • Federal US Judge says Dakota Access developer can't sue BankTrack
  • Anti-Adani NSW protest outside EFIC office
  • Ex-Im Bank nominee fairs well in Senate hearing
  • Turkmenistan woos ECAs for transadriatic pipeline
  • World powers back Iran oil exports despite US sanctions threats
  • Qatar Is Said to Seek $4 Billion in ECA support for Typhoon Fighter Jets
  • Public/ECA Finance for African Energy Focuses on Fossil Fuels
  • Russian ECA Financed Bangladesh Reactor is Safe Against Natural Disasters
  • Exxon expands Mozambique LNG project to cut costs ahead of bank talks
  • ECAs to revive defunct Uganda Airline

June 2018

  • ECA Watch applaudes European Ombudsman demand for greater EU ECA transparency on human rights and environmental impacts
  • EDC requests public input during policy review
  • Turkey Halts Filling Tigris Dam After Iraq Complains of Water Shortages
  • U.S. embassy warns Americans to leave northeastern Mozambique due to imminent attacks
  • Trump taps nominee to lead Export-Import Bank
  • Europe says U.S. Threat of Sanctions Imperils Bid to Save Iran Deal
  • Anadarko seeks to raise $14-$15 billion for Mozambique LNG project
  • Germany Sets Up Iran Advice Office for Companies
  • UK signs £1.5BILLION trade deal as Brexit Britain expands on world stage
  • UKEF provides £2.5bn in support for UK exports
  • Intra-Africa trade boosted by launch of $1 bln promotion programme
  • Gazprom signs $1.2bn Bolivia deal
  • Uzbekistan and Rosatom to build joint nuclear power plant
  • Vietnam's Long Phu coal plant delayed due to US embargo on Russian Contractor
  • Anti-Adani NSW protest outside Australian ECA office
  • Saudis Trying to Influence Iraq’s Political Landscape With Export Credit

May 2018

  • Auditor general finds ‘deficiencies’ at Export Development Canada
  • Papua New Guinea prime minister ridicules report on EFIC gas project
  • Europeans push last bid to salvage Iran deal, but work on plan B(s)
  • Democrats Want A Permanent Fix For Hobbled Ex-Im Bank
  • US Military Export Sales Support Grows by 950% from 2007 to 2017
  • South Korea braces for trade with North
  • Lowy Asia Power Index: EFIC pulls Australia down in regional power game
  • World Bank Group’s MIGA to share risk with Japan’s NEXI through reinsurance

April 2018

  • Above Ground's Recommendations on Anti-Corruption Policies in EDC
  • Jubilee Australia: EFIC-funded PNG LNG Has Hurt PNG's Economy
  • Brexit Britain's UKEF looks to Commonwealth 2.0
  • UKEF support for arms sales under fire
  • Australian defence industry export plan release imminent
  • Russia to start shipping ECA funded arms to Armenia
  • Export Credit Agencies and a changing climate
  • JBIC & Kexim among lenders of $2.45 billion for Vietnam coal power plant
  • China-Africa summit preparations in high gear
  • Indian company defrauds banks despite Indian ECA caution list
  • EU may offer credit for Iranian trade if Trump pulls out of nuclear deal
  • Financial Times: President Erdoğan responds to pressure
  • German Bank, Norwegan ECA Join Responsible Ship Recycling Initiative
  • Airbus gets first European export credit since probes started
  • Russian ECA may finance construction of nuclear plant in Uzbekistan

March 2018

  • Bombardier-Gupta affair provokes timely public debate on accountability of EDC
  • Report finds major banks ramped up fossil fuel financing to $115 billion in 2017
  • Judge Demands Explanation in Pipeline Lawsuit
  • UKEF seeks new markets at Brexit looms
  • Hermes as a factor in German Turkish relations?
  • Turkish Bridge Attracts $2.8 Billion From Banks & KEXIM
  • Saudi Arabia’s use of ECA finance in Iraq is making Iran nervous
  • Australia moves up defence exporter list
  • Canadian business optimistic about potential in China: EDC
  • New ICC report confirms trade & export finance are not risky business
  • Banking on Energy: The Determinants of Export Credit Agency Energy Financing from China and Japan
  • Vietnam's Long Phu coal plant delayed due to US embargo on Russian Contractor
  • Italy's SACE plans to back nearly $5bn in UAE projects

February 2018

  • ECAs go to Market
  • G20 Countries' Public Coal Financing Reaches 5 Year High
  • Vietnam Pulls Request for U.S. Ex-Im Help to Build a Coal-Fired Power Plant
  • Standard Chartered & ECAs ‘breaching climate policy’ with Vietnam coal plant investment
  • Asia could attract $250B in coal power investment
  • Attorney calls for sanctions against Energy Transfer Partners in Dakota Access pipeline suit
  • Airbus executives get swept away by a corruption investigation
  • BAE proposes UKEF financing to Malaysia for Typhoon jet deal
  • No job estimates on arms export plan
  • Western banks rush to gain deals on China's Belt and Road Initiative
  • U.S. Treasury official slams China's 'non-market behavior'
  • US leads the way on protectionism in 2017 with tarifs and export credit
  • Bipartisan group of House lawmakers urge action on Export-Import Bank nominees
  • U.S. urges help for Iraq, extends $3 billion Ex-Im credit line
  • South Africa joins Afreximbank as a shareholder
  • South Africa’s Guptas hid Bombardier jet, EDC says in court repossession efforts
  • Armenian NGO challenges controversial ECA supported gold mine
  • Brazil grants US$2 billion ECA credit line to Angola
  • Anadarko agrees Mozambique LNG sale, banks/ECAs discuss finance terms

January 2018

  • Aussie defence fund a reminder of ECAs’ murky history with the arms industry
  • Australian ECA underwriting arms exports is 'baffling', expert says
  • Turkish, French, Italian firms awarded missile system development project
  • Aramco Seeks Cheap ECA backed loans prior to IPO
  • G20 billions feed Viet Nam's coal-fired future
  • US Ex-Im may back a controversial Vietnamese coal plant
  • Exporters urging Ottawa and EDC to undo uneven application of Russian sanctions
  • Mexican chapter in the Odebrecht saga underscores need to bolster transparency at EDC
  • Does the OECD really support environmentally conscious economic policies?
  • Airbus, Boeing Hopeful on Return of State-Backed Plane Financing
  • China eyes stronger ties with Mekong countries with ECA support
  • Britain cancels plan to forgive North Korean ECA debt
  • Britain doubles ECA backing for India

December 2017

  • Inside EDC one of Canada's most secretive agencies
  • Banks criticised for funding coal deals despite Paris agreement
  • Pipeline developer sues social movements
  • The UK arms trade with repressive regimes has no moral or economic sense
  • Turkey to Acquire Four Russian S-400 Missile Divisions with ECA support
  • Lenders jostle for mega PNG LNG financing deal
  • Africa – a new frontier for Floating LNG projects
  • Senate Panel Rejects Trump's Nominee to Lead Export-Import Bank
  • Former Ex-Im Bank Director under investigation for undisclosed foreign agent contract
  • Indonesia - Dirty man of Asia deepens addiction to coal
  • UKEF lines up new delegated supply chain finance (SCF) guarantees
  • An African corridor to prosperity [and coal fired global warming!]
  • Sinopec Signs $1b Iranian Abadan Refinery Expansion Deal
  • Kuwait Seals US$6.245bn ECA-Backed Corporate Transaction

November 2017

  • Brussels Seminar December 4: Transparency and due diligence at Europe’s ECAs
  • OECD, It’s Time for Export Credit Agencies to Stop Funding Fossil Fuels
  • Too Coal-Hearted: Japan and Korea’s Support for Dirty Energy
  • Japanese Groups Strongly Object to JBIC Premature Loan Disbursement, Ingoring Upcoming Community Lawsuit
  • Japanese banks & JIBC back coal links between Japan & Africa
  • May Vies With Trump for Aramco Listing with ECA support
  • Airbus braces for a difficult landing after corruption allegations
  • Great Barrier Reef Pitted Against Coal Jobs in Australia Vote
  • ECAs are stepping up their SME support initiatives.

October 2017

  • G20 countries need to stop using export credit agencies to finance fossil fuel projects
  • French ECA BPI joins other ECAs in support of controversial Yamal LNG arctic project
  • Geneva negotiations continue for an international business & human rights treaty, including ECAs
  • Opinion: If the UK wants to increase the provision of aid to the private sector, we must play it straight
  • UK government increases support for SME trade
  • NEXI and UKEF complete One-Stop-Shop reinsurance agreement
  • Canada's GoviEx Uranium gets ECA financing interest in Niger's Madaouela project
  • Armenia to receive $100-million military export credit loan from Russia
  • Sace backs Mexican gas pipeline project
  • No, China is not about to become the world’s largest aid donor
  • Blockchain: Implications for Trade Transparency

September 2017

  • Australia’s export credit agency ordered to ­extend loans to coal ventures
  • NGOs urge Bank of Tokyo - Mitsubishi to reject Vietnamese coal plant finance
  • Boeing took a foreign firm to task over subsidies. Critics say Boeing gets ECA and other help, too.
  • Airbus in talks to settle ECA fraud claims for £1 billion
  • Standard Bank Seeks to ECA funding for $3 billion Ugandan Oil Pipeline
  • Merkel Mulls Revision of Hermes Support for Ankara as Two Germans Detained in Turkey
  • Trump's Ex-Im Nominee Scott Garrett Elegantly Squares The Circular Republican Firing Squad
  • Iran Receives First Round of Post-Sanctions Finance From European Banks and ECAs

August 2017

  • EU Commission underscores the role of ECAs in achieving Paris goals
  • UK undermining climate targets with export credit for fossil fuel projects abroad
  • Dakota Access Pipeline Owner Sues Enviros for Terrorism
  • Germany is reviewing export credit guarantees for German companies doing business with Turkey
  • UK Export Finance Publishes Their Annual Reports and Accounts
  • Iran Has a Long Way to Go to Restore Pre-Sanctions Ties
  • GAO: Status of Ex-Im End-Use Monitoring of Dual-Use Exports
  • Trump gives Ex-Im pick a chance to rescue nomination
  • EDC backed Bombardier sale to Zuma allies accused of corruption
  • Massive Nigerian investments coming with ECA and local financing

July 2017

  • G20 public finance for fossil fuels 'is four times more than renewables'
  • Russia's $70 Billion ‘Secret’ Export Credit Spending Lets Money Do the Talking
  • Is EDC complicit in support of foreseeable human rights violations?
  • White House under pressure to drop Export-Import Bank nominee
  • Global export credit falls amid US Exim wipeout
  • Turkey’s growing repression leads to review of German ECA guarantees
  • Eximbank of Korea to finance gas field development project in Mozambique
  • UK government signs deal with major banks and contractors to raise exports post-Brexit
  • SACE’s support for exports grows, reaches €7.8 billion in H1
  • Norway launches new ECA backing in push for diversity

June 2017

  • Report: Why and how the Dutch government must exclude credit support for fossil fuel
  • EDC’s response to alleged abuse in Colombian oilfields highlights deficits in due diligence
  • New database reveals world’s biggest coal plant developers
  • Kuwait Seals US$6.25bn Loan in Largest ECA-Backed Corporate Transaction Ever
  • Yamal LNG raises more financing with coverage by Swedish and German ECAs
  • Italy's Eni signs LNG deal in Mozambique with ECA support
  • EXIM Banks of India and Korea sign MOU for export credit of USD 9 billion
  • Boeing strikes deal with Italian export credit agency in lieu of Ex-Im Bank
  • Trump sends Export-Import Bank nominees to Senate
  • Iran ECA Finance Talks Making Headway
  • Madagascar is Afreximbank’s Newest Participating State

May 2017

  • Indonesian Community Reps File Cirebon Coal Plant Objections with JIBC
  • World Coal: IEA CCC Report - Global financing for coal power goes East
  • Turkey in 'final phase' of secretive Saudi arms export deal
  • N.J. critic of Export-Import Bank appointed to overhaul federal credit agency
  • Airbus tightens fraud controls
  • Iran in talks with UK export credit agency over jetliner export funding
  • China's Export Credit Agency Covering Iran Investment
  • Like spring weather, Delta’s positions on EXIM change quickly and dramatically
  • State Bank of India could fund Gautam Adani’s coal mine in Australia
  • Kenya’s stake in pan African ECA diluted
  • US Trade Finance for Cuba ‘Much Further Down the Road’ says Ex-Im Bank Officer

April 2017

  • In policy reversal Trump names new Ex-Im president
  • Don't fund South African coal mine, activists plead with Australian export credit agency
  • JBIC Must Immediately Review and Repeal its Loan Agreement for Illegal Indonesian Coal Project
  • German, Swedish, Chinese, Russian, Japanese, Italian and French ECAs support Yamal LNG project
  • Brazil will offer export credit-line for defence products
  • Ex-Im Bank of India confirms $1.6bn loan for Rampal coal plant to bankroll Sundarbans destruction
  • EDC Signals Millions in New Loans for India with the Opening of Singapore Branch
  • Canada's EDC and UK UKEF eye Philippine growth and infrastructure
  • Alba secures $700m in export credit financing
  • Iran, Portugal ECAs Sign Cooperation Deal

March 2017

  • 280 CSOs from 47 Countries Call on Japanese Government to Reject Support for Indonesian Coal Plants
  • France Joins UK in Airbus Fraud Investigation
  • EC publishes Annual Activity Report on Export Credits
  • Ex-Im Bank Critics Are Undermining Trump's Trade Strategy
  • S. Korean & Chinese ECAs to support hydroelectric dams in Iran
  • Norway export credit institute sees Iran trade opportunity
  • Export credit funds to finance Adani's Australian coal mine project
  • Law firm helps secure Norwegian ECA US$100m facility for massive Australian offshore oil project
  • Uganda: UK Doubles Export Funding to Uganda
  • UK commits US$1.2 billion for funding development projects in Peru
  • Islamic Development Bank sets out roadmap to promote Arab-African trade
  • Export credit to boost Middle East lending
  • Botswana hosts global credit insurance conference
  • South Sudan officially joins Afrexibank
  • Saab & BAE Systems table export credit for Malaysia fighter bid
  • World Bank Project Aims to Help Mongolia Access Export Credits

February 2017

  • Japanese ECA finances Indonesian coal plant despite widespread opposition
  • Canadian ECA supports Canadian software exports to stifle dissent in Bahrain
  • Swedish credit lines for Iran
  • Boeing *loves* the Export-Import Bank, but Boeing doesn't *need* the Export-Import Bank
  • Trump’s Mixed Signals on Export-Import Bank Leave Door Open for Conservatives
  • US Ex-Im has provided $315m to supplier of mines accused of slave labor
  • Afreximbank commits $90bn to boost African trade
  • Fitch affirms SACE rating at 'A-' with outlook negative

January 2017

  • OECD debates allowing some private sector ECA support to be called development assistance
  • Australia's export credit agency could fund offshoring of jobs
  • No Amendment to Efic Act without Meaningful Reform
  • France launches new ECA: Bpifrance replaces Coface
  • China's Sinosure Opens $1.3b Credit Line for Iranian Refinery
  • Sace and Intesa back Russian Yamal LNG
  • SACE & SIMEST (CDP Group) with BNP Paribas for $519 M North Sea Link Project
  • Without Ex-Im support, GE still plans to cut 350 jobs in Waukesha
  • UKEF signs first loan deal in Africa for Ghana GE energy project
  • Chad concludes membership procedure of Afreximbank

December 2016

  • Papua New Guinea troops to protect huge Exxon-Mobil Ex-Im supported gas project
  • ECAs fuel Mozambique LNG project amid IMF caution
  • China's Belt and Road Initiative and Ex-Im Chin
  • Indonesian Batang Villagers file objection against JBIC coal-fired power project
  • Hungarian & Canadian ECAs to co-finance Indonesia's GE gas power project
  • Potential Export-Import Bank deals pose grave environmental threat, experts say
  • Ex-Im Bank Critics, Supporters Look to Donald Trump for Help
  • Boeing CEO urges Trump to keep Ex-Im Bank or risk losing foreign sales
  • Trends in OECD Arrangement official export credits (2005-2014)
  • Dubai Working with HSBC on $7-B Bank & ECA Financing for Expo 2020
  • Ukraine's Rada approves creation of export-credit agency
  • Ex-Im’s satellite-lending lapse didn’t stop Israel’s Spacecom from buying American
  • JIBC/NEXI to support new loan scheme for Russia
  • Opportunity knocks for Scottish exporters as sterling tumbles
  • Germany’s Hermes in Iran

November 2016

  • Dutch NCP rules that Dutch ECA is subject to OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises
  • An open letter to the Equator Principles Association on the Dakota Access pipeline
  • How Obama's climate change legacy is weakened by US ECA investment in dirty fuel
  • G20 countries still financing overseas coal
  • Indonesian Villagers File Objection against JBIC
  • Stopping coal financing for Indonesian coal plants is crucial in the fight against climate change
  • Jubilee Protests Against Efic Plans to Finance South African Coal Mine
  • COP blog: Big dams must not be allowed to sink the Green Climate Fund
  • Here’s What We Really Should Be Debating When It Comes To Trade
  • Iran accuses European ECAs of not fully supporting nuclear deal
  • UKEF £79m post-Brexit export boost
  • Mexican ECA Bancomext looks to dollar, euro bond markets
  • Trump's Election Casts Doubt on Ex-Im: "Boeing's Bank"
  • A closer look at the trends and issues shaping the market
  • Ukranian Economy Ministry estimates cost for setting up ECA at 200 mln Euros
  • Indian President inaugurates diamond jubilee celebrations of Export Credit Guarantee Corporation
  • Export credit enlisted to keep Gulf mega projects funded
  • AMAN UNION hosts its 7th Annual Meeting in Beirut
  • Segezha Group signs Euro 383.6 M loan facility with Russian & international banks & European ECAs
  • US federal jury finds Darien man guilty in $25 million export finance fraud case

October 2016

  • UK fraud agency boss expects to move quickly in Airbus inquiry
  • Villagers suffer at the hands of Mozambique LNG gas development under consideration by US Ex-Im
  • Export credit financing for coal-fired power projects - A thing of the past?
  • NGOs oppose OECD moves to count export credits as ODA
  • Insurance firms expect Iran opening in 2017
  • Saudi Arabia blasts Korean Ex-Im bank for “playing” with UN climate fund
  • Animal welfare deserves better from ECAs
  • Boeing Reports Q3 Deliveries: Commercial Down, Defense Up
  • CAGW Names Rep. Charlie Dent October Porker of the Month
  • Zimbabwe Government to repay Sinosure arrears
  • Kuwait’s KNPC aims to finalise $5 billion-plus ECA backed loan by first quarter
  • Irish budget to target measures to help exporters
  • Heads of BRICS ECAs meet in New Delhi

September 2016

  • WTO: Airbus ruling 'brings threat of EU-US trade war'
  • Canada to step up UK trade with new export hub after Brexit vote
  • Business Groups Ramp Up Push for Export-Import Bank to Make Larger Loans
  • Angola takes out EDC loan in Canada to pay for locomotives from General Electric
  • CSO Comments on Efic Policies and Procedures for environmental and social review of transactions
  • Summary report on Dutch Export Credit Facility Masterclass
  • Euler Hermes launches China trade insurance joint venture
  • Austria's OeKB and Australia's EFIC increase Iran export financing
  • U.S., French export-credit agencies’ role in OneWeb remains questionable
  • Russian ECA offers to finance $4bn in Cuban development schemes

August 2016

  • Does the US ExIm Bank really promote US exports?
  • Norway opens $1-billion export credit line for Iran
  • Argentina Seeks IMF Help to Shed Poor OECD Export Credit Risk Ranking
  • Koreas’ export credit agency to back Sonangol financing to help Daewoo Shipbuilding
  • Paris Club Creditors Confident on Cuba Despite Liquidity Crisis
  • Nigerian ECA NEXIM, Fidelity Bank deepen non-oil exports
  • India's ECGC mulls credit insurance for Indian companies' foreign subsidiaries
  • GE Breaks Ground On Canadian Facility
  • China to intensify efforts to stabilize foreign trade including expanded export credit support
  • Ex-Im Bank Scouts Out Future Export-Financing Deals
  • Airbus credit freeze costs tally up
  • Banks develop a blockchain prototype solution for trade finance

July 2016

  • Export-Import Bank, stymied by critics, gets a break
  • With Ex-Im hobbled, GE forges ahead with European & Canadian ECA financing
  • Airbus says it has agreed process to end European export credit freeze
  • Living without ECA backed funding
  • China takes the lion's share in electrifying Africa with ECA finance
  • Exxon said to be in advanced talks over Eni Mozambique gas, also under ECA review
  • British and Russian ECAs to finance Iranian power and water projects

June 2016

  • Bangladesh project puts Exim Bank's global credibility at risk
  • JBIC rule change will allow higher risk and boost lending
  • Iran pays off outstanding export-credit debt to Germany
  • Korean environmentalists flag Kexim Bank coal financing & GCF membership conflict
  • EU Foreign Affairs Council Conclusions on business and human rights: More decisive action needed on access to justice
  • GE Announces Agreement with French Export Credit Agency
  • Shelby Blocks Democratic Efforts to Vote on Export-Import Bank Nominee
  • Italian export credit agency plans Islamic finance push
  • Azerbaijan to build a gas chemical complex jointly with Russia and Italy
  • Belarus, Russia to organize economic forums abroad together
  • State aid: Commission approves the Estonian short term export credit scheme
  • Nigerian central bank sets aside US$2.5 billion for ECA loans to non-oil exporters

May 2016

  • Ex-Im Bank considers deals with corrupt governments
  • Some G7 Countries Are Still Providing Billions in Financing for Coal Plants
  • Should ECAs support [subsidize?] exports to Greece, an EU Member?
  • Ex-Im Bank stalemate threatens nuclear projects
  • China looks to export credit insurance to boost exports
  • South Africa to support automotive sector with export credit
  • South Africa to use export credit to support reindustrialization of the economy
  • SACE boosts trade ties with Argentina announcing €700m in guarantees
  • Offshore downturn hits Norway’s export credit agency GIEK
  • Italy to help Belarus improve its OECD country risk ratings
  • Germany’s SMS eyes TNG vanadium mine with ECA support
  • Trans Adriatic Pipeline financing to include OECD ECAs
  • Chinese ECA supports shale oil fired Jordanian power plant
  • UK, Kenya sign MoU on renewables including UKEF suport

April 2016

  • OECD approves revisions to the Common Approaches for Export Credits and Environmental and Social Due Diligence
  • OECD Agreement on export credits and coal plants: WWF raises key implimentation issues
  • France, Germany halt Airbus export credit amid UK corruption probe
  • U.K. touts satellite finance advantages over Coface, US ExIm
  • ECAs and Coal in Turkey’s Energy and Climate Policies
  • Bpifrance to take over as French ECA by end of 2016
  • China unveils steps to support exports to help economy
  • Italy extends $5bn credit line and export guarantees to Iran
  • Global call to Exim Bank of India to Stop support for the Rampal Coal Power plant
  • Late Payment Affects 90% of Businesses in Western Europe, Atradius Survey Reveals
  • Could Trump winning the nomination be a good thing for US Ex-Im?
  • Emerging trends in Gulf PPP projects and ECA finance

March 2016

  • Ethiopia's controversial Gibe IV dam secures Italian ECA finance
  • Why Germany will Struggle to Take on Iran’s Export Market
  • Iran signs first post-sanctions ECA deal with India Exim
  • Conservatives still blocking Export-Import Bank
  • In Boeing country, Clinton rips Sanders’ rancor toward Export-Import Bank
  • TXF Export Finance Report: ECA deal volumes drop by 29%
  • Trade credit insurers expect tough 2016
  • Coface closes Kurdistan deal despite two-year Isis delay
  • UKEF and Sinosure join forces to win new contracts
  • UKEF adopts Equator Principles

February 2016

  • US Ex- Im Bank confirms serious labour rights violations at Reliance’s Sasan Power Project
  • ECAs shy away from ‘dirty’ coal deals
  • How new French ECA Bpifrance will differ from Coface
  • Proposal for UK aid money to be used to promote western exports
  • UK Government responds to UK Export Finance anti-bribery and corruption consultation
  • Reliance’s new ‘shopping line’ deal covered by Euler Hermes takes petchem spree to $17bn
  • Iran signs historic deal with Airbus with key ECA financing
  • Sinosure said to blacklist Nigeria

January 2016

  • Ten reasons why ECA funded large hydro projects should not be OECD climate initiatives
  • ECAs and local procurement: A source of benefits or corruption?
  • Petrobras signs UKEF-backed deal
  • ECAs: To Be or Not To Be
  • US EXIM Bank Releases its FY 2015 Annual Report
  • Boeing Forecasts Strong Aircraft Demand, Financing Options for 2016
  • Iran’s Sanctions Lift, and Western ECAs Talk Aircraft Finance
  • Bank of China extends US$1bn credit line to Italy's Enel with Sinosure backing
  • India’s economic ‘Modification’ still not delivering on ECA finance
  • Brazilian mine spill shows how Canadian export credit risks getting tangled up in abuses.

December 2015

  • Paris's $100bn COP climate finance question
  • Climate activists say big bank climate change finance plans are greenwashing
  • Shady dealings; How Atradius Dutch State Business fails to adequately screen the businesses it supports
  • Dutch ECA faces examination of alleged OECD guidelines violation
  • US farm groups press for progress on agriculture export credit issues at WTO conference
  • India returns empty handed from Nairobi Ministerial with ECA subsidy phase-out
  • US Export-Import Bank Is Revived
  • Zambia in $642m debt fix - Cabinet approves more borrowings to pay Chinese ECAs
  • Gina Rinehart treated 80 bankers to an outback lunch to secure export credit funds for Roy Hill mine
  • South Africa's Transnet secures $2.5bn guarantee from Chinese ECA
  • Bleak Future for Oil Opens Nigeria's Nexim Bank Policy for Re-Examination
  • Russia Will Give Iran $2.2 Billion State Export Credit in 2016
  • Iran, Italy agree on $5b banking credit line
  • Egypt: 5 bln Euros from SACE to support Italian firms and export
  • Allow Indian infrastructure firms to access medium term foreign debt: Centre tells RBI
  • Bolivia’s TKSAT-1 satellite launched with Chinese export credit loan
  • Sovcomflot Group and Sberbank CIB sign $340 million long-term credit facility agreement
  • Paris Club agrees to restructure Cuba’s debt, cancels interest

November 2015

  • OECD deal to curb coal financing has more holes than a sieve
  • OECD deal to curb coal financing has more holes than a sieve
  • US bill with Ex-Im extension attached extended to 4 December 2015
  • BPIFrance issues its first export credit
  • Envoys cry foul as US seeks to protect its farm export credits
  • Petrobras secures US$1.84bn in export credit from ECAs
  • Sinosure executive dies days after corruption probe started
  • Ukraine sets up export credit agency
  • Tata Group Gets $500 Million of Canada Export Credit Financing

October 2015

  • House Votes Overwhelmingly to Reopen the Ex-Im Bank
  • U.S. and Japan to announce deal curbing ECA coal financing
  • GasLog Ltd. Completes $1.3 Billion Financing Facility
  • Why Japan's Climate Action Deserves a Failing Grade
  • UKEF lending Roman Abramovich's company £45m
  • Corporate Welfare for the Kochs [via ECAs] - New York Times
  • Russia's Gazprombank chairman says Yamal LNG financing [including ECAs] is in final stages
  • Italy’s SACE export credit agency losses €3 bln due to sanctions vs Russia
  • Canada’s export credit agency sets up Africa-focused Joburg office
  • Sullivan & Worcester’s annual export credit agency finance update
  • Finnvera Group’s Interim Report for January-September 2015
  • Russia to provide Cuba with 1.2-bln-euro export credit for construction of power plants
  • Oman's ORPIC to use debt to finance most of $5.2 bln plastics plant
  • SACE agrees to over 1 billion Euro line of credit for UAE

September 2015

  • China's 'highly polluting project' decision to spur coal export credit subsidy talks
  • Crédit Agricole announces new coal power policy: Major blow for Croatian coal plant
  • 63 CSOs Call on JBIC to Reject Financing for Batang Coal Plant in Indonesia
  • General Electric to shift engine plant to Canada, creating 350 jobs
  • OECD Export Credit consultation with CSOs
  • Banks to Unveil the Future of Project Financing in the Oil and Gas Sector This November in London
  • International Chamber of Commerce launches Global Export Finance Committee
  • Ilisu dam protest
  • Zimbabwean firms to get export insurance
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB): regional solution or global threat?
  • Dutch export credit agency can finance Russia’s shipbuilding projects despite sanctions

August 2015

  • New coal-fired power enjoys support among bankers in Germany and Asia
  • Chinese lenders lead team to finance Indian coal power plant in Zambia
  • Europeans Rush to Profit from Iran Deal
  • Boeing strikes back hard at Export-Import bank opponents
  • SACE tops ECA table, as big-hitters see slowdown
  • WTO to partner with Nigeria's NEXIM bank to promote regional trade
  • Finnvera Group’s Interim Report for January-June 2015

July 2015

  • Senate Resurrection of Export-Import Bank Stalled by Divided House
  • EU tries again for compromise on deal to phase out coal aid via ECAs
  • France’s plans to end coal export credits at risk of cancellation
  • First ever offshore renminbi (RMB) financing - UKEF aircraft support
  • Italy, UK and Korea see billions in export boost from lifting of Iran sanctions
  • Japan's NEXI halts export insurance cover for Venezuela
  • U.S. Ex-Im Bank Suspends $1 Billion Loan for Energy in India
  • Moody's: Boeing will be hardest hit if Congress does not revive Ex-Im Bank
  • Russia extends military export credit of USD 200 million to Armenian

June 2015

  • First ECA-OECD Guidelines complaint submitted on Suape, Pernambuco, Brazil
  • Dutch state violates own CSR procedures in Egypt's Suez Canal Expansion
  • Congress lets Export-Import Bank expire
  • OECD ECAs in stalemate over coal subsidy phase-out
  • More than $73bn of international public finance was given to coal between 2007 and 2014 via credit export agencies
  • Germany's KfW IPEX Bank finances non-polluting shipping AND fossil fuel carriers!
  • Sace guarantees US$200mn for Sonangol
  • US Ex-im: Conservatives vs Big Business
  • General Electric Says They'll Move Jobs Overseas If Ex-Im Bank Ends
  • Gulf countries receive billions in Ex-Im Bank subsidies
  • Dutch state violates own CSR procedures in Egypt's Suez Canal Expansion
  • First ECA-OECD Guidelines complaint submitted on Suape, Pernambuco, Brazil
  • UKEF reports achievement of enhanced capabilities in 2014-15
  • Will NewSat’s Failure Dim Ex-Im’s Appetite for Satellite Deals?
  • UK guaranteed over £130m in loans for repressive governments to spend on arms
  • Russia’s Sberbank and Italy’s Sace sign MoU
  • Despite sanctions on Russia ECA-backed business continues
  • $2 billion line of credit to Bangladesh to create 50,000 Indian jobs

May 2015

  • Deal to phase out rich-world coal export subsidies elusive
  • Cole Commission pushes for UKTI-UKEF merger
  • SACE signs agreement in support of Iranian ECA
  • Sace, Sinosure sign reinsurance agreement
  • Russia’s VEB ramps up business in China
  • Belarus, China's Eximbank sign loan agreements
  • Top Obama Export-Import Bank appointee joins Boeing
  • Democrats mobilise to force vote on US Ex-Im's reauthorisation
  • The Crony Boondoggle For Ex-Im Bank Insiders
  • Conference: Insurers and ECAs team up for European exports (video)

April 2015

  • Atradius Dutch State Business Vows Sustained Cooperation with ICIEC

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