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
Gulf Economic Slowdown Sees Foreign Workers Trapped by Debts
News Max - 5/31/2016 5:19:26 AM
a small oil-and-gas-rich country on the Arabian Peninsula where construction accelerated with the announcement it would host the 2022 FIFA World Cup. As oil and gas prices sank, so too did Qatar's coffers, leading to layoffs across both private and public ...
The 20 countries with the most public debt
MSN - 5/7/2016 11:55:57 PM
As we near World Debt Day on May 16 ... towards gradual reforms 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 percentage of GDP.
Why governments are caught in a double bind over public debt
Dawn - 5/23/2016 2:51:26 AM
The International Monetary Fund’s latest Fiscal Monitor shows that the advanced countries’ gross general government ... After the second world war, Britain’s public debt peaked at close to 240pc of GDP. This time it was a blend of growth and ...
The 20 countries with the greatest public debt
weforum.org - 5/29/2016 11:58:30 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 ...
Spain's debt now worth more than country's GDP
Economic Times - 5/18/2016 4:11:56 PM
ET SPECIAL:Love visual aspect of news? Enjoy this exclusive slideshows treat! MADRID: Bank of Spain figures show that the country's public debt is now worth more than the value of the economy. The bank said Wednesday that Spain's public debt stock pile ...
Peru Presidential Hopeful Keiko Fujimori Aims to Boost Public Investment
The Wall Street Journal - 5/31/2016 5:08:06 PM
Pollster Ipsos said Sunday she would receive 53.1% of the valid votes in the second-round runoff, compared with 46.9% for Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, a former finance minister and World Bank economist ... But, he added, public debt would remain below 30% ...
Cameroon: the public debt rising by FCfa 650 billion over a year and now at 26.8% of GDP as at end March 2016
businessincameroon.com - 5/26/2016 1:10:39 PM
(Business in Cameroon) - The outstanding public debt of Cameroon reached FCfa ... denounces a quick indebtedness of the country (after the 2006 PPTE initiative), mostly at non concessional interest rates; the World Bank, in a report dated April 2016 ...
Spain's Debt Now Worth More than Value of the Economy
Naharnet - 5/18/2016 1:12:59 PM
Bank of Spain figures show that the country's public debt is now worth more than the value of the economy. The bank said Wednesday that Spain's public debt stockpile stood at 1.09 trillion euros ($1.23 trillion) in the first quarter of the year.
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.
LatAm Debt Dynamics: Venezuela Not That Bad
Seeking Alpha - 5/31/2016 8:11:14 AM
Public debt in Latin America has soared since 2008 ... Contrary to Chile, the world's largest copper exporter and the least-indebted country among these seven LatAm economies, Peru's fiscal accounts are not expected to deteriorate much from declining ...
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 ...
Ghana Ranks 34th Out Of 167 Countries With Most Slaves
Modern Ghana - 5/31/2016 2:59:15 PM
Ghana has been ranked the 34 th country with the ... women and children around the world are today trapped in modern slavery; 28% more than previously estimated and they are enslaved through human trafficking, forced labour, debt bondage, forced or servile ...