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Volume 7, Issue 18

July 2019

  • £7.8bn of UK foreign aid and export credit spent on fossil fuel projects
  • Despite climate pledges, G20 coal subsidies rise
  • Chinese ECA underwrites US$46 bln Chinese firms' businesses in Africa
  • UAE ECA and Italy partner with Chinese financial institutions to boost trade
  • 'Hidden debts’ reveal risks of China’s lending spree
  • Chinese Banks and ECAs Court African Governments
  • Europe’s German-speaking ECAs ink collaboration pact
  • Behind Russia’s growing influence in Africa
  • Federal review of EDC finds inadequate disclosure practices
  • Japanese, US & Australian ECAs begin own 'Belt and Road' in South Pacific
  • EDC lifts "closed" status on Saudi Arabia-related business
  • Waters backs down in Ex-Im fight after internal struggle
  • EDC claims review clears them of SNC-Lavelin transaction wrongdoing
  • As Brexit Looms, UK Doubles ECA Credit To Nigeria
  • Norwegan ECA blacklists shipbuilders over human rights abuses
  • Banks with a combined $100bn shipping portfolio stimulate green change
  • U.S. Senate targets Ex-Im support for Saudi nuclear technology
  • The Poseidon Princples: Will They Affect ECAs?
  • Foreign beer lovers get tanked with EXIM assistance
  • Public and targeted consultations on EU short-term ECA rules

June 2019

  • MPs make unprecedented call for end to UKEF overseas fossil fuel support
  • See no evil: How EDC is bankrolling companies accused of bid-rigging, graft and human-rights violation
  • U.S. lags in export financing arms race fueled by China: EXIM report
  • Kenyan court blocks Chinese ECA backed power plant on environment grounds