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, 2020See also: Public debt map
Laos' financial debt to China grows as $6 billion high-speed rail line between the countries is unveiled
YAHOO!News - 12/6/2021 7:43:00 PM
China is now connected with Laos via a recently completed high-speed rail line, which reportedly cost $6 billion. Chinese-led initiative: On Friday, a virtual ceremony attended by Chinese President Xi Jinping and Laotian President Thongloun Sisoulith marked the opening of the rail line,
'Your World' on inflation, debt limit showdown
Fox News - 11/30/2021 8:38:00 PM
I am extremely concerned that, until we see these port blockages go away, until we start to see manufacturing overseas ramp up, pumping inventory back into our supply chains domestically here, I think,
Could China’s Massive Public Debt Torpedo the Global Economy?
War on the Rocks - 12/2/2021 8:45:00 AM
China might be the creditor to the world, but it is also riddled with debt. Between public and corporate debt, China is one of the most indebted large
Transcript of IMF Managing Director Press Briefing on the 2021 Euro Area Concluding Statement on Common Policies for Member Countries
International Monetary Fund - 12/6/2021 10:17:00 PM
Our apologies for the timing of this press conference moving. There was a good reason - we had a very engaged discussion with the Eurogroup as I presented our assessment of the economic outlook for the euro area,
How Much Debt Should Goernment Issue Public Finance?
ICTSD - 11/23/2021 4:27:00 PM
How Much Debt Is Held By The Public? There is a public debt of over $22 trillion. The majority of the public debt is owned by foreign governments, while the rest is owned by the U.S. The Federal Reserve,
Emerging Markets Will Need Help When a Debt Crisis Comes
Barron's - 12/3/2021 1:30:00 PM
The IMF's critics are too quick to write it off, writes former Desmond Lachman of the American Enterprise Institute.
Republicans Will Never Help Democrats Avoid a Debt Ceiling Crisis
New Republic - 12/6/2021 11:02:00 AM
For his second post in 2011, Bernstein took on a topic that was roiling Washington at the time: the refusal of Republicans in Congress to increase the debt ceiling. From his new perch outside the government,
Laos China railway to launch as debt to Beijing mounts
canada.constructconnect - 12/6/2021 11:10:00 AM
BEIJING — Laos, a nation of seven million people wedged between China, Vietnam and Thailand, is opening a $5.9 billion Chinese-built railway that links China's poor southwest to foreign markets but piles on potentially risky debt.
When was the last time we paid down the national debt?
Marketplace - 12/2/2021 12:00:00 AM
If Congress fails to strike a deal, the U.S. would default for the first time ever. At the end of October, the national debt stood at around $28.9 trillion. The amount held by the public, which includes foreign governments,