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7 NOV 2018 - Press release

EKN downgrades Nicaragua

EKN has decided to downgrade Nicaragua from country risk category 6 to country risk category 7. "The political unrest has affected the economic situation in the country in a very negative way," said André Lundvall, Country Risk Analyst at EKN.
30 OCT 2018 - News

EKN at GTR Nordics 2018

EKN will this year again participate in the annual GTR Nordic Trade & Export Finance Conference, the Nordic region's largest export finance conference.
28 SEP 2018 - Press release

EKN doubles guarantees issued

Year-on-year, the volume of guarantees issued by EKN doubled for the period from January to August 2018. At the same time, the guarantee volume for small and medium-sized enterprises increased 26 per cent. “EKN plays an essential role in supporting major export deals and in the export initiatives of small and medium-sized enterprises,” explains Anna-Karin Jatko, Director General of EKN.
25 SEP 2018 - Press release

Karin Wessman appointed Director of Sustainability

Karin Wessman has been appointed to the new position of Director of Sustainability at the Swedish Export Credit Agency (EKN). Her previous position was as Sustainability Manager for the agency.
5 SEP 2018 - News

Booming global economy

EKN global outlook 2018: All parts of the world are now contributing to growth in the global economy.
4 SEP 2018 - News

“The offers from EKN and Almi fit together seamlessly”

Prime Design Sweden is the company behind the revolutionary lighting solution Baselight, which can help save lives in the dark, for example, in the event of a natural disaster. The rapidly growing company recently signed an agreement for a large delivery to India. This is the first such transaction to be conducted with the support of EKN’s and Almi’s new joint financing solution.
20 AUG 2018 - News

Growing service export is creating new opportunities for Swedish companies

For many years, the driving force of Swedish exports has been the physical products exported by Swedish industry. Swedish companies successfully conquered global markets with their high-quality, innovative products. Swedish companies now have fresh opportunities for conquering foreign markets as the export of services gains increasing importance. EKN is now working on new insurance solutions that will give even greater support to exports of services.
17 JUL 2018 - Press release

EKN downgrades Turkey

EKN has decided to downgrade Turkey from country risk category 4 to country risk category 5, due to increased payment risk.
6 JUL 2018 - Press release

New Chairman of the Board of EKN

Hans Lindberg has been appointed by the government as chairman of EKN's board of directors. He succeeds Jan Roxendal.
15 JUN 2018 - Press release

EKN downgrades Zambia

The Swedish Export Credit Agency (EKN) has decided to downgrade Zambia from country risk category 6 to category 7, due to increased risk.
25 MAY 2018 - Press release

Major demand for EKN guarantees

During the first four months of 2018, the volume of EKN's guarantees rose by 51 percent to SEK 19.6 billion compared to the corresponding period last year. The number of new transactions amounted to 814, an increase of seven percent. "This clearly shows the need of EKN also in times of economic prosperity," says Anna-Karin Jatko, the Director General of EKN.
9 MAY 2018 - News

Blocked payment flows slow down trade with Iran

The message that the US now reintroduces trade sanctions against Iran has very negative consequences for Swedish exports. EKN is not directly affected by sanctions, but predicts a sharp decline in business as soon as the payment routes are closed and businesses and banks are deterred from trading.
4 MAY 2018 - News

EKN changes logo

EKN adds the heraldic symbol of Sweden – three crowns – to its logo.
23 APR 2018 - News

Export to Russia? Absolutely!

Is it still possible to do business with Russia? This is a topical issue for many Swedish companies after a turbulent time for the country. EKN’s experts say yes – and list what the companies ought to consider before exporting to Russia.
18 APR 2018 - News

How Climeon carried out its export transaction – with no risk or negative cash flow

Climeon is a cleantech company whose innovation is converting low temperature waste heat or geothermal heat into electricity. Onstage at the Åre Business Forum were Cimeon’s Head of Project Finance, Alexander Helling and the Director General of EKN, Anna-Karin Jatko, to explain the funding solution that made the successful export of Climeon’s leading green technology possible.
16 APR 2018 - News

Lower risk, greater exports

It is now being made easier for banks to help innovative companies aiming to enter the export market. At the Åre Business Forum the Director General of EKN, Anna-Karin Jatko, announced a new funding solution which covers 80 per cent of the banks’ risk in the export transactions of innovative small and medium-sized companies.
12 APR 2018 - News

EKN Online unavailable from 13 until 15 April

Please be advised that EKN Online will be unavailable from 13-04-2018 17:00 (CET) until 15-04-2018 17:00 (CET) due to system maintenance. Also the website ekn.se and emails could be affected during this period.
7 FEB 2018 - Press release

Belarus and Croatia are upgraded – Oman is downgraded

Following a new analysis, EKN is now changing the country risk category of Belarus from 7 to 6, of Croatia from 5 to 4 and of Oman from 3 to 4. “We have seen many more upgrades than downgrades the last year. This shows that the economic boom is global,” says Stefan Karlsson, Head of EKN’s Risk Advisory Unit.
5 FEB 2018 - Press release

The risk of doing business in Iran is falling

Iran has paid off its debts from the sanction years. The country is nearly free of debt. The oil price has gone up. And there is also healthy growth in sectors other than oil and gas. These factors reduce the risk of trading with Iran. “Iran is, therefore, being upgraded from country risk category 6 to category 5,” says Victor Carstenius, EKN’s country analyst for Iran.
5 FEB 2018 - News

Increase in Swedish exports to Iran

The USA and President Trump indicating their intention to withdraw from the nuclear energy deal creates concern regarding the possibilities of trade with Iran. At the same time, Swedish exports to Iran continue to increase, and EKN is of the opinion that payments are working well enough for the country’s risk level to improve.
23 JAN 2018 - Press release

EKN appoints Chief Credit Officer

EKN has appointed Peter Tuving as Chief Credit Officer and head of the Risk Advisory and CSR department. He is responsible for the quality assurance, development and streamlining of EKN’s credit analysis, sustainability analysis and country analysis.
8 JAN 2018 - News

The trade of the future is global

Sustainable business is possible even on difficult markets. Sustainability is also beneficial from a commercial perspective. These are the conclusions drawn by Karin Wessman, EKN’s sustainability expert, and the sustainability panel which she moderated at GTR Nordic in Stockholm on 16 November 2017. Karin answers three questions about the panel discussion:
8 JAN 2018 - News

Continued growth in global trade in 2018

Strong growth in Asia, recovery in Europe and increased demand from North America will contribute to continued growth in global trade over the next year. This creates opportunities for Swedish exports.
7 NOV 2018 - Press release

EKN downgrades Nicaragua

EKN has decided to downgrade Nicaragua from country risk category 6 to country risk category 7. "The political unrest has affected the economic situation in the country in a very negative way," said André Lundvall, Country Risk Analyst at EKN.
28 SEP 2018 - Press release

EKN doubles guarantees issued

Year-on-year, the volume of guarantees issued by EKN doubled for the period from January to August 2018. At the same time, the guarantee volume for small and medium-sized enterprises increased 26 per cent. “EKN plays an essential role in supporting major export deals and in the export initiatives of small and medium-sized enterprises,” explains Anna-Karin Jatko, Director General of EKN.
25 SEP 2018 - Press release

Karin Wessman appointed Director of Sustainability

Karin Wessman has been appointed to the new position of Director of Sustainability at the Swedish Export Credit Agency (EKN). Her previous position was as Sustainability Manager for the agency.
17 JUL 2018 - Press release

EKN downgrades Turkey

EKN has decided to downgrade Turkey from country risk category 4 to country risk category 5, due to increased payment risk.
6 JUL 2018 - Press release

New Chairman of the Board of EKN

Hans Lindberg has been appointed by the government as chairman of EKN's board of directors. He succeeds Jan Roxendal.
15 JUN 2018 - Press release

EKN downgrades Zambia

The Swedish Export Credit Agency (EKN) has decided to downgrade Zambia from country risk category 6 to category 7, due to increased risk.
25 MAY 2018 - Press release

Major demand for EKN guarantees

During the first four months of 2018, the volume of EKN's guarantees rose by 51 percent to SEK 19.6 billion compared to the corresponding period last year. The number of new transactions amounted to 814, an increase of seven percent. "This clearly shows the need of EKN also in times of economic prosperity," says Anna-Karin Jatko, the Director General of EKN.
7 FEB 2018 - Press release

Belarus and Croatia are upgraded – Oman is downgraded

Following a new analysis, EKN is now changing the country risk category of Belarus from 7 to 6, of Croatia from 5 to 4 and of Oman from 3 to 4. “We have seen many more upgrades than downgrades the last year. This shows that the economic boom is global,” says Stefan Karlsson, Head of EKN’s Risk Advisory Unit.
5 FEB 2018 - Press release

The risk of doing business in Iran is falling

Iran has paid off its debts from the sanction years. The country is nearly free of debt. The oil price has gone up. And there is also healthy growth in sectors other than oil and gas. These factors reduce the risk of trading with Iran. “Iran is, therefore, being upgraded from country risk category 6 to category 5,” says Victor Carstenius, EKN’s country analyst for Iran.
23 JAN 2018 - Press release

EKN appoints Chief Credit Officer

EKN has appointed Peter Tuving as Chief Credit Officer and head of the Risk Advisory and CSR department. He is responsible for the quality assurance, development and streamlining of EKN’s credit analysis, sustainability analysis and country analysis.
30 OCT 2018 - News

EKN at GTR Nordics 2018

EKN will this year again participate in the annual GTR Nordic Trade & Export Finance Conference, the Nordic region's largest export finance conference.
5 SEP 2018 - News

Booming global economy

EKN global outlook 2018: All parts of the world are now contributing to growth in the global economy.
4 SEP 2018 - News

“The offers from EKN and Almi fit together seamlessly”

Prime Design Sweden is the company behind the revolutionary lighting solution Baselight, which can help save lives in the dark, for example, in the event of a natural disaster. The rapidly growing company recently signed an agreement for a large delivery to India. This is the first such transaction to be conducted with the support of EKN’s and Almi’s new joint financing solution.
20 AUG 2018 - News

Growing service export is creating new opportunities for Swedish companies

For many years, the driving force of Swedish exports has been the physical products exported by Swedish industry. Swedish companies successfully conquered global markets with their high-quality, innovative products. Swedish companies now have fresh opportunities for conquering foreign markets as the export of services gains increasing importance. EKN is now working on new insurance solutions that will give even greater support to exports of services.
9 MAY 2018 - News

Blocked payment flows slow down trade with Iran

The message that the US now reintroduces trade sanctions against Iran has very negative consequences for Swedish exports. EKN is not directly affected by sanctions, but predicts a sharp decline in business as soon as the payment routes are closed and businesses and banks are deterred from trading.
4 MAY 2018 - News

EKN changes logo

EKN adds the heraldic symbol of Sweden – three crowns – to its logo.
23 APR 2018 - News

Export to Russia? Absolutely!

Is it still possible to do business with Russia? This is a topical issue for many Swedish companies after a turbulent time for the country. EKN’s experts say yes – and list what the companies ought to consider before exporting to Russia.
18 APR 2018 - News

How Climeon carried out its export transaction – with no risk or negative cash flow

Climeon is a cleantech company whose innovation is converting low temperature waste heat or geothermal heat into electricity. Onstage at the Åre Business Forum were Cimeon’s Head of Project Finance, Alexander Helling and the Director General of EKN, Anna-Karin Jatko, to explain the funding solution that made the successful export of Climeon’s leading green technology possible.
16 APR 2018 - News

Lower risk, greater exports

It is now being made easier for banks to help innovative companies aiming to enter the export market. At the Åre Business Forum the Director General of EKN, Anna-Karin Jatko, announced a new funding solution which covers 80 per cent of the banks’ risk in the export transactions of innovative small and medium-sized companies.
12 APR 2018 - News

EKN Online unavailable from 13 until 15 April

Please be advised that EKN Online will be unavailable from 13-04-2018 17:00 (CET) until 15-04-2018 17:00 (CET) due to system maintenance. Also the website ekn.se and emails could be affected during this period.
5 FEB 2018 - News

Increase in Swedish exports to Iran

The USA and President Trump indicating their intention to withdraw from the nuclear energy deal creates concern regarding the possibilities of trade with Iran. At the same time, Swedish exports to Iran continue to increase, and EKN is of the opinion that payments are working well enough for the country’s risk level to improve.
8 JAN 2018 - News

The trade of the future is global

Sustainable business is possible even on difficult markets. Sustainability is also beneficial from a commercial perspective. These are the conclusions drawn by Karin Wessman, EKN’s sustainability expert, and the sustainability panel which she moderated at GTR Nordic in Stockholm on 16 November 2017. Karin answers three questions about the panel discussion:
8 JAN 2018 - News

Continued growth in global trade in 2018

Strong growth in Asia, recovery in Europe and increased demand from North America will contribute to continued growth in global trade over the next year. This creates opportunities for Swedish exports.

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