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 Economics Of Resolving The Global Debt Crisis
Seeking Alpha - 4/29/2016 4:55:57 PM
The global debt crisis continues to challenge policy makers in many countries, but especially those in China, Japan, Spain, Italy, France, Ireland, Singapore, Belgium, Greece, Cyprus, Portugal, the UK, and of course the US. Some of these countries (e.g ...
Southern Africa Officials Participate in IMF-World Bank Debt Sustainability Regional Seminar for Low-Income Countries
International Monetary Fund - 4/21/2016 11:03:21 PM
IMF and Bank experts presented and discussed with seminar participants the IMF-World Bank Debt Sustainability Framework (DSF) for Low-Income Countries (LICs). The DSF is a standardized framework for conducting public and external debt sustainability ...
As Russians Struggle to Pay Bills, Debt Collectors Mimic the Mob
New York Times - 4/29/2016 9:03:30 AM
These are debt collectors, a peculiarly Russian variety that is flourishing amid the country’s economic turmoil ... In 2015, real wages declined 10 percent in the face of a steep drop in the global price of oil, a weak ruble and Western economic ...
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.
International Student Debt Crisis: University Graduates In England Owe More Than Americans, Report Says
International Business Times - 4/29/2016 9:10:39 AM
A report released this week by Sutton Trust, an education charity based in London, found that British youth had the highest student debt levels of all the major countries that speak ... highest in the English-speaking world and are more than double average ...
India's debt problem is much bigger than beer baron Vijay Mallya
CNN Money - 4/29/2016 11:05:11 AM
The Indian tycoon's fall from grace has become a media obsession in his home country: How did the beer baron -- a man ... projects are moving at a snail's pace, external demand has contracted sharply and domestic demand remains anemic," analysts at Societe ...
Tensions with Russia rise as Baltic countries weigh alliances
The Star - 4/29/2016 1:49:50 PM
Meanwhile in Moscow, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey ... to oppose membership. Both countries have a history of neutrality. Sweden became a neutral nation at the end of the Napoleonic wars and stayed out of World Wars I and II. It has deepened its ...
Zimbabwe: Zim Remains Vulnerable to Global Economic Headwinds
AllAfrica - 4/29/2016 12:23:56 PM
According to the recently published World Economic Outlook April ... (including international reserves) and more external debt in domestic currency, reducing the effects of lower capital flows on country risk. This is not true for many African countries ...
World Bank Touts Potential of Apparel Industry for South Asia
Voice of America - 4/29/2016 5:14:26 AM
According to the study “Stitches to Riches,” East Asian countries ... The World Bank study has also underlined the need for stricter controls, better wages and higher-value products. Ruhl is also urging India to encourage more foreign direct investment ...
Vijay Mallya, 'King Of Good Times,' dethroned by debt
Economic Times - 4/30/2016 7:00:37 AM
On Thursday, Foreign Ministry said it would ask Britain — where ... as one of the worst examples from a corporate borrowing binge that has mired the country in bad debt. Economists and government officials say heavy corporate debt and bad bank loans ...
Portugal’s Financial Independence Hangs by a Thread
Wall Street Journal - 4/29/2016 2:11:18 PM
That thread is a little-known Canadian firm, DBRS Ltd., the only rating company that maintains an investment-grade rating on Portuguese debt ... global market turmoil, a December bank failure and friction between European Union officials and the country ...
Inversions Drive Foreign Direct Investment to Post-Crisis Peak – OECD
The Wall Street Journal - 4/29/2016 4:48:47 PM
Inbound and incoming foreign direct investments jumped ... through mergers with firms housed in low-tax countries overseas, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Global FDI grew 25% in 2015 from a year earlier to $1.73 ...
US Places 5 Countries on Trade Monitoring List
ABC News - 4/29/2016 6:04:33 AM
The Treasury Department has placed five countries — China, Japan, Germany, South Korea and Taiwan — on a new monitoring list designed to pressure foreign governments to ... sanctions must win approval of the World Trade Organization.
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.