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
Brazil may sell global debt again later this year, official says
Reuters - 5/27/2016 2:28:12 PM
tapping global markets for the first time since it lost its investment-grade credit rating last year. A global bond is debt issued by a country in a foreign currency offered to international investors.
The Crippling Burden of Mounting Foreign Debt Servicing Costs
Inter Press Service - 5/16/2016 11:35:08 AM
They are a severe strain on the public finances and external reserves of the country. The current balance ... for 2015 has warned of the increasing debt servicing costs: “With the expected gradual increase in global interest rates and financing ...
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.
The Paradox Of Congo: How The World’s Wealthiest Country Became Home To The World’s Poorest People
Think Progress - 5/28/2016 8:57:44 AM
Foreign companies ... around the world… and have the pragmatic idealism to act when they see some of the greatest unaddressed injustices on the planet. Further, they recognize that Congolese will ultimately create peace in their country but that we ...
A developing world of debt
The Guardian - 5/16/2012 10:16:46 AM
Data in the World Bank's global development finance 2012 report (pdf) shows total external debt stocks owed by developing countries increased by $437bn over 12 months to stand at $4tn at the end of 2010, the latest period for which data is available.
Racist ad row: Chinese company blames foreign media
Al JAZEERA - 5/29/2016 6:11:55 AM
The advert shows a black man being shoved into a washing machine and turning Chinese [YouTube] A Chinese detergent maker has blamed foreign media for whipping ... and scores of media reports outside the country. "We express regret that the ad should ...
World Health Organization Dismisses Calls To Move Or Postpone Rio Olympics
NPR News - 5/28/2016 6:44:43 PM
The World Health Organization is trying to ease concerns ... Here's more: "An unnecessary risk is posed when 500,000 foreign tourists from all countries attend the Games, potentially acquire the strain, and return home to places where it can become endemic.
World Health Organization Names Israel as Sole Abuser of Health Rights
Jewish Press - 5/29/2016 10:29:37 AM
This one, however, came as somewhat of a surprise, for it was the United Nations’ World Health Organization — which should ... the millions of Yemenis denied access to food and water in their war-torn country; • the gassing of Syrian citizens by ...
Greece could return to global debt markets by 2017
CITY A.M. - 5/16/2016 12:03:46 PM
Greece could return to the global debt markets as soon as 2017 if ... Although sitting on a debt burden expected to reach nearly double that of the country’s GDP, Greek 10-year bond yields fell below eight per cent for the first time in six months ...
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 ...
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.
Dealing with an ambiguous world: Can Singapore cope?
Today - 5/27/2016 11:29:15 AM
The traditional role of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of every country is to be the principal interlocutor of the country with the world. This concept of diplomacy is obsolete. No MFA anywhere can now be the sole or even the main interlocutor of a ...
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 fell in 2011 ... the management of capital flows around the world and having the data open to all is a welcome ...
Rising Foreign Demand Could Support Corporate Bond ETFs
ETF Trends Setting The Pace - 5/27/2016 3:39:47 PM
The corporate debt market may continue to strengthen as new issuances peter out and yield-starved foreign investors jump into U.S. markets. While global issuance of non-financial company debt will be in excess of $236 billion by the end of May, the new ...
Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly closes
WHO - 5/28/2016 6:51:53 PM
intermediate level of public health alert and recognition of external assessment of country core capacities as a best practice. In a move to further strengthen global tobacco control efforts, delegates decided to invite the WHO Framework Convention on ...