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
Sri Lanka debt, interest costs, among highest in the world: Moody's
Lanka Business Online - 7/24/2014 2:43:07 AM
Revenues measured at 13.3 percent of GDP, was low compared to other countries. Sri Lanka's external debt was now 59 percent of GDP, highest in Asia Pacific after Mongolia (rated B2, negative) and Papua New Guinea. It was higher than 43.6 percent for B ...
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.
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.
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 ...
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 Latest External Debt Position of European Countries
Seeking Alpha - 12/17/2009 11:42:23 AM
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 ...
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?
Emerging market debt presents opportunities
Benefits Canada - 7/14/2014 1:53:32 PM
From Poland to Mexico to South Korea, local-currency debt markets survived the storm relatively ... variables and smoothing the macroeconomic adjustment in countries that show unsustainable external or internal imbalances. Viewed in this light, the recent ...
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 ...
Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy in Sudan
Sudan Vision - 7/19/2014 7:38:22 PM
Arrears accumulated, relations with creditors worsened and the country plunged into external debt distress ... The external debt of Sudan is unsustainable according to the analysis of the World Bank, the IMF and the Central Bank of Sudan.
BRICS Bank Is First Step Towards New International Economic Order [NIEO]
Counter Currents - 7/18/2014 3:07:32 PM
What is needed is an effective, equitable, development-oriented and durable solution to the external debt and debt servicing ... need to be abrogated by the World bank etc. while providing aid to developing countries. The structural reforms according ...
Report: Tanzanians are highly indebted
IPP Media - 7/13/2014 5:47:58 AM
The Tanzania Coalition on Debt and Development (TCDD) says, the country’s national debt currently stands at at Sh27.04 trillions of which the external debt is Sh20.23 ... coupled with decline in gold prices in the world market and closure of Tulawaka ...
Repeal Indigenisation Act: Robertson
nehandaradio.com - 7/14/2014 2:57:58 PM
And with the country ... best clear the debt by increasing exports and that requires increase in production.” Zimbabwe’s principal debt has ballooned by nearly 40 percent from $6,1 billion last year to $9,9 billion now. The external debt stood ...
Could Third World Debt Relief Pay Off?
Investopedia - 9/25/2012 11:53:45 PM
How Much Debt Are We Talking About? The World Bank estimates that developing countries owed $4 trillion dollars in external debt as of the close of 2010. That number seems huge, but when compared to the debt owed by developed countries, it's fairly small.