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
Southern Africa Officials Participate in IMF-World Bank Debt Sustainability Regional Seminar for Low-Income Countries
International Monetary Fund - 4/21/2016 11:03:21 PM
IMF and Bank experts presented and discussed with seminar participants the IMF-World Bank Debt Sustainability Framework (DSF) for Low-Income Countries (LICs). The DSF is a standardized framework for conducting public and external debt sustainability ...
Lions Gate Leads Venture to Remake Films in Other Countries
Wall Street Journal - 5/3/2016 4:48:13 AM
Nine distributors world-wide led by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. LGF ... also are producing local-language movies in foreign countries never intended for American release. (21st Century Fox and News Corp, NWSA 1.53 % owner of The Wall Street Journal ...
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 $976.48 billion.
Kenya Must Pick Best Options When Taking Foreign Loans
AllAfrica - 5/2/2016 1:17:38 PM
There has been a lot of discussion about the wisdom of Kenya's approach to take external debt to finance its development activities. It is certainly true that borrowing is not, in itself, wrong. Many countries in the world have prospered by taking on loans ...
World Press Freedom Day: Japan latest to crack down on reporters
USA Today - 5/2/2016 6:25:27 PM
(Photo: Vincent Yu, AP) TOKYO — Tuesday marks World Press ... spying and foreign operations, especially those linked to counter-terrorism.” In Turkey, a U.S. ally in the war on terrorism, police used bolt-cutters to take over the country’s highest ...
CANADA FX DEBT-C$ sees worst day in 9 mths on oil, global growth fears
Reuters - 5/3/2016 9:01:44 PM
"That certainly fed on some of the fears about commodity countries and initially got the Canadian dollar ... output from the Middle East and North Sea renewed concerns about global oversupply. U.S. crude ended down $1.13 at $43.65 a barrel.
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 ...
Donald Trump Says He Has More Foreign Policy Experience Than ‘Virtually Anyone’ in Race
New York Times - 5/2/2016 11:11:47 PM
Trump declared on Monday that he has more foreign policy experience than “virtually anyone” else in the presidential field. “I do deal with leaders around the world,” Mr. Trump ... Clinton dealt with other countries, too. And one thing I give ...
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.
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
Foreign exchange reserves are held and managed by the RBI. Some countries ... with global central banks and the Bank for International Settlements, deposits of international commercial banks, sovereign bonds or sovereign guaranteed debt which has a ...
The Truth About The Global Economic Turmoil
Forbes - 5/3/2016 6:21:16 AM
Government debts in Europe outside of the German bloc countries are also ... of Financial Folly, debt deleveraging is fraught with risks and typically takes a long time even under benign conditions. Under today’s global economic conditions, it is likely ...
Media Monitors Report Decline in Global Press Freedom
Voice of America - 5/3/2016 12:47:49 PM
Global press freedom has fallen to its lowest point in more than a decade, notes Freedom House in its latest annual report, which scores 199 countries and territories ... spreading “terrorist propaganda.” Foreign journalists have come under increasing ...
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.