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
World leaders kick off climate change conference in Paris
FOX News - 11/30/2015 11:12:28 AM
LE BOURGET, France – World leaders kicked off two weeks of climate change talks outside Paris on Monday, saying that by striking an ambitious deal to cut emissions that are warming the planet they can show terrorists what countries can do when they stand ...
Experts meet to examine debt management in an increasingly unstable global economy
UNCTAD - 11/23/2015 2:19:44 PM
While external sovereign debt indicators improved in many poor countries during the 2000s, gradually rising external debt levels will be more difficult to service in a world of falling commodity prices, rising interest rates, currency depreciations and a ...
147 World Leaders Gather In Paris For U.N. Climate Conference
NPR News - 11/30/2015 11:55:25 AM
Eleanor filed this report for our Newscast unit: "French foreign minister Laurent Fabius welcomed the 147 world leaders and more than 45,000 ... But they will rely on funding from richer countries. "2015 is so far the hottest year on record.
Greece urges no delay to debt relief talks with creditors
San Francisco Gate - 11/30/2015 4:20:17 PM
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece hopes its creditors will start talks on debt relief measures quickly to dispel financial uncertainty and help the battered economy, the country's finance ... stunt consumer spending and foreign investment.
World leaders meet in Paris to cut emissions
Chicago Tribune - 11/30/2015 12:31:13 PM
The negotiators are tasked with building a global treaty by the end of next week. "We just have 11 short days before us," French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius ... required only rich countries to cut emissions, and the U.S. never signed on.
Developing world's secret offshore wealth 'double external debt'
The Guardian - 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 ...
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.
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.
World leaders launch bid for climate breakthrough in Paris
Yahoo News - 11/30/2015 10:22:22 AM
French Foreign ... In all, 195 countries are part of the unwieldy negotiating process, espousing a variety of leadership styles and ideologies that has made consensus elusive in the past. Key issues, notably how to divide the global bill to pay for a ...
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 ...
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 ... debt statistics are a vital input for experts working to improve the management of capital flows around the world ...
World leaders gather in Paris in effort to reach climate agreement (PHOTOS)
OregonLive - 11/30/2015 7:30:34 AM
He urged leaders to work toward a world free from both environmental destruction and extremist violence. A climate deal is by no means guaranteed. More than 180 countries have submitted ... short days before us," French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius ...
Greece seeks debt relief deal in February 2016
AsiaOne - 11/30/2015 8:59:27 PM
Addressing a conference of investors, the leftist minister said making the ailing euro zone country's debt sustainable was the key to liberating the economy and restoring confidence among depositors and companies. "If we don't make the critical decision in ...
Guyana at risk of external debt crisis
Stabroek News - 7/19/2015 9:19:22 AM
Guyana is among several countries at risk of a government external debt crisis, according to a report released this month by UK-based non-governmental movement Jubilee Debt Campaign. The report, ‘The new debt trap – How the response to the last global ...
World leaders launch bid to rein in climate change in Paris
Bangor Daily News - 11/30/2015 2:04:16 PM
Success in agreeing what would be by far the strongest international pact yet to commit both rich and developing nations to the fight against global warming “is not yet achieved, but it is within reach,” French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius ...