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
Public debt still in safe zone
Vietnam Investment Reviev - 4/22/2014 8:43:57 AM
These make sense from a statistical point of view but other factors will also determine the safety of sovereign debt ratios. For example, looking at the rest of the world, countries like Japan or the US have sovereign debt ratios equaling or exceeding GDP ...
Africa could yet again be caught in debt spiral
Gulf News - 4/24/2014 3:26:37 AM
In the 26 African HIPC beneficiaries studied, nominal public debt fell from a GDP-weighted ... concessional financing from the IMF and World Bank was insufficient to fund big infrastructure projects, forcing the country to turn to private creditors.
Countries Overloaded With Debt
CNBC - 10/28/2009 2:36:13 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 ...
Rich nations' debt has stabilized, public investment needed -IMF
Thomson Reuters - 4/9/2014 11:29:41 AM
WASHINGTON, April 9 (Reuters) - Public debt in the world's richest nations has stabilized after being ... The Fund, which analyzes the economic policies of its 188 member countries, also warned in its twice-yearly Fiscal Monitor report that the world's ...
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 ...
Inquirer Opinion - 4/21/2014 3:26:00 PM
Debt condonation is something a government avoids because of its repercussions on a country ... World Bank. In their petition, the NGOs noted that the impact of a burgeoning foreign debt burden had been devastating for the Filipino people, with public ...
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 ...
Govt working to reduce deficit to 4pc, debts to 60pc of GDP: Dar
The Nation - 4/24/2014 11:43:31 PM
Paul Welton, Acting Country Head of World Bank at Islamabad said that it is essential ... s responsibilities because it has to stay in the constitutional limits of public debt ratio along with providing resources for key development operations.
Greece meets budget goal set as condition for talks on further debt relief
The Irish Times - 4/23/2014 11:13:05 AM
The figures are a reflection of the “remarkable progress” that Greece has made in repairing its public ... the world’s biggest sovereign-debt restructuring and has so far received €240 billion in aid commitments. To receive payments, the country ...
Greece’s primary budget surplus paves the way for possible talks on whether the country should be granted additional debt relief.
worldpoliticsjournal.com - 4/24/2014 4:05:23 PM
Instead, Athens will probably be granted a further reduction in interest rates and more time to repay its loans. Obviously, these measures will not lower the overall debt level, but they can make paying off the large amount of public debt far less painful.
The 15 Countries That Are Buried Under The Most Debt
The Business Insider - 4/1/2011 4:22:31 PM
Countries that ran wild with spending through the boom years are now seeing their debt problems come home to roost. We've ranked the 15 states with the worst debt to GDP ratios, and added CDS prices (where available) to point out what the market thinks of ...
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 potential ... most likely to default, that is, countries with the highest sovereign-credit risk.
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 ...
Sovereign Debt and Deficit by Country
Forbes - 2/10/2012 5:01:08 AM
Public debt as a percentage of GDP. From these I computed a country’s deficit (4 ... our blog receive free access to a 1.75 hour video presentation on “Where in the World to Invest?“
Inspecting A Country's Debt
Investopedia - 3/25/2013 11:53:51 PM
Researchers often focus on the debt of developing countries rather than the debt of the rich world. To a certain extent this makes ... some developing economies are less indebted than developing ones. Public Sector Vs. Private Sector Debt Arguments over ...