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
Countries Overloaded With Debt
CNBC - 10/27/2009 11:55:45 PM
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.
A developing world of debt
theguardian.com - 5/16/2012 10:16:46 AM
Years after debt campaigners succeeded in persuading the International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank and G8 to abolish debts worth billions of dollars owed by developing countries, figures show total external debts are once again on the increase.
Debt stands in the way of Zim-China courtship
The Standard - 9/21/2014 8:56:57 AM
Zimbabwe holds the second largest platinum reserves in the world after South Africa ... In its July 2014 country report on Zimbabwe, IMF estimates that the country’s external debt at end-2014, will stand at US$12,8 billion (94,5% of GDP) of which ...
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 ...
Public debt exposes country to a higher risk of an external shock A 30% devaluation would increase the debt by 10% of GDP
Diario Libre - 9/17/2014 2:59:37 PM
"there would be a marked upward tendency of the public debt," explains a report from the World Bank. In addition, as a result of the rate of external indebtedness superior to the internal rate, which has been observed since 2008, the country has become ...
The solution to Italy’s woes is quite simple – leave the euro
Daily Telegraph - 9/21/2014 7:55:31 PM
No country ... debt crisis in Italy is impossible because the Italians have such a high personal savings rate and, accordingly, there are always the funds to buy the debt. Equally, it is often argued that, unlike Portugal or Greece, the Italian external ...
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 ...
The world's top 25 debt-ridden nations
Rediff India Abroad - 2/16/2011 4:07:17 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?
Nigeria: World Bank - Nigeria, Others Record U.S.$4.9 Trillion External Debt
AllAfrica - 12/28/2012 8:04:45 AM
The combined external debt stock for Nigeria and other developing countries increased by $464 billion to $4.9 trillion at the end of 2011, a report by the World Bank has shown. The report also revealed that net external debt inflow to developing countries ...
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 ...
External debt up at $440 bn pumped by NRI deposits
Sify - 8/29/2014 11:47:24 AM
India's key debt indicators compare well with other indebted developing countries. According to the World Bank's International Debt Statistics, 2014, India's position in 2012 was third in terms of absolute external debt stock, after China and Brazil.
Lagos, debt and development
The Nation - 9/13/2014 4:34:26 AM
Of course, the country’s external debt stock has been steadily mounting again ... For instance, in addition to an initial sum of $95 million, the Board of Executive Directors of the World Bank has approved another tranche of $42 million loan deal ...
Not just Argentina: 11 countries near bankruptcy
USA Today - 8/1/2014 3:05:15 PM
According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Greece's debt is projected to hit nearly 175% of GDP by the end of this year, more than that of any other nation in the world except for Japan. However, not all countries with low ratings necessarily have ...
Eurozone debt web: Who owes what to whom?
BBC - 11/17/2011 11:59:53 PM
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 ...
In Spain, a Debt Crisis Built on Corporate Borrowing
New York Times - 5/10/2012 7:32:05 AM
LONDON — In a country with one of the highest levels of company debt in the world, few businesses in Spain shoulder as big a burden as Grupo A.C.S., the global construction giant whose debt woes have become a mirror image of Spain’s own increasingly ...