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
Can World’s Worst Case of Inequality be Fixed by Pikettian Posturing?
Counter Punch - 10/2/2015 8:54:51 AM
To make the case for fiscal discipline (budget cuts), he predictably intones, “A 2014 World Bank report outlined ... from the bottom of 40 major countries in this category (as a share of GDP), and the last public debt and deficit analysis I’ve seen ...
The 10 Best Economies In The World
The Huffington Post - 10/2/2015 8:36:22 PM
The World Economic Forum (WEF ... be necessarily maintained in the long-term such as availability of natural resources and high public spending.” Still, a country’s competitiveness is highly related to its economic output. All of the 10 most ...
MPs unanimously oppose Mugabe over debt takeover
Ghana Web - 10/3/2015 10:15:24 PM
It parliament gives its nod, the country’s cash-strapped government would take over Premier Service Medical Aid Society’s (PSMAS) $144 million debt. On July 16 ... we do not see why the public should be burdened by debts incurred by a private ...
World Bank Latest Report on South Asia: oct 2015
Pakistan Defence - 10/4/2015 9:49:45 AM
Debt to GDP ratio in Bangladesh is 18% - whereas it is around 65% in India and Pakistan. Macroeconomic policy is very conservative here. IMHO Bangladesh Govt. should start spending generously in massive infrastructure projects (ports, airports, public ...
Balkan economies picking up pace, but migrants a worry - World Bank
Reuters - 9/28/2015 9:28:14 AM
But Albania, Bosnia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia need to push structural reforms to offset the impact of high public debt on their respective fiscal ... policies and border controls among EU countries may end up staying longer in the Balkans.
The endless Greek debt drama has finally hit the US
CNBC - 9/29/2015 1:13:07 AM
Tsipras called upon the world community and Greek Americans to support the reconstruction efforts in Greece. "We will fulfill our promises, but it is also important for the other side to fulfill its promises to ease the public debt," he said, adding that ...
World Bank Supports Armenia in Further Improving Public Sector Performance Through E-Solutions
The World Bank - 9/30/2015 11:37:42 PM
debt management, accounting, budget reporting, and the general ledger. “Strengthening governance through improved public service delivery is among the priorities for Bank support,” said Laura E. Bailey, World Bank Country Manager for Armenia.
COLUMN-Trouble looms for developing countries as commodity revenues collapse: Kemp
Reuters - 9/29/2015 6:20:56 AM
Commodity-dependent economies used increasing export revenues to improve their budget balances and public finances until 2008, but after 2008 balances deteriorated and public debt ... world, but for producers, many of them in developing countries, it ...
Dawn - 9/28/2015 1:57:15 AM
The World Bank reports that Asia’s seventh-biggest economy ... The 2016 budget sees fiscal deficit at 2.9pc of GDP this year, rising over 3.5pc next year. The country’s public debt to GDP ratio expected to rise from 42.36pc in 2015 to 51pc in 2017 ...
Dar chairs meeting on debt management
Pakistan Observer - 10/3/2015 7:45:04 PM
The Minister was also informed that the cost and risks indicators of public debt portfolio had improved. Finance Minister emphasized the importance of prudent debt management. He stated that the country had achieved historic levels of foreign exchange ...
80 leading world investors purchased Pak Eurobonds: Dar
Business Recorder - 9/30/2015 6:51:22 PM
He said the country's presence on international radar screen of capital ... Dispelling the impression of increasing burden on public debt, Ishaq Dar said there would not be any extra burden on the total public debt due to inflow of over $1 billion through ...
Public view of education has changed
Odessa American - 9/29/2015 11:53:12 PM
“The reality is that the rest of the world is ... the future of our country and I think it is a call to action to reinvigorate our investment in higher education and our investment in the future.” Education used to be viewed as a public good and ...
China vows billions of development dollars, debt forgiveness
Public Opinion - 9/26/2015 11:20:58 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — China's president on Saturday pledged billions in aid and said Beijing will forgive debts due this year in an effort to help the world's poorest nations ... nations and most heavily debt-burdened countries due this year.
UK slips down world competitiveness league
The Guardian - 9/30/2015 6:12:35 AM
World Economic Form says the ... weaknesses include the fragile state of the public finances and the difficulty for firms of obtaining loans — a common complaint from business lobby groups. “Where the country falls short is in its macroeconomic ...
World’s top 10 most competitive economies revealed
Al Arabiya News - 9/30/2015 6:34:03 AM
Its strengths include solid institutions and some of the best universities in the world. The country’s weak spots include its macroeconomic environment, with high government deficits meaning the public debt has doubled since 2007. The UK’s financial ...