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, 2012See also: Public debt map
World Bank drops $50mln loan to Montenegro over excessive debt
Thomson Reuters - 3/7/2014 8:55:33 AM
Government in talks with China's EXIM Bank for a loan SARAJEVO, March 7 (Reuters) - The World Bank has withdrawn its $50 million loan support to Montenegro's budget, saying a highway deal agreed with China would put too much strain on the ...
A tale of three countries' debts
China Daily - 3/6/2014 12:21:21 AM
The world is keeping a close watch on the Ukrainian ... Venezuela is running short on some essentials, leading to seething public discontent. All the three countries first encountered debt problems, which led to socio-political crises.
The World's 5 Most Debt-Ridden Countries
The Motley Fool - 5/18/2013 6:10:38 PM
Among the largest 50 economies worldwide, here are the five ... but while that could help the country's lagging businesses, it won't help bring down its skyrocketing debt. With more public-sector job cuts on the table, unemployment at 18%, and GDP expected ...
New Funding to Help Poor Countries Manage Debt
The World Bank - 3/7/2014 6:35:22 PM
A multi-million-dollar debt-management trust fund, the Debt Management Facility (DMF) II, is on track to launch April 3, 2014. The new program will bring in a new partner: The International Monetary Fund (IMF). The program will extend the ...
The 10 Countries With the Most Debt
US News and World Report - 1/27/2011 11:57:48 PM
[See the 10 states with the largest budget shortfalls.] While the United States total public debt is indeed the largest in the world, a broader context shows that other countries face even more dire debt situations. One way to put debt in perspective is to ...
Countries Overloaded With Debt
CNBC - 10/28/2009 3:40:39 PM
"External debt is more worrisome and important than public debt, as public debt is generally ... A further breakdown of the country's external debt data, provided by the World Bank, shows that a significant proportion of the country's external debt is ...
Africa: World Bank Warns African Countries On High Debt Profile
AllAfrica - 8/26/2013 12:44:27 PM
The World Bank wants developing countries to adopt effective Debt Management Performance ... "Therefore, prudent government debt management is essential to sound practices for public borrowing and debt- management, which are important to support economic ...
World Bank Public Sector Debt Statistics
The World Bank Group - 9/24/2012 5:14:05 PM
jointly developed by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, brings together detailed quarterly public sector debt data of selected countries, initially mainly developing /emerging market economies. The main purpose of the PSD database is to ...
IMF Executive Board Reviews the Joint IMF-World Bank Debt Sustainability Framework for Low-Income Countries
International Monetary Fund - 2/23/2012 10:53:46 PM
Public Information Notices (PINs ... reviewed the joint IMF-World Bank debt sustainability framework (DSF) for low-income countries (LICs). The DSF was introduced in 2005 with the objectives of guiding LICs’ borrowing decisions and creditors’ lending ...
Mozambique: Mozambican Public Debt Is Sustainable, Says Finance Minister
AllAfrica - 3/6/2014 1:57:23 PM
Maputo — Mozambique's total public debt, as of 31 December, stood at about 6.8 billion US dollars, Finance Minister Manuel Chang told the Mozambican parliament, the Assembly of the Republic, on Thursday. Answering a question from the opposition ...
World Bank to Strengthen Debt Sustainability Framework for Low-Income Countries
The World Bank Group - 2/23/2012 9:56:30 PM
... Sustainability Framework (DSF), a joint World Bank-IMF tool used to conduct public and external debt sustainability analysis. These proposals come amid a changing landscape in many low-income countries, as the range of available financing options has ...
The 10 Countries Deepest In Debt: 24/7 Wall St.
The Huffington Post - 2/15/2012 5:33:59 PM
Greece, which has among the worst debt in the world, faces default as early as March if it does not get the bailout. In addition to Greece, several European Union member countries now face overwhelming government debt. On Monday, Moody’s ...
World Bank and IMF Launch Quarterly Online Public Sector Debt Database
International Monetary Fund - 12/5/2010 11:56:14 PM
The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today launched the online Quarterly Public Sector Debt Database, which offers access to public sector debt statistics for 30 emerging market and developing countries and will be updated every three ...
The Economist - 6/23/2010 11:58:38 PM
The interactive graphic above shows the overall debt levels for a wide range of countries, based on data supplied by the McKinsey Global Institute. In theory there is no maximum level for debt relative to GDP, but Ireland and Iceland (not on this map ...