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Volume 20, Issue 12

December 2021

  • ECA Watch letter to European Commission re ECAs and corporate social governance
  • Friends of the Earth sues Britain over Mozambique LNG project
  • ESA adopts revised state ECA/corporate aid guidelines
  • Russia's Arctic LNG 2 agrees loans worth 9.5 bln euros
  • Russia's Amur Gas Chemical Complex secures $9.1 bln in ECA & bank loans
  • Facing debt repayment issues China shifts Africa financing focus from infrastructure to trade
  • Charting a new course: The future of UK exports and export finance
  • Biden orders U.S. to stop financing new carbon-intense projects abroad
  • EXIM supports Lithuania in political dispute with China
  • EKF issues ‘biggest ever’ loan for Turkey railway project
  • General Electric : Another milestone for Dogger Bank Wind Farm as it reaches financial close for third phase

November 2021

  • U.S., U.K. lead pledge to end overseas oil and gas financing, but with big caveats
  • G20 ECAs and public finance institutions are still bankrolling fossil fuels
  • European export finance alliance pushes for green incentives [eventually!]
  • If global finance can step up to the net-zero challenge, governments surely can
  • Will the capital to invest in net-zero plans be available?
  • The push to net zero - Can project finance fuel investment in the Hydrogen market?
  • International Chamber of Commerce proposes new framework for sustainable trade finance
  • UAE’s ADNOC secures $3bn loan from JBIC and 4 other banks
  • Shipowners see growing benefits of Chinese leasing and trade finance
  • Russian ECA Helps Bangladesh enter nuclear power age
  • U.K. to Set 1 Trillion Pound Post-Brexit Export Target
  • US EXIM focus on Africa
  • British Airways secures another £1bn UKEF-backed facility
  • Norwegian ECA supports North Pole cruising in style
  • Lithuania to get U.S. EXIM trade support as it faces China fury over Taiwan
  • New OECD down payment requirements set to boost ECA support in emerging markets
  • Russians Discuss Increased Engagement With Africa