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
Global Debt Hits All-Time High
Seeking Alpha - 10/19/2016 7:11:23 AM
Global debt is at an all-time high: specifically, "nonfinancial debt," which is the combined debt of governments, households, and nonfinancial firms in the 113 countries that make up 94% of world GDP ... growing again - and public debt can be a way ...
How One Woman Avoided the Student Debt Crisis and Traveled the World
www.gooverseas.com - 10/20/2016 8:31:56 PM
Before I turned 18, I'd never left the country. Almost 10 years ... between going into debt for a "prestigious" school and attending a perfectly fine but far more affordable option, and between taking out public or private loans (public tend to be more ...
Report Attributes Ghana’s Huge Debt To Oil Find
www.newsghana.com.gh - 10/21/2016 2:25:40 PM
Public spending has been cut by 20 per cent ... Under World Bank rules, it is not meant to provide such guarantees to countries that are assessed as high debt risks. The high interest rate and World Bank guarantee meant that the speculators would still ...
Clinton says she won’t add ‘a penny’ to the national debt. That’s highly unlikely.
Washington Post - 10/17/2016 1:33:09 PM
Under Clinton's policies, the national debt held by the public would increase from roughly $14 billion ... debt in terms of trillions of dollars can be misleading. For a smaller country, $14 trillion in debt could be an overwhelming burden, but the ...
Greek PM mulling cabinet reshuffle to shoot up popularity, win debt relief
Hindustan Times - 10/21/2016 4:27:22 PM
Asked to comment on a possible reshuffle, government spokeswoman Olga Gerovassili told Skai TV only that the government’s aim was the “flexible, fast, effective” management of the country ... euros by 2022 to cut public debt. Athens is already ...
Soaring national debt puts increased pressure on Vietnam’s aging population
www.talkvietnam.com - 10/14/2016 10:37:45 AM
Vietnam is one of the few countries in the world in which the population has aged before becoming rich or moderately rich, said Nguyen Trong Dam, deputy labor minister. Widening public debt is putting more pressure on the country’s aging population.
In a highly indebted world, austerity is a permanent state of affairs
aeon.co - 10/20/2016 11:16:34 PM
In the post-crisis world, despite major central banks putting ... so that’s not a huge worry. If the country whose debt you hold can have elections, and the public dares to vote against more budget cuts, the European Central Bank will shut down their ...
Indonesia's Debt to GDP Ratio 7th in ASEAN
Tempo - 10/12/2016 12:20:20 PM
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Indonesia's public debt to gross ... according to the World Bank. The number places Indonesia seventh in the Southeast Asian region, while Singapore sits on top of the list, followed by Malaysia. Grace Retnowati, country manager of ...
Reshuffle looms as Greek PM, sagging in polls, seeks debt relief
Today - 10/21/2016 10:07:58 AM
Asked to comment on a possible reshuffle, government spokeswoman Olga Gerovassili told Skai TV only that the government's aim was the "flexible, fast, effective" management of the country ... euros by 2022 to cut public debt. Athens is already off schedule ...
Economy : Alarm over excessive government borrowing as Kenya's debt hits Sh3.2 trillion
Ghafla - 10/20/2016 11:20:44 AM
The country’s public debt now stands at Sh3.2 trillion ... were seen as a response to an article published in The Economist that revealed the World Bank's criticism of the Standard Gauge Railway which they termed as uneconomical.
Debt: Russia’s VTB says it doesn’t know whether Mozambique will be able to pay January instalment
clubofmozambique.com - 10/14/2016 9:22:00 PM
and which put the country among the richest in this natural resource in the world. The so-called ‘hidden debt’ scandal also involves the Ematum tuna-fishing company, which is owned by various public bodies including the Mozambican secret intelligence ...
Breaking the vicious circle: article in Financial World
veron.typepad.com - 10/20/2016 11:52:22 PM
Most countries want to keep the option of using national banking systems as buyers of last resort of their sovereign debt. In May, the Governor of ... its local banks (the Landesbanken) in financing public-sector activities at local or regional level.
Czech Republic Passes Switzerland With World’s Lowest Yields
Bloomberg - 10/18/2016 8:52:47 AM
For a brief moment, the Czech Republic had the world’s lowest bond yields ... Demand for Czech bonds is being driven by the country’s growing economy, a virtually balanced state budget, relatively low public debt and central bank purchases of foreign ...
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.
European debt dominoes: Italy and France may be the next to topple
Forbes India - 10/20/2016 5:11:30 PM
Following a similar trajectory, the European debt crisis is moving ever closer to ... There are other structural problems. In World Bank studies, Italy ranks 45th out of 189 countries for ease of doing business. Infrastructure, dating back to the immediate ...