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, 2019See also: Public debt map
World Bank supports extension of Ghana’s debt repayment by six months
Ghanaweb.com - 10/20/2020 6:35:00 AM
The World Bank is supporting the extension of the Debt Service Suspension Initiative (DSSI) for Ghana and other countries by six months.
External Debt of Poorer Countries Stands at Biggest of All Time
Madhyamam - 10/16/2020 7:47:00 PM
Based on Word Bank estimate, the total external debt of poorer counties has reached a record of 744 billion dollars in 2019 with an increase in 9.5 per cent. Even before COVID-19 pandemic
Global public debt to near 100% of GDP in 2020 amid pandemic
Kyodo News on MSN.com - 10/14/2020 12:00:55 PM
Global public debt is projected to rise to an all-time high of close to 100 percent of the world's gross domestic product in 2020, as countries have taken aggressive fiscal actions totaling $12 trillion amid the coronavirus pandemic,
Debt of poorest countries climb to record 744 bln USD before pandemic: World Bank
Global Times - 10/13/2020 2:56:00 AM
World Bank headquarters in Washington D.C., capital of the United States. (Xinhua/Wang Yiou) The total external debt of the world's poorest countries climbed 9.5 percent to a record 744 billion US dollars in 2019,
Debt Burden of Least Developed Countries continues to climb to a record $744 billion in 2019
World Bank - 10/12/2020 3:13:00 PM
In response to an urgent need for greater debt transparency, the latest edition of the International Debt Statistics (IDS) report provides more detailed and more disaggregated data on external debt th
India’s Public Debt, Stable Since 1991, To Jump to 90% Due to COVID-19 Pandemic: IMF
India.com - 10/14/2020 12:48:00 PM
Broadly speaking the pattern of public debt in India is close to the norm around the world, he said. Also Read - Sabarimala ... the IMF official said that comparisons among countries are inherently complex, particularly in this highly uncertain and ...
As World Bank pushes others on debt relief, it doesn't participate
Devex - 10/19/2020 10:48:00 AM
The World Bank has been an advocate for more debt relief, but it maintains that it should be exempt from such efforts, and remain focused on providing much-needed aid. Not everyone agrees.
G-20 suspends poor nations' debt payments for 6 more months
ABC - 10/14/2020 4:41:00 PM
The Group of 20 nations, representing the world’s biggest economies, say they have agreed to extend the suspension of debt payments by an additional six months to support the most vulnerable countri
G20 agrees to additional 6-month debt suspension for poor nations
Al Jazeera English - 10/20/2020 1:57:00 AM
The move could help poor countries as they battle the coronavirus pandemic and deal with its economic fallout.
RPT-ANALYSIS-Who has more in the tank? Currency markets sharpen focus on debt and deficits
Reuters - 10/16/2020 11:00:00 AM
Investors say countries with more ammunition will outperform * Aussie, Scandinavian currencies and euro seen as winners * Sterling, Canadian dollar and EM currencies fare badly LONDON, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Bond markets have taken in their stride the trillions of dollars in pandemic spending by governments,