|Rank||Country||Current Account Balance (US$)|
|18||United Arab Emirates||26,320,000,000|
|32||Trinidad and Tobago||5,058,000,000|
|42||Congo, Republic of the||1,849,000,000|
|48||British Virgin Islands||362,600,000|
|68||Sao Tome and Principe||-77,500,000|
|74||Saint Kitts and Nevis||-133,800,000|
|84||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||-221,600,000|
|87||Central African Republic||-234,400,000|
|90||Antigua and Barbuda||-268,300,000|
|98||Congo, Democratic Republic of the||-419,000,000|
|132||Bosnia and Herzegovina||-1,583,000,000|
|163||Papua New Guinea||-4,818,000,000|
Definition: This entry records a country's net trade in goods and services, plus net earnings from rents, interest, profits, and dividends, and net transfer payments (such as pension funds and worker remittances) to and from the rest of the world during the period specified. 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: Current Account Balance map
Trade balances improve, but borrower countries more indebted now
Live Mint - 9/30/2014 6:40:25 PM
The world’s trade imbalances have improved over the past ... the financial crisis and the Great Recession that followed. High savings of some current account surplus countries such as China led to lower interest rates, which, in turn, allowed high ...
IMF:Global Current Acct Imbalances Narrow Substantially v 2006
MNI - 9/30/2014 8:53:27 AM
Core European countries with current account surpluses, however ... On the surplus side, China cut its balance to 0.25% of the world GDP in 2013, down from 0.46% in 2006. Major factors behind the decline "were sharply higher investment, expansionary ...
Bangladesh posts current account surplus of 1.02 bln USD
Xinhua News Agency - 9/28/2014 2:03:37 PM
Due mainly to healthy current account balance, Bangladesh's overall balance of payments (BoP) surplus reached 429 million U.S. dollars in July this year. Despite the country witnessed a decline in export earning, officials said BB current account balance ...
Rich countries risk ‘permanently weak’ demand: IMF
CNBC - 9/30/2014 12:49:40 PM
Current account surpluses in core European countries have instead remained large, while current account balances have deteriorated in some ... changes in market sentiment or to sudden increases in world interest rates. Terrones advised governments to ...
Half the world's wildlife gone over last 40 years
CBS News - 9/30/2014 5:54:29 AM
Indeed, it would take the equivalent of 1.5 Earths of biocapacity to meet our current demands ... show the Footprint resuming an upward trend. Just two countries account for a third of the the world's total Ecological Footprint: China, at 19 percent ...
China's international balance of payments to fluctuate in H2
China Daily - 10/2/2014 2:06:02 PM
both in China and outside the country, the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) said in its first-half report. China's international balance of payments showed a surplus in the first half of the year, with the surplus under the current account ...
Kuwait fiscal, external current accounts show large surpluses
Kuwait Times - 9/30/2014 6:26:06 PM
The fiscal and external current accounts continue to show large surpluses supported ... The breakeven oil price-the price needed to balance the budget at current expenditure levels-has risen over the past few years and is estimated at $75 in 2014/15 ...
Japan's Current Account Falls into Deficit
Wall Street Journal - 8/7/2014 9:46:09 PM
TOKYO—Japan's current account balance fell into a deficit for the first time in five ... The deficit in the current account, the broadest measure of Japan's trade with the rest of the world, stood at ¥399.1 billion ($3.91 billion) in June before ...
Countries with the largest current account balance
Mongabay - 1/24/2010 11:57:35 PM
This entry records a country's net trade in goods and services, plus net earnings from rents, interest, profits, and dividends, and net transfer payments (such as pension funds and worker remittances) to and from the rest of the world during the period ...
Exploring The Current Account In The Balance Of Payments
Investopedia - 6/14/2013 12:45:07 PM
The balance of the current account tells us if a country has a deficit or ... A surplus is indicative of an economy that is a net creditor to the rest of the world. It shows how much a country is saving as opposed to investing. What this means is that ...
World Order by Henry Kissinger review – an urgently written, fine account
theguardian.com - 10/1/2014 12:27:00 PM
The China of the cultural revolution was vulnerable to the USSR and therefore needed to befriend the US to balance ... world order that remained stable for a quarter century or more until our own post-cold war era. This urgently written book is a fine ...
Bonds: UK no longer one of the world's top debtor countries
QCK - 9/30/2014 7:44:51 PM
in the latest edition of the IMF's World Economic Outlook the Washington-based lender flagged its concern over the risk of a trend of secular stagnation taking hold in advanced economies. On a brighther note, it highlighted how global current account ...
Germany assures Brussels its current account balance will shrink
Business Recorder - 4/15/2014 5:49:07 PM
BERLIN: Germany reassured Brussels on Tuesday its current account surplus, the world's largest, would shrink in coming ... Under EU rules if such imbalances are considered excessive, a country has to take action or risk a fine. Germany's very high current ...
Who Will Run the World’s Deficits?
PROJECT SYNDICATE - 11/6/2013 11:57:50 PM
SINGAPORE – These days everyone seems to want to run a current-account surplus ... the ability of other major deficit countries, like Brazil and India, to absorb capital flows is reaching its limit. Since the world is a closed system, this raises ...
Almost impossible for big countries to understand how small countries think
The Straits Times - 10/1/2014 3:51:37 AM
Big countries have a duty to reassure, a duty that China has only partially fulfilled. Small countries look at the world very differently from big ... by even the smallest country. Where the balance of autonomy between big and small will eventually be ...