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
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.
Countries Overloaded With Debt
CNBC - 10/28/2009 2:36:13 PM
but for external debt, it is pretty clear cut; you're giving away future income to support today's standard of living. You can't really say that about public debt." But who should be concerned? Residents of the country ... way to pay off these rapidly ...
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 ...
External debt servicing up 7.25%
Yahoo! - 12/1/2013 3:14:16 PM
The country’s foreign loan payments continue to remain manageable as external debt service burden amounted to $4.93 billion ... even as external merchandise trade has been dragged down by weak global demand,” Tuano-Amador told a BSP conference last ...
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 ...
World bank in support of the PF’s external borrowing
lusakatimes.com - 12/3/2013 7:40:55 AM
The World Bank says it supports the Patriotic Front (PF) government’s external borrowing provided the borrowed funds are invested in the economy. Commenting on the decision by the PF government to increase the country’s external borrowing ...
How the Developing World Escaped the Debt Trap
Businessweek - 3/3/2013 8:45:11 PM
two thirds of countries still had external debt-to-GDP ratios above 50 percent. The last decade brought dramatic change. By 2011, suggests the World Bank, the average external debt-to-GDP ratio fell to 42 percent and less than one in three ...
U.S. Tops List of Countries with the Largest External Debt
Seeking Alpha - 6/20/2009 11:58:25 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 ...
World Bank Quarterly External Debt Statistics
The World Bank Group - 3/28/2000 11:54:48 PM
The Quarterly External Debt (QEDS) database, jointly developed by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, brings together detailed external debt data of countries that subscribe to the IMF’s Special Data Dissemination Standard (SDDS ...
World Bank Releases International Debt Statistics 2013
The World Bank Group - 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 ...
The 20 countries with the most debt
canada.com - 8/2/2011 11:57:56 PM
Leonard Cohen is honoured at the Glenn Gould Prize... China’s CNOOC Ltd. has sketched out designs for a massive new liquefied natural gas project on the British Columbia coast, cementing plans for an...
World Bank to Strengthen Debt Sustainability Framework for Low-Income Countries
The World Bank Group - 2/23/2012 9:56:30 PM
... Sustainability Framework (DSF), a joint World Bank-IMF tool used to conduct public and external debt sustainability analysis. These proposals come amid a changing landscape in many low-income countries, as the range of available financing options has ...
The Debt of Developing Countries: The Devastating Impacts of IMF-World Bank “Economic Medicine”
Global Research - 10/11/2013 5:26:20 PM
Instead of providing developing countries with fresh resources, the debt system has forced them to give priority to payments to creditors over the provision of basic social services. According to World Bank data, in 2010 alone, developing countries paid ...
IMF Approves Unification of Discount Rates used in External Debt Analysis for Low-Income Countries
International Monetary Fund - 10/18/2013 4:06:27 PM
On October 11, 2013, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved the proposed Unification of Discount Rates Used in External Debt Analysis for Low-Income Countries. The proposal was approved by the Executive Board of the World ...
Nigeria: World Bank - Nigeria, Others Record U.S.$4.9 Trillion External Debt
AllAfrica - 12/28/2012 8:04:45 AM
The combined external debt stock for Nigeria and other developing countries increased by $464 billion to $4.9 trillion at the end of 2011, a report by the World Bank has shown. The report also revealed that net external debt inflow to developing countries ...