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
A developing world of debt
theguardian.com - 5/16/2012 10:16:46 AM
Years after debt campaigners succeeded in persuading the International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank and G8 to abolish debts worth billions of dollars owed by developing countries, figures show total external debts are once again on the increase.
Countries Overloaded With Debt
CNBC - 10/28/2009 2:36:13 PM
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.
Developing world's secret offshore wealth 'double external debt'
theguardian.com - 7/18/2012 11:56:51 PM
An estimated $7.3tn-$9.3tn of secret offshore wealth is held by residents of developing world countries – double their $4tn external debt, according to research by the Tax Justice Network (TJN). The study shifts attention from capital flight flows to ...
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 ...
How the Developing World Escaped the Debt Trap
Businessweek - 3/3/2013 8:45:11 PM
Reinhart and Rogoff suggest that during a five-year peak around 1990, more than half of all countries in the world saw a 15 percent or worse devaluation of their currency ... bank leadership—many developing countries have possessed the ...
World Bank Releases International Debt Statistics 2013
The World Bank Group - 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 ... statistics are a vital input for experts working to improve the management of capital flows around the world and ...
World Bank to Strengthen Debt Sustainability Framework for Low-Income Countries
The World Bank Group - 2/23/2012 9:56:30 PM
... Sustainability Framework (DSF), a joint World Bank-IMF tool used to conduct public and external debt sustainability analysis. These proposals come amid a changing landscape in many low-income countries, as the range of available financing options has ...
The 20 countries with the most debt
canada.com - 8/2/2011 11:57:56 PM
Leonard Cohen is honoured at the Glenn Gould Prize... Rather than cut its near-record-low interest rate and risk aggravating household debt with even easier credit, the Bank of Canada is hoping a lower dollar...
The world's top 25 debt-ridden nations
Rediff - 2/16/2011 4:07:17 AM
This ratio helps determine if the country is in a position to repay its debt or is there likelihood that it may default. For the record, the total external debt in the world stands at close to $60 trillion. So which are the world's most indebted nations?
U.S. Tops List of Countries with the Largest External Debt
Seeking Alpha - 6/20/2009 11:58:25 PM
... 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 ...
World Bank Quarterly External Debt Statistics
The World Bank Group - 3/28/2000 11:54:48 PM
The Quarterly External Debt (QEDS) database, jointly developed by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, brings together detailed external debt data of countries that subscribe to the IMF’s Special Data Dissemination Standard (SDDS ...
Eurozone debt web: Who owes what to whom?
BBC Online - 11/17/2011 11:59:53 PM
The circle below shows the gross external, or foreign, debt of some of the main players in the eurozone as well as other big world economies. The arrows show how much ... money. However, like in Germany's case, these countries also owe France ...
Should Govt borrow more?
Times of Zambia - 12/10/2013 3:39:23 PM
Nevertheless, should Government borrow more? The World Bank believes that the need ... bond issue is that the Government should have planned better on how to use the money that was raised. When the funds cannot be used in a timely manner not only do ...
The Debt of Developing Countries: The Devastating Impacts of IMF-World Bank “Economic Medicine”
Global Research - 10/11/2013 5:26:20 PM
Instead of providing developing countries with fresh resources, the debt system has forced them to give priority to payments to creditors over the provision of basic social services. According to World Bank data, in 2010 alone, developing countries paid ...