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3 OCT 2017 - news

Meet EKN at GTR Nordics

EKN will again participate in the annual GTR Nordic Trade & Export Finance. This is the Nordic region's largest export finance conference, now being arranged for the tenth consecutive year.
28 SEP 2017 - Press release

Increased demand for EKN guarantees

Interim Report Jan-Aug 2017: EKN guaranteed 1,433 transactions in the first eight months of the year, up more than 23 per cent on the same period last year. These guarantees had a combined value of SEK 22.8 billion, an increase of just over 4 per cent.
7 SEP 2017 - Press release

EKN upgrades Latvia, Lithuania and Iceland

The financial crisis hit Latvia, Lithuania and Iceland hard. Since then the countries’ economies have strengthened continuously and the credit risk has receded.
21 AUG 2017 - news

Increased demand for EKN guarantees

At the end of the first six months of 2017 EKN, the Swedish Export Credit Agency, had issued guarantees for 1,088 export transactions to 120 countries, an increase of 22 per cent compared to the first six months of 2016.
14 JUL 2017 - news

Asia is becoming more important for global growth

EKN GLOBAL OUTLOOK JUNE 2017: The global financial recovery of recent years has contributed to a more optimistic outlook on global development. The financial markets are characterised by liquidity and risk appetite. Digitalisation and electrification strengthen the demand for Swedish exports.
29 JUN 2017 - Press release

Upgrade of Myanmar and downgrade of Hong Kong

Together with the OECD, the Swedish Export Credits Guarantee Board (EKN) has conducted an overhaul of the country risk categories for countries in Asia. Myanmar has been placed in a lower risk category, and Hong Kong is now higher risk.
29 JUN 2017 - Press release

Downgrade of Lesotho

Together with the OECD, the Swedish Export Credits Guarantee Board (EKN) has conducted a review of countries in southern and eastern Africa. Development in Lesotho has resulted in an increased credit risk, and the country has now been downgraded.
16 JUN 2017 - Press release

A record number of SMEs are exporting to Asia and other developing regions

EKN report 2017: More and more businesses are taking advantage of export possibilities to developing markets. Asia is the largest developing region for small and medium-sized business exports. The past ten years have seen a 67 per cent increase in their exports to the Asian countries.
12 JUN 2017 - Press release

EKN open to guarantee exports to Afghanistan

Following a review, EKN has opened up to highly restrictive issue of guarantees for exports to Afghanistan. The country is in the highest country risk category, 7.
11 JUN 2017 - news

Three questions on Russia and Eastern Europe

Three questions about development in Russia and Eastern Europe for the EKN Country Analyst, Johan Dahl.
7 JUN 2017 - Press release

New Director Large Corporates and new General Counsel at EKN

Marie Aglert is the new Director of Large Corporates. She previously served as Deputy Director of Large Corporates and Head of Unit at EKN. Johan Damell has been appointed General Counsel at EKN from July 31, 2017. He has many years of experience as a lawyer in the banking and finance industry, most recently at SEB.
24 MAR 2017 - news

Free trade and collaboration questioned

GLOBAL OUTLOOK, ANNUAL REPORT 2016: Changes in American and British trade policy are causing concern. Low commodity prices are squeezing investment opportunities for countries in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and CIS. Asia’s economies continue to develop strongly.
24 MAR 2017 - news

Long-term guarantee of Swedish export success

DIRECTOR GENERAL’S STATEMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2016: In a world of uncertainty, demand for EKN’s guarantees continues to be high. When companies and banks need to increase their risk capacity, EKN offers a long-term guarantee of Swedish export success. In 2016, EKN guaranteed more export transactions than ever before, SEK 43.6 billion to 130 countries. The number of clients that are small and medium-sized enterprises increased for the second year running.
24 FEB 2017 - Press release

Record numbers of export transactions guaranteed by EKN in 2016

Annual report 2016: EKN’s guarantees have been used for more export transactions than ever before. Small and medium sized companies account for a third of the increase. The number of countries to which EKN guarantees exports also increased - from 119 to 130
14 FEB 2017 - Press release

Higher risk in Tunisia

The lengthy democratisation process and terrorist attacks on the tourism sector have weakened Tunisia's economy. EKN has downgraded the country from country risk category 4 to 5, a higher risk.
14 FEB 2017 - Press release

Upgrading of Bulgaria and Serbia

EKN has upgraded Bulgaria from country risk category 4 to 3 and Serbia from country risk category 6 to 5.
7 FEB 2017 - news

New report on Iran

Uncertainty regarding remaining US-sanctions has had a dampening effect on exports to Iran. There is still no possibility of financing large and long-term export transactions.
2 FEB 2017 - news

New report on Mexico

Of Mexico’s total exports, 80 per cent goes to the USA. The USA election result has created uncertainty between the countries, in particular with regard to trade and migration issues
28 SEP 2017 - Press release

Increased demand for EKN guarantees

Interim Report Jan-Aug 2017: EKN guaranteed 1,433 transactions in the first eight months of the year, up more than 23 per cent on the same period last year. These guarantees had a combined value of SEK 22.8 billion, an increase of just over 4 per cent.
7 SEP 2017 - Press release

EKN upgrades Latvia, Lithuania and Iceland

The financial crisis hit Latvia, Lithuania and Iceland hard. Since then the countries’ economies have strengthened continuously and the credit risk has receded.
29 JUN 2017 - Press release

Upgrade of Myanmar and downgrade of Hong Kong

Together with the OECD, the Swedish Export Credits Guarantee Board (EKN) has conducted an overhaul of the country risk categories for countries in Asia. Myanmar has been placed in a lower risk category, and Hong Kong is now higher risk.
29 JUN 2017 - Press release

Downgrade of Lesotho

Together with the OECD, the Swedish Export Credits Guarantee Board (EKN) has conducted a review of countries in southern and eastern Africa. Development in Lesotho has resulted in an increased credit risk, and the country has now been downgraded.
16 JUN 2017 - Press release

A record number of SMEs are exporting to Asia and other developing regions

EKN report 2017: More and more businesses are taking advantage of export possibilities to developing markets. Asia is the largest developing region for small and medium-sized business exports. The past ten years have seen a 67 per cent increase in their exports to the Asian countries.
12 JUN 2017 - Press release

EKN open to guarantee exports to Afghanistan

Following a review, EKN has opened up to highly restrictive issue of guarantees for exports to Afghanistan. The country is in the highest country risk category, 7.
7 JUN 2017 - Press release

New Director Large Corporates and new General Counsel at EKN

Marie Aglert is the new Director of Large Corporates. She previously served as Deputy Director of Large Corporates and Head of Unit at EKN. Johan Damell has been appointed General Counsel at EKN from July 31, 2017. He has many years of experience as a lawyer in the banking and finance industry, most recently at SEB.
24 FEB 2017 - Press release

Record numbers of export transactions guaranteed by EKN in 2016

Annual report 2016: EKN’s guarantees have been used for more export transactions than ever before. Small and medium sized companies account for a third of the increase. The number of countries to which EKN guarantees exports also increased - from 119 to 130
14 FEB 2017 - Press release

Higher risk in Tunisia

The lengthy democratisation process and terrorist attacks on the tourism sector have weakened Tunisia's economy. EKN has downgraded the country from country risk category 4 to 5, a higher risk.
14 FEB 2017 - Press release

Upgrading of Bulgaria and Serbia

EKN has upgraded Bulgaria from country risk category 4 to 3 and Serbia from country risk category 6 to 5.
3 OCT 2017 - news

Meet EKN at GTR Nordics

EKN will again participate in the annual GTR Nordic Trade & Export Finance. This is the Nordic region's largest export finance conference, now being arranged for the tenth consecutive year.
21 AUG 2017 - news

Increased demand for EKN guarantees

At the end of the first six months of 2017 EKN, the Swedish Export Credit Agency, had issued guarantees for 1,088 export transactions to 120 countries, an increase of 22 per cent compared to the first six months of 2016.
14 JUL 2017 - news

Asia is becoming more important for global growth

EKN GLOBAL OUTLOOK JUNE 2017: The global financial recovery of recent years has contributed to a more optimistic outlook on global development. The financial markets are characterised by liquidity and risk appetite. Digitalisation and electrification strengthen the demand for Swedish exports.
11 JUN 2017 - news

Three questions on Russia and Eastern Europe

Three questions about development in Russia and Eastern Europe for the EKN Country Analyst, Johan Dahl.
24 MAR 2017 - news

Free trade and collaboration questioned

GLOBAL OUTLOOK, ANNUAL REPORT 2016: Changes in American and British trade policy are causing concern. Low commodity prices are squeezing investment opportunities for countries in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and CIS. Asia’s economies continue to develop strongly.
24 MAR 2017 - news

Long-term guarantee of Swedish export success

DIRECTOR GENERAL’S STATEMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2016: In a world of uncertainty, demand for EKN’s guarantees continues to be high. When companies and banks need to increase their risk capacity, EKN offers a long-term guarantee of Swedish export success. In 2016, EKN guaranteed more export transactions than ever before, SEK 43.6 billion to 130 countries. The number of clients that are small and medium-sized enterprises increased for the second year running.
7 FEB 2017 - news

New report on Iran

Uncertainty regarding remaining US-sanctions has had a dampening effect on exports to Iran. There is still no possibility of financing large and long-term export transactions.
2 FEB 2017 - news

New report on Mexico

Of Mexico’s total exports, 80 per cent goes to the USA. The USA election result has created uncertainty between the countries, in particular with regard to trade and migration issues

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