debtor nation

debtor nation
debtor nation UK US noun [C] (also debtor country)
ECONOMICS, POLITICS a country that owes more to other countries than other countries owe to it: »

The heavy foreign buying of U.S. securities flipped the U.S. over from creditor to debtor nation a few years ago.

Compare CREDITOR NATION(Cf. ↑creditor nation)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Debtor Nation — Debtor Nation: The History of America in Red Ink   Author(s) Louis Hyman …   Wikipedia

  • Debtor Nation — A nation with a cumulative balance of payments deficit. A debtor nation has negative net investment after recording all of the financial transactions it has completed worldwide. Nations that have invested fewer resources than the rest of the… …   Investment dictionary

  • debtor nation — / detə ˌneɪʃ(ə)n/ noun a country whose foreign debts are larger than money owed to it by other countries ▪▪▪ ‘…the United States is now a debtor nation for the first time since 1914, owing more to foreigners than it is owed itself’ [Economist] …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • debtor nation — noun : a nation whose debts to other countries exceed its foreign investments compare creditor nation …   Useful english dictionary

  • debtor nation — n. nation that ownes more to other countries that others owe to it …   English contemporary dictionary

  • debtor country — UK }} US }} noun [C] ► DEBTOR NATION(Cf. ↑debtor nation) …   Financial and business terms

  • nation — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ large ▪ little, small ▪ major ▪ great, leading, powerful, strong …   Collocations dictionary

  • debtor — / detə/ noun a person who owes money ▪▪▪ ‘…the United States is now a debtor nation for the first time since 1914, owing more to foreigners than it is owed itself’ [Economist] …   Marketing dictionary in english

  • debtor — [det′ər] n. [altered (after L) < ME dettur < OFr detor < L debitor < debitus, pp. of debere: see DEBT] a person, company, nation, etc. that owes something to another or others …   English World dictionary

  • debtor — noun Debtor is used before these nouns: ↑nation …   Collocations dictionary

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