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
Argentine Economy: President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner Says Argentina Is Only Country in the World to 'Reduce External Debt'
The Latin Post - 3/2/2015 10:59:48 AM
Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner defended her economic policy in a speech, saying Argentina is the only country in the world to have reduced its national debt, the BBC reports. Fernandez's three-hour speech to Congress will be her last ...
CBE governor: Egypt external debt decreases to $41 billion
egyptindependent.com - 3/4/2015 2:25:01 PM
You are about to be immersed in the blissful enjoyment of chocolate world like never before.... The ... Central Bank of Egypt Governor Hisham Ramez said that the country's external debt recently decreased to US$41 billion, according to CBE's statement ...
Foreign lenders increase debt to Kenya by Sh24 billion
Business Daily Africa - 2/24/2015 7:13:41 PM
The latest external creditors’ debt profiles published by CBK show multilateral ... Kenya’s debt is still below the 74 per cent threshold set for it by the World Bank in its Country and Policy Institutional Assessment Index. Last week, National ...
Clear arrears first, IMF tells Zim
nehandaradio.com - 3/5/2015 1:05:05 PM
Economic experts say other financial institutions including the World ... debt rescheduling under the Paris Club umbrella. Fanizza noted that the current staff monitored programme seeks to increase the country’s capacity to repay by strengthening its ...
Nigeria’s external debt to W’Bank, AfDB, others hit N1.63trn
The Sun - 2/24/2015 1:05:37 AM
Nigeria’s total external debt to the World Bank, the African Development Bank (AfDB ... This is a 7.7 per sent rise above the N10.4 trillion or level of the country’s total debt as at June 2014. External debt rose to N1.63 trillion or $9.7 billion ...
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.
Seychelles Set to Be First in the World to Develop Countrywide Ocean Conservation Plan
AllAfrica - 3/4/2015 10:28:48 AM
Victoria — The Seychelles minister for Environment, Energy and Climate Change, Didier Dogley, has announced that Seychelles is all set to become the first country in the world ... debt crisis when total debt had reached 151 percent of GDP, with external ...
Austerity Is Not Greece’s Problem
PROJECT SYNDICATE - 3/2/2015 11:52:53 PM
CAMBRIDGE – When looking out a window, it is easy to be fooled by your own reflection and see more of yourself than the outside world. This seems to be the ... Greece piled up an enormous fiscal and external debt in boom times, until markets said ...
Public Debt Management Agency will bring India's external and domestic debt under one roof: Jaitley
The Hindu - 2/28/2015 7:01:46 PM
which we have to bring at the “same level as our world class equity market”. “I intend to begin this process this year by setting up a Public Debt Management Agency (PDMA) which will bring both India’s external borrowings and domestic debt under ...
Bold Restructuring Of Greek Debt Needed For Country's Economy To Start Growing Again, New Levy Institute Report Says
investorideas.com - 3/4/2015 2:32:10 PM
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. - March 4, 2015 (www.investorideas.com newswire) Despite European Union finance ministers reaching a deal with Greece to extend the country ... the largest debt restructuring deal in history, in the aftermath of World War ...
IMF says Zimbabwe needs credible plan to clear arrears
Reuters - 3/4/2015 3:43:45 PM
Zimbabwe owes $9 billion in external debt, half of it in arrears and has not received financial support from the IMF, World Bank and African Development ... told a committee of parliament on Wednesday that the country was on course to meet its set targets ...
China’s Great Wall Of Debt
The Diplomat - 3/5/2015 6:02:45 AM
With growth slowing, is the world’s second-biggest economy heading for a crash ... According to ANZ economist Liu Li-gang, Chinese companies have around $1 trillion of external debt, with 80 percent of it borrowed from short-term money markets.
Nigeria’s Debt Profile Hits N11.2trn In 2014
Leadership - 2/25/2015 4:46:20 AM
This is a 7.7 per cent rise above the N10.4 trillion or level of the country’s total debt as at June ... of N1.7 trillion or $10.9 billion. The total external debt of N1.63 trillion was owed to the World Bank, the African Development Bank (AfDB), Exim ...
Kenya’s debt burden may double
Daily Nation - 2/23/2015 11:54:02 PM
The World Bank last month warned that external debts ... Fund last month praised Kenya’s fiscal discipline, saying that the country had improved both its external and domestic debt positions. IMF Chief Christine Lagarde, however, warned that as the ...
Europe's Woes and the World's Poor
The Huffington Post - 2/27/2015 6:02:42 AM
Or should that be done through a blast of public investment financed with yet more accumulation of debt? How should Greece be helped ... How those questions are answered will affect some of the world's richest countries -- the likes of France, Germany ...