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June 2014

  • Officials at Ex-Im Bank Face Investigations
  • Export credit finance for coal under fire
  • Oil Change International publishes online Coal Subsidies Toolkit
  • US, UK and Dutch government coalition seeks to limit export credit financing for coal plants
  • $80 Million Judgment Entered Against BNP Paribas for False USDA Export Credit Claims
  • 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

December 2013

  • German human rights organizations sue Ministry of Economics over ECA transparency
  • Boeing sees export credits waning as aircraft funding source
  • US Export-Import Bank Board Adopts Revised Environmental Guidelines to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  • Why US Export-Import Bank Backs Australian Billionaire Heiress Gina Rinehart
  • Aman Union Launches Export Credit Database
  • Russian VTB Bank boosts trade and export finance business
  • Novel structure for Chinese export credit bond

November 2013

  • Hold The Applause on UK Coal Financing Announcement
  • Do Swedish ECAs support exports at the expense of human rights?
  • Still exporting destruction: A civil society assessment of Export Credit Agencies’ compliance with EU Regulation (PE-CONS 46/11)
  • Hold the applause on UK no-coal finance announcement
  • Do Swedish ECAs support exports at the expense of human rights?
  • US Caterpillar jobs bouyed by Australian Roy Hill iron mine and US Ex-Im
  • Aircraft orders focus attention on export credit
  • Australian ECA EFIC annual report shows rising loans
  • Human rights Institutes concerned about OECD Common Approaches
  • Sri Lanka foreign export credits led by China
  • UK Export Finance and Korea

October 2013

  • CSOs request ECAs discontinue financing of coal projects
  • Civil Society groups request ECAs discontinue financing of coal projects
  • European Parliament approves anti-corruption and human rights report
  • Ex-Im Bank Supports Export of U.S. Aircraft for Food Security in Brazil
  • Vnesheconombank and the Export-Import Bank of China Sign Framework Agreement
  • Jubilee Australia calls for review of Australian ECA links to Leighton Holdings bribery scandal
  • OECD Working Party on Export Credits Consultation with Civil Society
  • Aircraft-backed bonds grow as ECA and commercial bank finance slows
  • Atradius Dutch State Business expands Dutch export financing pool to non-OECD banks
  • Berne Union elects new officers
  • German Seminar on OECD Common Approaches - 11 November 2013 - Berlin

September 2013

  • US Ex-Im and OPIC brace for shutdown
  • Turkish Export Credit Bank plans to give $300 million credit facility to Pakistan
  • Are US Senators regretting Ex-Im vote?
  • POTATOMATION: Jubilee Australia brings its concerns about the ECA-backed PNG LNG project to the Sydney Fringe Festival
  • US and French ECAs Keep Spigots Open for Space Ventures
  • OECD 2012 ECA Bribery Survey Responses Now Available
  • European ECAs to Fund Russian Superjet Project
  • Nigeria seeks NEXIMs support on ECOWAS trade
  • U.S. Export-Import Bank Hindered by Budget Fight, Hochberg Says
  • BNDES president says Cuba and Angola have requested confidentiality in financing contracts
  • NEXIM Bank - Repositioning for Nigeria's Non-Oil Exports
  • Rinehart Record Debt Lures Even as China Slows: Australia Credit
  • Miami Businesswoman Sentenced In US Export-Import Bank Fraud
  • Aureus Mining Given US$88 Million South African ECA Support

August 2013

  • Export credit agencies step into the breach
  • Oman weighs credit risks on Egypt exports
  • Atradius DSB supports fewer applications but doubles risk exposure
  • ECAs and satellite financing

July 2013

  • Ex-Im Bank Halts U.S. Funding Review for Vietnam Coal Plant
  • Australian coal projects could be ineligible to receive Chinese ECA support
  • Amnesty - UK Export Finance is sacrificing human rights on the altar of foreign trade
  • U.K. ECA Seeks Looser Rules To Level Playing Field
  • Boeing Sees Aircraft-Backed Bond Issues Doubling to $30 Billion
  • Australia’s Rinehart clears hurdles on $10 B iron ore project
  • Africa: Russian Investment Needs Credit Support
  • Parliament Approves $200mln Capital Increase for Export Guarantee Fund of Iran
  • Ministerial Meeting on Mobilizing Climate Finance Includes ECAs
  • US Ex-Im report grades competitiveness with other ECAs

June 2013

  • NGOs, Civil Society warn Coface on guarantees for Kaliningrad nuclear plant
  • Export Bank’s Aid to Coal Curbed Under Obama Overseas Pledge
  • GAO: Export-Import Bank Needs Improved Risk Management and Reporting
  • First JBIC Credit Line to Support of Japanese Company Exports to Mongolia
  • UK export finance support to British exporters at 12-year high
  • First Canadian Dim Sum bonds as EDC sells debt
  • EDC Releases Annual CSR Report
  • Another Expensive Trade Credit Insurance Report on Europe

May 2013

  • Export-Import Bank: Additional Analysis and Information Could Better Inform Congress on Exposure, Risk, and Resources
  • Airliner Export Credit Feels the Political Heat
  • Delta Airlines wants to stop Ex-Im help on big jets
  • Canadian export agency might finance Nigeria’s ailing aviation sector.
  • Canadian Central bank's new governor brings export expertise
  • Islamic Development Bank unit launches sovereign sukuk credit insurance
  • International Activists Block Ilısu Dam Construction
  • Record amount of trade credit insured by Berne Union members
  • Australian PM Gillard Backs PNG Gas Plant
  • More Detailed Information about Ex-Im Bank Jobs Calculation Methodology Could Improve Transparency
  • Masdar and Ex-ImBank Sign MoU to Deploy U.S. Clean Technology

April 2013

  • ECA Watch launches new website
  • When will Coface and Société Générale follow BNP & HypoVereinsbank and withdraw from Kaliningrad nuclear plant?
  • NGOs warn banks not to further finance PNG LNG project
  • Jubilee Australia Urges 'Don't ignore Productivity Commission recommendations for ECA reform'
  • Chinese Government Guidelines for Overseas Investment
  • Atradius Dutch State Business and Exiar join forces to stimulate Dutch-Russian trade
  • Ministerial Meeting on Mobilizing Climate Finance Includes ECAs
  • China: PICC issues first single short-term export credit insurance
  • Telefónica gets €200m from EDC for spending spree to help prop up BlackBerry
  • China Exim Bank to Increase Shipping Loans to $14bn in 2013

March 2013

  • GAO Flags Need for Continued Improvements in Ex-Im Risk Management
  • Open Letter to Andritz Company Concerning Construction of the Ilisu Dam
  • Corruption in Africa: It Takes Two to Tango
  • Al-Karaana Petrochemicals Complex, Qatar to be largely ECA financed
  • ECGC of India to open its first overseas office in London

February 2013

  • World Bank’s private sector finance arm doesn’t know environmental & social impacts of much of its portfolio
  • Mission reports dramatic social & environment impacts of Dutch ECA supported dredging projects in Brazil
  • China Asks Companies to Mind Environment When Investing Overseas
  • How Berlin and Beijing tilted world trade [with ECA support]
  • EDC immunity from scrutiny: Canada’s Access to Information Act hobbles democracy
  • New guidelines adopted on European short-term export-credit insurance
  • Nigerian ECA NEXIM and the burden of transformation
  • Wind projects look to export finance as new markets open
  • Pacific Drilling Pens Export Credit Facility for Drillship Construction

January 2013

  • Turkish court orders suspension of Ilisu dam construction
  • New EU Commission rules on short-term export credit insurance cover
  • China: Export credit coverage exceeds $300 billion in 2012
  • PICC challenges Sinosure monopoly in Chinese short-term export credit
  • Russia inks $800 million export credit deal with Serbia
  • OECD releases export credit documents

December 2012

  • Lawsuit targets US Ex-Im LNG fossil fuel project threatening Great Barrier Reef
  • How ECAs create debts and inflate aid budgets: the example of Sudan
  • Business credit insurance emerges as new Chinese tool
  • US & China establish multilateral ECA working group on international guidelines
  • New report concerned Australian Government put profits before PNG welfare
  • Oxfam Australia submission to EFIC on Mongolian Copper-Gold Mine project
  • ECAs and IFIs Financing Human Rights Abuse
  • Consultation between OECD Export Credit Committees & CSOs
  • India's Government Auditor criticizes ECA ECGC for inadequate controls

November 2012

  • Scale of UK arms loans to dictators revealed for first time
  • Credit insurer Atradius concludes cooperation agreement with Petrobras
  • First Guidance on Social Responsibility of China’s International Project Contracting Industry
  • The New Great Walls: A Guide to China’s Overseas Dam Industry
  • IDB approves $153 million to set up IDB-China Eximbank Equity Investment Platform
  • Obama Administration Fossil Fuel Subsidies Undermine Climate Talks
  • Italian export-credit agency SACE opens Mumbai office
  • Afreximbank Gets $30m From EDC To Boost Africa-Canada Trade
  • Nigeria's NEXIM Partners Turkish Bank to Develop Non-Oil Sector

October 2012

  • De facto ECA subsidies for exporters raise concerns
  • Stop irresponsible investment in Indonesian pulp mills
  • Finvera & OeKB review support for Brazil's Category A Eldorado pulp project
  • EU briefing Paper: Export Finance Activities by the Chinese Government (PDF)
  • Berne Union members claim to support 10% of world exports
  • Zimbabwe: Agribank Secures US$30 million South African ECA backed loan
  • UK Export Finance chief executive to stand down
  • S&P downgrade shakes trade credit insurer Atradius
  • U.S. Ex-Im Bank Signs Co-financing Agreements to Facilitate U.S. Export Sales

September 2012

  • Australia's EFIC considers financing Mongolia's Oyu Tolgoi Copper-Gold Mine
  • Ex-Im Bank approves $2 billion loan to Barakah nuclear power project in UAE
  • Ex-Im Bank touts 18K U.S. jobs in $5B loan for Saudi petrochemical complex
  • Government of Spain selling off 50% of CESCE
  • Ex-Im Bank Spurs ECA Backed Bond Rush to Finance Boeing Planes
  • Crédit Agricole launches ECA backed bonds
  • Beijing to increase export credit insurance to small companies
  • €450m plan to develop new Irish export products criticized by exporters
  • Diversion of Tigris river completed, construction of controversial Ilisu dam to begin
  • U.S. Ex-Im Satellite Loans Likely To Hit $1.4B

August 2012

  • Draft version of Equator Principles III released for comments
  • Lawsuit Launched Against Multi-billion-$ U.S. Ex-Im Subsidy of Fossil Fuel Projects in Australia
  • Six Export Credit Agencies Offer Indonesian Ferro-Nickel Smelter Funding
  • Barrick Gold reveals exorbitant cost overruns on ECA rejected Pascua Lama mine (PDF)
  • Gazprom Neft secures 10-year EUR 258 million loan covered by Czech ECA
  • New Ex-Im Bank Loans Guarantee Pre-Delivery Interest Rates
  • Will Pemex bonds trigger new wave of ECA capital guarantees?
  • Indian ECA ECGC expects more claims as EU crisis continues
  • Ten Ethiopian Boeing B787s Mainly Financed by J.P. Morgan with US Ex-Im Guarantee

July 2012

  • OECD Council ratifies Recommendation on Common Approaches
  • UK offers $1bn credit line to controversial Brazilian deep-sea drilling
  • Russia agrees to US$3.4 billion export credit for 2 Indian nuclear power plants
  • The Community Good - a report on the Influence of the ECA supported PNG LNG Project
  • New EFIC Complaints Mechanism
  • Tycoon's ECA dependent $10 billion mine faces finance delays
  • Pakistan's Board of Investment to establish export credit fund to attract Italian investors
  • EDC issues annual corporate social responsibility report

June 2012

  • OECD's ECG lags in reporting on ECA activities
  • State aid: European Commission consults on short-term export credit insurance
  • "Wild West" export financing needs taming - ExIm's Fred Hochberg
  • OECD's ECG lags in reporting on ECA activities
  • Irish Exporters warn credit insurance may hit Spanish trade
  • Greek Retailers, Importers See Shortages Emerging As ECA Credit Dries Up
  • Chinese Bank Dim Sum Sales Leap to Back Export Credit
  • Trade welcomes increase in export credit refinancing limit
  • Russia's Sberbank, U.S. Ex-Im Bank Sign Memorandum on Trade
  • Turkish Eximbank Almost Doubles One-Year Loan to 224 Million Euros

May 2012

  • What's New April 2012
  • US Congress re-authorizes Export-Import Bank
  • Export-Import Bank finances coal exports
  • OECD's ECG approves new Common Approaches
  • China willing to reform export credit system: U.S. official
  • Growing demand for Political Risk & Trade Credit Insurance prompts increased use of public ECAs
  • PFA Pension, EKF Boost Export Finance to Help Vestas, Renewables
  • NEXIM Bank sells Nollywood at Cannes film festival
  • U.S. must fall in line on cotton subsidy
  • South Sudan joins membership of African Trade Insurance
  • AfDB Holds Inaugural Syndications and Co-Financiers Meeting in London

April 2012

  • Berne Declaration successfully monitors SERV projects since 1990
  • Battle over reauthorizing the US Ex-Im Bank continues
  • Chinese export credit insurance reaches $216.24b in '11
  • Illinois Soybean Association calls for Cuba ExIm eligibility
  • Vietnam ministry to pay 20% of export credit premiums
  • Berne Union Reports Members Insure $1.8 Trillion of International Trade, Investment
  • Norway Announces State-Owned Replacement for Eksportfinans
  • Measures to encourage Russian manufactured exports with new ECA
  • Gazprom-Led South Stream Hires Banks for Gas Pipeline Financing

March 2012

  • US Senate votes down Export-Import Bank re-authorization
  • Barrick Gold Fails to Obtain Export Credit Financing for Pascua Lama mine in Chile
  • Australia's Productivity Commission hearing puts spotlight on Australia's Export Credit Agency
  • European, Japanese taxpayers unwittingly underwrite continued forest and tiger habitat destruction
  • Changes to Norwegian export financing regulations on the horizon
  • Berlin trying to interfere at EADS, threatening ECA guarantees
  • Vital energy mission for Japanese ECA JIBC
  • Opinion: Export credit helps plug green finance gap
  • Ottawa to prolong EDC’s domestic lending role

February 2012

  • US GAO report comes in midst of heated political debate on Ex-Im 
  • US and China agree to negotiate export credit deal
  • A Better Deal? Chinese Finance in Latin America
  • Is Export Credit distorting the market?
  • India not halting insurance cover on exports to Iran
  • Credit guarantees boost German exports to Africa
  • Washington aids Boeing in competition with Bombardier
  • ONDD announces premia changes for selected countries
  • Sri Lanka to get US$ 200 million credit facility from Pakistan
  • OECD considers new shipping export credit rules

January 2012

  • AB Svensk Exportkredit secures long-term Chinese RMB financing for Swedish exporter
  • What will money worries mean for ECA aircraft financing?
  • Ex-Im Bank leads US government and private support for controversial energy projects
  • Bribe in US Ex-Im Bank scam lands former Wells Fargo banker behind bars
  • Report of the 6 Dec. 2011 meeting of the Export Credits Group of the Council of the European Union
  • Turkish Eximbank to extend $750 mln in loans to Tunisia, Libya
  • Australia and South Africa strike gold in UK
  • Prolongation of Danish export credit financing scheme okayed

December 2011

  • OECD fails to agree on revised Common Approaches on export credit & the environment
  • Outrage at UK's $1bn export credit loan deal with Brazil oil giant
  • Export credit guarantees: The real cause of developing country debt
  • ECA Watch submission to the UN Working Group on Human Rights and Business (PDF)
  • UK Ministers accused of fiddling aid figures with 'made-up money'
  • Berne Union voices concerns about world trade
  • Boeing sees no aircraft financing gap in 2012
  • The Brookings Institution - Population Displacement and Export Credit
  • CEDHA outlines violations of Equator Principles of mining project under ECA consideration (PDF)
  • Nigeria's NEXIM Bank Disburses N70bn, $322m
  • Santos Obtains $1.2 Billion in Debt Financing to Help Fund LNG Projects
  • US business worries Eximbank may hit credit ceiling

November 2011

  • ECA Watch submissions to 14 Nov OECD ECWG meeting
  • US air carriers launch lawsuit against US Ex-Im over Boeing subsidies
  • Eurodad report on ECAs and debt to be released 6 December
  • Indian Export-Import Bank Act increases capital five fold
  • Friends of the Earth Japan petitions against nuclear exports
  • Ukraine sets up export credit agency
  • Listening project documents the impacts of ECA supported Exxon LNG project in PNG
  • Prague Club meets in Oman
  • Indonesian Eximbank lending goes mostly to palm oil
  • Portuguese short-term export credit ruled a breach of EU competition law
  • China Ex-Im in scandal over Guyanese airport contract
  • UK ECA ECGD is rebranded as UK Export Finance

October 2011

  • Commonwealth summit hears of export, credit guarantees to help poor nations
  • Annual report of UN independent expert on debt and human rights focuses on export credit agencies
  • Europe Gives Export Credits to Chinese Airbus
  • NGOs Question U.S. Ex-Im Bank $1.5 billion Nigerian Power Deal
  • Wells Fargo Bank loan officer in large ECA fraud case to plead guilty
  • Wall Street Analysts Warn of Export-credit Satellite Financing Bubble
  • UK exporters report trouble accessing export credit
  • Johan Schrijver of Atradius elected President of Berne Union
  • Four ECA financed Dutch corvettes for Vietnam
  • OECD to negotiate new Common Approaches on ECAs and environment 14 November 2011
  • India's Export Credit Guarantee Corporation imposes stringent rules for exports to Syria & Greece
  • UK government fails to keep green pledge
  • Britain demands Egypt repay millions lent for arms deals

September 2011

  • Is lending in the aircraft financing market going down?
  • New appointments for UK ECGD export advisory panel
  • Australia's Productivity Commission to launch inquiry into EFIC
  • India's seafood exports under strain as export credit costs rise
  • UK's official export credit agency is back 'on cover' for Libya
  • Islamic export credit, political risk insurance boost for ICIEC
  • India has doubled its lines of credit (LOC) to Africa
  • Indian companies turn to Chinese loans to cuts export costs
  • Dutch development and export credit money wasted on harbour in Guatemala
  • European legislation forces export credit agencies to be more transparent

August 2011

  • Angry landowner attacks expat staff at ECA financed LNG project in PNG - project work halted
  • U.S. Export-Import Bank breaks record for loan authorizations
  • Investment and trade insurers poised to resume Libyan activity once fighting eases
  • September 2011 version of the OECD administered Arrangement on Official Export Credit now available
  • FoE Japan petition to end Japanese government promotion of nuclear exports

July 2011

  • ECA supported arms trade and the Greek debt crisis
  • 14th OECD ECA/CSO Consultation
  • Brazilian miner MMX taps banks & ECAS for $1.8 Billion mine expansion
  • Germany debates supporting nuclear power plants in other countries
  • How plane makers and others help airlines buy jets
  • US business divided over Ex-Im reauthorization
  • Bahrain gets capital markets boost with ECA support
  • ECGD underwrites military sales to United Arab Emirates

June 2011

  • US Ex-Im Bank review of Nigeria Banking Facility and potential malfeasance
  • Giving human rights credit: EU countries agree to toughen export loan scrutiny
  • Financing nuclear times
  • Zimbabwe owes Britain's ECDG £190,4 million
  • Gulf Carriers to Outpace Old Europe With Cargo Expansion: Freight Markets
  • U.S. must confront China export advantages: Eximbank PDF
  • Germany's Hermes maintains international top position in reader survey

May 2011

  • U.N. Committee expresses deep concern over rights violations at Ilisu dam in Turkey
  • Australia: EFIC's new Environment and Social Policy brings welcome changes
  • Amnesty expresses disappointment at lack of human rights policy in Common Approaches
  • Minutes of the proceedings of the 527th meeting of the EU Export Credits Group
  • US, Europe and Canada in civil aviation market conflict
  • Russia readies launch of Export Credit and Investment Insurance Agency
  • Ghana to join African Trade Insurance Agency
  • China Pledges Measures To Level Competitive Playing Field For US, Chinese Firms

April 2011

  • WTO trade negotiations over export credits are at an impasse
  • US Ex-Im Bank adopts Equator Principles & finances largest ever carbon emitting project
  • European Parliament demands that Export Credit Agencies open up
  • In search of a level playing field: the 2011 Aircraft Sector Understanding
  • Huawei's $30 Billion Chinese ECA Credit Opens Doors in Brazil, Mexico
  • U.S. Boosts Farm-Export-Credit Assistance by $2.7 Billion
  • Time to end the underwriting of unethical business abroad
  • World Bank to limit funding for coal-fired power stations

March 2011

  • BP violating human rights rules in ECA supported project, says UK government
  • EC opens in-depth investigations into short‑term export-credit support at Ducroire and SACE BT
  • EC approves extension of Danish short-term export credit scheme
  • Campaigners dressed as maids demand governments clean up their exports
  • OECD wants creation of a maximum 12-year term for aircraft export credit support
  • US Government studies reorganization of trade agencies to promote competitiveness
  • J.P. Morgan signs agreement with SINOSURE
  • Arab Fund Lends Sudan $360 Million for New Airport, Two Dams

February 2011

  • UK export push 'could create toxic debt'
  • Commission opens in-depth investigations into short‑term credits of Belgian & Italian ECAs 
  • Greater export credit agency accountability needed – but how?
  • Will U.S. Taxpayers Be Asked to Finance Environmental Devastation in South Africa?
  • EU Finds China Gives Aid to telecommunication equipment makers
  • China study finds EU subsidized telecom firms 
  • Government and Atradius Dutch State Business launch SME export accelerator  (Dutch text)
  • UBA, HSBC Sign $100m OECD ECA backed loan deal

January 2011

  • Jubilee Debt report finds 96% of Third World debt to UK comes from failed exports
  • Aircraft financing to emerge from the gloom in 2011
  • Chinese export credits push international competition and controversy
  • UK Trade Minister Urged to Expand Export Support to Green Firms
  • Australia's Ferra lands exclusive military contract with ECA help
  • Argentina to repay Paris Club defaulted debt
  • FERN Briefing on ECAs and Climate Change
  • Swedish ECA dividend helps reduce government deficit

December 2010

  • Archive of ECA responses to the Common Approaches survey
  • Boeing, Airbus Export Financing to Be Costlier Under OECD ECA Proposal
  • EU Approves One-Year Extension Of Some Export Credit Insurance Schemes
  • China's 2010 export credit insurance may rank world first
  • European Parliamentary Committee votes to address ECA flaws
  • French ECA guarantees Jaitapur nuclear project
  • South Africa unveils Cuba export credit package
  • OECD's ECA Working Group publishes some 2009 data and latest meeting minutes
  • Brazil charges German companies and staff for environmental crimes in Hermes guaranteed project

November 2010

  • Argentina to renegotiate Paris Club debt without IMF presence
  • UN asks ECAs to ensure support for agro-land acquisition respects farmers' rights
  • Etihad CEO flays western airlines on export credit
  • Nord Stream Taps Three Banks as Advisers for 2.5 Billion Euros of Loans
  • Berne Union members expect business volumes to return to pre-crisis levels in 2010
  • Euromoney Trading produces ECA Review €279, 33 pages
  • Japanese and Dutch ECAs publish Category A EIA information
  • ECAs strive to meet new demand (PDF)

October 2010

  • G20/OECD negotiations over export credits begin to heat up
  • Aircraft manufacturers and airlines face off over export credit subsidies
  • Ha­san­keyf protest camp raises voices against destructive Ilisu dam project in Turkey
  • European export credits group coordinates responses to various OECD policy negotiations
  • NGOs critique hydropower association voluntary assessment tool
  • St. Kitts reimburses Italy for official export credit financed fraudulent hydrofoil debt 
  • Jubilee Australia reponds to EFIC draft Social and Environment Policy and Procedure proposals
  • New study urges EU to include ECA subsidies in efforts to enforce human rights compliance (PDF)
  • Canada's Bill C-300 with extractive industry guidelines narrowly defeated
  • EFIC goes underground in West Africa

September 2010

  • ECA aircraft credits generate controversy
  • Exxon Mobil's ECA backed LNG project in PNG attacked
  • US Export-Import Bank Votes for final commitment on Sasan coal fired power project
  • Export Import Bank Urged to End Fossil Fuel Binge and Support Renewables
  • China's export credit insurance corporation reports major growth
  • Gunns' proposed Tasmania pulp mill seeks Austrian and Finnish ECA support
  • Despite US drilling moratorium, ExIm to approve Mexican drilling
  • Nabucco in Talks With OECD ECAs to Finance $10.3 Billion Pipeline
  • First European export credit bond deal closed
  • USEC Submits Update to Loan Guarantee Application

August 2010

  • August 2010 - Issue not published during summer vacation period

July 2010

  • July 2010 - Issue not published during summer vacation period

June 2010

  • European ECA support to carbon intensive industries
  • How The Planet Pays The Price For Europe's Export Credits
  • UN urges responsible ECA lending to protect human rights
  • ECGD: The Department for Dodgy Deals
  • Chilean Communities & CSOs Urge US Ex-Im Bank to Reject Pascua Lama mine
  • New debt creating export fund condemned by Spanish civil society
  • Combating bribery in US$1.5 trillion export credit market requires stronger action
  • More fraud hits US ExIm Bank
  • Export credit agencies fill finance gap
  • UK MP asks for figures on ECGD fossil fuel project support
  • EADS: Many Banks Will Not Return To Aircraft Financing while ECAs will grow

May 2010

  • What's New reader survey
  • Exxon gets US ExIm Bank Funding After Paying for Trip
  • Export Credit Agency policies are not coherent with EU climate change policies (PDF)
  • Construction restarts at controversial Ilisu dam
  • Trade credit insurance faces overhaul
  • WTO brokers trade finance talks for banks, regulators
  • Brazil Government To Create Exim Bank, Boost Export Incentives
  • SACE elected to the Board of the African Trade Insurance Agency

April 2010

  • Activists fight ECGD's child labour policy reversal
  • New FERN report: The Changing Landscape of ECAs & the Global Financial Crisis
  • Talks Aim to Curb Jet Subsidy
  • Banks push G20 to reform trade finance regulation
  • China's export credit insurance keeps rising in Q1
  • China: Not the Rogue Dam Builder We Feared It would Be?
  • Atradius DSB considers support for Congo's Port Autonome de Pointe Noire (PAPN)

March 2010

  • ECA Watch comments on ECG climate sector proposals
  • US Ex-Im Bank's Carbon Policy Criticized by Environmental Groups
  • Amnesty International calls for human rights due diligence by ECAs and their clients
  • Australian ECA in Papua New Guinea - Why the secrecy? (Podcast summary)
  • UK Exporters call for state-backed trade finance
  •  Dutch ECA insures large loans provided by shipyard to attract investments
  • Canadian firms dominate mining in Africa - and have a bad human rights record
  • Europe-wide protests against Turkish banks over Ilisu financing  
  • JBIC and NEXI publish lists of new projects
  • Ecuador halts talks with China's Export Import Bank on hydro power financing

February 2010

  • Legal Challenge Launched of UK Serious Fraud Office's BAE settlement
  • Turkey announces restart of Ilisu construction
  • Back to square one on nuclear export subsidies from Germany
  • European airlines seek end to home market export credit limits
  • Revisions proposed to OPIC's environmental, transparency, worker rights and human rights policies
  • OECD proposes new sector understanding on export credits for climate change & water projects
  • India's ECA monitors export credit risks of European economies in crisis
  • EU Plans Massive Sanctions Against Iran
  • Credit Insurance: You Want It, But Can You Get It? ECAs Cushion the Blow 

January 2010

  • ECA Watch & Amnesty International outline OECD Common Approaches evaluation issues (PDF)
  • ECA Watch urges G-20 not to exclude ECAs from fossil fuel subsidies analysis (PDF)
  • Risky Business: Shining a spotlight on Australia's export credit agency
  • Export credit agencies to the rescue of trade finance
  • Developing countries want WTO study of protectionist impact of bailout & stimulus packages.
  • ECGD releases BTC Pipeline assessment documents
  • ECGD rules raise child labour fears
  • China continues to develop export credit insurance to support trade
  • ECAs come to the rescue of Boeing and Airbus
  • Iran's Export Guarantee Fund Eyes Berne Union Membership
  • Eskom signs R13bn (US$1.7Bn) loan agreement with Coface
  • Israeli Credit Insurance Company boosts exports by more than US$268 million

December 2009

  • New Law Requires U.S. OPIC to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 50%
  • Record U.S. Ex-Im Bank Financing for Papua New Guinea LNG Project
  • UK Parliamentary report calls for tougher action to end abuses by British companies abroad
  • Kazakhstan agrees to $1.6 billion ECA write off
  • Netherlands stops Dubai investment insurance
  • IFIs can provide up to €1.5bn to finance Nabucco
  • As Boeing Hits Turbulence, Uncle Sam Flies to Its Aid
  • US$6.7 million non-performing loan: NEXIM Bank debtors disappear into thin air
  • China's short-term export credit exceeds US$84 billion
  • OECD publishes cash flow results for official export credits & Category A & B projects
  • Will China Turn Its Back on International Standards in the Ilisu Dam?
  • Reform of the Spanish Export Credit Agency will create more Southern debt

November 2009

  • US Export Import Bank approves weak carbon policy
  • French export credit support goes to a small group of big companies
  • OECD to review Common Approaches to the Environment in 2010
  • Dutch meeting urges tighter greenhouse gas screening of ECA & EIB investment support
  • ECAs fill the gap with US$20 billion in aircraft guarantees
  • PEW report shows 65% of US Export Import Bank loan guarantees goes to Boeing
  • Dutch government guarantees Dubai's ECA deals
  • Australian to head global export credit body (Berne Union)
  • Chinese government to inject capital into China ExIm and Sinosure
  • A watershed moment: ECA financed Three Gorges dam soon to reach final height
  • Ilisu construction restarted without permission

October 2009

  • UK Export credit scheme bypasses international environmental and corruption standards
  • EU approvals of short-term official export credit subsidies continued to be in the news this month
  • BAE prosecution for corruption
  • Berne Union AGM in Seoul
  • Nabucco pipeline consortium seeks ECA funding
  • US Export-Import Bank hits 75 year high in fiscal 2009
  • SACE/Gazprom/Nord Stream
  • Etihad Airways completes ECA guaranteed transactions

September 2009

  • Enhanced ECA Financing Terms in Response to Climate Change (pdf)
  • Ex-Im Bank's Climate Proposal Fails to Quell Environmental Groups' Concerns

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