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
Has Global Debt Become Unsustainable?
Seeking Alpha - 11/13/2015 9:16:37 AM
Not anymore. The World Bank noted in International Debt Statistics 2015: "Countries reporting to the Quarterly External Debt Statistics confirm that external debt levels in high-income countries are, on average, much higher than in developing countries ...
Ten Questions for the Global Economy
Econo Monitor - 11/25/2015 4:54:50 PM
Meanwhile, globalization has increased co-dependence: a rising number of countries can influence the world’s economic performance and ... struggle with slowing growth, a sizeable external debt, capital outflows and depreciating currencies.
Ethiopia Poised to Become Middle Income Country By 2025 - WB
AllAfrica - 11/25/2015 11:18:24 AM
World Bank Report said. The report launched November 23, 2015, noted that fueled by substantial public infrastructure investment and a conducive external environment, the country's growth has been stable, rapid and it has managed to decrease poverty ...
Alleged global football match-fixer freed in Singapore
Yahoo News - 11/25/2015 8:05:08 AM
Tan is wanted in Italy and Hungary for allegedly fixing dozens of games in the two countries ... around the world and fluency in English and Mandarin have helped Singaporean fixers spread their influence abroad with the support of external investors ...
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 ...
Global co-ordination required to tackle terrorism: SC
Times of India - 11/25/2015 1:24:16 AM
NEW DELHI: The growing menace of terrorism on Tuesday attracted the attention of the Supreme Court which said global ... countries and the courts should also take this into consideration while deciding on the pleas of fugitives taking shelter in a foreign ...
This surprising chart shows which countries own the most U.S. debt
Washington Post - 10/9/2013 11:55:15 PM
It's no secret that China is the world's largest foreign holder of U.S. debt ... that could significantly devalue their investment. This chart, of foreign debt-holders by country, really drives home why China is so preoccupied with our internal squabbles.
Countries Overloaded With Debt
CNBC - 10/28/2009 10:40:00 AM
A further breakdown of the country's external debt data, provided by the World Bank, shows that a significant proportion of the country's external debt is represented by the country's banking sector, accounting for approximately $976.48 billion.
World Bank Releases International Debt Statistics 2013
The World Bank - 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 ... debt statistics are a vital input for experts working to improve the management of capital flows around the world ...
Bad Bank’ Sees More Chinese Debt Souring as Economy Slows
Wall Street Journal - 11/25/2015 3:40:16 AM
BEIJING—China’s slowing growth will lead to more bad loans on bank balance sheets, according to a new estimate from one of China’s official bad-loan buyers, putting further strains on the country’s ... other parts of the world, because lenders ...
Stasi: Wake up! It's already World War III
New York Daily News - 11/24/2015 10:18:09 PM
Believe this then: Globalsecurity.org estimates that right now in the world there are 30 ongoing wars and 22 conflicts. That's 52 countries at war or in conflict ... As Lawrence Kolb, VP of the Council on Foreign Relations and assistant Defense Secretary ...
Guyana at risk of external debt crisis
Stabroek News - 7/19/2015 9:19:22 AM
Guyana is among several countries at risk of a government external debt crisis, according to a report released this month by UK-based non-governmental movement Jubilee Debt Campaign. The report, ‘The new debt trap – How the response to the last global ...
Why do countries keep foreign exchange reserves?
The Economic Times - 11/22/2004 12:55:46 AM
In the past, during the Bretton Woods system — an international monetary system formed after the second world war, foreign exchange reserves were used by countries through their ... bonds or sovereign guaranteed debt which has a residual maturity not ...
Alleged global match-fixer freed in Singapore
YAHOO - 11/25/2015 11:25:34 AM
"The government finally reacted and now just as Singapore is being congratulated for leadership in saving sport competition from corruption, its own courts have put the country back in the firing line." "If your law doesn't fit a modern world, fix it now ...
The world's top 25 debt-ridden nations
Rediff India Abroad - 2/16/2011 9:36:34 AM
This ratio helps determine if the country is in a position to repay its debt or is there likelihood that it may default. For the record, the total external debt in the world stands at close to $60 trillion. So which are the world's most indebted nations?