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 ...
Spain's EU exit on horizon as ‘only a miracle’ can save nation from debt bubble BURSTING
The Daily Express - 3/27/2017 4:31:27 AM
And they say it is absolutely essential that the People's Party-led government immediately produce accurate figures over the country's GDP as debt burdens ... of Spain is €1.56 trillion. "This is public debt. Debt generated from the central government ...
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 ...
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 ...
External debt servicing gulps $1.62bn in five years
Punch - 3/27/2017 1:18:11 AM
Amid attempts by the country to borrow ... of the total has been paid in debt servicing obligations. In 2016, 44 per cent of the debt service commitments were for multilateral loans. These include loans secured from the World Bank Group, the African ...
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 ...
Political notebook: Bill would authorize bond issue for new public health lab
Tulsa World - 3/26/2017 5:15:35 AM
Debt service on the bonds would be about $4 million a year, David said. Oklahoma’s public health lab is more than 40 years ... have some of the lowest error and fraud rates in the country, but Hall said more oversight might uncover undetected assets ...
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 ...
The world’s healthiest country is a pretty unlikely one, if you believe the ‘banter(s)’
The South African - 3/25/2017 8:51:31 AM
The place of pasta and pizza has been ranked the healthiest country ... of the Center for Public Health Nutrition at the University of Washington. Bloomberg.comMeanwhile the United States ranked as one of the heaviest nations in the world.
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 ...
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 ...
Pakistan wrestles with growing 'Chinese corridor' debt
asia.nikkei.com - 3/27/2017 2:22:36 AM
ISLAMABAD -- Two international lending institutions and Pakistan's central bank have raised concerns about the debt burden of a huge China-led infrastructure program on the country's improving ... (Courtesy CRS Public Relations) Pakistan and China have ...
The Need for a Reformation of Authority and Hierarchy Among Economists in the Public Sphere
bradford-delong.com - 3/27/2017 4:17:08 AM
[T]here is no apparent contemporaneous link between inflation and public debt levels for the advanced countries…. The story is entirely different for emerging markets, where inflation rises sharply as debt increases. And the graph that caught the world's ...