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
EU to Greece: ‘No question of cancelling debt’
RT - 1/29/2015 4:59:52 PM
"It won’t be true if we say a new world was born after the elections ... Its leader, Alexis Tsipras, became prime minister and said he would fight to write off the country’s external debt to the European Union. "We are ready for talks with EU partners ...
Lies, damned lies and Greece’s debt default
Market Watch - 1/29/2015 9:17:34 PM
Syriza party leader Alexis Tsipras actually suggested Germany owes Greece a lot of money for World War II atrocities ... which wants to renegotiate the country’s crippling debt burdens and escape the deflation trap imposed by external bankers.
UN Commission: Cancel Debt for Ebola Countries; West Africa Needs Debt Relief for Economy
Indy Bay - 1/30/2015 8:47:45 PM
The new report, "A Case for External Debt Cancellation for Ebola-Affected Countries," calls on multilateral institutions ... and more than $130 billion in debt relief to benefit the world's poorest people. www.jubileeusa.org
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.
Tsipras vs. Merkel on Greek debt: Unstoppable mandate faces immovable stance? (+video)
The Christian Science Monitor - 1/26/2015 11:58:37 PM
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 ...
Belarus pays off $43.75 mln coupon on 5-year Eurobond - ministry
Reuters - 1/30/2015 7:47:30 AM
On Thursday, Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko said that Minsk may consider restructuring its external debt, which cause panic on the country's bonds market ... have done their best to rescue the world economy by printing money and politicians ...
Africa: ECA Chief Repeats Call for Debt Cancellation to Help Ebola-Affected Countries
AllAfrica - 1/28/2015 3:53:39 AM
As such, "external debt cancellation would offer the three countries a breathing space," he said. ECA's earlier report raised the alarm on the risk of a rise in mortality of diseases not related to Ebola and also points out the wider impacts of the virus ...
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.
New Sri Lankan government hobbled by old Chinese debts?
Financial Times - 1/28/2015 11:56:14 PM
Most importantly, they avoided the key political requirements that funding from the World Bank or developed ... have helped create a considerable debt-servicing burden for the country. The government owes $25bn to external creditors (a mix of multilateral ...
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 ...
Tunisia: bond issue proves country has regained investors confidence (Minister)
AfricanManager - 1/30/2015 10:03:30 AM
Ayari, for his part, said the debt ratio of Tunisia remains "normal" compared to other countries that have higher sovereign ratings. The internal and external debts of Tunisia account for 52% of its GDP, while the external debt ratio is around 46% of GDP ...
Cash-strapped Ukraine may soon finalise a deal with the International Monetary Fund.
worldpoliticsjournal.com - 1/30/2015 7:18:52 AM
This debt limit has already been breached. If Russia decided to call the bond, other creditors could also demand early bond repayments. That would trigger a default. In recent days, Ukrainians have seen a sharp escalation of fighting in the country’s ...
Indian rupee debt forms 64 percent of Bhutan's total owing
Daijiworld - 1/29/2015 11:37:45 AM
Thimphu, Jan 29 (IANS): Bhutan's outstanding external debt went up ... from $1.6B in June 2013, the total debt increased to $1.8B in 2014, Bhutan's national newspaper Kuensel reported Wednesday. The Himalyan country's Royal Monetary Authority in its ...
Armenia Set to Issue Second Round of Eurobonds
Asbarez - 1/30/2015 9:23:32 PM
YEREVAN (RFE/RL)—The Armenian government announced on Friday plans to sell more Eurobonds in international debt markets ... negative external factors. “You all know that an economic war is underway in the world and our country and economy must be ...
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.