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
Lies, damned lies and Greece’s debt default
Market Watch - 1/29/2015 9:17:34 PM
Syriza party leader Alexis Tsipras actually suggested Germany owes Greece a lot of money for World War II atrocities ... which wants to renegotiate the country’s crippling debt burdens and escape the deflation trap imposed by external bankers.
EU to Greece: ‘No question of cancelling debt’
RT - 1/29/2015 4:59:52 PM
"It won’t be true if we say a new world was born after the elections ... Its leader, Alexis Tsipras, became prime minister and said he would fight to write off the country’s external debt to the European Union. "We are ready for talks with EU partners ...
New Sri Lankan government hobbled by old Chinese debts?
Financial Times - 1/30/2015 3:01:10 AM
Most importantly, they avoided the key political requirements that funding from the World Bank or developed ... have helped create a considerable debt-servicing burden for the country. The government owes $25bn to external creditors (a mix of multilateral ...
Tsipras vs. Merkel on Greek debt: Unstoppable mandate faces immovable stance? (+video)
The Christian Science Monitor - 1/26/2015 11:58:37 PM
Those are, in order, Greece's external debt as a percentage of gross domestic product (177 ... "Fresh from receiving our democratic mandate, we call upon the people of Europe and, indeed, the world over, to join us in a realm of shared, sustainable ...
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.
Indian rupee debt forms 64 percent of Bhutan's total owing
Daijiworld - 1/29/2015 11:37:45 AM
Thimphu, Jan 29 (IANS): Bhutan's outstanding external debt went up ... from $1.6B in June 2013, the total debt increased to $1.8B in 2014, Bhutan's national newspaper Kuensel reported Wednesday. The Himalyan country's Royal Monetary Authority in its ...
Dominican Republic Taps $1.9 Billion to Pay Venezuelan Oil Debt
Bloomberg - 1/30/2015 2:18:13 AM
Falling oil prices and the world’s fastest inflation have put pressure ... to raise as much as $2.5 billion in financing bodes well for the country’s ability to service external debt. Citgo’s parent company is state-run Petroleos de Venezuela SA.
Azerbaijan can raise $30 bn from world markets
abc.az - 1/28/2015 8:25:40 AM
"However, we do not raise them, approaching to the issue responsibly and keeping the external debt at a minimum level," Aliyev emphasized. He added that country’s foreign debt ... with large capital enter into world markets as investors.
Qatar’s rating affirmed by Capital Intelligence
CPI Financial - 1/25/2015 6:06:03 AM
Qatar is the world's third largest producer of natural ... 121.1 per cent of current account receipts (CARs) in 2014, external debt is high in comparison to most other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. However, it is deemed to be within the ...
Belarus pays off $43.75 mln coupon on 5-year Eurobond - ministry
Reuters - 1/30/2015 7:47:30 AM
On Thursday, Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko said that Minsk may consider restructuring its external debt, which cause panic on the country's bonds market ... have done their best to rescue the world economy by printing money and politicians ...
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 ...
Cash-strapped Ukraine may soon finalise a deal with the International Monetary Fund.
worldpoliticsjournal.com - 1/29/2015 10:22:00 PM
This debt limit has already been breached. If Russia decided to call the bond, other creditors could also demand early bond repayments. That would trigger a default. In recent days, Ukrainians have seen a sharp escalation of fighting in the country’s ...
As Malaysia spends billions, Mahathir calls for external audit of state books
Today - 1/30/2015 2:25:22 AM
KUALA LUMPUR — There is an urgent need to engage independent external auditors to go through the accounts ... claiming it has only served to increase the country’s debt and has suffered huge losses that would be detrimental to the country.
Greek debt and a default of statesmanship
The Irish Times - 1/27/2015 9:48:34 PM
Germany, a serial defaulter on its domestic and external debt in the 20th century ... The best approach was set out in the “heavily indebted poor countries” initiative of the IMF and the World Bank, which began in 1996. Under this, debt relief is ...
Why this is the best little country in the world to be among professional elite
Irish Independent - 1/22/2015 2:27:42 AM
Strip away the policymakers' and the politicians' excuses and you're left with legacy costs of more than €20,000 for every Irish worker, creating 1.9 million national debt slaves.