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
Reaffirm Our National Community By Forgiving Student Debt
The Huffington Post - 3/22/2017 3:50:16 PM
At the time, we proposed debt forgiveness ... immediately after the Second World War, our nation seemed to find a better balance between individual and community values. During that time, it is important to remember that public colleges were practically ...
A diet of debt: Should spiralling levels of leverage worry investors?
CITY A.M. - 3/21/2017 7:23:13 AM
Unlike the developed world, public debt remains low in emerging economies ... and used their grip on the country’s banking system to direct money to state-owned enterprises, which could build infrastructure projects to compensate for a global slump ...
OECD warns China on rising corporate debt
dw.com - 3/20/2017 11:59:24 PM
The latest OECD survey of economic developments in China has addressed the rising level of corporate debt in the world's second ... of more than 20,000 people in 16 Asian countries has found corruption among public officials continues to be rife.
The Eurozone is Still Vulnerable
PROJECT SYNDICATE - 3/23/2017 4:21:53 AM
introducing a debt-restructuring program now would scare investors away from those countries, thereby doing more harm than good. In the short term, policymakers should explore other avenues for solving the public-debt overhang. The PSPP, as it is currently ...
Countries With The Biggest Public Debt
worldatlas.com - 2/8/2017 11:56:44 PM
The top countries who have who are most indebted (public debt ... these examples of major world economic leaders prove that having a high ratio does not necessarily harm an economy. In fact, debt can foster development by stimulating the economy if ...
The 20 countries with the greatest public debt
World Economic Forum - 3/16/2017 11:56:59 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 ...
Holness says public bodies will have to justify expenditure
m.jamaicaobserver.com - 3/23/2017 7:20:50 AM
“In an ideal world ... of this approach is: Public bodies are not, by definition, fully included in the macro-fiscal plans, and thus can present unexpected demands on the budget. “In fact, much of Jamaica’s debt arose as a result of several public ...
Should Countries Reduce Their Debt by Monetizing Their Parks?
Slate - 6/17/2015 4:52:30 PM
With so many nations unable to balance their budgets and government spending through the roof, it's no surprise that the world has amassed ... "Given that in most countries public wealth is larger than public debt, just managing it better could help ...
Countries Overloaded With Debt
CNBC - 10/28/2009 10:40:00 AM
"External debt is more worrisome and important than public ... CNBC.com, it stirred angst from Ireland over the numbers, as the country was a significant outlier in the final data. A further breakdown of the country's external debt data, provided by the ...
Italy’s Struggling Economy Has World’s Healthiest People
Bloomberg - 3/20/2017 12:00:35 AM
While Italy is among the most developed countries, growth has stagnated for decades, almost 40 percent of its youngsters are out of jobs and it’s saddled with one of the world’s highest debt loads relative ... of the Center for Public Health Nutrition ...
The World's 5 Most Debt-Ridden Countries
The Motley Fool - 5/18/2013 9:13:45 AM
With more public-sector job cuts on the table, unemployment at 18%, and GDP expected to fall 2% this year, this country's far from ... top-50 economy in the world. While nations such as Spain and Cyprus have dominated the debt talk in Europe, Italy has ...
Inflation and Public Debt Reversals in the G7 Countries
International Monetary Fund - 6/11/2014 12:20:50 AM
Working Papers describe research in progress by the author(s) and are published to elicit comments and to further debate Summary: This paper investigates the impact of low or high inflation on the public debt-to-GDP ratio in the G-7 countries. Our ...
Raising the Debt Ceiling Avoids the Spending Addiction
fourwinds10.net - 3/22/2017 6:27:45 PM
Contrary to all the public scare tactics that the financial world will stop turning ... The Capitol Dome is the most distinctive landmark in this country. The weight of the burden from all government debt is undeniable. Even a mainstream newspaper like ...
Public finances: A world of debt
Financial Times - 1/6/2015 11:25:04 PM
Some economists fear the next noxious examples of this phenomenon could crop up in the developing world ... core” — countries such as France, Belgium and even the Netherlands — also confront challenging debt burdens. “Public debt sustainability ...
Public debt by country 2016
www.statista.com - 3/20/2017 6:37:16 PM
The countries with the highest public debt are unsurprising, and although the United States' debt is much vaster; no nation in the world has a higher public debt in relation to GDP than Japan. The nation’s soaring debt is at around a quadrillion yen ...