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
Gulf economic slowdown sees foreign workers trapped by debts
US News and World Report - 5/31/2016 6:38:10 AM
For the millions of foreign workers drawn by brighter job prospects, it can have a far-darker side if they find themselves deep in debt ... country on the Arabian Peninsula where construction accelerated with the announcement it would host the 2022 FIFA ...
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.
U.S. Election's Anti-Trade Tone Tops Worries of Emerging Countries
Bloomberg - 5/31/2016 5:55:13 AM
For countries with certain rigidities, such as large currency and debt mismatches and/or unrealistic ... clear when it comes to other adverse external influences. They must continue to navigate an extremely fluid global environment that, for some time ...
Africa: Least Developed Countries Still Face Significant Challenges
AllAfrica - 5/31/2016 9:08:30 AM
In 2014, the total external debt of the LDCs ballooned with an increase ... which is a major source of the vulnerability of these countries to price fluctuations in global commodity markets. Despite hard-won gains, LDCs continue to face significant challenges.
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.
Ghana alone owes over 10% of Africa's $35bn eurobond debt
Ghana Web - 5/31/2016 7:28:17 AM
With Ghana's total Eurobond debt now standing at $3.50 billion, the country alone owes over 10 per cent of the ... Conversation.com reports that with an external debt of more than $11 billion, and a total of $23.38 billion in both local and external ...
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 ...
Philippines slips a notch in global competitiveness
Philstar - 5/30/2016 7:10:59 PM
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines slipped one notch to 42nd in this year’s World ... to external shocks and third in forecasted real GDP growth was not enough to make up for decreases in sub-factor rankings for prices – the country ranked 57th ...
'World No Tobacco Day' to be observed on Tuesday
Pop & Herald - 5/31/2016 6:16:42 AM
30,000 crore in tax revenue annually besides earning around Rs 6,000 crore in foreign exchange ... law or bylaw. At global level, the World Health Organisation (WHO) have made this year's theme of World No-Tobacco Day a call on countries to get ready ...
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.
No Rio Over Zika? World Health Organization Says Don’t Cancel Olympics
The Inquisitr - 5/30/2016 8:58:21 PM
“An unnecessary risk is posed when 500,000 foreign tourists from all countries attend the Games, potentially acquire that strain, and return home to places where it can become endemic.” Although WHO declared the spread of Zika to be a global emergency ...
45 Million In Global Slavery -- Fortunately Capitalism Kills Slavery Stone Dead
Forbes - 5/31/2016 4:57:58 AM
There are some people who are not quite reading this report correctly: Andrew Forrest puts world’s richest countries on notice ... trafficked for sex work, or trapped in debt bondage or forced labour to 45.8 million from 35.8 million in 2014.
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 ...