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
Countries With The Biggest Public Debt
worldatlas.com - 2/8/2017 11:56:44 PM
The top countries who have who are most indebted (public debt ... these examples of major world economic leaders prove that having a high ratio does not necessarily harm an economy. In fact, debt can foster development by stimulating the economy if ...
Nicola Sturgeon to make independent Scotland 'a THIRD WORLD COUNTRY as economy will FAIL'
The Daily Express - 2/19/2017 2:32:30 PM
Greece is currently on the brink of another financial crisis, with citizens withdrawing more than £2billion in a matter of weeks as they fear the Government will default on more debt payments ... to becoming a third world country in three decades.
IMF agrees terms for $5 billion loan to debt-ridden Mongolia
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - 2/19/2017 3:08:17 PM
The Asian Development Bank, World Bank ... such lending prompt complaints in borrower countries that the conditions hurt the poor or undercut economic growth by reducing social spending or investment in public facilities. Adding to Mongolia's woes is ...
The 20 countries with the greatest public debt
weforum.org - 2/12/2017 11:59:08 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 ...
Catherine Rampell: Trump is working to make China great again
Winona Daily News - 2/20/2017 7:21:49 AM
WASHINGTON — One of the world’s superpowers is in trouble — economically ... Corruption scandals abound. The country is drowning in debt. Social unrest is brewing, as is a pernicious fear of foreigners. Some argue the country’s very sovereignty ...
Vietnam’s public debts continue rising DTiNews
www.vietnambreakingnews.com - 2/20/2017 7:07:30 AM
Vietnam’s public debts accounted for 55.4% of Vietnam ... Japan remains Vietnam’s biggest lender, making up 17% of the country’s total foreign debts, followed by the World Bank with 13% and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) with 8%.
Countries Overloaded With Debt
CNBC - 10/28/2009 10:40:00 AM
"External debt is more worrisome and important than public ... CNBC.com, it stirred angst from Ireland over the numbers, as the country was a significant outlier in the final data. A further breakdown of the country's external debt data, provided by the ...
IMF Survey: Assessing Debt Levels in Poorer Countries
International Monetary Fund - 3/28/2012 7:57:26 PM
Comprehensive review of approach by World Bank, IMF Framework to be adapted to changing circumstances n low-income countries Analysis of total public debt, investment-growth linkages to be strengthened Following a comprehensive review, the IMF and World ...
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 ...
Should Countries Reduce Their Debt by Monetizing Their Parks?
Slate - 6/17/2015 4:52:30 PM
With so many nations unable to balance their budgets and government spending through the roof, it's no surprise that the world has amassed ... "Given that in most countries public wealth is larger than public debt, just managing it better could help ...
China’s huge debt poses big headache for central bank
themalaymailonline.com - 2/20/2017 4:15:42 AM
Chinese debt exceeded 270 per cent of the country’s GDP by the end of 2016 ... with a construction boom and increased public spending on infrastructure. But the world’s second largest economy is now saddled with an unwieldy debt load, Andrew Fennell ...
Countries with the highest public debt 2016
www.statista.com - 2/16/2017 2:40:13 AM
The countries with the highest public debt are unsurprising, and although the United States' debt is much vaster; no nation in the world has a higher public debt in relation to GDP than Japan. The nation’s soaring debt is at around a quadrillion yen ...
The World's 5 Most Debt-Ridden Countries
The Motley Fool - 5/18/2013 9:13:45 AM
No economic conversation has captured the ... this country's far from a turnaround. No 3: Italy, 130% Debt/GDP Let's have a big hand for Italy, Europe's third-largest economy -- and the third-most-indebted top-50 economy in the world.
Italians’ Public-Debt Load Up 2,617 Euros Each on Renzi Miss
Bloomberg - 1/17/2017 10:56:55 PM
The country’s public debt is the euro region’s largest in absolute terms ... will take part in a panel discussion on Wednesday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, where he is likely to face questions on Italy’s finances. To be sure, under Renzi ...
QPSD: Quarterly Public Sector Debt
datatopics.worldbank.org - 2/14/2017 1:34:00 PM
jointly developed by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, brings together detailed quarterly public sector debt data of selected countries. The main purpose of the PSD database is to facilitate timely dissemination in standard formats of ...