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
New IMF report: Ghana's public debt will hit 72% of GDP by end of year
Modern Ghana - 10/8/2015 12:05:11 AM
The IMF’s fiscal monitor report, which assess the financial position of over 100 countries around the world, is forecasting that Ghana’s public debt will increase further in the coming months to cross the dreaded 70 percent mark by end of year.
Vietnam’s public debt per capita surpasses $1,000 mark
Tuoitre News - 10/12/2015 9:04:28 AM
A calculation by the World Bank indicated that the public debt to GDP ratio ... currently sets a cap of 65 percent on the public debt/GDP ratio. The country's public debt is way behind that of such regional countries as Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand.
Time for Rich Countries to Pay Their Ecological Debt
The Diplomat - 10/9/2015 4:46:09 PM
decide to pay their ecological debt to the global South. When it comes to tackling climate change the countries of the world have differentiated responsibilities. I call on rich countries to live up to their duty to cut emissions and provide climate finance.
Newly released figures on public debt are ‘more reliable’, economists say
Vietnamnet - 10/12/2015 10:08:53 AM
He noted that the latest figure was closer to experts’ calculations and the figure of the World Bank’s (WB ... out that Vietnam’s ratio of public debt on GDP is higher than the average ratio in other regional countries. “Vietnam’s low ...
Debt spat thorny issue for Argentine presidential candidates
Newsbug Information - 10/12/2015 5:08:15 AM
The country could also simply reissue the debt with new bonds at higher rates ... director of the South American research firm Center for Public Opinion Studies. The dispute goes back to Argentina's $100 billion default on its debts in late 2001.
UN Agency: Sustainable Development Requires Altering The World’s Financial System
The Huffington Post - 10/7/2015 11:58:01 PM
There's a long, long, long way to go, but there are reasons to be optimistic that the world may one day have a financial ... the company that designates credit ratings to countries based on their debt, has published research arguing that global warming ...
New International Monetary Fund report: Ghana's public debt will hit 72% of GDP
THE PREFACE - 10/8/2015 12:15:20 PM
World Economic Outlook (WEO) has predicted lower global growth compared to previous year and has already caused a few national news outlets to start warning of another global recession. The strength of the recovery differs from country-to-country ...
Reducing global poverty the World Bank way
The Tribune India - 10/11/2015 7:14:06 PM
Second, how do we ensure that the poverty standard is “comparable” across countries at any point of time ... conditionalities, debt and strife. The World Bank way of reducing poverty assures us that there really is nothing very much to worry about ...
Greece vs. the UK: Unemployment, Crumbling Healthcare, Pensions… Does Britain Need a Truth Committee on Debt?
Global Research - 10/5/2015 11:53:14 PM
And, because information is power, resistance to austerity has also materialised in the shape of a ‘Truth Committee on Public Debt ... of German debt, to enable the country to rebuild after the destruction of the Second World War.
South Africa: Can World's Worst Case of Inequality Be Fixed With Pikettian Posturing?
AllAfrica - 10/12/2015 1:22:10 PM
Despite happy noises made by the World Bank, status quo economists and ... South Africa ranks a pathetic fifth from the bottom of 40 major countries in this category (as a share of GDP), and the last public debt and deficit analysis I've seen from Barclays ...
World Bank: Mongolia will see slower growth and lower public revenues this year
Ubpost Banner - 10/6/2015 2:05:04 PM
Meanwhile, the East Asia Pacific Economic Update, released by World Bank on October 5 ... including relatively low public debt levels, regulations restricting savings outside of the banking system, and the state’s dominant role in the financial system.
How Such a Rich Country Managed to Have So Many Poor People and What We Can Do About It
Alter Net - 10/12/2015 7:31:25 AM
The United States is among the richest countries ... In the world working people inhabit, our infrastructure is collapsing, our schools are laying off teachers, our drinking water is barely potable, our cities are facing bankruptcy, and our public and ...
Economy to pick up from 2018: World Bank
Kuensel Online - 10/9/2015 6:26:22 PM
Report: The drivers of the country’s economic growth ... Maldives and Bhutan remain the odd “debt twins” among the south Asian nations, as per the report with highest debt to GDP ratio. In Bhutan, public debt is the result of adequately financed ...
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 ...
Debt ceiling fail by Congress could get really ugly
Yahoo Finance - 10/9/2015 3:48:53 PM
Unlike virtually every other country in the developed worked—that cap has to ... based on language in the 14th Amendment ("The validity of the public debt of the United States.. shall not be questioned.") But the White House immediately slapped down ...