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
External debt of Armenia may reach $5 billion
Vestnik Kavkaza - 10/27/2014 10:08:48 AM
Government officials are confident that the external debt volume for the country is not dangerous ... mainly the IMF and the World Bank. ANC member Vaagn Khachatryan, an economic expert, believes that the problem is in the way Armenia plans to pay the ...
Is Ethiopia’s Sovereign Debt Sustainable?
Nazret - 10/28/2014 11:57:58 PM
... that the “current trend of borrowing will definitely create additional risk exposure” to the country. A review of the World Bank’s external debt statistics reveals that Ethiopia’s external debt stock hiked by 356 per cent from a low of $2,293 ...
Uganda: Why Is Mzee Selling Our Country to China?
AllAfrica - 10/27/2014 11:59:09 PM
One of the least-debated topics in our country is the external debt our leaders are contracting on behalf of ... which, according to the World Bank, is at $21.4bn. Kenya's stands at $44.1bn (or $53.4bn after rebasing recently), Tanzania's is $33.2bn ...
Investors weigh Venezuela debt default
Financial Times - 10/20/2014 4:57:58 PM
In the famous Big Mac index of global currency values against the US dollar, Venezuela makes a surprise entrance as the third most expensive place in the world ... The country has access to a new credit line from China, external debt is not that large ...
PetroCaribe presents spillover risk to beneficiary countries, says IMF
Jamaica Gleaner - 10/19/2014 5:24:48 AM
"Specifically, the country's fiscal and external current-account deficits have declined sharply since 2012, enabling Jamaica to regain market access, with the issuance of an external bond in July," it noted. Jamaica's PetroCaribe debt to Venezuela is ...
The 10 Poorest Countries in the World
INSIDER MONKEY - 10/28/2014 10:24:55 PM
The list of the poorest countries in the world continues on the next page with an exotic ... yet civil wars have devastated the country, and external debt has crippled the already weak economy. Yet another landlocked country appears on our list, in what ...
IMF warns against external borrowing for consumption
Vanguard - 10/9/2014 8:24:17 PM
The combined external and domestic debt as a proportion of the rebased GDP is ... being directed at Africa is not sign of discrimination. Of the 38 World bank-designated highly indebted countries, 32 are in Africa.
The coming financial crisis: a harbinger of world renewal?
The People's Voice - 10/23/2014 11:56:45 PM
China has been the real engine driving this indebtedness - their external debt has ... to a set of 43 developing countries has surged by 60% since 2009 - raising the prospect of a new debt crisis in the developing world. Undoubtedly, this will leave ...
Russia's Credit Rating Kept Above Junk by S&P on Reserves
Money News - 10/24/2014 2:19:54 AM
S&P held Russia’s ranking at BBB-, according to a statement Friday, while retaining the country’s negative outlook ... There’s no risk of Russia failing to redeem its external debt, according to Ulyukayev.
Not just Argentina: 11 countries near bankruptcy
USA Today - 8/1/2014 3:05:15 PM
According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Greece's debt is projected to hit nearly 175% of GDP by the end of this year, more than that of any other nation in the world except for Japan. However, not all countries with low ratings necessarily have ...
India's external debt $ 440 billion, up 7.6% over last year
Hindustan Times - 8/30/2014 1:12:07 PM
When compared with twenty most indebted developing countries from around the world, in the terms of absolute external debt in 2012, India takes the third position behind China and Brazil. While compared in terms of external debt to gross national income ...
APAC And Americas Regions Adapting More Proactive Debt Collections Measures
The Street - 10/29/2014 11:25:10 AM
Additionally, the debt collections market is evolving most rapidly in the Americas region, where an increase of almost 13% is observed compared to last year. This underlines the importance of cooperating with external ... Across the world, the worst ...
External debt up at $440 bn pumped by NRI deposits
Sify - 8/29/2014 11:47:24 AM
India's key debt indicators compare well with other indebted developing countries. According to the World Bank's International Debt Statistics, 2014, India's position in 2012 was third in terms of absolute external debt stock, after China and Brazil.
Is Nigeria’s public debt a problem?
Businessday - 8/16/2014 11:58:39 PM
The rebased GDP figures have significantly driven down the debt-to-GDP ratio. External debt-to-GDP ratio, which measures the indebtness of the country to the world, and its ability to repay stands at 1.9% of GDP. The total external debt composition ...
IMF-World Bank Publish Revised Guidelines for Public Debt Management
International Monetary Fund - 4/25/2014 6:05:54 PM
International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank staffs have prepared and issued to the Executive Boards of both institutions the Revised Guidelines for Public Debt Management ... and reduce member countries’ external vulnerabilities.