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
Greece debt crisis: Ex-military leaders urge Greeks to show 'calm and national unity'
The Independent - 7/4/2015 2:49:08 AM
But amid fears that economic and political chaos is exposing Greece to external threats, the group added: “The armed forces should be buttressed to maintain combat power, to ... ensure the defence and sovereignty of the country.”
Bangladesh, Kenya, Myanmar move up income ranks - World Bank | Reuters
Firstpost - 7/2/2015 11:15:35 PM
DHAKA The World Bank has upgraded Bangladesh, Kenya, Myanmar, and Tajikistan to its lower middle income classification from least developed countries (LDCs ... Argentina is in technical default on its external debt while Venezuela is in recession and ...
World Bank Deletes Critical Passage on China
Wall Street Journal - 7/4/2015 4:29:21 AM
A World Bank spokeswoman in Beijing said Friday that she didn’t know if the removal came in response to pressure from China. She said officials from the bank’s Washington headquarters asked that the section be deleted. China’s finance and foreign ...
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.
Europe won't let Athens go under, says Greek minister
Reuters - 7/4/2015 4:03:43 PM
a Grexit would be a disastrous signal to countries outside the European Union," German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier told Tagesspiegel am Sonntag newspaper. "Europe's reputation and credibility would be damaged in parts of the world."
The Never Ending Saga Of Greece’s Debt Crisis
Counter Currents - 7/3/2015 4:40:41 PM
The foreign bank cards are exempted from this daily limit. No discussion on Greek debt crisis would be complete without ... by many commentators that Grexit would isolate the country from the world economy is highly misplaced. Greece can explore new ...
Developing world's secret offshore wealth 'double external debt'
theguardian.com - 7/18/2012 11:56:51 PM
Tax Justice Network research shows an estimated $7.3tn-$9.3tn of offshore wealth is held by developing world residents – double their countries' $4tn external debt • Get the data • More data journalism and data visualisations from the Guardian Click ...
The Latest: Greece: IMF report justifies Greek debt stance
Star-Herald - 7/2/2015 8:23:47 PM
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' government has long argued that any new deal with Greece's creditors would have to address the country's debt by including some form ... 3 p.m. Germany's foreign minister says the European Union's hands are tied on Greece ...
Angola: Country's Debt Increase is Calculated - President
AllAfrica - 7/3/2015 7:08:02 AM
Luanda — The President of the ruling MPLA party, José Eduardo dos Santos, Thursday in Luanda said that the increase in the country's loan is calculated ... In his speech, the MPLA leader said that the debt ratio has not yet reached the 40 percent ...
Greece and Global Class War
Counter Punch - 7/3/2015 1:41:44 PM
The evolutionary process of late-stage debt ... foreign officials but repayable by ‘their’ citizens. Step two is insertion of ‘helpful’ Western institutions like the IMF (International Monetary Fund) and World Bank to induce debtor countries ...
Medical Debt and a Citizen Call for a New Declaration of Independence
The Huffington Post - 7/2/2015 12:45:39 PM
It is because of this confluence of rising medical costs, larger co-pays and crushing out-of-pocket expenses that we at RIP Medical Debt ... of this country have found reason to declare themselves to be independent of some controlling, external threat.
Poverty grows as Caribbean countries face economic challenges — CDB president
Jamaica Observer - 7/3/2015 5:13:30 AM
The CDB president said that fiscal problems, have, in turn, led to huge debt accumulation, with several countries now ranked among the most indebted in the world. He said poverty ... the mix and tenor of local and foreign borrowings whilst maintaining ...
When Greeks Vote Sunday, It's Not Just About A Debt Deal
NPR News - 7/3/2015 4:59:11 AM
She's 84 and lives in the Athens suburb where she grew up during World War II, when Nazi Germany invaded Greece ... Zachariadou brings up Klemens von Metternich, a German prince who served as foreign minister in the Austrian Empire. Metternich opposed ...
Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, July 4
China - 7/4/2015 1:37:34 AM
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday urged adjustment of the country's national security strategy to let Russia be better positioned in countering new external challenges ... in the upcoming referendum over a debt deal draft, as the NO camp and ...
IMF, World Bank Back $4 Billion Côte d'Ivoire Debt Relief
International Monetary Fund - 6/26/2012 10:28:24 PM
Present value of Côte d'Ivoire's external ... World Bank approved debt relief with a present value of $4.4 billion for Côte d’Ivoire. Combined with other debt relief, the total will be $7.7 billion. Relief under the Enhanced Heavily Indebted Poor ...