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
Over Intransigence of Rich Countries, Developing Countries Win Mandate on Trade for Development
The Huffington Post - 7/22/2016 5:15:02 AM
In addition, developed countries worked to undermine UNCTAD's mandate on debt by demanding that it must involve the IMF and World Bank. Since these countries are the original source of much of the debt, as well as of many of the neoliberal policy ...
India owes UK millions of pounds in unpaid bills, says foreign secretary Boris Johnson
India TV - 7/24/2016 5:37:07 PM
London: Terming India as a great defaulter, Britain’s new foreign secretary Boris Johnson informed the House of Commons that India is on the long list of foreign countries who refuse ... missions from around the world. Mr Johnson released the details ...
Countries hit by terror may face more screening: Trump
Times of India - 7/24/2016 10:13:18 AM
WASHINGTON: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has asserted that countries like France that he says are ... For months Trump has called for a temporary ban on foreign Muslims seeking to enter the United States and criticized the Obama ...
India asks 3 Chinese journalists to leave country
FOX News - 7/24/2016 6:17:05 AM
NEW DELHI – The Indian government has asked three Chinese journalists working for official Xinhua News Agency to leave the country this month ... Xinhua and China's Foreign Ministry did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
At UNCTAD, African Nations Urged to Curb Debt
Voice of America - 7/22/2016 5:57:59 AM
The report also said the annual average foreign debt stock of Africa from 2011 to 2013 amounted to $443 billion, a significant increase from previous years. The study said African countries are ... are provided by us to the global market in enormous ...
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.
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 ...
Global Development Finance 2012 : External Debt of Developing Countries
openknowledge.worldbank.org - 1/12/2016 11:57:31 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 ...
Countries Overloaded With Debt
CNBC - 10/28/2009 10:40:00 AM
The first time this analysis was published on CNBC.com, it stirred angst from Ireland over the numbers, as the country was a significant outlier in the final data. A further breakdown of the country's external debt data, provided by the World Bank ...
Iran urges global fight against terrorism after Munich attack
Reuters - 7/23/2016 7:44:10 AM
"Today, fighting terrorism, in any form and place, is an urgent demand of the world community ...that should be considered as the top priority by all countries in an international consensus," Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi was quoted as ...
China unveils world’s largest seaplane, aimed at fighting forest fires and performing marine rescues
Japan Times - 7/24/2016 5:26:58 AM
BEIJING – China has completed production of the world’s largest amphibious aircraft, state media has said, the latest effort in the country’s program to wean itself off dependence on foreign aviation firms. The state-owned Aviation Industry ...
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
In the past, during the Bretton Woods system — an international monetary system formed after the second world war, foreign exchange reserves were used by countries through their ... bonds or sovereign guaranteed debt which has a residual maturity not ...
World reacts to Donald Trump's acceptance speech
CNN - 7/22/2016 5:29:21 AM
Demagoguery 101' On Twitter, many international observers reacted with shock to Trump's speech, with some drawing parallels between it and foreign strongmen. Gary Kasparov, former World Chess Champion ... on people entering the country are "very stupid."
The world's top 25 debt-ridden nations
Rediff India Abroad - 2/16/2011 9:36:34 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?