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
The World's 5 Most Debt-Ridden Countries
Daily Finance - 5/18/2013 1:09:59 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 ...
2nd Meeting of SAARC Public Debt Managers' Forum
MoneyControl.com - 12/9/2013 10:11:17 AM
The SAARC Debt Managers’ Forum serves as a platform for senior government debt mangers from the member countries ... World Bank, Clearing Corporation of India Ltd. (CCIL), and Morgan Stanley addressed the three technical sessions covering topics, viz ...
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 ...
Undergrads Around the World Face Student Loan Debt
US News and World Report - 11/12/2013 11:57:52 PM
High tuition at American universities is partly to blame, says Jason Lum, founder of ScholarEdge, a college consulting company that works with students around the world. "We have the most expensive system of higher education in the developed world," Lum says.
Undergrads Around The World Face Student Loan Debt
The Huffington Post - 11/21/2013 3:44:37 AM
This article comes to us courtesy of U.S. News & World Report ... tuition is free at public universities in countries such as Argentina, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. Zero tuition does not equal zero student debt, though. In 2012, approximately ...
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 ...
The 10 Countries With the Most Debt
US News and World Report - 1/27/2011 11:57:48 PM
As the United States inches closer to its current $14.3 trillion debt ceiling ... Of course, many countries with such high ratios, such as the Caribbean nations of Jamaica, and Barbados, are not among the world's economic powerhouses. A more apples ...
The 15 Countries That Are Buried Under The Most Debt
The Business Insider - 4/4/2011 6:49:17 PM
Debt outlook: French public debt is expected to rise as high as 86.9% of GDP in 2011 according to a report by HSBC. The country has implemented spending cuts, increased certain taxes and is raising the retirement age but if Eurozone countries require more ...
Japan tops list of countries deepest in debt
NBC News - 2/15/2012 12:11:51 PM
The combination of extremely high debt, high liabilities and sinking national productivity has resulted in credit downgrades ... recession -- more than many other countries -- partly because of its low GDP per capita. In 2011, the country received a ...
How the Developing World Escaped the Debt Trap
Businessweek - 3/3/2013 8:45:11 PM
As the sequester demonstrates new lows in America’s fiscal management and the European debt crisis drags on for its third year, it’s worth noting that most of the rest of the world’s financial health is pretty good. Developing countries ...
10 Countries Drowning In Government Debt
investinganswers.com - 6/17/2012 11:57:49 PM
Greece's economic woes have drawn the eyes of a jittery world ... market bust (prices plummeted 47%), along with a series of large bank collapses. Despite making severe cuts in federal spending, the government's obligation to fund its flailing banking ...
The World Bank Group - 12/2/2013 4:21:40 AM
The PSD database brings together detailed debt data of the public sector that are published individually by countries participating in this initiative. The participation of countries in the PSD database is voluntary. Currently, 85 have agreed to ...
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 ...
Global Debt: A country-by-country look at spending for growth vs. deficit cutting
The Christian Science Monitor - 3/8/2010 11:56:41 PM
So far the looming sovereign-debt crisis — i.e., the series of fiscal crises around the world leading to calls for restructuring of public debt and to the ... most likely to default, that is, countries with the highest sovereign-credit risk.