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
The 20 countries with the most public debt
MSN - 7/23/2016 3:15:08 PM
So with the referendum looming, we take a look at the countries around the world that face the most debt (and see ... Monetary Fund (IMF), show countries with the highest public debt as a percentage of GDP. Pictured: 20. France
The Retreat Of Neoliberalism – OpEd
Eurasia Review - 7/24/2016 1:30:45 AM
To lower public debt, proponents of neoliberal reforms have proposed ... supervision of the monetary and fiscal policies of the recipient country. African recipients must also accept World Bank and IMF advisors who are often totally clueless about the ...
Rock-bottom rates creates fiscal space for G20: OECD
Reuters - 7/24/2016 1:30:45 AM
The G20 is trying to find new ways to inject more energy into the world economy after extraordinary measures ... However, high levels of public debt in many countries represent a limit on big increases in spending. Gurria said higher infrastructure ...
‘Rejection of the three budget bills won’t hit public financial system’
Himalayan Times - 7/23/2016 4:59:32 AM
But, as of April 12, the country’s external debt stood at Rs 380.7 billion, meaning the government still has room to borrow money using the previous ceiling. Also, decision to reject the Bill to Raise Public Debt will not immediately have any impact ...
Rock-bottom rates create fiscal space for G20, says OECD
The Hindu Business Line - 7/24/2016 6:02:46 AM
The world's leading economies have discussed how to take ... loan programme aimed at spurring private-sector investment. However, high levels of public debt in many countries represent a limit on big increases in spending. Infra spending in focus Gurria ...
Over Intransigence of Rich Countries, Developing Countries Win Mandate on Trade for Development
The Huffington Post - 7/22/2016 5:15:02 AM
They need to be able to foment industrial policy to create jobs; to support public services ... worked to undermine UNCTAD's mandate on debt by demanding that it must involve the IMF and World Bank. Since these countries are the original source of much ...
China Is Planning To Shock The World By Pushing The Price Of Gold Over $10,000
kingworldnews.com - 7/23/2016 9:34:32 PM
On the heels of the Dow hitting new all-time highs and the U.S. dollar continuing to surge, China is planning to shock the world by ... that Chinese public institutions had the equivalent of more than $3 trillion in deposits at the country’s banks ...
Tunisia’s celebrated labour union holding the country back
The Peninsula - 7/22/2016 4:10:36 AM
The most recent ill omen was the announcement that Tunisia’s government has asked for postponement of a debt ... of public utilities and mining companies, teachers, and municipal employees, reached nearly 800,000 in 2014, and this in a country with ...
Gold And Silver - Debt Addiction Will Carry PMs Higher, Guaranteed.
Inside Futures - 7/23/2016 5:42:29 AM
In a word: debt. "You must borrow from us or we will bury your country by creating economic ... has been that paradigm that the public does not associate the yolk of debt with the chaos reigning throughout the world,much of it in the form of terrorism ...
Fact-Checking Donald Trump’s Remarks on Taxes, Immigration, Debt and Crime
The Wall Street Journal Blogs - 7/22/2016 12:10:13 PM
Donald Trump said he would cut taxes, tackle the national debt ... taxed nations in the world.” He has said this before and it is still wrong. Compared with other large industrialized nations, the U.S. is, in fact, a low-tax country.
Real World Economics: Numbers can be enlightening and misleading
TwinCities Pioneer Press - 7/23/2016 9:41:41 PM
Real World Economics: Essar Steel case is one for the textbooks ... duties actually are more common here than they are in Britain. But the numbers for our country are not precise. The FBI and Department of Justice, which tabulate many crime statistics ...
Africa risks fresh debt crisis as levels of borrowing rise sharply, warns UN
The Guardian - 7/22/2016 1:36:07 PM
such as through public–private partnerships, while also tackling rising levels of debt.” Opening the Nairobi meeting on Sunday, Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary general, said slower world trade and investment were exacerbating divisions and fuelling ...
Financial watchdog warns Ontario’s debt will grow to $350B by 2020
Canadian Manufacturing - 7/20/2016 3:47:20 PM
The Financial Accountability Office said July 19 that the net debt will keep growing largely because of the Liberal government’s $160-billion, 12-year plan to invest in infrastructure and public transit ... borrower in the world,” said Progressive ...
The Latest: Turkey debt downgraded again over coup fallout
Public Opinion - 7/21/2016 11:35:36 AM
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on the situation in Turkey after the failed military coup last week (all times local): 7:40 p.m. Rating agency DBRS has downgraded Turkey's government debt ... country had over 3 million civil servants, 4 million other ...