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
The World's 5 Most Debt-Ridden Countries
The Motley Fool - 5/18/2013 3:47:28 PM
which would help ease this inordinately high debt. If the plan fails, however, Japan will be stuck with a monster debt just in time for an aging population to tax social systems to the brink. That's a bad combination for this economy's future.
External debt, liabilities decline significantly
Business Recorder - 5/16/2013 10:59:20 PM
"Deterioration in overall stocks of external debt and liabilities is a good sign for the economy," economists said. Although in short term, it may put some negative impact on the country's forex reserves, but in the longer run, it will benefit ...
Growing debt, good for the country – DMO
Punch - 5/12/2013 10:42:36 PM
Despite warnings by economists against the country’s increasing debt profile, the Debt Management Office has said the continued rise in both domestic and external debts is a good thing for Nigeria. The DMO argued that the government’s future income ...
Egyptian foreign debt increases by $8bn
dailynewsegypt.com - 5/17/2013 11:55:25 PM
The debt increase has led global finance rating company Standard & Poor’s to lower the credit ratings of local banks National Bank of Egypt, National Societe General Bank (NSGB), Banque Misr and Commercial International Bank (CIB) to CCC+.
Turkey pays off debt to IMF as private borrowings surge
Today's Zaman - 5/15/2013 6:54:09 AM
“We have a better debt to GDP ratio than 24 EU countries,” he added. Turkey became a member of the IMF shortly after the establishment of the organization in 1945, signing the first stand-by agreement in 1961 and the last one, the 19th, in 200
Erdogan’s IMF Triumph Masks Surge in Private Debt: Turkey Credit
Bloomberg - 5/14/2013 10:15:46 AM
Net external debt of $413 billion, about 51 percent of GDP, puts Turkey in a league with other countries including the Czech Republic and Poland, and the private sector’s pace of credit accumulation is accelerating, Goldman said in a report ...
INTERVIEW-Nigeria says switching to foreign debt to lower costs
CNBC - 5/20/2013 1:14:46 PM
and source of funding," Nwankwo said. Analysts welcomed Nigeria's move to cheaper foreign loans, noting that global low interest rates in contrast to tight monetary policy at home will help reduce debt service costs and free up money to invest in badly ...
World’s Biggest Volatility Jump Spurs Fund Outflow
Bloomberg - 5/20/2013 1:54:44 AM
Government bonds issued by Group of Seven countries excluding Japan have returned 18 percent this year in yen terms, compared with 0.55 percent for Japan’s government bonds, Bank of America Merrill Lynch indexes show. Japan’s five-year note ...
Kenneth Rogoff and Carmen Reinhart: How much debt is cool enough
articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com - 5/16/2013 11:42:17 PM
R&R arrived at lower thresholds of external debt for developing (non-reserve issuing currency) countries. When we put all the pieces together we are left with the great macroeconomic conundrum of the day in advanced economies: slowing growth is ...
Global shares grind higher, yen rebounds on minister's remarks
Reuters - 5/20/2013 7:19:50 PM
Deals such as Yahoo's (YHOO.O) $1.1 billion bid for blogging service Tumblr indicate companies continue to search for growth through acquisitions despite record high share prices, a bullish sign for stocks. Yahoo was up 0.49 percent at $26.65.
Rising debt and falling aid force poor countries to cut spending on health and farmers
Oxfand - 5/16/2013 8:47:30 AM
Fears about rising debt, combined with recent aid ... infrastructure finance initiatives and domestic and external commercial bonds. Matthew Martin, Director of DFI, said: “Developing countries have made huge efforts to overcome the economic ...
The World's Most Valuable Brands
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Mark is a member ... by BrandZ. The company has bottled and canned billions of the sugary soft drinks since it was first sold in an Atlanta drug store 127 years ago. Driven by the availability of over 500 products in all but two countries ...
Developing World to Dominate Global Investment by 2030
ipsnews.net - 5/17/2013 12:39:33 AM
... across the developing world are allowing for illicit outflows of capital that are at times far greater than the countries’ external debt, inexorably impacting on those countries’ ability to finance their public sector. One report last year ...
DMO unveils new strategy to reduce growth of public debt
Vanguard - 5/19/2013 11:53:02 PM
“For the first time, the country has a medium-term debt strategy which ... by achieving an optimal mix of relatively more expensive domestic debt and less expensive external debt. Nwankwo said that the difference between the domestic and the external ...
We’ll comply with Jonathan’s 30% debt target – DMO
Punch - 5/15/2013 1:46:21 AM
Mr. President’s pronouncement that Nigeria’s actual borrowing will not exceed 30 per cent debt to GDP ratio remains valid as the limit guiding the country’s public borrowing.” At the presentation of the 2012 budget, Jonathan lamented the rate at ...