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
A World of Underinvestment
PROJECT SYNDICATE - 5/19/2015 11:53:27 PM
The United States – which faced considerable public debt, but had lost little in the way ... Yet, for the most part, limited cooperation has been the world’s chosen course in recent years, with countries believing not only that they must fend for ...
IMF urges Japan to take ‘bold action’ on reforms, huge public debt, or risk spooking markets
neurope.eu - 5/22/2015 6:56:24 PM
It pointed to the country’s wealth and stability, plus the fact that most of its public debt is held by the Bank of Japan and other Japanese financial institutions, as positive factors. The IMF said Japan needs a more credible plan to improve its public ...
IMF urges Japan to take 'bold action' on reforms, debt mess
Economic Times - 5/23/2015 1:58:44 AM
TOKYO: Japan needs ``bold action'' on revamping its economy and improving its precarious national finances, the International Monetary Fund says in its latest assessment of the world ... country's wealth and stability, plus the fact that most of its public ...
Ghana: World Bank Boosts Ghana's Public Finance Reforms
AllAfrica - 5/22/2015 9:16:35 AM
High levels of debt, large fiscal deficits, and lack of fiscal space for public investments are major constraints to Ghana's economic growth, said Yusupha B. Crookes, World Bank Country Director for Ghana. Ghana has invested in programmes aimed at ...
Curing America's Debt Woes With Infrastructure
Forbes - 5/22/2015 2:02:54 PM
Reinhart and Rogoff’s seminal economic paper from 2010, “Growth in a Time of Debt,” hypothesized that countries with ratios of public debt to GDP above 90 ... the country’s lousy infrastructure. The World Economic Forum calculates a long-term ...
World Bank to lend Albania up to $1.2 billion over 5 years
The Indian Express - 5/23/2015 11:31:24 AM
The World Bank has agreed to lend Albania up to $1.2 ... infrastructure projects and strengthening the private sector in Albania. The country suffers from rapidly rising public debt, which has reached 70 percent of gross domestic product, up from 60 ...
Report: Illinois college chiefs living in 'fantasy world of lavish perks'
Chicago Tribune - 5/22/2015 6:13:27 PM
Illinois community college and university presidents are enjoying a "fantasy world ... public education's mission of providing affordable learning opportunities. "Higher education students in the state of Illinois are suffering under outrageously large ...
Why One of the Wealthiest Countries in the World Is Failing to Feed Its People
Truth Out - 5/22/2015 3:43:07 PM
Wendy Wills, an expert in food and public health ... groups play an important and longstanding role in this country's social fabric, running food banks, helping the homeless and tackling debt and addictions, such as alcoholism and gambling.
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 ...
Greece’s Debt Crisis Explained in 20 Charts
Greek Reporter Greece - 5/23/2015 4:36:13 AM
Friends often ask me to opine on the Greek debt crisis. They are looking for some insight ... How bad? One group ranks the country 130th in the world… Source: The Heritage Foundation and The Dow Jones Company, 2015 Index 15. OK, so catch me up.
Lear Is A Worldwide Producer Worthy Of Your Portfolio
Seeking Alpha - 5/22/2015 8:26:28 AM
Unless you live in an area with ample amounts of public transportation ... distribution systems to every major automotive manufacturer in the world. They have operations in 34 countries and are one of only two independent seat suppliers with global ...
U.S. Proposes Major Debt Relief for Ebola-Hit Countries
Inter Press Service - 11/12/2014 11:54:30 PM
Last month, the World Health Organisation warned that the virus now threatens “potential state failure” in these countries ... looking at feeble public sector spending, it is impossible not to take into account often crushing debt burdens.
It Is Mathematically Impossible To Pay Off All Of Our Debt
rinf.com - 5/22/2015 1:48:35 PM
Overall, Americans are a total of 58 trillion dollars in debt. 35 years ago, that number was sitting at just 4.3 trillion dollars. There is no way in the world that all of that ... to our economy and the American public would probably throw a huge ...
The 15 Countries That Are Buried Under The Most Debt
The Business Insider - 4/4/2011 2:53:03 PM
Countries that ran wild with spending through the boom years are now seeing their debt problems come home to roost. We've ranked the 15 states with the worst debt to GDP ratios, and added CDS prices (where available) to point out what the market thinks of ...
Global review: a look at Nation Master’s public debt index 2014
worldfinance.com - 3/9/2015 4:13:37 PM
As a consequence, the country’s public debt now exceeds 200 percent of GDP ... China (Rank 110) China holds the fate of many of the world’s economies in its hands. Luckily its economy has been performing well and managed to survive the decreased ...