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
The Business Insider - 3/4/2014 10:53:39 AM
Firms in these countries with large proportions of external debt issued in dollars are now facing an increase in the value of their debts relative to the value of their assets, increasing somewhat the risk of default. In short, when the dollar ...
Emerging World Poses More Danger Than in 1990s: Cutting Research
Bloomberg - 3/6/2014 10:54:16 PM
Developed economies are less resilient to an emerging-market shock than they were in the 1990s, when crises from Thailand to Russia rattled investors without triggering a global recession. That’s according to an 81-page study released March 5 ...
Countries Overloaded With Debt
CNBC - 10/28/2009 3:40:39 PM
"External debt is more worrisome and important than public debt, as public debt is generally ... 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 ...
Nigeria’s economy not threatened by debt profile
Spy Ghana - 3/5/2014 11:28:15 AM
Okonjo-Iweala said that the country had no debt problem, adding that Nigeria’s debt to ... declared that “Nigeria does not have a debt problem overall, “ but Nigeria has to watch its domestic debt”. “There is something called debt to GDP ratio ...
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 ...
Debt burden not a threat to economy – FG
Punch - 3/4/2014 9:37:53 PM
Okonjo-Iweala, who put the country’s debt to the Goss Domestic Product ratio at 21 per cent, noted that the figure was still low when compared to other developed economies such as the United Kingdom (89 per cent); the United States (90 per ...
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.
America’s Debt Crisis Isn’t the First: 10 Nations that Have Defaulted on Debt
gobankingrates.com - 3/7/2014 3:33:26 AM
The United States is only a few days away from what could be the first traditional default in the nation’s history. Many have predicted the already struggling economy would be turned upside down if the government allowed the USA debt to default on ...
EU removes Spain from list of countries with excessive imbalances
Latino FOX News - 3/5/2014 4:00:16 PM
The European Commission on Wednesday removed Spain from its list of countries with excessive macroeconomic imbalances, saying the Iberian nation had made significant progress in addressing its economic challenges. The European Union's executive ...
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 ...
Armenia’s external public debt grew last year by 4.4 percent to $3.903.7 billion
arka.am - 3/4/2014 1:35:18 AM
Armenia saw its external public debt to grow last year by 4.4 percent to $3.903.7 billion ... Of that amount about 60 % or $1.584.8 billion were owed to the World Bank, by 7.8% more form the year before. Some $25.78 million were owed to the EBRD, $22 ...
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 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 ...
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 ...