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
'The most miserable country in the world' is slipping toward default
The Business Insider - 2/9/2016 11:57:07 AM
Over the past few days, the talk among those who watch "the most miserable country" in the world has turned to default ... Venezuelan GDP would hit $80 billion, making its external debt of $123 billion unpayable. "In such a scenario, a forceful ...
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.
Public debt growth cut ‘significantly’ – Terkper
Ghana Web - 2/10/2016 6:19:29 AM
After its first review of Ghana’s implementation of a three-year bailout programme, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said the country’s performance ... for only 17 percent of Ghana’s total external debt stock. According to his calculation ...
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.
How the Developing World Escaped the Debt Trap
Bloomberg - 3/3/2013 8:45:11 PM
two thirds of countries still had external debt-to-GDP ratios above 50 percent. The last decade brought dramatic change. By 2011, suggests the World Bank, the average external debt-to-GDP ratio fell to 42 percent and less than one in three developing ...
Laurent Fabius, French Foreign Minister, Steps Down
New York Times - 2/10/2016 1:28:59 PM
As foreign minister since May 2012, Mr. Fabius has presided over some major foreign policy challenges at a time when his country has arguably become the United States’ principal military ally in the fight against Islamic extremism. On Wednesday ...
Fed's Yellen cites global risks but says U.S. should motor through
Yahoo Finance - 2/10/2016 3:16:22 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tightening financial conditions driven by falling stock prices, uncertainty over China and a global ... other countries dependent on commodity and other exports to China. "Should any of these downside risks materialise, foreign ...
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 ...
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.
Philippines’ Foreign Direct Investment Rises in November
Wall Street Journal - 2/10/2016 1:14:40 PM
The central bank attributed the higher figure to strong investor confidence due to the country’s sound economic fundamentals. The bank said a 27% increase, to $187 million, of foreign-companies investment in debt securities issued by their local units ...
Yellen: Global Problems May Slow US Economy
Voice of America - 2/10/2016 10:22:52 AM
Hard times for commodities exporting countries ... on global markets contributed to the recent fall in oil prices. She says that could "trigger financial stresses" in the many nations that depend on commodity exports. Slowing foreign economies, and the ...
Helping poor people in developing countries less important for Australia aid: ANU survey
Sydney Morning Herald - 2/11/2016 11:54:45 AM
Helping poor people in developing countries has become a less important goal for Australia ... since the budget cuts and forced merger of AusAID with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. They say the culture within DFAT does not value the expertise ...
Yellen warns of domestic, global risks to US economy
Yahoo News - 2/10/2016 2:19:06 PM
Washington (AFP) - Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen warned Wednesday that the US economy faced risks from tightening domestic financial conditions as well as global ... countries and companies. "Should any of these downside risks materialize, foreign ...
French foreign minister leaving to head Constitutional Court
US News and World Report - 2/10/2016 3:52:09 PM
Fabius told iTele television his one regret as foreign minister is that "the world didn't follow" France's position ... His international stature soared in December, when almost 200 countries reached an agreement at the U.N. climate conference in Paris.
Foreign oil companies to settle Iran's debt in euros: Oil minister
Pop & Herald - 2/10/2016 8:56:58 AM
Iran needs $200 billion of investment for development of the country's oil industry, but it is important to attract foreign investors as well, the Iranian oil minister, Bijan Namdar Zanganeh, said today. "We will receive $15-20 billion from the National ...