Index for 2019

July 2019

  • £7.8bn of UK foreign aid and export credit spent on fossil fuel projects
  • Chinese ECA underwrites US$46 bln Chinese firms' businesses in Africa
  • Despite climate pledges, G20 coal subsidies rise
  • UAE ECA and Italy partner with Chinese financial institutions to boost trade
  • Chinese Banks and ECAs Court African Governments
  • 'Hidden debts’ reveal risks of China’s lending spree
  • Behind Russia’s growing influence in Africa
  • Europe’s German-speaking ECAs ink collaboration pact
  • Japanese, US & Australian ECAs begin own 'Belt and Road' in South Pacific
  • Federal review of EDC finds inadequate disclosure practices
  • Waters backs down in Ex-Im fight after internal struggle
  • EDC lifts "closed" status on Saudi Arabia-related business
  • EDC claims review clears them of SNC-Lavelin transaction wrongdoing
  • As Brexit Looms, UK Doubles ECA Credit To Nigeria
  • Norwegan ECA blacklists shipbuilders over human rights abuses
  • Banks with a combined $100bn shipping portfolio stimulate green change
  • The Poseidon Princples: Will They Affect ECAs?
  • U.S. Senate targets Ex-Im support for Saudi nuclear technology
  • Public and targeted consultations on EU short-term ECA rules
  • Foreign beer lovers get tanked with EXIM assistance

June 2019

  • MPs make unprecedented call for end to UKEF overseas fossil fuel support
  • See no evil: How EDC is bankrolling companies accused of bid-rigging, graft and human-rights violation
  • U.S. lags in export financing arms race fueled by China: EXIM report
  • Kenyan court blocks Chinese ECA backed power plant on environment grounds

May 2019

  • Senate Confirmation of Export-Import Bank Directors Means Billions More Dollars in Federal Fossil Fuel Financing
  • Pity the Export-Import Bank, caught between warring Republican factions
  • Liberals caught again in SNC Lavalin EDC Scandal
  • Canada strikes alliance with U.S. counterweight to China’s Belt and Road Initiative
  • Aid and UKEF funding must be coherent & recognise climate change emergency, say MPs
  • China’s export insurance giant is taking a risk on coal
  • Legal challenge mounted against Kosovo coal project
  • China, Japan and South Korea, while vowing to go green at home, promote coal abroad
  • European ECAs may loose out to Russian and/or Chinese sales of fighter jets to Malaysia
  • EXIM Should Explore Using Available Data to Identify Applicants with Delinquent Federal Debt
  • New EDC human-rights policy lacks power, say workers and watchdogs

April 2019

  • European Commission consultation on short-term export credit rules
  • SNC-Lavalin insider's bribery allegations spark EDC probe
  • German parliament approves ECA supported sale of 6 heavy frigates to Egypt
  • EFIC Reform Puts Pacific ‘Step-Up' at Risk
  • India's Jet Airways delays payments to global lenders guaranteed by ExIm
  • Riyadh aims to counter Tehran’s influence with Iraq ECA credits
  • Iran's ECA Reassures Foreign Trade Partners
  • China gives Naftogaz $1 billion ECA guarantee
  • Eskom’s black hole of debt keeps on getting bigger
  • How Gujarat fishermen won US top court ruling against global funding
  • UAE ECA ECI voted as observer member of Berne Union
  • Australian cattle exported to Sri Lanka under EFIC project dying and malnourished

March 2019

  • The smart money is jumping the sinking coal ship
  • New OECD Bribery and Export Credits Recommendation
  • NAM Urges Senate to Get Ex-Im Bank Back Up and Running
  • Levelling the playing field: UK exporters want more
  • WTO says U.S. failed to halt state tax subsidy for Boeing
  • Canadian officials tried to warn EDC of ‘significant reputational risk’ in South African deal with Gupta brothers
  • Kenya 'inflated' SACE loans insurance cost by Sh10 billion
  • Foreign energy giant wants Australia's EFIC to foot bill for fossil fuel projects
  • EU exemption on export credits: is everyone a winner?
  • East Africa: China to Host Second Belt and Road Forum
  • EX-IM Hosts 2019 Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

February 2019

  • SNC-Lavalin case brings public scrutiny to hundreds of millions in EDC loans
  • Ban Ki-moon says UKEF must stop investing in fossil fuels in developing countries
  • Are ECAs liable for funding of slavery tainted enterprises?
  • With new limits on coal but none on oil and gas, EDC’s climate policy misses the mark
  • German banks & ECAs manoeuvre in Washington to temper US Russia sanction risk
  • EDC insured Suncor’s Middle East misadventures
  • Australia’s ECA eyes overseas investment with potential new mandate
  • Jaguar Land Rover seeking ECA funding after huge write-down
  • Japanese and French ECAs to finance Turkey's second nuclear plant
  • Kuwait Conference pledges billions for Iraqi reconstruction
  • Bahrain talking to U.S. oil companies about tight oil deal
  • Finnvera Group’s Board Report and Financial Statements for 2018

January 2019

  • Parliamentary inquiry into UKEF Procedures and Submissions Available online
  • Japan edges in on Belt and Road with $643m for Angolan port
  • Trans-Adriatic Pipeline completes successful €3.9 billion project financing
  • Afreximbank Lends $170 Million to Orascom for Pan-African Expansion
  • PNG leads wave of jumbo ECA project loans
  • Saudi Aramco Hiring Funding Advisers for a $5 Billion Project
  • Mozambique looks for LNG ECA financing despite market scepticism
  • Remember the Export-Import Bank
  • Extension of interest subsidy scheme to boost Indian export credits
  • NEXI insures UKEF credit for Boeing export to Colombia's Avianca
  • US Export-Import Bank reopens programs for Ukraine
  • Indonesia looks to ECA funding for aerial refuelling tanker-transports
  • Nord Stream 2 negotiating ECA loans worth 6 bln euros