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September 2009

  • G20 to axe fuel subsidies
  • How ECAs help companies evade taxes (pdf)
  • China Eximbank Navigates Export Tide
  • European Commission approves German export credit scheme
  • WTO says airbus got illegal subsidies
  • OECD, WTO and UNCTAD call on G-20 for commitment to open trade/investment
  • Halifax Initiative identifies reforms for EDC Environmental Policy
  • Australia's export credit agency assesses African mining projects
  • Launching Indonesia Eximbank

August 2009

  • UK Government gives export support scheme green light despite corruption concerns
  • US ExIm Bank caught in environment vs job subsidy contradictions
  • EU clears German export-credit insurance scheme
  • India will soon be largest borrower from US Exim Bank
  • Australia's EFIC signs agreements with Korean and Thai counterpart ECAs
  • EFIC approves line of credit for General Motors subsidiary
  • Berne Union Asia special meeting discusses global financial crisis
  • Congo's Grand Inga hydro project
  • Canada's EDC to lend Bombardier US$160 Million for SAS aircraft
  • JIBC new projects

July 2009

  • German, Swiss and Austrian ECAs confirm cancellation of Ilisu credits
  • Xinjiang riots damage Sino-Turkish ties, including possible Ilisu involvement
  • Japanese NGOs Demand Rigorous Safety Assessment for Nuclear Projects
  • Portuguese Government finalizes re-nationalization of COSEC
  • China to improve reform plans of China Eximbank, Sinosure
  • How One Mine Got a $1.05 Billion Loan Amid the Global Financial Crisis
  • Short-term export credits move back to government subsidies
  • Climate Follies: Bankrolling Dirty Power in Developing Countries
  • Export credit insurance supports Chinese exports to emerging markets
  • Nabucco Gas Pipe Accord Signed as Europe Looks Beyond Russia
  • U.S. extends export financing repayment terms for hydro, ocean thermal, nuclear
  • Oil Search Ltd. Says LNG Project Wins ‘Vote of Confidence’

June 2009

  • European Governments Pull ECA Financing for Turkey's Ilisu Dam
  • CSOs urge OECD time-out on renewable and nuclear energy finance incentive negotiations
  • IFC proposes new finance intermediary to facilitate ECA supported trade deals
  • Mandelson writes Prime Minister & Chancellor to set out radical overhaul of ECGD
  • UK groups question BAE termination of ECGD insurance
  • Green energy investments overtake fossil fuel, but not for ECAs
  • IRN Introduction to China's ECA Financed Overseas Dam Industry
  • Belgian ECA sees Congress victory in India as positive for reforms
  • ECA supported aircraft sales to move from 20% to 50%
  • How is G20 doing on ECA pledges from London summit?
  • World leaders seek new Iran strategy
  • European Commission approves Finnish export-credit insurance scheme

May 2009

  • Study finds MDB/ECA funded coal plants result in thousands of deaths
  • Canadian legislation in second reading would deny government export credit support to corporations ignoring standards
  • International petition requests declaration of Hasankeyf as a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Concerns mount over Ilisu dam impacts
  •  New JIBC projects
  • Portugal announces intent to renationalize ECA COSEC
  •  Atradius DSB to add project screening for ILO standards compliance
  • China's Sinosure & US company provide credit risk information
  • EU Commission Approves Danish Export Credit Insurance Plan
  • UK government plans finance and insurance for exporters
  • Africa Trade Insurance Agency expands operations
  • ECAs essential to continued support for global trade
  • Cargill, Archer Daniels Midland, Bunge Win Most Export Aid Since 1992 as Credit Slows
  • No more Government insurance for BAE Systems' controversial Saudi Arabia arms deals

April 2009

  • G20 Summit approves additional $1.1 trillion for trade support
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  • Ilisu dam site nominated for UNESCO heritage status
  • Turkish dam, British dilemma Case Study
  • Exxon seeks financier for the LNG project
  • Half of Nord Stream pipelines to be ECA financed
  • Cotton industry awaits WTO ruling on US export credits
  • EDC Legislative Review Riles Canadian Rights Groups
  • Iran applies for Berne Union membership
  • EDF study estimates MDB & ECA financed coal plants cause 6,000-10,700 extra deaths per year

March 2009

  • G20 finance plan to rely heavily on new export credit agency money
  • ECGD asked to help assess risks of government working capital guarantee scheme.
  • ECGD states no review to be done of due diligence on BTC pipeline risk assessment
  • Britons face jail in US over bribery allegations re ECA supported Bonny Island project
  • TI(UK) calls for companies implicated in bribery to be excluded from future ECGD contracts
  • Aircraft Traders Are Nervous About Economic Recovery - request more ECA support
  • Australian ECA EFIC announces adoption of the Equator Principles
  • Turkey Deports International Rivers' Staff After Peaceful Water Forum Protest

February 2009

  • Urgent Plea to Save Critically Endangered Western Gray Whales at Sakhalin Island
  • China arrests former Sinosure head on corruption charges
  • Participants make changes to OECD administered export credit Arrangement
  • Delays in environmental reporting mock OECD Common Approaches commitments
  • OECD publishes 2007 ECA cash flow results for officially supported export credits
  • Lawsuit Forces U.S. ECAs to Account for Their Climate Change Impacts
  • Zurich Surety, Credit & Political Risk Joins with SACE on Public/Private Partnership
  • Canada vies to back India's nuclear boom
  • Industry grows more accepting of government help for airlines
  • Former US ExIm Bank official charged with corruption and tax evasion
  • Export credit agencies to fund PetroSA plant

January 2009

  • Export credit agencies force Ilisu suspension
  • Aircraft finance and ECAs
  • The Sakhalin Saga
  • Hochberg Named Chair of Import-Export Bank
  • Germany to restrict Iran export guarantees
  • JIBC and Goro Nickel in New Caledonia
  • JBIC signs deal for green energy projects in China
  • Dutch government announces credit guarantees
  • EDC moves to support Nortel following bankruptcy filing
  • The Corner House questions ECGD evaluations of BTC pipeline risks
  • Portugal approves 2 Billion Euro export credit facility (in Portuguese)

December 2008

  • China protests latest U.S. trade case at WTO
  • NGOs welcome decision by Germany, Austria and Switzerland to suspend contracts
  • Trade suffers as suppliers struggle to obtain financing
  • New JIBC projects
  • Russia's oil companies face short-term crunch
  • German export credit restrictions anger business, Iran and Israel

November 2008

  • ECA Watch protests inadequacies of OECD consultation with CSOs
  • The impact of the world financial crisis on export credits
  • New Dutch export credits for Indonesian weapons systems
  • Log, Stock and Barrel - A new web resource on Financial Institutions in the Resource Sector from the Heinrich Boell Foundation & urgewald
  • Turkey continues Ilisu dam construction despite reports ECA conditions have not been met
  • New JIBC projects
  • IRN presents new guide to China's overseas dam industry

October 2008

  • ECAs begin withdrawal from controversial Ilisu dam financing
  • ECAs and the financial crisis
  • ECAs and nuclear power
  • UK MPs call for ECGD sustainability thrust
  • EDC to voluntarily and proactively disclose internal audit reports
  • OeKB looking to support controversial Tasmanian pulp project
  • Canadians join massive Angola infrastructure renewal project

September 2008

  • OECD ECG declines substantive response to ECA-Watch peer review proposals
  • ECAs and Nuclear Power
  • New JIBC Projects
  • ECAs and Corruption
  • International bank crisis puts spotlight on ECA funding for aircraft
  • Ilisu: A Test Case for the Global Dam Industry
  • Indonesian military purchases to be supported by ECA credit facilities
  • Renewed ECA credits a part of Zimbabwe political negotiations?
  • Indian ECA supports Ethiopian projects
  • ECAs support Katanga mine project in Congo
  • India sees inexpensive ECA long-term credits as part of credit crunch planning
  • The World Bank Takes the Money and Runs from Chad

August 2008

  • OECD hits UK hard on anti-corruption
  • BTC pipeline in Georgia shows need for greater ECA diligence (PDF)
  • Could the OECD's Fall ECA/civil society consultation be meaningful?
  • AECL cites US/French ECA subsidies in plea for Ontario nuclear deal
  • Failure of WTO's Doha negotiations leaves ECA subsidies in effect
  • Escalating sanctions are squeezing Iran’s economy says Australian ECA
  • ECAs interested in PNG LNG project
  • Dutch credit debt swaps increase Indonesia risk profile

July 2008

  • UK Law Lords rule termination of BAE/Saudi investigation was legal
  • Continuing controversy over Turkey's Ilisu Dam
  • More than 50 Spanish NGOs express concerns over reform of Spanish ECA CESCE
  • UK ECA ECGD to publish greenhouse gas implications of it`s project portfolio
  • Chinese ECA supported Sudan`s Merowe dam begins flooding out local population
  • Halifax Initiative submission on Canada`s Export Development Corporation Act
  • Hong Kong ECA chief resigns over corruption allegations
  • International Rivers publishes report on new financiers and the environment

June 2008

  • The OECD Common Approaches are dead!
  • Environmental Groups Condemn Japanese and French Banks for Financing Sakhalin II Oil and Gas Project in Russia
  • OPIC agrees to review Bolivian community's mining project complaint
  • ECAs approve funding for controversial Camisea LNG project
  • Ongoing ECA fraud investigations raise questions of OECD ECA compliance with anti-corruption measures
  • House of Lords to hear SFO appeal of ruling re BAE / Saudi / ECGD scandal

May 2008

  • Dutch urged to keep export credit sustainable
  • ECAs meet in Vienna to overcome Turkish inability to meet Ilisu conditions
  • Areva and Westinghouse vie for South African nuclear plant with ECA support
  • ECD announces human rights policy
  • EDC supports XOJet purchase of Bombardier Challenger jets
  • San Antonio Businessman Accused of Defrauding U.S. ExIm Bank of Millions
  • US ExIm to fund India power plants
  • India waives ECA debt to Cuba
  • OECD commemorates 30 years of "The Arrangement"

April 2008

  • UK court declares cancellation of ECA BAE/Saudi fraud case illegal
  • UN`s Ruggie focuses spotlight on export credit agencies
  • Sace joins ECA refusals to support trade with Iran
  • High cost of Indian ECA coverage a hindrance to deeper India/Russia trade relations
  • ECAs important for aircraft financing
  • Russian, French and Italian ECAs sign deal for super jets
  • South Africa writes off ECA debt from Cuba
  • Planned Hungarian guarantee scheme incompatible with EU rules
  • US Eximbank approves $2.2 billion program for India
  • Kazakhstan and China: Relations strengthened further

March 2008

  • Sakhalin Energy withdraws finance applications to US & UK ECAs
  • Ilisu controversy exposed by Experts and Financial Times
  • Chinese ECA mired in Filipino corruption enquiries
  • Nationalisation of Dutch Export Credit Facility
  • Australian ECA EFIC finances Trinidad Coast Guard vessels
  • Investors sought for Yemen LNG project as costs skyrocket
  • Turkish geothermal plant qualifies for US ExIm renewable energy incentives

February 2008

  • SFO in UK High Court over dropped BAE bribery investigation
  • OECD announces new sustainable lending policies for export credits
  • Hermes changes export guarantee rules
  • Zurich Emerging Markets to insure controversial carbon credit projects
  • South African ECA insures Malawian uranium mine project
  • New Ilisu Campaign Website
  • ECGD and Sinosure sign MoU on wider co-operation
  • European Parliamentary Committee encourages Chinese ECAs to conduct EIAs
  • US ExIm Bank increases coverage for Angola

January 2008

  • New report guides campaigners to previously hidden export credit information
  • More fiddling while Rome burns - banks float non-binding carbon principles
  • IFC approves US$300 million for flawed Peruvian Camisea II LNG project
  • Britain Unsure on Sakhalin
  • Indonesia signs US$615 power plant loan with China's Export-Import Bank
  • World Bank continues efforts to engage China's Export-Import Bank
  • New Chairman for ECGD's Advisory Council
  • SACE chooses Lehman Brothers to advise on privatization
  • Chad's unrest is partially related to ECA supported pipeline project
  • New DebtWatch book highlights Spanish ECA CESCE's support for Spanish Companies

December 2007

  • Blair called for BAE inquiry to be halted
  • Renewable energies and export credit agencies
  • NGOs walk out of OECD meeting
  • China, France and Germany top investors in Iran
  • Braskem and Pequiven Announce Joint Venture to Install Petrochemical Projects
  • UN Report addresses ECA responsibility for human rights breaches (PDF)
  • Export Development Canada 'reforms overdue'
  • China to play greater role in World Bank in Africa
  • OECD ECA 2006 cash flow results for officially supported export credits (PDF)

November 2007

  • ECA Watch leaves OECD consultation in protest over lack of dialogue
  • Corner House / CAAT court victory over BAE corruption enquiry review
  • European Parliament resolution to end taxpayer support for fossil fuels projects
  • Export credits to Iran become a hotter political issue
  • Atradius refuses cover for Vancor project in Russia
  • SACE to open its capital to investors
  • US Ex-Im Bank promotes Nigerian economic progress - i.e. debt free riding continues
  • Atradius and Sinosure sign memorandum of understanding
  • ECAs to guarantee Indonesian coal-fired plants
  • The Equator Principles: A toddler finds its feet, but still takes an occasional tumble
  • ECA supported 3 Gorges dam in China proves to be environmental disaster
  • BNP Paribas and Vnesheconombank (Russian ECA) In export credit pact
  • Nationwide Protests against German Investment in Turkey's Ilisu Dam

October 2007

  • ECA Watch submits issues paper to OECD ECA consultation (PDF)
  • Arbitrary expropriation begins at contested Ilisu dam site
  • Yusufeli Dam: Is Turkey blackmailing ECAs over lowered standards because of Ilisu?
  • China planning to reform Exim Bank into a commercial bank
  • Export Development Canada becomes a signatory to the Equator Principles
  • Export credits for Iran remain a political issue
  • UK export credit agency slammed for lax environmental standards
  • Eight charged in $80 million scheme to defraud the US Export-Import Bank

September 2007

  • Turkey flouts ECA conditions highlighting weakness of OECD Common Approaches
  • Dutch Government to resolve Indonesia cover through credit default swaps
  • Export Development Canada maintains interest in controversial Tenke mine in Congo
  • Civil Society Recommendations Regarding China Exim Bank's Environmental Policy
  • Germany struggles to unravel export credit ties with Iran
  • Kickbacks alleged in Filipino phone contract financed by China's ExIm Bank
  • US Export Import Bank certifies no dual-use exports in 2005
  • Coface to take controlling stake in SBCE - Brazil
  • Ex-Im Bank to Sponsor Environmental Exporters Conference
  • Labour tries to block new BAE enquiry

August 2007

  • WWF and Corner House Launch Legal challenge against ECGD on Sakhalin 2
  • NGOs condemn signing of contracts for the Turkish Ilisu Dam
  • Sinosure receives an A bond rating
  • Australian ECA EFIC says receding credit tide could beach some emerging markets
  • OECD publishes data on HIPC export credits (PDF)
  • OECD reports lack of renewable energy projects for evaluation of incentives
  • Pulp mills & ECAs
  • Civil aircraft agreement at OECD judged good for Canada
  • Israel's Hapoalim Bank extends ECA backed credit to Kazakh bank

July 2007

  • ECAs and Arms - ENAAT report now available
  • ECAs and corruption
  • Book reviews - The Secret World of Economic Hit Men (and ECAs)
  • Private equity funds change markets for ECAs
  • ECA loan backed bond rating withdrawn
  • NGOs warn banks and ECAs not to invest in Sakhalin II
  • ECGD releases annual report
  • Will domestic financial incentives for pollution controls also apply to Chinese export credits?
  • Brazil joins OECD agreement on aircraft finance

June 2007

  • NGOs criticize OECD approval of weak environmental standards for export credits
  • Investigation into alleged BAE corruption continues
  • ECAs warned against support for continuing Sakhalin environmental problems
  • Spanish NGOs welcome draft legislation to deny export credit support for companies involved in foreign environmental damages
  • Dutch export credits are not a foreign policy instrument
  • NGOs demand an end to oil aid via export credit supports
  • India's ECGC lowers premia rates up to 10% to make exports more competitive
  • China's auto exports bolstered by SINOSUR credit insurance
  • Australian ECA sees Africa as a magnet
  • US think tank calls for American leadership on ECA incentives for renewable energy
  • UK ends plans to establish ECGD as a trading fund

May 2007

  • New OECD environmental standards for export credits still not public
  • Export credits for Turkey's Ilisu dam generate official and citizen protests
  • UK commentary: Is the OECD outmoded?
  • China Export Import Bank releases environmental standards document
  • U.S. and Chinese ECAs sign memorandum of understanding
  • World Bank and China agree to cooperate in Africa
  • Controversy continues over UK violation of OECD bribery convention
  • Brazilian export credits up 45%
  • European export credits to Iran continue to generate U.S. criticism

April 2007

  • OECD approves weakened environmental and social standards for ECAs
  • The Ilisu Dam: Downstream water impacts on Iraq are adverse and serious
  • BAE/ECGD corruption scandal expands to include OECD
  • ECGD's first civil deal in Saudi Arabia - $5 billion Yansab petrochemical project
  • India's Exim Bank's credit commitments hit $2.30 bn
  • New trends in trade Finance: It’s a Buyer’s Market for Export Credit Insurance
  • Conservatives press EU to suspend export credits to Iran
  • Chinese export credit agencies expand relations with western ECAs

March 2007

  • OECD to conduct a further examination of UK efforts against bribery
  • Germany approves Ilisu dam export credit guarantees in stunning hypocritical move
  • Is US Ex-Im Bank promotion of Nigeria exports a free rider threatening more debt?
  • US NGOs challenge Ex-Im Bank to implement environmental provisions
  • Challenged by Trade Partners, China Ends Export Credit Subsidy
  • Japan publishes Category A, B and C projects list to 12 March 2007
  • Mozambique, China Ex-Im Bank in Talks on Hydro-Power Project

February 2007

  • CVRD Inco Goro nickel project faces continuing opposition
  • Export Credit Agency Left Out of Bush Budget
  • ECAs and Arms Exports
  • OPIC admits monitoring of BP pipeline project is inadequate
  • Controversial Turkish dam projects seem prepared to move ahead with ECA support
  • Assassination attempt at Chinese Ex-Im Bank supported Merowe dam project
  • G7 criticized over illegitimate debt which is largely ECA related
  • OECD meetings update
  • Korean, Spanish and Italian ECAs work together
  • U.S. urges Europe to reduce export credits to Iran
  • Uruguayan pulp mills get ECA support

January 2007

  • OECD releases 2005 ECA statistics (PDF)
  • ECGD arms bribery scandal receives extensive news coverage
  • German, Austrian and Swiss ECAs refuse to release Ilisu conditions
  • Coface outlines Yusufeli conditions
  • AFRODAD ECA debt workshop report now available (PDF)
  • Canada's diplomats pressure foreign governments re EDC debts
  • Tanzanian tycoons divulge secret ECA supported arms deal payout
  • Japanese ECA to finance US nuclear power plants
  • Ratings put Coface as highest rated credit insurer
  • Canada launches WTO challenge to US export credit subsidies for corn
  • US Congress moves to force "Bank of Boeing" to support small exporters
  • Korean ECA to provide US$93 Billion in export insurance in 2007

December 2006

  • ECGD related fraud investigation closed in the UK
  • OECD ECAs renege on agreement to promote OECD MNC Guidelines
  • Switzerland and Germany agree to guarantees for controversial Ilisu Dam project
  • Record levels of business for export credit agencies in 2005
  • Exxon, Recipient of Worst EU Lobbying Award, receives Billions in ECA subsidies
  • IRN presents ECAs and the Environment paper to China Ex-Im President
  • Chinese ECAs and the Environment
  • Zambia copper mine secures $583,8m loan
  • Ence Finds New Site for Proposed ECA financed Uruguay Pulp Mill
  • US Congress bolsters export credit agency's small business efforts
  • Halifax Initiative Canadian Mining Map Poster Highlights Destructive Mines

November 2006

  • Belgian ECA concerned about reputational risk over Sakhalin II cover
  • Norway makes ground-breaking decision to cancel illegitimate ECA debt
  • Flying Low: The UK Export Credit Guarantee Department and Climate Change
  • OECD’s Gurría welcomes Stern Review into consequences of climate change
  • OECD negotiations on export credit environment standards break down
  • Russia wants to help Indonesia build first nuclear power plant
  • Russia says damages in Shell Sakhalin II project could amount to US$15 billion
  • In the light of the recent Stern report, can carbon offsetting really work?
  • International Rivers Network action guide for communities affected by dams
  • French court stops Goro Nickel construction

October 2006

  • European Commission investigates French nuclear export credits
  • OECD Export Credit Updates
  • Ilisu Dam update
  • Yusufeli Dam going ahead?
  • Belgian ECA's private insurance subsidiary questioned in European Parliament
  • Vietnam and Philippine Airlines expand fleets with ECA support
  • Russian arms exports and export credits
  • Chinese export credits and environmental impacts
  • African Trade Insurance Agency
  • AFRODAD workshop on ECAs and African debt in Cameroon
  • Rheebu Nuu files injunction in Paris to halt Goro Nickel construction
  • ECAs fund coal fired power in Botswana / South Africa

September 2006

  • Three European ECAs set to support Ilisu dam despite obvious failure to meet standards
  • ENCE announces withdrawal from ECA supported papermill investment in Uruguay
  • Armaris bids for four Bulgarian corvettes with Coface support
  • Flawed OECD reporting and analysis of HIPC transactions
  • Ex-Im increases subsidies for large aircraft
  • G7 to discourage China from expensive export debt
  • Swedish Export Credit Corp. sells $1 billion in five-year global notes
  • EBRD urged by WWF to not fund controversial Sakhalin project
  • Armenians welcome US Senate move to block Ex-Im subsidy for railroad bypass

August 2006

  • BP Alaska: What lessons for the Common Approaches?
  • OECD Common Approaches Review Update
  • Atradius signs consulting agreement with Chinese ECA
  • Russia repays US$22 billion in ECA debt
  • New sensitive Category A projects announced by ECAs
  • Moscow puts legal pressure on Shell to halt Sakhalin pipeline
  • Turkish dam controversy tests government
  • Swedish SEK Lending is Reaching New Records
  • UK Serious Fraud Office investigates murky Nigerian oil deal with ECA support
  • OECD publishes latest Common Approaches procedures questionnaire results
  • Export-Import Bank of China to Offer Loans to Taiwanese Businesses

July 2006

  • Atradius swaps Indonesia coverage for Viet Nam with Denmark's EKF
  • With easy nickel fading fast, INCO goes after the tough stuff at Goro Nickel
  • Changing markets for export credit agencies: China, private sector ECAs
  • Iran amongst the best UK export credit clients
  • Export Credit Agencies and Human Rights
  • Japan publishes complete projects list (Categories A, B and C)
  • Farnborough air show - 30% of sales ECA financed
  • ECAs and arms
  • BTC Pipeline Opens
  • First renewables loan for US Ex-Im

June 2006

  • European Commission hosts ECA conference
  • G8 Warns Against Luring Poor States Into Debt Trap
  • Shanghai Cooperation Organization
  • ECAs and the Arms Trade
  • Indonesia buys Polish Skytrucks with export credit
  • China's controversial ECA backed Three Gorges dam comes onstream
  • Kanaks & environmentalists call for end to support for Goro Nickel in New Caledonia
  • Australia: Big brother, deputy sheriff or responsible neighbour?
  • ECA supported Bulgarian 670MW power plant project kicks off after 7-yr delay
  • US tapping export credit "war chest"
  • At 50, Is the Paris Club a Colonial Relic?

May 2006

  • OECD approves new Action Statement on Bribery and Official Export Credits
  • Civil society presses OECD on Common Approaches to the Environment
  • India looks to JIBC for lower monitoring requirements than World Bank
  • Ilusu dam update
  • Index of back issues - August 2005 - April 2006
  • Pulp Friction: Increasingly bitter dispute over pulp mills on Uruguay River
  • BTC pipeline terrorist alert
  • Sakhalin - Shell falsifies monitoring reports
  • Disagreements still remain on agricultural export credit competition
  • IFC Performance Standards: One Step Forward, One Step Back
  • Legal Obligations of ECAs With Respect to Human Rights

April 2006

  • NGOs accuse EU countries of inflating aid figures with ECA debt cancellation [PDF]
  • OECD publishes ECA statistical summary to 2004 [PDF]
  • JIBC publishes list of new category A, B and C projects
  • Merowe Dam displaced people's meeting attacked - three killed
  • Export Development Canada projects growing ECA competition for export sales
  • Sinosure to outfinance US Ex-Im Bank by 10 times by 2010
  • Nigeria gives China oil rights in exchange for investment and export credits
  • Finnvera to reappraise role in controversial pulp mill in Uruguay
  • NGO report on Sakhalin finds unwarranted & uncontainable reputational risks [PDF]
  • Chinese ECA to fund Mozambique dam which will exacerbate poverty, livelihoods

March 2006

  • ECGD approves new/old anti-corruption policies
  • ECA Watch compares anti-bribery proposals (PDF)
  • Dam project brings Laos cash and controversy
  • IFC Standards approved
  • International experts intensify critique of Ilisu dam while regional resistance grows
  • Sinosure and Chinese export credits
  • Uruguayan pulp and paper complex faces legal battle and diplomatic pressures
  • U.S. Aerospace Industries back Ex-Im Bank charter extension
  • French ECA Coface expands it's international business
  • Berne Union members support 10% of US$10 Trillion in world trade in 2005 (PDF)
  • Italy's SACE lends to Vietnamese diesel plant
  • India establishes new export credit fund

February 2006

  • Update on negotiations for a new OECD Action Statement on Bribery & ECAs
  • Mexican coal fired power plant receives Japanese ECA support
  • Finnvera underwrites construction of world's largest cruise ship
  • Turkish Eximbank plans US$8.6 billion in loans and guarantees this year
  • Hermes forced to reveal greenhouse gas impacts
  • Ilisu EIA released - NGOs show new design to be seriously flawed (PDF)
  • Atradius-DSB refuses support for Setusamudram Shipping Channel Project (India)
  • Atradius-DSB Business is Booming
  • Consultants Warn Banks of Sakhalin II Environment Risks
  • Human rights and ECAs: the Uruguayan paper mills case (PDF)

January 2006

  • Common Approaches to the Environment & ECAs under Review in 2006
  • Peaceful Protest Disrupts Sakhalin II LNG Plant
  • Dutch Protests Threaten ECA-Supported Sale of Indonesian Navy Corvettes
  • Coface Lends US$100m to India for Dam
  • Japanese ECAs to be Restructured
  • World Bank Cuts Off Loans to Chad Over Abrogation of Pipeline Revenue Agreement
  • Russian Arms Exports and Export Credits
  • Garuda Faces ECA Creditors
  • EDC Reposesses Planes
  • Inuit Sue US Ex-Im Bank Over Greenhouse Gas Impacts
  • Sustainable Finance: Moving the Banking Sector from Promises to Performance
  • Mauritania oil consortium bypasses ECAs

December 2005

  • How to start your own low cost airline - with ECA support
  • EBRD Caves in to Shell on Sakhalin
  • The OECD, the WTO and Agricultural Subsidies
  • Belgian ECA continues efforts to circumvent prohibition of Tanzania arms deal
  • How to start a low cost airline with ECA financial support
  • Bulgarian coal plant gets Hermes and Coface support
  • U.S. lifts export credit ban for Indonesian arms purchases
  • Scots demand control over aid budget share, is ECGD next?
  • Nauru's only air link grounded by U.S. Ex-Im Bank
  • Chinese ECA faces bad debts, poor risk assessments
  • EDC Global Capital Flows Report
  • What have dams got to do with peace? Conflict and the politics of infrastructure development
  • ECGD supports Filipino bridges to nowhere
  • New Secretary-General a major face-lift for OECD?

November 2005

  • Britain and Nigeria's half-hearted war on corruption
  • OECD Update
  • Sakhalin bribery offer
  • Indonesian navy buys Dutch ECA financed Corvettes
  • China offers US$900 M export credits to SCO
  • Coface to finance equipment for Indian dam Rs 450 crore (US$98.4 million)
  • Berne Union ECAs report 21% volume growth to US$788 billion
  • Russia signs US$200 million export credit deal with China's Sinosure
  • Large increase in Dutch ECA insured exports to Russia
  • Philippine Airlines to Buy ECA financed Airbus 320s
  • 40% of French ODA is largely ECA/commercial debt cancellation

October 2005

  • Unicorn ranks ECAs on bribery
  • OECD Export Credit News
  • IMF Report: Officially Supported Export Credits in a Changing World
  • WRI report: Diverging Paths: What Future for ECAs in Development Finance?
  • Chinese ECA acquires U.S. bicycle manufacturer
  • Waste incineration and renewable energy incentives
  • Amnesty: ECA funded Chad Cameroon pipeline violates human rights
  • Nigerian ECA debt is the subject of Paris Club negotiations on Oct. 18, 2005
  • Russian banks to form ECA
  • ECGD continues to review decision to fund Shell for Sakhalin project
  • Philippines looking to buy guns from Poland with export credit support
  • Friends of the Earth France publishes Senate ECA Workshop report
  • EIB and EBRD accept WCD standards for hydro power carbon credits

September 2005

  • Groundbreaking global warming lawsuit to proceed
  • Dams and Renewable Energy Incentives Update:
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  • Ex-Im Bank gives creditors a reprieve after Katrina
  • SEC Subpoenas Chicago Bridge On ECA funded Nigerian Work
  • Energy efficiency improvements at existing power plants are a more cost-effective way of increasing supply than building new plants
  • NGOs - effective because of public trust
  • EU and China Partnership on Climate Change includes ECAs
  • Connecting Nature, Power and Poverty FPIC for ECAs
  • NGOs issue statement condemning ECA debt write-off as aid
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  • OECD Watch report evaluates OECD MNC Guidelines 5 years after their revision [PDF]

August 2005

  • Sakhalin cost overruns reduce Shell assets
  • Banks supporting Chinese ECA risk indirect contravention of standards
  • Australian and South African ECAs support Zambian copper mine
  • Some ECA clients get untied credit while renewable energies don't
  • Measuring the opportunity cost of ECA capital - i.e. ECGD export credit subsidies
  • Belgian NGOs list recommendations for Ducroire [PDF]
  • US Export-Import Bank promotes new renewable energy incentives

July 2005

  • Talking Export Credits at the European Commission

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