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
Pakistan’s external debt reducing, claims govt
Pakistan Today - 10/4/2015 8:31:00 AM
The Finance Minister emphasized the importance of prudent debt management. He stated that the country has achieved historic levels of foreign exchange reserves, and it was important now to consolidate the gains. He directed the Debt Policy Office to keep a ...
Dar briefed on debt portfolio
Business Recorder - 10/3/2015 11:05:30 PM
The finance minister emphasised the importance of prudent debt management. He stated that the country has achieved historic levels of foreign exchange reserves, and it was important now to consolidate the gains. He directed that Debt Policy Office to keep ...
The 10 Best Economies In The World
The Huffington Post - 10/2/2015 8:36:22 PM
The global economy is projected to grow by 3.3% this ... or competitiveness, of 140 countries. All GDP figures, including debt as a percentage of GDP, were provided to the WEF by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). All data, unless otherwise specified ...
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.
End-August gov’t debt rises to P5.9T
Inquirer - 10/4/2015 2:18:46 AM
The amount of the national government’s outstanding debt inched up to P5.9 trillion as of end ... in line with the goal of reducing the country’s exposure to foreign currency volatility as well as the long-term objective of developing the domestic ...
Letter to the editor: The vicious circle of court debt
Tulsa World - 10/4/2015 5:03:25 AM
The heir of Arrow Trucking, Doug Pielsticker, faces sentencing this week on his role in a fraud case that put the company in bankruptcy and left truck drivers stranded all across the country.
In the World
Philadelphia Daily News - 10/3/2015 1:01:13 AM
Yemen's internationally recognized government withdrew media statements by its Foreign Ministry officials saying it cut ... has long been accusing Iran of arming and training the country's Shiite rebels known as Houthis. Tehran admits to supporting and ...
Angela Merkel urges Europe to protect external borders amid refugee crisis
Daily News and Analysis - 10/3/2015 11:55:37 PM
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Europe needed to protect its external frontiers as it faces the greatest influx of refugees since World War Two - a crisis ... we must take on more responsibility for countries where the causes for people to flee ...
Debt relief, EU says land grab cash first
New Zimbabwe - 10/4/2015 5:17:44 AM
Creditors have told the country to clear first clear $1.8 billion in arrears to the IMF, World Bank and African Development Bank ... Zimbabwe at the meeting will among other issues present its foreign debt clearance strategy and gives an update of how ...
Merkel urges Europe to protect external borders amid refugee crisis
Reuters - 10/3/2015 9:50:56 AM
Speaking in a weekly video podcast released on Saturday, Merkel said Europe needed to contribute to dealing with this global challenge. "And for Europe, this means we of course need to, above all, protect our external ... for countries where the causes ...
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 ...
How 7 years of Obama brought the world from Kumbaya to chaos
New York Post - 10/3/2015 6:23:21 AM
“The 1980s are calling to ask for their foreign policy back.” Four years before that, Obama stood at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate to declare that once he became president, all people would join him around a global campfire, hold hands and put an end to ...
U.S.’s Billions Fail to Sustain Foreign Forces
New York Times - 10/3/2015 11:55:37 PM
The American military has trained soldiers in scores of countries for decades ... President Obama put the training of foreign troops at the center of his strategy for combating militant groups that threaten American interests. The United States, he ...
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 ...
St Lucia 'literally terrorised' by rich, powerful countries
Jamaica Observer - 10/4/2015 8:09:32 AM
UNITED NATIONS, New York (CMC) — St Lucia says it and other small states are being "literally terrorised" by constant attacks of rich and powerful countries against any economic advancements. As a result, Foreign ... in high debt-to-GDP ratios".