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
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Yields fall sharply in Portuguese debt auction
Public Opinion - 4/23/2014 8:06:58 AM
Portugal needed a 78 billion euro bailout in 2011 when, like Greece and Ireland previously, it was engulfed by the eurozone debt crisis and investors grew reluctant to lend it money, pushing the country close to bankruptcy. The debt crisis has abated ...
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?“
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 ...
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 downgraded six ...
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.
Focus on low public sector debt
Fiji Times - 4/22/2014 8:25:28 PM
PACIFIC island countries should focus on maintaining low public sector debt and good revenue performance. And according to the World Bank, there was an increased interest in measures that could reduce the impact of price shocks on households and save costs.
The world's top 25 debt-ridden nations
Rediff India Abroad - 2/16/2011 4:07:17 AM
The global financial tsunami that ripped through the world left many an economy teetering ... is the total amount of private and public foreign debt (capital plus interest) that a country owes to its creditors outside the country. This debt includes ...
U.S. Long-Term Debt Situation Is One of the World’s Worst
The Heritage Foundation - 7/26/2010 11:55:18 PM
 Meanwhile, a worldwide recession caused revenues to drop ...  The first scenario followed the status quo in which countries’ public debt ranged from 250 percent to 600 percent of GDP. The second scenario introduced gradual adjustments that ...
Greece hits milestone, opens way for debt relief
Keloland - 4/23/2014 5:50:58 AM
had a debt burden of 105 percent in 2013, or about $17.5 trillion. However, the key difference with the U.S. is that the eurozone countries have to borrow money in the financial markets on their own so they live and die by the state of their public finances.