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
Ebola-hit countries still servicing debt
Financial Times - 12/21/2014 7:09:02 AM
Jubilee Debt Campaign said the repayments could have been used to increase public health spending to ... according to the World Bank, although the final cost could rise if the affected countries seek further aid to rebuild their economies.
Rising Public Debt Is A Threat To Casinos
Market Realist - 12/19/2014 11:07:38 AM
The US has the largest debt burden in the world. The US debt-to-GDP ratio ... The increase in US public debt, beyond a certain point, threatens the nation’s economic growth. The country would have to increase taxes and cut spending to service the ...
Public Finance Review in Croatia: Returning to a Path of Prosperity
The World Bank - 12/16/2014 2:10:09 PM
Despite this success, the country continues to struggle with fiscal management and debt – counting its sixth year of recession. The new Public Finance Review: Restructuring Spending for Stability and Growth Report from the World Bank analyzes the country ...
Buoying up the economy with public sector investments would be a game changer
The Times of India Blogs - 12/20/2014 9:54:52 AM
Though this goes against the current wisdom that focuses on reducing deficits and public debt it is more in consonance with the thinking of multilateral agencies like the World Bank and the ... developing and developed countries. For one such investments ...
The Economies of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone Have Been Wrecked by Ebola
Voice News - 12/18/2014 12:34:43 PM
"The debt relief will free up resources to enable these countries to cope with the epidemic ... while spending is up by $43 million, according to World Bank figures. Even if Ebola never returns to West Africa, public health systems will be in dire need ...
The Average Cost of U.S. Tuition Is $29,408 Per Year. In These 9 Countries, It's Free
Mic - 12/20/2014 8:03:19 PM
The average cost of attending in-state public college ... college in 9 other countries: priceless — literally. While U.S. college students face tuition rates that far outpace inflation rates and more than $1.2 trillion in student debt, students in ...
Countries Overloaded With Debt
CNBC - 10/28/2009 10:40:00 AM
"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
While the United States total public debt is indeed the largest in the world, a broader context shows ... points away from inclusion in the top 10 countries with the worst debt-to-GDP ratios, listed below: Country Debt as Percent of GDP (2010 est.)
What an $18 Trillion Debt Hole Looks Like
iwf.org - 12/14/2014 11:59:30 PM
of more than 200 countries listed by the World Bank, including the European Union and China. Watchdog.org’s Jason Hart helps bring some additional perspective: When President Obama took office Jan. 20, 2009, debt held by the public plus intragovernmental ...
UNC Ranked Best Value Education in Country
Chapelboro - 12/18/2014 6:54:06 PM
Carolina offers the best value of any public school in the country, according to Kiplinger’s Personal ... very competitive – [and] undergraduate debt, [which] is lower than average.” Block mentions that UNC is the top ranking public university ...
The 15 Countries That Are Buried Under The Most Debt
The Business Insider - 4/4/2011 2:53:03 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 ...
EU: Greek defiance on debt would be 'suicidal'
Public Opinion - 12/15/2014 9:32:10 AM
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A refusal by Greece to repay bailout debts would be "suicidal" for the country, the European Union's top finance ... "The idea of contemplating the possibility not to reimburse a huge debt is suicidal — it's not possible, you ...
In 2014, countries are still paying off debt from World War One
Quartz - 10/31/2014 11:54:25 PM
Countries in Europe began marking the ... One—with debt just 2.7% of the economy in 1916. The surge in debt associated with World War One was financed largely by selling bonds to the US public and, in the aftermath, the US hit a new record high debt ...
U.S. Proposes Major Debt Relief for Ebola-Hit Countries
Inter Press Service - 11/12/2014 11:54:30 PM
The money would be re-invested in health and other public programming ... Called the Post-Catastrophe Debt Relief (PCDR) Trust, it is aimed specifically at responding to major natural disasters in the world’s poorest countries. Originally, the PCDR ...
The Long Story of U.S. Debt, From 1790 to 2011, in 1 Little Chart
The Atlantic - 11/13/2012 10:55:38 PM
The public debt surged from about $65 million in 1860 to $2.76 ... US congress effectively ceded a large part of its authority over how much the country borrows. Before World War I, the Congress voted to approve the individual debt sales that were used ...