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
Stages of Nigeria’s Public Debt Management Strategy
Leadership - 12/5/2016 4:49:45 AM
the country is likely to choose to maintain foreign currency loan exposure of the multilaterals, such as the World Bank and the African Development Bank. But such will constitute a paltry percentage of the total public debt, whilst carrying relatively soft ...
Portugal expects no debt relief before German elections
FOX News - 12/6/2016 12:05:13 PM
Antonio Costa says the contentious issue of possible debt relief for heavily-indebted eurozone countries such as Portugal won't be up for discussion before Germans vote. But he said in an interview with Portuguese public broadcaster RTP late Monday that ...
Dawn - 12/5/2016 6:37:07 AM
The World Bank has also declared India as the fastest-growing economy of 2017 at 7.8pc on the strength of robust consumer demand from a general increase in wages that offset a slowdown in investment. While private and public consumption has depicted ...
Malaysia is the king of rubber gloves! What is your country best at?
expatgo.com - 12/6/2016 2:46:52 AM
To design the map, the team collected material from a databases across the world, including the CIA ... Lithuania having the fastest Wi-Fi and Liberia having the lowest public debt. My country, the UK produces the most billionaires (although I’d ...
Countries With The Biggest Public Debt
worldatlas.com - 9/18/2016 11:54:31 PM
Greece has become world-renowned for economic struggles and incurring a public debt that almost doubles its GDP, while another Mediterranean country, Italy, is not faring much better, with public debts of its own totaling 134% of the Italian GDP.
The Countries With the Highest Public Debt; Greece in Second Place
Greek Reporter Greece - 4/5/2016 3:15:34 PM
... health and risks of countries around the world, surprising data comes up regarding the level of gross government debt as a percentage of GDP. Here are the top 10 countries with the highest public debt: 1) Japan, 243.2% Japan’s economy is growing ...
The World's 5 Most Debt-Ridden Countries
The Motley Fool - 5/18/2013 9:13:45 AM
No economic conversation has captured the ... this country's far from a turnaround. No 3: Italy, 130% Debt/GDP Let's have a big hand for Italy, Europe's third-largest economy -- and the third-most-indebted top-50 economy in the world.
Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Reviews the Joint IMF-World Bank Debt Sustainability Framework for Low-Income Countries
International Monetary Fund - 2/23/2012 10:53:46 PM
The DSF was introduced in 2005 with the objectives of guiding LICs’ borrowing decisions and creditors’ lending decisions, in a manner consistent with both progress toward LICs’ development goals and long-term debt sustainability; improving ...
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 ...
Public debt in low-income countries: Risks and opportunities
voxeu.org - 3/27/2016 11:54:28 PM
Initiatives to reduce public debt in low-income countries have made substantial progress over the past decade, but challenges remain and continue to evolve. This column presents the findings from a new IMF-World Bank report on these developments.
The 20 countries with the most public debt
MSN - 5/7/2016 11:55:57 PM
As we near World Debt Day on May 16 ... towards gradual reforms to tackle the massive debt. The figures, taken from a 2015 report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), show countries with the highest public debt as a percentage of GDP.
Djibouti: What Lies Behind The Ambitious Investment Program Of The “New Dubai”?
fronteranews.com - 12/6/2016 12:12:22 PM
Attracting FDI, however, has a cost, and high public investment spending has dramatically increased the fiscal deficit and external debt ... World Bank approved $43 million in concessional financing to Djibouti for 2016-17 to fight extreme poverty in the ...
Public debt held by the public.
freerepublic.com - 8/16/2016 3:26:38 AM
No one would loan the country money to keep it afloat. The future looked bleak. But Alexander Hamilton was a genius and he knew it was possible to turn this crushing debt into an asset, a funded public debt. Hamilton promised to pay interest on this debt ...
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 ...
Italy hit by market volatility after referendum defeat
Traverse City Record-Eagle - 12/5/2016 11:44:56 AM
which has a massive public debt load of 130 percent of GDP. Italy's 10-year bond yield was down 0.03 percentage points at 2.01 percent on Monday. That's up from 1.65 percent last month but is still very low for a highly indebted country like Italy.