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
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.
How the Developing World Escaped the Debt Trap
Bloomberg - 3/3/2013 8:45:11 PM
two thirds of countries still had external debt-to-GDP ratios above 50 percent. The last decade brought dramatic change. By 2011, suggests the World Bank, the average external debt-to-GDP ratio fell to 42 percent and less than one in three developing ...
Kerry and Lavrov open Syria talks as countries trade barbs
San Francisco Gate - 2/11/2016 8:20:00 AM
MUNICH (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign ... other countries meet to try to halt five years of civil war. The conflict has killed more than a quarter-million people, created Europe's biggest refugee crisis since World War ...
U.S. Tops List of Countries with the Largest External Debt
Seeking Alpha - 6/21/2009 10:56:59 AM
... countries are small countries in the developing world. Armenia has the lowest debt at $3.4B. However this was an increase of 15.1% from 2007. Some of the countries have been reducing their external debt. Switzerland and the UK reduced it the most at ...
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.
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 An ...
UPDATE 1-Portugal singled out by bond investors in crisis throwback
Reuters - 2/11/2016 1:13:29 PM
Yields on Lisbon's 10-year debt shot above 4 percent for the first time in 18 months, adding to a rise of some 170 basis points seen over the last fortnight, while shares in the country's banks ... In keeping with a rout in global stock markets, Lisbon's ...
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 ...
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 fell in 2011 ... the management of capital flows around the world and having the data open to all is a welcome ...
Resource-Rich African Countries Struggle, Resource-Poor Ones Grow
Voice of America - 2/10/2016 5:58:01 AM
What is Rwanda doing right? Rwanda is one of the countries that is seeing growth. The key to African nations competing in the global marketplace and attracting foreign investment is first and foremost transparency, and that is what Rwanda is doing right.
Making the world safe for anti-corruption whistle-blowers
The Christian Science Monitor - 2/10/2016 10:47:20 PM
A Ukrainian official’s resignation over corruption prompts an unusually strong response from world bodies ... In many other countries, from Brazil to India to Indonesia, both foreign pressure and grass-roots campaigns have created a climate of approval ...
World Watch: News Digest
Wall Street Journal - 2/10/2016 11:30:17 PM
Valentina Pop Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, an architect of France’s hawkish polices in the Middle East and Africa, is stepping down to become a judge on the country’s constitutional court. President François Hollande has decided to nominate Mr ...
Private Sector Debt Gnawing at Developing Countries
Inter Press Service - 7/30/2012 12:44:03 PM
... organisations supporting debt relief and increased transparency in global financial markets, highlights that foreign debt payments of the private sector in impoverished countries have increased from four percent of export earnings in 2000, to 10 ...
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?
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 ...