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
Debt in the Western world – divergence from the convergence criteria
intellinews.com - 4/29/2016 12:45:24 PM
The world used to be divided into “haves and have nots ... The result has been an explosion in the size of public debt burdens in Western countries, twinned with increasing budget deficits that prevent them from taking any meaningful action to ...
FactCheck: was Barnaby Joyce right about Australia’s debt under Labor?
THE CONVERSATION - 5/2/2016 2:54:52 AM
When they handed government back to us, all your listeners owed the world hundreds of billions of ... The point illustrated by Greece and many other countries through history is that foreign-owed public debt can create significant problems for the government.
Mozambique: Mozambican Public Debt Now 11.64 Billion Dollars
AllAfrica - 5/5/2016 11:19:33 AM
Maputo — Mozambique's total public debt stood at 11.64 billion US dollars, as of 31 December 2015, Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosario announced on Thursday. Speaking at a Maputo press conference called to explain the country's current economic ...
Caribbean countries urged to focus on tourism value
Curacao Chronicle - 4/28/2016 3:02:36 PM
The regional recession, however, masks the fact that most countries ... debt by 10 percent of GDP in 2015, and Grenada successfully completed a debt restructuring operation, which would lower its debt by 13 percent of GDP by 2017. “Despite this progress ...
Managing debt in our overleveraged world
Japan Times - 5/2/2016 9:42:53 AM
And yet today, more than ever, debt is fueling concern about ... The return to public investment is affected by the presence or absence of complementary reforms, which vary from country to country. And there is some potential for abuse, with expenditures ...
TD Securities: Going up in the world of state debt
Financial News - 5/4/2016 11:02:15 PM
Some of the world’s biggest and busiest borrowers are ... The Nordic Investment Bank, which lends to public and private sector clients in the Nordic and Baltic countries, raised the equivalent of €4.3 billion in 2015. TD sold about €800 million ...
Greece rules out "what if" austerity measures sought by IMF
Public Opinion - 5/4/2016 6:55:53 AM
Disagreements between Greece, the IMF, and eurozone lenders have for months held up approval of the country's next batch of bailout loans. The IMF and lead bailout lender Germany are at odds over the extent of debt relief ... of the world's seven leading ...
The Economics Of Resolving The Global Debt Crisis
Seeking Alpha - 4/29/2016 4:55:57 PM
Global debt continues to climb at an alarming ... However, it is my impression that the general public are fully aware that policy has failed (for whatever reason), and that world "leaders" don't know what to do, with one or two exceptions.
Mongolia: World Bank Suggests Spending controls to Contain Rising Deficit
The World Bank - 5/3/2016 3:46:47 PM
The country’s budget deficit is widening rapidly ... due to falling exports and large public debt repayments due the coming year,” said World Bank Senior Economist Taehyun Lee, who is also lead author of the study. The expected second phase investment ...
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 ...
World Bank halts disbursements in Mozambique over hidden debt
Global Post - 4/28/2016 2:38:08 AM
After the International Monetary Fund suspended aid to Mozambique earlier this month after discovering the hidden debt problem, the World Bank confirmed Wednesday it was putting new allocations of budget support on hold while they review the country's ...
Assessing AMCON’s debt management roles in boosting nation’s economy
NATIONAL MIRROR - 5/3/2016 12:52:00 AM
With many countries operating debt-dependent economies, the implications of this for the global economic order indicate clearly that growth projections, as the World Bank and the ... The CBN hereby assures the banking public that the Nigerian banking ...
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.
Is Mozambique The Greece Of Africa? A Fishy Tale Of $1B Hidden Debt
AFKinside - 4/27/2016 5:38:17 AM
Mozambique’s finance minister on Saturday came clean and admitted that the country ... Lagarde and World Bank officials. It was after this visit that the IMF announced on Saturday that it was evaluating the impact of the undisclosed debt secretly held ...
Labourers, unite the world: new mantra by PM on Labour Day
Webindia 123 - 5/1/2016 12:21:34 PM
Greeting the workers and labourers on the May Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today came up with a new mantra of 'labourers, unite the world ... a debt on me and I can assure you that I will return your debt along with interest by developing the country ...