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, 2012See also: Public debt map
UPDATE 1-Slovenia sees public debt at about 83 pct of GDP by end of 2015 -finmin
Reuters - 1/21/2015 10:21:20 AM
LJUBLJANA, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Slovenia expects its national debt to rise ... Slovenia and the country's second-largest bank, Nova KBM (NKBM) - are due to be sold by the end of February. "There is no democratic country in the world in which privatisation ...
A Debt is A Debt: IMF Chief to Greece
NDTV - 1/19/2015 10:33:51 PM
Dublin: IMF chief Christine Lagarde on Monday warned of "consequences" if European countries try to renegotiate their debts ... Union - and a partial cancellation of its enormous public debt. He has called for a conference of creditors and frequently ...
Greek Debt: Are There Really Any Options?
Greek Reporter Greece - 1/24/2015 3:01:07 AM
It has been interpreted as a warning to the Greek electorate ahead of its January 25 election as left-wing party Syriza runs on a platform of easing the country ... to the IMF’s World Economic Outlook, Greece’s sovereign debt stands at 300 billion ...
German public resists debt cut for Greece
Financial Times - 1/22/2015 11:56:12 PM
Mr Bäcker opposes a debt ... world war, paving the way for the Wirtschaftswunder or “economic miracle”. Yet Berlin is now unwilling to consider the same for Greece. Greeks complain that while Germans rail at “corruption” in their country they ...
Africa Debt Rising
AllAfrica - 1/21/2015 11:57:23 PM
Public debt levels are mostly well below 50% of GDP ... As early as April 2012 a World Bank economist observed that the eight African countries to have borrowed fastest since receiving debt relief - Ghana, Uganda, Senegal, Niger, Malawi, Benin, Mozambique, ...
Greek election: How Syriza, a radical left-wing party, could lead the country
CBC - 1/24/2015 9:56:18 AM
Greek voters this weekend are expected to usher in historic change, by electing a self-proclaimed radical left-wing coalition that has garnered support from a weary public ... debt. "[Samaras] been playing the card that if you vote for [Syriza] the country ...
Syriza’s Rise Fueled by Professors-Turned-Politicians
Wall Street Journal - 1/22/2015 11:56:12 PM
He adds: “We are not ashamed of that.” In the tradition of John Maynard Keynes, Syriza advocates public spending to reignite economic growth. Greece can afford to spend more if some of its debt is forgiven by other countries.
IMF chief warns Greece: 'A debt is a debt'
The Business Insider - 1/19/2015 1:36:59 PM
AFP Sakis MitrolidisWorkers shout slogans during a protest against the closure of three factories, in Thessaloniki on January 19, 2015 Dublin (AFP) - IMF chief Christine Lagarde on Monday warned of "consequences" if European countries try to renegotiate ...
As Davos Convenes, World Economy Is Poised to Stagnate
The Huffington Post - 1/20/2015 10:36:50 AM
So the focus remains on monetary and fiscal stimulus -- and as much of it as possible, given the deadening effects of debt overhang ... the years following World War II were an aberration, with industrial countries' growth helped by post-war reconstruction ...
Davos: 7 pct growth for Egypt by 2020, president says
Turkish Press - 1/21/2015 11:57:23 PM
ANKARA - Egypt's president has said his country will achieve an economic growth rate of ... He said: "We are working to reduce the budget deficit and public debt along with increasing taxation." "We are also adjusting our monetary policy to reduce ...
World Bank Delegation Pushing for New Economic Strategy in Lebanon
Alakhbar - 1/20/2015 3:51:48 PM
The socio-economic policies adopted in the country since the ... “to maintain the current debt growth rates,” questioning the lack of funding for public work and infrastructure projects. Some question whether the World Bank Group is entitled to give ...
Qatar’s rating affirmed by Capital Intelligence
CPI Financial - 1/25/2015 6:06:03 AM
Qatar is the world's third largest producer of natural ... in 2014, external debt is high in comparison to most other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. However, it is deemed to be within the repayment capacity of the economy in view of the ...
The facts about Greece's debt
Socialist Worker - 1/19/2015 7:46:14 AM
Did the public lenders in 2010 (the 14 EU countries that granted Greece 53 billion euros ... First appeared in English at the Committee for the Abolition of Third World Debt.
Facing public anger, Pakistan promises to solve fuel crisis soon
worldbulletin.net - 1/19/2015 12:54:02 PM
Pakistan's government, facing public anger over severe petrol shortages ... worsening power cuts and leading to petrol shortages around the country. "This is the height of incompetence and gross mismanagement by the government," said opposition senator ...
Convene a European Debt Conference for 2015
larouchepub.com - 1/24/2015 6:21:33 AM
“Desiring to remove obstacles to normal economic relations between the Federal Republic of Germany and other countries and thereby to make a contribution to the development of a prosperous community of nations....” All the foreign debt, public and ...