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
S.Korea end-Q2 short-term external debt ratio edges up
Reuters - 8/19/2014 7:01:36 PM
The ratio of short-term external debt edged up to 35.9 percent of the country's foreign reserves as of the end of ... Asia's fourth-largest economy had the world's seventh-largest foreign reserves as of the end of June. Total external debt carried by ...
Is Nigeria’s public debt a problem?
Businessday - 8/16/2014 11:58:39 PM
The rebased GDP figures have significantly driven down the debt-to-GDP ratio. External debt-to-GDP ratio, which measures the indebtness of the country to the world, and its ability to repay stands at 1.9% of GDP. The total external debt composition ...
Countries Overloaded With Debt
CNBC - 10/28/2009 2:36:13 PM
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.
Sri Lankan Central Bank chief covers up debt crisis warnings
World Socialist Web Site - 8/20/2014 5:53:00 AM
By the end of March, the country’s public debt reached 7.18 trillion rupees ... and President Rajapakse about averting external shocks is ridiculous. Sri Lankan capitalism is tightly knit into the world financial markets. One “solution” in the ...
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 ...
A developing world of debt
theguardian.com - 5/16/2012 10:16:46 AM
Years after debt campaigners succeeded in persuading the International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank and G8 to abolish debts worth billions of dollars owed by developing countries, figures show total external debts are once again on the increase.
The 20 countries with the most debt
Canada - 8/2/2011 11:57:56 PM
Leonard Cohen is honoured at the Glenn Gould Prize... After nightfall, police and protesters were again in a tense standoff as crowds filled the streets. Officers used armoured vehicles to push demonstrators...
U.S. Tops List of Countries with the Largest External Debt
Seeking Alpha - 6/21/2009 2:53:12 PM
... 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 ...
Argentina wants to haul U.S. before world court over debt dispute
Global Post - 8/7/2014 9:46:09 PM
Decisions in favor of hedge funds demanding 100 cents on the dollar for Argentine bonds bought in the wake of Buenos Aires' 2001 default "violate the Republic of Argentina's sovereign determination to restructure its external debt," President Cristina ...
Nigeria: Worries, Hopes Over Nigeria's Rising Debt Profile
AllAfrica - 8/14/2014 6:07:17 AM
Others were the World Bank Group, International Fund for Agricultural ... After a six-month period ending March 31, 2011, the country had increased its external debt stock to $5.2 billion and negotiated additional $406 million by the end of September ...
Jamaica not at default risk - Phillips - Dishonouring debt would shatter living standards, says Byles
Jamaica Gleaner - 8/12/2014 4:50:54 AM
We are so small and we are so exposed to the global world in everything that we do ... comprises domestic debt of J$1.1 trillion and external debt of J$993.9 billion. While acknowledging that the country is heavily indebted, Phillips believes the record ...
The world's top 25 debt-ridden nations
Rediff India Abroad - 2/16/2011 4:07:17 AM
This ratio helps determine if the country is in a position to repay its debt or is there likelihood that it may default. For the record, the total external debt in the world stands at close to $60 trillion. So which are the world's most indebted nations?
Ecuador Raised to B+ at S&P on Improved Financing, Liquidity
Bloomberg - 8/20/2014 10:28:00 PM
Before selling the bonds, President Rafael Correa bought back most of the country’s outstanding defaulted debt, renewed talks with the International Monetary Fund and announced that the World Bank had ... better external liquidity position, and the ...
Nigeria’s domestic debt now N8.9trn —DMO
Nigerian Tribune - 8/19/2014 10:36:21 PM
Manager of Nigeria’s debt portfolio, the Debt Management Office (DMO), has disclosed that the country’s domestic debt stood at N8.9 trillion while the external debt stock ... 12.5 per cent against the 25 per cent world standard. Speaking on 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 ...