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
Still On Debt Profile And Debt Management
Leadership - 10/25/2016 2:03:37 AM
The debt situation was also intensified by large public deficit relatively free ... has become one of the most pressing issues in the world’s political and economic relationship for Less Developing Countries (LDC) like Nigeria. In essence, what matters ...
Global Debt Hits All-Time High
Seeking Alpha - 10/19/2016 7:11:23 AM
Global debt is at an all-time high: specifically, "nonfinancial debt," which is the combined debt of governments, households, and nonfinancial firms in the 113 countries that make up 94% of world GDP ... growing again - and public debt can be a way ...
In a highly indebted world, austerity is a permanent state of affairs
historynewsnetwork.org - 10/20/2016 4:42:52 PM
In the post-crisis world, despite major central banks putting ... so that’s not a huge worry. If the country whose debt you hold can have elections, and the public dares to vote against more budget cuts, the European Central Bank will shut down their ...
UPDATE 1-Mozambique tells creditors debt levels "unsustainable"
Reuters - 10/25/2016 7:04:16 AM
The International Monetary Fund suspended assistance to Mozambique earlier this year when evidence of $2 billion in secret loans emerged and has insisted on external scrutiny as a condition for resuming financial aid to one of the world's poorest countries.
How One Woman Avoided the Student Debt Crisis and Traveled the World
www.gooverseas.com - 10/20/2016 8:31:56 PM
Before I turned 18, I'd never left the country. Almost 10 years ... between going into debt for a "prestigious" school and attending a perfectly fine but far more affordable option, and between taking out public or private loans (public tend to be more ...
Global Debt Adds Up To $22,000 For Everyone Alive
moneyinternational.com - 10/24/2016 2:19:08 AM
Siginificant chunks are owed to other countries, such as the US and China. While the economy generates money, the scale of the debt is not too much of a problem. However, since the credit crunch a lot of private debt held by banks has switched to public ...
Don’t borrow above $22 billion, Debt Office tells Buhari administration
africabusinessworld.com - 10/23/2016 11:55:58 PM
of the Total Public Debt-to-GDP ratio for 2016 for the Federal Government was projected at 13.5 per cent. ”The maximum amount that can be borrowed (domestic and external) by the Federal Government of Nigeria in 2017, without violating the country ...
Oil find lumbers Ghana with huge debt - Report
Ghana News Agency - 10/21/2016 4:05:53 PM
Public spending has been cut by 20 per cent ... Under World Bank rules, it is not meant to provide such guarantees to countries that are assessed as high debt risks. The high interest rate and World Bank guarantee meant that the speculators would still ...
Report: The fall and rise of Ghana’s debt
Ghana Web - 10/19/2016 4:51:12 PM
The World Bank is only meant to give half its support to moderate-risk countries as loans ... otherwise the debt will be unenforceable under that jurisdiction’s law. Protect all vital public spending, such as on healthcare and education, social services ...
Clinton says she won’t add ‘a penny’ to the national debt. That’s highly unlikely.
Washington Post - 10/17/2016 1:33:09 PM
Under Clinton's policies, the national debt held by the public would increase from roughly $14 billion ... debt in terms of trillions of dollars can be misleading. For a smaller country, $14 trillion in debt could be an overwhelming burden, but the ...
Greek PM mulling cabinet reshuffle to shoot up popularity, win debt relief
Hindustan Times - 10/21/2016 4:27:22 PM
Asked to comment on a possible reshuffle, government spokeswoman Olga Gerovassili told Skai TV only that the government’s aim was the “flexible, fast, effective” management of the country ... euros by 2022 to cut public debt. Athens is already ...
Debt: Russia’s VTB says it doesn’t know whether Mozambique will be able to pay January instalment
clubofmozambique.com - 10/14/2016 9:22:00 PM
and which put the country among the richest in this natural resource in the world. The so-called ‘hidden debt’ scandal also involves the Ematum tuna-fishing company, which is owned by various public bodies including the Mozambican secret intelligence ...
Dawn - 10/24/2016 2:04:49 AM
The World Bank ... and improve public financial management. Another agreement with IMF was made for a $1.5bn bailout as Sri Lanka faced heavy fund outflows and overseas debt payments while declining forex reserves, putting the country on the verge of ...
Reshuffle looms as Greek PM, sagging in polls, seeks debt relief
Today - 10/21/2016 10:07:58 AM
Asked to comment on a possible reshuffle, government spokeswoman Olga Gerovassili told Skai TV only that the government's aim was the "flexible, fast, effective" management of the country ... euros by 2022 to cut public debt. Athens is already off schedule ...
The 20 countries with the greatest public debt
weforum.org - 10/18/2016 11:54:44 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 ...