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
The 20 countries with the most public debt
MSN - 5/7/2016 11:55:57 PM
As we near World Debt Day on May 16, we take a look at the countries ... The figures, taken from a 2015 report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), show countries with the highest public debt as a percentage of GDP. Pictured: 20.
Deflation and Debt: Is the United States the New Japan?
Investopedia - 5/28/2016 10:09:19 AM
By December 2015, the debt-to-GDP ratio was 229.2%, but total public and private debt to GDP was 615%. No country in the history of the world has engaged in monetary and fiscal stimulus as long as Japan between 1989 and 2016. Nevertheless, Japan's economy ...
Greece in debt relief ’breakthrough’ with eurozone, IMF
Business Recorder - 5/25/2016 9:29:56 AM
The 19 ministers from the countries that use the euro met two days after Greek ... In a brutal report on the eve of the Eurogroup meeting, the IMF had warned that Greek public debt at the current level of about 180 percent of gross domestic product was ...
Gov't debt hits 2015 goal, drops to record-low level
Philstar - 5/27/2016 2:46:42 AM
MANILA, Philippines - The government hit its target for the second broadest measure of public ... the country's capacity to meet its liabilities. When compared to gross domestic product, it shows if the economy is creating resources faster than debt.
The 20 countries with the greatest public debt
weforum.org - 5/26/2016 11:54:54 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 ...
Spain's debt now worth more than country's GDP
Economic Times - 5/18/2016 4:11:56 PM
ET SPECIAL:Love visual aspect of news? Enjoy this exclusive slideshows treat! MADRID: Bank of Spain figures show that the country's public debt is now worth more than the value of the economy. The bank said Wednesday that Spain's public debt stock pile ...
Spain's debt now worth more than value of the economy
The Miami Herald - 5/18/2016 5:56:20 AM
Bank of Spain figures show that the country's public debt is now worth more than the value of the economy. The bank said Wednesday that Spain's public debt stockpile stood at 1.09 trillion euros ($1.23 trillion) in the first quarter of the year.
Countries Overloaded With Debt
CNBC - 10/28/2009 10:40:00 AM
There are widespread calls inside and outside the United States to reduce the country's debt, fueled by fears ranging from the rising tide of inflation to the possibility that the dollar will lose its privileged position as the world's reserve currency.
Puerto Rico: Persuaded By What I Didn’t Hear
Wall Street Pit - 5/29/2016 11:26:53 AM
Vacationers from all over the world seek their ... sovereign country. Yes, it would default, just as many other countries across Latin America have before it and probably will again. But it could restructure its debt under its own laws with assistance ...
The Countries With the Highest Public Debt; Greece in Second Place
Greek Reporter Greece - 4/5/2016 3:15:34 PM
... health and risks of countries around the world, surprising data comes up regarding the level of gross government debt as a percentage of GDP. Here are the top 10 countries with the highest public debt: 1) Japan, 243.2% Japan’s economy is growing ...