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
GRAPH: How much debt did each president leave the country?
Washington Examiner - 2/20/2017 5:15:57 PM
President Franklin Roosevelt, who presided over most of World War II, left the country with more debt than any other president to date. Public debt as a share of GDP was at 95.7 percent in 1944, his last full calendar year in office. There was no public ...
Portugal public debt rises on year to 130.6% of GDP in 2016
The Portugal News - 2/22/2017 6:29:20 AM
The Maastricht debt calculation is used to measure the level of debt of the public sector of a country and the concept is defined in a 2009 regulation of the European Council related to the application of the excessive debt procedure of the European Union.
Portuguese public debt rises to 130.6 pct of GDP in 2016
China - 2/21/2017 5:50:33 PM
Portugal's public debt rose to 130.6 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2016 from the 129 percent registered the previous year, the Bank of Portugal said on Tuesday. The Portuguese state budget for 2017 expected that the country's public debt would ...
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 ...
China's Aging Population Becoming More Of A Problem
Forbes - 2/22/2017 8:16:42 AM
In fact, they are getting older faster than anywhere else in the world. And the Chinese government has a very ... from Beijing in times of economic slowdowns. “China’s rising public debt and slowing growth will make reaching it stated goal of extending ...
Moody’s upgrades Lane County’s credit rating
Register-Guard - 2/21/2017 10:51:12 PM
Moody’s provides credit ratings and risk analysis of commercial and governmental entities around the world. A high bond rating allows the county to reduce costs to taxpayers when refinancing existing debt or financing public projects, Ashbridge said.
IMF agrees terms for $5 billion loan to debt-ridden Mongolia
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - 2/19/2017 3:08:17 PM
The Asian Development Bank, World Bank ... such lending prompt complaints in borrower countries that the conditions hurt the poor or undercut economic growth by reducing social spending or investment in public facilities. Adding to Mongolia's woes is ...
Vietnam’s public debts continue rising DTiNews
www.vietnambreakingnews.com - 2/20/2017 7:07:30 AM
Vietnam’s public debts accounted for 55.4% of Vietnam ... Japan remains Vietnam’s biggest lender, making up 17% of the country’s total foreign debts, followed by the World Bank with 13% and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) with 8%.
Africa This Month: Mozambique’s Tuna Bonds Foreshadow African Debt Crisis
Fair Observer - 1/30/2017 11:53:05 PM
Once Ematum got the cash, it did what developing world public sector units invariably do ... In 2016, Moody cut the country’s sovereign debt rating to the lowest of junk status. This year, Mozambique has defaulted, which according to the IMF is no ...
The 20 countries with the greatest public debt
weforum.org - 2/12/2017 11:59:08 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 ...
IMF Survey: Assessing Debt Levels in Poorer Countries
International Monetary Fund - 3/28/2012 7:57:26 PM
Comprehensive review of approach by World Bank, IMF Framework to be adapted to changing circumstances n low-income countries Analysis of total public debt, investment-growth linkages to be strengthened Following a comprehensive review, the IMF and World ...
Commentary: How will Merkel respond to the ‘Trump doctrine’?
Reuters - 2/22/2017 5:39:13 AM
By contrast Trump effuses over Brexit, saying at the press conference with May that “a free and independent Britain is a blessing to the world ... proved too strict for uncompetitive and debt-ridden countries in southern Europe, in particular Italy ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...