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
How African countries can break the cycle of debt dependency
mgafrica.com - 8/24/2016 2:44:21 PM
Yet 75% of the world’s ten poorest countries are in sub-Saharan Africa. Bilateral and multilateral donors have failed the continent by piling massive public debt on governments in the full knowledge of the history to the 1980s debt crisis. This is ...
Countries With The Highest Interest Rates On New Foreign Loans
worldatlas.com - 8/23/2016 4:11:26 PM
Countries in the developing world often see interest rates in excess of 5% on external debt. Infrastructure development ... The interest rates of these new foreign loans is comprised of only new public and publicly secured loans for that particular ...
Must-Read: Brad Setser: IMF Cannot Quit Fiscal Consolidation (in Asian Surplus Countries)
equitablegrowth.org - 8/23/2016 4:47:13 PM
Brad Setser: IMF Cannot Quit Fiscal Consolidation (in Asian Surplus Countries): In theory ... It has an unusually high level of public debt. It also has an unusually low interest rate on that debt. And fiscal risks are reduced so long as the stock of ...
How much debt did each president leave for the country?
Washington Examiner - 8/17/2016 4:37:02 AM
As we observe President's Day, let's take a look at how much debt each President left the country. President Franklin Roosevelt, who presided over most of World War II ... Also from the Washington Examiner DOJ demanded Aetna explain how merger-block ...
These Countries Have The Highest Level Of Government Debt
The Malaysian Digest - 8/18/2016 4:31:41 PM
The World Economic Forum’s (WEF ... You'll be surprised to find out that among the countries making it into the top 15 list of countries with the highest public debt are the United States, Japan and even Singapore, as compiled by Business Insider.
The US National Debt Load is Second-Worst in the World
mises.org - 8/24/2016 7:02:03 PM
According to the OMB, the federal debt is ... of the second world war when the US was still dealing with its massive war debt. Indeed, since 2008, federal debt levels have been at 50-year highs and at levels one would expect from a country in crisis ...
The Scarecrow of National Debt
PROJECT SYNDICATE - 8/23/2016 11:56:43 PM
Barry Eichengreen, Carmen Reinhart, Javier Solana, and others address the world’s widening ... played a prominent role in public life. But public finance is a mystery to him: he just had the gut feeling that a national debt in the trillions and growing ...
The Open Government Partnership and socio-economic development: A perspective from African countries
opengovpartnership.org - 8/23/2016 6:31:37 AM
It is the conundrum of all time that a continent so richly endowed with natural resources remains the poorest in the world ... directed at helping countries address what the OGP calls “the five grand challenges” – improving public services ...
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 ...
The World's 5 Most Debt-Ridden Countries
The Motley Fool - 5/18/2013 6:10:38 PM
No economic conversation has captured the public's eye quite like the explosion of national debt ... country's far from a turnaround. Let's have a big hand for Italy, Europe's third-largest economy -- and the third-most-indebted top-50 economy in the world.
Morrison ignores real debt elephant
macrobusiness.com.au - 8/25/2016 9:49:40 AM
Our government debt to GDP is well below other AAA rated countries. However our net international ... which is now the highest in the world at 124% of GDP: And dwarfs Australia’s public debt load: Yet, rather than acknowledging the household debt ...
Central bankers eye public spending to plug $1 trillion investment gap
Win 98.5 - 8/25/2016 1:14:17 AM
Sharpe and Gustavo Suarez suggest a reason: executives are putting little stock in interest rates when making investment decisions, and are not adjusting expected rates of return to fit the emerging low-growth world. Based on data collected from chief ...
Countries Overloaded With Debt
CNBC - 10/28/2009 10:40:00 AM
"External debt is more worrisome and important than public ... CNBC.com, it stirred angst from Ireland over the numbers, as the country was a significant outlier in the final data. A further breakdown of the country's external debt data, provided by the ...
Spain's public debt hits record high in June
english.sina.com - 8/17/2016 3:57:04 PM
The figure meant that the Spanish public debt represented 100.9 percent of the country's gross domestic product (GDP)， which surpassed the goal of the Spanish government for 2016 that stands at 99.14 percent. According to news agency Europa Press ...