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
Risk of global financial crash has increased, warns IMF
The Guardian - 10/8/2015 7:07:31 AM
Threat of instability and recession in emerging economies, and legacy of debt ... global shocks. But those gains were underpinned by low inflation caused by a slump in oil and other commodity prices, with knock-on effects for oil and mineral-rich countries ...
5 important countries are dumping US debt
The Business Insider - 10/8/2015 1:05:26 PM
For the 12-month period ended July, sales of Treasuries by central banks around the world reached a net ... diligently rolling over any maturing debt. This is what that staggering reversal of flows looks like; note how foreign central banks started ...
The 10 Most Competitive Countries In The World
Seeking Alpha - 10/7/2015 8:27:27 AM
In the U.S., we cap debt. We cap pollution ... launched by Modi in September 2014, has helped the country surpass China as the world's top destination for foreign direct investment. As I shared with you in March, India was the best-performing emerging ...
Once the Biggest Buyer, China Starts Dumping U.S. Government Debt
Wall Street Journal - 10/7/2015 12:30:50 PM
large trade surpluses or commodity revenues permitted many emerging-market countries to accumulate large foreign-exchange reserves. Many purchased U.S. debt because the Treasury market is the most liquid and the U.S. dollar is the world’s reserve currency.
Sushma’s Maldives visit this weekend could pave the way for PM Modi’s trip to the country
Firstpost - 10/8/2015 5:01:39 PM
President Yameen has of late been extending an olive branch to India by heaping lavish praise on the country ... and are looking forward to the world’s biggest democracy for help. However, if all goes well and the two foreign ministers hit it off ...
Ghana: Growth Slow-Down Presents Opportunities - World Bank
AllAfrica - 10/7/2015 4:41:22 PM
Ms. Chunam-Pole said external factors including the economic slow-down in China and tightening global financial conditions also ... across the continent had led to rising government debt in many countries. "Although government debt-to-gross domestic ...
Egypt's Foreign Reserves Fall as Devaluation Expected
ABC News - 10/8/2015 12:51:07 PM
Egypt's foreign currency reserves fell for the third consecutive ... has staked his legitimacy on stabilizing the country and reviving the economy. Years of unrest have taken a heavy toll on Egypt's vital tourism sector and its investment climate.
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.
This Foundation Has Provided Eyesight To 4 Million People In Developing Countries
The Huffington Post - 10/8/2015 3:35:45 PM
However, access to treatment isn't so simple for many developing countries. A California-based organization, the Seva Foundation, has been working tirelessly for decades to eradicate this global issue ... and will not create a foreign body reaction ...
China’s Foreign Exchange Reserves Fell Again In September, But Rate Of Decline Slows; Markets React With Surge
International Business Times - 10/8/2015 2:42:40 AM
China’s foreign exchange reserves totaled $3.514 trillion at the end of last month, still the largest in the world -- though significantly lower ... Record numbers of Chinese citizens traveled to countries like Japan over the past week, state media ...
Why Ryan doesn’t want to be speaker; Republicans split on debt limit and Clinton won’t back Pacific trade deal
Washington Post - 10/8/2015 8:54:54 AM
“Conservatives see the looming debt hike as leverage that could be used to extract concessions from the Obama administration. But moderates are wary of flirting with a federal default, something the business world has long warned would be disastrou
UPDATE 1-Canada's Trudeau says open to foreign investment in Bombardier
Reuters - 10/8/2015 2:17:01 PM
"We are always open to global ... foreign investment after the embattled Canadian plane and train manufacturer's talks to sell a majority stake in the CSeries program to Airbus failed. The Airbus talks were the latest blow to Bombardier, which is saddled ...
IMF lowers India growth rate due to external environment
Money Control - 10/8/2015 2:28:21 AM
on the sidelines of the annual fall meeting of the IMF and the World Bank. The IMF official, however, noted that some external factors such as decline in commodity prices have been favourable for commodity-importing countries like India. "It also helps ...
Analysis: Putin's Syria operation is a bid to regain status as major global player
CNN - 10/8/2015 5:08:49 PM
the man who rebuilt the country's military from its weak and impoverished state, instilling a sense of pride and patriotism, and restoring Russia to its rightful place as the moral beacon of the world. Breathtaking? Yes. Can he do it? Maybe. But ...
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 ...