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 21 Most Miserable Countries In The World
The Business Insider - 9/2/2014 8:36:32 AM
In 2013, public debt was 133% of the GDP ... the country has the second highest murder rate in the world. Source: CIA Factbook, BBC, U.N. Many countries either don't update their data frequently, or do not provide data at all, so they were excluded ...
Back To The Debt Trap?
Leadership - 9/1/2014 12:23:48 AM
Director-general of the Debt Management Office (DMO) Dr Abraham Nwankwo recently announced that the country’s current public debt portfolio ... roads and electricity from sundry sources like the World Bank, Africa Development Bank, Islamic Development ...
Countries Overloaded With Debt
CNBC - 10/28/2009 2:36:13 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 ...
Britain is world's ninth most competitive country
Daily Telegraph - 9/3/2014 3:56:11 AM
The World Economic Forum (WEF) said lower public borrowing, an efficient labour market and the City's status as a financial hub had helped Britain move up to ninth out of the 144 countries analysed ... Britain's £1.4 trillion debt pile continues to ...
Colonization by Bankruptcy: The High-stakes Chess Match for Argentina
OpEdNews - 8/27/2014 5:19:03 PM
The still-evolving plan is to drive destitute nations into an international bankruptcy court whose decisions would have the force of law throughout the world ... country as a defaulted debt payment mechanism. [T]he idea would be to transform our public ...
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 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.
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 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 ...
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 ...
The world's top 25 debt-ridden nations
Rediff India Abroad - 2/16/2011 4:07:17 AM
The global financial tsunami that ripped through the world left many an economy teetering ... is the total amount of private and public foreign debt (capital plus interest) that a country owes to its creditors outside the country. This debt includes ...
The Economist online - 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 ...
World Economic Crisis
Radio Free Europe - 9/1/2014 3:58:33 AM
The mounting public debt crisis in southern Europe is on the top ... where a group of five nations is floundering in deep deficits and debt as result of the world financial downturn. The debt problems besetting the Gulf emirate of Dubai set off fears ...
Not just Argentina: 11 countries near bankruptcy
USA Today - 8/1/2014 5:28:25 PM
According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Greece's debt is projected to hit nearly 175% of GDP by the end of this year, more than that of any other nation in the world except for Japan. However, not all countries with low ratings necessarily have ...
U.S. Long-Term Debt Situation Is One of the World’s Worst
The Heritage Foundation - 7/26/2010 11:55:18 PM
This year, the U.S. public debt ... of the global debt challenge and stress the need for governments to aim higher than short-term deficit reductions. For the U.S., one of the most poorly positioned countries, addressing the long-term debt challenge ...