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 best economies in the world
USA Today - 9/14/2014 7:32:12 AM
With only a few exceptions, the world's least competitive countries have relatively low debt levels ... Germany's competitiveness score was hurt most by its high level of public debt.
Lagos, debt and development
The Nation - 9/13/2014 4:34:26 AM
Of course, the country’s external debt stock has been steadily mounting again ... 18% before the Lagos EKO project was implemented. Again, the World Bank has supported Lagos State’s public sector reforms including fiscal sustainability, budget planning ...
The most educated countries in the world
Yahoo Finance - 9/11/2014 2:23:47 PM
24/7 Wall St. reviewed the 10 countries ... in the world. ALSO READ: Best Economies in the World According to Andreas Schleicher, director for education skills at the OECD, education in the U.S. has become much more expensive, and student debt burdens ...
Countries Overloaded With Debt
CNBC - 10/27/2009 11:55:45 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 ...
UB climbs in U.S. News & World Report rankings
Buffalo News - 9/9/2014 2:30:20 AM
The University at Buffalo’s standing among national universities nudged upward in the latest rankings by U.S. News & World Report ... the average debt for UB graduates was $17,455 – the lowest of any public national university in the country and ...
UB breaks into the ‘top 50’ among the best public universities in the nation
University at Buffalo - 9/9/2014 12:17:18 PM
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Top-notch academics and the lowest possible debt: That’s the win-win value ... UB for the first time cracked the top 50 among the best public “national universities” in the country – ranking No. 48, up three spots from last ...
The 15 Countries That Are Buried Under The Most Debt
The Business Insider - 4/4/2011 2:53:03 PM
Debt outlook: 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 ...
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 ...
The Debt of Developing Countries: The Devastating Impacts of IMF-World Bank “Economic Medicine”
Global Research - 10/11/2013 5:26:20 PM
According to World Bank data, in 2010 alone, developing countries paid out $184 billion on debt service, about three times the annual resources required for the fulfillment of the MDGs. Even more troublesome, between 1985 and 2010 net public debt flows to ...
IMF-World Bank Publish Revised Guidelines for Public Debt Management
International Monetary Fund - 4/25/2014 6:05:54 PM
International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank staffs have prepared and issued to the Executive Boards of both institutions the Revised Guidelines for Public Debt Management for information ... and reduce member countries’ external vulnerabilities.
The Long Story of U.S. Debt, From 1790 to 2011, in 1 Little Chart
The Atlantic - 11/13/2012 9:58:23 PM
The federal government was nearly debt-free before the war. The public debt surged from about $65 million in 1860 to $2.76 billion in 1866. (The Lincoln administration also signed into law the first income tax in the ... 70%; the debt-to-GDP ratio went ...
The truth behind our ‘dangerous’ public debt levels
THE CONVERSATION - 4/9/2013 11:57:32 PM
GDP represents the size of a country’s income ... The federal government has one of the lowest debt burdens in the world. Similar trends to the federal government public debt to GDP ratio is found in aggregate state and local government debt.
This surprising chart shows which countries own the most U.S. debt
Washington Post - 10/9/2013 11:55:15 PM
It's no secret that China is the world's largest foreign holder of U.S. debt ... This chart, of foreign debt-holders by country, really drives home why China is so preoccupied with our internal squabbles. They've got $1.28 trillion riding on the ...
Sovereign Debt and Deficit by Country
Forbes - 2/10/2012 5:01:08 AM
Here I present some simple analysis of sovereign debt and deficit by country using ... statistics for each country: Tax Burden as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Government Expenditure as a percentage of GDP. Public debt as a percentage ...
New Funding to Help Poor Countries Manage Debt
The World Bank - 4/3/2014 2:35:46 PM
Through the DC-based program, she has traveled with World Bank debt experts to Madagascar, and she said learning about other countries’ experiences has been illuminating. In addition to improving the public officials’ technical skills, the training and ...