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
Italy's Future Hampered By Debt
Seeking Alpha - 6/22/2016 7:19:30 PM
Italy ranks 65th out of 189 countries for ease of doing business in recent World Bank studies ... an orderly restructuring of its debt to avert a default in coming years. Almost everyone agrees that Italy's public debt is unsustainable and needs an ...
ETHICS : Silence over public debt is fatal
The Citizen - 6/26/2016 1:24:00 PM
We may be happy for the generous donations such as the Sh440 billion from the World Bank ... We are also told that the public debt outlook also remains favourable. We are told that our country needs to continue implementing a prudent fiscal policy ...
A scenario to reduce public debt
Daily Times - 6/26/2016 11:10:58 PM
A recent trend is the rapid growth of Jordan's public debt. The record confirms this ... One wonders if the IMF and the World Bank will use their influence to urge donor countries to do so.
The 20 countries with the greatest public debt
weforum.org - 6/22/2016 11:58:40 PM
Japan, the world’s ... a massive debt. On 14 July 2015, the IMF released a report addressing Greece’s debt sustainability. The introduction in the report gives an accurate image of the country’s situation: Greece’s public debt has become highly ...
IMF calls for audit of Mozambique’s undisclosed debt as growth dips
africanews.com - 6/26/2016 7:40:24 AM
“According to our technical assessment, public debt is now likely to have reached a high risk ... One of the 10 poorest countries in the world, Mozambique has been hit hard by falling commodity prices. The government said tensions with the Renamo ...
What European Country Could ‘Brexit’ Next?
FORTUNE - 6/23/2016 11:28:51 PM
In Italy, much of public anger focuses on the impact of the euro on the country’s economy. The Eurozone’s third-largest economy, Italy’s debt-to-GDP ratio (currently above 130%, fifth-highest in the world) makes it both too-big-to-fail and too-big-to ...
The 20 countries with the most public debt
MSN - 5/7/2016 11:55:57 PM
So with the referendum looming, we take a look at the countries around the world that ... to tackle the massive debt. The figures, taken from a 2015 report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), show countries with the highest public debt as a ...
Countries Overloaded With Debt
CNBC - 10/28/2009 10:40:00 AM
There are widespread calls inside and outside the United States to reduce the country's debt, fueled by fears ranging from the rising tide of inflation to the possibility that the dollar will lose its privileged position as the world's reserve currency.
IMF Calls For Action in Mozambique As Debt Grows
Examiner - 6/26/2016 3:22:42 AM
"According to our technical assessment, public debt is now likely to have reached a high risk of distress." IMF has also called for an independent audit of the state’s financial situation. Mozambique is one of the 10 poorest countries in the world ...
Spain’s public debt surpasses 100pc in 20-year high
Business Recorder - 6/15/2016 5:04:38 PM
MADRID: Spain's public debt rose above 100 percent in the first quarter to its ... agreement on a coalition government following inconclusive polls in December. The country in 2014 posted its first full-year of growth since a 2008 property crash which ...
World Bank approves $1 billion support for country’s competitiveness, disaster resilience
Pakistan Today - 6/22/2016 9:42:40 PM
The World Bank approved financing worth $1.02 billion using ... improved fiscal management through increased revenues, better coordination of debt management and making public spending more pro-poor.” Sindh Resilience Project (SRP) of $100 million ...
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 ...
Public Debt in Low-Income Countries: Opportunities and Vulnerabilities
International Monetary Fund - 1/14/2016 5:28:36 PM
said a joint IMF-World Bank report on public debt vulnerabilities in low-income countries. While the share of low-income countries at high risk fell by almost half between 2007 and 2013, debt vulnerability has actually increased in the past two years (see ...
Mozambique’s Attorney-General plans to clarify issue of public debt
Macauhub - 6/24/2016 10:05:56 AM
The Attorney General of the Republic of Mozambique will endeavour to clarify the issue of national public debt and, in if any is found to be illegal, the offenders will be made responsible, the country’s ... Macao into a world centre for tourism and ...
The World's 5 Most Debt-Ridden Countries
The Motley Fool - 5/18/2013 6:10:38 PM
Portugal's government recently proposed a new stimulus program, but while that could help the country's lagging businesses, it won't help bring down its skyrocketing debt. With more public-sector ... top-50 economy in the world. While nations such as ...