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Old 02-12-2014, 01:34 PM
 
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google tells me "a nation whose investments abroad exceed in value the investments made in it by foreign countries".. this confuses me because a nation isn't a single entity. it contains corporations, individuals, government entities. i mean, luxembourg holds $146 billion in US treasury bonds.. does that mean the Luxembourgian government holds that much ? or is it individuals ? or is it everyone in luxembourg collectively ? what about the the debt it holds ?

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Old 02-13-2014, 06:11 PM
 
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Everyone collectively. The sum total.
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Old 02-13-2014, 06:42 PM
 
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For some countries it might essentially be just investments held nationally. Like in China, the Chinese people don't have much in the way of foreign investments because of severe capital controls. This is finally now changing.
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Old 02-16-2014, 10:57 PM
 
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Web of Debt - How Banks And The Federal Reserve Are Bankrupting The Planet...
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Old 02-17-2014, 06:29 AM
 
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A nation that has invested/loaned more than they have borrowed. In other words... The opposite of the U.S.A., although that wasn't always the case.
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Old 02-17-2014, 06:39 AM
 
Location: Metro Detroit, Michigan
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I hope I'm not doing someone's homework assignment here... But I did find a good link demonstrating where the major nations stand...

List of World

The are 2010 figures. Notice... Japan was the world's largest creditor nation, and the U.S. was the largest debtor/hold out your hand and collect nation. It took all of about 25 years to get here, but I fear it's going to take much longer to dig ourselves out.

THANK YOUR POLITICIANS
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