Index for 2013

December 2013

  • German human rights organizations sue Ministry of Economics over ECA transparency
  • Boeing sees export credits waning as aircraft funding source
  • US Export-Import Bank Board Adopts Revised Environmental Guidelines to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  • Why US Export-Import Bank Backs Australian Billionaire Heiress Gina Rinehart
  • Aman Union Launches Export Credit Database
  • Russian VTB Bank boosts trade and export finance business
  • Novel structure for Chinese export credit bond

November 2013

  • Do Swedish ECAs support exports at the expense of human rights?
  • Hold The Applause on UK Coal Financing Announcement
  • Still exporting destruction: A civil society assessment of Export Credit Agencies’ compliance with EU Regulation (PE-CONS 46/11)
  • Hold the applause on UK no-coal finance announcement
  • Do Swedish ECAs support exports at the expense of human rights?
  • US Caterpillar jobs bouyed by Australian Roy Hill iron mine and US Ex-Im
  • Aircraft orders focus attention on export credit
  • Australian ECA EFIC annual report shows rising loans
  • Human rights Institutes concerned about OECD Common Approaches
  • Sri Lanka foreign export credits led by China
  • UK Export Finance and Korea

October 2013

  • CSOs request ECAs discontinue financing of coal projects
  • Civil Society groups request ECAs discontinue financing of coal projects
  • European Parliament approves anti-corruption and human rights report
  • Ex-Im Bank Supports Export of U.S. Aircraft for Food Security in Brazil
  • Vnesheconombank and the Export-Import Bank of China Sign Framework Agreement
  • Jubilee Australia calls for review of Australian ECA links to Leighton Holdings bribery scandal
  • OECD Working Party on Export Credits Consultation with Civil Society
  • Aircraft-backed bonds grow as ECA and commercial bank finance slows
  • Atradius Dutch State Business expands Dutch export financing pool to non-OECD banks
  • Berne Union elects new officers
  • German Seminar on OECD Common Approaches - 11 November 2013 - Berlin

September 2013

  • US Ex-Im and OPIC brace for shutdown
  • Are US Senators regretting Ex-Im vote?
  • POTATOMATION: Jubilee Australia brings its concerns about the ECA-backed PNG LNG project to the Sydney Fringe Festival
  • OECD 2012 ECA Bribery Survey Responses Now Available
  • US and French ECAs Keep Spigots Open for Space Ventures
  • European ECAs to Fund Russian Superjet Project
  • BNDES president says Cuba and Angola have requested confidentiality in financing contracts
  • NEXIM Bank - Repositioning for Nigeria's Non-Oil Exports
  • Miami Businesswoman Sentenced In US Export-Import Bank Fraud
  • Aureus Mining Given US$88 Million South African ECA Support
  • Turkish Export Credit Bank plans to give $300 million credit facility to Pakistan
  • Nigeria seeks NEXIMs support on ECOWAS trade
  • U.S. Export-Import Bank Hindered by Budget Fight, Hochberg Says
  • Rinehart Record Debt Lures Even as China Slows: Australia Credit

August 2013

  • Export credit agencies step into the breach
  • Oman weighs credit risks on Egypt exports
  • Atradius DSB supports fewer applications but doubles risk exposure
  • ECAs and satellite financing

July 2013

  • Ex-Im Bank Halts U.S. Funding Review for Vietnam Coal Plant
  • Australian coal projects could be ineligible to receive Chinese ECA support
  • Amnesty - UK Export Finance is sacrificing human rights on the altar of foreign trade
  • U.K. ECA Seeks Looser Rules To Level Playing Field
  • Boeing Sees Aircraft-Backed Bond Issues Doubling to $30 Billion
  • Australia’s Rinehart clears hurdles on $10 B iron ore project
  • Africa: Russian Investment Needs Credit Support
  • Parliament Approves $200mln Capital Increase for Export Guarantee Fund of Iran
  • Ministerial Meeting on Mobilizing Climate Finance Includes ECAs
  • US Ex-Im report grades competitiveness with other ECAs

June 2013

  • NGOs, Civil Society warn Coface on guarantees for Kaliningrad nuclear plant
  • Export Bank’s Aid to Coal Curbed Under Obama Overseas Pledge
  • GAO: Export-Import Bank Needs Improved Risk Management and Reporting
  • First JBIC Credit Line to Support of Japanese Company Exports to Mongolia
  • UK export finance support to British exporters at 12-year high
  • First Canadian Dim Sum bonds as EDC sells debt
  • EDC Releases Annual CSR Report
  • Another Expensive Trade Credit Insurance Report on Europe

May 2013

  • Export-Import Bank: Additional Analysis and Information Could Better Inform Congress on Exposure, Risk, and Resources
  • Airliner Export Credit Feels the Political Heat
  • Delta Airlines wants to stop Ex-Im help on big jets
  • Canadian export agency might finance Nigeria’s ailing aviation sector.
  • Canadian Central bank's new governor brings export expertise
  • Islamic Development Bank unit launches sovereign sukuk credit insurance
  • International Activists Block Ilısu Dam Construction
  • Record amount of trade credit insured by Berne Union members
  • Australian PM Gillard Backs PNG Gas Plant
  • More Detailed Information about Ex-Im Bank Jobs Calculation Methodology Could Improve Transparency
  • Masdar and Ex-ImBank Sign MoU to Deploy U.S. Clean Technology

April 2013

  • ECA Watch launches new website
  • When will Coface and Société Générale follow BNP & HypoVereinsbank and withdraw from Kaliningrad nuclear plant?
  • NGOs warn banks not to further finance PNG LNG project
  • Jubilee Australia Urges 'Don't ignore Productivity Commission recommendations for ECA reform'
  • Chinese Government Guidelines for Overseas Investment
  • Atradius Dutch State Business and Exiar join forces to stimulate Dutch-Russian trade
  • Ministerial Meeting on Mobilizing Climate Finance Includes ECAs
  • China: PICC issues first single short-term export credit insurance
  • Telefónica gets €200m from EDC for spending spree to help prop up BlackBerry
  • China Exim Bank to Increase Shipping Loans to $14bn in 2013

March 2013

  • GAO Flags Need for Continued Improvements in Ex-Im Risk Management
  • Open Letter to Andritz Company Concerning Construction of the Ilisu Dam
  • Corruption in Africa: It Takes Two to Tango
  • Al-Karaana Petrochemicals Complex, Qatar to be largely ECA financed
  • ECGC of India to open its first overseas office in London

February 2013

  • World Bank’s private sector finance arm doesn’t know environmental & social impacts of much of its portfolio
  • Mission reports dramatic social & environment impacts of Dutch ECA supported dredging projects in Brazil
  • China Asks Companies to Mind Environment When Investing Overseas
  • How Berlin and Beijing tilted world trade [with ECA support]
  • EDC immunity from scrutiny: Canada’s Access to Information Act hobbles democracy
  • New guidelines adopted on European short-term export-credit insurance
  • Nigerian ECA NEXIM and the burden of transformation
  • Wind projects look to export finance as new markets open
  • Pacific Drilling Pens Export Credit Facility for Drillship Construction

January 2013

  • Turkish court orders suspension of Ilisu dam construction
  • New EU Commission rules on short-term export credit insurance cover
  • China: Export credit coverage exceeds $300 billion in 2012
  • PICC challenges Sinosure monopoly in Chinese short-term export credit
  • Russia inks $800 million export credit deal with Serbia
  • OECD releases export credit documents