Index for 2015

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
  • Actions on GAO Recommendations since Ex-Im 2012 Reauthorization
  • Former Loan Officer at Ex-Im Pleads Guilty to Accepting Bribes
  • Brazil’s Petrobras secures loans to cover 2015 operations, investments
  • Repubicans grill Ex-Im President over failure to negotiate OECD Arrangement subsidies
  • China Aircraft Leasing lands its first ECA-backed financing
  • Novatek May Secure $5 Billion From ECAs For Russian Arctic Project
  • SACE raises level of support for exports to Cuba
  • China expands export credits
  • World Bank body to help Turkey grow export sector

March 2015

  • Petrobras scandal project received millions from UKEF and UKTI
  • Three Individuals Charged with Defrauding Banks and USDA Export Financing Program
  • New Report Sheds Light on Overseas Coal Financing by Export Credit Agencies
  • Reuters: Rich nations’ fossil fuel export funding dwarfs green spend - documents
  • Australian government resists US moves against ECA support for coal power
  • US Senators release new Export-Import Bank blueprint
  • Emirates picks banks to arrange Islamic bond with UKEF backing
  • Canadan and US ECAs finance South African purchase of Bombardier and GE locomotives
  • UK and Mexico sign memorandum to further expand and finance trade
  • EBRD and Taiwan ECA join forces
  • Belarus to negotiate export credit with Russian banks
  • Nine Chinese companies keen to build Bangladesh port with export credit
  • Bernardo Attolico appointed head of Debt Capital Markets at SACE

February 2015

  • France to transfer export credit programmes to Banque d’Investissement Publique
  • Export credit and human rights: Failure to Protect
  • French Rafale Fighter Jet Wins First Export Sale
  • Beijing provides export credit support for military exports
  • Rich world ECAs helping bankroll export of coal technology-data
  • Export Credit guarantees look to widen Islamic finance landscape
  • Gulf Banks Help Underwrite Region’s Aviation Boom
  • Korean ECA supplies 60 million Euro credit to Cuba
  • Sinosure deal suggests big plans for Chinese shipping and offshore drilling
  • ECIC supports the expansion of South African businesses in Africa
  • Bonny Island LNG Bribery Scandal Returns
  • Lobbying on U.S. export credit agency ramps up among critics, backers
  • Coalition lobbies US Export-Import bank on Barrier Reef

January 2015

  • MEPs challenge Trade Commissioner on controversial paper contradicting EU policy on coal financing
  • Some coal plant exports should get financial aid: EU policy paper
  • UK Government Has Given £1.76 Billion To Fossil Fuel Industries Abroad Since 2010
  • No mention of Export-Import Bank in President Obama’s State of the Union Address
  • Skeptics Doubtful of U.S. Telecom Investment in Broadband-Starved Cuba
  • China needs more measures to boost exports
  • Pakistan’s Exim Bank to be set up through executive order
  • Pakistan’s Mobilink tests export credit guarantee for sukuk
  • Zimbabwe: Govt in Bid to Boost Export Credits
  • Export Credit Remains Strong for Satellite Industry