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
The 'Hidden Debts' Of Russia And Ukraine That Could Make Them More Exposed Than Any Other Country In The World
Yahoo Finance - 3/9/2014 5:57:13 PM
In practice, however, the distinction between hedging and speculation may be difficult ... construction of global monetary or liquidity aggregates. iii. The third link is through the hedging of their forex or maturity exposures , often via ...
Countries Overloaded With Debt
CNBC - 10/28/2009 3:40:39 PM
The US National debt is staggering ... as in most countries) for a portion of the debt responsibilities. But even if the banking sector is removed from the total external debt number, Ireland would still have a 748% debt-to-GDP ratio, keeping the country ...
Assessing Debt Levels in Poorer Countries
International Monetary Fund - 3/28/2012 7:57:26 PM
Under the framework, the IMF and World Bank produce a joint debt sustainability analysis (DSA) for all low-income countries, generally on an annual basis. Each DSA yields a rating denoting the risk of external public debt distress. Since introduction of ...
A developing world of debt
theguardian.com - 5/16/2012 10:16:46 AM
Years after debt campaigners succeeded in persuading the International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank and G8 to abolish debts worth billions of dollars owed by developing countries, figures show total external debts are once again on the increase.
Developing world's secret offshore wealth 'double external debt'
theguardian.com - 7/18/2012 11:56:51 PM
An estimated $7.3tn-$9.3tn of secret offshore wealth is held by residents of developing world countries – double their $4tn external debt, according to research by the Tax Justice Network (TJN). The study shifts attention from capital flight flows to ...
World Bank Quarterly External Debt Statistics
The World Bank Group - 3/28/2000 11:54:48 PM
The Quarterly External Debt (QEDS) database, jointly developed by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, brings together detailed external debt data of countries that subscribe to the IMF’s Special Data Dissemination Standard (SDDS ...
Nigeria’s economy not threatened by debt profile
Spy Ghana - 3/5/2014 11:28:15 AM
“There is something called debt to GDP ratio; this is what is used in the whole world to measure ... normal standard for a country like Nigeria is around 40 per cent to 60 per cent. Okonjo-Iweala disclosed that the nation’s external debt was two ...
U.S. Tops List of Countries with the Largest External Debt
Seeking Alpha - 6/21/2009 3:50:28 PM
... 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 ...
World Bank to Strengthen Debt Sustainability Framework for Low-Income Countries
The World Bank Group - 2/23/2012 9:56:30 PM
... Sustainability Framework (DSF), a joint World Bank-IMF tool used to conduct public and external debt sustainability analysis. These proposals come amid a changing landscape in many low-income countries, as the range of available financing options has ...
The world's top 25 debt-ridden nations
Rediff - 2/16/2011 4:07:17 AM
This ratio helps determine if the country is in a position to repay its debt or is there likelihood that it may default. For the record, the total external debt in the world stands at close to $60 trillion. So which are the world's most indebted nations?
Debt burden not a threat to economy – FG
Punch - 3/4/2014 9:37:53 PM
This is what is used in the whole world to measure the state of indebtedness of a country ... where the government would seek for debt relief as was done in 2004. Okonjo-Iweala put the nation’s external debt to GDP ratio at just two per ...
The 20 countries with the most debt
canada.com - 8/2/2011 11:57:56 PM
Leonard Cohen is honoured at the Glenn Gould Prize... As the federal government attempts to widen its net on foreign tax cheats, it faces pushback from inside and outside Canada over concerns that efforts...
World Bank Releases International Debt Statistics 2013
The World Bank Group - 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 ...
IMF Approves Unification of Discount Rates used in External Debt Analysis for Low-Income Countries
International Monetary Fund - 10/18/2013 4:06:27 PM
On October 11, 2013, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved the proposed Unification of Discount Rates Used in External Debt Analysis for Low-Income Countries. The proposal was approved by the Executive Board of the World ...
The Latest External Debt Position of European Countries
Seeking Alpha - 12/17/2009 12:39:39 PM
The European countries with huge budget deficits are Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Spain which are now dubbed as “PIIGS” by traders. The External Debt of Greece stood at $552B at the end of Q2 2009 as the table shows below. The external debt ...