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
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.
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.
Trump: Solve National Debt By Making Economy ‘Dynamic,’ Doing ‘Right Job’ of Purchasing Drugs for Medicare
Breitbart News - 2/6/2016 1:59:23 AM
you know, I saw a statistic the other day, the — we’re the biggest purchaser of drugs in the world. Drugs ... questioned on how he would bring down the national debt. He responded, “We have a country with no growth. We have no growth.”
Mediator in Argentina's debt battle says to issue 'significant statement'
Reuters - 2/5/2016 10:31:47 PM
Resolving the feud would enable the cash-strapped South American country to emerge from default and return to global credit markets ... Argentina restructured nearly 93 percent of its defaulted debt in 2005 and 2010 swaps that gave creditors 25 cents ...
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 ...
Railways' revenue to increase by 50% over 5 years, says Suresh Prabhu
Economic Times - 2/5/2016 7:39:59 PM
NEW DELHI: Hardselling Indian Railways as "the perfect destination", Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today said its revenue would rise by 50 per cent over the next five years as it scouted for foreign ... "most happening country" in the world at a time ...
Could foreign policy be Bernie Sanders’ undoing? Yes — if you believe the polls
Raw Story - 2/5/2016 6:28:24 PM
The former secretary of state did so by focusing on the Vermont senator’s perceived weak spot: foreign policy. Given that many voters seem to care a great deal about America’s role in the world ... it is such an isolated country run by a handful ...
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.
No escape? China's crackdown on dissent goes global
CNN - 2/5/2016 1:31:56 AM
But now it appears even foreign countries aren't safe for political dissidents seeking to escape the long arm of the Chinese law. A new pattern suggests Beijing is cracking down on critics beyond Chinese borders, not only in Thailand, but also in the ...
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 fell in 2011 ... the management of capital flows around the world and having the data open to all is a welcome ...
World Bank says wars, cheap oil hurting Middle East growth
Reuters - 2/5/2016 1:10:27 AM
In a new report, the bank said five years of war in Syria and spillovers to neighboring countries have cost the region ... sharply and budget deficits growing. The World Bank said Saudi Arabia's public debt would reach 20 percent of GDP in 2017, 10 times ...
IMF to push emerging economies to reduce foreign-exchange war chests
Market Watch - 2/4/2016 10:37:09 AM
‘A stronger international monetary system must include an adequate global financial safety net — to enable access to financial resources in times of crisis or distress.’ Christine Lagarde, IMF Since the Asian financial crisis, countries have built up ...
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 ...
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 ...
How the Developing World Escaped the Debt Trap
Bloomberg - 3/3/2013 8:45:11 PM
two thirds of countries still had external debt-to-GDP ratios above 50 percent. The last decade brought dramatic change. By 2011, suggests the World Bank, the average external debt-to-GDP ratio fell to 42 percent and less than one in three developing ...