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
Pakistan court issues notice to Nawaz Sharif govt on his foreign tours
Economic Times - 5/24/2016 8:36:50 PM
Jafrey alleged that the prime minister was spending public money to get medical treatment in London at a time when there are no medicines at hospitals and the country was mired in foreign debts. "It is unfortunate that the prime minister fails to establish ...
Donald Trump, Treasury Debt and the Dollar
The Huffington Post - 5/24/2016 3:54:41 AM
To illustrate the importance of these fundamentals of global finance, we have decomposed the ownership of Treasury debt over the past 15 years (see chart). The most striking aspect of this chart is the extraordinary rise of foreign holdings, which ...
The Crippling Burden of Mounting Foreign Debt Servicing Costs
Inter Press Service - 5/16/2016 11:35:08 AM
They are a severe strain on the public finances and external reserves of the country. The current balance ... for 2015 has warned of the increasing debt servicing costs: “With the expected gradual increase in global interest rates and financing ...
Japan's net external assets fall for first time in five years, still top creditor
Yahoo Finance - 5/24/2016 12:48:34 AM
Japan's net external assets were 1.7 times those held by Germany, which took over China as the world's No.2 creditor nation with ... the ministry said. External debt grew 5.3 percent to 609.47 trillion yen due to increased acquisitions of Japanese equities ...
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.
Signals from the U.S. Yield Curve: World Can’t Handle Fed Rate Hikes
The Wall Street Journal Blogs - 5/24/2016 5:23:34 PM
The yield curve, long seen as a soothsayer for the health of the economy, may be sending us a new signal: The world can’t handle ... in part to an influx of foreign buyers looking to escape negative yields in their own countries. So what is the yield ...
Russia Stumbles Over Debt Sale
The Wall Street Journal - 5/24/2016 4:26:18 PM
MOSCOW—Russia is struggling to sell debt in its first attempt to tap global capital markets in three years, according to people familiar with the matter. Investors said the deal has struggled to find demand from foreign buyers, in a blow to Moscow as it ...
A developing world of debt
The Guardian - 5/16/2012 10:16:46 AM
Data in the World Bank's global development finance 2012 report (pdf) shows total external debt stocks owed by developing countries increased by $437bn over 12 months to stand at $4tn at the end of 2010, the latest period for which data is available.
Eurozone ministers seek debt deal for Greece
Times of India - 5/24/2016 10:06:54 AM
BRUSSELS: Eurozone finance ministers will on Tuesday push for a deal to unlock bailout cash for Greece and resolve a row with the IMF over debt relief for Athens. The 19 ministers from the countries that use the euro meet in Brussels two days after Greek ...
IMF calls for 'unconditional' debt relief for Greece
Tri-County Sun Times - 5/24/2016 7:53:53 PM
Greek newspapers on Sunday voiced criticism over the fact that the new taxes and cuts, which also include a maximum VAT hike from 23 to 24 per cent, don't come with a promise from the country's global creditors of debt relief. The vote comes just days ...
What The World Can Learn From Argentina’s Holdout Saga – Analysis
Eurasia Review - 5/24/2016 6:39:19 AM
As Argentina’s protracted and litigious restructuring saga comes to an end, it is natural to ask what lessons the world can draw ... by developed countries and by the IMF two years after Argentina’s default. Most sovereign debt issued thereafter ...
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 ...
China's Debt Is Troubling, But It May Not Be As Bad As It Looks
CNN Money - 5/24/2016 8:36:50 PM
“It also has high levels of foreign currency reserves and domestic savings.” Related Link: Why Yum! Should Stick To The 'Original Plan' In China The internal nature of China's debt will help minimize the global impact of a debt crisis. Perhaps more ...
Greece hopes to get new loans approved by eurozone creditors
San Francisco Gate - 5/24/2016 1:05:52 PM
The next step for creditors would be to find a way to lighten the country's debt load, which mainly consists of past rescue loans from eurozone states. Greece's debt is predicted to reach more than 333 billion euros ($379 billion) this year, around 180 ...
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.