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
Brazil may sell global debt again later this year, official says
Reuters - 5/27/2016 2:28:12 PM
tapping global markets for the first time since it lost its investment-grade credit rating last year. A global bond is debt issued by a country in a foreign currency offered to international investors.
Poorer Countries Admire Leaders' Strength, Wealthier Countries Admire Their Ideals
The Huffington Post - 5/29/2016 12:16:59 PM
The results suggest that President Barack Obama is much more popular compared to other leaders, poorer nations view all world leaders as generally favorable, and among more powerful countries ... at Young Professionals in Foreign Policy.
The Crippling Burden of Mounting Foreign Debt Servicing Costs
Inter Press Service - 5/16/2016 11:35:08 AM
They are a severe strain on the public finances and external reserves of the country. The current balance ... for 2015 has warned of the increasing debt servicing costs: “With the expected gradual increase in global interest rates and financing ...
South Africa's Sasol says Mozambique gas project unaffected by debt crisis
Reuters - 5/30/2016 9:16:51 AM
Mozambique has admitted to at least $1.35 billion of secret government borrowing in recent weeks, plunging one of the world's poorest countries into a foreign debt crisis. Sasol drilled its first well in its new oil and gas field in Mozambique last week.
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.
The Paradox Of Congo: How The World’s Wealthiest Country Became Home To The World’s Poorest People
Think Progress - 5/28/2016 8:57:44 AM
Foreign companies ... around the world… and have the pragmatic idealism to act when they see some of the greatest unaddressed injustices on the planet. Further, they recognize that Congolese will ultimately create peace in their country but that we ...
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 ...
Leverage $1.078tn Funds for Devt, Nigeria, Other African Countries Told
This Day Live - 5/29/2016 12:14:00 AM
“Increasingly, many African countries, taking advantage of the low global interest rates ... African countries now face a challenge of high cost of financing the foreign currency denominated debt,” he pointed out. Speaking on the ‘New Deal on ...
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.
Greece could return to global debt markets by 2017
CITY A.M. - 5/16/2016 12:03:46 PM
Greece could return to the global debt markets as soon as 2017 if ... Although sitting on a debt burden expected to reach nearly double that of the country’s GDP, Greek 10-year bond yields fell below eight per cent for the first time in six months ...
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 ...
Ratio of short-term debt to foreign reserves hits over 11-year low in Q1
m.koreaherald.com - 5/25/2016 10:12:53 AM
The country's short-term external debt, with a maturity of one year or less ... The ratio had sharply surged during the global financial crisis, hitting 79.3 percent in the third quarter of 2008. (Yonhap)
Global Development Finance 2012 : External Debt of Developing Countries
openknowledge.worldbank.org - 4/9/2016 11:53:22 PM
The data and analysis presented in this edition of global development finance are based on actual flows and debt related transactions for 2010 reported to the World Bank Debtor Reporting System (DRS) by 129 developing countries. The reports confirm that in ...
Racist ad row: Chinese company blames foreign media
Al JAZEERA - 5/29/2016 6:11:55 AM
The advert shows a black man being shoved into a washing machine and turning Chinese [YouTube] A Chinese detergent maker has blamed foreign media for whipping ... and scores of media reports outside the country. "We express regret that the ad should ...