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
Global currency collapse: Winners and losers
CNN Money - 2/8/2016 12:26:56 PM
Global currencies are crashing left and right ... South Korea and Vietnam. Turkey, Russia: Loser A country's foreign debt is a big problem when its currency falls. Look at Turkey-- its manufacturing sector is sizable compared to others in developing ...
Venezuela Faces Test on Debt
Wall Street Journal - 2/8/2016 9:23:48 PM
But as one of the major borrowers in the developing world, its failure to do so would ... surplus has turned negative in recent months. The country hasn’t defaulted on its foreign-currency debt since 1982, and the government has said repeatedly that ...
'The most miserable country in the world' is slipping towards default
Yahoo Finance - 2/9/2016 4:57:46 PM
Over the last few days the talk among those who watch 'the most miserable country' in the world has turned to default ... Venezualan GDP would hit $80 billion, making its external debt of $123 billion unpayable. "In such a scenario, a forceful restructur ...
Global shares tumble on global growth concerns; Treasury yields fall
Reuters - 2/8/2016 6:46:19 PM
The cost of insuring the European financial sector's senior debt against default also climbed to its highest ... U.S. crude was last down 47 cents, or 1.52 percent, at $30.42 per barrel. MSCI's all-country world equity index, which tracks shares in 45 ...
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.
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
Private Sector Debt Gnawing at Developing Countries
Inter Press Service - 7/30/2012 12:44:03 PM
... organisations supporting debt relief and increased transparency in global financial markets, highlights that foreign debt payments of the private sector in impoverished countries have increased from four percent of export earnings in 2000, to 10 ...
4 Experts: Are We Headed For Global Financial Crisis?
Barron's - 2/8/2016 2:50:06 PM
Lower oil prices for longer is not good for Venezuela, which has debt ... its foreign reserve pile, here’s what the pundits are saying: Charles Schwab Investment Management: Omar Aguilar, CIO, equities: “Stocks in many markets around the world continue ...
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 ...
Global Stocks Mostly Steady
NASDAQ - 2/8/2016 5:10:17 AM
"A lot of emerging market economies have revenues dependent on oil and commodities and debt denominated in ... but China remained in focus for global investors. Data released over the weekend showed China's foreign-exchange reserves fell to their lowest ...