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
Brazil may sell global debt again later this year, official says
Reuters - 5/27/2016 2:28:12 PM
tapping global markets for the first time since it lost its investment-grade credit rating last year. A global bond is debt issued by a country in a foreign currency offered to international investors.
Vague Promises of Debt Relief for Greece
New York Times - 5/30/2016 7:22:19 AM
European leaders congratulated themselves last week for reaching an agreement to provide more loans to Greece and eventually ease the terms of the country’s huge debt. But there is ... writers from around the world. Germany, which has lent more money ...
Ghana Alone Owes Over 10% Of Africa’s $35bn Eurobond Debt
Modern Ghana - 5/30/2016 2:10:20 PM
With Ghana’s total Eurobond debt now standing at $3.50 billion, the country alone owes over 10 per cent of the ... Conversation.com reports that with an external debt of more than $11 billion, and a total of $23.38 billion in both local and external ...
Poorer Countries Admire Leaders' Strength, Wealthier Countries Admire Their Ideals
The Huffington Post - 5/29/2016 12:16:59 PM
The results suggest that President Barack Obama is much more popular compared to other leaders, poorer nations view all world leaders as generally favorable, and among more powerful countries ... at Young Professionals in Foreign Policy.
No Rio Over Zika? World Health Organization Says Don’t Cancel Olympics
The Inquisitr - 5/30/2016 8:58:21 PM
“An unnecessary risk is posed when 500,000 foreign tourists from all countries attend the Games, potentially acquire that strain, and return home to places where it can become endemic.” Although WHO declared the spread of Zika to be a global emergency ...
Nigerians traumatised by adverse economy –Ambode
Punch - 5/30/2016 11:35:50 PM
He said, “For our country ... Lagos Global. “These efforts, which also include commitment to the security of lives and property as well as infrastructural renewal, have started yielding desired dividends in the form of a steady inflow of foreign ...
Zimbabwe: World Bank, AfDB Assess Zim Debt Plans
AllAfrica - 5/30/2016 12:01:29 PM
Zimbabwe owes the three preferred creditors -- the International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank and AfDB -- a combined $1,8 billion, which it promised to clear in the first step to extinguish the country's nearly $10 billion debt. The pending visits come ...
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.
Africa Won’t Fall Into 1990s’ Debt Again – AfDB
Leadership - 5/31/2016 2:56:16 AM
Falling commodity prices and slowing global growth have hammered ... drawing comparisons with the crippling debt trap many countries faced in the 1990s. Nigeria is set to borrow up to N1.884 trillion from both domestic and external to fund a its N6.08 ...
A developing world of debt
The Guardian - 5/16/2012 10:16:46 AM
Data in the World Bank's global development finance 2012 report (pdf) shows total external debt stocks owed by developing countries increased by $437bn over 12 months to stand at $4tn at the end of 2010, the latest period for which data is available.
India climbs three notches in global competitiveness
The Hindu - 5/31/2016 12:54:35 AM
China Hong Kong fosters innovation through a low and simple taxation and imposes no restrictions on capital flows while offering a gateway for foreign ... 1995 the world has become increasingly unequal in terms of income differences among countries ...
Philippines slips a notch in global competitiveness
Philstar - 5/30/2016 7:10:59 PM
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines slipped one notch to 42nd in this year’s World ... to external shocks and third in forecasted real GDP growth was not enough to make up for decreases in sub-factor rankings for prices – the country ranked 57th ...
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 ...
Baffled by S. Korea presidency speculation: Ban Ki-moon
Hindustan Times - 5/30/2016 8:26:44 AM
Ban arrived in his home country last week for a six-day visit that has been dominated ... A career diplomat, Ban never joined any South Korean political party, although he served as foreign minister under the late liberal president Roh Moo-Hyun from ...
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.