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
Cameroon: the public debt rising by FCfa 650 billion over a year and now at 26.8% of GDP as at end March 2016
businessincameroon.com - 5/26/2016 1:10:39 PM
(Business in Cameroon) - The outstanding public debt of Cameroon reached FCfa ... denounces a quick indebtedness of the country (after the 2006 PPTE initiative), mostly at non concessional interest rates; the World Bank, in a report dated April 2016 ...
Dawn - 5/23/2016 2:08:29 AM
There are also concerns about the country’s debt trajectory. The public debt is projected to creep up to over 68pc of GDP in 2017 as the government has long operated on a deficit. According to the preliminary data reported by Statistics Finland to ...
It Hasn't Been this Easy For the World To Service Its Debt Since Lehman Collapsed
Yahoo Finance - 5/23/2016 1:35:41 PM
More from Bloomberg.com: One of the World's Most Expensive Countries Is Debating Giving Away ... even understates the new-found ease with which the public and private sector can carry ever-increasing debt loads, Panigirtzoglou & Co. claim.
Greece in debt relief ’breakthrough’ with eurozone, IMF
Business Recorder - 5/25/2016 9:29:56 AM
The 19 ministers from the countries that use the euro met two days after Greek ... In a brutal report on the eve of the Eurogroup meeting, the IMF had warned that Greek public debt at the current level of about 180 percent of gross domestic product was ...
The 20 countries with the most public debt
MSN - 5/7/2016 11:55:57 PM
As we near World Debt Day on May 16 ... towards gradual reforms 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.
Eurozone ministers seek debt deal for Greece
Times of India - 5/24/2016 10:06:54 AM
BRUSSELS: Eurozone finance ministers will on Tuesday push for a deal to unlock bailout cash for Greece and resolve a row with the IMF over debt relief for Athens. The 19 ministers from the countries that ... government duties and public sector wages.
Eurozone reaches deal on Greek bailout funds, debt
Astro Awani - 5/25/2016 8:39:49 AM
BRUSSELS: Eurozone finance ministers reached a vital deal with Greece after marathon talks Wednesday to unlock 10.3 billion euros ($12 billion) in bailout cash and start debt relief for Athens as demanded by the IMF. The 19 ministers from the countries ...
G7 leaders will hear Canada's new approach for boosting world economy
Canada - 5/25/2016 11:38:47 AM
ISE, Japan - A group of powerful world leaders is about to hear a starkly new ... where the Liberals say low interest rates combined with the country's relatively low debt-to-GDP ratio have created good borrowing conditions. As a result, they have ...
Vietnam PM says country not pursuing military buildup in South China Sea
investing.com - 5/25/2016 10:34:21 AM
HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said on Wednesday his country was not pursuing a military buildup ... said a key priority for Vietnam was managing its spiraling public debt and keeping the ratio below 65 percent of gross domestic ...
Spain's Debt Now Worth More Than Value of the Economy
New York Times - 5/18/2016 5:56:20 AM
MADRID — Bank of Spain figures show that the country's public debt is now worth more than the value of the economy. The bank said Wednesday that Spain's public debt stockpile stood at 1.09 trillion euros ($1.23 trillion) in the first quarter of the year.
Getting What We Pay For by Charles R. Morris
OpEdNews - 5/25/2016 1:01:42 AM
"Donald Trump, says that 'this country has ... while the rest of the world has increased their tax rates by about 40% -- the underlying cause of our disgraceful physical infrastructure, the collapse of financial support for the public higher-education ...
The 20 countries with the greatest public debt
weforum.org - 5/23/2016 11:58:27 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 ...
Iceland pulled off a miracle economic escape by breaking almost every rule
The Business Insider - 5/26/2016 1:00:30 AM
The country that suffered proportionally the world’s biggest financial collapse ... to take the economic and social strain. In particular, public money was used to relieve households of the debt that would otherwise stop any spending recovery.