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 ...
1MDB can resolve debt issue without govt’s help
freemalaysiatoday.com - 11/25/2015 7:22:11 AM
KUALA LUMPUR: 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) is confident of resolving its debt and cash flow issues ... “On the contrary, several external factors, such as the fall in crude oil prices and a global economy dependent on exports, are exerting ...
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 ...
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 ...
India is a great country but it has a lot to learn from Singapore: PM Modi
Firstpost - 11/24/2015 4:48:52 PM
Referring to the positive image of the country in the world, Modi said the reason for it was "not Modi but you, my brothers and sisters living in foreign countries". He said Indians assimilated well with the country they went to. "They live by Vasudhaiva ...
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.
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 ...
World War III A Possibility As Russia-Turkey Tensions Soar? Following Russian Plane Downing, NATO Holds 'Extraordinary Meeting'
International Business Times - 11/24/2015 12:38:20 PM
The tweets have been mostly jokes with a hint of serious concern about the possibility that a global conflict between NATO and Russia could erupt. Turkey is a NATO ally, meaning the U.S. and other Western countries ... Russia’s foreign minister canceled ...
Stasi: Wake up! It's already World War III
New York Daily News - 11/24/2015 10:18:09 PM
Believe this then: Globalsecurity.org estimates that right now in the world there are 30 ongoing wars and 22 conflicts. That's 52 countries at war or in conflict ... As Lawrence Kolb, VP of the Council on Foreign Relations and assistant Defense Secretary ...
Argentina’s new president has one of the toughest jobs in the global economy
Quartz - 11/24/2015 12:24:01 PM
Under the populist leaders, Argentina spurned the global financial system but prospered ... shortages of basic goods have become more common; foreign currency reserves have dwindled; and the country began mis-reporting its economic statistics.
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 ...
Iran gears up for big return to world oil markets
CNN Money - 11/24/2015 9:56:40 PM
In a remote corner of Iran, engineers are working round the clock to return the country to the top ranks of global oil producers ... CNN was the first foreign TV crew allowed into Iran's largest oil find in 30 years, in the marshlands of what was a ...
World briefs: Socialists lead new coalition in Portugal
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 11/25/2015 4:59:01 AM
LISBON, Portugal — An anti-austerity alliance led by the moderate Socialist Party and including the Communist Party and radical left Bloc is taking power in Portugal after the eurozone country’s ... parties’ economic and foreign policies.
US State Department issues global travel alert: What you should know
The Christian Science Monitor - 11/24/2015 9:42:21 PM
The US State Department has issued a rare global travel alert for possible travel ... for the safety and security of all visitors to their host country. U.S. citizens should: Foreign governments have taken action to guard against terrorist attacks ...