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
A developing world of debt
theguardian.com - 5/16/2012 10:16:46 AM
Exports have crashed, nationals working overseas have less money to send home, and multinational companies scale back costs and investment. The JDC estimates that the current $4tn of external debts ... Ethiopia's public sector debt is almost back at ...
Countries Overloaded With Debt
CNBC - 10/28/2009 2:36:13 PM
"External debt is more worrisome and important than public debt, as public debt is generally ... 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 ...
Developing world's secret offshore wealth 'double external debt'
theguardian.com - 7/18/2012 11:56:51 PM
An estimated $7.3tn-$9.3tn of secret offshore wealth is held by residents of developing world countries – double their $4tn external debt, according to research by the Tax Justice Network (TJN). The study shifts attention from capital flight flows to ...
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 ...
How the Developing World Escaped the Debt Trap
Businessweek - 3/3/2013 8:45:11 PM
As the sequester demonstrates new lows in America’s fiscal management and the European debt crisis drags on for its third year, it’s worth noting that most of the rest of the world’s financial health is pretty good. Developing countries ...
U.S. Tops List of Countries with the Largest External Debt
Seeking Alpha - 6/20/2009 11:58:25 PM
... 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 ...
World Bank Quarterly External Debt Statistics
The World Bank Group - 3/28/2000 11:54:48 PM
The Quarterly External Debt (QEDS) database, jointly developed by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, brings together detailed external debt data of countries that subscribe to the IMF’s Special Data Dissemination Standard (SDDS ...
World Bank to Strengthen Debt Sustainability Framework for Low-Income Countries
The World Bank Group - 2/23/2012 9:56:30 PM
... Sustainability Framework (DSF), a joint World Bank-IMF tool used to conduct public and external debt sustainability analysis. These proposals come amid a changing landscape in many low-income countries, as the range of available financing options has ...
World Bank Releases International Debt Statistics 2013
The World Bank Group - 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 ...
The 20 countries with the most debt
canada.com - 8/2/2011 11:57:56 PM
Leonard Cohen is honoured at the Glenn Gould Prize... Rather than cut its near-record-low interest rate and risk aggravating household debt with even easier credit, the Bank of Canada is hoping a lower dollar...
The world's top 25 debt-ridden nations
Rediff - 2/16/2011 4:07:17 AM
This ratio helps determine if the country is in a position to repay its debt or is there likelihood that it may default. For the record, the total external debt in the world stands at close to $60 trillion. So which are the world's most indebted nations?
Global Development Finance 2011: External Debt of Developing Countries
issuu.com - 12/4/2013 4:12:09 AM
Global Development Finance 2011: External Debt of Developing Countries is a continuation of the World Bank’s publications Global Development Finance, Volume II (1997 through 2009) and the earlier World Debt Tables (1973 through 1996). Global Development ...
The Debt of Developing Countries: The Devastating Impacts of IMF-World Bank “Economic Medicine”
Global Research - 10/11/2013 5:26:20 PM
Instead of providing developing countries with fresh resources, the debt system has forced them to give priority to payments to creditors over the provision of basic social services. According to World Bank data, in 2010 alone, developing countries paid ...
IMF Approves Unification of Discount Rates used in External Debt Analysis for Low-Income Countries
International Monetary Fund - 10/18/2013 4:06:27 PM
On October 11, 2013, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved the proposed Unification of Discount Rates Used in External Debt Analysis for Low-Income Countries. The proposal was approved by the Executive Board of the World ...
The Latest External Debt Position of European Countries
Seeking Alpha - 12/16/2009 11:53:43 PM
The European countries with huge budget deficits are Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Spain which are now dubbed as “PIIGS” by traders. The External Debt of Greece stood at $552B at the end of Q2 2009 as the table shows below. The external debt ...