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
Kenya: Where The Country Lies in World's Most Indebted Countries Index
AllAfrica - 3/22/2017 7:14:52 AM
But how does Kenya's public debt compare with other countries? The World Economic Forum ranks Kenya at number 77 out of 138 countries using the GDP/debt ratio score. Japan is the most indebted country with a score of 248.1 percent, followed by Greece (178 ...
Croatia in talks with World Bank to manage huge highway debts
Reuters - 3/16/2017 10:49:34 AM
ZAGREB Croatia is liaising with the World Bank to manage the huge debts its state ... is worth 5.2 billion euros (£4.55 billion), or 13.5 percent of the country's overall public debt. Some 1.14 billion euros mature this year. A huge portion matures ...
Pakistan's economy strikes the right balance
Gulf News - 3/23/2017 12:07:10 PM
Pakistan’s economy is on track and there has been a steady increase in foreign exchange (FX) reserves of the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), said Ishaq Dar, the country’s Federal ... Pakistan’s gross public debt was 6.1 trillion Pakistani rupees ...
Reaffirm Our National Community By Forgiving Student Debt
The Huffington Post - 3/22/2017 3:50:16 PM
At the time, we proposed debt forgiveness ... immediately after the Second World War, our nation seemed to find a better balance between individual and community values. During that time, it is important to remember that public colleges were practically ...
Italy’s Struggling Economy Has World’s Healthiest People
Bloomberg - 3/20/2017 12:00:35 AM
While Italy is among the most developed countries, growth has stagnated for decades, almost 40 percent of its youngsters are out of jobs and it’s saddled with one of the world’s highest debt loads relative ... of the Center for Public Health Nutrition ...
Phl external debt down to $74.8 B in 2016
Philstar - 3/20/2017 9:47:34 AM
MANILA, Philippines - The country’s external ... Philippine external debt stood at $74.8 billion last year, lower by $2.7 billion from $77.5 billion in 2015. Tetangco traced the decline to net principal repayments by both the public and private sectors ...
OECD warns China on rising corporate debt
dw.com - 3/20/2017 11:59:24 PM
The latest OECD survey of economic developments in China has addressed the rising level of corporate debt in the world's second ... of more than 20,000 people in 16 Asian countries has found corruption among public officials continues to be rife.
A diet of debt: Should spiralling levels of leverage worry investors?
CITY A.M. - 3/21/2017 7:23:13 AM
Unlike the developed world, public debt remains low in emerging economies ... and used their grip on the country’s banking system to direct money to state-owned enterprises, which could build infrastructure projects to compensate for a global slump ...
The $US200 trillion global debt mountain – how big a threat is it really and what are the implications for investors?
foreignaffairs.co.nz - 3/22/2017 4:37:23 AM
Countries with very high gross debt to GDP include Japan ... and rising private debt in the emerging world (EM). The rise in developed world public debt reflects GFC related stimulus programs and the failure to turn budget deficits into budget ...
World Water Day: Lagosians decry environment law, water privatisation
environewsnigeria.com - 3/22/2017 6:06:16 PM
World Water Day, observed on March 22 every year ... evidence abounds showing that countries that have experimented the public private partnership (PPP) model of water privatisation burnt their fingers,” they stated. But the Lagos State Commissioner ...
Countries With The Biggest Public Debt
worldatlas.com - 2/8/2017 11:56:44 PM
The top countries who have who are most indebted (public debt ... these examples of major world economic leaders prove that having a high ratio does not necessarily harm an economy. In fact, debt can foster development by stimulating the economy if ...
The 20 countries with the greatest public debt
World Economic Forum - 3/16/2017 11:56:59 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 ...
Holness says public bodies will have to justify expenditure
m.jamaicaobserver.com - 3/23/2017 5:26:18 AM
“In an ideal world ... of this approach is: Public bodies are not, by definition, fully included in the macro-fiscal plans, and thus can present unexpected demands on the budget. “In fact, much of Jamaica’s debt arose as a result of several public ...
Should Countries Reduce Their Debt by Monetizing Their Parks?
Slate - 6/17/2015 4:52:30 PM
With so many nations unable to balance their budgets and government spending through the roof, it's no surprise that the world has amassed ... "Given that in most countries public wealth is larger than public debt, just managing it better could help ...
Cambodia, Sri Lanka and the China Debt Trap
international.thenewslens.com - 3/20/2017 8:17:29 PM
Cambodia must be aware that China’s influence in the country will grow as the loans increase ... report showed that Cambodia’s external multilateral public debt is now at US$1.6 billion, while its bilateral public debt with China is US$3.9 billion ...