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
Southern Africa Officials Participate in IMF-World Bank Debt Sustainability Regional Seminar for Low-Income Countries
International Monetary Fund - 4/21/2016 11:03:21 PM
IMF and Bank experts presented and discussed with seminar participants the IMF-World Bank Debt Sustainability Framework (DSF) for Low-Income Countries (LICs). The DSF is a standardized framework for conducting public and external debt sustainability ...
INGLES: Kiev imposes indefinite freeze on foreign debt repayment
Entorno Inteligente - 5/5/2016 3:51:34 PM
RT / Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has approved a bill extending a moratorium on paying off the country's external debt, including the $3 billion Eurobond owed to Russia. Read more Germany wants Kiev to compromise on debt to Moscow The law ...
'King of good times,' dethroned by debt
Deccan Herald - 5/4/2016 7:27:30 PM
Last Thursday, the Ministry of External Affairs said it would ask Britain – where ... of the worst examples from a corporate borrowing binge that has mired the country in bad debt. Economists and government officials say heavy corporate debt and bad ...
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.
Foreign Office Minister comments on World Press Freedom Day 2016
MercoPress - 5/5/2016 4:41:40 PM
Where it is denied, we see a stifling of healthy debate and innovation, harming a country’s long term social and economic prospects, Foreign Office minister Baroness Anelay said on World Press Freedom Day. “Tragically journalists in many countries ...
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 ...
The Morning Ledger: The World Doesn’t Make Sense
The Wall Street Journal - 5/5/2016 11:12:23 AM
Stocks are fully valued, he writes, but as long as debt supports share repurchases and dividends ... Americans can now import up to $800 at a time of most foreign goods without having to pay import duties or tax. That’s quadruple the previous exemption ...
Kerry warns Assad, regime backers to start political transition by August
FOX News - 5/4/2016 7:45:59 AM
It’s unlikely the White House would approve a more active American combat role in the country. The administration is more likely ... a meeting between the U.N. envoy for Syria and Russia's foreign minister in Moscow on Tuesday, a day after discussions ...
Venezuela OKs accepting foreign help for medicine shortage
United Press International - 5/4/2016 1:36:45 PM
which allow Venezuela to receive medications as a form of aid from other countries, specifically in Latin America and Europe. Venezuela would also be allowed to request assistance from the World Health Organization. José Olivares, president of Venezuela's ...
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.
Despite high growth, India among countries with highest income inequality, says IMF
Firstpost - 5/4/2016 4:14:13 PM
Singapore: Financial inequality is highest in India and China among Asia Pacific countries despite the two being among ... rapid industrialisation in particular regions and the concentration of foreign direct investment in coastal areas have led to ...
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 ...
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 ...
US is policeman for world, but gets treated unfairly: Donald Trump
Economic Times - 5/5/2016 12:31:08 PM
WASHINGTON: The US is the policeman for the world and "protects" other countries ... "We have great relationships with many foreign countries, but they have to respect us and they have to understand where we're coming from," he said.