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
Has Global Debt Become Unsustainable?
Seeking Alpha - 11/13/2015 9:16:37 AM
Not anymore. The World Bank noted in International Debt Statistics 2015: "Countries reporting to the Quarterly External Debt Statistics confirm that external debt levels in high-income countries are, on average, much higher than in developing countries ...
This country just passed China as the fastest-growing in the world
The Business Insider - 11/25/2015 12:44:18 PM
But less discussed is how India has taken the title of the world’s fastest growing ... led to a large buildup of debt that overhangs the economy. In contrast, India’s biggest risk may come from inside the country. India’s economy is much more ...
Developing world's secret offshore wealth 'double external debt'
The Guardian - 7/18/2012 11:56:51 PM
Tax Justice Network research shows an estimated $7.3tn-$9.3tn of offshore wealth is held by developing world residents – double their countries' $4tn external debt • Get the data • More data journalism and data visualisations from the Guardian Click ...
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.
Alleged global football match-fixer freed in Singapore
Yahoo News - 11/25/2015 8:05:08 AM
Tan is wanted in Italy and Hungary for allegedly fixing dozens of games in the two countries ... around the world and fluency in English and Mandarin have helped Singaporean fixers spread their influence abroad with the support of external investors ...
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.
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 ... debt statistics are a vital input for experts working to improve the management of capital flows around the world ...
Despite Global Events, U.S. Gasoline Prices Remain Low
New York Times - 11/26/2015 1:01:36 AM
About 60 percent of the nation’s gas stations are selling gasoline for less than $2 a gallon, according to Tom Kloza, global head of energy analysis ... be spent or be saved or go to paying off some debt,” Mr. Kloza said. Wherever the savings go ...
Bad Bank’ Sees More Chinese Debt Souring as Economy Slows
Wall Street Journal - 11/25/2015 3:40:16 AM
BEIJING—China’s slowing growth will lead to more bad loans on bank balance sheets, according to a new estimate from one of China’s official bad-loan buyers, putting further strains on the country’s ... other parts of the world, because lenders ...
Guyana at risk of external debt crisis
Stabroek News - 7/19/2015 9:19:22 AM
Guyana is among several countries at risk of a government external debt crisis, according to a report released this month by UK-based non-governmental movement Jubilee Debt Campaign. The report, ‘The new debt trap – How the response to the last global ...
Why do countries keep foreign exchange reserves?
The Economic Times - 11/22/2004 12:55:46 AM
In the past, during the Bretton Woods system — an international monetary system formed after the second world war, foreign exchange reserves were used by countries through their ... bonds or sovereign guaranteed debt which has a residual maturity not ...
Indian surrogates feel hurt by government ban on foreign clients
San Francisco Gate - 11/26/2015 2:27:30 AM
No visas for surrogacy India was among the few countries in the world that allowed surrogacy — where a woman could be hired to carry the child of a couple through a process of in-vitro fertilization and embryo transfer. India’s home ministry has ...
The world's top 25 debt-ridden nations
Rediff India Abroad - 2/16/2011 9:36:34 AM
This ratio helps determine if the country is in a position to repay its debt or is there likelihood that it may default. For the record, the total external debt in the world stands at close to $60 trillion. So which are the world's most indebted nations?
Eurozone debt web: Who owes what to whom?
BBC - 11/18/2011 9:18:14 AM
The circle below shows the gross external, or foreign, debt of some of the main players in the eurozone as well as other big world economies. The arrows show how much money is owed by each country to banks in other nations. The arrows point from the debtor ...
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 ...