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
How To Solve The Greek Public Debt Problem
Greek Reporter Greece - 7/16/2014 5:18:45 PM
Sovereign debt was reduced through the haircut of private bondholders, but remains large. Structural reforms were implemented in the labor market, and we wait for reforms in other sectors. Greece was successful in re-entering the world money markets after ...
The World's 5 Most Debt-Ridden Countries
The Motley Fool - 5/18/2013 6:10:38 PM
No economic conversation has captured the public's eye ... largest 50 economies worldwide, here are the five most debt-burdened nations, according to IMF estimates for 2013. Investors beware: These lagging leaders may not be the countries you expected.
Surprise! Puerto Rico’s Public Debt Is Far Larger Than Stated
panampost.com - 7/14/2014 11:54:50 PM
We must follow the pattern of other countries, where the crisis has been ... that the document reveals the island’s gigantic public debt. In that regard, he says that Puerto Rico is the “world champion” and outruns even the levels of Argentina ...
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 ...
Portugal debt rating upgraded
Iafrica - 7/28/2014 7:31:52 AM
Moody's cited the Portuguese government's "comfortable liquidity position, with regained access to the public debt markets and sizeable cash buffers" as a factor in making the upgrade. The rating firm said it expected that the country's fiscal ...
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 15 Countries That Are Buried Under The Most Debt
The Business Insider - 4/4/2011 6:49:17 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 ...
“Development Banks” Are Ruining the Philippines: Billions of Dollars Deeper in Debt with the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank
Global Research - 7/14/2014 11:54:50 PM
“Debt payments have drained the public purse resulting ... financing the destruction of the country’s natural resources, thus contributing to the Philippines’s vulnerability to the effects of climate change. The World Bank lobbied for the passage ...
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?“
A developing world of debt
theguardian.com - 5/16/2012 10:16:46 AM
The JDC says debt is "still a huge issue" for developing countries ... rise again in some of the world's poorest countries. The AEO report cautioned: "The risk remains, especially for the most fragile states." Ethiopia's public sector debt is almost ...
CBO: In 25 Years, Federal Debt Held by the Public Will Exceed 100% of GDP
CNS News - 7/15/2014 11:53:39 PM
“The total amount of federal debt held by the public is now equivalent to about 74 percent of the economy’s annual output,” which is a “higher percentage than at any point in U.S. history, except a brief period around World War II,” the study sai
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 ...
New Funding to Help Poor Countries Manage Debt
The World Bank - 4/3/2014 2:35:46 PM
Through the DC-based program, she has traveled with World Bank debt experts to Madagascar, and she said learning about other countries’ experiences has been illuminating. In addition to improving the public officials’ technical skills, the training and ...
Eurozone debt rises sharply: Eurostat
Business Recorder - 7/22/2014 1:01:06 PM
BRUSSELS: Eurozean public debt -- the ... have been breached and total debt increased sharply during the crisis as governments borrowed even more to bolster their economies. The result is that total debt in the 18 eurozone countries rose to 93.9 percent ...