Index for 2014

December 2014

  • ECA Watch releases report 'ECAs and Human Rights: Failure to Protect'
  • Boeing expects ECAs to cover 15% of new aircraft finance
  • Biggest Arctic Gas Project Seeks Route Around US Russia Sanctions
  • Government should protect Dutch exports against corruption
  • Swiss and Chinese ECAs asked to fund bloated Bangladesh power plant costs
  • Italy’s small food-makers - Export or die? Is Small Beautiful?
  • UK Export Finance appoints former banker to head up its international business development division
  • SEK Securities is Merged into SEK
  • Ex-Im Bank Finances Export of American-made Bridge Components to Cameroon

November 2014

  • Activists demand end of massive OECD support for fossil fuels
  • Activists demand end of massive OECD support for fossil fuels
  • ECAs and human rights to be discussed at UN Forum on Business and Human Rights
  • ’Record year’ for bank coal financing as latest UN climate warning looms
  • France to stop export credits for coal projects in developing countries
  • Japan coal power plant export push hits U.S. Resistance
  • US/China economic negotiations include new export credit guidelines
  • NGOs question Italy’s SACE intent to support Mochovce nuclear plant
  • Financing banks and ECAs announced for SOCAR STAR refinery in Turkey
  • Korean ECA defrauded by ’cool’ client
  • Britain’s export credit agency targets small business as banks retreat
  • UK export credit agency to guarantee sukuk bond for first time
  • Republicans rekindle fight over U.S. export lender
  • Russia to extend US$270m export credit to Armenia for extending nuclear power operation
  • Coface and US Ex-Im compete for satellite industry subsidies

October 2014

  • ECA Watch launches Map on popular alternatives
  • Controversial Suez canal expansion contract signed
  • ECA Watch expresses concern over ECA plans to continue coal financing
  • Japan coal power plant export push hits U.S. resistance
  • Exporters fail on pledge to curb bribery: Transparency International
  • Mapping popular alternative proposals for envisioning infrastructure
  • US Congress approves Ex-Im reauthorization only to June 2015
  • US, Brazil reach agreement to end US export subsidies for cotton
  • Russia provides $10bn credit for nuclear power plant construction in Belarus
  • Korea Eximbank seeks lead in Northeast Asia's Development
  • Ex-Im Bank Underwrites $1 Billion Guarantee of Pemex Bonds

September 2014

  • Indian exporters meet
  • US ethanol stocks dive after Brazilian export credit announced
  • Nigeria’s NEXIM Bank and the Task of Export Promotion
  • UK Export Finance invites partners to help deliver £3 billion of export credit loans
  • UKEF Aerospace Head Says Capital markets key to future funding for aviation markets
  • India tightens Vietnam defence with US$100 million export credit
  • India, Japan sign deal for export credit of $152 million
  • Poland slashes export insurance rates to bolster produce exports banned from Russia
  • Improvement of export credit facilities needed to drive Irish Food Harvest 2020

August 2014

  • How Politicians Are Trying To Fund Overseas Coal Projects Under The Guise Of Eliminating US Ex-Im Bank
  • GAO finds Ex-Im monitoring of defense exports weak
  • Fix export credit for Indian SMEs to achieve $750 bn target by 2018-19

July 2014

  • OECD ECAs Supported 26% of large commercial aircraft sales 2008-2013
  • British taxpayers underwrote ECA deals worth £140m by Cayman Islands firm
  • Indian ECA signs agreement with BRICS ECAs
  • Private sector white paper on the trade credit insurance environment
  • Export-Import Bank: Status of GAO Recommendations on Risk Management, Exposure Forecasting, and Workload Issues
  • Sinosure business up by 19.2%
  • French Foreign Minister Calls for End to Public Fossil Fuel Subsidies

June 2014

  • Republicans escalate battle for closure of U.S. Export Import Bank
  • Officials at Ex-Im Bank Face Investigations
  • Export credit finance for coal under fire
  • Oil Change International publishes online Coal Subsidies Toolkit
  • $80 Million Judgment Entered Against BNP Paribas for False USDA Export Credit Claims
  • US, UK and Dutch government coalition seeks to limit export credit financing for coal plants
  • US Ex-Im 2013 Competitiveness Report provides tidbits of OECD ECA data

May 2014

  • NGOs endorse call for OECD ECAs to end all support for high carbon projects
  • Protesters burn vehicles, buildings at controversial New Caledonia nickel mine
  • U.S. Ex-Im Should Pull Funding From Exxon’s Deadly PNG Pipeline Project
  • Video “Tatuoca, a stolen island“ documents ECA impacts on Brazilian communities
  • China committed to Russian gas project
  • Argentina and Paris Club agree to resumption of ECA debt payments
  • European Commission publishes 2012 report on member ECA actvities
  • SACE pledges $100m for Sohar refinery improvement
  • Swedish ECA and Bank of China cooperate on environmental technology

April 2014

  • Battle over US ExIm reauthorization begins again
  • UK Chancellor George Osborne announces export credit scheme
  • Japan Urged To Stop Financing Coal at Obama-Abe Summit
  • Russia’s Aerospace Industry Faces Squeeze Over Sanctions
  • Czech ECA subsidized by Finance Ministry
  • Azeri State Oil Company SOCAR to Sign $3.5 Billion Turkish Refinery Deal
  • Fiji’s ECA faces teething problems

March 2014

  • Australia’s EFIC extends US$100 m loan to BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto for Chile and world’s largest copper mine
  • Rinehart wins Roy Hill funding with ECA support
  • UK Export Finance to end 13 years as operating lessor
  • Boeing: Global aircraft financing market rebalancing away from export credit support
  • ILS To Get Fewer Launches in 2014, Expects Boost from New Russian Export Credit Agency
  • India’s credit risk insurer monitoring Ukraine turmoil for risk assessment
  • Indian ECA adds new credit line for Africa
  • India’s Competition Commission rejects complaint against Export Credit Guarantee Corp
  • EDC Finances Turkey’s AkLease to Create Opportunities for Canadian Equipment Makers
  • Ex-Im Bank Partners With FCIB Association, Accelerates Access to Export Financing
  • Dubai looks to boost trade flows with Sharia-compliant export credit agency

February 2014

  • France Must End Public Financing of Coal
  • OECD Secretary General Angel Gurria calls for zero net fossil fuel emissions by 2050
  • Friends of the Earth France urges Hollande to join Obama in cutting public coal financing
  • India’s RIL to raise over $1 bn through export credit
  • US ready to offer credit for exporters to former pariah Myanmar
  • Brazil govt launches export credit insurance for SMEs
  • Andritz receives Austrian “Eyesore of the Year” award
  • Cape Wind gets $600 million loan for Nantucket offshore wind farm

January 2014

  • OECD Agreement on Export Credits for Rail Infrastructure enters into force
  • Controversial Danish railway purchase guaranteed by SACE
  • Italy’s SACE willing to cooperate with Belarusbank
  • Czech export bank and insurer targeted in police swoop
  • India’s SBI and the Export-Import Bank of Korea sign agreement for Line of Credit
  • Indian ECA reluctant to take up $6-bn export deal