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, 2014See also: Public debt map
Trump’s Plans Will Turn America Into A Third World Country
The Huffington Post - 3/20/2017 4:57:03 PM
Our public debt will explode ... I considered sending the following two tweets: From our Peace Corp dream to “Fill the World with Love and Hope” to our country’s new Mein Kampf mantra, “America First.” Slowly kissing off our former partners ...
Kenya: Where The Country Lies in World's Most Indebted Countries Index
AllAfrica - 3/22/2017 7:14:52 AM
But how does Kenya's public debt compare with other countries? The World Economic Forum ranks Kenya at number 77 out of 138 countries using the GDP/debt ratio score. Japan is the most indebted country with a score of 248.1 percent, followed by Greece (178 ...
Croatia in talks with World Bank to manage huge highway debts
Reuters - 3/16/2017 10:49:34 AM
ZAGREB Croatia is liaising with the World Bank to manage the huge debts its state ... is worth 5.2 billion euros (£4.55 billion), or 13.5 percent of the country's overall public debt. Some 1.14 billion euros mature this year. A huge portion matures ...
Mozambican campaigners demand cancellation of secret debt before the IMF lends again
clubofmozambique.com - 3/24/2017 9:31:29 PM
Campaigners in Mozambique have called for secret debts to be cancelled before the IMF lends to the country again ... Mozambique’s debt is now thought to be $11.6 billion, 93 per cent of GDP, and without the loans from the IMF and World Bank to pay ...
A Curious Economic Riddle
Seeking Alpha - 3/24/2017 11:44:30 AM
The Dutch economy on the other hand is one of the most competitive in the world. Yet for most ... and falling public debt One would be inclined to think that economy A is one of the Southern periphery countries and economy B is Germany.
A diet of debt: Should spiralling levels of leverage worry investors?
CITY A.M. - 3/21/2017 7:23:13 AM
Unlike the developed world, public debt remains low in emerging economies ... and used their grip on the country’s banking system to direct money to state-owned enterprises, which could build infrastructure projects to compensate for a global slump ...
Phl external debt down to $74.8 B in 2016
Philstar - 3/20/2017 9:47:34 AM
MANILA, Philippines - The country’s external ... Philippine external debt stood at $74.8 billion last year, lower by $2.7 billion from $77.5 billion in 2015. Tetangco traced the decline to net principal repayments by both the public and private sectors ...
Italy’s Struggling Economy Has World’s Healthiest People
Bloomberg - 3/20/2017 12:00:35 AM
While Italy is among the most developed countries, growth has stagnated for decades, almost 40 percent of its youngsters are out of jobs and it’s saddled with one of the world’s highest debt loads relative ... of the Center for Public Health Nutrition ...
Reaffirm our national community by forgiving student debt
nationofchange.org - 3/23/2017 12:14:20 PM
At the time, we proposed debt forgiveness ... immediately after the Second World War, our nation seemed to find a better balance between individual and community values. During that time, it is important to remember that public colleges were practically ...
OECD warns China on rising corporate debt
dw.com - 3/20/2017 11:59:24 PM
The latest OECD survey of economic developments in China has addressed the rising level of corporate debt in the world's second ... of more than 20,000 people in 16 Asian countries has found corruption among public officials continues to be rife.
The $US200 trillion global debt mountain – how big a threat is it really and what are the implications for investors?
foreignaffairs.co.nz - 3/22/2017 4:37:23 AM
Countries with very high gross debt to GDP include Japan ... and rising private debt in the emerging world (EM). The rise in developed world public debt reflects GFC related stimulus programs and the failure to turn budget deficits into budget ...
The Role of Fiscal Policy When Private Debt is High
Econo Monitor - 3/15/2017 11:58:10 PM
Most of the debt is concentrated in the world’s richest economies ... sustains output and inflation without adding to public debt. Successful examples of these interventions can be found in various countries including in the aftermath of the global ...
World Water Day: Lagosians decry environment law, water privatisation
environewsnigeria.com - 3/22/2017 6:06:16 PM
World Water Day, observed on March 22 every year ... evidence abounds showing that countries that have experimented the public private partnership (PPP) model of water privatisation burnt their fingers,” they stated. But the Lagos State Commissioner ...
Debt relief for Rwanda:
scribd.com - 3/17/2017 7:16:37 PM
The country ... debt and extreme reconstruction needs, the HIPC framework is grossly inadequate. In the interests of stability and improved self-reliance, an immediate ceiling must be set on repayment levels, at no more than 10% of public spending ...
The 20 countries with the greatest public debt
World Economic Forum - 3/16/2017 11:56:59 PM
Japan, the world’s ... a massive debt. On 14 July 2015, the IMF released a report addressing Greece’s debt sustainability. The introduction in the report gives an accurate image of the country’s situation: Greece’s public debt has become highly ...