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
Borrowing responsibly: Africa’s debt challenge
How We Made it In Africa - 7/2/2015 2:40:11 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 ...
Last year, 78 countries defaulted on their debts
Times of India - 7/2/2015 6:33:25 AM
What has made the Greek case so sensational, if not unexpected, is that it is not a poor third world country like Zimbabwe or Haiti, struggling to repay debt with all kinds of foreign creditors turning the screws. Greece is a member of the 19-country ...
World Bank supports Ghana’s budget with $150 million
Citi FM Online - 7/2/2015 7:09:13 AM
Ghana was hit by a series of external and domestic shocks which have shaken its economy fundamentals very hard. Consequently, international reserves dwindled, the Cedi depreciated, public debt rose ... Crookes, World Bank Country Director for Ghana.
N12trn debt profile worsens Nigeria’s woes
Vanguard - 7/2/2015 6:26:16 AM
states and the FCT is about N8.9 trillion and external debt is about $9.38 billion. Our current debt/GDP ratio is about 12.51 per cent which is much lower than the 56 per cent total public to GDP for countries of Nigeria’s group.” “However ...
Bangladesh, Kenya, Myanmar move up income ranks - World Bank
Reuters - 7/2/2015 3:58:55 PM
In a statement released late on Thursday, the World Bank said Gross National Income per capita (GNI) was continuing to improve in these countries ... that Argentina is in technical default on its external debt while Venezuela is in recession and at ...
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.
Must Reads of the Week: Debt in Greece and Puerto Rico, Terror in Tunisia, and More
Council on Foreign Relations - 7/2/2015 4:13:14 PM
(Photo: Alvin Baez/ Reuters) "The parallels between Greece’s full-blown debt ... the world’s highest homicide rates, pervasive poverty, gang violence, and organized crime. Years of living under the boot of authoritarian military rule in these countries ...
Foreign visitors shield Greek islands from debt crisis
Gulf News - 7/2/2015 4:06:05 PM
Mykonos, Greece: Greeks living on popular holiday destination, Mykonos, feel the island’s cash spending foreign visitors are buffering ... Greece’s tourism industry, much needed in the country’s debt ridden economy, contributed around €45 billion ...
The Latest: IMF: Greece needs debt relief and $56 billion
Chron - 7/2/2015 10:15:20 AM
3 p.m. Germany's foreign minister says the European ... 12:36 p.m. Working out a strategy for Greece's debt burden, which stands at around 180 percent of the country's annual GDP, is becoming a key discussion point ahead of Sunday's referendum on creditor ...
What the world needs now is a single currency (Commentary)
Syracuse Post-Standard - 7/2/2015 7:23:32 AM
The European debt crisis only confirmed this. Cross-border investment fell off sharply: Despite all the talk of globalization and its harmful effects, money doesn't wander the world ... of countries vary so much that mistakes happen, even when a foreign ...
Greece needs debt relief
Castanet - 7/2/2015 3:23:08 PM
3 p.m. Germany's foreign minister says the European ... 12:36 p.m. Working out a strategy for Greece's debt burden, which stands at around 180 per cent of the country's annual GDP, is becoming a key discussion point ahead of Sunday's referendum on creditor ...
India Inc’s debt a burden for Reserve Bank of India
Financial Express - 7/2/2015 9:32:23 AM
HSBC further said that the country’s external vulnerability has now shifted from the trade imbalance to indebtedness. India’s current account deficit in FY15 was under 1% of GDP and that on an aggregate level, external debt ... to the world at a ...
Developing world's secret offshore wealth 'double external debt'
theguardian.com - 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 ...
Which Path To Economic Growth And Development In Africa? By Kunle Ajibade
Sahara Reporters - 7/2/2015 3:51:46 PM
In that story, we were told that public debt could reach 70% of GDP ... Why is it that when IMF and World Bank ask African countries to reform and adjust with a promise that they will attract Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) they usually end up handing ...
The Latest: Greece's Varoufakis insists on debt relief
Newsbug Information - 7/2/2015 5:36:09 AM
Working out a strategy for Greece's debt burden, which stands at around 180 percent of the country's annual GDP ... which would create a serious foreign currency shortage for the private and public sectors. And without the support of European institutions ...