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
Private Credit and Public Debt in Financial Crises
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco - 3/10/2014 4:01:30 PM
Financial crises, private credit, and public debt The narrative ... But by 2012, Spain’s government debt had more than doubled, reaching nearly 90% of GDP, as the public sector assumed large losses from the banking sector and tax revenues ...
World Bank drops $50mln loan to Montenegro over excessive debt
Thomson Reuters - 3/7/2014 8:55:33 AM
* Government in talks with China's EXIM Bank for a loan SARAJEVO, March 7 (Reuters) - The World Bank has withdrawn its $50 million loan support to Montenegro's budget, saying a highway deal agreed with China would put too much strain on the ...
The World's 5 Most Debt-Ridden Countries
The Motley Fool - 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 ...
A tale of three countries' debts
China Daily - 3/6/2014 12:21:21 AM
The world is keeping a close watch on the Ukrainian ... Venezuela is running short on some essentials, leading to seething public discontent. All the three countries first encountered debt problems, which led to socio-political crises.
New Funding to Help Poor Countries Manage Debt
The World Bank - 3/7/2014 6:35:22 PM
The sovereign debt world can be complex, and the World Bank realized that low-income countries could improve their chances ... In addition to improving the public officials’ technical skills, the training and exposure to experts also empowers ...
The 10 Countries With the Most Debt
US News and World Report - 1/27/2011 11:57:48 PM
I mean, that would be a worse financial economic crisis than anything we saw in 2008." Many top Republicans ... [See a slide show of the 10 countries with the most debt.] Even accounting for inflation, the total U.S. public debt--the amount of treasury ...
Countries Overloaded With Debt
CNBC - 10/28/2009 3:40:39 PM
"External debt is more worrisome and important than public debt, as public debt is generally ... A further breakdown of the country's external debt data, provided by the World Bank, shows that a significant proportion of the country's external debt is ...
Africa: World Bank Warns African Countries On High Debt Profile
AllAfrica - 8/26/2013 12:44:27 PM
The World Bank wants developing countries to adopt effective Debt Management Performance ... "Therefore, prudent government debt management is essential to sound practices for public borrowing and debt- management, which are important to support economic ...
Mozambique: Finance Minister States Public Debt Is Sustainable
AllAfrica - 3/9/2014 11:55:08 PM
Mozambique's total public debt, as of 31 December, stood at US$6.8 billion, Finance Minister Manuel Chang told the Mozambican parliament, the Assembly of the Republic, 6 March. Answering a question from the opposition Mozambique Democratic Movement (MDM ...
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 ...
The World Bank Group - 3/8/2014 2:45:07 PM
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 ...
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
On Monday, Moody’s downgraded six countries, including Italy, Portugal and Spain. Other countries, like Germany and Japan, also have burdensome debts, but unlike Greece or other troubled EU members, their debt problems are not unmanageable.
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 ...
The world's top 25 debt-ridden nations
Rediff - 2/16/2011 4:07:17 AM
This ratio helps determine if the country is in a position to repay its debt or is there likelihood that it may default. For the record, the total external debt in the world stands at close to $60 trillion. So which are the world's most indebted nations?