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
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 ...
South Sudan, Sudan to jointly lobby donor countries for debt relief
Sudan Tribune - 9/30/2014 12:25:12 AM
The South Sudanese government has announced it plans to commence joint visits with the government of neighbouring Sudan – from which it seceded in 2011 – to lobby for foreign support to waive the countries’ external debt. South Sudanese president ...
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.
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.
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 ...
World economy: in denial over debt
opinion.publicfinanceinternational.org - 9/30/2014 11:30:55 AM
the world has not yet begun to de-lever. Global debt-to-GDP is still growing, breaking new highs. While there was a pause during 2008-09, the rise of the global debt-GDP ratio recommenced in 2010-2011. Data in the report also show that debt-type external ...
IMF Asks Zimbabwe To Pay Its Debt If It Wants To Borrow More
Ventures - 9/24/2014 12:13:50 PM
“This isn’t much money at $142 million, but it’s a problem,” Fanizza said, adding that the country has been frozen out of debt markets. According to Fanizza, other financial institutions including the World Bank ... 10 billion in external debts.
BSP- Debt Indicators Remain at Comfortable Levels in Second Quarter of 2014
Hispanic Business - 9/23/2014 9:16:04 AM
The ratio has consistently remained at single digit levels since 2010 indicating sustained improvement in the country's capacity to service maturing obligations. Debt Profile The external debt ... Development Bank and the World Bank comprised 12.6 percent ...
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 ...
Egypt borrows a record LE216 billion from local market in 1st quarter
egyptindependent.com - 10/1/2014 8:52:15 AM
A few days ago, the World Health ... the bulletin showed. External debt recorded $46.1 billion by the end of June 2014 compared to $43.2 billion by the end of June 2013, most of the increase represented aid from the Gulf Countries with concessional and ...
IMF Says Zimbabwe Must Repay Debt to Be Eligible for More Credit
Bloomberg - 9/23/2014 1:05:08 PM
The country has at least $10 billion in external debts. “Zimbabwe can’t benefit from ... Other financial institutions including the World Bank and African Development Bank are also barred by law from extending loans to Zimbabwe because of outstanding ...
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 ...
Economy of Azerbaijan: increase in external debt, reduction of production and export of oil and gas
Panorama - 9/18/2014 2:22:38 PM
According to a decision of FIDE (World Chess Federation), the Women's World Chess ... the remaining 7.7% - up to 10 years. As Turan notes, the external debt of the country's growing every year. On 1 January 2013 the external debt amounted to 4 billion ...
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 20 countries with the most debt
The Vancouver Sun - 8/2/2011 11:57:56 PM
we take a look at the countries that are most in debt, calculated by the World Bank's data on gross external debt as a percentage of the GDP. The top ranking nations may surprise you.