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, 2012See also: Debt - external map
We’re Frighteningly in the Dark About Student Debt MAR 20
New York Times - 3/27/2015 5:03:51 PM
In traditional economic theory, the benefits of reducing emissions take the form of an “externality,” meaning, they are external to the local ... from reducing emissions for each country or region in the world today. A climate club may start with ...
WORLD: Stronger US dollar hurts countries with large external financing needs
Financial Mirror - 3/24/2015 10:19:23 AM
And countries with large pending external debt payments such as Turkey, Malaysia and Chile are exposed to marked exchange rate depreciation because it increases the cost of servicing foreign currency debt and, potentially, local currency external debt.
Default Threat Haunts Ukrainian Corporate Debt Investors
Wall Street Journal - 3/27/2015 1:40:26 AM
Ukrainian Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko’s tour of Europe this week has done little to placate fears that the country is hurtling toward a ... Ukrainian companies have just over $10 billion of external debt outstanding, the bulk of which is junk ...
Armenia's external debt reaches critical point
Vestnik Kavkaza - 3/24/2015 7:20:26 AM
Consequently, the country lacks real competition ... Armenian law does not allow the external debt to exceed GDP by 60%. Despite assurances by the government that the debt is controllable, the world has many states where the economic situation was marked ...
Getting control of national debt
Grand Valley Lanthorn - 3/26/2015 2:03:06 AM
External debt is the money borrowed from foreign sources such as ... I think the United States of America still has one of the strongest economies in the world. The country’s deficits or debt are caused by the recession and slow recovery.
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.
Is public debt a problem around the world?
ABC Online - 3/24/2015 4:28:38 AM
They either have had exceptional resources (Norway discovered offshore oil and gas), or they have usually worrisome external situations ... the list of the most indebted countries in the world. Its government debt, more than twice the size of its ...
Why the Brazilian Government’s Debt Has Surged over the Years
Yahoo Finance - 3/25/2015 3:04:32 PM
So Brazil’s external debt led to the country’s higher percentage of external debt to ... While developed markets (EFA) in general have some of the world’s highest debt-to-GDP ratios, it’s normal for these economies’ debt-to-GDP ratios to be ...
Sudan calls on France to support debt relief efforts
Sudan Tribune - 3/23/2015 10:20:35 AM
March 22, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese government on Sunday welcomed French investments in the East African country and called on Paris to support its efforts to obtain debt relief from external creditors ... and the World Bank (WB).
London or Paris: which is the club for Russia's Ukraine debt?
Channel News Asia - 3/27/2015 11:05:56 AM
The aim is for Ukraine to save US$15.3 billion from its debt bill, which would be investors' contribution towards bailing out the country. But classification ... that is in default to another. "Private external arrears are tolerated but arrears to official ...
Europe is stealing growth from the rest of the world
The Business Insider - 3/26/2015 8:54:06 PM
We might quibble with his reason number 2 – “gradual firming of external demand ... while exports to Eurozone countries were declining due to the debt crisis. In 2011, exports to the rest of the world for the first time outpaced those to the ...
Sierra Leone Gets $102 Million in Extra IMF Financing, Debt Relief
International Monetary Fund - 3/23/2015 11:56:37 PM
The package comprises the release of part of the country’s existing IMF financing arrangement, a topup of the loan total, and debt relief funded by an IMF ... the current social protection system. As world iron ore prices halved in 2014, the main mining ...
World economies : Nigeria
Dawn - 3/16/2015 1:53:29 AM
NIGERIA, though a rich natural-resource country ... with low fiscal deficit and public debt. Nigeria’s total public debt stock, according to the Debt Management Office, stood at about $67.73bn as of December 2014. External debts reached an all-time ...
Implications of massive foreign debt for management of external finances
Sri Lanka Time Online - 3/21/2015 8:38:34 PM
The much larger foreign debt than originally disclosed ... Long-term export growth The country’s export performance has been rather disappointing. Exports as a percentage of GDP and the country’s share in world exports have been declining.
West African Economic and Monetary Union: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2015 Article IV Consultation
EIN News Desk World News Report - 3/26/2015 4:29:15 PM
1 Despite a still fragile political and security situation in some member countries ... view of debt sustainability than a single debt level. Directors agreed that the current monetary stance remains appropriate in the absence of inflation or external ...