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January 2024

  • Biden Administration Faces Pushback on Another Gas Project, This Time Overseas
  • JBIC financing for two gas power projects in Mexico would violate the G7 agreement
  • Amid Corruption Charges, Groups Demand EXIM Halt Payments to Trafigura
  • ECAs support €1.08 billion green loans for Cadeler
  • UKEF underwrites financing for another section of Turkish high speed rail network
  • Red Sea crisis: Indian shipping costs and times and export credit premiums up
  • Brodies Guides On War Risk Insurance For Ukrainian Exports
  • H2 Green Steel Boden: Complex financing includes Euler Hermes
  • Swedish “Green” Steel Plant Secures $7 Billion in Financing
  • Northvolt gets $5bn green loan for European EV push
  • Petroperú Desperate for Cash Loses $500M SACE Loan Guarantee
  • How to Deal with Sinosure as an Importer
  • European Union readies €300mn ECA pilot
  • UKEF: Taxpayers underwrite French contractor’s Saudi project
  • African tri-nation transport project to start Phase II
  • Belgian ECA Credendo helps expansion of Montevideo Port to Boost Uruguay's Foreign Trade
  • FLASH: US Exim readies for US$2bn domestic financing boom

December 2023

  • ECAs supporting billions in global trade form net-zero alliance facing civil society scepticism
  • At COP28, Export Development Canada joined Net Zero Alliance Despite Fossil Financing
  • Norway joins 40-signatory partnership to end international public finance for fossil fuels
  • Texas Gulf Coast communities speak out against Japanese ECA backed LNG development
  • EXIM Lent Nearly $1 Billion to Fossil Fuel Projects in 2023
  • PPIB Announces $2 Billion Financial Close of Thar Coal-Fired Plant
  • Saudi Arabia concludes €1 billion financing deal with Italy’s SACE
  • North Field expansion project - a quantum leap in leadership of Qatar's global energy landscape
  • TFX: Export finance trends of 2023: ECAs spearhead success amidst global challenges and geopolitical shifts
  • Gunvor gets gas loan backed by SACE
  • Ukraine strikes deal to get 2 Royal Navy minehunters from UK with UKEF support
  • Italy’s export credit agency SACE unveils its ambitious ESG strategy at COP28
  • Pakistan’s Export-Import Bank formally launched
  • Türk Eximbank expected to provide exporters $41 billion in 2023

November 2023

  • Environmental groups urge funding halt for TotalEnergies' Mozambique project
  • Joint letter from 125 international CSOs to global leaders at COP28 calling for transformative public finance for a globally just energy transition
  • EU, UK, and Canada move to phase out fossil fuel finance at OECD
  • OECD oil and gas export credit fossil fuel ban postponed to next year
  • Where are the Cop26 finance pledges now?
  • Saudi Arabia Courts African Leaders to keep the world hooked on oil
  • ExxonMobil and ECAs make moves on lithium
  • Banks urge OECD to resurrect 5% down-payment rule
  • Russian export credit claims soar
  • EDC uses environmental review directives on less than 1% of transactions
  • Spillover effects of the Ukraine crisis: political risk insurance in times of brinkmanship
  • World's largest car theft and the Swedish ECA
  • Offshore wind firm secures £370 million government-backing to expand UK business
  • Small nuclear reactor, funded by JBIC, is cancelled
  • Rethinking Technology Transfer to Support the Climate Agenda
  • Trade credit insurance reaches just 13% of insured shipments

October 2023

  • Fossil Free Export Credit Agencies – a new web resource
  • Alignment of US EXIM with US climate and development policy objectives
  • EXIM Board Unanimously Approves Financing for 3 projects in Romania, Kazakhstan and Iraq
  • Israel-Hamas conflict: Indian exporters may face higher risk premiums, shipping costs
  • EU and UK seek ban on ECA subsidies for foreign fossil fuel projects
  • ECAs and Reconstruction in Ukraine
  • UKEF Announces Financial Support for Ukraine’s Nuclear Fuel Supply
  • CPChem, QatarEnergy finalize financing on $6 bn Ras Laffan, Qatar, petrochemicals project
  • Afreximbank signs US$300mn deal to support Congolese crude oil production
  • Uganda crude pipeline nears Sinosure $3bn funding deal
  • Hai Long team confirms €3bn Taiwan wind financing deal
  • India's Reliance Jio Secures $2 Bn In Largest FY24 Offshore Loan with Finnvera backing
  • SACE Meets India: Facilitating $1.6 Billion for Green Transitions
  • Germany offers cheaper export credit support in new climate policy
  • ECAs and the airline industry’s financial landscape
  • Afri-Exim, ICRC approve $1.2bn for moribund Burutu port
  • Egypt in talks to secure $2.1 bln loan for 2nd high-speed rail line
  • London Hosts West and Central Africa Trade Forum
  • Citigroup: The future of export agency finance
  • Over 250 organizations back groundbreaking efforts by OECD countries to end $41 billion a year in fossil fuel finance

September 2023

  • Rich country ECAs sink billions into oil and gas despite Cop26 pledge
  • ECA Market Booming Worldwide
  • Export Finance for Future (E3F) and accountability
  • Trade Credit Insurance Market Report by Development Factors 2031
  • UK, Japanese and Italian ECAs support projects in Africa
  • Uganda in talks with Chinese ECA for pipeline funds after Western banks cave in
  • FSD Africa Investments Pledges $19.5 Million to Fortify Africa’s Climate Resilience
  • UAE pledges $4.5bn for Africa clean energy projects
  • USEXIM to Invest $5 Billion in Space Industry
  • Ukraine’s ECA-backed exports hit record high
  • US Exim approves first domestic manufacturing deal
  • Could ECAs finance cleaner steel & industrial hubs?
  • Hungary Exim wins World Bank support for ING loan
  • Canada restricts subsidies, but delays plan to end billions more in ECA fossil fuel finance

August 2023

  • OECD Modernisation of the Arrangement on Export Credits
  • Australian Government sued for failing to report the climate and biodiversity impacts of subsidising fossil fuel projects
  • Green Groups Call on EXIM to Reject PNG LNG Project
  • US fossil fuel hypocrisy is betraying the planet
  • The BRICS come of age [But what role for ECAs?]
  • EU’s €45bn plan to tackle Latam productivity woes
  • Feet to the Fire: Big Oil and the Climate Crisis
  • India's Reliance Jio ties up $2.2 bn funding from Sweden's EKN for 5G equipment
  • New Chinese growth drivers sought to boost exports amid weak global demand
  • Sinosure’s Country Blacklist?
  • Russian ECA plans special loans for African companies
  • Four Emirati women lead UAE’s powerful financial institutions
  • UKEF to provide £192m loan guarantee to boost Ukraine nuclear capabilities
  • Arafura Rare Earths offered EDC and Euler Hermes support
  • Euler Hermes to back €1.29bn financing for Angolan solar infrastructure development
  • EDC trying to reclaim $347 million insurance payout to Suncor linked to Libya unrest

July 2023

  • Civil societies say Germany's plan for export credit guarantees violates climate commitments
  • Biden breaks climate pledge again with new EXIM LNG approval
  • Italy’s SACE breaks climate promise with $500 million guarantee for Peru oil refinery
  • Who are the major financiers of Brazilian FPSOs?
  • Coal-project financing outside of China hits 12-year low
  • AFRICAN NGOS URGE END OF SUPPORT FOR FOSSIL FUEL PROJECTS IN AFRICA AND SIGN THE GLASGOW STATEMENT
  • Guarantees for 1st Batch of Korea’s Arms Exports to Poland limit 2nd batch due to 40% limit on equity capital
  • OECD amends export credit agency arrangement to boost green trade
  • Korea Eximbank prepares ECA Version 2.0 to boost exports
  • Piyush Goyal meets bankers on export credit to MSME exporters aiming to achieve $1 trillion merchandise exports
  • £3.5bn UKEF support given to UK manufacturing, £1.1bn to construction in 2022/23
  • Cedar Rose reaffirms its longstanding partnership with Sinosure
  • India's ECGC may permit Sri Lanka to repay debt over 12 years
  • UKEF is not building a multimillion pound railway line in Turkey
  • ‘Wolves’ Clever Opportunism: Securing £99m UKEF Loan’

June 2023

  • How Major Economy's ECAs are Breaking their own Climate Change Pledges
  • OECD allows support for fossil-based technologies under agreed ‘climate incentives’
  • Norway's Eksfin accused of ‘climate hypocrisy’ for financing Turkish gas field
  • UK's top court rejects Friends of the Earth’s appeal over government’s funding for Mozambique LNG project
  • Indonesia's Pertamina reaches $3.1 billion ECA and bank financing deal for Balikpapan oil refinery
  • SACE signs agreement with Saneg for methanol-to-olefin gas chemical complex
  • Mercuria closes deals worth over US$5bn including first ECA backing by SACE
  • SBM Offshore completes US$1.615 billion financing of Alexandre de Gusmão offshore Brazil FPSO
  • EU in talks over export credit facility for ECAs, banks
  • Berlin loosens requirements for Ukraine export guarantees
  • Ukraine axes ban on ECA-backed loan repayments
  • Japan’s NEXI acquires stake in African Trade Insurance Agency
  • African sovereign debt poses challenges for ECA activity

May 2023

  • CSOs condemn G7 leaders for dangerous backsliding on gas, breaching commitments to end fossil fuel finance
  • Ahead of OECD negotiations, report shows OECD export finance props up fossil fuels, blocking energy transition
  • OECD ECAs urged to scale up climate ambitions
  • 200 and counting – Global financial institutions committed to coal divestment has doubled in 3 years
  • 103 Canadian CSOs call for elimination of fossil fuel subsidies through a robust assessment framework
  • IFC announces it will stop clients funding new coal projects
  • China trails global financial firms in committing to end investments in coal projects
  • Export credit market shows strong growth: Berne Union
  • Heads of G7 Export Credit Agencies - Meeting Statement
  • Quad summit discusses ECA cooperation In Indo Pacific
  • Australian roundtable notes ECA support crucial to transition
  • EU greenlights Denmark’s export and investment fund
  • Tiwi Islanders protest Santos' Barossa gas project in Australia
  • EDC and Alstom support sustainable transport projects
  • UKEF and BAE reach deal over historic Iran weapons sales
  • SWEDWATCH: The EU must urgently review its outdated policy on export credits

April 2023

  • OECD countries reach historic agreement to modernize export credit support
  • ECAs of a wide range of OECD countries still finance oil and gas
  • DeSmog: "UKEF locks us all into more carbon emissions for decades"
  • FOE investigates EXIM fossil fuel influence peddling in Alaska carbon bomb
  • Export Finance Australia (EFA) can no longer justify fossil fuel funding
  • ECAs to play significant role in securing Europe’s critical materials
  • UK export credit agency gains £10bn in additional financing
  • Russians urging greater EXIAR engagement with Africa
  • Italian credit agency SACE to allocate additional USD 1.1bn for Ukraine
  • SINOSURE pulls out of Nigerian AKK pipeline funding
  • COPE to investigate corruption charges against Sri Lanka ECA General Manager
  • Five decades later, UKEF-backed Iran missiles deal lands in court
  • Export Credit Norway (ECN) covers 85% of Hungarian missile system purchase
  • Angolan food production plant supported by Deutsche Bank and SACE
  • Chinese & foreign banks & ECAs bolster Belt & Road Initiative

March 2023

  • OECD Arrangement participants fail to clinch modernisation deals
  • Commitment to end international finance for fossil fuels is shifting billions but key countries are missing in action
  • Italy Vows to Support Fossil Fuel Projects At Least Until 2028 Despite COP26 Pledge to Cut Investments
  • SACE to insure up to $3 billion in corporate energy bill payments disrupted by Russia's war against Ukraine
  • Parliamentary question on SACE: Fossil fuel subsidies & potential conflict of interest
  • Italy waters down fossil fuel pledge as Sace backs gas
  • Netherlands contradicts COP26 promise, moves ahead to support 30 year oil and gas production project in Brazil
  • The changing face of MENA export credit agency-backed financing
  • IMF calls for scaling up Climate Finance
  • Powering up women in trade, treasury & payments
  • EXIM provided $600m to Lithuania to fight punative Chinese sanctions over relations with Taiwan
  • Asociación de Cooperativas Argentinas (ACA) Borrows $80m from FMO, FinDev Canada, Rabobank to Boost Farm Exports
  • Embraer closes US$ 200 million EXIM credit facility with Citibank
  • Polish ECA supporting US$73m (£60m) project to expand Angolan University

February 2023

  • LNG at forefront of Dutch Atradius foreign fossil fuel funding
  • Atradius backs Dutch construction companies profiting from devastating Philippines mega-airport
  • Insurance giant Marsh under fire over role in controversial oil project
  • 26 Italian oil and gas companies visit Kuwait with SACE
  • Environmentalists continue to challenge UKEF funding for gas in Mozambique
  • OECD Civil Society Joint Position on ECA oil and gas restrictions
  • Progress within export finance on sustainability, but changes sorely needed on OECD Arrangement
  • WFW advises HSBC on US$300m SACE Facility for Bahrain's nogaholding
  • The French Mistral: The Case of the Russian Sale and Its Aftermath
  • Lessors & ECAs lead rhuge Air India jet order while Kenya Airways defaults on EXIM
  • Public Financing as a Critical Path Forward to a Just Energy Transition in Africa
  • Swedish Export Credit (SEK) Securities Exchange Act Form 6-K
  • Finnvera Group 2022 Financial Statements
  • New ECGC policies to support Indian Exporters: Economic Survey Report 2023
  • Dutch climate expenditure audit reveals inconsistencies
  • Pandemic, disasters, war: Michal Ron looks back on Berne Union Presidency
  • Finnvera change signals new ECA opportunities for SMEs

January 2023

  • Public Financing as a Critical Path Forward to a Just Energy Transition in Africa
  • Trade Finance In Wartime
  • Heads of G7 Export Credit Agencies Express Support for Ukraine
  • Court finds UKEF’s $1.15 bln funding for Mozambique LNG project lawful
  • UKEF signs deal with Egyptian construction titan to boost post-Brexit trade with Africa
  • "Green" Hydrogen: What role for ECAs?
  • Comparing Government Financing of Reactor Exports
  • Saudi and Italian ECAs sign MoU to enhance trade cooperation
  • Mexico Expects State Oil Giant Pemex to Pay Its Debt Without Government Help
  • Chinese export insurer scales up support for foreign trade
  • Spain's CESCE restricts fossil fuel finance, but leaves major gas loopholes
  • India extends aid worth USD 3.9 billion to help Sri Lanka face economic crisis
  • GE secures €1bn agreement with Polish ECA
  • Uganda cancels $2.2bn Chinese rail contract, signs with Turkey
  • Dutch climate expenditure audit reveals inconsistencies

December 2022

  • Germany reveals considation of 10 large international fossil fuel projects worth EUR 1 billion, despite major climate pledge
  • Fitch affirms SACE now under Italian government control
  • Canada to (mostly) stop subsidizing international fossil fuel projects
  • Canada and New Zealand map out pledges to axe ECA fossil fuel support
  • Blocking a Carbon Bomb: Tiwi Islanders prevent $4.7 billion Barossa offshore gas project in Australia
  • What ETMs can and can’t do for coal retirements
  • Australia in talks to help PNG buy $1.1 bln PNG LNG stake
  • Germany accelerates Europe’s “Neo-Scramble for Africa”
  • Germany suspends ECA guarantees for business with Iran amid protests
  • Legal challenge over UK funding of Mozambique gas project goes to appeal court
  • Who watches Czech state’s ECA obligations to big businesses?
  • Are French ECAs ready to join early reconstruction of Ukraine?
  • Poseidon Principles: [Only] 7 of 28 banks in line with IMO’s GHG reduction target
  • Jaguar Land Rover lands UKEF-backed export loan
  • South African exporters assured Export Credit Insurance Corporation now has expanded cover
  • Chinese ECA sees underwriting growth of 9%
  • EU adopts new package of sanctions against Russia

November 2022

  • ECAs are the worst public finance supporters of fossil fuels over clean energy
  • European countries back weakened ECA fossil fuel financing pledge
  • Canada 2nd in the G20 for fossil fuel subsidies
  • CSOs demand reduced OECD ECA support for oil and gas
  • US Exim lags on climate despite Biden’s pledges
  • There’s no time to waste — public capital is a key conduit to a just transition
  • Gas is a false route to Australian energy security
  • Heads of G7 ECAs meet in Toronto
  • Korea to become ECA driven battery powerhouse by 2030
  • UKEF to offer ECA support for most vulnerable climate change countries
  • Berne Union AGM examines access to ECA support in African free trade
  • US Exim Bank offers finance for Romanian nuclear plants
  • Kuwait to draw on $9.2 bln from ECAs on oil projects till 2025
  • UAE ECA Etihad extends guarantees worth $4.5bn in first 9 months of 2022
  • FLASH: Italy's SACE considering fossil fuel projects with 3.5 X Italy's annual emissions

October 2022

  • Finland joins growing list of countries restricting international oil & gas finance
  • Friends of the Earth US asks Biden to "RELEASE THE GUIDANCE!"
  • Italy pushes to weaken European fossil fuel financing pledge
  • German ECA supported defense system for Egypt diverted to Ukraine
  • Korean Eximbank holds OECD Environmental and Social Practitioners' Meeting
  • South Korean ECAs challenged during National Assembly session about Barossa Project
  • Trade unions call for a just net-zero aviation transition including ECA support for aviation finance
  • Cesce and Alstom sign a strategic agreement to promote green exports
  • Loss of ECA finance harms lower impact deep water oil and gas says offshore chief
  • GTR: Export finance in a post-pandemic world
  • Russia may start providing ECA finance to importers of its grain
  • Ukraine calls on banks to support exports through new ECA mechanisms
  • Brazilian ECA to fund Embraer aircraft exports to SkyWest
  • Saudi Electricity Company lands Swedish ECA backed finance for Egypt electricity interconnection

September 2022

  • France restricts oil & gas finance to meet climate commitments, piling pressure on Germany, USA, Canada to follow suit
  • Sweden restricts ECA fossil fuel finance to deliver on climate commitment
  • Berne Union report warns of dwindling risk appetite over Ukraine related claims
  • Ukraine seeks $400 billion for foreign investment & export credit
  • U.S. EXIM Bank, Ukraine pledge cooperation on financing, reconstruction
  • EXIM strategy: Climate change, China, OECD ECA backsliding challenge competitiveness
  • Sri Lanka’s Chinese debt making international headlines
  • China’s no new coal power overseas pledge, one year on
  • EU challenges China’s Belt and Road with €300bn Global Gateway
  • Iranian & Russian ECAs ink agreement to facilitate trade
  • India has $5 bn new export opportunity in Russia
  • US exports face empty container pile-up as supply chains recover
  • The role of ECAs in financing the transition to net zero
  • TFG partners with UKEF and DIT to create a trade and export finance guide
  • Chilean firm to receive Korean ECA $100 million fund for stable Australian lithium supply to South Korean firms

August 2022

  • Ukraine agent claims OECD ECAs complicit in Russian war crimes
  • UK Treasury backs £3bn UKEF finance package for war-torn Ukraine
  • UK unveils critical minerals strategy and UKEF role
  • Iran expected to ink agreement with Russian ECA soon
  • Ukranian ECA supports US$5.6 million in exports
  • Equator Principles Association Issues Due Diligence Guidance Note
  • Berne Union releases latest Business Confidence Survey
  • Korean battery maker secures $2B loan from 3 ECAS
  • Nigeria, Sun Africa ink US $1.5bn EXIM supported deal for electrification
  • IsDB and ICIEC offer $10.5bn package to ease global food crisis
  • TNG receives AU$200M K-Sure conditional debt facility for Mt Peake mine
  • Ugandan Banks seek to establish Shs1 trillion export credit facility

July 2022

  • IISD: Why ECAs must shift from fossil fuel support to clean energy
  • CSOs condemn G7 for caving in to gas industry - weakening pledge to end finance for fossil fuels
  • G-7 rolls out answer to China's Belt and Road initiative
  • EXIM plans aggressive marketing push and steady market growth
  • China's Sinosure registers steady business growth
  • EDC Plans 15% cut in fossil fuel portfolio by 2020
  • Belgian ECA restricts oil and gas finance but leaves gas loopholes
  • SK On Secures US$2bn in loan guarantees from 3 ECAs to Invest in Europe
  • EXIM Board approves Cameroon and Brazil Projects
  • OECD export credit rule changes could have long-term consequences for insurers
  • UK Export Finance provided £7.4 billion in support for UK exports last year
  • SACE supports Brazilian steelmaker CSN
  • French ECA cooperation agreements
  • Taiwan's Formosa 2 offshore wind plant starts with broad international ECA support
  • French ECA role in Polish nuclear expansion
  • French ECA supports Côte d'Ivoire coastal road loan
  • Australian ECA to provide $300m for Mount Peake vanadium-titanium-iron project
  • Norwegian ECA to provide €400m in guarantees and loans toward €1.6bn Arctic battery gigafactory

June 2022

  • Japanese Civil Society welcomes halt of Bangladesh & Indonesian coal projects and Russian LNG project
  • G7 ministers pledge end to fossil fuel finance amid signs of backsliding on commitments
  • UKEF named best sustainable finance ECA despite continued review of Mozambique LNG
  • Kuwait's state oil company seeks JIBC insurance for $1 billion
  • European Temporary Short Term Export Credit Aid Extended to Year End
  • Lexology's overview of ECAs
  • US EXIM renews supply chain finance for Boeing
  • EU Export Credit Sanctions on Russia
  • Afreximbank mobilises $35b for African development and national ECAs
  • ECAs fill in SME trade finance support under Covid supply chain disruption
  • German export credit for emergency export of Ukranian grain
  • Danish ECA EKF to back French offshore wind project
  • Russian war on Ukraine triggers conflict over ECAs and African oil

May 2022

  • Italy's SACE joins major banks to reject finance for Total's EACOP
  • Korean court dismisses indigenous challenge to Australian ECA gas project financing
  • UN High Commissioner for Human Rights urges ECAs to strengthen standards
  • UK Green Trade and "de-Putinizing" the world economy
  • Berne Union reports uncertain trade credit insurance bounce back
  • 122 CSOs warn there is only six months left to meet joint COP26 commitments
  • Boeing Reports Increased Stability and Growth for Aircraft Finance Sector
  • Spanish ECA's US$1.3 billion loan to PetroPeru pushes delayed audit
  • State aid: EU Commission approves Danish short-term export credit scheme
  • Etihad Credit to play a role in UAE's move away from oil
  • EDC launches program to guarantee bank loans to companies in carbon intensive sectors
  • 70% of Indian exporters’ payments stuck in Russia have come in
  • Dutch government offers export credit insurance to new Manila airport
  • NEXIM promotes Nigerian Non-oil Exports for Fiscal Sustainability

April 2022

  • UN Secretary General: Some governments & business leaders say one thing but do another. Simply put they're lying.
  • Greenwashing won't cut it: Canada risks disaster by barely mentioning financial sector in climate plan
  • Indigenous Australians Derail Controversial Barossa Gas Project by Suing South Korean ECA
  • Oil Change International launches database to expose the institutions using our money to fund fossils
  • UKEF hands billions to projects linked to labour abuse and climate damage
  • UKEF faces further legal action over Mozambique LNG project
  • LNG Exports Seen Benefiting From EXIM Financing
  • The 900-Mile EACOP East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline Is a Bad Deal for My Country — and the World
  • Global Trade Review Editorial: Encouraging yet disheartening
  • U.S. EXIM Bank formalizes Russia pullout; approves Sri Lanka, Albania, Iraq deals
  • Sinosure scales up financial support for green industries
  • Swedish ECA studying new import guarantee fund
  • Aeroflot negotiating purchase of 8 ECA financed Airbus aircraft

March 2022

  • Export credits face Russia sanctions AND the Paris Agreement
  • ECAs slam the door on Russia
  • European Council conclusions on official export credits
  • Berne Union Launches New Climate Working Group (CWG)
  • EDC targets growing demand for ESG financing
  • EDC backed loan to primarily Russian-owned Buhler Industries
  • Indian Exporters Find Themselves Caught In Russia/Ukraine Crossfire
  • Korea Wins US Export Ban Exemption, Shores Up Exporters to Russia
  • Pressure on Japan's energy ties in Russia ratchets up with Shell's Sakhalin exit
  • ECIC Growing Its Footprint In Ethiopia and the DRC
  • SACE freezes loan for Russian Arctic LNG 2 plant
  • Judges split over UKEF funding of Mozambique gas project
  • Africa’s Fossil-Fuel Investment Trap
  • Korean ECAs sued to stop deep-sea oil pipeline

February 2022

  • Paris Agreement alignment of EDC (NOT!)
  • Germany suspends Russian export credit guarantees
  • Indian exporters hold back shipments to CIS
  • Ukraine: TFX Trade Risk Briefing - What might be the impact of sanctions?
  • EXIM's first Black leader faces challenges on China, climate, equity
  • Total’s East African crude oil pipeline ‘struggling’ to find financiers
  • AfCFTA Secretariat, Afreximbank Seal Deal on $10bn Fund to Boost African Economies
  • AfreximBank Trade Centre Harare project to start soon
  • Sustainability in export finance – the push for change
  • Italy clears hurdle to buy SACE in $4.8 bln deal
  • Building a bank for entrepreneurs is crucial, says CEO of Bpifrance
  • Canada Bangladesh FTA negotiations with EDC role?

January 2022

  • Campaigners say EU due diligence laws should apply to ECAs
  • Export credit agencies provide billions to fossil fuel projects each year
  • Why oil-loving Ottawa must end its financing of fossil fuels
  • UK holds Africa Investment Conference aimed at UK "green" exports
  • UK and Italy kick off talks on new trade partnership
  • Efforts Aim to Boost Arab Exports to Russia
  • Swedish Export Credit Corporation recruits Head of Sustainability
  • UAE and South Korean ECAs in pact to boost green energy projects
  • ECA Market Set for Explosive Growth | Coface, Zurich, Euler Hermes, Sinosure, Atradius
  • China unveils guidelines to stabilize trade
  • Genting Hong Kong confirms insolvency filing in Germany based on Euler Hermes block
  • OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum: 30 March - 1 April
  • EDPR and DEK ink debt funding for 149-MW Polish wind portfolio
  • EXIM Accused of Switch From Anti Chinese Communist Party To Beijing Ally

December 2021

  • ECA Watch letter to European Commission re ECAs and corporate social governance
  • Friends of the Earth sues Britain over Mozambique LNG project
  • ESA adopts revised state ECA/corporate aid guidelines
  • Russia's Arctic LNG 2 agrees loans worth 9.5 bln euros
  • Russia's Amur Gas Chemical Complex secures $9.1 bln in ECA & bank loans
  • Facing debt repayment issues China shifts Africa financing focus from infrastructure to trade
  • Charting a new course: The future of UK exports and export finance
  • Biden orders U.S. to stop financing new carbon-intense projects abroad
  • EXIM supports Lithuania in political dispute with China
  • EKF issues ‘biggest ever’ loan for Turkey railway project
  • General Electric : Another milestone for Dogger Bank Wind Farm as it reaches financial close for third phase

November 2021

  • U.S., U.K. lead pledge to end overseas oil and gas financing, but with big caveats
  • G20 ECAs and public finance institutions are still bankrolling fossil fuels
  • European export finance alliance pushes for green incentives [eventually!]
  • If global finance can step up to the net-zero challenge, governments surely can
  • Will the capital to invest in net-zero plans be available?
  • The push to net zero - Can project finance fuel investment in the Hydrogen market?
  • International Chamber of Commerce proposes new framework for sustainable trade finance
  • UAE’s ADNOC secures $3bn loan from JBIC and 4 other banks
  • Shipowners see growing benefits of Chinese leasing and trade finance
  • Russian ECA Helps Bangladesh enter nuclear power age
  • U.K. to Set 1 Trillion Pound Post-Brexit Export Target
  • US EXIM focus on Africa
  • British Airways secures another £1bn UKEF-backed facility
  • Norwegian ECA supports North Pole cruising in style
  • Lithuania to get U.S. EXIM trade support as it faces China fury over Taiwan
  • New OECD down payment requirements set to boost ECA support in emerging markets
  • Russians Discuss Increased Engagement With Africa

October 2021

  • Press Release: New website shines a light on the extent of export credit agencies’ support for fossil fuels
  • New OECD coal financing restrictions represent weak progress
  • ECAs provide billions to fossil fuel projects yearly - Join us at COP26
  • European Commission opens consultation on extending temporary State export credit aid
  • SACE Could Support Novatek's Giant Arctic LNG 2 Project
  • NGOs release the 2021 Global Coal Exit List: 1000 companies driving the world towards climate chaos
  • Ukraine in talks with Britain on supply of missiles
  • Export credit agencies have stepped up during the pandemic
  • Canada won’t stop Crown corporations from investing in fossil fuels any time soon
  • Export Finance Australia offers A$2bn (US$1.5 B) in critical mineral loans
  • UKEF £1.5bn earmarked for Nigeria ‘largely untouched’
  • ECAs of UAE and France sign strategic reinsurance agreement
  • Will a Taliban victory advance TAPI pipeline with ECA support?
  • JBIC and Private Banks Must Reconsider Decision to Finance LNG Canada Project

September 2021

  • U.S., Europe at OECD Seek to End Export Financing for Coal
  • New report reveals German government sabotages international energy transition
  • SACE and NEXI finance large carbon bomb vessel for Dutch SBM Offshore
  • UKEF is ‘exagerating’ the number of businesses helped
  • Aligning export finance to sustainable development goals
  • UKEF targets net zero emissions by 2050
  • Swedish ECA launches Green Guarantee to promote climate investments
  • ECAs and the Impact of Plastics on Human Rights
  • SACE says exports to return to pre-COVID levels this year
  • Exim India extends $100 mn loan to Africa Finance Corp for infra development
  • SACE backs Lima Metro Line 2
  • Saudi EXIM Bank signs a reinsurance agreement with ICIEC
  • Will ECAs support Afghan projects under the Taliban

August 2021

  • Lexology report: Export Credit Agencies and Insurers
  • How ECAs can catch up on climate action
  • Swedish ECAs establish scientific climate council to help align with Paris Agreements
  • Can China green the Belt and Road?
  • Chinese banks and ECAs stay silent on human rights allegations
  • Australian banks defend coal exit
  • Cost of Hoima-Tanga Pipeline Hits $5b As Risk Averse Supporters Walk Away
  • World Economic Forum warns global trade finance gap could reach $2.5 trillion by 2025
  • Experts Discuss Russia’s Weak Economic Presence in Africa
  • UKEF to forge closer trade ties with Central America
  • Middle East Oil Refinery (MIDOR) in Egypt to start partial operations this year
  • NEXIM: Promoting Social Inclusion With WAYEF
  • UKEF finances 6 hospitals in Ivory Coast

July 2021

  • Germany accused of hypocrisy over Arctic gas project
  • Australian ECA gives 80X more to fossil fuel projects than renewables
  • EXIM support and the Pemex Ocean fire
  • Export Development Canada Promises Net Zero by 2050
  • UKEF reports export credit arrangements for 2020
  • Australian ECA eyes bid for Pacific telecoms to block China
  • Ghanaian rail project takes off with Swedish & South African ECA backing
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce supports EXIM
  • U.S. EXIM Bank says 2020 financing volume still far below global rivals
  • SACE helps revive Italian steelmaker Acciaierie d'Italia
  • Insurers mourn missed chance to form EU ECA
  • Afreximbank plans $8 billion fund to offset trade-pact losses
  • New Norwegian ECA, Eksfin, begins operations

June 2021

  • Global capital racing towards clean energy
  • Rich Countries Subsidizing “Dash for Gas” in Developing World
  • As banks [and ECAs?] flee coal, campaigners turn sights on gas
  • Human Rights Watch Q&A on ECA Fossil Fuel Subsidies
  • World's largest oil shale power plant in Jordan near completion with Sinosure support
  • Chinese export insurance company reports steady business growth
  • ECA supported Ethiopian projects show ‘railpolitik’ in action
  • EXIM Environmental and Social Projects Information and Concerns Grievance Hotline
  • Is West Africa the focus region for ECA-supported financing?
  • Nigeria looks for US$85 billion in investments, increasing ECA dependencies
  • UK business given £12.3bn export support from government
  • Rosatom Preparing Support With French ECA For Foreign Nuclear Power Plants
  • KDF to acquire 118 APCs from Turkey at US$7.4 million
  • ECA Climate change goals lacking on maritime shipping decarbonization

May 2021

  • ECAs and Fossil Fuels
  • OECD Study Measures Distortions in International Markets, but not by ECAs
  • IEA leaves little room for doubt: no fossil fuel expansion - but ignores ECAs
  • EDC singled out on fossil fuel finance by international legal opinion
  • EU lawmakers urge French, German & Italian ECASs to ditch Arctic LNG 2 support
  • Decarbonising Danish Export Credits
  • Egypt to buy Rafale fighter jets with French ECA support
  • Russian Export Credit Line for Sri Lankan Arms
  • Japan looks to introduce finance system for defence exports
  • Belarus isolation deepens as air links cut and Swedish ECA credit cancelled
  • Europe’s big oil companies exploit African natural-gas loophole
  • Royal Caribbean adjusts $1.15 B in ECA facilities facing $1.1 B loss in first quarter of 2021

April 2021

  • CSOs say newly launched export finance coalition (E3F) fails to lead
  • OECD Arrangement amends local content rules for export credits
  • Rich nations under fire for funding gas as 'bridge fuel' overseas
  • UK court to review Mozambique fossil fuel investment
  • Biden Administration to Utilize EXIM as Key Element in New International Climate Finance Plan
  • Canada’s oil and gas sector received $13 billion in EDC subsidies during the pandemic
  • Beijing and New Delhi court Indian Ocean armies with ECA loans
  • Tell EXIM: Cut ties with India's deadly Sasan coal plant
  • US climate summit declarations deal major blow to coal in Asia
  • China Is Investing in Africa’s Energy and Transportation Infrastructure
  • Boeing Forecasts Sufficient Capital for Aviation Finance
  • Iraqi, GE achieve financial close of Power Up Plan 4
  • Russian president signs law to ratify protocol restructuring Belarusian ECA loan

March 2021

  • Nearly 450 Organizations Call on Biden Administration to End Public Finance for Fossil Fuels
  • 250 organizations caution banks and ECAs against financing East African Crude Oil Pipeline
  • China Exim’s energy lending nosedives, Beijing weighs ban on foreign coal financing
  • ECA funding for critical mineral and rare earth projects
  • ECAs and the future of hydrogen finance
  • ECAs, the Kachi Lithium Brine project and environmental concerns
  • UK Undermines Own Claim to Climate Leadership By Failing to End Oil and Gas Licensing in the North Sea

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