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 ...
State of the Nation Address : Ghana's public debt hits GH¢122bn - Nana Addo
pulse.com.gh - 2/21/2017 11:59:48 AM
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo said the public debt stock now stands at GH¢122 billion ... to tame the fiscal deficit cannot yield the desired results if the country’s debt keeps rising. Nana Addo said the combination of higher expenditures ...
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 ...
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%.
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 ...
China's huge debt poses big headache for central bank
Terra Daily - 2/21/2017 3:17:15 AM
Chinese debt exceeded 270 percent of the country's GDP by the end of 2016 ... with a construction boom and increased public spending on infrastructure. But the world's second largest economy is now saddled with an unwieldy debt load, Andrew Fennell ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
Countries with the highest public debt 2016
www.statista.com - 2/16/2017 2:40:13 AM
The countries with the highest public debt are unsurprising, and although the United States' debt is much vaster; no nation in the world has a higher public debt in relation to GDP than Japan. The nation’s soaring debt is at around a quadrillion yen ...
Finance as Warfare: the IMF Lent to Greece Knowing It Could Never Pay Back Debt
Counter Punch - 2/21/2017 9:08:00 AM
There’s a perception throughout the world that finance really is a mode of warfare. If they can convince countries ... sell off the public domain in order to pay its foreign creditors. The Declaration would say that if creditors make a debt that cannot ...
The 20 countries with the most public debt
MSN - 5/7/2016 11:55:57 PM
The love of your life has been linked to cancer As we near World Debt Day ... 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.