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
Countries With The Highest Interest Rates On New Foreign Loans
worldatlas.com - 8/23/2016 4:11:26 PM
Countries in the developing world often see interest rates in excess of 5% on external debt. Infrastructure development ... The interest rates of these new foreign loans is comprised of only new public and publicly secured loans for that particular ...
How African countries can break the cycle of debt dependency
mgafrica.com - 8/24/2016 1:18:27 PM
Yet 75% of the world’s ten poorest countries are in sub-Saharan Africa. Bilateral and multilateral donors have failed the continent by piling massive public debt on governments in the full knowledge of the history to the 1980s debt crisis. This is ...
Must-Read: Brad Setser: IMF Cannot Quit Fiscal Consolidation (in Asian Surplus Countries)
equitablegrowth.org - 8/23/2016 4:47:13 PM
Brad Setser: IMF Cannot Quit Fiscal Consolidation (in Asian Surplus Countries): In theory ... It has an unusually high level of public debt. It also has an unusually low interest rate on that debt. And fiscal risks are reduced so long as the stock of ...
The Scarecrow of National Debt
PROJECT SYNDICATE - 8/24/2016 5:00:21 PM
Barry Eichengreen, Carmen Reinhart, Javier Solana, and others address the world’s widening ... played a prominent role in public life. But public finance is a mystery to him: he just had the gut feeling that a national debt in the trillions and growing ...
How much debt did each president leave for the country?
Washington Examiner - 8/17/2016 4:37:02 AM
As we observe President's Day, let's take a look at how much debt each President left the country. President Franklin Roosevelt, who presided over most of World War II ... Also from the Washington Examiner DOJ demanded Aetna explain how merger-block ...
These Countries Have The Highest Level Of Government Debt
The Malaysian Digest - 8/18/2016 4:31:41 PM
The World Economic Forum’s (WEF ... You'll be surprised to find out that among the countries making it into the top 15 list of countries with the highest public debt are the United States, Japan and even Singapore, as compiled by Business Insider.
The Open Government Partnership and socio-economic development: A perspective from African countries
opengovpartnership.org - 8/23/2016 6:31:37 AM
It is the conundrum of all time that a continent so richly endowed with natural resources remains the poorest in the world ... directed at helping countries address what the OGP calls “the five grand challenges” – improving public services ...
IMF: World body evaluates Ghana's fiscal outlook, could review assistance program
pulse.ng - 8/23/2016 9:19:14 PM
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is evaluating Ghana's fiscal outlook for the rest of 2016 and will consider the third review of the country's $918 million ... inflation and a high public debt. "Discussions between staff and the authorities are ...
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 6:10:38 PM
No economic conversation has captured the public's eye quite like the explosion of national debt ... country's far from a turnaround. 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 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 ...
Battered by quakes, Italy struggles to safeguard its buildings
Webindia 123 - 8/24/2016 6:11:56 PM
Central Italy is one of the most active earthquake zones in world ... under the biggest debt mountain in Europe, Italy can ill-afford generous enticements to the private sector, or the sort of massive investment needed to make all public buildings safe ...
The Dismal State Of The World Economy In 4 Charts And A Table
Seeking Alpha - 8/22/2016 6:54:16 AM
Japan already owes more than twice its GDP; Italy, France, Canada, the Eurozone and the UK have more or nearly as much public debt as their economies ... and in NATO countries. Lockheed Martin produces the world's best missile defense system and the ...
The Callous System of Student Debt and the Structure of the “Free Market”
jagadees.wordpress.com - 8/23/2016 5:44:29 PM
William Hodgkinson: Professor Chomsky, what do you think are some of the root causes of student debt in this country ... system in the world is Finland. And it’s free. In the 1950s, the United States was a much poorer country than it is today, but ...
World’s Biggest Bond Traders Undeterred by Negative Yields (2)
Bloomberg - 8/23/2016 7:28:53 AM
At the heart of the strategy is the world’s insatiable appetite for ... Short-dated Japanese debt “is as close to a risk-free instrument as is possible” in the country, and, when held to maturity, the profit is locked in from the start, he said.