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ECA

See: Export Credit Agency

Export Credit Agency

A private or semi-governmental body that extends credit to local exporters. ECAs also provide guarantees and insurance for exports, and occasionally for imports as well. Sometimes governments use ECAs to subsidize exporters and related businesses, but this is generally frowned upon in international circles. ECAs are controversial; critics allege that their existence negatively impacts international development as developing countries cannot compete with such insured exports. Proponents of ECAs argue that they enable developing countries to import products they otherwise would not be able to afford.

United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

A commission established by the United Nations to foster economic and other cooperation among African states. It promotes trade, food security and other development goals. It was founded in 1958.
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The signing followed a recent visit to the ECA and Ethiopia by the Foreign Minister of Armenia, Zohrab Mnatsakanyan.
Yes, the ECA has completed a study on the IT sector and its risks.
Stressing that the ECA was working closely with UEFA and other stakeholders, Agnelli denied media reports that there was a plan to create a Champions League with four groups of eight, saying he had not heard of it.
The BBC reportthe letter continues: "We wish to restate the position of ECA: (a) ECA is unwilling to consider any new or significantly revised competition prior to a holistic assessment of the IMC post-2024 being conducted and an agreement as to its underlying principles being reached; and (b) in any event, a Club World Cup in June 2021, as proposed by Fifa, is not acceptable in light of the existing competitions and the IMC, which is fixed until 2024."
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The conference is sponsored by Leonardo, ECA Group, STX France and Current Scientific Cooperation.
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Talking about the agreement, Helal said: "This MoU will definitely support ECA and Masdar in achieving their goals by cooperating in a number of vital fields that are essential to the future of the national economy."
Summary: Masdar has signed a memorandum of understanding with Saudi Arabia's Economic Cities Authority (ECA) to cooperate on projects and services …
ECA Medical Instruments Corporate Headquarters 2193 Anchor Court Thousand Oaks, CA 91320 USA Phone: 805-376-2509 Fax: 805-376-2189 E-mail: sales@ecamedical.com Web: www.ecamedical.com
Simultaneously, Greylock Energy also completed a related transaction to acquire membership interests in First ECA Midstream, which owns several gathering and transmission pipeline systems in a joint venture with ECA.
Comment: Simultaneously, Greylock Energy also completed a related transaction to acquire membership interests in First ECA Midstream, which owns several gathering and transmission pipeline systems in a joint venture with ECA