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
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 Click ...
Pfizer’s Big Breakthrough: Global Tax Avoidance
New York Times - 11/24/2015 2:11:23 PM
Once the paper shuffling is complete, much if not most of Pfizer’s earnings — including those that are made in the United States — will be taxed at global tax rates ... But by having a foreign parent company in one country — Ireland in this case ...
US State Department issues global travel warning: What you should know
The Christian Science Monitor - 11/24/2015 1:35:36 PM
The US State Department has issued a rare global travel alert for possible travel ... for the safety and security of all visitors to their host country. U.S. citizens should: Foreign governments have taken action to guard against terrorist attacks ...
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.
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 strategy needs overhaul – IFS
Ghana Web - 11/25/2015 12:12:41 AM
The huge surge in the country’s public debt stock in just one decade is attributed to the large fiscal deficits registered over the years, which were financed by funds borrowed from both domestic and foreign sources. “Given the high level of public ...
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 ...
Portugal's Socialists to take power, backed by radicals
San Francisco Gate - 11/24/2015 3:22:58 PM
An anti-austerity alliance led by the moderate Socialist Party and including the Communist Party and radical left Bloc is taking power in Portugal after the eurozone country's president on Tuesday set aside fears about those parties' economic and foreign ...
India opposes deal to phase out fossil fuels by 2100 at climate summit
Reuters - 11/24/2015 12:59:48 PM
To keep warming in check, some countries want the ... and Mathur warned against an "external penal regime that will only turn people back". India, whose 1.2 billion people produce far lower emissions per capita than the world average, in October committed ...
Guyana at risk of external debt crisis
Stabroek News - 7/19/2015 9:19:22 AM
Guyana is among several countries at risk of a government external debt crisis, according to a report released this month by UK-based non-governmental movement Jubilee Debt Campaign. The report, ‘The new debt trap – How the response to the last global ...
Putin, Khamenei pledge to oppose 'external attempts' to overthrow Assad regime
United Press International - 11/23/2015 11:16:36 PM
TEHRAN, Nov. 23 (UPI) --Russian President Vladimir Putin traveled to Iran Monday -- his first trip there in nearly a decade -- and discussed the ongoing conflict in Syria, saying no foreign nation ... of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum.
147 world leaders to attend Paris climate summit: France
Economic Times - 11/24/2015 3:15:49 PM
A French foreign ministry official told AFP that "147 heads of state and government are expected" at the highly-anticipated Conference of Parties. This would make it one of the biggest gatherings ever of world leaders ... About 170 countries have already ...
Why do countries keep foreign exchange reserves?
The Economic Times - 11/22/2004 12:55:46 AM
In the past, during the Bretton Woods system — an international monetary system formed after the second world war, foreign exchange reserves were used by countries through their ... bonds or sovereign guaranteed debt which has a residual maturity not ...
US issues global travel alert due to ‘increased terrorist threats’ after Paris attacks
Raw Story - 11/24/2015 12:21:01 AM
It was referring to foreign fighters who return home after having fought alongside ... The State Department often issues individual country travel alerts, but this notice was a rare “worldwide travel alert” that comes in the wake of a series of attacks.