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
Ghana’s public debt stock as a percentage of GDP has been rising
Spy Ghana - 11/20/2014 6:08:34 PM
Ghana’s total public sector debt ... World Bank and the African Development Bank (AfDB) to boost private sector participation in the sector, among others. Every Ghanaian could pay between GH¢2,800 and GH¢3,000 as their commitment to paying the country ...
Strains in Japan could put focus on debt
Market Watch - 11/19/2014 2:56:29 PM
Should investors be worrying about the country’s mounting public debt levels? Abe has generally won high marks for his aggressive efforts to shock Japan out of a deflation that has contributed to a long stagnation of the world’s third largest economy.
As debt piles up, Japan tries to lock in low borrowing costs
Reuters - 11/19/2014 6:13:56 AM
The plan is seen aimed at taking advantage of central bank stimulus to lock in low borrowing costs for the longest period of time and to reduce the need for future debt rollovers ... in the world. Yet, there are creeping worries that the country's fiscal ...
Countries Overloaded With Debt
CNBC - 10/28/2009 10:40:00 AM
"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 ...
ISSER: Ghc70b debt stock must be tackled drastically
Ghana Web - 11/21/2014 11:40:50 AM
Finance Minister Seth Terkper on Wednesday announced to Parliament that Ghana’s total public sector debt stock ... You cannot have a country where your debt is so high. We are not alone in this world. The country’s profile is at stake when we are ...
The Collapse Of U.S. Silver Stocks As Public Debt Skyrockets
Silver Seek - 11/20/2014 3:31:05 PM
Furthermore, Americans have no clue that the role of the U.S. Dollar as the world's reserve currency continues to disintegrate each passing day as more countries elect to by ... it's nearly impossible to know how much public gold remains in the vaults ...
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 ...
African Mayors Call for Debt Cancellation for Ebola-Stricken West Africa
Truth Out - 11/20/2014 1:29:24 PM
Washington, DC - African mayors gathered in Accra, Ghana to call on the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank ... 100 million dollars in debt relief could become available from a special IMF trust fund set aside for countries impacted by natural ...
Blow for George Osborne as government borrowing RISES sending the country's debt pile to £1.5 TRILLION
Daily Mail - 11/21/2014 8:23:24 PM
Britain's mounting debt pile has now ... felt in our economy and the public finances. ‘At the same time, we have to recognise that the UK is not immune to the problems being experienced in Europe and other parts of the world economy.
The 15 Countries That Are Buried Under The Most Debt
The Business Insider - 4/4/2011 2:53:03 PM
French public debt is expected to rise as high as 86.9% of GDP in 2011 according to a report by HSBC. The country has implemented spending cuts, increased certain taxes and is raising the retirement age but if Eurozone countries require more bailout ...
IMF-World Bank Publish Revised Guidelines for Public Debt Management
International Monetary Fund - 4/25/2014 6:05:54 PM
International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank staffs have prepared and issued to the Executive Boards of both institutions the Revised Guidelines for Public Debt Management for information ... and reduce member countries’ external vulnerabilities.
The most educated countries in the world
USA Today - 9/13/2014 3:11:31 PM
The most educated populations tend to be in countries where ... the most in the world. According to Andreas Schleicher, director for education skills at the OECD, education in the U.S. has become much more expensive, and student debt burdens have reached ...
The Debt of Developing Countries: The Devastating Impacts of IMF-World Bank “Economic Medicine”
Global Research - 10/11/2013 5:26:20 PM
According to World Bank data, in 2010 alone, developing countries paid out $184 billion on debt service, about three times the annual resources required for the fulfillment of the MDGs. Even more troublesome, between 1985 and 2010 net public debt flows to ...
The Long Story of U.S. Debt, From 1790 to 2011, in 1 Little Chart
The Atlantic - 11/13/2012 10:55:38 PM
The public debt surged from about $65 million in 1860 to $2.76 ... US congress effectively ceded a large part of its authority over how much the country borrows. Before World War I, the Congress voted to approve the individual debt sales that were used ...
The 5 Richest Countries in the World
The Motley Fool - 10/11/2014 3:06:57 PM
and Japan deals with crippling levels of public debt. If there's one thing the richest countries in the world need to keep in mind, it's that the world economy can bring about change fast. If you're looking into long-term wealth, you can't miss these top ...