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Sep 9, 2014

House Republicans look to extend Ex-Im Bank through mid-2015: aide

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican leaders in the House of Representatives will propose extending the U.S. Export-Import Bank’s charter through June 30 next year, a Republican aide said on Tuesday, granting a temporary reprieve for the export lender.

The extension would be added to a bill to temporarily fund the U.S. government after Sept. 30, the House Republican aide said. That could come up for a vote as early as Thursday.

Sep 9, 2014
Sep 9, 2014
Sep 9, 2014
Sep 8, 2014

Analysis – U.S. Ex-Im Bank’s satellite push complicates its fight for survival

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Export-Import Bank, caught in a rare political storm over its mission, is fighting for survival and its best line of defence is to debunk criticism that the 80-year-old institution favours corporate giants over small businesses.

Yet even as bank officials showcase their work for the little guy, they have also been focussing their energy on global satellite deals geared towards space giants like Lockheed Martin and Spacex, building that sector into the faster growing bit of Exim’s portfolio.

Sep 8, 2014
Sep 8, 2014

U.S. Ex-Im Bank’s satellite push complicates its fight for survival

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Export-Import Bank, caught in a rare political storm over its mission, is fighting for survival and its best line of defense is to debunk criticism that the 80-year-old institution favors corporate giants over small businesses.

Yet even as bank officials showcase their work for the little guy, they have also been focusing their energy on global satellite deals geared towards space giants like Lockheed Martin and Spacex, building that sector into the faster growing bit of Exim’s portfolio.

Sep 4, 2014
Sep 4, 2014
Sep 4, 2014
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      "I write about trade from Washington DC, where I moved in August 2013. IN nine years with Reuters, I have written about the Latin American economy from Mexico City and European Central Bank from Frankfurt. In a previous life, I worked in Australia and covered the economy and national politics for local news agency AAP."
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