Definition: This entry gives the total public and private debt owed to nonresidents repayable in internationally accepted currencies, 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, 2020See also: Debt - external map
Debt To GDP Ratio By Country: State Of Global Debt 2022
Mena FN - 9/12/2022 9:39:00 AM
The debt to GDP ratio by country, particularly seen in Europe, Japan and other large, global economies, has surged. This debt constitutes a significant risk as central banks start to raise ...
Global Debt Reaches a Record US$226 Trillion
Uruguay News - 9/26/2022 12:00:00 AM
but with large disparities across countries. China alone accounted for 26% of the global debt surge. Emerging markets (excluding China) and low-income countries accounted for small shares of the ...
China’s debt leniency claim for developing nation ‘restructurings’ undercut by transparency issues
scmp.com - 9/27/2022 11:05:00 PM
China says it has outperformed other G20 members in helping the world’s poorer nations deal with the impact of the coronavirus, but a lack of transparency has made it difficult to access the level of support,
External debt repayment to double in 3yrs
The Daily Star - 9/19/2022 2:30:00 AM
Bangladesh’s external debt repayment obligation will double in the next three years, according to data of the Economic Relations Division (ERD).
Africa: Ghana Sovereign Debt Crisis Tip of African Countries Loan Mess
AllAfrica.com - 9/28/2022 4:28:00 AM
The Ghana sovereign debt debacle is one episode in a series of emerging African markets and low-income countries caught in a perfect storm. The perfect storm is made of rising global interest rates, a strengthening United States dollar and excessive borrowing by African countries and those that can be classified as emerging economies.
African countries face double whammy of debt crisis and food crisis
World Socialist Web Site - 9/20/2022 5:26:00 PM
The World Bank has warned that the number of Africans living in extreme poverty is set to rise from 424 million before the pandemic in 2019 to 463 million this year, more than one third of the continent’s 1.
World Bank: Poor Countries’ Debt May Worsen Due to Volatility in Commodity Prices
This Day - 9/22/2022 12:00:00 AM
According to him, as of mid-2021, over half of the world’s poorest countries were in external debt distress, or at risk of it. He reiterated his call for accelerated cooperation to implement a G ...
Ruto calls for debt restructuring by middle-income countries
Kenya Broadcasting Corporation - 9/22/2022 3:02:00 AM
President William Ruto has called for the suspension or restructuring of debt repayments by middle-income countries.
GT Voice: India’s call for global debt relief laudable, West must step up too
Global Times - 9/25/2022 2:05:00 PM
"The accumulation of debt in fragile economies is of particular concern," Jaishankar said in his address to the UN General Assembly session on Saturday. His call for global debt relief efforts, which came at a time when global debt levels have soared significantly,
China Has Waived The Debt Of Some African Countries. But It's Not About Refinancing
Mena FN - 8/31/2022 11:24:00 AM
In mid-August, China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs surprised the world ... countries. This includes a number on the African continent. Combined private and public external debt of African states ...