Index for 2018

December 2018

  • Industry group lobbies Ottawa for EDC insurance against First Nation rights consultations
  • Ottawa offers $1.6B EDC backstop for energy sector as political tensions with Alberta fester
  • MPs to examine environmental impact of UKEF
  • China and US DFIs/ECAs to battle for influence in African infrastructure lending
  • Right problem – wrong solution: The Chinese ECA threat to the multilateral official finance system
  • China's unbridled export of coal power imperils climate goals
  • TDB rolls out SME programme for women-led businesses in six African countries
  • Australia's secret arms deals with nations fighting Yemen's bloody war
  • Philippines edges towards procurement of Turkish combat helicoper
  • Mexico’s Pemex Targets Bank, ECA-Backed Financing in 2019
  • Boeing Sees More Growth in Aircraft Financing Demand
  • Brazil Freezes ECA Credit After Defaults From Cuba & Venezuela
  • BBVA signs first green-certified credit with cover from Spanish ECA
  • Saudi ECA supports Pakistan economy
  • Peru closes largest-ever ECA financing for state energy company

November 2018

  • Bringing Accountability and Transparency to Export Development Canada’s Practice
  • Report highlights EDC’s multibillion dollar support for oil and gas industries
  • Trading away EU principles in the name of national export interests
  • ECA Support for Coal in the Face of OECD Financing Restrictions
  • The World Needs to Quit Coal. Why Is It So Hard?
  • UK Government considering UKEF deal with Saudi Aramco
  • EXIM Bank's fate tied to the outcome of Senate midterms
  • Middle East Politics and Export Credits
  • Uganda expects ECA pipeline financing deal by June 2019
  • Australia splashes ECA cash in the Pacific as China fears loom
  • Developing countries biggest installers of renewables

October 2018

  • UK Government climate targets branded ‘laughable’ as UK Export Finance supports new oil refineries abroad
  • NGOs release list of world’s top coal plant developers
  • Boeing says Exim Bank vital for the US amid competition from China
  • Denmark provides world’s largest export credit agency wind financing
  • Longest Gas Pipeline in Nigeria Gets Green Light With Sinosure cover
  • Vinfast, set to be Vietnam's first domestic carmaker, gains $950M ECA credit line
  • Global Export Credit Agencies Support Iran Trade Coverage
  • Tonga starts repaying US$4.7m a year to Chinese ECA for reconstruction
  • Botched Chinese ECA project in Africa is a warning to belt and road investors
  • Africa-India trade to double by 2021 with ECA help

September 2018

  • Ottawa orders Export Development Canada to examine lending practices
  • The South African ECA that can invest billions in public money on shadowy projects
  • Environmental groups to campaign against 'strategic' corporate lawsuits
  • China says it is helping africa develop - not pile up ECA debt
  • Chinese oil firm agrees to secure funds for Nigeria's $2.8 B AKK pipeline project
  • Siemens closes in on massive Iraq deal with promise of German ECA support
  • UKEF office in UAE, a country accused of war crimes, promotes arms sales
  • China’s Exim Bank to boost lending to support exporters hit hard by trade war
  • International trade at a time of increased US and EU sanctions - What should ECAs do now?
  • Asian environmental groups strongly crliticize Korea Export-Import Bank support for overseas coal

August 2018

  • Friends of the Earth warns against Trump's Ex-Im Bank nominee
  • European Ombudsman calls for greater transparency of export credit agencies
  • Ilisu Dam: Dutch NCP concludes first-ever OECD Guidelines case on cultural rights
  • ECAs in international politics - US and Germany vs Turkey
  • US, Australia and Japan to Invest in Asia to counter China
  • South Africa to co-chair Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) Summit
  • Indian Export Opportunities from US-China Trade Differences Need Export Credit Support
  • Trump’s sanctions halt trade credit insurers’ return to Iran
  • Danish ECA freezes new guarantees to Turkey over lira crisis
  • Adani's coal mining project in Australia may hinge on court
  • ECAs flock to finance huge Peruvian mine project
  • France's CIFAL ready to help Uzbekistan develop nuclear energy
  • Russian ECA financed weapons in Armenia risk escalation of hostilities
  • UKEF backs country’s largest export deal with Israel
  • Trinidadian former minister awaits Australian response re naval vessel purchase funded by EFIC

July 2018

  • Dutch ECA ADSB issues complaint guidelines
  • European Ombudsman concludes the European Commission failed to carry out a human rights impact re ECAs
  • Report of the UNHCR Working Group on human rights, business enterprises and ECAs
  • Federal US Judge says Dakota Access developer can't sue BankTrack
  • Anti-Adani NSW protest outside EFIC office
  • Ex-Im Bank nominee fairs well in Senate hearing
  • Turkmenistan woos ECAs for transadriatic pipeline
  • World powers back Iran oil exports despite US sanctions threats
  • Qatar Is Said to Seek $4 Billion in ECA support for Typhoon Fighter Jets
  • Public/ECA Finance for African Energy Focuses on Fossil Fuels
  • Russian ECA Financed Bangladesh Reactor is Safe Against Natural Disasters
  • Exxon expands Mozambique LNG project to cut costs ahead of bank talks
  • ECAs to revive defunct Uganda Airline

June 2018

  • ECA Watch applaudes European Ombudsman demand for greater EU ECA transparency on human rights and environmental impacts
  • EDC requests public input during policy review
  • Turkey Halts Filling Tigris Dam After Iraq Complains of Water Shortages
  • U.S. embassy warns Americans to leave northeastern Mozambique due to imminent attacks
  • Trump taps nominee to lead Export-Import Bank
  • Europe says U.S. Threat of Sanctions Imperils Bid to Save Iran Deal
  • Anadarko seeks to raise $14-$15 billion for Mozambique LNG project
  • Germany Sets Up Iran Advice Office for Companies
  • UK signs £1.5BILLION trade deal as Brexit Britain expands on world stage
  • UKEF provides £2.5bn in support for UK exports
  • Intra-Africa trade boosted by launch of $1 bln promotion programme
  • Gazprom signs $1.2bn Bolivia deal
  • Saudis Trying to Influence Iraq’s Political Landscape With Export Credit
  • Uzbekistan and Rosatom to build joint nuclear power plant
  • Vietnam's Long Phu coal plant delayed due to US embargo on Russian Contractor
  • Anti-Adani NSW protest outside Australian ECA office

May 2018

  • Auditor general finds ‘deficiencies’ at Export Development Canada
  • Papua New Guinea prime minister ridicules report on EFIC gas project
  • Europeans push last bid to salvage Iran deal, but work on plan B(s)
  • Democrats Want A Permanent Fix For Hobbled Ex-Im Bank
  • US Military Export Sales Support Grows by 950% from 2007 to 2017
  • South Korea braces for trade with North
  • Lowy Asia Power Index: EFIC pulls Australia down in regional power game
  • World Bank Group’s MIGA to share risk with Japan’s NEXI through reinsurance

April 2018

  • Above Ground's Recommendations on Anti-Corruption Policies in EDC
  • Jubilee Australia: EFIC-funded PNG LNG Has Hurt PNG's Economy
  • Brexit Britain's UKEF looks to Commonwealth 2.0
  • UKEF support for arms sales under fire
  • Australian defence industry export plan release imminent
  • Russia to start shipping ECA funded arms to Armenia
  • Export Credit Agencies and a changing climate
  • JBIC & Kexim among lenders of $2.45 billion for Vietnam coal power plant
  • China-Africa summit preparations in high gear
  • Indian company defrauds banks despite Indian ECA caution list
  • EU may offer credit for Iranian trade if Trump pulls out of nuclear deal
  • Financial Times: President Erdoğan responds to pressure
  • German Bank, Norwegan ECA Join Responsible Ship Recycling Initiative
  • Airbus gets first European export credit since probes started
  • Russian ECA may finance construction of nuclear plant in Uzbekistan

March 2018

  • Bombardier-Gupta affair provokes timely public debate on accountability of EDC
  • Report finds major banks ramped up fossil fuel financing to $115 billion in 2017
  • Judge Demands Explanation in Pipeline Lawsuit
  • UKEF seeks new markets at Brexit looms
  • Hermes as a factor in German Turkish relations?
  • Turkish Bridge Attracts $2.8 Billion From Banks & KEXIM
  • Saudi Arabia’s use of ECA finance in Iraq is making Iran nervous
  • Australia moves up defence exporter list
  • Canadian business optimistic about potential in China: EDC
  • New ICC report confirms trade & export finance are not risky business
  • Banking on Energy: The Determinants of Export Credit Agency Energy Financing from China and Japan
  • Italy's SACE plans to back nearly $5bn in UAE projects
  • Vietnam's Long Phu coal plant delayed due to US embargo on Russian Contractor

February 2018

  • ECAs go to Market
  • G20 Countries' Public Coal Financing Reaches 5 Year High
  • Vietnam Pulls Request for U.S. Ex-Im Help to Build a Coal-Fired Power Plant
  • Standard Chartered & ECAs ‘breaching climate policy’ with Vietnam coal plant investment
  • Asia could attract $250B in coal power investment
  • Attorney calls for sanctions against Energy Transfer Partners in Dakota Access pipeline suit
  • Airbus executives get swept away by a corruption investigation
  • BAE proposes UKEF financing to Malaysia for Typhoon jet deal
  • No job estimates on arms export plan
  • Western banks rush to gain deals on China's Belt and Road Initiative
  • U.S. Treasury official slams China's 'non-market behavior'
  • US leads the way on protectionism in 2017 with tarifs and export credit
  • Bipartisan group of House lawmakers urge action on Export-Import Bank nominees
  • U.S. urges help for Iraq, extends $3 billion Ex-Im credit line
  • South Africa joins Afreximbank as a shareholder
  • South Africa’s Guptas hid Bombardier jet, EDC says in court repossession efforts
  • Armenian NGO challenges controversial ECA supported gold mine
  • Brazil grants US$2 billion ECA credit line to Angola
  • Anadarko agrees Mozambique LNG sale, banks/ECAs discuss finance terms

January 2018

  • Does the OECD really support environmentally conscious economic policies?
  • Airbus, Boeing Hopeful on Return of State-Backed Plane Financing
  • Aussie defence fund a reminder of ECAs’ murky history with the arms industry
  • Australian ECA underwriting arms exports is 'baffling', expert says
  • Turkish, French, Italian firms awarded missile system development project
  • Aramco Seeks Cheap ECA backed loans prior to IPO
  • G20 billions feed Viet Nam's coal-fired future
  • US Ex-Im may back a controversial Vietnamese coal plant
  • Exporters urging Ottawa and EDC to undo uneven application of Russian sanctions
  • Mexican chapter in the Odebrecht saga underscores need to bolster transparency at EDC
  • China eyes stronger ties with Mekong countries with ECA support
  • Britain cancels plan to forgive North Korean ECA debt
  • Britain doubles ECA backing for India

December 2017

  • UKEF lines up new delegated supply chain finance (SCF) guarantees