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
In bid to rein in bad debt, RBI allows foreign investors to buy bonds in default
Firstpost - 11/27/2015 3:02:06 AM
Mumbai - The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is allowing foreign investors to buy corporate bonds that are either totally or partly in default, it said on Thursday, a potential boost to the country's nascent distressed debt market. "This will provide an exit ...
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 ...
Experts meet to examine debt management in an increasingly unstable global economy
UNCTAD - 11/23/2015 2:19:44 PM
While external sovereign debt indicators improved in many poor countries during the 2000s, gradually rising external debt levels will be more difficult to service in a world of falling commodity prices, rising interest rates, currency depreciations and a ...
Eskom Seeks Lower Debt Costs by Skirting Bonds After Cut to Junk
Bloomberg - 11/26/2015 5:40:47 AM
The utility’s $1.25 billion bond sold in February had a coupon of 7.125 percent, the highest of all its outstanding debt in the U.S. currency ... rand over the next five years to increase the country’s generation capacity, a portion of which will ...
This country just passed China as the fastest-growing in the world
The Business Insider - 11/25/2015 12:44:18 PM
But less discussed is how India has taken the title of the world’s fastest growing ... led to a large buildup of debt that overhangs the economy. In contrast, India’s biggest risk may come from inside the country. India’s economy is much more ...
Zimbabwe’s economy to grow by 2,7 percent in 2016
financialgazette.co.zw - 11/26/2015 4:25:01 PM
The successful resolution of Zimbabwe’s external payment arrears is expected to disseminate positive signals to investors and lenders. In this regard, the perceived country ... a debt clearance plan with key international creditors during the World ...
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 ...
Miss World Canada stopped in HK from reaching China pageant 'over rights comments'
Yahoo News - 11/26/2015 12:14:29 PM
TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's China-born Miss World contestant was stopped in Hong Kong ... she spoke out about human rights abuses in the communist country. Asked about Lin's case, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said he had "no information ...
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.
Miss World Canada Kept from Reaching China Pageant
News Max - 11/26/2015 8:46:53 AM
Canada's China-born Miss World contestant was stopped in Hong Kong on ... after she spoke out about human rights abuses in the communist country. Asked about Lin's case, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said he had "no information to provide ...
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 ...
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 ...
Why do countries keep foreign exchange reserves?
The Economic Times - 11/22/2004 12:55:46 AM
In the past, during the Bretton Woods system — an international monetary system formed after the second world war, foreign exchange reserves were used by countries through their ... bonds or sovereign guaranteed debt which has a residual maturity not ...