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
Qatar’s rating affirmed by Capital Intelligence
CPI Financial - 1/25/2015 6:06:03 AM
Qatar is the world's third largest producer of natural ... 121.1 per cent of current account receipts (CARs) in 2014, external debt is high in comparison to most other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. However, it is deemed to be within the ...
Catherine Rampell: Greece’s debt crisis is far from a resolution, to judge from history
Washington Post - 1/13/2015 1:33:57 AM
New research suggests, though, that Germany will likely have to swallow additional write-downs, and not just because Greece has been in default on its external ... the country-to-country debt hangover in advanced economies created by World War I and ...
Dealing with debt
The Hindu Business Line - 1/19/2015 10:16:33 AM
India’s external debt of $339.5 billion at the end of 2013 was equivalent to 70.9 per cent of its exports (goods, services and primary income) in 2013, according to the latest World Bank data. This was as much as 18.3 per cent of the country’s gross ...
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.
Africa Debt Rising
AllAfrica - 1/21/2015 11:57:23 PM
Although most borrowing in Africa is external, many countries raise the majority of ... He explains: "We follow debt sustainability frameworks set out by the IMF and World Bank. A few months ago the finance minister went to parliament to raise the debt ...
Why this is the best little country in the world to be among professional elite
Irish Independent - 1/22/2015 2:27:42 AM
Strip away the policymakers' and the politicians' excuses and you're left with legacy costs of more than €20,000 for every Irish worker, creating 1.9 million national debt slaves.
Ukraine plans debt talks with all bondholders - finance minister
Reuters - 1/23/2015 11:37:42 AM
Yaresko had said on Wednesday the government would seek talks with creditors to "improve debt sustainability". Analysts interpreted this as a call for creditors to write down some of Ukraine's debt with the country ... at the annual World Economic Forum ...
Iran’s external debt hits $6.1B
Trend - 1/19/2015 5:44:32 AM
External debt (or foreign debt) is that part of the total debt in a country that is owed to creditors outside ... institutions such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank.
Crying over spilt milk on debt deal
Irish Examiner - 1/22/2015 11:56:12 PM
It is calling for an EU Debt Conference along the lines of the London Debt Agreement of 1953, which allowed Germany write off 50% of its external ... the Second World War, but in many ways the same thing could be said for those countries that have been ...
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 ...
Fitch Affirms Rwanda at 'B+'; Outlook Stable
Reuters - 1/23/2015 9:03:13 PM
The Country Ceiling ... lead to weaker fiscal and external positions and increase macroeconomic instability. -Failure to increase tax revenue to replace declining grants, leading to a more pronounced increase in public debt/GDP ratio over time.
Why world economic growth impacts crude oil prices
Yahoo Finance - 1/19/2015 9:36:35 PM
A key investor's guide to the crude oil market (Part 12 of 15) (Continued from Part 11) World ... countries is expected to be fragile. It’s expected to grow at 2.7% in 2014 and 3.9% in 2015. The growth is driven by improved security conditions and ...
Iran's foreign debt drops to USD544m in 6M
MENAFN - 1/22/2015 12:57:38 PM
Iran's total short-term and mid-term/long-term external debt stood at USD761 million ... to modernise the vital sector the country's oil ... Jan 22 2015 - Malabar Gold 1amp Diamonds honors its staff for making world's longest gold change, Arab News ...
Russia, Central Asia and Ukraine will face sluggish economy, says World Bank Report
dispatchnewsdesk.com - 1/13/2015 11:59:43 PM
Kiev is weighed down by external debt and a high budget deficit ... a major source of vulnerability for many of these countries,” the report says. It may be mentioned that the World Bank publishes its Global Economic Prospects twice a year, once ...
Convene a European Debt Conference for 2015
larouchepub.com - 1/24/2015 6:21:33 AM
A European-wide debt ... world system of development being carried out by the BRICS and allied nations. The London Debt Agreement of 1953 The German debt conference refers to the 1952-53 conference held in London, which led to the “Agreement on German ...