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
Argentine presidential candidates say they'll solve thorny debt spat, but fix could be far off
FOX News - 10/13/2015 5:21:22 AM
says that Argentina's outstanding debt is relatively small for an economy estimated at $600 billion and that the country is capable of paying it. Until it's paid off, Argentina won't be able to get loans on good terms and will struggle to attract foreign ...
Emerging Market Debt: An End To The Agony?
Seeking Alpha - 10/13/2015 12:27:53 AM
Defaults on external debt were a common "end-game." Today's fundamentals are different. Few countries have fixed exchange-rate ... The root of the problem is that global demand is soft. Developed market demand has downshifted, and there is simply not ...
Foreign investors bid aggressively in government debt auction | Reuters
Firstpost - 10/12/2015 7:27:14 PM
MUMBAI Foreign investors in India aggressively bid for new limits on government bonds as well as for state debt, signalling continued strong interest in a country whose economic fundamentals are seen as relatively better than other emerging markets.
Growing Government Debt Will Test Euro-Zone Solidarity
bloombergview.com - 10/12/2015 11:56:16 AM
Not only is the debt ... toward external trade surplus. During the financial crisis, in the absence of fiscal support from a federal Europe, one euro-zone country after another fell short of the criteria. There was good reason for this: Global fiscal ...
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.
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 ...
Why Clinton’s Foreign Policy Would Be More Continuity Than Change From Obama
The Wall Street Journal - 10/12/2015 6:22:49 PM
Second, it’s a cruel and unforgiving world out there. And U.S. options ... there won’t be a variety of heroic or dramatic options to choose from. The Middle East countries are broken Humpty Dumpties that can’t be put back together again, not ...
When a Country Asks Its Citizens to Fund Humanitarian Aid
New York Times - 10/12/2015 2:48:04 PM
Its role changes. It becomes what foreign-policy scholars like Anne-Marie Slaughter have been prognosticating for years: a direct actor in the world at times, and at times a broker and convener using its authority to create connections among private actors.
Huckabee Slams Obama’s Foreign Policy, Leadership
Fox Business - 10/12/2015 3:16:42 PM
He also discussed Obama’s handling of foreign policy. “This president is obsessed with climate change while the rest of the world understands the real danger ... well he’s helped lead us to a $20 trillion debt, totally flattened wages… What kind ...
A developing world of debt
The Guardian - 5/16/2012 10:16:46 AM
Data in the World Bank's global development finance 2012 report (pdf) shows total external debt stocks owed by developing countries increased by $437bn over 12 months to stand at $4tn at the end of 2010, the latest period for which data is available.
Debt Markets Shaken Amid More Corporate Downgrades, Defaults
Wall Street Journal - 10/12/2015 5:39:52 PM
Falling profits and increased borrowing at U.S. companies are rattling debt markets, a sign the six-year ... “We are less dependent on global growth than many other developed countries, but we are not immune to the weakened economic fundamentals outside ...
China external debt at 1.68 trillion USD in June
The Global Times - 10/2/2015 3:42:52 PM
China's outstanding foreign debt settled at around 1.68 trillion US dollars by the end of June, slightly up by 6.9 billion US dollars from the end of March, data from the country's forex regulator showed. Most of the debt owed to foreign creditors ...
Britain's pro-EU campaign opens with warning: Don't turn your back on world
Reuters - 10/12/2015 7:12:55 PM
"Do we continue to lead the world by leading in Europe or risk diminishing our influence ... Opinion polls suggest voters are split, and that crises in the EU over Greek debt and a surge of migrants may be turning some Britons against staying in the ...
Eurozone debt web: Who owes what to whom?
BBC - 11/18/2011 9:18:14 AM
The circle below shows the gross external, or foreign, debt of some of the main players in the eurozone as well as other big world economies. The arrows show how much money is owed by each country to banks in other nations. The arrows point from the debtor ...
Global Debt: A country-by-country look at spending for growth vs. deficit cutting
The Christian Science Monitor - 3/8/2010 11:56:41 PM
With all the attention being focused on whether or not there will be a sustainable recovery in 2010, the potential for a wave of sovereign-debt crises ... the Baltic countries were hit hard by the financial crisis and global downturn, as the rapid inflow ...