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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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We also aim to share with our brothers in ECA our successful experience in developing Masdar City, one of the most sustainable cities in the world, and we look forward to promoting and maintaining this cooperation so we can advance sustainable urban development and expand its reach using commercially viable methods.
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Solidarity is a key pillar of the European football club model, which has always been supported by ECA and its members.
The ECA said in a statement Monday that it proved the violations attributed to these companies, as they had agreed privately to maintain a specified price for selling super phosphate fertiliser to consumers--which is a violation of the protection law.
Featuring a surgeon proven and preferred axial handle the ECA Secure-Fast ratchet comes configured with either an industry standard AO or 1/4-inch square hub connector that can mate with legacy stainless steel drivers and shafts used across all types of surgeries.
Under today's prices, the ECA tax associated with burning MGO in the European trades would be $405 per metric ton, and in the Asian trades it would be $366 per metric ton.
While structural reforms have taken place across ECA, the pace of reforms has slowed and large gaps remain for the CIS, in areas such as competition policy, small scale privatization, trade and foreign exchange system, and price liberalization.
Regu Ayyaswamy, Global Head and Vice President, Engineering and Industrial Services, TCS said, The TCS ECA product leverages over 15 years of research by Tata Research Design and Development Centre (TRDDC) combined with Nissan's expertise and inputs on industry specific issues, resulting in a leading product that is ready to meet crucial industry needs.
ArmInfo if mLab ECA might be directly involved in Nokia's projects, Yengibaryan said that mLab ECA develops applications for iOS
The design centre and lab features state of the art equipment and facilities permitting both ECA and customer design and engineering teams to collaborate on developing new single-procedure surgical instruments and surgical kits for the medical device implant market.
TRIBUNE NEWS NETWORK DOHA THE Chairman of the European Clubs Association (ECA), Karlheinz Rummenigge, announced on Tuesday at the General Assembly of the ECA that the next ECA General Assembly would be held in Doha, Qatar.
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