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
Global Debt Hits All-Time High
Seeking Alpha - 10/19/2016 7:11:23 AM
Global debt is at an all-time high: specifically, "nonfinancial debt," which is the combined debt of governments, households, and nonfinancial firms in the 113 countries that make up 94% of world GDP ... growing again - and public debt can be a way ...
Next president may face woes of growing worldwide debt, public and private
Anchorage Daily News - 10/15/2016 2:08:19 AM
WASHINGTON — While everyone fixates on the U.S. election, developments in the world economy threaten ... just the opposite has occurred. Many countries have become more indebted. On a worldwide basis, the $152 trillion of debt (again: both private ...
In a highly indebted world, austerity is a permanent state of affairs
historynewsnetwork.org - 10/20/2016 4:42:52 PM
In the post-crisis world, despite major central banks putting ... so that’s not a huge worry. If the country whose debt you hold can have elections, and the public dares to vote against more budget cuts, the European Central Bank will shut down their ...
Greek PM mulling cabinet reshuffle to shoot up popularity, win debt relief
Hindustan Times - 10/21/2016 4:27:22 PM
Asked to comment on a possible reshuffle, government spokeswoman Olga Gerovassili told Skai TV only that the government’s aim was the “flexible, fast, effective” management of the country ... euros by 2022 to cut public debt. Athens is already ...
Report Attributes Ghana’s Huge Debt To Oil Find
www.newsghana.com.gh - 10/21/2016 2:25:40 PM
Public spending has been cut by 20 per cent ... Under World Bank rules, it is not meant to provide such guarantees to countries that are assessed as high debt risks. The high interest rate and World Bank guarantee meant that the speculators would still ...
How One Woman Avoided the Student Debt Crisis and Traveled the World
www.gooverseas.com - 10/20/2016 8:31:56 PM
Before I turned 18, I'd never left the country. Almost 10 years ... between going into debt for a "prestigious" school and attending a perfectly fine but far more affordable option, and between taking out public or private loans (public tend to be more ...
Clinton says she won’t add ‘a penny’ to the national debt. That’s highly unlikely.
Washington Post - 10/17/2016 1:33:09 PM
Under Clinton's policies, the national debt held by the public would increase from roughly $14 billion ... debt in terms of trillions of dollars can be misleading. For a smaller country, $14 trillion in debt could be an overwhelming burden, but the ...
Global Markets Stumble Into a High-Debt, Low-Investment 2017
Bloomberg - 10/19/2016 11:53:33 PM
That’s probably worse than what International Monetary Fund chief economist Maurice Obstfeld had in mind when he said in October, while presenting the fund’s 2017 outlook, that “taken as a whole, the world ... failed the public. In countries ...
Report: The fall and rise of Ghana’s debt
Ghana Web - 10/19/2016 4:51:12 PM
The World Bank is only meant to give half its support to moderate-risk countries as loans ... otherwise the debt will be unenforceable under that jurisdiction’s law. Protect all vital public spending, such as on healthcare and education, social services ...
Reshuffle looms as Greek PM, sagging in polls, seeks debt relief
Today - 10/21/2016 10:07:58 AM
Asked to comment on a possible reshuffle, government spokeswoman Olga Gerovassili told Skai TV only that the government's aim was the "flexible, fast, effective" management of the country ... euros by 2022 to cut public debt. Athens is already off schedule ...
Breaking the vicious circle: article in Financial World
veron.typepad.com - 10/20/2016 11:52:22 PM
Most countries want to keep the option of using national banking systems as buyers of last resort of their sovereign debt. In May, the Governor of ... its local banks (the Landesbanken) in financing public-sector activities at local or regional level.
Soaring national debt puts increased pressure on Vietnam’s aging population
www.talkvietnam.com - 10/14/2016 10:37:45 AM
Vietnam is one of the few countries in the world in which the population has aged before becoming rich or moderately rich, said Nguyen Trong Dam, deputy labor minister. Widening public debt is putting more pressure on the country’s aging population.
Indonesia's Debt to GDP Ratio 7th in ASEAN
Tempo - 10/12/2016 12:20:20 PM
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Indonesia's public debt to gross ... according to the World Bank. The number places Indonesia seventh in the Southeast Asian region, while Singapore sits on top of the list, followed by Malaysia. Grace Retnowati, country manager of ...
Saudi Arabia raises $17.5bn from bonds to repair damage to public finances
The Guardian - 10/18/2016 11:54:44 PM
In an effort to fill the state coffers in the short term, the GCC countries are implementing government spending cuts and VAT increases but also raising debt. “In its national transformation plan, [Saudi Arabia] has also outlined additional measures that ...
Economy : Alarm over excessive government borrowing as Kenya's debt hits Sh3.2 trillion
Ghafla - 10/20/2016 11:20:44 AM
The country’s public debt now stands at Sh3.2 trillion ... were seen as a response to an article published in The Economist that revealed the World Bank's criticism of the Standard Gauge Railway which they termed as uneconomical.