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
This Lawmaker Wants All California Public Universities to Be Free — by Taxing Millionaires
www.globalcitizen.org - 3/27/2017 6:36:08 PM
Student debt could soon be a thing of the past in California. California Assemblywoman Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton) has submitted a proposal to make public colleges and ... of the state’s wealth, this country’s wealth, while the middle-class ...
Will Angola pay back holders of its foreign currency debt?
globalriskinsights.com - 3/27/2017 9:24:57 AM
Public debt has reached $48 billion ... 4) New loans by World Bank The World Bank (WB) hands out loans to countries facing poverty, therefore new foreign currency loans from the WB to Angola could indicate Angola will repay their debt.
Greek debt activist, follower of ancient gods, faces arrest
Herald & Review - 3/28/2017 7:25:03 PM
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A firebrand Greek debt activist whose ... that was merged before World War II. No Greek bank is worth anything close to that sum. The Convention of Greeks says it has more than 200 offices around the country. One of its oath-taking ...
The Need for a Reformation of Authority and Hierarchy Among Economists in the Public Sphere
bradford-delong.com - 3/25/2017 11:53:28 PM
[T]here is no apparent contemporaneous link between inflation and public debt levels for the advanced countries…. The story is entirely different for emerging markets, where inflation rises sharply as debt increases. And the graph that caught the world's ...
External debt servicing gulps $1.62bn in five years
Punch - 3/27/2017 1:18:11 AM
Amid attempts by the country to borrow ... of the total has been paid in debt servicing obligations. In 2016, 44 per cent of the debt service commitments were for multilateral loans. These include loans secured from the World Bank Group, the African ...
The 20 countries with the greatest public debt
World Economic Forum - 3/16/2017 11:56:59 PM
Japan, the world’s ... a massive debt. On 14 July 2015, the IMF released a report addressing Greece’s debt sustainability. The introduction in the report gives an accurate image of the country’s situation: Greece’s public debt has become highly ...
Jordan FM: Arab world 'realizes urgency' of tackling crises
Public Opinion - 3/27/2017 11:58:15 PM
Saudi Arabia is one of Jordan's main financial backers, and Jordan desperately needs more foreign aid amid a continuous economic downturn, including rising unemployment and public debt. This ... that Arab leaders, the Arab world, need to work together ...
Countries With The Biggest Public Debt
worldatlas.com - 2/8/2017 11:56:44 PM
The top countries who have who are most indebted (public debt ... these examples of major world economic leaders prove that having a high ratio does not necessarily harm an economy. In fact, debt can foster development by stimulating the economy if ...
Should Countries Reduce Their Debt by Monetizing Their Parks?
Slate - 6/17/2015 4:52:30 PM
With so many nations unable to balance their budgets and government spending through the roof, it's no surprise that the world has amassed ... "Given that in most countries public wealth is larger than public debt, just managing it better could help ...
Let There Be Light, Except In Nigeria, By Owei Lakemfa
opinion.premiumtimesng.com - 3/27/2017 5:24:33 PM
While it was thought that with privatisation, public ... N495 billion debt owed by the companies to be paid or written off by government. On how the country can raise such huge funds, they propose a $10.2 billion ‘facility’ from the World Bank.
Public-Private Insurance Partnerships Bolster Latin American/Caribbean Resilience: Part I
gccapitalideas.com - 3/27/2017 10:00:44 AM
increasing public debt and ultimately burdening taxpayers. Adding to the problem is the lack of insurance coverage in developing countries. Average property insurance penetration in developing countries was only 0.21 percent in 2014, compared to 0.77 ...
Countries Overloaded With Debt
CNBC - 10/28/2009 10:40:00 AM
"External debt is more worrisome and important than public ... CNBC.com, it stirred angst from Ireland over the numbers, as the country was a significant outlier in the final data. A further breakdown of the country's external debt data, provided by the ...
Inflation and Public Debt Reversals in the G7 Countries
International Monetary Fund - 6/11/2014 12:20:50 AM
Working Papers describe research in progress by the author(s) and are published to elicit comments and to further debate Summary: This paper investigates the impact of low or high inflation on the public debt-to-GDP ratio in the G-7 countries. Our ...
Public finances: A world of debt
Financial Times - 1/6/2015 7:14:31 PM
Some economists fear the next noxious examples of this phenomenon could crop up in the developing world ... core” — countries such as France, Belgium and even the Netherlands — also confront challenging debt burdens. “Public debt sustainability ...
QPSD: Quarterly Public Sector Debt
datatopics.worldbank.org - 3/22/2017 1:16:57 AM
jointly developed by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, brings together detailed quarterly public sector debt data of selected countries. The main purpose of the PSD database is to facilitate timely dissemination in standard formats of ...