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
Tsipras vs. Merkel on Greek debt: Unstoppable mandate faces immovable stance? (+video)
The Christian Science Monitor - 1/28/2015 4:29:26 AM
Those are, in order, Greece's external debt as a percentage of gross domestic product (177 ... "Fresh from receiving our democratic mandate, we call upon the people of Europe and, indeed, the world over, to join us in a realm of shared, sustainable ...
Azerbaijan can raise $30 bn from world markets
abc.az - 1/28/2015 8:25:40 AM
"However, we do not raise them, approaching to the issue responsibly and keeping the external debt at a minimum level," Aliyev emphasized. He added that country’s foreign debt ... with large capital enter into world markets as investors.
S&P Cuts Russia's Rating to Junk; Sanctions and Oil Slump Hammer Ruble
Businessweek - 1/27/2015 3:40:31 AM
S&P, which last downgraded Russia in April, cut the sovereign one step to BB+, according to a statement released on Monday, the same as countries ... rising external pressures and increased government support to the economy.” The ruble, the world ...
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.
Zimbabwe: Zim Told to Normalise Relations With IMF
AllAfrica - 1/28/2015 9:22:56 AM
The SMP aims to strengthen the country's external position, as a prerequisite for ... The country also owes $926 million to World Bank in arrears and a total debt of $1,3 billion while IMF is owed $124 million. World Bank country economist Mr Johannes ...
Qatar’s rating affirmed by Capital Intelligence
CPI Financial - 1/25/2015 6:06:03 AM
Qatar is the world's third largest producer of natural ... 121.1 per cent of current account receipts (CARs) in 2014, external debt is high in comparison to most other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. However, it is deemed to be within the ...
Greek debt and a default of statesmanship
Financial Times - 1/27/2015 4:19:18 PM
Germany, a serial defaulter on its domestic and external debt in the 20th century ... The best approach was set out in the “heavily indebted poor countries” initiative of the IMF and the World Bank, which began in 1996. Under this, debt relief is ...
Why Russia’s Economy Will Not Collapse
PROJECT SYNDICATE - 1/28/2015 7:57:02 AM
Given this, the recent sharp decline in world oil prices obviously represents a major shock ... Gross public and private external debt is below 40% of GDP, and much of it is denominated in rubles. The sharp fall in export income is rapidly changing ...
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 ...
Iran’s external debt hits $6.1B
Trend - 1/19/2015 5:44:32 AM
External debt (or foreign debt) is that part of the total debt in a country that is owed to creditors outside ... institutions such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank.
Why this is the best little country in the world to be among professional elite
Irish Independent - 1/22/2015 2:27:42 AM
Strip away the policymakers' and the politicians' excuses and you're left with legacy costs of more than €20,000 for every Irish worker, creating 1.9 million national debt slaves.
Crying over spilt milk on debt deal
Irish Examiner - 1/22/2015 11:56:12 PM
It is calling for an EU Debt Conference along the lines of the London Debt Agreement of 1953, which allowed Germany write off 50% of its external ... the Second World War, but in many ways the same thing could be said for those countries that have been ...
Ukraine plans debt talks with all bondholders - finance minister
Reuters - 1/23/2015 11:37:42 AM
Yaresko had said on Wednesday the government would seek talks with creditors to "improve debt sustainability". Analysts interpreted this as a call for creditors to write down some of Ukraine's debt with the country ... at the annual World Economic Forum ...
Why world economic growth impacts crude oil prices
Yahoo Finance - 1/19/2015 9:36:35 PM
A key investor's guide to the crude oil market (Part 12 of 15) (Continued from Part 11) World ... countries is expected to be fragile. It’s expected to grow at 2.7% in 2014 and 3.9% in 2015. The growth is driven by improved security conditions and ...
7 news stories you might have missed while freaking out about #blizzardof2015
Global Post - 1/27/2015 11:21:38 PM
Well — surprise — the world ... hit EU countries like Italy, Spain, and Portugal, and the rise of SYRIZA could add fuel to their campaigns. For now, EU officials deny that the power shift in Greece will lead to changes in the country’s debt ...