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
The World's 5 Most Debt-Ridden Countries
The Motley Fool - 5/18/2013 6:10:38 PM
Among the largest 50 economies worldwide, here are the five ... but while that could help the country's lagging businesses, it won't help bring down its skyrocketing debt. With more public-sector job cuts on the table, unemployment at 18%, and GDP expected ...
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 ...
Countries Overloaded With Debt
CNBC - 10/28/2009 3:40:39 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 ...
Africa: World Bank Warns African Countries On High Debt Profile
AllAfrica - 8/26/2013 12:44:27 PM
The World Bank wants developing countries to adopt effective Debt Management Performance ... "Therefore, prudent government debt management is essential to sound practices for public borrowing and debt- management, which are important to support economic ...
Mozambique: Mozambican Public Debt Is Sustainable, Says Finance Minister
AllAfrica - 3/6/2014 1:57:23 PM
The main bilateral creditors are Japan, China, India, France, Portugal, Brazil and Germany. The foreign debt consists mostly of long term soft loans, with periods of maturity ranging from 20 to 50 years, grace periods of five to 10 years, and interest ...
World Bank Public Sector Debt Statistics
The World Bank Group - 9/24/2012 5:14:05 PM
jointly developed by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, brings together detailed quarterly public sector debt data of selected countries, initially mainly developing /emerging market economies. The main purpose of the PSD database is to ...
IMF Executive Board Reviews the Joint IMF-World Bank Debt Sustainability Framework for Low-Income Countries
International Monetary Fund - 2/23/2012 10:53:46 PM
Public Information Notices (PINs ... reviewed the joint IMF-World Bank debt sustainability framework (DSF) for low-income countries (LICs). The DSF was introduced in 2005 with the objectives of guiding LICs’ borrowing decisions and creditors’ lending ...
World Bank to Strengthen Debt Sustainability Framework for Low-Income Countries
The World Bank Group - 2/23/2012 9:56:30 PM
... Sustainability Framework (DSF), a joint World Bank-IMF tool used to conduct public and external debt sustainability analysis. These proposals come amid a changing landscape in many low-income countries, as the range of available financing options has ...
The 10 Countries Deepest In Debt: 24/7 Wall St.
The Huffington Post - 2/15/2012 5:33:59 PM
Greece, which has among the worst debt in the world, faces default as early as March if it does not get the bailout. In addition to Greece, several European Union member countries now face overwhelming government debt. On Monday, Moody’s ...
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 ...
The Economist - 6/23/2010 11:58:38 PM
The interactive graphic above shows the overall debt levels for a wide range of countries, based on data supplied by the McKinsey Global Institute. In theory there is no maximum level for debt relative to GDP, but Ireland and Iceland (not on this map ...
Emerging World Poses More Danger Than in 1990s: Cutting Research
Bloomberg - 3/6/2014 10:54:16 PM
Developed economies are less resilient to an emerging-market shock than they were in the 1990s, when crises from Thailand to Russia rattled investors without triggering a global recession. That’s according to an 81-page study released March 5 ...
Global Debt: A country-by-country look at spending for growth vs. deficit cutting
The Christian Science Monitor - 3/8/2010 11:56:41 PM
So far the looming sovereign-debt crisis — i.e., the series of fiscal crises around the world leading to calls for restructuring of public debt and to the ... most likely to default, that is, countries with the highest sovereign-credit risk.
Public debt, GDP growth, and austerity: why Reinhart and Rogoff are wrong
blog.oup.com - 1/3/2014 3:25:14 PM
Consider a situation in which a country is approaching the threshold of a 90% public debt/GDP ratio. It is simply not accurate ... Are we considering the US demobilization after World War II or New Zealand experiencing a severe one-year recession?