Definition: This entry records the cumulative total of all government borrowings less repayments that are denominated in a country's home currency. Public debt should not be confused with external debt, which reflects the foreign currency liabilities of both the private and public sector and must be financed out of foreign exchange earnings.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Public debt map
The World's 5 Most Debt-Ridden Countries
Daily Finance - 5/18/2013 1:09:59 PM
Among the largest 50 economies worldwide, here are the five ... but while that could help the country's lagging businesses, it won't help bring down its skyrocketing debt. With more public-sector job cuts on the table, unemployment at 18%, and GDP expected ...
2nd Meeting of SAARC Public Debt Managers' Forum
MoneyControl.com - 12/9/2013 10:11:17 AM
The Reserve Bank of India, in collaboration with the South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC) Secretariat, organized the second meeting of the SAARC Debt Managers’ Forum at Jaipur on December 6 & 7, 2013. The SAARC Debt Managers’ Forum ...
World Bank Public Sector Debt Statistics
The World Bank Group - 9/24/2012 5:14:05 PM
jointly developed by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, brings together detailed quarterly public sector debt data of selected countries, initially mainly developing /emerging market economies. The main purpose of the PSD database is to ...
Undergrads Around The World Face Student Loan Debt
The Huffington Post - 11/21/2013 3:44:37 AM
This article comes to us courtesy of U.S. News & World Report, where it was originally published. American student loan debt has ballooned to more than $1 trillion and more than 7 million borrowers are in default, according to reports by the ...
Undergrads Around the World Face Student Loan Debt
US News and World Report - 11/12/2013 11:57:52 PM
"We have the most expensive system of higher education in the developed world," Lum ... tuition is free at public universities in countries such as Argentina, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. Zero tuition does not equal zero student debt, though.
IMF Executive Board Reviews the Joint IMF-World Bank Debt Sustainability Framework for Low-Income Countries
International Monetary Fund - 2/23/2012 10:53:46 PM
Public Information Notices (PINs ... reviewed the joint IMF-World Bank debt sustainability framework (DSF) for low-income countries (LICs). The DSF was introduced in 2005 with the objectives of guiding LICs’ borrowing decisions and creditors’ lending ...
The 10 Countries Deepest In Debt: 24/7 Wall St.
The Huffington Post - 2/15/2012 5:33:59 PM
Greece, which has among the worst debt in the world, faces default as early as March if it does not get the bailout. In addition to Greece, several European Union member countries now face overwhelming government debt. On Monday, Moody’s ...
The 10 Countries With the Most Debt
US News and World Report - 1/27/2011 11:57:48 PM
[See the 10 states with the largest budget shortfalls.] While the United States total public debt is indeed the largest in the world, a broader context shows that other countries face even more dire debt situations. One way to put debt in perspective is to ...
The 15 Countries That Are Buried Under The Most Debt
The Business Insider - 4/4/2011 6:49:17 PM
Debt outlook: French public debt is expected to rise as high as 86.9% of GDP in 2011 according to a report by HSBC. The country has implemented spending cuts, increased certain taxes and is raising the retirement age but if Eurozone countries require more ...
Japan tops list of countries deepest in debt
NBC News - 2/15/2012 12:11:51 PM
In addition to Greece, several European Union member countries now face overwhelming government debt. On Monday, Moody’s downgraded six countries, including Italy, Portugal and Spain. Other countries, like Germany and Japan, also have burdensome debts ...
How the Developing World Escaped the Debt Trap
Businessweek - 3/3/2013 8:45:11 PM
As the sequester demonstrates new lows in America’s fiscal management and the European debt crisis drags on for its third year, it’s worth noting that most of the rest of the world’s financial health is pretty good. Developing countries ...
The World Bank Group - 12/2/2013 4:21:40 AM
The PSD database brings together detailed debt data of the public sector that are published individually by countries participating in this initiative. The participation of countries in the PSD database is voluntary. Currently, 85 have agreed to ...
10 Countries Drowning In Government Debt
investinganswers.com - 6/17/2012 11:57:49 PM
Even if the country is home to the lovely city of Paris ... the United States government holds the largest absolute amount of public debt in the entire world. In 2011, an astounding $227 billion (1.5% of GDP) in federal spending went toward the public ...
World Bank and IMF Launch Quarterly Online Public Sector Debt Database
International Monetary Fund - 12/5/2010 11:56:14 PM
The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today launched the online Quarterly Public Sector Debt Database, which offers access to public sector debt statistics for 30 emerging market and developing countries and will be updated every three ...
Ghana's public debt hits GHC46.1 billion
Ghana Web - 12/2/2013 1:47:11 PM
an IMF and World Bank benchmark for classifying a country's debt stock as dangerously high. The figure which was put out by the Central Bank last week also showed that government has in one month added 2.2 billion Ghana cedis to the public debt.