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
India's external debt US$ 440 billion, up 7.6% over last year
Hindustan Times - 8/30/2014 1:04:57 PM
When compared with twenty most indebted developing countries from around the world, in the terms of absolute external debt in 2012, India takes the third position behind China and Brazil. While compared in terms of external debt to gross national income ...
S.Korea end-Q2 short-term external debt ratio edges up
Reuters - 8/19/2014 7:01:36 PM
The ratio of short-term external debt edged up to 35.9 percent of the country's foreign reserves as of the end of ... Asia's fourth-largest economy had the world's seventh-largest foreign reserves as of the end of June. Total external debt carried by ...
Countries Overloaded With Debt
CNBC - 10/28/2009 2:36:13 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.
Is Nigeria’s public debt a problem?
Businessday - 8/16/2014 11:58:39 PM
The rebased GDP figures have significantly driven down the debt-to-GDP ratio. External debt-to-GDP ratio, which measures the indebtness of the country to the world, and its ability to repay stands at 1.9% of GDP. The total external debt composition ...
Swap scheme added $31.2 bn to India's external debt: RBI
Domain-b - 8/30/2014 7:28:31 AM
External debt of the country continues to be dominated by the long-term borrowings. A cross-country comparison based on `International Debt Statistics 2014' of the World Bank, which is based on the debt data for 2012, shows that India continues to be among ...
The Financial Missiles of the IMF that made sovereign countries indebted..
Lankaweb - 8/30/2014 10:01:50 PM
Most Third World countries in the Fifties and Sixties had sound economies ... Referring to the current debt he questioned; how the external debt liability was increased by more than 500 times in 35 years?” (The Island23/6/13) The answer is simple.
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 ...
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.
This Day Live - 8/23/2014 11:43:11 PM
The Debt Management Office (DMO), has disclosed that the country’s domestic debt stood at N8.9 trillion while the external debt stock was $9.3 billion ... ratio of 12.5 per cent against the 25 per cent world standard. Speaking on the recourse to ...
Public debt rises to 57 per cent of GDP
Business Daily Africa - 8/24/2014 4:18:11 PM
Public debt jumped nearly half a trillion to Sh2.3 trillion, the equivalent of over half the country’s output ... READ: IMF, World Bank raise the red flag over Kenya’s debt The Treasury’s target has been to cap external borrowing at 30 per cent ...
U.S. Tops List of Countries with the Largest External Debt
Seeking Alpha - 6/21/2009 2:53:12 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 ...
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. With Labour Day looming, B.C. teachers call for immediate action BCTF ...
The world's top 25 debt-ridden nations
Rediff India Abroad - 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?
Sri Lankan Central Bank chief covers up debt crisis warnings
World Socialist Web Site - 8/20/2014 4:55:44 AM
By the end of March, the country’s public debt reached 7.18 trillion rupees ... and President Rajapakse about averting external shocks is ridiculous. Sri Lankan capitalism is tightly knit into the world financial markets. One “solution” in the ...
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 ...