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Volume 19, Issue 1

January 2020

  • Luanda leaks show Dutch Export credit insurer Atradius involved in serious Angola human rights violations
  • UKEF to cease coal project support but current oil and gas projects will emit equivalent of 17 coal plants or 69m tonnes
  • Airbus faces record $4 billion fine after UKEF bribery probe
  • Davos: Financing fossil fuels risks a repeat of the 2008 crash
  • EDC writes off $200 million - won't say what for or why!
  • 2019 Review of Developments In Islamic Finance
  • Nigerian LNG expansion to include ECA financing
  • Saudi ECA offers support for TAPI pipeline
  • India asks DGFT to check fake export credit refund claims
  • Both ENDS: Export credit insurer Atradius played a crucial role in Angola

December 2019

  • Controversy over Chinese subsidies for Huawei
  • US Ex-Im Bank gets seven-year extension
  • European Parliament asks Member states to end ECA support for fossil fuel projects
  • Sweden proposes climate and export strategy which includes ban on ECA support for fossil fuel exploration and extraction
  • Insurers drop coal in droves to “avoid climate breakdown”
  • Korean ECA to Extend $375 Mil. to Daewoo E&C’s LNG Plant Project in Nigeria
  • Gaslog LNG carrier announces $1.05 billion ECA backed debt
  • Saudi Arabia looks for ECA finance to reduce deficits
  • UAE, Egypt to strengthen trade relations via ECA MoU
  • Central Bank of Egypt launches ECA
  • JBIC joins $1.3 billion financing for Bangladesh urea industries
  • Chubb takes stake in ATI to boost African trade