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
Italians’ Public Debt Share Jumps 2,617 Euros Each on Renzi Miss
Bloomberg - 1/16/2017 10:58:06 PM
The country’s public debt is the euro region’s largest in absolute terms ... will take part in a panel discussion on Wednesday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, where he is likely to face questions on Italy’s finances. Renzi oversaw an increase ...
IMF: Countries like India should continue implementing plans to reduce public debt and deficit
India Infoline Ltd - 1/17/2017 2:00:03 PM
As per an IMF official, countries with higher public debt levels like India should implement their medium ... compared with around 3.5% for the world in the next two years," he added. It is well known that overall, Asia could manage the economic surprises ...
Continue plans to reduce public debt, deficit: IMF
Deccan Chronicle - 1/17/2017 5:17:30 AM
"Countries with higher public debt levels, like India, should continue to implement ... compared with around three-and-a-half per cent for the world in the next two years," an IMF statement quoted Tao as saying. Noting that Asia overall managed well ...
Opinion: Redraw neoliberal economics and you could save the world
Courier Mail - 1/17/2017 12:59:48 AM
But pan out from Australia and it’s a case of “welcome to the modern world”. US President-elect Donald Trump’s infrastructure program will add up to a trillion dollars to America’s gargantuan public debt. Britain has abandoned its plans for a ...
Brazil firms shun Trump fears in busiest debt, stock window in years
Reuters - 1/17/2017 8:37:55 AM
At least two initial public ... world's No. 1 eucalyptus pulp producer, and biofuels and logistics giant Raízen Energia SA tapped global bond markets a day later. Tapping funding pre-emptively may help cash-strapped companies refinance looming debt.
World Bank teams in Zimbabwe to assist economic recovery
Xinhua News Agency - 1/17/2017 3:04:28 PM
HARARE, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- World Bank teams are ... assistance since 2000 when the country started defaulting on loan repayments to the global lender and other multilateral creditors. Zimbabwe cleared a 15-year debt amounting to 108 million dollars ...
Countries With The Biggest Public Debt
worldatlas.com - 9/18/2016 11:54:31 PM
Greece has become world-renowned for economic struggles and incurring a public debt that almost doubles its GDP, while another Mediterranean country, Italy, is not faring much better, with public debts of its own totaling 134% of the Italian GDP.
IMF Survey: 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 ...
World markets slide, but Britain’s pound rebounds
CBS News - 1/17/2017 8:45:05 AM
Fears about the impact of a British withdrawal have roiled global markets since Britain’s public voted in ... China but warned about rising debt that has prompted concern about the country’s finances. The IMF said the world’s second-largest economy ...
Should Countries Reduce Their Debt by Monetizing Their Parks?
Slate - 6/17/2015 4:52:30 PM
With so many nations unable to balance their budgets and government spending through the roof, it's no surprise that the world has amassed ... "Given that in most countries public wealth is larger than public debt, just managing it better could help ...
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 ...
Trump adviser warns of risks to U.S. economy of strong dollar
Yahoo Finance - 1/17/2017 4:37:32 PM
Rubenstein estimated that there was $4.5 trillion in emerging market corporate debt that was dollar-denominated. If the dollar, which is already perched at 14-year highs versus the euro, continued to rise, this would squeeze countries that have borrowed in ...
Public finances: A world of debt
Financial Times - 1/5/2015 11:54:53 PM
Some economists fear the next noxious examples of this phenomenon could crop up in the developing world ... core” — countries such as France, Belgium and even the Netherlands — also confront challenging debt burdens. “Public debt sustainability ...
Public debt in low-income countries: Risks and opportunities
voxeu.org - 3/27/2016 11:54:28 PM
Initiatives to reduce public debt in low-income countries have made substantial progress over the past decade, but challenges remain and continue to evolve. This column presents the findings from a new IMF-World Bank report on these developments.
15 of the world's happiest places
CNN - 1/16/2017 10:05:01 AM
This year, January 16 is supposedly a perfect storm of cruddy weather, mounting debt, post-holiday fatigue ... Owensboro, KY 42301 MORE: Where are the world's happiest countries? Cherry blossom season in Kyoto, Japan In early April, cherry blossoms ...