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
Bangladesh plays down IS claim of killing another foreigner in the South Asian country
FOX News - 10/4/2015 6:00:41 AM
DHAKA, Bangladesh – Bangladesh's government on Sunday played down a statement by the Islamic State group that it was responsible for gunning down a Japanese man in the South Asian country ... official from the Japanese foreign ministry's anti-terrorism ...
The 10 Best Economies In The World
The Huffington Post - 10/2/2015 8:36:22 PM
The global economy is projected to grow by 3.3% this ... or competitiveness, of 140 countries. All GDP figures, including debt as a percentage of GDP, were provided to the WEF by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). All data, unless otherwise specified ...
Foreign investors pull out Rs 6500 crore from stock market in September
Times of India - 10/4/2015 6:22:09 AM
NEW DELHI: Foreign investors have pulled out close to Rs 6,500 crore from stock markets in September amid worries over a global economic slowdown, making it the second consecutive monthly outflow. However, debt markets ... in the gulf countries due to ...
In the World
Philadelphia Daily News - 10/3/2015 1:01:13 AM
Yemen's internationally recognized government withdrew media statements by its Foreign Ministry officials saying it cut ... has long been accusing Iran of arming and training the country's Shiite rebels known as Houthis. Tehran admits to supporting and ...
Billions From U.S. Fail to Sustain Foreign Forces
New York Times - 10/4/2015 8:38:10 AM
The American military has trained soldiers in scores of countries for decades ... President Obama put the training of foreign troops at the center of his strategy for combating militant groups that threaten American interests. The United States, he ...
Letter to the editor: The vicious circle of court debt
Tulsa World - 10/4/2015 5:03:25 AM
The heir of Arrow Trucking, Doug Pielsticker, faces sentencing this week on his role in a fraud case that put the company in bankruptcy and left truck drivers stranded all across the country.
Merkel urges Europe to protect external borders amid refugee crisis
Reuters - 10/3/2015 9:50:56 AM
Speaking in a weekly video podcast released on Saturday, Merkel said Europe needed to contribute to dealing with this global challenge. "And for Europe, this means we of course need to, above all, protect our external ... for countries where the causes ...
Angela Merkel urges Europe to protect external borders amid refugee crisis
Daily News and Analysis - 10/3/2015 11:55:37 PM
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Europe needed to protect its external frontiers as it faces the greatest influx of refugees since World War Two - a crisis ... we must take on more responsibility for countries where the causes for people to flee ...
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 7 years of Obama brought the world from Kumbaya to chaos
New York Post - 10/3/2015 6:23:21 AM
“The 1980s are calling to ask for their foreign policy back.” Four years before that, Obama stood at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate to declare that once he became president, all people would join him around a global campfire, hold hands and put an end to ...
Bangladesh dismisses IS claim of killing another foreigner in the South Asian country
US News and World Report - 10/4/2015 10:47:01 AM
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — For the second time in a week, Bangladesh's government on Sunday rejected a claim by the Islamic State group that it was responsible for gunning down a foreigner in the South Asian country ... the Japanese foreign ministry's ...
Bangladesh Beefs Up Security for Foreigners After Second Killing Claimed by Islamic State
NDTV - 10/4/2015 8:59:38 AM
But the country has been convulsed by a rising tide of Islamist violence over the past year in which four online critics of religious militancy were hacked to death, a US citizen among them. "Extra forces have been deployed at foreign diplomats and ...
It’s time for world to ratify CTBT
Japan Times - 10/4/2015 8:52:29 AM
The Conference on Facilitating the Entry into Force of the CTBT took place last week on the sidelines of the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly, with Foreign Minister ... laboratories in 89 countries around 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 ...
The World’s Biggest Debtor Nations
CNBC - 8/22/2011 11:55:41 PM
The countries in the most dire need are the ones in which government debt is a large proportion of external debt, such as the Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Spain, the so-called PIIGS. So, what are the world’s biggest debtor nations? Click ahead to ...