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
Public debt exposes country to a higher risk of an external shock A 30% devaluation would increase the debt by 10% of GDP
Diario Libre - 9/17/2014 2:59:37 PM
"there would be a marked upward tendency of the public debt," explains a report from the World Bank. In addition, as a result of the rate of external indebtedness superior to the internal rate, which has been observed since 2008, the country has become ...
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.
Countries Overloaded With Debt
CNBC - 10/27/2009 11:55:45 PM
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.
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 ...
South Sudan, Sudan to jointly lobby creditors for debt relief
Sudan Tribune - 9/30/2014 12:25:12 AM
The South Sudanese government has announced it plans to commence joint visits with the government of neighbouring Sudan – from which it seceded in 2011 – to lobby for foreign support to waive the countries’ external debt. South Sudanese president ...
BSP- Debt Indicators Remain at Comfortable Levels in Second Quarter of 2014
Hispanic Business - 9/23/2014 9:16:04 AM
The ratio has consistently remained at single digit levels since 2010 indicating sustained improvement in the country's capacity to service maturing obligations. Debt Profile The external debt ... Development Bank and the World Bank comprised 12.6 percent ...
Nigeria: World Bank - Nigeria, Others Record U.S.$4.9 Trillion External Debt
AllAfrica - 12/28/2012 8:04:45 AM
The combined external debt stock for Nigeria and other developing countries increased by $464 billion to $4.9 trillion at the end of 2011, a report by the World Bank has shown. The report also revealed that net external debt inflow to developing countries ...
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 ...
The 20 countries with the most debt
The Vancouver Sun - 8/2/2011 11:57:56 PM
we take a look at the countries that are most in debt, calculated by the World Bank's data on gross external debt as a percentage of the GDP. The top ranking nations may surprise you.
On Lagos Debt Profile
P.M. News Nigeria - 9/16/2014 11:18:54 AM
Lagos State Government has never kept the public in the dark about its debt status. Also, the Federal Government was aware of the state’s decision to take the bond and approved of it. Statutorily, no state in the country can obtain external loans from ...
Not just Argentina: 11 countries near bankruptcy
USA Today - 8/1/2014 3:05:15 PM
According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Greece's debt is projected to hit nearly 175% of GDP by the end of this year, more than that of any other nation in the world except for Japan. However, not all countries with low ratings necessarily have ...
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 ... debt statistics are a vital input for experts working to improve the management of capital flows around the world ...
Debt stands in the way of Zim-China courtship
The Standard - 9/21/2014 8:56:57 AM
Zimbabwe holds the second largest platinum reserves in the world after South Africa ... In its July 2014 country report on Zimbabwe, IMF estimates that the country’s external debt at end-2014, will stand at US$12,8 billion (94,5% of GDP) of which ...
The world's top 25 debt-ridden nations
Rediff India Abroad - 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?
External debt up at $440 bn pumped by NRI deposits
Sify - 8/29/2014 11:47:24 AM
India's key debt indicators compare well with other indebted developing countries. According to the World Bank's International Debt Statistics, 2014, India's position in 2012 was third in terms of absolute external debt stock, after China and Brazil.