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
Falling Currencies Raise Debt-Service Fears Across Africa
Bloomberg - 9/3/2015 7:06:05 AM
“Overall debt levels, and external debt levels, are rising in most countries in Sub-Saharan Africa,” he said. “There are only very few exceptions. That’s a concern, particularly in the current global macroeconomic environment. It could make access ...
Emerging market debt transformation lowers risk of crisis
Financial Times - 9/1/2015 11:57:46 PM
Across the world’s biggest emerging markets, the share of debt held in a country’s own currency ... They point to dramatically different fundamentals in the countries, including growth in total foreign exchange reserves of almost $3.8tn compared ...
Borrowing responsibly: Africa’s debt challenge
Businessday - 9/3/2015 11:33:55 PM
And while the initiative did erase most of the foreign debt of these countries, it did not clear all of it. What the whole process did achieve, according to a Huffington Post article by Marcelo Guigale, a World Bank director, was instilling “discipline ...
India should take lead in world on cyber security: BJP
Economic Times - 9/3/2015 2:58:32 PM
"Let India not just become CEO producing country to serve foreign giants." "While appreciating and saluting their talents showing an extraordinary brilliance and acumen to take charge of the world giants, a simple question should be asked to them ...
Who wins when global currencies tumble?
CNN Money - 9/1/2015 11:57:46 PM
However, in the short term a falling currency is also a reflection of weakness in underlying countries. In fact, the dramatic global currency declines are ... which was spawned by a huge debt-fueled real estate bubble. Many countries like Brazil are ...
3 Reasons Why Countries Devalue Their Currency
Investopedia - 9/2/2015 7:10:15 PM
On a world market, goods from one country must compete with those from all other ... Devaluation also increases the debt burden of foreign-denominated loans when priced in the home currency. This is a big problem for a developing country like India or ...
Bangladesh’s per capita debt up by Tk 460 to Tk 13,160
bdnews24 - 9/3/2015 7:37:42 PM
The per capita debt has risen by Tk 460 in two years ... Bangladesh borrowed Tk 2 trillion and 72.65 billion from 11 development agencies and countries until June 30, 2015. The World Bank has provided the most of the loans - around Tk 1.2 trillion and ...
Vulnerability to foreign-currency debt shifting in emerging markets - Moody's
Reuters - 9/1/2015 10:57:31 AM
Foreign investors have increased their participation in local currency markets which "may transmit global financial shocks" if they sell during times of tension. Also the shift of sovereign debt to the domestic investor base could "deepen linkages" to ...
Guide to Oppenheimer Global Opportunities A Fund (OPGIX)
NASDAQ - 9/3/2015 3:59:58 AM
Oppenheimer Global Opportunities A ( OPGIX ... OPGIX invests mainly in equity and debt securities of issuers in the U.S. and foreign countries. Currently the fund emphasizes investments in stocks, but the relative emphasis on stocks and debt securities ...
How To Feel Good About Global Poverty
Co.EXIST - 9/1/2015 11:57:46 PM
But how true is this? Right now, for every $1 that is given in foreign aid to the global south, around $18 is taken out by other means, most notably rigged trade deals than benefit the most powerful countries and corporations, debt repayment on debts ...
Euro falls on ECB outlook; world stocks, oil rise | Reuters
Firstpost - 9/3/2015 7:52:01 PM
MSCI's all-country ... of much of the global volatility in recent weeks, were closed on Thursday for the start of a two-day holiday.[ U.S. BONDS RISE U.S. Treasuries prices rose after the dovish outlook from the ECB made U.S. government debt more ...
As with Greece, Ukraine debt swap may not be the last word
Reuters - 9/3/2015 5:36:00 PM
Its problems partly stemmed from the fact that debt owed to official creditors - European institutions and the International Monetary Fund - was untouched in 2012, says Jakob Christensen, an Exotix strategist. That's so in Ukraine too. Only foreign ...
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.
What Does the World War II Memorial Mean to Someone in Their 20s?
News Max - 9/3/2015 11:38:06 AM
Lying between the memorial commemorating America’s founder, George Washington, and preserver, Abraham Lincoln, sits the World War II ... “Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid.
Why do countries keep foreign exchange reserves?
The Economic Times - 11/22/2004 12:55:46 AM
Foreign exchange reserves are held and managed by the RBI. Some countries ... with global central banks and the Bank for International Settlements, deposits of international commercial banks, sovereign bonds or sovereign guaranteed debt which has a ...