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
Halfway Around The World, Brexit Hits Japan's Already Soft Economy
North Country Public Radio - 6/28/2016 8:35:17 AM
In Japan, the world's third largest economy ... the Japanese economy after years of stagnation. But the country faces stubborn headwinds: an aging and shrinking population, and climbing public debt. "Three and half years on, the metrics are pretty dismal ...
Taking Refuge in Dollar Could Expose World Economy to New Perils
New York Times - 7/1/2016 4:59:58 PM
For the United States, a stronger currency makes exports more expensive on world markets ... States is not without risks. Its public debt exceeds $19 trillion. Fractious politics have in recent years brought the country to the verge of self-inflicted ...
Italy's Future Hampered By Debt
Seeking Alpha - 6/22/2016 7:19:30 PM
Italy ranks 65th out of 189 countries for ease of doing business in recent World Bank studies ... an orderly restructuring of its debt to avert a default in coming years. Almost everyone agrees that Italy's public debt is unsustainable and needs an ...
The 20 countries with the greatest public debt
weforum.org - 6/25/2016 11:55:07 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 ...
Zimbabwe's Debt-Shifting Gamble Brings It Out of the Cold
AllAfrica - 7/1/2016 8:46:03 AM
He talked to business leaders about investment opportunities to revive the country's struggling ... US dollars to the IMF, World Bank and the African Development Bank. "But it's important to distinguish between public-sector debt, [eight billion] and ...
Japan in Debt: Is It Worth Investing in This Heavy Borrower?
Investopedia - 7/1/2016 4:17:01 PM
With soaring public debt and flat-lined growth, Japan remains in the throes of an economic slumber. In the past 20 years, the country’s national debt has ... GDP already among the highest levels in the world, there is no margin for future increase.
The 20 countries with the most public debt
MSN - 5/7/2016 11:55:57 PM
So with the referendum looming, we take a look at the countries around the world that ... to tackle the massive debt. The figures, taken from a 2015 report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), show countries with the highest public debt as a ...
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 enters new financial era after historic default
News-Times - 7/1/2016 10:00:37 PM
A bill to help the island restructure its debt, signed Thursday by President Barack Obama, means that "Puerto Rico will now govern itself like an adult country, responsibly ... withdrawals only for essential public services. The bank on Friday warned ...
GH¢500m bond sale sparks debt controversy
Ghana Web - 6/29/2016 7:46:59 PM
Public debt and inflation The country turned to the IMF for help to fix an economy ... borrowing and up to US$150 million for a semi-concessional loan from the World Bank. 'Ghana's risk of debt distress remains high,' it warned.
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 ...
Public Debt in Low-Income Countries: Opportunities and Vulnerabilities
International Monetary Fund - 1/14/2016 5:28:36 PM
said a joint IMF-World Bank report on public debt vulnerabilities in low-income countries. While the share of low-income countries at high risk fell by almost half between 2007 and 2013, debt vulnerability has actually increased in the past two years (see ...
IMF meets with Mozambican officials over risky public debt
CPI Financial - 6/27/2016 8:29:19 AM
It said it would help design corrective measures needed to prevent further economic deterioration, and measure the impact so far of the $1.4 billion of previously undisclosed loans The additional loans represent 10 per cent of the country’s GDP ...
The World's 5 Most Debt-Ridden Countries
The Motley Fool - 5/18/2013 6:10:38 PM
Portugal's government recently proposed a new stimulus program, but while that could help the country's lagging businesses, it won't help bring down its skyrocketing debt. With more public-sector ... top-50 economy in the world. While nations such as ...
Want To Retire In Your 30s And Travel The World? This Woman Did
Forbes - 6/29/2016 2:17:42 PM
As soon as the debt was gone ... amount of the world. We take so much for granted. Get off the hedonistic treadmill and don’t buy stuff. Dhake: Anywhere from $1,500 to $2,500 a month. But it depends greatly on what country I’m in and if I’m visiting ...