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
China, Not Brexit, Is the Biggest Problem for the World
Investopedia - 7/29/2016 4:55:24 PM
The devaluation of the RMB by the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) is quite foreboding as it signals considerable weakness in the world’s second largest economy ... China’s total private and public debt stood at 350% of GDP, well above the 250 to ...
Guyana to ban travel for grads with outstanding student debt
FOX News - 7/30/2016 4:04:06 PM
Guyana – Guyana's finance minister says the country will bar graduates of its public university from traveling outside the country until they settle their student debt, in a bid to collect on some $25 million in defaulted loans. Winston Jordan says the ...
Worlds Made by Hand
lewrockwell.com - 7/28/2016 4:39:17 AM
I was struck by the contrast in Kunstler’s future world made by hand and the world made by hand currently on display in this decaying, delusional, empire of debt. Kunstler’s world made by hand is forced upon survivors as the country and world encounter ...
The World's 5 Most Debt-Ridden Countries
The Motley Fool - 5/18/2013 6:10:38 PM
Portugal's government recently proposed a new stimulus program, but while that could help the country's lagging businesses, it won't help bring down its skyrocketing debt. With more public-sector ... top-50 economy in the world. While nations such as ...
These 4 Countries Elected Rookie Heads of State. How’d That Go?
Politico - 7/29/2016 11:04:39 AM
Berlusconi later broke into media, amassing an empire that grew to include Italy’s three public ... all over the world, stupendous boats … beautiful airplanes, a beautiful wife, a beautiful family … I am making a sacrifice for my country.”
Uganda: UN Tasks Uganda on Debt Management
AllAfrica - 7/27/2016 7:32:16 AM
According to the latest World Bank estimates ... Domestic Product (GDP), an annual measure for determining the country's economic performance. As at the end of last year, Uganda's public debt stock stood at Shs26.3 trillion ($7.8bn) out of which Shs17 ...
Debt Burden Should Be Reduced – R. Sampanthan
The Sunday Leader - 7/30/2016 8:00:20 PM
Sampanthan, says that to ensure success in development, the debt burden of the country should be reduced and eventually ... Q: The committee appointed to seek public views with regard to the new constitution has said that the Tamil people do not want ...
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 20 countries with the most public debt
MSN - 5/7/2016 11:55:57 PM
So with the referendum looming, we take a look at the countries around the world that ... 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 ...
National Cryptoequity - Pleasant Opposite of National Debt?
cointelegraph.com - 7/29/2016 11:54:45 AM
The United States’s national debt is fast approaching $18 trillion, with no sign of stopping. This debt, while incurred by the government, ends up being the responsibility of the public to pay ... area from the rest of the world. By placing restrictions ...
Debt and Austerity: Greece Continues to Be Sucked Dry – and Nobody Stops the “Economic Bloodletting”
Global Research - 7/30/2016 4:04:06 PM
The very organization that has ostensibly pledged with Greece’s creditors to forgive some of the debt to let the country breathe ... currently the most vulnerable and indebted in the world, not just in Europe, for its derivative exposure of almost ...
Africa risks fresh debt crisis as levels of borrowing rise sharply, warns UN
The Guardian - 7/22/2016 1:36:07 PM
such as through public–private partnerships, while also tackling rising levels of debt.” Opening the Nairobi meeting on Sunday, Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary general, said slower world trade and investment were exacerbating divisions and fuelling ...
IMF Survey : Public Debt in Low-Income Countries: Opportunities and Vulnerabilities
International Monetary Fund - 1/14/2016 5:28:36 PM
said a joint IMF-World Bank report on public debt vulnerabilities in low-income countries. While the share of low-income countries at high risk fell by almost half between 2007 and 2013, debt vulnerability has actually increased in the past two years (see ...
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 ...
Why Ultralow Rates Won’t Be a Government-Debt Cure-All
The Wall Street Journal Blogs - 7/25/2016 5:07:18 PM
Economists have understated growth’s importance in eroding public debt burdens over time ... Across nine large developed countries, including the U.S., Japan and Germany, the average debt-to-GDP ratio rose 5.6 percentage points over the eight years ...