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06/04/2021

Sub-Saharan Africa's Post-COVID Recovery

As part of the Berne Union's new Sub-Saharan Africa Working Group, ATI's Tusekile Kibonde and Kefa Muga explore economic prospects for the region during the rec...
Publications
23/03/2021

March BUlletin: Navigating the brave new world of trade

How can we maintain supply of finance, in the face of growing demand and irregular patterns of risk?
22/03/2021

Claims are Coming: Insights from Berne Union Data and Research

Berne Union Economic Research Analyst, Jonathan Skovbro Steenberg explores trends in demand for cover and claims, based on data from the Berne Union Business Co...
22/03/2021

Will buoyant commodity prices lift all structured commodity trade finance ships?

Will the rising tide of commodity prices lift all ships of structured commodity trade finance? Or are too many of those commodity ships already holed below the ...
22/03/2021

What's on the menu at the benchmark bistro?

Here is a flavour of what is emerging in terms of benchmark alternatives as the end of LIBOR comes closer. Local flavours may be the dish of the day, but all pl...
22/03/2021

Transparent exporting in a post-Brexit world

Exporters have a key role to play in the stand against bribery and corruption and to meet the governance elements of ESG in a post-Brexit world, but they may ne...
19/03/2021

Greensill: Lessons, impact, and opportunities for insurers

Greensill Capital’s recent problems have highlighted the many different products and industries that were somehow featured in its structures. Supply chain finan...
19/03/2021

Bridging the gaps of ECA long-term reinsurance activities and public procurement needs

Interpreting public procurement rules is a complicated business. Here is a guide to how to go about unpicking the complexities of regulations and processes and ...
19/03/2021

China’s foreign trade and export credit insurance amid COVID-19

Celebrating two decades of existence, SINOSURE's President elaborates on China trade, regional cooperation and the way forward for export credit insurance
19/03/2021

Trade and trade finance in the COVID-19 crisis

What has been the impact of the pandemic on trade and trade finance globally? Services may have borne the brunt of the global contraction and data on trade fina...
Secretariat Update
17/03/2021

Didem Bayseferogullari joins the Berne Union as Committee Manager responsible for the ECA Committee

Didem joined the Berne Union Secretariat in March 2021 with the primary responsibility for managing the ECA Committee.
Publications
25/02/2021

Business Confidence Index Q1.21 Published

A new quarterly report tracking perceived demand, risk appetite, and claims in the export credit insurance industry
Press Release
25/02/2021

Insurers are carefully balancing their risk appetite against a backdrop of uncertainty, increasing demand and anticipated rise in claims

Results from the Q1 2021 Berne Union Business Confidence Survey indicate that demand for export credit insurance continues to increase through the first quarter...
Member News
05/02/2021

James C. Cruse Authorized as Acting EXIM First Vice President and Vice Chairman

EXIM Senior Vice President of Policy Analysis and International Relations James C. Cruse Authorized as Acting EXIM First Vice President and Vice Chairman, Term ...
Publications
02/02/2021

How credit insurance supports the real economy

The Berne Union has published an informational report illustrating the purpose, function and effective impact of credit insurance delivering economic developmen...
Publications
27/11/2020

Berne Union 2020 Yearbook Published

We mark the year of ‘COVID’ and coalescence of mega trends in trade, risk, sustainability, public policy and technology with an examination of the disruption an...
Outreach
12/11/2020

What does the post-COVID landscape for finance of trade and economic development look like?

The Berne Union's Capacity Sharing Marketplace brings together ECAs, DFIs, MDBs and private sector finance/insurance to explore how the marketplace is adjusting
Secretariat Update
09/11/2020

Jonathan Skovbro Steenberg joins the Secretariat as Economic Research Analyst

Jonathan joined the Secretariat in November 2020 with the primary responsibility to produce research-based industry output for members and other stakeholders. H...
Press Release
23/10/2020

Credit insurers prepare for increases in COVID-related claims in early 2021 during AGM Stocktake

Oct 2020 Press Release: AGM Industry Stocktake / SACE's Michal Ron Elected President / New Structure for Berne Union Committees

Upcoming meetings

Potentials and Barriers for SME Financing in Sub-Saharan Africa

15 Apr 2021
Webinar with members sharing their experiences supporting private companies in Sub-Saharan Africa

ICC EFC-BU ECA Committee Workshop

20 Apr 2021
Online
Joint workshop for members of the ICC Banking Commission’s Export Finance Committee and Berne Union ECA Commit...

MLT Committee online meeting

26 Apr 2021
Online
The online meeting will discuss the vision for the MLT Committee and the ongoing collaboration between the Mem...

Spring Meeting 2021

04-10 May 2021
Online
The Berne Union will hold its 2021 Spring Meetings online in May

Capacity Sharing Marketplace: Cooperation for climate impact

07-10 Jun 2021
Online
Practical workshop exploring how public and private sources of international finance can cooperate to tackle g...