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
Lending boom threatens new debt crises in poor countries
Oneworld - 10/10/2014 8:08:47 PM
 - 29 countries (67%) are at risk if growth is lower than IMF and World Bank predictions, but still substantial. For example, Ghana’s external debt payments are predicted by the IMF and World Bank to increase from 12% of government income today to ...
IMF warns against external borrowing for consumption
Vanguard - 10/9/2014 8:24:17 PM
The combined external and domestic debt as a proportion of the rebased GDP is ... being directed at Africa is not sign of discrimination. Of the 38 World bank-designated highly indebted countries, 32 are in Africa.
IMF says expects new debt limits for poor countries in 2015
Reuters - 10/10/2014 11:19:04 AM
Sayeh, who spoke at the IMF and World ... Sayeh said countries like Liberia that face external shocks, like the recent outbreak of Ebola, should first focus on getting grant financing from donors, as those would not affect their debt sustainability.
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.
“Vulture Funds are the Vanguard”: An Extreme Form of Finance Capitalism
Global Research - 10/19/2014 2:21:40 PM
I feel that the present-day world is basically a place where ... As for the internal voting on this UN resolution on external debt, how will you analyze the abstentions? Particularly those of the European countries, many of whom are in borderline ...
Zambia’s external debt rises to $4.7b
Zambia Daily Mail - 10/15/2014 7:24:04 AM
ZAMBIA’S external debt stock has increased by US$1.2 billion as at ... The BoPs, which is the record of all economic transactions between the residents of a country and the rest of the world in a particular period, are projected to increase to over ...
PetroCaribe presents spillover risk to beneficiary countries, says IMF
Jamaica Gleaner - 10/19/2014 5:24:48 AM
"Specifically, the country's fiscal and external current-account deficits have declined sharply since 2012, enabling Jamaica to regain market access, with the issuance of an external bond in July," it noted. Jamaica's PetroCaribe debt to Venezuela is ...
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 ...
Seeking solutions to country’s debt
Barbados Advocate - 10/12/2014 11:12:31 PM
Ms. Clark also revealed that the World ... High debt for small countries, which have open economies and are vulnerable to all kinds of shocks, can be very destabilizing. In recent years a couple of them have defaulted on their external loan repayments ...
International Debt and Financial Crises
Econo Monitor - 10/8/2014 11:53:03 PM
Joyce · October 9th, 2014 · 303899http%3A%2F%2Fwww.economonitor.com%2Fblog%2F2014%2F10%2Finternational-debt-and ... effects on external balance sheets. The value of equity falls, which raises the net foreign asset position of those countries that are ...
FinMin urges World Bank not to curtail grant to Nepal
Ekantipur - 10/12/2014 4:57:18 AM
KATHMANDU, OCT 12 - Finance Minister Ram Sharan Mahat on Saturday asked the World ... s reduced debt vulnerability. As per the latest joint debt sustainability analysis of Nepal by the WB and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Nepal’s external ...
Developing world's secret offshore wealth 'double external debt'
theguardian.com - 7/22/2012 9:33:06 AM
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 ...
Venezuela 'ripe' for default on foreign debt forecast Reinhart and Rogoff
MercoPress - 10/16/2014 7:30:03 AM
Venezuela will almost certainly default on its foreign debt, according to Harvard economists Carmen ... “the historical cross-country probability of an external default is close to 100%”. Venezuela has been running short of basic goods like toilet ...
Pakistan underscores need to tackle external debt issue
Business Recorder - 10/10/2014 3:05:09 AM
Pakistan has called for the establishment of a multilateral legal framework for sovereign debt restructuring aimed at tackling the debt issue and gearing the financial system and its institutions towards helping countries ... made by world leaders at ...
FG forecloses Nigeria borrowing from IMF, World Bank
dailypost.ng - 10/13/2014 2:43:06 PM
This disclosure addresses the anxiety in some quarters that the nation’s rising external debt profile and declining ... development of the country and the welfare of the citizenry.” However, both the IMF and the World Bank which are known to be ...