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
Italy's Future Hampered By Debt
Seeking Alpha - 6/22/2016 7:19:30 PM
Italy ranks 65th out of 189 countries for ease of doing business in recent World Bank studies ... an orderly restructuring of its debt to avert a default in coming years. Almost everyone agrees that Italy's public debt is unsustainable and needs an ...
Halfway Around The World, Brexit Hits Japan's Already Soft Economy
North Country Public Radio - 6/28/2016 8:35:17 AM
In Japan, the world's third largest economy ... the Japanese economy after years of stagnation. But the country faces stubborn headwinds: an aging and shrinking population, and climbing public debt. "Three and half years on, the metrics are pretty dismal ...
ETHICS : Silence over public debt is fatal
The Citizen - 6/26/2016 1:24:00 PM
We may be happy for the generous donations such as the Sh440 billion from the World Bank ... We are also told that the public debt outlook also remains favourable. We are told that our country needs to continue implementing a prudent fiscal policy ...
The 20 countries with the greatest public debt
weforum.org - 6/22/2016 11:58:40 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 ...
The 20 countries with the most public debt
MSN - 5/7/2016 11:55:57 PM
So with the referendum looming, we take a look at the countries around the world that ... 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 ...
IMF calls for audit of Mozambique’s undisclosed debt as growth dips
africanews.com - 6/26/2016 7:40:24 AM
“According to our technical assessment, public debt is now likely to have reached a high risk ... One of the 10 poorest countries in the world, Mozambique has been hit hard by falling commodity prices. The government said tensions with the Renamo ...
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.
Spain’s public debt surpasses 100pc in 20-year high
Business Recorder - 6/15/2016 5:04:38 PM
MADRID: Spain's public debt rose above 100 percent in the first quarter to its ... agreement on a coalition government following inconclusive polls in December. The country in 2014 posted its first full-year of growth since a 2008 property crash which ...
What European Country Could ‘Brexit’ Next?
FORTUNE - 6/23/2016 11:28:51 PM
In Italy, much of public anger focuses on the impact of the euro on the country’s economy. The Eurozone’s third-largest economy, Italy’s debt-to-GDP ratio (currently above 130%, fifth-highest in the world) makes it both too-big-to-fail and too-big-to ...
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 ...
IMF Calls For Action in Mozambique As Debt Grows
Examiner - 6/26/2016 3:22:42 AM
"According to our technical assessment, public debt is now likely to have reached a high risk of distress." IMF has also called for an independent audit of the state’s financial situation. Mozambique is one of the 10 poorest countries in the world ...
Public Debt in Low-Income Countries: Opportunities and Vulnerabilities
International Monetary Fund - 1/14/2016 5:28:36 PM
said a joint IMF-World Bank report on public debt vulnerabilities in low-income countries. While the share of low-income countries at high risk fell by almost half between 2007 and 2013, debt vulnerability has actually increased in the past two years (see ...
The World's 5 Most Debt-Ridden Countries
The Motley Fool - 5/18/2013 6:10:38 PM
Portugal's government recently proposed a new stimulus program, but while that could help the country's lagging businesses, it won't help bring down its skyrocketing debt. With more public-sector ... top-50 economy in the world. While nations such as ...
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 ...
Lithuania has 3rd highest share of public debt held by non-residents in EU
The Baltic Course - 6/22/2016 10:58:25 AM
Non-residents held 71.9% of total government debt in Latvia in 2015, which is the sixth largest share in the EU, according to the Eurostat information. Lithuania’s share was even third, informs LETA. The five countries with higher shares of public debt ...