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
Global recession risk: What nations can do
The Christian Science Monitor - 2/12/2016 9:19:04 PM
Washington — Will financial fear drive the world into recession ... Azerbaijan in January announced a 20 percent tax on some transactions in which foreign currency leaves the country. Such moves don’t make investors happy, but rattled economies ...
Ukraine can service foreign debt until July without extra cash - FinMin official
Reuters - 2/12/2016 4:18:25 PM
Ukraine's leaders pledged to root out corruption when the country got a ... is enough to service foreign debts until practically the end of July, even in the worst-case scenario," Halyna Pakhachuk, the head of the ministry's debt department, said in ...
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.
U.S. Government Bonds Weaken As Global Gloom Lifts
NASDAQ - 2/12/2016 9:44:43 AM
foreign exchange and stock markets. Some investors say Treasury bonds offer a hedge against further declines in their riskier investments such as stocks and corporate debt. Lower bond yields reflect the continued struggle of global investors to obtain ...
Russia blocks foreign invasions to Syria’
Press TV - 2/13/2016 12:42:29 PM
A US think tank says Russia has boosted its military presence in Syria to block and repel any possible military intervention by other countries against the central government in Damascus. The Texas-based Stratfor Global ... and other foreign-backed ...
The End of the Third World
Wall Street Journal - 2/12/2016 12:19:12 AM
And rising personal incomes benefit the world as a whole, by promoting international commerce, for instance, or enabling countries to solve their problems with less external interference. What triggered the Great Surge? The seminal event, according to Mr ...
How the Developing World Escaped the Debt Trap
Bloomberg - 3/3/2013 8:45:11 PM
two thirds of countries still had external debt-to-GDP ratios above 50 percent. The last decade brought dramatic change. By 2011, suggests the World Bank, the average external debt-to-GDP ratio fell to 42 percent and less than one in three developing ...
U.S. Customs expands Global Entry to Germans
USA Today - 2/12/2016 3:21:09 PM
(Photo: Chris Hondros, Getty Images) WASHINGTON – Travelers from Germany will be able to join the Global Entry program for ... expansion of the program for U.S. and foreign travelers from specific countries, according to a statement from Todd Owen ...
Saudi foreign minister defends policy at Munich meeting
US News and World Report - 2/12/2016 6:05:47 PM
... conference in Munich Friday that Saudi Arabia is "a country that has no ambitions beyond its borders" and is guided by pragmatism. He spoke after joining foreign ministers from global and regional powers — including Iran — in agreeing to seek a ...
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 Latest: Deutsche Bank Shares Jump on Debt Buyback
ABC News - 2/12/2016 9:23:14 AM
which has struggled to overhaul its business since the global financial crisis Shares in Commerzbank were up 17 percent, helping to push the German DAX stock index up 1.5 percent. 10:20 a.m. Official figures have confirmed that the 19-country eurozone's ...
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.
Developing world's secret offshore wealth 'double external debt'
The Guardian - 7/18/2012 11:56:51 PM
Tax Justice Network research shows an estimated $7.3tn-$9.3tn of offshore wealth is held by developing world residents – double their countries' $4tn external debt • Get the data • More data journalism and data visualisations from the Guardian An ...
World powers agree to 'cessation of hostilities' in Syria
CNN - 2/12/2016 5:48:29 AM
(CNN)Major world powers have agreed to a "cessation of hostilities" and to the delivery of immediate aid in Syria, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced early Friday. He spoke in Munich, Germany, where top diplomats from more than a dozen countries ...
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 ...