Definition: This entry gives the total public and private debt owed to nonresidents repayable in foreign currency, goods, or services. These figures are calculated on an exchange rate basis, i.e., not in purchasing power parity (PPP) terms.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2014See also: Debt - external map
Southern Africa Officials Participate in IMF-World Bank Debt Sustainability Regional Seminar for Low-Income Countries
International Monetary Fund - 4/21/2016 11:03:21 PM
IMF and Bank experts presented and discussed with seminar participants the IMF-World Bank Debt Sustainability Framework (DSF) for Low-Income Countries (LICs). The DSF is a standardized framework for conducting public and external debt sustainability ...
Pew report: Americans apprehensive about role in world
CNN - 5/5/2016 7:04:50 PM
Washington (CNN)On the international issues defining the 2016 election -- global trade ... surveyed what the U.S. should do for other countries. Though the U.S. spends less than one percent of annual GDP on foreign aid, many think America should prioritize ...
'King of good times,' dethroned by debt
Deccan Herald - 5/4/2016 7:27:30 PM
Last Thursday, the Ministry of External Affairs said it would ask Britain – where ... of the worst examples from a corporate borrowing binge that has mired the country in bad debt. Economists and government officials say heavy corporate debt and bad ...
Countries Overloaded With Debt
CNBC - 10/28/2009 10:40:00 AM
A further breakdown of the country's external debt data, provided by the World Bank, shows that a significant proportion of the country's external debt is represented by the country's banking sector, accounting for approximately $976.48 billion.
Donald Trump Is Coherent on Monetary Policy, but Not on Debt
New York Times - 5/5/2016 5:31:47 PM
But he also made an offhand comment that, if taken literally, would amount to rejecting the very underpinnings of the global financial system ... “We don’t have a country. We have tremendous debt, tremendous.” He advocated shifting toward longer ...
Donald Trump: 'I'm the king of debt'
CNN Money - 5/5/2016 3:37:15 PM
Donald Trump isn't afraid of debt. "I'm the king of debt," Trump told CNBC on Thursday ... "What happens if that interest rate goes up 2, 3, 4 points? We don't have a country." At first glance, Trump's endorsement of low rates would seem to make him ...
U.S. Tops List of Countries with the Largest External Debt
Seeking Alpha - 6/21/2009 10:56:59 AM
... countries are small countries in the developing world. Armenia has the lowest debt at $3.4B. However this was an increase of 15.1% from 2007. Some of the countries have been reducing their external debt. Switzerland and the UK reduced it the most at ...
"Feel the love": children dance for world's press before N.Korean congress
Reuters - 5/5/2016 4:34:31 PM
The presence of foreign reporters offers the world a rare view from inside the isolated country, but their movements are closely managed. The journalists were also shown after-school classes such as choir singing and guitar-playing at Mangyongdae Children ...
This surprising chart shows which countries own the most U.S. debt
Washington Post - 10/9/2013 11:55:15 PM
It's no secret that China is the world's largest foreign holder of U.S. debt ... that could significantly devalue their investment. This chart, of foreign debt-holders by country, really drives home why China is so preoccupied with our internal squabbles.
World Bank Releases International Debt Statistics 2013
The World Bank - 12/20/2012 3:59:32 PM
WASHINGTON, December 20, 2012 – Net external debt inflows and aggregate net capital inflows (debt and equity) to developing countries fell in 2011 ... the management of capital flows around the world and having the data open to all is a welcome ...
Why do countries keep foreign exchange reserves?
The Economic Times - 11/22/2004 12:55:46 AM
Foreign exchange reserves are held and managed by the RBI. Some countries ... with global central banks and the Bank for International Settlements, deposits of international commercial banks, sovereign bonds or sovereign guaranteed debt which has a ...
The Morning Ledger: The World Doesn’t Make Sense
The Wall Street Journal - 5/5/2016 11:12:23 AM
Stocks are fully valued, he writes, but as long as debt supports share repurchases and dividends ... Americans can now import up to $800 at a time of most foreign goods without having to pay import duties or tax. That’s quadruple the previous exemption ...
China Is Laying The Foundation For The Next World Gold Standard System
Forbes - 5/5/2016 3:44:24 PM
But, much of the rest of the world has already abandoned a “soft-money” approach. Fifty-five countries use the euro as their standard ... monetary policy” and has instead adopted an external benchmark of value. A gold standard system is not much ...
Lok Sabha backs bankruptcy code, key to debt clean-up
Hindustan Times - 5/5/2016 10:46:45 PM
India ranks 130 in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business index, mirroring the complex rules that govern the country’s business landscape. Winding up a sick company in India, on an average, takes four years, or twice as long as in China. Minister of ...