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
Countries Overloaded With Debt
CNBC - 10/28/2009 2:36:13 PM
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.
Assessing Debt Levels in Poorer Countries
International Monetary Fund - 3/28/2012 7:57:26 PM
Under the framework, the IMF and World Bank produce a joint debt sustainability analysis (DSA) for all low-income countries, generally on an annual basis. Each DSA yields a rating denoting the risk of external public debt distress. Since introduction of ...
The 20 countries with the most debt
Canada - 8/2/2011 11:57:56 PM
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The Latest External Debt Position of European Countries
Seeking Alpha - 12/17/2009 11:42:23 AM
The European countries with huge budget deficits are Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Spain which are now dubbed as “PIIGS” by traders. The External Debt of Greece stood at $552B at the end of Q2 2009 as the table shows below. The external debt ...
U.S. Tops List of Countries with the Largest External Debt
Seeking Alpha - 6/21/2009 2:53:12 PM
... 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 ...
Are We Setting Ourselves Up For Another Financial Crisis?
Investopedia - 4/22/2014 6:09:27 PM
Defaults can occur below that level, according to Reinhart and Rogoff, but that depends on a country’s record of default and inflation and the political will to make payments. Three years after a financial crisis, external debt rises on average by 86% ...
Worry not about debt burden, says BoT
The Citizen - 4/20/2014 3:45:40 AM
The external debt alone stands at 23 per cent derived ... said that since the threshold for debts accumulation is 50 per cent ratio of public debt to GDP standing at about Sh45 trillion, the country was still capable of borrowing more funds from various ...
The world's top 25 debt-ridden nations
Rediff India Abroad - 2/16/2011 4:07:17 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?
A developing world of debt
theguardian.com - 5/16/2012 10:16:46 AM
Years after debt campaigners succeeded in persuading the International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank and G8 to abolish debts worth billions of dollars owed by developing countries, figures show total external debts are once again on the increase.
Sudan to push Paris Club for debt relief: minister
Indepth Africa - 4/17/2014 4:46:30 AM
April 16, 2013 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese minister of finance Badr Al-Deen Mahmood reiterated that his country ... the IMF and the World Bank Group (WBG) including officials from the US treasury. Last year, the IMF said that Sudan’s debt will hit ...
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 ...
Samoan PM Tuilaepa Sa'ilele confident in debt strategy despite IMF, World Bank warnings
ABC Online - 4/14/2014 9:39:22 PM
The World Bank has also raised concerns about Samoa's debt-to-GDP ratio. Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa'ilele has told Pacific Beat his country will make its own ... and reconstruction in the face of recent external shocks, including the global ...
Developing world's secret offshore wealth 'double external debt'
theguardian.com - 7/18/2012 11:56:51 PM
An estimated $7.3tn-$9.3tn of secret offshore wealth is held by residents of developing world countries – double their $4tn external debt, according to research by the Tax Justice Network (TJN). The study shifts attention from capital flight flows to ...
Inspecting A Country's Debt
Investopedia - 3/25/2013 11:53:51 PM
... the debt of developing countries rather than the debt of the rich world. To a certain extent this makes sense considering that developing countries can be neophytes when it comes to managing external debt and the flow of money. Developing country ...