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
A World of Underinvestment
Council on Foreign Relations - 5/28/2015 8:50:58 PM
The United States – which faced considerable public debt, but had lost little in the way ... Yet, for the most part, limited cooperation has been the world’s chosen course in recent years, with countries believing not only that they must fend for ...
Global Debt is "Sinking" Economy as Populations Age in Rich Countries
Reason - 5/26/2015 10:01:56 AM
As the U.K. Telegraph reports: The world is sinking under too much debt and an ageing global population means countries' debt piles are in danger ... on the correlation between growth rates and total public-sector debt (and the progressive economists ...
Nigeria: AFDB Report Puts Nigeria's Public Debt At U.S.$67.7 Billion
AllAfrica - 5/26/2015 8:28:53 AM
On Nigeria, the report cautioned against the country's rising public debt profile, which it put at $67.7 billion ... which adversely affected other economies of the world. Berating the incoming administration for dwelling on excuses and reneging on ...
IMF urges Japan to take ‘bold action’ on reforms, huge public debt, or risk spooking markets
neurope.eu - 5/22/2015 6:56:24 PM
It pointed to the country’s wealth and stability, plus the fact that most of its public debt is held by the Bank of Japan and other Japanese financial institutions, as positive factors. The IMF said Japan needs a more credible plan to improve its public ...
Big banks run everything: Austerity, the IMF and the real story about world economy that the media won’t tell you
Salon - 5/28/2015 10:56:50 AM
By tradition the I.M.F. tends to shape country programs with two features ... 10 percent—which would not be hard to do—that would be three times the total public debt of $35 billion—of which they now want to force lenders and especially Ukrainians ...
Greece Aims to Get Bailout Deal by Sunday but Creditors Wary
New York Times - 5/28/2015 9:30:56 AM
Without one, Greece has no money to meet debt repayments as soon as next week ... But German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, whose country is the largest single creditor in Greece's bailout program, said he did not share that view.
The Greek Tragedy: A Labyrinth of Debt
OB Rag - 5/27/2015 11:58:16 PM
Editor: Reports in the international media suggest that Greece is about to default on its debt to the International Monetary Fund. This is a complex matter, one that could potentially have an impact on economies worldwide ... to public debt with the ...
World Machine Tools Industry
Market Watch - 5/28/2015 6:31:59 AM
Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information ... Outlook in Asia-Pacific II-18Key World Economic Indicators II-20Table 7: World GDP (2012-2015): Breakdown of Percentage GDPGrowth by Select Country (includes correspondingGraph/Chart ...
Most Japanese firms back planned sales tax hike to fix debt woes
Japan Today - 5/26/2015 10:04:56 PM
Japan’s public debt is, however, by far the highest in the developed world at more than twice the size of GDP ... A primary budget is an important indicator of a country’s underlying fiscal health as it excludes income from bond sales as well as ...
A guide to Greece's debt crisis and what's at stake
WRBL - 5/26/2015 5:32:55 PM
Since Greece's rescue program started in May 2010, money has been disbursed in installments, with debt inspectors from ... served in World War II, Vietnam, and Korea."This man served our country. This man did something so that we ha...
The 10 Countries With the Most Debt
US News and World Report - 1/27/2011 11:57:48 PM
[See the 10 states with the largest budget shortfalls.] While the United States total public debt is indeed the largest in the world, a broader context shows that other countries face even more dire debt situations. One way to put debt in perspective is to ...
EPPN Policy Alert: Sign a petition in support of debt relief for Nepal
Episcopal Digital Network - 5/29/2015 1:18:49 PM
[Episcopal Public Policy Network press release] In April, a devastating earthquake struck Nepal. This earthquake and the aftershocks that followed have led to an ongoing humanitarian crisis in the country ... the World Bank to provide immediate debt ...
These few steps by Modi govt will allow India to become one of the world's top 5 economies
Firstpost - 5/26/2015 12:17:57 PM
The country needs a simplified direct tax ... India has all the ingredients to become one of the world’s top five economies and stock markets—favourable demographics, low levels of debt and absence of deflationary pressures. What it needs is to ...
European stocks fall as Greek debt plight looms
Beatrice Daily Sun - 5/26/2015 4:18:21 AM
TOKYO (AP) — European shares fell Tuesday as markets reopened after holidays in several countries, as concerns over Greece's debt crisis overshadowed news ... private investment to more than 1,000 local public-private projects for ports and other ...
World's most powerful democracies discuss how to help growth
Public Opinion - 5/27/2015 10:00:45 AM
U.S. officials are pressing countries such as Germany that have strong finances ... has firmly resisted calls to relax its budget discipline, saying avoiding new debt is the prudent course. The group once dominated global discussion of trade and economics ...