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
Africa risks fresh debt crisis as levels of borrowing rise sharply, warns UN
The Guardian - 7/22/2016 1:36:07 PM
“While Africa’s … external debt ratios currently appear manageable, their rapid growth in several countries is a concern and requires ... to tackle climate change and other challenges. “The global economic outlook remains gloomy, as fiscal ...
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 ...
How China’s ‘Currency Manipulation’ Enhances the Global Role of the U.S. Dollar
Foreign Policy - 7/22/2016 2:40:32 PM
... countries like the United States — foreign investment always forces the recipient country to choose between a higher debt burden and higher unemployment. This is the great irony of the aftermath of the global financial crisis. China, Russia, and ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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."
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 ...
A bright spot in a dull global economy
The Christian Science Monitor - 7/23/2016 10:50:17 AM
And then there is China, where investors worry about Beijing’s aggression toward neighboring countries and its ability ... predicts the World Bank. In addition, India ranks highest in proposed foreign investments in new projects, beating out China.
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?
Fact-Checking Donald Trump’s Remarks on Taxes, Immigration, Debt and Crime
The Wall Street Journal Blogs - 7/22/2016 12:10:13 PM
Donald Trump said he would cut taxes, tackle the national debt ... taxed nations in the world.” He has said this before and it is still wrong. Compared with other large industrialized nations, the U.S. is, in fact, a low-tax country.
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.