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
On Mykonos, Debt Crisis Is a World Away
Wall Street Journal - 7/7/2015 10:02:14 AM
The escalation of the Greek debt crisis in the last week has drawn a rush of bargain hunters to the sunny playground of the global elite and A-list celebrities, but sales have largely dried up amid the increased uncertainty about the country’s future ...
Piketty calls Germany's moral stance on Greek debt a 'huge joke'
The Business Insider - 7/6/2015 1:23:51 PM
This includes the cancellation of 60% of the country’s foreign debt at the London Debt Agreement ... explained that Germany’s reparations were eased after World War II because the enormous debt from the previous war helped Hitler rise to power, Piketty ...
Thomas Piketty Explains Why the Germans Are Being Massive Hypocrites About Greece's Debt
Slate - 7/6/2015 11:15:00 AM
What struck me while I was writing is that Germany is really the single best example of a country that, throughout its history, has never repaid its external debt. Neither after the First nor the Second World War. However, it has frequently made other ...
In an interconnected world, India cannot escape Greece crisis's fallout
Rediff India Abroad - 7/7/2015 5:08:45 AM
He added: 'Germany is really the single best example of a country that, throughout its history, has never repaid its external debt. Neither after the First nor after the Second World War. However, it has frequently made other nations pay up, such as after ...
Greek foreign minister Nikos Kotzias in Israel amid economic crisis
Times of India - 7/5/2015 4:52:38 PM
JERUSALEM: Greek foreign minister Nikos Kotzias arrived in Israel for ... days after becoming the first developed country to miss a debt payment to the International Monetary Fund.
Egypt's Foreign Debt Drops By 12 Pct in 3rd Quarter of 2014-2015 Fiscal Year
AllAfrica - 7/7/2015 7:17:36 AM
Cairo — Egypt's foreign ... debt meanwhile increased to 2.016 trillion Egyptian pounds in March, as opposed to 1.708 trillion pounds during the same time last year. Egypt's economy has been hit hard by the political turmoil which gripped the country ...
1953 vs. 2015 – A Tale of Two Debt Reliefs
The Wall Street Journal - 7/6/2015 12:55:13 PM
That amounted to around half of West Germany’s external ... s debt is expected to reach 129% of GDP by 2020, according to a document from the IMF. But U.S. and Europe were desperate not to make the same mistake that followed after World War I, where ...
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.
UN debt expert says Greece can't take more austerity
Economic Times - 7/6/2015 9:34:47 AM
Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, the UN Independent Expert on Foreign Debt, told reporters ... bank will follow global best practices in transparency and governance. Rights groups often criticise China for its "no-strings" loans to countries, especially in Africa ...
Greece debt crisis: Other nascent regional groupings watch with bated breath
Financial Express - 7/7/2015 8:43:30 AM
The fear of Grexit and Greek default continues to hang by a solitary hair of a horse’s tail over global financial ... What happens when a country persistently runs large current account deficits? One is tempted to conclude that as external liabilities ...
Greek debt crisis: How it affects us
Asiaone Business - 7/5/2015 10:40:24 AM
"Singapore has always been resilient in the face of external turmoil ... trade imports from countries like China." Associate professor Davin Chor also notes that growth within Europe might be more severe, but the rest of the world will have to watch ...
Developing world's secret offshore wealth 'double external debt'
theguardian.com - 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 ...
In a debt crisis, what would a Mulcair government do?
Toronto Sun - 7/6/2015 7:33:06 AM
And, on her Twitter feed, she wasn’t shy about letting the world know how she would ... all paid for by money it borrowed in foreign markets. Now that those foreign creditors have declined to lend the country any more money until the government cleaned ...
Global stocks and oil drop on concerns about Greece, China
Reuters - 7/6/2015 6:38:49 PM
Greek banks, which were shuttered last week after debt negotiations failed ... U.S. light crude was 6.53 percent lower at $53.21. MSCI's all-country equities world index lost 1.08 percent, while its emerging markets index dropped 2.08 percent.
PHL may sell $750-M global bonds in 2016
BusinessMirror. - 7/6/2015 1:16:42 PM
The Philippines may offer about $750 million of global bonds in 2016 while seeking to keep domestic ... “The government has cut foreign- debt component to 34 percent of the total, reducing our vulnerability to fluctuations in the foreign currency ...