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
Help quake-hit Nepal by cancelling foreign debt - campaigners
Reuters - 5/19/2015 7:39:55 AM
POOR COUNTRY, BIG DEBTS It owes about $1.5 billion to the World Bank, $1.44 billion to the Asian Development Bank and $54 million to the IMF. It also owes $133 million to Japan and $101 million to China. It paid $217 million in external debt payments in ...
The economic damage from the Nepal earthquake is almost half of the country’s GDP
Quartz - 5/22/2015 4:30:15 AM
It owes $1.5 billion to the World Bank, $1.44 billion to the Asian Development ... some part of the debt in order to help the government. Here’s how the country’s external debt has ballooned over the years: Alongside, Nepal’s real estate sector ...
Dawn - 5/25/2015 1:42:03 AM
QATAR, the world’s largest exporter of liquefied natural ... foreign assets held by commercial banks and assets of the SWF, far exceed the country’s external liabilities. External debt ratios are relatively low, with total foreign debt stock at around ...
Govt sets up debt clearance committee
New Zimbabwe - 5/20/2015 11:42:07 AM
Zimbabwe is struggling with a near $10 billion external debt which is preventing the country from accessing fresh capital from ... International Monitory Fund and the World Bank. African Development Bank board member Mahomed Rafique Jusob Mahomed said ...
Net external assets at record $3 trillion in 2014
asia.nikkei.com - 5/25/2015 10:10:17 AM
TOKYO -- Japan's foreign assets and debt are ... Japan's net external assets rose to a record 366.86 trillion yen (around $3 trillion) at the end of 2014, up 41 trillion yen from a year earlier. Japan also maintained its title as the world's biggest ...
PDP faults Osinbajo, APC over $63b debt claim
The Guardian - Nigeria - 5/26/2015 8:43:12 AM
He continued, “Perhaps the Vice President-elect avoided the details so as not to expose the fact that the APC controlled Lagos state has both the highest external debt stock of $1,169 ... other economies of the world. Berating the in-coming ...
Nigeria: AFDB Report Puts Nigeria's Public Debt At U.S.$67.7 Billion
AllAfrica - 5/26/2015 8:28:53 AM
Despite the rising trend in public debt, the report, however, said the solvency and liquidity indicators show that the country remains at a low risk of debt distress, given a low debt-to-GDP ratio of about 12.5 per cent with external debt as low as 1.7 ...
Japan net external assets hit record $3 tn as top creditor nation
Economic Times - 5/22/2015 5:13:12 AM
TOKYO: Japan's net external assets rose to a record 366.86 trillion yen ($3.03 trillion) at the end of last year as a weak yen boosted the value of overseas holdings, making the country the world's biggest ... External debt also grew 22.6 percent to ...
APC, Osinbajo Misleading Nigerians On FG’s Debt Profile – PDP
Leadership - 5/26/2015 2:09:30 AM
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused Vice President-elect, Prof Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) of misrepresenting facts regarding the nation’s economy, with regards to the correct status of the country ... both the highest external debt stock of $ ...
Greece says wants to make debt payments but needs aid urgently
investing.com - 5/25/2015 6:52:50 PM
Greek officials have frequently threatened to default in recent weeks, arguing the country does not have cash ... that paying wages and pensions should be a priority versus external debt obligations if the liquidity crunch continues was rejected by ...
‘Following Musharraf and PPP, govt pushing country into debt trap’
The Nation - 5/21/2015 1:32:28 AM
The external debt servicing has reached close to $7 billion in FY14, which is almost 80 per cent of the current reserves of the State Bank. The country paid $6. 820b as debt servicing in FY14, including $5. 910b as principal amount and $915m as interest.
Zimbabwe engages multilateral creditors to clear debt
Spy Ghana - 5/21/2015 12:09:34 PM
Zimbabwe’s external debt stands at 9 billion U.S. dollars and among its creditors are the World Bank which it owes 1 billion ... options we then need to use these options to lobby member countries to support the options. “In the meantime, any work ...
Bulk of Nigeria’s $63 billion debt incurred by APC states — PDP
Premium Times - 5/25/2015 7:07:09 PM
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has accused Vice President-elect, Yemi Osinbajo, of misrepresenting facts regarding Nigeria’s economy , particularly, the correct status of the country’s ... has both the highest external debt stock of $1,169, billion ...
Drop Nepal's debt, say anti-poverty groups
Independent Catholic News - 5/15/2015 11:33:44 AM
It comes on the day (15 May) Nepal is due to make debt payments to the World Bank and the International ... Nepal's finance ministry reported that the country owes a total of almost $3.5 billion in external debts as of last October. Just above $3 billion ...
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 ...