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
Experts meet to examine debt management in an increasingly unstable global economy
UNCTAD - 11/23/2015 2:19:44 PM
While external sovereign debt indicators improved in many poor countries during the 2000s, gradually rising external debt levels will be more difficult to service in a world of falling commodity prices, rising interest rates, currency depreciations and a ...
Polish finance minister eyes foreign currency debt cut: report
Business Recorder - 11/28/2015 12:55:03 PM
WARSAW: Poland should cut its borrowing in foreign currencies to below the current one-third or so of all state debt to shield itself against exchange rate fluctuations, newly appointed Finance Minister Pawal Szalamacha told a newspaper. "Poland has a ...
11 Ways Hawaii Feels Like A Foreign Country
The Huffington Post - 11/27/2015 6:25:32 PM
While Hawaii has been a state since 1959, it has always been a distinctly exotic destination, unlike anything else in the country and even the world. It's no wonder America fell head over heels in love with the islands. As the world's most isolated ...
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 ...
British foreign secretary meets Tunisian leader after third major attack claimed by IS
FOX News - 11/27/2015 2:00:40 PM
TUNIS, Tunisia – Britain's foreign secretary has ... also wants to support the country's economic reforms. He said that is essential as the North African country "grows its new democracy and shows the world it is possible ... for people to live ...
Miss World Canada prevented from reaching China pageant
Reuters - 11/27/2015 3:40:53 PM
Anastasia Lin, a 25-year-old Toronto actress who was crowned Miss World Canada in May ... she spoke out about human rights abuses in the communist country. Asked about Lin's case, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said he had "no information ...
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.
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.
Climate change is riskiest for these countries: S&P
Money Control - 11/27/2015 10:04:27 AM
For the most affected countries, the loss would range from around 1.6 percent of per capita income in Bermuda to 8.5 percent in Thailand, compared with a simulation with no climate change. Plus, climate change would increase government debt by between ...
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 ...
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 ...
LatAm hands climate bill to rich world at summit
Yahoo News - 11/28/2015 4:55:27 AM
Montevideo (AFP) - Latin America will demand that the richest and most polluting countries foot the ... The host of the summit, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, said he was counting on Brazil to help seal a global pact. "Brazil has set an example ...
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 ...
PM Urges Global Fight Against 'Evil' Of Corruption
Sky News HD - 11/28/2015 2:53:46 AM
David Cameron is to urge leaders of Commonwealth countries to launch a crackdown on corruption in government and international sport. At a time when world athletics and international ... with leaders and foreign ministers from Canada, Australia, Ghana ...
Russia suspends travel with Turkey in response to fighter jet’s downing by Turkish war plane
New York Daily News - 11/27/2015 2:22:09 PM
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov ... refusing to share information with Moscow about Russians with terror ties. Relations between the two countries have reached the lowest point in years after Turkey shot down a Russian war plane Tuesday.