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
Is Nigeria’s public debt a problem?
Businessday - 8/16/2014 11:58:39 PM
which measures the indebtness of the country to the world, and its ability to repay stands at 1.9% of GDP. The total external debt composition stands at $9.3 billion, 14.01% of total public debt, while the domestic debt of $57.6 billion comprises the ...
Countries Overloaded With Debt
CNBC - 10/28/2009 2:36:13 PM
"External debt is more worrisome and important than public debt, as public debt is generally ... A further breakdown of the country's external debt data, provided by the World Bank, shows that a significant proportion of the country's external debt is ...
The 10 Countries With the Most Debt
US News and World Report - 1/27/2011 11:57:48 PM
[See the 10 states with the largest budget shortfalls.] While the United States total public debt is indeed the largest in the world, a broader context shows that other countries face even more dire debt situations. One way to put debt in perspective is to ...
The 15 Countries That Are Buried Under The Most Debt
The Business Insider - 4/4/2011 6:49:17 PM
Debt outlook: French public debt is expected to rise as high as 86.9% of GDP in 2011 according to a report by HSBC. The country has implemented spending cuts, increased certain taxes and is raising the retirement age but if Eurozone countries require more ...
IMF-World Bank Publish Revised Guidelines for Public Debt Management
International Monetary Fund - 4/25/2014 6:05:54 PM
International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank staffs have prepared and issued to the Executive Boards of both institutions the Revised Guidelines for Public Debt Management for information ... and reduce member countries’ external vulnerabilities.
The Economist online - 6/23/2010 11:58:38 PM
The interactive graphic above shows the overall debt levels for a wide range of countries, based on data supplied by the McKinsey Global Institute. In theory there is no maximum level for debt relative to GDP, but Ireland and Iceland (not on this map ...
Sri Lankan Central Bank chief covers up debt crisis warnings
World Socialist Web Site - 8/20/2014 4:55:44 AM
By the end of March, the country’s public debt reached 7.18 trillion rupees ($US55.2 billion ... exchange shocks” reflects the volatile situation developing in the world’s financial markets. In July, International Bank of Settlements chief Jaime ...
New Funding to Help Poor Countries Manage Debt
The World Bank - 4/3/2014 2:35:46 PM
Through the DC-based program, she has traveled with World Bank debt experts to Madagascar, and she said learning about other countries’ experiences has been illuminating. In addition to improving the public officials’ technical skills, the training and ...
The 10 Countries Deepest In Debt: 24/7 Wall St.
The Huffington Post - 2/15/2012 5:33:59 PM
Greece, which has among the worst debt in the world, faces default as early as March if it does not get the bailout. In addition to Greece, several European Union member countries now face overwhelming government debt. On Monday, Moody’s downgraded six ...
Sovereign Debt and Deficit by Country
Forbes - 2/10/2012 5:01:08 AM
Public debt as a percentage of GDP. From these I computed a country’s deficit (4 ... our blog receive free access to a 1.75 hour video presentation on “Where in the World to Invest?“
Sovereign Debt: Eroding Japan’s National Security
The Diplomat - 8/13/2014 4:13:56 AM
Countries responding to market shocks and emerging economies may run up deficits and public debt from influxes ... even in an era of expanding sovereign debt. Among the only other comparable examples are France after the First World War and Israel during ...
The world's top 25 debt-ridden nations
Rediff India Abroad - 2/16/2011 4:07:17 AM
The global financial tsunami that ripped through the world left many an economy teetering ... is the total amount of private and public foreign debt (capital plus interest) that a country owes to its creditors outside the country. This debt includes ...
Argentina bonds, peso reel on country's debt swap plan
7 News Yahoo - 8/20/2014 6:31:47 PM
The country's benchmark dollar-denominated ... would be "financial madness", he said. The debt swap bill is set to start being debated in the Fernandez-controlled Senate next week. In presenting the idea to the public on Tuesday she gave no hint of how ...
The Long Story of U.S. Debt, From 1790 to 2011, in 1 Little Chart
The Atlantic - 11/13/2012 9:58:23 PM
The public debt surged from about $65 million in 1860 to $2.76 ... US congress effectively ceded a large part of its authority over how much the country borrows. Before World War I, the Congress voted to approve the individual debt sales that were used ...
How The U.S. Is Quickly Becoming A Third World Country (Part 1)
Seeking Alpha - 11/22/2011 8:52:01 AM
Fundamental characteristics that define a 3rd world country include high unemployment, lack of economic opportunity, low wages, widespread poverty, extreme concentration of wealth, unsustainable government debt ... include poor public health, nutrition ...