Definition: This entry gives spending on defense programs for the most recent year available as a percent of gross domestic product (GDP); the GDP is calculated on an exchange rate basis, i.e., not in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP).
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Military expenditures - percent of GDP map
Hold On, Japan Still Missing Key Pillar of Growth
CNBC - 5/16/2013 3:11:03 AM
Capital spending, which accounts for around 15 percent of the country's gross domestic product (GDP), is an important indicator of business confidence. "Companies are still cautious about ramping up investment and you really need to see a higher level of ...
60 percent population living below poverty line: World Bank report
Business Recorder - 5/18/2013 11:04:07 PM
Sixty percent of Pakistan's population is living below poverty line, a World Bank report entitled World Development Indicators ... The poverty rate in India and Bangladesh was higher than Pakistan with 68.7 percent and 76.5 percent.
Future of the Brazilian Defense Industry - Market Attractiveness, Competitive Landscape and Forecasts to 2018
International Business Times - 5/16/2013 11:17:49 AM
Defense Expenditure as a Percentage of GDP of Largest Military Spenders (%), 2012 Figure 23: Brazilian Defense Imports by Country (%), 2008-2012 Figure 24: Brazilian Defense Imports by Category (%), 2008-2012 Figure 25: Brazilian Defense Exports ...
IMF Says Bahrain’s Growing Debt May Be Unsustainable by 2018
Bloomberg - 5/18/2013 2:25:44 AM
Bahrain’s economic growth slowed in 2011 after the government declared a state of emergency and relied on military ... government spending, and Bahrain’s current account remained “strong” at an estimated 18.2 percent of GDP, the IMF ...
Russian GDP Growth at 1.6% as Economy Weakest Since 2009
Bloomberg - 5/17/2013 2:15:36 PM
Russia’s economy grew at the weakest pace since 2009 in the first quarter as the euro area’s longest recession hurt demand for commodity exports and investment at companies including OAO Gazprom cooled. Gross domestic product rose 1.6 ...
Foreign holdings of U.S. debt almost equal the entire GDP of the U.S. economy
Natural News.com - 5/7/2013 5:30:35 AM
For the record, U.S. GDP - the sum total amount of all goods and services produced in the country in a single ... "[I]f the laws that govern taxes and spending do not change, federal debt held by the public will reach 76 percent of GDP by the end of ...
Japan records better-than-forecast 3.5 percent GDP growth in first quarter
Gant Daily - 5/16/2013 12:22:15 PM
The country’s gross domestic product (GDP ... fueled by the possibility of rising inflation. The rise in GDP is the fastest pace since reconstruction spending led to a 5.3 percent revised figure in the first quarter of 2012.
UPDATE 1-NZ ups 2015 surplus on moderate growth, starts spending
Reuters - 5/16/2013 2:28:06 AM
Government net debt is seen peaking at 28.7 percent of GDP in 2014/15 ... but the country was still outperforming most other developed economies. In December, the government reiterated the need for spending controls and cut growth forecasts ...
The World's 5 Most Debt-Ridden Countries
The Motley Fool - 5/18/2013 6:10:38 PM
Investors beware: These lagging leaders may not be the countries you expected. No. 5: Ireland, 122% Debt/GDP Kicking things off in fifth place is Ireland, one of the hardest-hit nations in the recession. The crisis slammed the country's GDP and ...
President calls for increasing expenditure on research
New York Daily News - 5/11/2013 2:51:20 PM
New Delhi, May 11 — India spends only 0.9 percent of its GDP on research and ... to the private sector to increase expenditure on research, Mukherjee said: "The private sector, which contributes one-fourth of our country's expenditure on research and ...
Study: U.S. has world’s most costly legal system
Legal News Line - 5/17/2013 3:27:10 PM
... liability costs as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product, or GDP, using general liability insurance sold to companies in Canada, Eurozone countries and the U.S. ILR owns Legal Newsline. GDP is defined as the market value of all officially recognized ...
Qatar's spending returns home
The Age - 5/20/2013 12:50:18 AM
Qatar is expected to spend $US200 billion on domestic infrastructure ahead of hosting the 2022 soccer World cup. Photo: Getty Images After paying for stakes in European companies, landmarks in London, uprisings in the Middle East and a soccer title in ...
High military expenditure does not guarantee security
observer.ug - 5/19/2013 7:49:40 PM
Common knowledge is that government actions and inactions can be read through its resource allocations in the budget; therefore, it cannot say it is committed to human development while at the same time slashing expenditure in the health sector in favour ...
BIPARTISAN MADNESS AND THE NEED TO CUT MILITARY SPENDING
American Reporter - 5/18/2013 3:30:10 AM
One might be the amount of money that the United States spends on its military. More than two decades ... They want defense spending as a share of GDP to be no less than 4 percent. But to get this and still meet their cherished goal of cutting taxes ...
IMF Mission Concludes the 2013 Article IV Mission to the Republic of Congo
appablog.wordpress.com - 5/14/2013 6:48:11 AM
While the current account is expected to improve, the country remains vulnerable to ... a shortfall in oil revenue equivalent to 4.8 percent of non-oil GDP, a reduction in government spending, as well as much higher-than-anticipated payments ...