creditor nation

creditor nation
: a nation whose investments abroad exceed in value the investments made in it by foreign countries — compare debtor nation

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  • creditor nation — ➔ nation * * * creditor nation UK US noun [C] (also creditor country) ► ECONOMICS, POLITICS a country that owes less to other countries than other countries owe to it: »Asia is now a region of creditor nations, not debtors. → Compare …   Financial and business terms

  • Creditor Nation — A nation with a cumulative balance of payment surplus. A creditor nation has positive net investment after recording all of the financial transactions completed between it and the rest of the world. Creditor nations have invested more resources… …   Investment dictionary

  • creditor nation — /ˌkredɪtə neɪʃ(ə)n/ noun a country which has lent money to another. Compare debtor nation …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • nation — na‧tion [ˈneɪʆn] noun [countable] a country, considered especially in relation to its people and its social or economic structure: • The treaty was signed by 22 nations. • Developing nations want to be sure they re not locked into low standards… …   Financial and business terms

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

  • creditor — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ foreign ▪ private ▪ large ▪ secured, unsecured VERB + CREDITOR ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • 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… …   Financial and business terms

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

  • japan — japanner, n. /jeuh pan /, n., adj., v., japanned, japanning. n. 1. any of various hard, durable, black varnishes, originally from Japan, for coating wood, metal, or other surfaces. 2. work varnished and figured in the Japanese manner. 3. Japans,… …   Universalium

  • Japan — /jeuh pan /, n. 1. a constitutional monarchy on a chain of islands off the E coast of Asia: main islands, Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu, and Shikoku. 125,716,637; 141,529 sq. mi. (366,560 sq. km). Cap.: Tokyo. Japanese, Nihon, Nippon. 2. Sea of, the… …   Universalium

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